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by Peyote
11 Sep 2013, 12:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists wearing glass helmets...
Replies: 8
Views: 2746

Re: Cyclists wearing glass helmets...

Enough of this, where's the glass helmet? I want one, I bet they look cool, hopefully cheaper than a Catlike Whisper too!
by Peyote
27 May 2009, 8:20am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Helmet Law Study in the New Scientist
Replies: 41
Views: 3207

Re: Helmet Law Study in the New Scientist

For many cycle riding is a casual activity. To do it legally they don't need a licence, a certificate of road-worthyness (MOT) or insurance. For such people the wearing of a helmet would mean a dramatic increase in paraphernalia. Over the past few days, as I've cycled around Coventry, I've been loo...
by Peyote
26 May 2009, 9:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Helmet Law Study in the New Scientist
Replies: 41
Views: 3207

Re: Helmet Law Study in the New Scientist

Thanks PBA. I was thinking of the behaviour of the population as a whole, rather than specifically individuals, but it's all useful! So, I'm guessing that when motorcycle helmets where originally suggested similar arguments to those being aired on this thread would've arisen. What I'm wondering was,...
by Peyote
22 May 2009, 4:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Helmet Law Study in the New Scientist
Replies: 41
Views: 3207

Re: Helmet Law Study in the New Scientist

I understand there are folk on this thread who've done a lot more research into this area than me, so hopefully you'll be able to answer this! The whole "Helmets or mass cycling, I fear you can have one or the other, but not both." thing. I was wondering whether this had happened when the ...
by Peyote
26 Apr 2009, 9:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: hydraulic disc brakes - rubbish
Replies: 16
Views: 1194

Re: hydraulic disc brakes - rubbish

It's not the concept that's the problem, it's the execution! I've used Hayes So1e and they're were really rubbish. Constant readjustments and poor performance. Conversely I've had some Shimano Deore Hydro's on my MTB for 6 years without bleeding them! They've had a few pairs of pads in their time, b...
by Peyote
24 Apr 2009, 2:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 20 mph limits on the way?
Replies: 94
Views: 6214

Re: 20 mph limits on the way?

Actually, since carbon dioxide emissions must be fairly closely tied to fuel efficiency, why doesn't the government just scrap VED and put a 'vehicle excise surcharge' on at the pumps? That way the only evaders would be drivers who hardly ever drove (and hence, we assume, emitted less carbon). You ...
by Peyote
24 Apr 2009, 1:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Do you wear a helmet?
Replies: 240
Views: 12914

Re: Do you wear a helmet?

glueman wrote:Why do people care what other cyclists do?


Because people percieve other cyclists actions have an impact on them.

I don't know if the perception is based in reality or not.

2Tubs - Wise words, good post!
by Peyote
24 Apr 2009, 1:17pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 20 mph limits on the way?
Replies: 94
Views: 6214

Re: 20 mph limits on the way?

What is the percentage of households without a VED disc? But car ownership is largely in the majority, 7/10 households have one (1998) and it's increased since then. estimating from the above, perhaps 40%? of these, most don't have a car to put it on ...and from those that do you can subtract 2.19m...
by Peyote
24 Apr 2009, 9:09am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Do you wear a helmet?
Replies: 240
Views: 12914

Re: Do you wear a helmet?

Yep, you're right, wrong choice of words. My mistake! :oops:

Sorry EdinburghFixed (and you Drossall), no offence meant. Hopefully my point still stands though?
by Peyote
24 Apr 2009, 8:28am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Do you wear a helmet?
Replies: 240
Views: 12914

Re: Do you wear a helmet?

What is so frustrating is that cyclists like yourself, who seem captivated by the Culture of Fear, never appear to look beyond some weird isolated self-perspective. You ignore the simple possibility of risk compensation, you aren't worried by car drivers giving you less care, worst of all you aren'...
by Peyote
22 Apr 2009, 2:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 20 mph limits on the way?
Replies: 94
Views: 6214

Re: 20 mph limits on the way?

If you are into guesstimates then sure. But you generalise that everyone who drives a car is a slob or a coach potato when there's plenty of people who aren't. Alcohol is a bigger problem then cars and much less essential. Shall we ban that? I don't think anyone was generalising, just pointing out ...
by Peyote
22 Apr 2009, 11:58am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 20 mph limits on the way?
Replies: 94
Views: 6214

Re: 20 mph limits on the way?

I guess it depends what factors you take into account, motor vehicles are responsible for a lot of accidents. Accidents require emergency services to clear up after them so if you factor in Ambulance, Police and Fire Service costs, then any NHS costs for patching people up, it starts to add up. Then...
by Peyote
21 Apr 2009, 9:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 20 mph limits on the way?
Replies: 94
Views: 6214

Re: 20 mph limits on the way?

only one in 40 people who are hit by a vehicle at 20mph dies, compared with one in five at 30mph [and four in five at 40mph] Sums it up nicely for me! It's true that it doesn't address the question of mobiles / other ways of being distracted. But I'm considerably happier with a 1:40 chance, than a ...
by Peyote
8 Apr 2009, 3:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gender
Replies: 22
Views: 981

Re: Gender

Wikipedia (as usual): Motherland Fatherland I've never heard of a country referred to as 'he' though. I suppose it would have to be a one-man nation. Vatican City maybe? I knew I should've gone to Wiwkipedia first. Cheers Patrick! Don't think I've heard of a country as a 'he' before either, not eve...
by Peyote
8 Apr 2009, 2:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gender
Replies: 22
Views: 981

Re: Gender

Countries are often referred to as 'she' as well I've heard of countries being described as both 'Motherland' and 'Fatherland'. Anyone know why/what the difference is? Back to the OP, I'm one of those who doesn't refere to my bikes as he or she. They're simply all descriptive, as in my 'Tourer', 'H...