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by atoz
24 Jun 2019, 5:20pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why isn't there a cycles on trains campaigns from Cycling UK?
Replies: 223
Views: 8571

Re: Why isn't there a cycles on trains campaigns from Cycling UK?

More reasons for a Cycling UK campaign: I needed to get a train back from York (visiting the Rally) yesterday. Involved a change of trains in Leeds. The contrast in trains was remarkable. The train from York was First Transpennine- a class 185 with of course no real bike space (which you have to res...
by atoz
18 Jun 2019, 5:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 119
Views: 3061

Re: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian

We've been here before..if in doubt blame the cyclist..and judging from last year, don't ride fixed..yes we all know last year the cyclist was found guilty, but it's precedent that counts.

Is this the reason there are less fixies on the road?
by atoz
13 Jun 2019, 7:00pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmet discussions in York
Replies: 44
Views: 1687

Re: Helmet discussions in York

I watched the youtube recording also. It revealed nothing new. It would not alter the decision of just about all members of my local cycling group to wear helmets. One contributor to the discussions mentioned the complex and contradictory research data. Exactly the reason I don't wear a helmet- the ...
by atoz
30 May 2019, 11:53am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Go Outdoors promo for helmets
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Go Outdoors promo for helmets

Hi all The following blurb I've seen in Go Outdoors shop as part of a promo board but is also on the website: https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/expert-advice/cycling-helmets Nothing new in that you might say- but what drew my attention was this bit of text The extra security also gives you the peace of m...
by atoz
28 May 2019, 10:43am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Council's cycling champion disappointed by irresponsible cyclists
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Council's cycling champion disappointed by irresponsible cyclists

Hi all Just spotted this gem: https://road.cc/content/news/261283-new-cycleway-opens-yorkshire-councils-cycling-championdisappointed-irresponsible Comments on this site from cyclists are to the effect that this isn't exactly a stellar example of cycle way design Apparently the councillor concerned w...
by atoz
20 May 2019, 12:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sad News Grumpy Cat is dead
Replies: 11
Views: 339

Re: Sad News Grumpy Cat is dead

Apparently Grumpy Cat (or rather her legal team) had secured serious damages for copyright infringement last year see https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42808521 A pity she didn't live long enough to enjoy all that extra cat food..
by atoz
20 May 2019, 12:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Will You Vote in the EU elections ( if you can) ?
Replies: 62
Views: 1612

Re: Will You Vote in the EU elections ( if you can) ?

I always vote in elections, no matter how dispiriting it sometimes can be, since people in the past fought, and in some cases, gave their lives for the right to vote. The media seems intent on agreeing with Farage and his motley crew that it's just about Brexit- in the words of panto, oh no it isn't...
by atoz
19 May 2019, 12:13am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!
Replies: 124
Views: 3621

Re: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!

I get the impression that for many people helmets are considered "normal". Certainly the local member group has noone left not wearing them. Personally I prefer to make decisions about my safety on the bike on the basis of evidence, not on so-called "common sense" - given that th...
by atoz
18 May 2019, 6:22pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle for Health?
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Cycle for Health?

Hi all Noticed a video on youtube from Cycling UK entitled "Cycling- a prescription for good health" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1vfzsCTy3o Nothing wrong with that. What is noticeable is that all the participants are wearing helmets, even when they are not on public roads. In addition...
by atoz
6 May 2019, 5:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A phone with accurate GPS recording abilities
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: A phone with accurate GPS recording abilities

My antique Galaxy SIII mini manages reasonably accuracy on GPS using Osmand for tracking. Unfortunately it is long overdue for replacement due to the antiquity of the operating system (Jelly Bean). Probably primary age kids have much better phones- lol
by atoz
6 May 2019, 5:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** Local Election Results **
Replies: 91
Views: 1838

Re: ** Local Election Results **

Dreadful result for Labour in Derby, 5 seats lost, 2 of them to UKIP including my ward. Not sure how this effects the council, the Tories are now the biggest party, but still with no majority, they were already in power with the support of the Lib Dems and UKIP - that alone tells me all I need to k...
by atoz
6 May 2019, 5:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mamil bikes
Replies: 34
Views: 1246

Re: Mamil bikes

Judging from a fair few people doing the Tour de Yorkshire sportive, the trick is for the bike to be black- to go with the clothing, perhaps. .but actually I' not complaining, as they were busy blowing their hard earned cash in the local cafes and contributing to the local economy in God's own..
by atoz
29 Apr 2019, 1:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What distinguishes between a mens saddle & womens saddle ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1406

Re: What distinguishes between a mens saddle & womens saddle ?

My late Mum was very happy with the Wrights saddle that came with a Hercules Hustler that originally was mine- a bit like the Brooks B17 standard. She always had Brooks and was very happy with them. That being said I'm not convinced that ladies always need "specific" saddles- just one that...
by atoz
29 Apr 2019, 12:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Garsdale Head road has been resurfaced
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Garsdale Head road has been resurfaced

Hi all Was up on the road between Garsdale Head and Dent station (in Cumbria) last week (the "Coal Road"). This has been resurfaced to quite a high standard, not just the usual chippings job you get on unclassified roads. Even on 25 mm tyres it was quite comfortable- or as comfortable as y...
by atoz
24 Apr 2019, 6:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The perils of 23 mm tyres …
Replies: 67
Views: 2806

Re: The perils of 23 mm tyres …

Not had problems with 23s- but there again, apart from (smooth tarmacced canal towpaths) never used them offroad- apart from one occasion many years ago, going over the Roman road going to Bainbridge (Yorkshire Dales)- not my idea, was with someone else at the time. Tyre in question was Worthy Blue ...