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by rmurphy195
21 Oct 2019, 8:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: any good tea stops in the 'Avon' area?
Replies: 15
Views: 429

Re: any good tea stops in the 'Avon' area?

A year or so ago I spent a week on the Arlingham peninsular near Frampton-on-Severn, a bit north of Bristol. There's some excellent riding in that area and I remember a couple of tea rooms in Berkeley, one on the corner of the cross roads in the middle or the town and another in a courtyard a short...
by rmurphy195
20 Oct 2019, 5:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What cycling did you do this weekend?
Replies: 37
Views: 937

Re: What cycling did you do this weekend?

Nice 23 mile round trip Sun morning - been missing out on these rides lately! Nice cuppa and scone at Packwood, nice chat to a friendly party of riders near Lowsonford. Tried a different route and found some hills to go up (ended up walking :( ), and then turning back at a ford with a torrent of wat...
by rmurphy195
11 Oct 2019, 8:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What helmet cam?
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Re: What helmet cam?

None. Mount one on the handlebars instead preferably one with a small screen that you can check as you go along. Apart from the weight/drag from some cameras, and the risk of the mount punching-through your helmet or the mount+camera dragging your head around if you do have an off, a helmet-mounted ...
by rmurphy195
1 Oct 2019, 11:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rims worn out. Worth re building anymore?
Replies: 28
Views: 828

Re: Rims worn out. Worth re building anymore?

Hope hubs aren't exactly cheap or nasty, are they! Rebuild with new rims.
by rmurphy195
29 Sep 2019, 10:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Reports of the death of triple/nine speed greatly exaggerated?
Replies: 34
Views: 1399

Re: Reports of the death of triple/nine speed greatly exaggerated?

I have a bike with 3 bottle bosses and rarely use the third. If you ever really did need that extra water I'm sure you could push a well sealed bottle in the top of a pannier. Those low slung bottles collect crud anyway. I use the third one to hold a placcy bottle with tools in it, very handy (I sp...
by rmurphy195
29 Sep 2019, 10:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cars using horn whilest they are stationary and you are cycling past.
Replies: 46
Views: 1626

Re: Cars using horn whilest they are stationary and you are cycling past.

Legalities aside, it's a kid playing with the horn. Where the the issue with that? I assume its not all night. Non event. Yeah because a toddler playing with a car horn on a 4x4 is perfectly normal. Those horns are loud especially when pressed all the way down. I'm not one to comment of other peopl...
by rmurphy195
29 Sep 2019, 10:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cars using horn whilest they are stationary and you are cycling past.
Replies: 46
Views: 1626

Re: Cars using horn whilest they are stationary and you are cycling past.

mattsccm wrote:Legalities aside, it's a kid playing with the horn. Where the the issue with that? I assume its not all night. Non event.


= What he said ...
by rmurphy195
28 Sep 2019, 6:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Giving way to pedestrian and having to break suddenly?
Replies: 17
Views: 853

Re: Giving way to pedestrian and having to break suddenly?

Nowt wrong, either legally or from a consideration point of view (plus marks in that respect). Chust ignore it (if you read Hamish Macbeth you'll recognise the Chust!). Whether I'm driving or riding,if the driver behind gets a bit impatient I just ignore it (easier to do this in the car of course, '...
by rmurphy195
24 Sep 2019, 10:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLING EVENTS
Replies: 14
Views: 503

Re: CYCLING EVENTS

Many of these are organised on a commercial basis and the organisers often do not take into account reasonable requests from locals, such as abiding by codes of conduct, identification numbers back and front, routing uphill through built-up areas. Some individuals taking part can be rude and arroga...
by rmurphy195
22 Sep 2019, 8:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Daytime lights
Replies: 36
Views: 1299

Re: Daytime lights

hemo wrote:I made eye contact with the car driver who T-boned me on Wednesday afternoon and was certain he had seen me but obviously not.


Probably thought you'd seen him so he was OK to go ...
by rmurphy195
22 Sep 2019, 8:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: And another off.
Replies: 74
Views: 2653

Re: And another off.

Pleased to hear you are generally ok Kwackers and nothing serious bodily, I can't say I know how you are completely feeling bodily but mentally feeling you diced serious injury. I too was knocked off during late afternoon yesterday, T boned ( traversing a T junction) by an Audi driver who apparentl...
by rmurphy195
22 Sep 2019, 8:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Secondary bike lock?
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Re: Secondary bike lock?

Clothes pegs or little wooden wedges holding the brakes on?