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by andrewk
22 Apr 2017, 12:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Terrorist vehicle attacks -Shoot the driver
Replies: 30
Views: 1204

Re: Shoot the driver

We where always taught to shoot to the torso ... the standard target is of a compact torso, head profile. Shooting the tyres and other stuff is the fayre of the movies. Head shots and torso shots are stoppers. With a 7.62 or .308 round. 5.62 ..... not always a stopper, even if a "tumble "...
by andrewk
6 Apr 2017, 3:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: texting whilst in control of a vehicle
Replies: 23
Views: 1367

texting whilst in control of a vehicle

No, not a car driver, not a lorry driver but a stupid prat texting whilst cycling in light traffic in London...an accident waiting to happen...or waiting for Darwinian selection to take effect. Doubtless if he is killed/maimed there will be protests from the vociferous cycling lobby...but with moron...
by andrewk
25 Mar 2017, 12:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: New to cycle commute
Replies: 12
Views: 819

Re: New to cycle commute

Comfort - tyre size is the main determinant, avoid skinny racing bike tyres, go for tyres between 32mm and 42mm in width. Efficiency - MTB tyres (knoblies) are very draggy, slicks or tyres with moderate tread are way more efficient. Wind resistance - drop handlebar bikes can help but will only make ...
by andrewk
28 Feb 2017, 11:49pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: the benefits of congestion
Replies: 72
Views: 21442

Re: the benefits of congestion

So, it got me to thinking. What if congestion were terrible all the time. What if we limited traffic to a couple of main throughfares, and only allowed it off into residential areas for access. Would more people cycle? Just to get away from the nightmare traffic? Can we do an experiment somewhere w...
by andrewk
28 Feb 2017, 12:19am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: the benefits of congestion
Replies: 72
Views: 21442

Re: the benefits of congestion

So, it got me to thinking. What if congestion were terrible all the time. What if we limited traffic to a couple of main throughfares, and only allowed it off into residential areas for access. Would more people cycle? Just to get away from the nightmare traffic? Can we do an experiment somewhere w...
by andrewk
28 Feb 2017, 12:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dont cycle in London as the police dont care if you get knocked off
Replies: 9
Views: 769

Re: Dont cycle in London as the police dont care if you get knocked off

Speaking of which the officer in charge of the team murdering the innocent Brazilian on the tube has been promoted to lead the Met. The Brazilian was NOT murdered, murder is a legal term with specific preconditions. Being unlawfully killed due to police error does not constitute murder. Having said...
by andrewk
31 Jan 2017, 1:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Want to start cycling, needs to some guidance on equipment
Replies: 27
Views: 1816

Re: Want to start cycling, needs to some guidance on equipment

£300 is a low budget but workable, try Decathlon who out compete other retailers on cheap bikes. A £300 bike is also a sensible starting point, it'll let you decide if you like it and figure out what type of bike you would really like. Helmets and cameras are optional. All you need is a bike, lights...
by andrewk
6 Jan 2017, 9:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclists demonised in paper, todays metro
Replies: 44
Views: 4493

Re: Cyclists demonised in paper, todays metro

The utility cyclist wrote:
This type of reporting will always fan the flames, we already know that people liken people on bikes to devils spawn.


And some (on this forum even) liken motorists to devils spawn.

Both positions are equally mistaken.
by andrewk
6 Jan 2017, 1:52am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 100 mile a day commute?
Replies: 95
Views: 13949

Re: 100 mile a day commute?

I think that 100 miles per day is way too far for an ebike...they are restricted to 15.5mph, above that the assist switches off and one is left with a heavy bike. 15.5 mph is just too slow for the daily commute you envisage, ditto mopeds which are restricted to 28mph (and are not designed to do hig...
by andrewk
4 Jan 2017, 9:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 100 mile a day commute?
Replies: 95
Views: 13949

Re: 100 mile a day commute?

I think that 100 miles per day is way too far for an ebike...they are restricted to 15.5mph, above that the assist switches off and one is left with a heavy bike. 15.5 mph is just too slow for the daily commute you envisage, ditto mopeds which are restricted to 28mph (and are not designed to do high...
by andrewk
3 Jan 2017, 11:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CTC Travel Insurers Require Helmet
Replies: 39
Views: 11848

Re: CTC Travel Insurers Require Helmet

Is the question ... Why do the CTC Ltd. recommend an insurer that is in conflict with its policies ..... surely CTC Ltd should remove recommendation from any insurer that demands the use of equipment not required by company regulations ? Because in common with many charities they are less intereste...
by andrewk
3 Jan 2017, 11:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Residents parking
Replies: 173
Views: 17956

Re: Residents parking

If on road parking is to be allowed on a street it should be available to everyone who can find a space, not reserved for people who just happen to live in houses on that street. I see no good reason why councils should make parking easier for some people and harder for others. They should only con...
by andrewk
3 Jan 2017, 3:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Residents parking
Replies: 173
Views: 17956

Re: Residents parking

Residents parking schemes encourage car ownership and selfishness. They are a bad idea. An extreme view. At odds with public sentiment. You may dislike cars but the majority do not share your view...most people want a car of their own and somewhere convenient to park it. Residents' parking schemes ...
by andrewk
3 Jan 2017, 1:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Residents parking
Replies: 173
Views: 17956

Re: Residents parking

Residents parking schemes encourage car ownership and selfishness. They are a bad idea. An extreme view. At odds with public sentiment. You may dislike cars but the majority do not share your view...most people want a car of their own and somewhere convenient to park it. Residents' parking schemes ...
by andrewk
1 Jan 2017, 3:27am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Miles-in-a-year record broken by Kajsa Tylen
Replies: 25
Views: 2980

Re: well beat this?

A fantastic achievement of endurance but also indicative of an empty and pointless life.