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by Baz8755
27 Mar 2012, 8:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Use the cycle path
Replies: 99
Views: 11957

Re: Use the cycle path

In the past week I have just started cycling the 12 mile commute to work. My cycling season was cut short last July when a motorist emerged from a school junction and knocked me off my bike, the insurance took until December to pay up. The incident left me wondering whether I ever wanted to return t...
by Baz8755
10 Jan 2012, 12:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any news on new Boardmans?
Replies: 3
Views: 878

Any news on new Boardmans?

I am currently in the market for a new bike and have settled on the 2011 Boardman Hybrid Pro. Halfords currently have a sale on selected Boardman bikes but this model is not one of them, so I was wondering whether or not anyone had heard any rumours of a new 2012 range. I seem to recall that the 201...
by Baz8755
31 Dec 2011, 9:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Padlock Alarms
Replies: 15
Views: 2125

Re: Padlock Alarms

I tend to use a good quality lock and a bicycle alarm. On my ATB I have a remote controlled alarm that fits snugly into the underside of my saddle and on my road bike I have an alarm that is disarmed by keying in a code. Both alarms have adjustable sensitivity and can even sense when someone merely ...
by Baz8755
27 Dec 2011, 3:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Boardman Hybrids
Replies: 1
Views: 685

Boardman Hybrids

Back in June is was knocked off the 2010 Boardman hybrid team and it was written off in the process. This past week the compensation claim has been agreed so I can now start looking for a new bike. I am pretty certain I will go for another Boardman Hybrid but cannot decide between the 2011 Pro and t...
by Baz8755
16 Dec 2011, 12:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Are Garmin Sat nav' gadgets dangerous to use when riding ?
Replies: 49
Views: 4201

Re: Are Garmin Sat nav' gadgets dangerous to use when riding

Back in the day when Garmin eTrex only had 24 meg of internal My first gps was an eMap which pre-dated the eTrex I think. It too could only do straight line navigation. Because it was relatively unreliable (poor battery life, bad battery connections, poor reception) I always made sure I could get w...
by Baz8755
1 Dec 2011, 12:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Are Garmin Sat nav' gadgets dangerous to use when riding ?
Replies: 49
Views: 4201

Re: Are Garmin Sat nav' gadgets dangerous to use when riding

I have been using Garmin Sat Nav's on my bicycle for many years. I currently own a Oregon 550t which I attach and use mainly for Geocaching. When navigating to the general area I use turn based navigation which only needs you to look at the screen when it beeps to get a quick update, when off road i...
by Baz8755
16 Sep 2011, 8:56am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists revenge, good stories, thoughts etc.
Replies: 224
Views: 24284

Re: Cyclists revenge, good stories, thoughts etc.

Not quite a pedal cycle story but a story when my bike had an engine I was travelling along the outside of a queue of stationary traffic that was waiting the the lights to change, to my left was solid cars and to my right were some hatchings. As I was passing a one particular car he pulled out and I...
by Baz8755
19 Aug 2011, 1:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Simon Richardson accident
Replies: 8
Views: 867

Re: Simon Richardson accident

Clarkson end of society about the "war on the motorist" and how the police should be out "catching real criminals This kinda puts me in 2 conflicting camps as I am a Petrolhead who agrees with much of what the aforementioned Mr Clarkson says and I am also a keen cyclist (or at least ...
by Baz8755
27 Jul 2011, 8:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: RTA & Insurance question
Replies: 5
Views: 1083

RTA & Insurance question

This week I was in the unfortunate position of being knocked off my bicycle by a car emerging from a junction. There were several witnesses and the police and ambulance were called and there was no doubt the car driver was at fault. I sustained several minor injuries including a broken toe along wit...