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by Vantage
5 Dec 2019, 8:01am
Forum: On the road
Topic: New user + Advise on accident
Replies: 19
Views: 870

Re: New user + Advise on accident

The driver admitted that he wasn't concentrating. In which case he shouldn't have been moving. Entirely his fault. It is perfectly legal to filter through traffic so that can't be used against you. However, when approaching any point in the road where traffic might turn across your path, it'd be wis...
by Vantage
26 Nov 2019, 3:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster
Replies: 170
Views: 6204

Re: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster

If it was placed in the middle of the path as suggested by Vorpal, [...] I think you may have misunderstood a suggestion. Fair point. However, there is but one lane on that particular cycle path, not two. If you chopped your fingers off with an axe while cutting firewood, would you blame the axe? I...
by Vantage
26 Nov 2019, 2:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster
Replies: 170
Views: 6204

Re: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster

One of the problems with the post in question seems to be its positioning. Now while I can agree to a certain extent that it could have been better placed (to where I have no idea) it doesn't change the fact that posts are pretty much everywhere and and I'm pretty sure that I'm not the only cyclist ...
by Vantage
25 Nov 2019, 11:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster
Replies: 170
Views: 6204

Re: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster

If it was just the post then every cyclist going that way would hit it too with similar consequences... Wow. Unless a risk materialises on every possible occasion it's not a risk? It's an unmarked pole. In the middle of a cycle path. Nothing remotely similar would ever be contemplated on a road. Ob...
by Vantage
20 Nov 2019, 5:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster
Replies: 170
Views: 6204

Re: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster

Is that a common occurrence where you are?
by Vantage
20 Nov 2019, 5:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster
Replies: 170
Views: 6204

Re: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster

I wouldn't agree that a post set by a council in a path is a case of shockingly bad design practise. These things are all over the UK. Just because they are all over the UK doesn't mean they are not shockingly bad design practise. It's hard to miss them. I think the OP has amply demonstrated that ;...
by Vantage
20 Nov 2019, 2:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster
Replies: 170
Views: 6204

Re: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster

The responses to this thread have been very useful, including the ones critical of my behaviour in hindsight for going "too fast" (probably about 12mph) or not having bright enough lights to catch stealth objects. There's been one post that suggested that if your lights were dipped then c...
by Vantage
20 Nov 2019, 2:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster
Replies: 170
Views: 6204

Re: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster

I'm reminded of sustainable safety's principle of being forgiving to human errors. Is it really fair to booby-trap cycleways like this? I wouldn't agree that a post set by a council in a path is a case of shockingly bad design practise. These things are all over the UK. Is this really arguing that ...
by Vantage
20 Nov 2019, 1:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster
Replies: 170
Views: 6204

Re: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster

For Vantage and the others saying the OP should accept the blame, would you be saying the same if it was a wire stretched across the path? How invisible does something have to be to make the difference between their fault & shockingly bad design practice? A wire stretched out across the path is...
by Vantage
20 Nov 2019, 11:52am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster
Replies: 170
Views: 6204

Re: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster

No doubt I'll cop flak from the cotton wool wrapped brigade here but the op needs to accept responsibility and take the blame here. He/she crashed into a stationary object. The pole is set. It didn't jump out from it's position and start jumping around waiting for the first cyclist to come along to ...
by Vantage
30 Oct 2019, 7:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: BikeHikeUK down again.
Replies: 28
Views: 1471

Re: BikeHikeUK down again.

A couple roads and trails round here it absolutely refuses to route along. There use to be the option of changing the routing from car to bike to walking but that's gone now. No use to me anymore :x
by Vantage
21 Oct 2019, 10:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What cycling did you do this weekend?
Replies: 39
Views: 1447

Re: What cycling did you do this weekend?

Got my cycling mojo back!
Did a 46 mile round trip to the delightful village of Balderstone nr Preston today. Perfect.
My left butt cheek is tender and I had to pull on the banister just to get up the stairs to get changed when I got home :lol:
by Vantage
20 Oct 2019, 1:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: I thought I carried a lot of stuff.
Replies: 12
Views: 871

Re: I thought I carried a lot of stuff.

I think someone's having a laugh with that pic.
by Vantage
20 Oct 2019, 1:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What cycling did you do this weekend?
Replies: 39
Views: 1447

Re: What cycling did you do this weekend?

I seem to have lost the will to ride lately.
Hopefully it'll return soon.