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by ed_o_brain
20 Sep 2009, 10:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Drivers teaching me a lesson...
Replies: 12
Views: 1321

Re: Drivers teaching me a lesson...

Just ignore it. It's the hard strip and it's primary purpose is to preserve the edges of the road and stop the road from deteriorating. It's counter-intuitive, but being on the side of the road to the extreme of a drivers line so sight, which narrows the faster they drive, you are less likely to be ...
by ed_o_brain
16 Sep 2009, 7:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ran a Red Light > I'll be hearing from the courts!
Replies: 170
Views: 21158

Re: Post

I'll bet not all of them are experienced enough to where to look for traffic or how to judge it's speed on approach. I think I'd question if bike riding were really for me if I couldn't look for traffic or judge it's speed... Regardless of the rights and wrongs of RLJing, traffic lights are to cont...
by ed_o_brain
14 Aug 2009, 10:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Run Over
Replies: 17
Views: 2593

Re: Run Over

How is Michael's recovery?
by ed_o_brain
1 Jul 2009, 12:08am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 511
Views: 221484

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Our Brox.

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by ed_o_brain
30 Jun 2009, 11:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should CTC campaign for cyclists to use all footpaths?
Replies: 87
Views: 6456

Re: Make cycling legal on footpaths

1) I don't think hard surfaces are kind to horses on bridleways 2) We don't have the 'right' to cycle on footpaths. Doesn't mean it is illegal. Doesn't mean we cannot be given permission to. 3) Cycling on footways in residential areas should be strongly discourage. It's enough that residents have to...
by ed_o_brain
30 Jun 2009, 12:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Overtaking on the inside (x2)
Replies: 23
Views: 2386

Re: Overtaking on the inside (x2)

I don't like this undertaking mentallity. I much prefer to overtake traffic. When I'm driving, I keep left, unless there is a cycle lane present which of course I will respect. Keeping left is good because: - it encourages cyclists, motorcyclists etc. to overtake properly - it's easier to accommodat...
by ed_o_brain
16 Jun 2009, 9:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Coast to coast, any suggestions ?
Replies: 9
Views: 700

Re: Coast to coast, any suggestions ?

I'd be at home with the new sprog :)
by ed_o_brain
16 Jun 2009, 4:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: summer cyclists
Replies: 60
Views: 4990

Re: summer cyclists

I've gots bikes in my stable that will make any rider look at me dimissively. If I go out on the flash carbon one, I'm bound to meet some touring cyclists who will just think 'flash git'. If I go out on my 'tourer' I'll meet riders on a club run who will think 'fuddy duddy'. Out on the MTB I meet ro...
by ed_o_brain
9 Jun 2009, 1:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Grrrr, second hand bike - wrong colour.
Replies: 18
Views: 1252

Re: Grrrr, second hand bike - wrong colour.

Mmmm, purple bikes! Actually I never intended to get a purple bike but the frame was such a bargain 15 years ago I'm quite attached to the colour now. It helps that it's quick and easy handling. Strange colour purple, halfway between warm and cold. http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f375/tombudd/IMG...
by ed_o_brain
3 Jun 2009, 3:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sudenly all hell broke loose!
Replies: 16
Views: 1594

Re: Sudenly all hell broke loose!

I used to enjoy riding around the Wrekin.
Still not fulfilled my abition to ride up it.
Not sure I would have the [inappropriate term removed] to ride down it.

Glad you weren't seriously hurt.
by ed_o_brain
14 May 2009, 10:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Your fault law
Replies: 24
Views: 1582

Re: Your fault law

Surely the suggestion here isn't that motorist is always assumed to be the guilty party, but that the motorist has to prove they did not cause the collision? There are sometimes consequences to moving large, heavy objects at not insignificant speeds. That's why manufacturers and users of heavy machi...
by ed_o_brain
23 Apr 2009, 11:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A good idea or simply barking
Replies: 19
Views: 1049

Re: A good idea or simply barking

Hi, I'm not discounting the tandem idea. I just don't think Thomas (oldest son) is ready for that yet. I have only managed to get him to cycle a couple of meters unassisted on his tricycle. I think too, I would be concerned about keeping an eye on him as there's hardly and verbal communication. And ...
by ed_o_brain
20 Apr 2009, 6:24pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: MPs put the boot in to sustainable transport
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: MPs put the boot in to sustainable transport

LTDA were obsessed enough to buy one and chuck it at TRL along with £52k to prove what is fairly blinkin' obvious: They offer little protection to the occupants in a collision with a motorised vehicle and therefore are dangerous That's a bit like saying roads are dangerous. Which isn't the case, mot...
by ed_o_brain
19 Apr 2009, 7:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: MPs put the boot in to sustainable transport
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: MPs put the boot in to sustainable transport

Simon, That link doesn't work. I found this http://www.westminster.gov.uk/councilgovernmentanddemocracy/councils/pressoffice/news/pr-4629.cfm which refers to a test case in which pedicabs maybe redefined as vehicles? I've a vested interest in this. Do you know anything more about it?
by ed_o_brain
19 Apr 2009, 4:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A good idea or simply barking
Replies: 19
Views: 1049

Re: A good idea or simply barking

Thanks All. Been to see the Brox, and for the money it seemed excellent. It needs some tidying most of which is cosmetic. On the whole, maintaining it looks fairly straight forward thanks to the thought that has already gone into the design. I accept it's going to be a little slow, but like I said e...