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by mcslaski
22 Oct 2014, 7:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Map(s) Hebrides & West Coast
Replies: 7
Views: 993

Re: Touring Map(s) Hebrides & West Coast

Paper maps are great - the batteries never run down and you get a great overview, so I personally wouldn't want a Garmin in the first place. I always found the OS 1:1250 000 Western Scotland and the Western Isles to be about right for road cycling. No longer available from the OS. Scottish map sell...
by mcslaski
20 Oct 2014, 7:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: mobile phones
Replies: 86
Views: 6819

Re: mobile phones

So many places have WiFi these days that if I need the Internet or email when out and about I prefer to use my Nexus 7. Browsing web sites on a small screen is guaranteed to frustrate. I have a smart phone on a low tariff but the smart features and data don't get much use to be honest. However Googl...
by mcslaski
18 Oct 2014, 8:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: intense foot pain
Replies: 21
Views: 1796

Re: intense foot pain

well re GPs. I had a thumb that blew up and started to puss when I pierced it. I thought it was due to having eaten some chesnuts and having peeled the shell off and a bit got under the nail. Well the lady gp saw it and sent me immediatley to the out patients with a note. I could see looking at the...
by mcslaski
11 Oct 2014, 4:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Strange phone number
Replies: 42
Views: 1806

Re: Strange phone number

Had a call from "Jonathan" at "Windows" today. He was calling about a possible virus on my Windows computer. I thanked him enthusiastically and we set about trying to identify where my Windows computer was. I had some fun with "what does it look like?" and "what co...
by mcslaski
20 Mar 2014, 6:39pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: I should have been wearing my helmet
Replies: 82
Views: 3241

Re: I should have been wearing my helmet

Having read post#18 several times I see nothing more than a good personal story. Later replies to the poster do not give the impression of much respect for the post yet at no point did his post suggest that his opinion trumps all others on the matter of helmets. Are comments about lucky rabbits feet...
by mcslaski
3 Nov 2013, 11:50am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Dog walkers or horseriders?
Replies: 52
Views: 122639

Re: Dog walkers or horseriders?

Neither. The animals don't bother me half as much as people that have no respect for others. As regards accidents that i've been witness to on shared paths; one fractured wrist with serious dental injury in a cyclist was caused by another cyclist, and one dislocated shoulder in a cyclist caused by a...
by mcslaski
1 Sep 2013, 4:32pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The fear of cycling on the road
Replies: 222
Views: 16282

Re: The fear of cycling on the road

You missed a major issue with your message analysis. If cyclists are not on the roads, motorists do not learn to expect cyclists on the road nor to know what to do when they encounter one (the safety in numbers effect). Keep the cyclists segregated away and they will never learn. Mix them up as is ...
by mcslaski
1 Sep 2013, 2:29pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The fear of cycling on the road
Replies: 222
Views: 16282

Re: The fear of cycling on the road

New residential areas should have cycle routes factored in from the start. Where there's a will there's a way. Like Stevenage and Milton Keynes you mean? http://www.roadswerenotbuiltforcars.com/stevenage/ Je despaire! My village is 5 miles from town. Many live in the village also work in the town. ...
by mcslaski
31 Aug 2013, 10:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The fear of cycling on the road
Replies: 222
Views: 16282

TonyR wrote:
mcslaski wrote:New residential areas should have cycle routes factored in from the start. Where there's a will there's a way.


Like Stevenage and Milton Keynes you mean?
http://www.roadswerenotbuiltforcars.com/stevenage/


Why not?
by mcslaski
31 Aug 2013, 12:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The fear of cycling on the road
Replies: 222
Views: 16282

Re: The fear of cycling on the road

Mark1978 wrote:But there is an entrenched assumption that cycle lanes means the crap we have now. It need not be that way.


I quite agree
by mcslaski
31 Aug 2013, 12:20pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The fear of cycling on the road
Replies: 222
Views: 16282

Re: The fear of cycling on the road

I'm not certain that I understand. People commute to the same places that they shop, go to school, and live. How can we provide total segregation just for commuting? How can we separate leisure cycling form commuting in that regard? If anything, it is easier to provide segregation for leisure cycli...
by mcslaski
31 Aug 2013, 12:12pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Laura Trott :(
Replies: 65
Views: 3353

Re: Laura Trott :(

Intrigued to know what level of evidence would convince (if at all) helmet non wearers of their value, and if you advise young family members to wear, or not? This is where the Thudguard comes in..... http://www.thudguard.com/media/products/T1_971f9008e2a087a89d82f84dbd0fe666_39852.jpeg Head protec...
by mcslaski
31 Aug 2013, 12:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The fear of cycling on the road
Replies: 222
Views: 16282

Re: The fear of cycling on the road

What we need is a complete physical separation between cyclists and the vehicles that kill or injure them. How can that be possibly achieved? It can't. Not even in the Netherlands do they completely separate bicycle and motor traffic. In the Netherlands, segregated provision is most common on main ...
by mcslaski
31 Aug 2013, 10:41am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The fear of cycling on the road
Replies: 222
Views: 16282

Re: The fear of cycling on the road

Well, John Forester's opinion is that that is why so many cycle lanes are put in, to the detriment of cyclists. In the US, it's true that there are many kerbside cycle lanes in cities. They ignore data that cycle lanes make cyclists less safe. We see posts on this forum about how cycle lanes make p...
by mcslaski
31 Aug 2013, 9:49am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Laura Trott :(
Replies: 65
Views: 3353

Re: Laura Trott :(

Interestingly my other half's belief system re: helmets is that, in wearing one she negates the risk of a contributory negligence claim were some tosser to knock her off her bike! She then goes on to say that she rides faster down hills with a helmet than she would dare without one! LOL!! :lol: