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by Bmblbzzz
21 Oct 2019, 7:19pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: May only motorists teach Bikeability?
Replies: 24
Views: 1618

Re: May only motorists teach Bikeability?

brynpoeth wrote:Why has that changed? What are they advised to do instead?

Much as mjr has posted, though I think it probably was and is never quite as far left in either case.
by Bmblbzzz
21 Oct 2019, 2:20pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: May only motorists teach Bikeability?
Replies: 24
Views: 1618

Re: May only motorists teach Bikeability?

Yes, it was a barely-updated cycling proficiency which allowed tutors to still teach gutter-cycling, left foot on kerb when turning left and other bad habits, but was vague enough it was claimed to have passed a review by Stear Davis Gleave consultants. What's your left foot on the curb when turnin...
by Bmblbzzz
21 Oct 2019, 9:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Found - Twenty Quid
Replies: 72
Views: 2011

Re: Found - Twenty Quid

brynpoeth wrote:Interesting, plusminus?

You use this "plusminus" phrase, all one word, a lot. What do you actually mean by it?
by Bmblbzzz
18 Oct 2019, 5:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Found - Twenty Quid
Replies: 72
Views: 2011

Re: Found - Twenty Quid

I didn't know phone books were still produced!
by Bmblbzzz
17 Oct 2019, 7:42pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Woman's fight for A505 safety work
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: Woman's fight for A505 safety work

There is something else going on with this stretch. The number of people mistaking the dual carriageway for a two lane road is shocking. They are pulling into the outside lane and driving the wrong way up the fast lane. It is very clearly signed. Reducing the speed limit to 50 isn't going to stop t...
by Bmblbzzz
16 Oct 2019, 8:24pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: UK Transport committee - unfit for purpose?
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: UK Transport committee - unfit for purpose?

mjr wrote:And it's not just the UK government which is unfit on this. They've delegated much of transport to local government without proper regulation and much local government is also unfit.

Even when local government does have clue and nouse, it lacks funds.
by Bmblbzzz
16 Oct 2019, 5:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Polecamping in Netherlands
Replies: 10
Views: 594

Re: Polecamping in Netherlands

robing wrote:Plus in the morning when I wild camp I have to do what bears do, and I don't want an audience for that!

No, I can understand you'd feel self-conscious with all those eyes on your honey sandwiches.
by Bmblbzzz
15 Oct 2019, 3:17pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: (Robert) Saunders Spacepacker vs upgraded(lighter) Saunders Base-Camp tent
Replies: 13
Views: 353

Re: (Robert) Saunders Spacepacker vs upgraded(lighter) Saunders Base-Camp tent

I don't know any of the three models you talk about, but simply observe that by modern standards, 2kg for a 2-person tent, while not exactly heavy, is certainly not that light.
by Bmblbzzz
15 Oct 2019, 11:30am
Forum: On the road
Topic: One solution to tailgating?
Replies: 125
Views: 42166

Re: One solution to tailgating?

I'm familiar with the situation described but can't see the connection with tailgating, and certainly not with being tailgated. The best solution to the slip-lane dawdler is to do as Moarspeed says and overtake. If that's not possible, hang back to give yourself acceleration room (okay, in this case...
by Bmblbzzz
14 Oct 2019, 7:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Marathon Plus or Marathon Tour?
Replies: 28
Views: 1004

Re: Marathon Plus or Marathon Tour?

As heat and sound? I don't think 'released' is quite the word, more like converted.
by Bmblbzzz
14 Oct 2019, 7:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy
Replies: 19
Views: 923

Re: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy

The poor tolerances of press fit bottom bracket shells are well talked about. No doubt with exaggeration and misunderstanding, but every cyclist talks about them. So as per Valbrona, really, an imperfect shell needs an imperfect bottom bracket. Hambini seems to be seeking excuses for the failure of ...
by Bmblbzzz
14 Oct 2019, 6:14pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: How dry are your stuff sacs?
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: How dry are your stuff sacs?

I can't comment on the Podsacs or Sea to Summit stuff sacks specifically, but yes, there is a difference between stuff sacks and dry bags. A standard stuff sack is not waterproof. Not all stuff sacks are airtight either – I guess that's the difference between a stuff sack and a compression bag. Not ...
by Bmblbzzz
14 Oct 2019, 4:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Woman's fight for A505 safety work
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: Woman's fight for A505 safety work

I'd agree with that. But what about in terms of getting the message across? What lessons can cycle campaigners learn from the fact that this woman has got her campaign on the BBC?
by Bmblbzzz
14 Oct 2019, 1:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Woman's fight for A505 safety work
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: Woman's fight for A505 safety work

'Get your message on national media and make it emotional'
by Bmblbzzz
13 Oct 2019, 6:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Marathon Plus or Marathon Tour?
Replies: 28
Views: 1004

Re: Marathon Plus or Marathon Tour?

One of the benefits for the manufacturer of having so many variants is that customers start thinking "Which variety of Marathon?" rather than "Which tyre?" Disagree - as indicated above, you may possibly despair of making a choice and just go elsewhere. The marathon folk should ...