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by incidentman
10 Jul 2012, 2:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Olympics
Replies: 20
Views: 3797

Re: Olympics

I doubt ALL the trains will be full. Can't see it having much effect on say Lymington to Brockenhurst
by incidentman
10 Jul 2012, 2:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Please look at the video of a Lorry knocking me off.
Replies: 286
Views: 21758

Re: Please look at the video of a Lorry knocking me off.

However it is quite possible that the cyclist was exceeding the speed limit for all motor vehicles at that point which will excuse the drivers actions and reduce or remove compensation payments. However a car would have no such blame attached to it for exceeding the speed limit for other vehicle ty...
by incidentman
9 Jul 2012, 11:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Please look at the video of a Lorry knocking me off.
Replies: 286
Views: 21758

Re: Please look at the video of a Lorry knocking me off.

I was out yesterday for a 30mile spin and came down Gunnislake Hill back to the village. I came down at just over 40mph - braking for the corners! Was that reckless? The road was empty and the surface dry and clean and there's a good view of any traffic approaching. I had faith in my bike and in my...
by incidentman
6 Jul 2012, 1:20am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Please look at the video of a Lorry knocking me off.
Replies: 286
Views: 21758

Re: Please look at the video of a Lorry knocking me off.

At the point where the cycle lane ended (on the road) if you look it actually doesn't end. It goes left, up onto the paved area to the left of the traffic lights and then reaches a give-way line to merge back in (as though you're coming from the side street) But he chose to not turn left, and inste...
by incidentman
5 Jul 2012, 11:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Please look at the video of a Lorry knocking me off.
Replies: 286
Views: 21758

Re: Please look at the video of a Lorry knocking me off.

My view is that the cycling is of a poor standard. If it wasn't for the apparent admission from the truck driver's solicitors that he saw the cyclist, I would say that this is sufficient to make the cyclist at least 50% liable. The cyclist should have aborted the undertake when he ran out of road sp...
by incidentman
2 Jul 2012, 9:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: P17 ROY the elbow clipper - my sweet revenge
Replies: 26
Views: 6630

Re: P17 ROY the elbow clipper - my sweet revenge

Next time just key his car door. :roll:
by incidentman
29 Jun 2012, 5:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why Won't Cyclists Take the Lane?
Replies: 31
Views: 6365

Re: Why Won't Cyclists Take the Lane?

I was just driving home now. Three-lane urban road. I saw cyclist in the left lane, over near the edge of the lane on the left. Right lane empty. One car in the middle lane. I went behind the car in the middle lane. Mini Cooper comes up in the left lane, makes to pull up alongside the cyclist (who h...
by incidentman
26 Jun 2012, 11:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The honesty of charity rides?
Replies: 39
Views: 16639

Re: The honesty of charity rides?

I wouldn't assume that the fee goes to the charity. People doing these events ask for sponsorship and that goes to the charity. In the quoted ride, 500 riders @ £250+ each is £125,000, which is a nice chunk of change. Better than chugging I would think: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9350619...
by incidentman
26 Jun 2012, 11:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Renting a road bike in the UK
Replies: 12
Views: 4084

Re: Renting a road bike in the UK

Buy one on ebay, have it gone over at a bike store, and then sell it on when you leave.

This one looks very cheap as an example:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Road-Bike-Dec ... 0696186384
by incidentman
23 Jun 2012, 2:04am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Crime fighting cyclists?
Replies: 17
Views: 3848

Re: Crime fighting cyclists?

wirral_cyclist wrote:
incidentman wrote:They were fat.


ITYM 'big-boned'


Their BMI exceeded healthy levels.
by incidentman
22 Jun 2012, 10:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Crime fighting cyclists?
Replies: 17
Views: 3848

Re: Crime fighting cyclists?

They were fat.
by incidentman
22 Jun 2012, 8:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Crime fighting cyclists?
Replies: 17
Views: 3848

Crime fighting cyclists?

Just went to Boots/Waitrose to buy a lemon. On the way there I saw two men running with some urgency down the street, towards me. Thought 'hmm'. Both men looked about the same age, similar clothing, they gave the impression that the one man was chasing the other. Heard one shout something, didn't re...
by incidentman
21 Jun 2012, 1:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice re fixed penalty notice for cycling on the footway
Replies: 66
Views: 12160

Re: Advice re fixed penalty notice for cycling on the footwa

Just pay the £30, move on. Much simpler than arguing, sorry but that's just the way it goes. I don't often get annoyed on this forum (well, occasionally :) ) so I'm allowing myself that indulgence today. We know the OP does not have any difficulty in finding the £30 - after all, he or someone else ...
by incidentman
20 Jun 2012, 12:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice re fixed penalty notice for cycling on the footway
Replies: 66
Views: 12160

Re: Advice re fixed penalty notice for cycling on the footwa

Just pay the £30, move on. Much simpler than arguing, sorry but that's just the way it goes.
by incidentman
16 Jun 2012, 3:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Chain slip
Replies: 11
Views: 4360

Chain slip

I was just reading this article http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2160070/Coco-Austin-shows-shes-woman-talents-fixes-pushbike--bikini.html It appears this unfortunate lady has had the chain come off her single-speed bicycle. http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/06/15/article-0-13A118D60000...