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by Farrina
12 Oct 2019, 7:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Decently sized overshoes for size 12 MTB
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Decently sized overshoes for size 12 MTB

RecumbentRide wrote:Had to use the overshoes today though it wasn't raining very much. So glad I went for the XXL as they are still a bit of a bugger to get on. Thanks to everyone for all your suggestions :D

Nice to hear that you had success!!
by Farrina
5 Oct 2019, 6:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Decently sized overshoes for size 12 MTB
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Decently sized overshoes for size 12 MTB

I use size 49 Sidi shoes (albeit as a “roadie”) but have always found Endura to be a good size.

I wonder if this in a XXL might fit the bill https://www.endurasport.com/Urban-Luminite-Overshoe/p/bE1183
by Farrina
28 Sep 2019, 4:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pothole crash death - a Total And Utter Disgrace
Replies: 24
Views: 1449

Re: Total And Utter Disgrace

I expect part of the reasoning is that roads are used by motorised vehicles with pneumatic tyres and suspension so larger defects are acceptable. Cyclists are usually an afterthought. Cyclists are ALWAYS an afterthought (if at all) ... the same way (IMHO) cycling “facilities” are designed by people...
by Farrina
25 Sep 2019, 7:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pothole crash death - a Total And Utter Disgrace
Replies: 24
Views: 1449

Re: Total And Utter Disgrace

They can only fix potholes that they know exist. Their defence is that they inspect the road regularly and the pothole wasn't there last time they looked. If only it were that simple ... Whilst I live in Liverpool, I undertake a lot of my cycling in South Lancashire (including the locality where th...
by Farrina
20 Sep 2019, 8:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: And another off.
Replies: 74
Views: 2639

Re: And another off.

Sorry to read about it,the driver is a dangerous idiot,and Merseyside and Cheshire police are useless. Get well soon. I likewise send my best wishes for your swift recovery. I wonder whether the attending Officer was in fact a “traffic” Officer or just (I use the word lightly) a response Officer ? ...
by Farrina
18 Jun 2019, 3:42pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 199
Views: 14096

Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian

Assuming you are not caught by the Daily Telegraph’s paywall (its not marked as a premium article so should be accessible) interesting case of a pedestrian who stepped into the road (apparently whilst looking at her phone) and was struck by a cyclist. Details here https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/20...
by Farrina
10 Jun 2019, 2:49pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Presumptive liability
Replies: 22
Views: 4069

Re: Presumptive liability

I think the Cycling Silk, Martin Porter has written that we already have a form of presumed liability in that the duty of care placed on drivers is greater than that generally expected of cyclists and pedestrians. I think the key point (IMHO) is that currently recalcitrant drivers only potentially ...
by Farrina
5 Apr 2019, 5:14pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Traffic calming
Replies: 13
Views: 732

Re: Traffic calming

Around here, Liverpool City Council Highways appear to have taken traffic calming incompetence to a whole new level. Albeit not recent, scenario thus : A local distributor road Gateacre Park Drive https://goo.gl/maps/MrWKZsPKuU22 apparently has a signed cycle route crossing it. If you look carefully...
by Farrina
25 Mar 2019, 7:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?
Replies: 40
Views: 4148

Re: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?

This looks fairly similar to my bus close pass incident, from a few weeks ago. What I did was report online to the police, with a link to the (unlisted) youtube footage. Haven't heard anything back from them yet, but I know full well that even if they do take up the case, they do take their time! A...
by Farrina
25 Mar 2019, 7:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?
Replies: 40
Views: 4148

Re: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?

Farrina I often recommend that people should consider what they hope to achieve and in this case, you have achieved a result you consider satisfactory. That's about as good as it gets. Yep, I agree - being confrontational is not normally a good first step. Marshalling your facts and presenting them...
by Farrina
25 Mar 2019, 6:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Vehicle as a murder weapon
Replies: 85
Views: 29125

Re: Vehicle as a murder weapon

Going somewhat off topic - but I cannot resist it ... One of the jury advocates par excellence was the late George Carman QC, who defended the late Ken Dodd and had the jury in the palm of his hand. (Not that it was ever going to be difficult to get Doddy acquitted by a Liverpool jury.) As a Liverpu...
by Farrina
25 Mar 2019, 5:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?
Replies: 40
Views: 4148

Re: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?

Contact the company with a written account of the incident (DO NOT mention the video) expressing your concern about the driving and the driver's attitude We have (as per my preceding post) already moved on from this stage - keep up at the back :-) with the company already accepting the drivers cond...
by Farrina
25 Mar 2019, 3:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?
Replies: 40
Views: 4148

Re: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?

I am now able to provide an update. I rang the Company at their national office this morning to complain and was was immediately referred to the relevant Regional Depot Manager in Preston. In his absence I left a message comprising bare details with a member of his staff and the manager returned my ...
by Farrina
24 Mar 2019, 9:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?
Replies: 40
Views: 4148

Re: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?

I don't think that pragmatism comes into it. Criminal offences have to be proved to the criminal standard. BTW, I'd suggest that if you do decide to report this to the police, just keep it simple ie relate the events factually. Yes of course - I am sure the Police don’t appreciate persons shouting ...
by Farrina
24 Mar 2019, 4:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?
Replies: 40
Views: 4148

Re: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?

In overtaking me he crosses a double white line (shown clearly in the video clip) which I believe to be an offence under S36 RTA 1988. It's not necessarily an offence, depends on how fast you were travelling. Indeed that point had crossed my mind as well. Assuming it ended going to court, if he had...