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by Phil Fouracre
7 Apr 2019, 12:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?
Replies: 86
Views: 3176

Re: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?

Highly entertaining how people get so excited. Surely a bit of leeway is all that is needed - I work in the Taunton area, and have a phone number to ring for dispensation to park on the event of an emergency. Always seemed to me to be a very reasonable way to proceed.
by Phil Fouracre
4 Apr 2019, 3:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: EARLY SWALLOWS
Replies: 8
Views: 780

Re: EARLY SWALLOWS

Uuuuugh!!
by Phil Fouracre
4 Apr 2019, 3:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How we can live in peace with the pedestrian public?
Replies: 42
Views: 5217

Re: How we can live in peace with the pedestrian public?

It's not a Them and Us problem between cyclists and <insert other transport-using group of choice here> , it's a problem between reasonable people (be they on bikes, foot, in cars, whatever) and abject tossers. The majority if the pedestrian public, dog-walkers included, are IME entirely reasonable...
by Phil Fouracre
3 Apr 2019, 8:56pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Riese and Muller
Replies: 30
Views: 1089

Re: Riese and Muller

Fantastic, let me know how you get on with them :-)
by Phil Fouracre
3 Apr 2019, 12:53pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should we stop using the word 'cyclists'?
Replies: 53
Views: 1362

Re: Should we stop using the word 'cyclists'?

I was told i was not a proper cyclist and that people like me make life hard for all other cyclists .... because i don't wear a helmet. :roll: I wear a helmet most of the time I'm on a bike but on a short trip to visit a neighbour I went without and was told to "wear a helmet" by a passin...
by Phil Fouracre
2 Apr 2019, 5:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?
Replies: 86
Views: 3176

Re: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?

Still sounds a bit strange to me! I’m always concerned when people complain and are then reticent about the actual details. I’m not sure how touching someone’s shoulder constitutes a collision! Call me suspicious, but.....
by Phil Fouracre
19 Mar 2019, 8:22am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Not all mayhem caused by motorists.
Replies: 20
Views: 3333

Re: Not all mayhem caused by motorists.

It all depends on your definition of 'cyclist'. I'm willing to bet that 10 March was the first time that the assailant had been on a bicycle for years, and it's probably the last (unless he decides to go out and repeat his actions). At a guess : a driver who got fined and/or lost his licence after ...
by Phil Fouracre
18 Mar 2019, 3:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Insurance for cyclists again
Replies: 18
Views: 2811

Re: Insurance for cyclists again

Agree! Weird that someone eminent in his field, therefore assumed to be ‘relatively intelligent’ can hold such views. Read about a judge a while ago who felt that ‘in the interests of safety’ cyclists shouldn’t cycle on the road! Don’t know quite how you combat this sort of attitude :-(
by Phil Fouracre
18 Mar 2019, 3:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Not all mayhem caused by motorists.
Replies: 20
Views: 3333

Re: Not all mayhem caused by motorists.

As had been said, nobody has any idea about what could have happened prior to the incident. The injured guy could have started something way back!
by Phil Fouracre
17 Mar 2019, 9:55am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Victim of close pass sends video to police; they reply with threat of prosecution
Replies: 25
Views: 3637

Re: Victim of close pass sends video to police; they reply with threat of prosecution

Sad, but true! It doesn’t take much for people to be rapidly disillusioned! A bit like stereotyping drivers/cyclist et al. One encounter that effects you negatively, and the assumption is that every other interaction will confirm your conclusion. Incidents like this must do a disproportionate amount...
by Phil Fouracre
17 Mar 2019, 9:49am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Traffic policing in th Wild West
Replies: 17
Views: 2861

Re: Traffic policing in th Wild West

I love the line in the article ‘I often walk because I can’t cope with the traffic’ sort of says it all really :-) :-)
by Phil Fouracre
12 Mar 2019, 8:15am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Riese and Muller
Replies: 30
Views: 1089

Re: Riese and Muller

Lodge wrote:Just got a Delite with E14 Rohloff and Gates belt the week before last.<SNIP>

That’s the exact model/configuration I’m going for! my wife is looking at the Homage. How are you getting on with it? Planning on test rides as soon as we get a dry day.
by Phil Fouracre
6 Mar 2019, 9:15am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Riese and Muller
Replies: 30
Views: 1089

Re: Riese and Muller

loafer wrote:
Tiberius wrote:I had the quickest of quick glimpse at these things....HOW MUCH ????? !!!!!!!!.........


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: yes there costly .but I see it as my last bike that I will need :wink:


Funnily enough we had the same thought, at that price they’ve got to last :-)
by Phil Fouracre
6 Mar 2019, 9:13am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Riese and Muller
Replies: 30
Views: 1089

Re: Riese and Muller

Looks good! I’d be interested to know how you get on with them! We’ve got Rohloffs on our current Thorne tourers, and love them. Have you gone for the carbon belt option? We’re looking at the Delite GT hi phil yes I have gone with the carbon belt option it looked so much neater :D I was thinking of...
by Phil Fouracre
6 Mar 2019, 9:11am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Riese and Muller
Replies: 30
Views: 1089

Re: Riese and Muller

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: yes there costly .but I see it as my last bike that I will need :wink: Several thousand, are you getting them to celebrate your 21st birthday or are you a bit older? Seriously, I would be dead scared they might be stolen, or even just damaged :lol: :lol: 21st I wish (64) in ...