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by wdsfy
6 Mar 2014, 9:50am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in cardiff
Replies: 5
Views: 10593

Re: Cycling in cardiff

While I have never used camera footage or gone to the police over an incident, I have been cycling daily 3.5miles each way to work over the last 3 years in Cardiff. Unfortunately, despite being a perfect city for using cycling as a mode of transport (little in the way of hills and suburbs extending ...
by wdsfy
26 Nov 2013, 1:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Forward facing lights at the rear?
Replies: 16
Views: 2776

Forward facing lights at the rear?

Three times over the last month I have come across cyclists with bright white lights on the back of their bike. The first time I was driving along a quiet residential street and was prepared to take an evasive manoeuvre from what I could only assume was a silly salmon cyclist. It was not until I got...
by wdsfy
14 Oct 2013, 5:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Should not be riding two abreast
Replies: 41
Views: 4549

Re: Should not be riding two abreast

when following my wife I move out to stop any vehicles trying to pass My natural road position happens to be about 1 foot further out than my partner who lacks the confidence to hold a strong position despite my efforts to encourage otherwise. I have had a remarkably similar conversation to yours w...
by wdsfy
5 Aug 2013, 3:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: SMIDGAF > SMIDSY
Replies: 11
Views: 3142

Re: SMIDGAF > SMIDSY

2. didn't regard your safety as being remotely important Exactly this, which is why I was so incensed at the time and took the best part of a day to calm down. I was interested in other peoples opinions on the driver's attitude that it would only have been a problem if he hadn't seen me. This persp...
by wdsfy
5 Aug 2013, 12:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: SMIDGAF > SMIDSY
Replies: 11
Views: 3142

SMIDGAF > SMIDSY

Now I have had a few days to calm down I thought that an incident I was involved in may make for an interesting discussion. On a recent commute I had a van pull out from a side road directly in front of me, forcing me to slam on the brakes locking the back wheel up. The side road enters the road on ...
by wdsfy
4 Jun 2013, 12:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Unexpected occurrence
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

Unexpected occurrence

On the usual daily commute this morning with my partner we pass three pinch points in quick succession within a 60m stretch of road. As this is on a downhill section of road we were travelling 20-25mph at the time. As we approach the first pinch point I hear a car coming up behind me. A shoulder che...
by wdsfy
19 Mar 2013, 9:15pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: Am I right to be suspicious?
Replies: 1
Views: 52445

Am I right to be suspicious?

I am concerned by some adverts selling second hand bikes that have gone up in my work place over the last 6 months or so. I work in a hospital, however the floor on which the adverts are placed sees very little in the way of public footfall as it houses only the student library and the security-lock...
by wdsfy
11 Mar 2013, 11:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: More Italian route planning…
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: More Italian route planning…

Cycled that route myself a few yars ago and it is has some stunning views particularly in the Cinque Terre region (see pics). It certainly is challenging to cycle though as it is very up and down. The climbs aren't the longest, 200-300m max at a time, but are pretty frequent so they do sap your ener...
by wdsfy
20 Feb 2013, 11:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Altura panniers question
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

Re: Altura panniers question

Been using a pair of drylines for 4 years now and am very happy with them. They have lost a small degree of waterproofing in the front pocket, though this is due to a few microtears created by my tendency to lean the bike and panniers against stone walls. The main compartment, however, remains perfe...
by wdsfy
14 Feb 2013, 1:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lake Balaton - Best area for short cycle rides
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: Lake Balaton - Best area for short cycle rides

I can't speak for the cycle path but have cycled the road along the south side of the lake, no.7. At 50 miles long it took us the best part of a day to cycle its length and IIRC we glimpsed the lake a total of 3 times during this period, for no more than 10 mins at a time. I wouldn't recommend the r...
by wdsfy
14 Feb 2013, 1:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car drivers v. bikes
Replies: 91
Views: 4533

Re: Car drivers v. bikes

Keep in mind that in the wet, especially in the dark and wet, motorists visibility is considerably reduced. I absolutely accept that which is why I sport a "Christmas Tree" get up and adjust my riding style according to the conditions. I am speaking specifically about instances where I ha...
by wdsfy
14 Feb 2013, 1:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car drivers v. bikes
Replies: 91
Views: 4533

Re: Car drivers v. bikes

Is this just me? I always dread the cycle commute in the rain, not due to the fact I will get wet but rather because in my experience motorists' driving skills decrease in the rain. This isn't simply a case of people not adjusting their driving to suit the conditions, although very few actually do t...
by wdsfy
24 Jan 2013, 12:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Fully Loaded Touring on Entry Level Touring Bike
Replies: 57
Views: 6318

Re: Fully Loaded Touring on Entry Level Touring Bike

Hi, Once again, thanks to everyone who responded in this thread. It has been a big help. After much humming and hawing, I did eventually settle on the Revolution Country Traveller, but not before taking it for two test rides first. On the second test, I took it around Whitworth Park outside EBC in ...