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by Revolution
1 Jun 2020, 6:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Back to normal
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Back to normal

Better get used to the resumption of dangerous driving: Having enjoyed cycling over the last couple of weeks with much reduced traffic, today I suffered my first close pass of the month :) Faced with the dilema of arriving at his destination 10 seconds later or running a cyclist into the verge, the ...
by Revolution
27 May 2020, 9:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dissertation: Cycling Infrastructure + Your Input
Replies: 41
Views: 2884

Re: Dissertation: Cycling Infrastructure + Your Input

Hi George, I don't know how valid the answer to Q1 would be if asked to cyclists. Q2. referencing Copenhagan - perhaps better to illustrate specific examples of infrastructure there. Q3. "freedom of the open roads" saying yes to this makes one sound a bit reckless Q4. specific to urban cyc...
by Revolution
13 Mar 2020, 1:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pothole Perdition...
Replies: 22
Views: 1810

Re: Pothole Perdition...

It seems to me that a large proportion of pot holes start when a contractor has dug up the road surface to work on utilities - gas, water or whatever. After the job it is re-filled but after a few months the filling begins to turn into a depression and then pounding of lorry wheels makes a bad situa...
by Revolution
24 Jan 2020, 8:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: pointless trying to get police to act on an immediate problem
Replies: 13
Views: 999

Re: What is the point?

As above - clear fixed penalty PC30 offence. Did you get their badge numbers? Again - what's the point? If I had, I would have been told that "they were probably on their way to a more important crime" (I've had that before when I reported cops driving past pavement parkers) If they were ...
by Revolution
24 Jan 2020, 5:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: pointless trying to get police to act on an immediate problem
Replies: 13
Views: 999

Re: What is the point?

thatsnotmyname wrote:As above - clear fixed penalty PC30 offence. Did you get their badge numbers?

Again - what's the point? If I had, I would have been told that "they were probably on their way to a more important crime" (I've had that before when I reported cops driving past pavement parkers)
by Revolution
24 Jan 2020, 2:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: pointless trying to get police to act on an immediate problem
Replies: 13
Views: 999

pointless trying to get police to act on an immediate problem

Walking down a busy street in Bristol on my way to but a sandwich and I pass a shiny 4x4 jaguar parked half on the pavement half on the road, right in front of a zebra crossing - on the zig-zags. I returned 5 minutes later and the jag is still there but immediately adjacent to it is a police patrol ...
by Revolution
16 Jan 2020, 1:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Karma
Replies: 9
Views: 737

Karma

Last night I had a car pull alongside me blaring the horn and shouting that I should be on the shared use pavement and not on the road. (this is a common occurrence but with the path unlit, having 2 bus stops and any number of unseen hazards along it I prefer the road) Anyway - I got the car reg and...
by Revolution
5 Sep 2019, 1:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Taken out by flatbed truck
Replies: 33
Views: 3761

Re: Taken out by flatbed truck

Suggesting that the OP could have avoided the incident is, however its worded, arrogant and annoying.
The OP posted with a specific request not asking for lame advice on how to ride a bike. :evil:
by Revolution
9 Aug 2019, 1:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 834
Views: 135342

Re: A positive thread

Last year, on the way home I found my view dangerously blocked when joining a busy A road because of a temporary traffic sign for the Bristol Balloon Fiesta Flax Bourton.JPG I wrote to the AA (who were responsible for the sign) Imagine my pleasant surprise when yesterday I found that this year, the ...
by Revolution
8 Jun 2019, 5:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wahoo Elemnt - simple question
Replies: 15
Views: 1814

Re: Wahoo Elemnt - simple question

Thanks Bez for pointing me to your 'Navigation Nailed or Failed' blog - very informative to have someone test side-by-side Garmin & Wahoo in exactly the criteria I'm interested in ie navigation rather than fitness metrics. I can see that the off course issues with the Wahoo could be a real pain ...
by Revolution
7 Jun 2019, 3:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wahoo Elemnt - simple question
Replies: 15
Views: 1814

Re: Wahoo Elemnt - simple question

Thanks everyone for the useful info. THE main problems i've had with the Garmin are its low battery life (4hrs using navigation) and regular and unexplained failure of TBT mid-ride. I think its fair to say that a fault free navigated ride is the exception with my Garmin. In my experience the TBT doe...
by Revolution
7 Jun 2019, 10:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wahoo Elemnt - simple question
Replies: 15
Views: 1814

Wahoo Elemnt - simple question

Hi, I have a Garmin Edge Touring GPS which has let me down so much that I have started looking for an alternative device. My needs are as far as I'm concerned, fairly simple - I create routes using RideGPS which I then load into my device and then follow them. I don't ever ask my GPS to create its o...
by Revolution
15 Apr 2019, 12:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 5mph signs on national cycle route 1
Replies: 36
Views: 5658

Re: 5mph signs on national cycle route 1

A couple of years ago, Bristol City Council painted Cyclists Slow 10mph over the roads through a public park Ashton Court. IMG_0419.jpg Apart from park maintenance and when there are special events like the balloon fiesta, there is no access to motorised vehicles. It is however a well used route for...
by Revolution
1 Mar 2019, 11:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: BBC Bias again
Replies: 35
Views: 6285

Re: BBC Bias again

Just tried to make a complaint and the process is absolutely awful, I made one mistake, hit the back button and it went right back to the start.... If you are not successful making a complaint through the usual channels at the BBC you can always email the programme direct Youandyours@bbc.co.uk The ...
by Revolution
1 Mar 2019, 7:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: BBC Bias again
Replies: 35
Views: 6285

BBC Bias again

BBC R4 You & Yours today with an unbelievably bias presenter interviewing (If you can call it that) Nick Chamberlin from British Cycling https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0002r0c To save yourself having to listen to the whole programme the item is at 20:40 I urge anyone who finds this appaling ...