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by ArMoRothair
2 Oct 2017, 2:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Plans for CS9 Superhighway
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Re: Plans for CS9 Superhighway

They probably don't want "proles " on bikes riding through their borough. They certainly don't. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and The Royal Parks, constantly try to outdo each other so see which of them can be the most anti-cycling. The City of Westminster has form on this ...
by ArMoRothair
11 Oct 2016, 12:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where do I start...
Replies: 20
Views: 2199

Re: Where do I start...

Welcome to the forum. In this country you will find that cyclists are always: too slow, they hold up 'real' traffic; too fast, they are whizzing though villages; too noisy, they are shouting and ringing their bells; too quiet, they never ring their bells and sneak up on terrified pedestrians; too mu...
by ArMoRothair
11 Sep 2016, 9:47pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: The helmet section?
Replies: 586
Views: 21307

Re: The helmet section?

I find it baffling that anyone actively encouraging helmet use isn't aloud to speak. Most odd. Of course they are allowed to speak, and do so at every opportunity. Indeed the driver of a BMW felt it necessary to stop me and my family today and lecture us on why we should be wearing helmets - comple...
by ArMoRothair
6 Jun 2016, 11:56am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Learning to Ride : Getting Started
Replies: 13
Views: 827

Re: Learning to Ride : Getting Started

All kids are different. Just stick with it. My daughter is fairly well coordinated, good at anything involving balance, skied well at an early age, rode her balance bike and scooter with ease from aged 2 onwards but despite all this she really struggled with pedalling, steering and balancing simulta...
by ArMoRothair
11 May 2016, 9:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Janet Street Porter
Replies: 41
Views: 4340

Re: Janet Street Porter

Si wrote:
As related elsewhere it shows a subtle change in attitude. We no longer have the loonie leftie cyclist howling against the common sense of the normalised behaviour of the masses and establishment....


Good observation.
by ArMoRothair
11 May 2016, 9:15am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Falling Off
Replies: 35
Views: 2407

Re: Falling Off

Up until last November I was happy to say I had not fallen off in thirty years. Apart from childhood prangs the only offs I had previously were (1) Around 15 years old, racing to school, downhill left turn in the rain: both wheels slid from under me. As motor-racing commentators say: it was ambition...
by ArMoRothair
11 May 2016, 9:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Janet Street Porter
Replies: 41
Views: 4340

Re: Janet Street Porter

Andrew Gillingham deserves a sainthood for his patience in the face of that storm of rubbish.

I fear I might have resorted to violence in the same situation.
by ArMoRothair
8 May 2016, 9:19pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Folding bikes - H&S not "gone mad"...
Replies: 18
Views: 2730

Re: Folding bikes - H&S not "gone mad"...

There was a lady wheeling her solo MTB around the aisles of the local Tesco yesterday, with a toddler in the child seat on the back. I didn't stay long enough to see if she got challenged by security. Perhaps she could have tried to explain it away as a designer pushchair :wink: . I managed that on...
by ArMoRothair
7 May 2016, 10:05am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: New City Mayors
Replies: 20
Views: 1717

Re: New City Mayors

Boris opened the new E/W superhighway yesterday and I made a detour to use it in the afternoon. It is genuinely good and I hope will work as a benchmark for how things can be done. Sadiq has blown hot and cold about cycling, I do worry that he doesn't "get it". Hopefully he will see this n...
by ArMoRothair
3 May 2016, 9:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike Cameras: Are They Worth It?
Replies: 15
Views: 1816

Re: Bike Cameras: Are They Worth It?

millimole wrote:I know when I had an Air-Zound horn on my commuting bike I seemed to find more occasions to use it than were probably really required.



I gave up on mine for the same reason.
by ArMoRothair
26 Apr 2016, 9:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Casual cycle clothes
Replies: 19
Views: 1964

Re: Casual cycle clothes

Jeans on the bike just seem to cut me right in half, exactly where I shouldn't be :shock: Cheers all. It depends on the jeans. I've been commuting 20 miles a day in these http://www.decathlon.co.uk/mens-climbing-jeans-id_8175777.html - comfortable stretchy lightweight denim; and very important for ...
by ArMoRothair
26 Apr 2016, 9:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Casual cycle clothes
Replies: 19
Views: 1964

Re: Casual cycle clothes

To the shops, to visit friends, Audax or an 1100 mile camping tour of France, I wear these. http://www.rohan.co.uk/mens-bargain-travel-and-outdoor-clothing-in-the-souk-Trailblazers?ocode=03598730 I used some elastic cord threaded inside the hem to keep the bottoms from getting overly intimate with ...
by ArMoRothair
24 Apr 2016, 7:02am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: "Château la pompe?"
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: "Château la pompe?"

I always specify 'tap water, please', to avoid an expensive bottle of mineral water turning up, it also avoids the follow-on 'still or sparking?' question.

I've no embarrassment asking for it, and have never had a problem obtaining it.
by ArMoRothair
23 Apr 2016, 10:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is this Justice for killing some one?
Replies: 21
Views: 1629

Re: Is this Justice for killing some one?

But I also agree that driving bans are too short. Our culture seems to think that a driving ban is like being sent to Botany Bay, exclusion from society. Cyclists know that you can have a good life without a driving licence. The short bans reflect society's addiction to the car. I agree. The drivin...
by ArMoRothair
14 Apr 2016, 9:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First time on a Boris bike.
Replies: 26
Views: 1348

Re: First time on a Boris bike.

The biggest issue I have with Boris bikes is a result of their success - it's difficult to find one in the centre of town late at night when you want to cycle back to your hotel/station/whatever, presumably because everyone else is doing so. I've given up using them for this reason. Town centre doc...