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by Postboxer
14 Aug 2018, 10:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 15 miles a day for 3 months and no one can race me anymore!
Replies: 28
Views: 1340

Re: 15 miles a day for 3 months and no one can race me anymore!

Was hoping to get an update once they had entered a race or time trial.
by Postboxer
14 Aug 2018, 6:53pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Death by Dangerous Cycling
Replies: 115
Views: 2431

Re: Death by Dangerous Cycling

What about pedestrians, should they be included in new laws? It's possible a jogger could knock someone over causing injury or death.
by Postboxer
14 Aug 2018, 6:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 75
Views: 1918

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

There are different numbers of offences to commit too, so to commit them at the same rate means cyclists and pedestrians must be offending lots to make up for all the speeding, driving without insurance etc etc.
by Postboxer
14 Aug 2018, 7:48am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Death by Dangerous Cycling
Replies: 115
Views: 2431

Re: Death by Dangerous Cycling

It possibly also sends a message to potential cyclists that it is dangerous and any little mistakes are going to lead to prosecution.
by Postboxer
13 Aug 2018, 10:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 75
Views: 1918

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

Yes but I'm one of the 90% of drivers who think they are above average.
by Postboxer
13 Aug 2018, 1:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Death by Dangerous Cycling
Replies: 115
Views: 2431

Re: Death by Dangerous Cycling

The problem is they are singling out cycling and announcing a review into cycling laws, without looking at the driving laws, which clearly aren't working and clearly doing far far more damage.
by Postboxer
13 Aug 2018, 12:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Death by Dangerous Cycling
Replies: 115
Views: 2431

Re: Death by Dangerous Cycling

Being discussed on Radio 2 now. Quite angry already.

Edit - I'm angry, not them. Can play angry driver bingo if anyone knows where to print the cards from.
by Postboxer
12 Aug 2018, 1:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 75
Views: 1918

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

From my observations around 50% of car drivers run red lights but as soon as the one at the front stops, the others have to wait behind, the difference with people on bikes is that they can filter to the front and continue running the red light after the drivers have had to stop. We could also list ...
by Postboxer
10 Aug 2018, 9:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why would you do that
Replies: 15
Views: 980

Re: Why would you do that

Maybe they were defrauding charities if they were actually being sponsored. Pity their numbers weren't noted.
by Postboxer
10 Aug 2018, 7:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close encounters of the agricultural kind
Replies: 36
Views: 1171

Re: Close encounters of the agricultural kind

Those average farm sizes seem very low, I don't know what they count as a 'farm'. It would be good to see a breakdown of numbers of farms of different sizes, the average may be brought down by large numbers of retired bankers and ex pop stars who have bought a house with a field and called it a farm.
by Postboxer
9 Aug 2018, 8:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close encounters of the agricultural kind
Replies: 36
Views: 1171

Re: Close encounters of the agricultural kind

As mentioned up thread, they can have very limited visibility when pulling out from gateways etc with limited visibility, or turning around the corners of buildings, due to the long bonnets, in these instances it comes down to creeping forward until you can see, by which time the front of the tracto...
by Postboxer
9 Aug 2018, 8:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close encounters of the agricultural kind
Replies: 36
Views: 1171

Re: Close encounters of the agricultural kind

Tend to have fairly good visibility from a tractor cab, sat high up, large windows all around and to the bottom of the doors, blind spots when close to the wheels or directly in front of the bonnet but you would have to get there without being seen. A lot of tractors have the exhaust somewhere out i...
by Postboxer
9 Aug 2018, 8:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 15 miles a day for 3 months and no one can race me anymore!
Replies: 28
Views: 1340

Re: 15 miles a day for 3 months and no one can race me anymore!

Enter a time trial somewhere, see how you do. What is this 'huge' climb you do? Do you get the benefit of rolling down it when you set off from home? Or is your commute 15 miles each way? The people you pass on your commute probably aren't trying to race you. Also, are you sure your figures are corr...
by Postboxer
6 Aug 2018, 6:46pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)
Replies: 182
Views: 6233

Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Just watched the ITV highlights from the final stage and realised Chris Boardman is stepping down from the ITV coverage, his twitter post suggests is to spend more time doing other things, in particular here in Greater Manchester where he's 'Cycling and Walking Commissioner'
by Postboxer
4 Aug 2018, 12:19am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a day - 2018
Replies: 121
Views: 10625

Re: Ten Miles a day - 2018

Still just meeting my target of riding 100 miles every month, usually only just making it, ridden a few more miles the last two months and ridden 100 miles today to get them in for August as school holidays so I don't get out as much. Route was a little short and I didn't get lost like usual so had ...