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by Postboxer
14 Jun 2021, 1:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ….Most effective body position for tailwind
Replies: 19
Views: 410

Re: ….Most effective body position for tailwind

It is that one yes. I couldn't be bothered to find it earlier and thought I would leave people pondering whether and how it could be possible.
by Postboxer
13 Jun 2021, 10:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ….Most effective body position for tailwind
Replies: 19
Views: 410

Re: ….Most effective body position for tailwind

Coincidentally I was watching a YouTube video earlier of a vehicle capable of travelling directly downwind, faster than the wind. Skipped most of it, just looking for the theory of why it might work and whether or not it did work.
by Postboxer
12 Jun 2021, 12:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tractor reverse ramming
Replies: 30
Views: 1316

Re: Tractor reverse ramming - almost killed

This sounds like two incidents to me, first the pulling out, which sounds unbelievably dangerous, pulling out blind onto the road. I can only think that somehow the driver thought he could see there were no cars coming somehow and didn't consider cyclists, but that seems unlikely if the OP had no way of seeing the tractor first before it pulled out. Second the braking and reversing, this is hard to assess without knowing more details about the tractor and trailer combination and what visibility the tractor driver had, along with how long after they pulled onto the road, the stopping and reversing occurred. It's possible that after not spotting the OP when pulling out onto the road, they never got far enough away to see them in their mirrors before reversing into them, then believed there was nothing behind them as they hadn't seen anything approach them from behind. Or it was just more reckless driving from them. It's also possible they saw you approaching so decided to speed up to pull out in front of you, which would make the both incidents even worse.

I think the police should have been called, twice, as both incidents were clearly life threatening.
by Postboxer
30 May 2021, 11:03pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Best Old Rider Jersey?
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Best Old Rider Jersey?

How about having a Jersey for the best old rider in a grand tour? What age should it be? Or between the oldest 30 or 40 riders competing? What colour Jersey? The colour of a Werther's Original wrapper? Or a design of many birthday cake candles?
by Postboxer
28 May 2021, 4:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Deliberate Close Passing /Assault and now just too scared to ride to work.
Replies: 47
Views: 3260

Re: Deliberate Close Passing /Assault and now just too scared to ride to work.

Far too many drivers just play follow the leader, try to keep up tight to the car in front, without considering where they are going and whether there is room for them to get through pinch points. The buses around my way must be invisible to some given how frequently people decide to drive towards them when there is no room for them to pull in anywhere. They also seem eager to join traffic jams, rather than hanging back and allowing room for the traffic jam to clear.
by Postboxer
26 May 2021, 9:47am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Giro D'italia
Replies: 68
Views: 3889

Re: Giro D'italia

https://twitter.com/AlbertRiveraR/statu ... 1892094981

Never seen this before, is it a regular thing? Bernal seems unfazed by it, race organisers RCS are looking into it.
by Postboxer
24 May 2021, 6:55pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Giro D'italia
Replies: 68
Views: 3889

Re: Giro D'italia

Do they do this as the descents would be too treacherous? Is there any way they could 'neutralise' the descents in some way and still race the climbs? A bit unfair on good descenders though. Maybe record times at the top of a climb and then stipulate an extended time they are to take to reach a point past the treacherous parts, so they don't have to risk life and limb? Or each group has to follow a motorbike or derny downhill?

I haven't watched the highlights yet, perhaps I'm underestimating how bad the weather was.
by Postboxer
19 May 2021, 6:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?
Replies: 273
Views: 36790

Re: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?

ClappedOut wrote: 19 May 2021, 11:45am
I've gone as far as locking vehicle with hazards on and walking away, 10feet and they stop messing about.
My brother, when driving a tractor and towing a fully loaded trailer and meeting a car on a narrow lane which refuses to reverse or pull up the verge, has been known to sit there and start eating his sandwiches.
by Postboxer
17 May 2021, 1:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Time to speed up commute
Replies: 35
Views: 1229

Re: Time to speed up commute

No-one has mentioned tyres, faster ones may make a difference but may get more punctures, not wanted ever but especially on a commute to work. Then there's clothing and luggage affecting aerodynamics. A road bike may not be most suitable for commuting. Then you have to take into account where the other rider was going and whether they saw you as a target and put in extra effort just whilst passing you.
by Postboxer
17 May 2021, 9:56am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Small claims court for minor accident - any advice?
Replies: 18
Views: 798

Re: Small claims court for minor accident - any advice?

Seems unlikely the insurers would bother disputing such a small claim too much. Claim from them, I doubt it needs to go to small claims but if it does, they'll pay up. If you don't have the vehicle details, I assume the police would have them as they contacted the driver. I doubt the driver would have informed their insurer at the time, which doesn't leave them in the best position if they were to dispute liability.
by Postboxer
14 May 2021, 1:47am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Giro D'italia
Replies: 68
Views: 3889

Re: Giro D'italia

Not paying enough attention, if any, possibly they had glanced at the road ahead, seen two riders side by side but not noticed one was going much slower than the other. Does anyone know whether the crash victim rider was allowed to hold onto a car to make the time up, seems unfair to lose position because of another team's car.

Perhaps with in road obstructions there could be temporary markings painted on the road surface on the approach, perhaps colour coded so there is a warning followed by a prohibited area? A lot of work though, they would have to be quite long.
by Postboxer
13 May 2021, 3:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Walking the wrong way
Replies: 45
Views: 1674

Re: Walking the wrong way

I would quote the appropriate post but as it appears it has been edited I won't, but essentially, the walker doesn't need anywhere to go as the approaching cyclist or driver should have time to stop before getting near to them, and then should be able to carefully drive around them, any traffic approaching from behind or from head on should also have the time to stop before any collision results.
by Postboxer
11 May 2021, 10:32pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Giro D'italia
Replies: 68
Views: 3889

Re: Giro D'italia

Highlights on Quest at midnight, allegedly.


Quest
@QuestTV
Following earlier technical issues we will be airing the Stage 4 Giro d’Italia highlights at midnight tonight on Quest. Once again we offer our sincere apologies for the inconvenience to your viewing.
by Postboxer
11 May 2021, 9:45pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Giro D'italia
Replies: 68
Views: 3889

Re: Giro D'italia

Yes they did, not sure why, or even if they realised, my recording didn't have the beginning so not sure if it was announced.

Seems they are now aware.

https://twitter.com/QuestTV/status/1392194164796833793
We are aware of technical issues with tonight’s Giro d’Italia highlights and apologise for the inconvenience. We are working on a solution and will update you as soon as possible.
by Postboxer
28 Apr 2021, 8:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Scared a cyclist on the road today, my fault
Replies: 52
Views: 1968

Re: Scared a cyclist on the road today, my fault

I can barely hear anything when cycling due to wind noise, don't know whether it's my helmet, my helmet straps, or my sticking out ears or a combination of all three. One time I went out for a quick ride and forgot my helmet I was alerted to the fact it wasn't on my head due to things sounding different.