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by ChrisPAmbulance
25 Sep 2017, 9:56am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Branch groing across cycle track hit in the dark
Replies: 43
Views: 2454

Branch groing across cycle track hit in the dark

Hi all, Last week, I was riding at night along the cycle track at the side of the A590 between Haverthwaite and Greenodd, it was a dark moonless night and so I had several lights and reflectables pointed at the road. What wasn't illuminated was the space around head height as I found out when I hit ...
by ChrisPAmbulance
22 Apr 2014, 12:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Crikey - Losing my bottle!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 4050

Re: Crikey - Losing my bottle!!!

Thanks for all the encouragement people.

I'm happy to report that a quick run doen the A34 from Stafford to Great Wyrley and a real pell mell run back showed that my bottle had returned and was intact.
by ChrisPAmbulance
15 Apr 2014, 9:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Crikey - Losing my bottle!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 4050

Re: Crikey - Losing my bottle!!!

Was that a pedestrian/cyclist? Or someone coming out of a side-road? Otherwise I can't visualise what you mean. It probably wasn't best explained. Coming into Rugeley on the A51 from Stafford/Wolseley bridge, as you come through the centre of town there are two lanes, the left hand for Armitage, th...
by ChrisPAmbulance
14 Apr 2014, 2:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling Safety - What Needs To Change?
Replies: 51
Views: 18811

Re: Cycling Safety - What Needs To Change?

To misquote Shakespeare... First, lets kill all the drivers. Seriously though, there needs to be a major shift in attitude from all concerned away from the competition. As long as road users (Cars, Bikes, Lorries et al) see others as just something in their way, then there will always be problems. T...
by ChrisPAmbulance
14 Apr 2014, 2:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Crikey - Losing my bottle!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 4050

Crikey - Losing my bottle!!!

Out on the road on Saturday morning, I had three near misses. 1. "Person" turned right directly across me forcing me to swerve into the path of other traffic (Probably a candidate for a SMIDSY or ICBB2LCIAABMWD (you work it out)) in Rugeley, Staffs. 2. Very close pass from a People Carrier...
by ChrisPAmbulance
17 Dec 2013, 1:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Oooh - I'm Cross
Replies: 48
Views: 7572

Re: Oooh - I'm Cross

We have some extra wide (double width plus) pavements with a section on one side given over to a cycle lane. the following... 1. The surface is a rough pavement surface, nothing like a road 2. The cycle track goes up and down with the dropped kerbs meaning you get seasick after about half a mile 3. ...
by ChrisPAmbulance
17 Dec 2013, 1:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Suggestions for a Better Cycle Network
Replies: 39
Views: 6336

Re: Suggestions for a Better Cycle Network

I like a lot of this, I only have one problem with the suggestions really. I would also like to see a voluntary (eventually mandatory) proficiency test for any cycle network users. My issue with this one in that it would prevent younger cyclists using the network. There is a difference here between ...
by ChrisPAmbulance
17 Dec 2013, 11:21am
Forum: On the road
Topic: I Hate Virgin Trains
Replies: 124
Views: 21341

Re: I Hate Virgin Trains

LollyKat wrote:Many years ago, in the great days when trains had proper guard's vans


Quite...

And when they used to hold connections.
by ChrisPAmbulance
17 Dec 2013, 9:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: TSRGD App - Is this useful for cyclists?
Replies: 14
Views: 22440

Re: TSRGD App - Is this useful for cyclists?

I like the sound of it.
by ChrisPAmbulance
17 Dec 2013, 9:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Oooh - I'm Cross
Replies: 48
Views: 7572

Re: Oooh - I'm Cross

Unfortunately not. On a technicality, he didn't actually touch me, just drove straight across my bows from the left whilst I was turning right forcing me down onto the central reservation. But also, I was so shocked by the whole thing that I didn't think to get his registration plate until he was we...
by ChrisPAmbulance
17 Dec 2013, 9:13am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Oooh - I'm Cross
Replies: 48
Views: 7572

Re: Oooh - I'm Cross

I'm glad this caused such a good discussion. It's what I intended. I don't feel any moral responsibility to other cyclists, but I do concern myself with my own safety. There are so many drivers out there who seem to use RLJ etc to justify their diabolical treatment of cyclists. No matter how good an...
by ChrisPAmbulance
3 Dec 2013, 6:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New cycle friendly cafe in South Staffordshire
Replies: 4
Views: 2017

Re: New cycle friendly cafe in South Staffordshire

I went through Essington today along Hobnock/Bognop road - I wish I'd read this first as it was flipping cold.
by ChrisPAmbulance
3 Dec 2013, 6:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Oooh - I'm Cross
Replies: 48
Views: 7572

Oooh - I'm Cross

My blood is boiling. :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x !!!!! In the last 12 hours in my town, I've seen. 3 cyclists on a busy main road in darkness without lights 2 cyclists run red lights with no regard for anyone else around. I tackled one of...
by ChrisPAmbulance
5 Nov 2013, 2:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Riding in a group
Replies: 36
Views: 3660

Re: Riding in a group

bertbeerpot wrote:Still there. Section 66, third bullet point.


It also says "Keep both feet on the pedals". I tried that when I first got click pedals, it caused a lot of amusement amongst the other riders when I stopped.
by ChrisPAmbulance
5 Nov 2013, 1:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Legs A'Kimbo - Is there anything in this?
Replies: 16
Views: 2412

Re: Legs A'Kimbo - Is there anything in this?

Legs a'kimbo was a common phrsae where I grew up (Nottingham). It usually meant being all over the place, usually as a result of hitting the deck. Although I admit that in my juvenile innocence, I may have misinterpreted it from meaning something entirely different. :D