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by Velo
12 Jul 2017, 7:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: White van in a deliberate swerve on A272
Replies: 51
Views: 3360

Re: White van in a deliberate swerve on A272

Last time I punched my wife in the face the police didn't seem too bothered about the fact that she'd annoyed me by turning the boxing off the telly, even though any experienced wife would have known not to do that. You know, it is possible, especially in a heated situation, for both protagonists t...
by Velo
16 May 2017, 3:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Motorist jailed for three years for using her car as a weapon
Replies: 71
Views: 21369

Re: Motorist jailed for three years for using her car as a weapon

Kicking wing mirrors isn't an exact science. From the POV of somebody inside a car, the most they know is that it's happened, unless it's actually hanging off. The driver became angry and now has time to reflect on how she might have acted differently. After the initial bad driving the cyclist seem...
by Velo
16 May 2017, 12:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Motorist jailed for three years for using her car as a weapon
Replies: 71
Views: 21369

Re: Motorist jailed for three years for using her car as a weapon

Did the wing mirror actually get kicked off the vehicle? I think the thing I read merely said he had kicked it, not kicked it off. It's not much of a difference, apart from there might be no damage if all it had done is folded in. I don't know if any mirrors can be kicked off without causing any da...
by Velo
1 Apr 2016, 4:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: It must be a coincidence
Replies: 35
Views: 2183

Re: It must be a coincidence

Given what I have read so far about the case I'm not sure I would have returned a guilty verdict. And if a commited cyclist and strong advocate of strict liability can say that it is entirely predictable that a randomly selected jury would too. I do think he was liable (if this was a civil case) fo...
by Velo
3 Feb 2016, 1:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham
Replies: 238
Views: 15009

Re: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham

Some confusion with the vehicle's controls. Possibly alcohol still in the system from the night before. And we must of course be very gentle and understanding when a mature adult drives off in a vehicle that they don't know how to control. And a little drink, well that's very understandable too. An...
by Velo
4 Dec 2015, 5:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First Really Close Pass Last Night - Wife a bit shook up
Replies: 25
Views: 1718

Re: First Really Close Pass Last Night - Wife a bit shook up

With the opposing lane empty it beggars belief that the driver would choose to pass both of you that close. Riding further out can help, but not always. Lane width and traffic levels also play a role. What's more, a minority of motorists think one foot of clearance is sufficient, and there's not a w...
by Velo
14 Sep 2015, 12:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedestrian pushes cyclist off bike and into traffic
Replies: 179
Views: 10541

Re: Pedestrian pushes cyclist off bike and into traffic

I'd be interested in how this discussion would had gone if she had attempted to stop and was then hit from behind. I'd imagine there would have been a number of people saying that there was plenty of space to avoid the pedestrian or that it would be foolish to stop coming through a junction on a gr...
by Velo
14 Sep 2015, 10:57am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedestrian pushes cyclist off bike and into traffic
Replies: 179
Views: 10541

Re: Pedestrian pushes cyclist off bike and into traffic

I'd be interested in how this discussion would have gone had she collided with him. I'd be interested in how this discussion would had gone if she had attempted to stop and was then hit from behind. I'd imagine there would have been a number of people saying that there was plenty of space to avoid ...
by Velo
9 Aug 2015, 8:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Doored cyclist almost run over - good driving?
Replies: 106
Views: 8081

Re: Doored cyclist almost run over - good driving?

People seem obsessed with apportioning blame on this forum. But it's no good lying in the hospital bed saying it was the parked car's fault, or relying on the quick reflexes of a taxi driver to avoid being run over. I repeat, if you ride so close to a line of parked cars, sooner or later you are go...
by Velo
26 Jun 2015, 2:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How to make a cyclist sandwich - video content -
Replies: 11
Views: 1513

Re: How to make a cyclist sandwich - video content -

@Bicycler I can empathize with that viewpoint as it's one that I have employed for many years to make me feel that I can influence other road users and thereby reduce the danger that I encounter on rural A and B roads (NSL 60mph). In all honesty, I think it reduces the number of close passes I recei...
by Velo
26 Jun 2015, 1:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How to make a cyclist sandwich - video content -
Replies: 11
Views: 1513

Re: How to make a cyclist sandwich - video content -

Phil Fouracre wrote:Bloody scary, but, got to agree, ride further out. A perfect example of how you prevent a moron like that risking your life


I think if he had been another 20cm further out he could have been hit.

Please report that to Staffs Police.
by Velo
1 Nov 2012, 10:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM A2 Automatix; introduction to the internals
Replies: 127
Views: 205103

Re: SRAM A2 Automatix; introduction to the internals

A very informative and helpful thread. Two question though, what is the chainline on the A2 hub and does anyone have any experience of the roller brake version?
by Velo
28 Sep 2012, 11:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Met Police officer closely undertakes cyclist
Replies: 126
Views: 10739

Re: Met Police officer closely undertakes cyclist

The van was stationary, trying to see past the bus. By the time our cyclist had passed the bus at the speed he was doing, he should have started to move over not completing the move until past the emerging van. The angry copper could not have passed to the left of our cyclist - no one could. That w...
by Velo
28 Sep 2012, 10:27am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Met Police officer closely undertakes cyclist
Replies: 126
Views: 10739

Re: Met Police officer closely undertakes cyclist

Hi veloevol, and welcome. :D Personally, I would have moved back to the LH lane as I passed the bus. By staying out right, it seems to me that you are rather vulnerable. I obviously do not know the roads you were on, so my comments are solely based on the video. I'm not sure I would - immediately a...
by Velo
4 Nov 2010, 1:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Campaign against Waterloo Cars, Cycling Superhighway 7
Replies: 14
Views: 1693

Re: Campaign against Waterloo Cars, Cycling Superhighway 7

They've done that on a different part of the route i.e. a narrower cycle lane and two narrower moving traffic lanes (parking bays are 1.8m and there is a 50cm buffer to the cycle lane) and it's often an unpleasant experience. If you're riding along the "superhighway" you have to position ...