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by brooksby
17 Feb 2019, 7:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Single Pannier on the left or the right ?
Replies: 49
Views: 3373

Re: Single Pannier on the left or the right ?

I suspect it's just what you get used to. S single pannier always goes on the left, and if I try to ride with just a single on the right the bike feels 'off' somehow.
by brooksby
17 Feb 2019, 7:03am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Scrapped HS2 bike path "5 times better value"
Replies: 15
Views: 1781

Re: Scrapped HS2 bike path "5 times better value"

Isn't that the real issue? It's not just that they're not going to build some utopian great British cycle path, but that they've decided it's not even cost effective to "cycle proof" the crossings where the existing roads go under or over the shiny new railway lines. How to cut the country...
by brooksby
10 Feb 2019, 10:17pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist
Replies: 96
Views: 3582

Re: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist

I was under the impression that the aggressor was on a bmw *motorbike* not driving a bmw car...? From the article: A BMW driver ran down a cyclist on a quiet country lane after a road rage clash, a court heard. Angry Paul Nodder, aged 37, chased the rider in his car and deliberately knocked him fro...
by brooksby
10 Feb 2019, 3:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist
Replies: 96
Views: 3582

Re: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist

I was under the impression that the aggressor was on a bmw *motorbike* not driving a bmw car...?
by brooksby
4 Feb 2019, 10:16am
Forum: On the road
Topic: King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed
Replies: 6
Views: 1492

Re: King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed

Its going to be interesting to see when (or whether!) they manage to reinstall those bike stands. During the day, King Street is pretty badly parked up, and when I went down there about 8 this morning there was a van parked right in the space where the stands used to be (I think the owner liked havi...
by brooksby
1 Feb 2019, 11:51am
Forum: On the road
Topic: King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed
Replies: 6
Views: 1492

Re: King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed

I had an email from Bristol CC - I'd emailed them as soon as I saw that the stands had gone. They've assured me that they're being put back next week. I will be watching!
by brooksby
1 Feb 2019, 9:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed
Replies: 6
Views: 1492

Re: King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed

I've worked it out myself. Harry and Meghan are visiting Bristol today, first stop the Old Vic extension. And the bike stands in question are practically right outside the Old Vic. I presume that the stands had to be removed on *Tuesday* for the hour or so the Sussexes will be visiting four days lat...
by brooksby
30 Jan 2019, 10:57am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclists banned from using local recycling centres
Replies: 29
Views: 2587

Re: Cyclists banned from using local recycling centres

Around here, we had the extra complication of the abolition of the short-lived West Yorkshire County Council which had been the refuse disposal authority. We have the silly situation of lots of households near a site but not being authorised to use it because it's in another metropolitan district. ...
by brooksby
30 Jan 2019, 8:18am
Forum: On the road
Topic: King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed
Replies: 6
Views: 1492

King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed

Does anyone know why Bristol City Council has removed the cycle stands from outside 16 King Street in Bristol? https://goo.gl/maps/hvphaSVUE1R2 They were always busy. I hope they're going to replace them/refurbish them, and not just double yellow the road or turn it into paid parking spaces...
by brooksby
22 Jan 2019, 2:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Really creepy experience cycling home tonight (I did solve the mystery eventually)
Replies: 32
Views: 3630

Re: Really creepy experience cycling home tonight (I did solve the mystery eventually)

Recently I had a jackdaw swoop down and scratch my head with its claws when I was walking on a busy pavement in Edinburgh. Why me?! Walking central Bristol with my kids back in September, a gull swooped down and stole a bar of chocolate out of my son's hand. Surprising, but more so when you conside...
by brooksby
18 Jan 2019, 1:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duke In Rollover
Replies: 408
Views: 10103

Re: Duke In Rollover

If the prince is thought to be liable, he could face prosecution for driving without due care and attention. The lawyer Nick Freeman, known as Mr Loophole, who has represented celebrities prosecuted over alleged traffic offences, said he believed the prince could have a good defence if he blamed be...
by brooksby
18 Jan 2019, 9:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them
Replies: 97
Views: 6791

Re: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them

I'm beginning to wonder if "Dog stuff" ought to get its own sub-forum, like the one for h**mets?
by brooksby
10 Jan 2019, 10:33am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Plea to roadies....
Replies: 36
Views: 4564

Re: Plea to roadies....

If you're out in force, on a club run on a fine but chilly Winter morn (admirable!)... And you all gather in a lay-by to 'take five' or whatever (understandable!)... And a not-so-young cyclist bears down on said lay-by at his usual pootling pace (OK, a bit faster than pootling, it was downhill)... ...
by brooksby
10 Jan 2019, 10:28am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shoulder Barged By Pedestrian On A Cycle Path
Replies: 60
Views: 6016

Re: Shoulder Barged By Pedestrian On A Cycle Path

… Car pulled alongside and woman got out, shouting abuse and saying how I was going too fast for her to overtake. I replied that she had a 1600 Cortina (it was many years ago :) ) and if it wasn't safe for her to overtake then what's the problem? ... But I thought all motorists believe that cyclist...
by brooksby
19 Dec 2018, 2:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Clevedon~Weston Super Mare
Replies: 19
Views: 1569

Re: Clevedon~Weston Super Mare

I read that North Somerset’s planning committee has approved the plans to build a 1.4km shared-use path linking the villages of Wick St Lawrence and Kingston Seymour. The villagers of Kingston Seymour are up in arms over it! Apparently it might attract cyclists to their village, which will cause the...