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by brooksby
20 Feb 2020, 4:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 133
Views: 13404

Re: Dogs off lead on shared use path

A cyclist hit a pedestrian who was crossing the road at a crossing when her light was on red and the cyclist road traffic on green The woman pedestrian was also oblivious to her surroundings as she was on her phone [...] How the cyclst is to blame fur any of it is beyond me ...but the law disagrees...
by brooksby
19 Feb 2020, 10:36pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Louis Theroux earns the scorn of the Sun
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: Louis Theroux earns the scorn of the Sun

PH wrote:
brooksby wrote: cycled whilst under the influence of cycling.

Is there any other way?


Yeah, stupid typo I've just noticed.

Should be "cycled whilst under the influence of alcohol".
by brooksby
19 Feb 2020, 9:04am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Louis Theroux earns the scorn of the Sun
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Louis Theroux earns the scorn of the Sun

Well, Louis Therous has earned the ire of the Sun's sleb journalists, by admitting that he doesn't wear a helmet when cycling and has occasionally cycled whilst under the influence of cycling. I admire his nerve for admitting it, irrespective of whether or not I entirely agree with him (yes on helme...
by brooksby
11 Feb 2020, 10:22pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 326
Views: 5710

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

... riding in traffic etc is high(er) risk cycling ... I neither ride a upright Dutch bike in a country designed from the ground up for cycling ... a helmet is a must for me... It never fails to entertain me that the kinds of conditions that cycle helmets are designed to be protective in are seen a...
by brooksby
7 Feb 2020, 6:31am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shared paths etiquette
Replies: 68
Views: 2595

Re: Shared paths etiquette

Etiquette goes for little when the lunatics are out of the asylum. Mrs Syd was assaulted on a shared use path today. Cycling home in daylight a bloke jumped across in front of, her making her stop, before forcibly pushing her to the ground and hurling abuse at her claiming she was riding on the wro...
by brooksby
29 Jan 2020, 4:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 126
Views: 3447

Re: Coronavirus - just how serious?

Tin hats out again. Isn't coronavirus a type not a specific name for a specific virus? Like a cold isn't once virus but a generic name for a host of viruses also of your coronavirus type. So named Corona because of mode of infection. I'd thought it was "Corona" because the virus itself is...
by brooksby
29 Jan 2020, 3:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: B&M Quality.
Replies: 36
Views: 2349

Re: B&M Quality.

I had an appalling rear B&M battery lamp some years ago. The sort that is designed specifically to go on a pannier rack. I stopped trying to use it pretty quickly. The battery contacts inside were flimsy. I hadn't realised such poorly made battery lights still existed. The light would fail on a...
by brooksby
29 Jan 2020, 3:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flat pedals
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Flat pedals

Yes: that's exactly what I meant :D

It's just for commuting, so if there's no practical difference other than the size of the platform then I think I'll probably stick with what I know...

Thanks!
by brooksby
29 Jan 2020, 3:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flat pedals
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Flat pedals

Stupid question, maybe. I think my current pedals on my commuter hybrid are shot and I want to replace them. I've never used clipless, so intend to get another pair of flats. Last time I got my LBS to do it, and they put on sort of metal frames (best way of describing it) - the spindle through the m...
by brooksby
24 Jan 2020, 10:57am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist blaming, scraping the barrel
Replies: 7
Views: 634

Re: Cyclist blaming, scraping the barrel

I saw this, too - posted about it on road.cc forum. Lets be honest, nobody expects the Bristol Post to be exactly unbiased on anything to do with cycling, do they...?
by brooksby
3 Jan 2020, 8:06am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 'London Bridge City' "clamping" bikes
Replies: 15
Views: 1480

Re: 'London Bridge City' "clamping" bikes

There are a lot of places around the country which appear to be public spaces, act as if they are public spaces, but are actually privately owned so the landowner can set whatever rules they wish. Pretty sure they're supposed to put up signs, though. That was at the root of that recent news story a...
by brooksby
3 Jan 2020, 8:04am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 776
Views: 20842

Re: Why wear black?

My commuter is set up to be road legal at night. Neither flashing lights nor proviz jackets are involved. There was me thinking that meeting the legal requirements to ride on the road at night would be enough to expect motorists to see me but no, silly and stupid it is :roll: . I'm not talking abou...
by brooksby
25 Nov 2019, 11:03am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Using ANPR to deny fuel to uninsured/untaxed vehicles
Replies: 64
Views: 2787

Re: Using ANPR to deny fuel to uninsured/untaxed vehicles

A local multi storey car park prints the car registration number on the ticket printed when you enter. Last time, my car's registration was apparently "????!!" (Apparently ANPR doesn't like black and silver number plates)
by brooksby
25 Nov 2019, 6:36am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Will I get fined if I overstay at the local petrol station?
Replies: 15
Views: 893

Re: Will I get fined if I overstay at the local petrol station?

At the big sainsburys up town both entrances have a big sign that flashes up your registration number and what time your 2hrs free parking time expires. No excuse if you get a ticket! There was one at the Sainsbury carpark on Regent Road, Manchester which I drove into a few years ago. It picked up ...
by brooksby
20 Nov 2019, 1:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster
Replies: 239
Views: 8167

Re: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster

Can I ask what your views of a car hitting a pedestrian or stationary object like a signpost on a country road because it was dark and their lights were dipped so they didn't see them? Our views don't matter much. Plus, no pedestrian is under a foot wide and signposts on country roads are mounted i...