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by brooksby
5 Sep 2019, 3:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike security
Replies: 30
Views: 1530

Re: Bike security

gaz wrote:
Soldiersteve wrote:This is the type of rack we have.

I've seen worse.
CycleParking8.JPG


OMG!!!
by brooksby
5 Sep 2019, 11:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cyclist died on A369 near Pill
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: Cyclist died on A369 near Pill

The Bristol Post has a story that a cyclist has died of their injuries following a collision with a motor vehicle on the A369 Martcombe Road near Easton-in-Gordano last night. As you can imagine, the story is just "Collision, road closed, diversions, cyclist died, its OK because the road's ope...
by brooksby
5 Sep 2019, 9:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cyclist died on A369 near Pill
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Cyclist died on A369 near Pill

The Bristol Post has a story that a cyclist has died of their injuries following a collision with a motor vehicle on the A369 Martcombe Road near Easton-in-Gordano last night. As you can imagine, the story is just "Collision, road closed, diversions, cyclist died, its OK because the road's open...
by brooksby
29 Aug 2019, 2:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bells on bikes
Replies: 121
Views: 4423

Re: Bells on bikes

There is an art to alerting folk to your presence without seeming aggressive or starting them. I use the bell when maybe 30 metres away, but not closer than that . And I try to chat to people I pass, making the interaction friendly. I don't get hostile reactions so I think I'm getting it about righ...
by brooksby
17 Aug 2019, 7:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Facial Recognition by the Authorities
Replies: 78
Views: 7110

Re: Facial Recognition by the Authorities

If you read the privacy policies for a lot of private/pseudo-public spaces they now refer to capturing images and using AI/machine learning, so the Kings Cross site is hardly unique. Bristol's Cabot Circus/Quakers Friars site is an example of this sort of site. The council sold off the land so it mi...
by brooksby
18 Jul 2019, 3:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Red means STOP! or How I began to hate cyclists.
Replies: 166
Views: 13087

Re: Red means STOP! or How I began to hate cyclists.

Perhaps we're talking about two different things here. I regularly see POB's go up to a steady red light and either ride straight on or turn left. I never see motorists do this. However, I do see motorists 'go through late' (amber or about 1-2 seconds worth of red). Is this what you see? But you're...
by brooksby
17 Jul 2019, 4:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Red means STOP! or How I began to hate cyclists.
Replies: 166
Views: 13087

Re: Red means STOP! or How I began to hate cyclists.

False comparison, horse-boxes, tractors, caravans (to give more examples) don't have the option to make room for other users, cyclists do have that option, but some choose not to take it. You do realise that you've basically just said, "Bicycles are smaller and therefore less important so they...
by brooksby
17 Jul 2019, 4:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Red means STOP! or How I began to hate cyclists.
Replies: 166
Views: 13087

Re: Red means STOP! or How I began to hate cyclists.

Perhaps we're talking about two different things here. I regularly see POB's go up to a steady red light and either ride straight on or turn left. I never see motorists do this. However, I do see motorists 'go through late' (amber or about 1-2 seconds worth of red). Is this what you see? But you're...
by brooksby
17 Jul 2019, 4:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Red means STOP! or How I began to hate cyclists.
Replies: 166
Views: 13087

Re: Red means STOP! or How I began to hate cyclists.

Hmmm, interesting point. What is your view on horse-boxes? They can get in the way and slow me down when I'm driving. False comparison, horse-boxes, tractors, caravans (to give more examples) don't have the option to make room for other users, cyclists do have that option, but some choose not to ta...
by brooksby
20 Jun 2019, 4:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sheffield magazine under fire after call to 'razor wire' cyclists
Replies: 19
Views: 4753

Re: Sheffield magazine under fire after call to 'razor wire' cyclists

Update from KOP Otto’s Restaurant have who asked for the editorial to be pulled and for an apology to all involved. S11 Carpets and Flooring who are removing adverts until an apology is made. Sheffield Window Centre are taking it very seriously and are in discussions with directors on how to procee...
by brooksby
19 Jun 2019, 3:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sheffield magazine under fire after call to 'razor wire' cyclists
Replies: 19
Views: 4753

Re: Sheffield magazine under fire after call to 'razor wire' cyclists

661-Pete wrote:To do him credit, at least Parris apologised and seemed to show remorse.


Are you sure about that? I was under the impression he'd called "Satire!" on it and claimed it was supposed to be amusing, without actually apologising at all...
by brooksby
4 Jun 2019, 10:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ideas to prevent paint wear on racks sought...
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Re: Ideas to prevent paint wear on racks sought...

pwa wrote:Tape at the points of contact.


This. I've got gorilla tape, which also helps stop the pannier clips rattling.
by brooksby
31 May 2019, 9:27am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle path closure (Pill)
Replies: 22
Views: 4567

Re: Cycle path closure (Pill)

I'd also suggest that saying its north of Gordano (motorway) services is pretty much irrelevant to a cyclist...
by brooksby
30 May 2019, 10:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Just venting (advice from a stranger)
Replies: 38
Views: 1913

Re: Just venting (advice from a stranger)

Thanks, people :D