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by brooksby
6 Dec 2018, 2:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: British Transport Films: Cyclists Special
Replies: 20
Views: 1168

Re: British Transport Films: Cyclists Special

Wonderful piece of viewing: how things have changed since then! Two things stood out for me: (1) a dearth of moving motor vehicles, and (2) the wearing of tweed plus-fours in an unironic fashion.
by brooksby
5 Dec 2018, 4:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: He wasn't in a Wange Wover
Replies: 61
Views: 1946

Re: He wasn't in a Wange Wover

Oldjohnw wrote:A policeman is quite entitled to ask someone his name: he cannot simply take the word of someone else.


They can ask, but I was under the impression that you don't actually have to answer. Not unless they are actually charging you, or say they suspect you of a crime.
by brooksby
5 Dec 2018, 3:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: He wasn't in a Wange Wover
Replies: 61
Views: 1946

Re: He wasn't in a Wange Wover

In this era of terrorist activity, safeguarding of young persons you need to ask yourselves. If a male who was not known to me to and was not initially known to the school turned up at the gates of my child schools wearing a balaclava mask / face mask which caused my child and their friends distres...
by brooksby
5 Dec 2018, 3:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My commute in
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: My commute in

The wind often gets up speed blowing down the Avon Gorge and up through the Centre. I ride the Portway both ways up and down the gorge on a daily basis and find it's windier on Hotwells Road opposite the SS Great Britain and once on the Portway heading out of town I can get wind from the right, a t...
by brooksby
4 Dec 2018, 5:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Zinn Road Bike Maintenance - any good?
Replies: 19
Views: 837

Re: Zinn Road Bike Maintenance - any good?

Zinn & The Art of Road Bike Maintenance - is this book any good? I have an old edition. It’s thorough and probably more correct than the typical maintenance book, but it is thorough with words rather than pictures. There are plenty of pictures, but not as many as some readers may expect today. ...
by brooksby
29 Nov 2018, 8:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: My commute in
Replies: 5
Views: 569

My commute in

I have been off the bike for longer than I care to admit (combination of bad shoulder, bad knee, bad cold, plus a developing laziness :D ). Finally got back on the saddle yesterday, rode to and from work. Really enjoyed it, had forgotten what I was missing, although I was asleep by nine o'clock. Thi...
by brooksby
20 Nov 2018, 2:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: HEDGE TRIMMING
Replies: 57
Views: 1869

Re: HEDGE TRIMMING

So are the farmers in the wrong for not spending time/money sweeping up every last thorn, or is the problem that we use the wrong tyres for the road conditions? I think the same question applies to potholes. You're right - we should probably carry a spare set of tyres with us, so we can swap them o...
by brooksby
14 Nov 2018, 2:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 148
Views: 11161

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Quite disgusting but children somehow know it is not true, like Max & Moritz who were ground in the flour mill :? And there were Hilaire Belloc's Cautionary Tales . And from an earlier generation, Heinrich's Hoffmann's Struwwelpeter . For example, the stories of Pauline (aka Harriet) who played...
by brooksby
14 Nov 2018, 1:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The (ir)responsibily of the Media
Replies: 61
Views: 1623

Re: The (ir)responsibily of the Media

Rab McNeil's article claims that cyclists "cause cars to overtake into oncoming traffic." Really? I thought that it would be up to the driver to decide whether or not they think its safe to overtake, or do cyclists use some sort of mind trick on them??
by brooksby
9 Nov 2018, 2:14pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Law Commissions open consultation into new rules for UK’s self-driving future
Replies: 102
Views: 1668

Re: Law Commissions open consultation into new rules for UK’s self-driving future

Nah. The hard bit of self driving cars is the "final mile". Driving between your house and the main A roads. Bikes, peds, dogs, cats & hedgehogs are all things to be dealt with on that final mile, nobody will ever be able to remove them on the roads around your house. But it turns out...
by brooksby
8 Nov 2018, 3:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Twice Drunk Driver Escapes Jail And Keeps Job
Replies: 68
Views: 1113

Re: Twice Drunk Driver Escapes Jail And Keeps Job

Was annoys me is the hypocrisy of the medical profession. Had this been a Nurse or Allied Health Professional, they would have probably been suspended for struck off at the first offence I recall taking my son - just a baby, at the time - to an out of hours service late one night. The doctor absolu...
by brooksby
8 Nov 2018, 2:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shoulder Barged By Pedestrian On A Cycle Path
Replies: 29
Views: 1330

Re: Shoulder Barged By Pedestrian On A Cycle Path

The canal footpath [...] What about HC Rule 56? Dogs . Do not let a dog out on the road on its own. Keep it on a short lead when walking on the pavement, road or path shared with cyclists or horse riders. I may be wrong, but I don't think canal towpaths (not footpaths! Naughty!) are often highways ...
by brooksby
8 Nov 2018, 2:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shoulder Barged By Pedestrian On A Cycle Path
Replies: 29
Views: 1330

Re: Shoulder Barged By Pedestrian On A Cycle Path

The canal footpath is a haven for walkers and for dogs, who may be confined in the canal's corridor but able to roam and run as dogs must do. They are of no problem to other walkers. They are no problem to cyclists who understand dogs and are willing to slow or otherwise take care. They may be a pr...
by brooksby
1 Nov 2018, 7:34am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Budget 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 986

Re: Budget 2018

No mention of cycling (or walking) in the speech... but it gets cheaper for drivers: "…we will freeze fuel duties for the ninth successive year… "…bringing the total saving to the average car driver to over £1,000… "…and to the average van driver to over £2,500…" https://www.gov...