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by toomsie
23 Feb 2017, 3:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Just as bad in America
Replies: 9
Views: 1258

Re: Just as bad in America

It was socialist policies that created car dependence communities in America. It was the government that took taxpayer money and paid for the big freeways. They was probably lobbied by oil companies and car companies, who knows. If government did not pay for the freeways, communities would probably ...
by toomsie
23 Feb 2017, 3:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Just as bad in America
Replies: 9
Views: 1258

Re: Just as bad in America

Wouldn't surprise if Trump make cycling and walking illegal in the US before long and decrees that everyone must travel in gas guzzlers. Walking doesn't need to be made illegal in the States, in some places it's almost impossible. I read Bill Bryson's "A walk in the woods" where he descri...
by toomsie
23 Feb 2017, 3:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike cameras
Replies: 36
Views: 2444

Re: Bike cameras

I use the Cycliq Fly6 (rear) and Fly12 (front). They function as bike lights as well as cameras so you may end up with less clutter on the bike. They automatically overwrite the memory card when it becomes full. I always use two rear lights and given it's winter, I have a very bright front light - ...
by toomsie
23 Feb 2017, 3:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Up yours van man......
Replies: 15
Views: 1034

Re: Up yours van man......

The guys are probably looking for a woman that would respond positively to that behaviour . The I wouldn't be surprised if they become best of friend if the met up again.
by toomsie
17 Oct 2016, 6:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why not private companies to police roads?
Replies: 63
Views: 4413

Re: Why not private companies to police roads?

Any prosecutions (including FPNs and equivalents) that result in profit for someone is a system created for abuse. In the US, many local governments began using traffic tickets as a mean to pay for policing (and sometimes other things). This has resulted in: -no incentive to improve the roads envir...
by toomsie
17 Oct 2016, 6:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedal power - the unstoppable growth of cycling
Replies: 28
Views: 3249

Re: Pedal power - the unstoppable growth of cycling

I hate to appear superior, but anyone who cycles in and around London must be very brave and very long suffering. If I was to guess, about 50% of central London have a pleasant commute. On commuting times, its like a party happening. Cyclists everywhere. On many routes it feels very safe. Where I l...
by toomsie
22 Sep 2016, 1:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: is it a bird, is it a plane?
Replies: 16
Views: 1326

Re: is it a bird, is it a plane?

It looked like an electric bike.
by toomsie
22 Sep 2016, 1:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in the city: London vs Tehran
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: Cycling in the city: London vs Tehran

Wouldn't cycle in the other country. I would motorbike it though. In London, I would find a cycle path or a road heavily used by cyclists and go around the long way.
by toomsie
22 Sep 2016, 1:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The good, bad and ugly bits about cycling to work
Replies: 11
Views: 1333

Re: The good, bad and ugly bits about cycling to work

Nothing new to report in this year. The pedestrians are the new BMWDriver though.
by toomsie
14 Sep 2016, 7:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another Cyclist Dies.
Replies: 10
Views: 1389

Re: Another Cyclist Dies.

I wasn't happy cycling until I understood and trust some statistics. The problem is there are probably millions of cyclists. I cannot visualize how many there are. But I can visualize how many Boris bikes their are in London. I see loads of Boris Bikes docking stations in London. However, there has ...
by toomsie
14 Jan 2016, 3:45pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Alcohol Consumption Guidelines: Do you care?
Replies: 221
Views: 6300

Re: Alcohol Consumption Guidelines: Do you care?

Alcohol pah... the bigger problem is the Government thinking it can tell people what to do and there being guidelines for something like this at all . We should fine them for even trying it... and I am someone that doesn't even drink saying that. Govern = Control Mente = Mind Offering guidelines is...
by toomsie
3 Jan 2016, 12:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Leeds Bus Drivers view of Cyclists
Replies: 28
Views: 2570

Re: Leeds Bus Drivers view of Cyclists

I'm at a loss as to how posting his partners fb profile page here for all to see in any way adds positively to the issue of bus drivers being happy to take out cyclists. Is she a bus driver too? Quite. In any case, I think it is a very bad idea to go digging into and broadcasting every aspect of th...
by toomsie
2 Jan 2016, 10:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Don't cycle slowly
Replies: 31
Views: 1947

Re: Don't cycle slowly

I would like to know the incident rate for Roadies opposed to others cyclists. That might bring some light on the subject.
Generally I do feel safer on some roads if I keep up with traffic or cars behind don't get a chance to catch up and overtake.
by toomsie
1 Jan 2016, 6:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I paid 5p for a bag on my commute to work.
Replies: 60
Views: 2738

Re: I paid 5p for a bag on my commute to work.

It is competition that drives down costs and improves quality. we can see that all around. just look at the railways /electricity companies :P Privatised railroads did work very well before being nationalised at war time. I am sure even now, they are highly regulated compare to busses like nation e...
by toomsie
31 Dec 2015, 12:52am
Forum: On the road
Topic: I paid 5p for a bag on my commute to work.
Replies: 60
Views: 2738

Re: I paid 5p for a bag on my commute to work.

You will find that quite a few Tory MPs have interests in thses companies. A quick google found this. http://socialinvestigations.blogspot.co.uk/p/key-facts-of-lords-and-mps-connections.html These companies have been buying Labour politicians too it seems, but more Conservatives. Thnks for link. Pu...