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by Lance Dopestrong
7 Oct 2018, 7:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: dont ask a copper
Replies: 77
Views: 3554

Re: dont ask a copper ( better url)

Some in this thread are highlighting being a police officer as a dangerous occupation. An officer is far less likely to suffer death or serious injury at work than a farmworker, builder, fisherman,scaffolder, electrician, plumber, miner, quarryman, manufacturing worker and a fair number of other oc...
by Lance Dopestrong
6 Oct 2018, 8:15pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Cycle Training UK to close
Replies: 4
Views: 1767

Re: Cycle Training UK to close

I think they've got the wrong end of the stick. Some work and professions don't lend themselves to full-time secure employment - they just don't. So it makes sense if a work provider/employer can offer work on good terms with the interests of its (inevitably) free-lance contractors at its heart. Th...
by Lance Dopestrong
6 Oct 2018, 7:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: dont ask a copper
Replies: 77
Views: 3554

Re: dont ask a copper

fair enough but it sounds like that only happened to you once in how many years: if you were every day or most days risking life and limb then your comments stand but how frequent were such situations? As an average I got assaulted probably several times a year, like most coppers do. Most were mino...
by Lance Dopestrong
6 Oct 2018, 6:39pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Milton keynes
Replies: 11
Views: 614

Re: Milton keynes

Don't complaint too loudly. As flawed as it is the network is an idyllic dream land compared to the cycling infrastructure in most towns. Some of it is poositively lovely.
by Lance Dopestrong
6 Oct 2018, 6:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: dont ask a copper
Replies: 77
Views: 3554

Re: dont ask a copper

Any police officers on this forum should be ashamed of themselves .................. I'm a retired copper, and in all my years I never did anything to be ashamed of. I doubt you could hold aMondanock PR24NX baton correctly, so I don't think I'll be taking policing lessons from you! :lol: I got medi...
by Lance Dopestrong
5 Oct 2018, 8:36pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Fears after cycling accident
Replies: 19
Views: 965

Re: Fears after cycling accident

Once you've got your confidence back get some tuition, learn about safe positioning with respect to each other on the road. Then if one comes off they don't gather the other off. As it happens I'm booked to coach a senior citizen on Monday, he took a fall off the bike a while back and broke some rib...
by Lance Dopestrong
5 Oct 2018, 8:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: auto high beam lights
Replies: 90
Views: 2395

Re: auto high beam lights

I remember (circa 2000) reading some sort of a review of the first BMW with reversing sensors. At that time an optional extra, they were £8,000 when cars were a lot cheaper than they are now. Within a couple of years, DIY kis were available at Halfords for £50 quid. We bought a basic Skoda Fabia th...
by Lance Dopestrong
4 Oct 2018, 8:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why do bikes look so boring?
Replies: 109
Views: 3167

Re: Why do bikes look so boring?

I’d argue it doesn’t matter how visible you are if a motorist has no capacity of understanding how wide their vehicle is. I have always smiled at this........ no-one queries car colour asa safety factor I have heard rumours of select insurance companies offering a (minuscule) discount on bright red...
by Lance Dopestrong
4 Oct 2018, 8:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: is 5 years enough?
Replies: 14
Views: 568

Re: is 5 years enough?

I never suggested otherwise, but a life sentence with even the lowest permissible tariff is more than 5 years.
by Lance Dopestrong
4 Oct 2018, 8:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: auto high beam lights
Replies: 90
Views: 2395

Re: Is it just me?

I had a Peugeot 508 with such a system. It was crap.
by Lance Dopestrong
4 Oct 2018, 6:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Vomit-inducing content from the Guardian
Replies: 57
Views: 4867

Re: Vomit-inducing content from the Guardian

Our local coppers and PCOs have Land Rover MTBs, but they cant ride them because they havent had nanny inspect them for 6 months.l You'd only moan if they carried on using them, one broke, someone got hurt, and then sued the force for hundreds of thousands to be paid out of the public purse. And it...
by Lance Dopestrong
4 Oct 2018, 6:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle - You must be banned or poor
Replies: 96
Views: 16357

Re: Cycle - You must be banned or poor

I dont care if anyone thinks I'm banned or poor. When the petrol runs out, and the penny drops that there arent enough rare earth metals to build enough electric cars to replace internal combustion cars lne for one, then theyll either be on the bike or bus themselves.
by Lance Dopestrong
4 Oct 2018, 6:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: is 5 years enough?
Replies: 14
Views: 568

Re: is 5 years enough?

Sentenced to 5 or less years? They'll automatically serve only half. The sentencing should bring a mandatory life sentence for taking a life while breaking the law behind the wheel.
by Lance Dopestrong
4 Oct 2018, 6:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: OS bagging
Replies: 66
Views: 2904

Re: OS bagging

Nice work Rick, well done. Now you're addicted, hooked, unable to cycle, walk or drive without scanning buildings for the benchmarks.
by Lance Dopestrong
20 Sep 2018, 8:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Another DT GCSE - Problems with current products
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Another DT GCSE - make cycling more accessable to the non-cyclist

What are you perceiving as the barriers to cycling for the non cyclist?