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by Bez
1 Jan 2020, 9:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 23538

Re: Why wear black?

How could you reflect on that event the second way ? Surely that's quite simple? When it comes to cycling, I assume you're comfortable with the idea that any event that exhibited risk to you is something you look back on and ask yourself "what could I do differently next time to mitigate that ...
by Bez
1 Jan 2020, 4:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 23538

Re: Why wear black?

Nearly killed a guy wearing all black gear at a bend in the road -- he hadn't realised his rear light had went out ( faulty ) I only missed him cos I saw a feint glimmer from one of his muddy pedal reflectors at the last moment or he most certainly would be dead. I wear two rear lights and hi vis t...
by Bez
31 Dec 2019, 12:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 23538

Re: Why wear black?

You can feel the difference if you put one on, over your black T shirt. Especially if it's rush hour. Traffic immediately gives you wider passing space, or slows down etc. It's automatic reflex to high viz yellow Yesterday I noticed a lot of drivers unusually stopping to let me through on country l...
by Bez
31 Dec 2019, 12:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Southampton Cycling Infrastructure
Replies: 17
Views: 660

Re: Southampton Cycling Infrastructure

Marcus Aurelius wrote:Southampton soon will be as easy to navigate ( by bike) as Portsmouth is.


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by Bez
30 Dec 2019, 9:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Using a Powerbank to charge a Garmin Edge whilst riding
Replies: 20
Views: 884

Re: Using a Powerbank to charge a Garmin Edge whilst riding

Connecting & disconnecting repeatedly doesn't seem to have any adverse effect. On occasions in the past I've run Edges and eTrexes directly from dyno power (ie without a cache battery in the middle, but with proper circuitry) and after some distance of fluctuating power they always went a bit h...
by Bez
28 Dec 2019, 11:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Using a Powerbank to charge a Garmin Edge whilst riding
Replies: 20
Views: 884

Re: Using a Powerbank to charge a Garmin Edge whilst riding

Every power bank I’ve ever used has turned itself off a short while after whatever it’s charging has decided it’s full and doesn’t want more juice. Which would make it perfectly normal to arrive home with less than 100% on the Garmin. That said, if you can do 140km with the Garmin only losing 14% of...
by Bez
26 Dec 2019, 10:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gloves: Lobster vs Trigger
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: Gloves: Lobster vs Trigger

I’ve got “triggers” (aka 3+1s). They’re absolutely ace on drop bars. Hard to find, though.
by Bez
24 Dec 2019, 2:09am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 23538

Re: Why wear black?

You’re not thinking particularly clearly. What if you get separated from your bike / ‘bent / whatever Maybe I'm not thinking clearly. Is there a scenario where this happens on the road at night which isn't either (a) massively unlikely, eg you somehow come off the bike and land unconscious in the c...
by Bez
23 Dec 2019, 10:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 23538

Re: Why wear black?

risk reduction, as far as possible, is never a bad idea Of course it is. Otherwise you’d reduce your risk of a cycling-related injury by not cycling. wearing totally black kit, in low visibility conditions is beyond daft / stupid / suicidal. What, even if you’re riding a bike decked out in multiple...
by Bez
23 Dec 2019, 10:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 23538

Re: Why wear black?

If you were wearing black, the media might imply that you were partly responsible by way of not wearing bright colours. If you were wearing bright colours, the media will state the fact clearly, which will reinforce prejudices about clothing and conspicuity, and will thus enhance their ability to im...
by Bez
23 Dec 2019, 9:50am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 23538

Re: Why wear black?

I use lights 24/7 too, partly so I don’t feel any need to wear clothes I don’t like :)
by Bez
23 Dec 2019, 12:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New iPhone
Replies: 41
Views: 1133

Re: New iPhone

mercalia wrote:so how much does it cost to replace a battery?


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by Bez
22 Dec 2019, 2:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New iPhone
Replies: 41
Views: 1133

Re: New iPhone

IIRC the SEII is a larger case. Oh, there have been all sorts of rumours about an SE2 for years now. I'll not believe anything till I see it. I suspect a lot will hinge on what Apple thinks people value most about the SE: the lower price or the smaller size. So I'd expect either a 7/8-sized form fa...
by Bez
22 Dec 2019, 2:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New iPhone
Replies: 41
Views: 1133

Re: New iPhone

Mrs Mick F bought one on eBay. £149.99 64Gb You should shop around… I picked up a 128GB 7 on a Giffgaff Black Friday deal for £169, plus (in theory at least) £50 cashback :) The 7 seems like the sweet spot for iPhone cheapskates at the moment. The price jump up to the 8 is quite considerable. Did y...
by Bez
22 Dec 2019, 2:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 23538

Re: Why wear black?

Wearing black on my upper body the bike is a no,no for me Out of interest, what colour(s) are your trousers/leggings/shorts/tights? FIFM :wink: :mrgreen: Right… as suspected, but therein lies the point: it's quite curious to be dogmatic about the upper body, saying "black is a no-no", and...