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by scrumpydave
28 Feb 2019, 9:25am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: “virtually indistinguishable” in the dark
Replies: 177
Views: 15162

Re: “virtually indistinguishable” in the dark

thirdcrank wrote:Mike Hall: UK endurance cyclist's death in Australia 'avoidable'

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-47396799


I don't know what to make of this... The victim blaming is strong.
by scrumpydave
9 Feb 2017, 11:28am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: About to email the council about stretch of road - advice needed
Replies: 7
Views: 4131

About to email the council about stretch of road - advice needed

Hi all A friend of mine is trying to pressure the council into installing a crossing on a stretch of road near us that lots of children have to cross on the way to school. I support the intention here but I feel it is a sticking plaster on a wider problem of speeding and dangerous driving in the are...
by scrumpydave
2 Feb 2017, 3:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: rules of the road
Replies: 34
Views: 2191

Re: rules of the road

I think the prevailing school of thought is that cyclists should be on the left of motorised traffic at all time. This is common amongst drivers (who don't want to be slowed down) and is also common amongst novice cyclists (who don't want to put themselves in front of said drivers). The problem is t...
by scrumpydave
19 Sep 2016, 3:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Project EDWARD - whistful thinking?
Replies: 9
Views: 793

Re: Project EDWARD - whistful thinking?

To paraphrase Bez

Drivers - pledge to not kill anyone on Sep 21
Cyclists - pledge to not get killed on Sep 21
by scrumpydave
27 May 2016, 8:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Leaving the pump on the bike
Replies: 17
Views: 1665

Re: Leaving the pump on the bike

Mine got nicked off the bike yesterday :(
by scrumpydave
16 Feb 2016, 10:02am
Forum: On the road
Topic: pressing for assault and dangerous driving
Replies: 59
Views: 3363

Re: pressing for assault and dangerous driving

What is it about motoring that leads people to behave this way? He clearly felt that his dangerous actions were your fault, you were "all over the road" after all. But somehow I doubt he would push his trolley at someone dawdling in front of him at the supermarket.
by scrumpydave
23 Nov 2015, 12:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Carry ID
Replies: 50
Views: 10282

Re: Carry ID

I had some stickers printed out in bright yellow with all my details on. Very cheap and easy from eBay. I've got one on the top tube of each bike, one on my helmet and a trimmed down one on my GPS watch for when I'm running. I've covered them all with helicopter tape so they are totally sealed from ...
by scrumpydave
19 Nov 2015, 2:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What Can You Do?
Replies: 17
Views: 1346

Re: What Can You Do?

sapperadam wrote:As for holding up traffic, a bit later I passed him again and I was holding up that much traffic that I turned into my place of work four cars in front of him because of the queue :roll:


I hope you gave him an earful for holding up the traffic behind him.
by scrumpydave
25 Jul 2015, 7:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Motorists' visibility mark II
Replies: 31
Views: 10562

Re: Motorists' visibility mark II

Thanks for all the replies. Very interested to see the line in the Highway Code. I was out and about in the area last night so I had a look at how the cars were parked. I estimate around 95% were parked facing the house so would have to reverse out. On my own street of 10 houses only 1 household alw...
by scrumpydave
24 Jul 2015, 2:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Motorists' visibility mark II
Replies: 31
Views: 10562

Motorists' visibility mark II

Hi all New to this board but I've been active on other cycling websites over the years. I've been thinking about all the attention the lorry driver blindly running into a motorbike has been getting, in particular the claim on the BBC article that the driver wasn't acting negligently. It reminded me ...