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by Fogey
3 Nov 2015, 7:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Unexpected behaviour on Cycle Lanes
Replies: 84
Views: 3502

Re: Unexpected behaviour on Cycle Lanes

The average adult, blessed with normal cognitive functions and motor skills... What is this strange creature? And what are " normal cognitive functions and motor skills?" At the beginning and end of a working day, I am willing to bet my bike that very few cyclists are functioning at a lev...
by Fogey
2 Nov 2015, 10:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Unexpected behaviour on Cycle Lanes
Replies: 84
Views: 3502

Re: Unexpected behaviour on Cycle Lanes

The point is, if you are ridng on a cycle path you are going to have choose to ride on one side or the other. So why not choose to ride on the same side as everyone else who is going in the same direction. It really isn't a hardship. I can't quite understand why people appear to be resistant to thi...
by Fogey
2 Nov 2015, 9:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Wraparounds misting up in the fog. Do I need them in winter?
Replies: 19
Views: 1140

Re: Wraparounds misting up in the fog. Do I need them in win

I put my glasses in my pocket for my journeys today. After quarter of a mile in these conditions they are opaque and I'm better off without them.
by Fogey
2 Nov 2015, 9:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Unexpected behaviour on Cycle Lanes
Replies: 84
Views: 3502

Re: Unexpected behaviour on Cycle Lanes

What I don't understand is how this free-for-all can happen every day without incidents. Personally, I am very risk averse. I'm 6'5" and ride the biggest Pashley there is, so if I fall off its going to take a long time and hurt like hell - so it's in my interest to avoid accidents. Thankfully, ...
by Fogey
1 Nov 2015, 7:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Unexpected behaviour on Cycle Lanes
Replies: 84
Views: 3502

Re: Probably a stupid question, but...

The only time I've spoken to anyone about it was when I ended up stationary in front of a man on a steep corner ( at the hospital end of the Foss Islands Route, if you know York .) He asked, "Didn't you see me?" I replied, "I did, but this being England I tried to pass you on the left...
by Fogey
1 Nov 2015, 4:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Unexpected behaviour on Cycle Lanes
Replies: 84
Views: 3502

Unexpected behaviour on Cycle Lanes

What gives with people riding on the wrong side of cycle lanes? It's a former railway line, converted by Sustrans and now used as a cycle lane and footpath around the centre of York, and I ride the length of it twice a day. And at least twice a week during the last couple of months I've had to take ...
by Fogey
1 Nov 2015, 4:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Commuting in Winter - Would Motorbike Gloves work?
Replies: 14
Views: 1120

Re: Commuting in Winter - Would Motorbike Gloves work?

I wear waterproof Gore-tex mountaineering gloves from Go Outdoors, and add a thin pair of 'undergloves' when it's really cold.
by Fogey
27 Sep 2015, 5:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Have you ever got home and gone back out again?
Replies: 19
Views: 1267

Re: Have you ever got home and gone back out again?

After showing my daughter the cycle route to her gap year job, I did go on a 26 mile tour just because.

It's not often I have a whole morning free, and definitely going to do it again. When I have a another free morning.
by Fogey
27 Sep 2015, 5:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Death of diesel cars?
Replies: 491
Views: 10677

Re: Death of diesel cars?

Most cars are ridiculous in an urban environment. Even Tesla/Leaf/... vehicles are absurdly oversized for densely occupied areas. The purpose is to move people, not tonnes of metal. I love generalisations like this. No attempt even to acknowledge, much less understand, the functional use of vehicle...
by Fogey
24 Sep 2015, 8:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cheshire ring
Replies: 10
Views: 1881

Re: Cheshire ring

The Macc is indeed lovely but the towpath is pretty rough. As a youthful reporter for a canal magazine many years ago I remember trying to cycle along the towpath to a British Waterways press call at a rural location, and eventually giving up in a surfeit of mud and punctures. I know a few boaters ...
by Fogey
24 Sep 2015, 8:32pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Self Driving cars may be too deferential!
Replies: 98
Views: 13122

Re: Self Driving cars may be too deferential!

Furthermore, there are some measures and concepts for which there is not (yet) any proof. That is partly because road safety has thus far been measured in numbers of people killed and injured. This is why motorways are 'safe'. But they aren't a safe place to play football. If we want children to be...
by Fogey
24 Sep 2015, 8:25pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Help! Mobility/chair/bike build thingy.
Replies: 15
Views: 1463

Re: Help! Mobility/chair/bike build thingy.

Have a chat with the people at Get Cycling in York. http://www.getcycling.org.uk/ They specialise in getting people with disabilities onto cycles of all types, and have a lot of experience with specially adapted machines as well as electric cycles. They also have a workshop and staff who know an awf...
by Fogey
24 Sep 2015, 8:20pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Does cycling keep you young?
Replies: 16
Views: 1394

Re: Does cycling keep you young?

My wife says she likes the idea of going out with a teenager.
by Fogey
24 Sep 2015, 8:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Driving my car
Replies: 28
Views: 2544

Re: Driving my car

We have two cars: a Clio and a Fiat500. Funny, but we get pushed around, tailgated and bossed about when we're in the Fiat, but treated normally when in the Clio. I noticed it almost straight away when we bought the Fiat last year, whereas we've had the Clio for 14years. Maybe people in small cars ...
by Fogey
23 Sep 2015, 6:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Death of diesel cars?
Replies: 491
Views: 10677

Re: Death of diesel cars?

Using commercially available tables, a 25kW generator will use 2 gallons of diesel in a hour - yet is only £2 worth of electricity. And 25kWh will take my Leaf 10 miles further than two gallons of diesel will take my Toyota. But burning diesel to power a generator then taking that electricity to ru...