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by Harptree
16 Oct 2018, 1:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.
Replies: 138
Views: 5578

Re: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.

[quote="Psamathe"]the vast majority of complaints would be about cars/SUVs driving and parking standards. But that somehow seems to be regarded as "just one of those things". Sorry Psamathe - just learning how to do this - see previous post with quote from you - if this works, th...
by Harptree
16 Oct 2018, 1:28pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.
Replies: 138
Views: 5578

Re: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.

"the vast majority of complaints would be about cars/SUVs driving and parking standards. But that somehow seems to be regarded as "just one of those things". (I don't know how to do the box 'quote' thing, so I'm hoping its automatic.) Most schools have zig-zag lines and railings for j...
by Harptree
16 Oct 2018, 11:46am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.
Replies: 138
Views: 5578

Re: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.

I'm puzzled by some responses on here. Like any other responsible organisation, schools accept a responsibility for people coming to and from their premises. Part of their OFSTED is about their relationships in and with the local community and so good schools do take interest and action about anti-s...
by Harptree
18 Sep 2018, 12:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 50 mph for lorries
Replies: 105
Views: 8275

Re: 50 mph for lorries

We need lorries to have food in our supermarkets etc which I am quite keen on, food that is, and I've always found lorry drivers to be amongst the most skilled and considerate of drivers, as a group, although I guess there is always the odd one. Watching a lorry driver reverse into a small street ge...
by Harptree
5 Sep 2018, 9:36am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Are head injuries something you worry about when cycling?
Replies: 53
Views: 2378

Re: Are head injuries something you worry about when cycling?

I agree that there are many injuries that a helmet isn't going to protect you from, and very major head impacts can overcome what protection it offers. But it does offer some significant protections and I want them. There have been quite a few occasions in my lifetime of horse riding of meeting the ...
by Harptree
4 Sep 2018, 9:58pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Are head injuries something you worry about when cycling?
Replies: 53
Views: 2378

Re: Are head injuries something you worry about when cycling?

I'm a newbie cyclist so perhaps not the best person to comment. But I'm a horse rider and I can tell you there is no way I'm getting on one of them, or a cycle, without a riding hat/ helmet. I certainly worry about my head - I've only got one and I'm rather attached to it. Some years ago I was exerc...
by Harptree
31 Aug 2018, 1:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New model or old faithful?
Replies: 51
Views: 1637

Re: New model or old faithful?

Like most horse riders, I have mostly got on my horses from the near side, so that one's sword, which one wears on the left if one is right handed, stays quietly on the left and doesn't fly and fling about as one springs up, get tangled up in one's mantle, doublet or hose, or give one's horse a big ...
by Harptree
30 Aug 2018, 2:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New model or old faithful?
Replies: 51
Views: 1637

Re: New model or old faithful?

Hi - there are lots of suggestions here and education for me, which is awesome and thank you all very much. Further confessions here are (a) I cannot mend a puncture or even take my wheels off with confidence. I don't do it because what will I do if I can't get them back on? So not getting a punctur...
by Harptree
29 Aug 2018, 2:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New model or old faithful?
Replies: 51
Views: 1637

Re: New model or old faithful?

Hi - It came with Continental Tour Ride tyres - I think it has been someone's touring bike in the past - and I'm quite keen on them because they haven't had a puncture yet and I do like to nip on the odd bridleway round here. I thought they were quite good tyres, but do they make it harder to pedal?
by Harptree
28 Aug 2018, 8:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: harassment whilst commuting what to do
Replies: 28
Views: 2002

Re: harassment whilst commuting what to do

He could be the sort of person who just feels more alive if he is having some sort of confrontation with someone. Some odd people are like that - they feel invisible if they don't get attention - positive or negative will do. If you can get some distance on him then just ignore him - say nothing, no...
by Harptree
28 Aug 2018, 7:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New model or old faithful?
Replies: 51
Views: 1637

Re: New model or old faithful?

I'm glad I asked the question now - lots of useful advice and different viewpoints and experiences on here that I wasn't expecting and that have cheered me up immensely and given me some sensible perspective.

Many thanks all!
by Harptree
27 Aug 2018, 9:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New model or old faithful?
Replies: 51
Views: 1637

Re: New model or old faithful?

Thankyou for all advices.

I'll take a step back and think about what you all have said. Many thanks to all.
by Harptree
27 Aug 2018, 6:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New model or old faithful?
Replies: 51
Views: 1637

Re: New model or old faithful?

sorry - service and possible improvements as suggested!
by Harptree
27 Aug 2018, 6:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New model or old faithful?
Replies: 51
Views: 1637

Re: New model or old faithful?

Hi - no real thoughts about a budget - just, well, at my age - 'what are you waiting for?', I guess. Many thanks for all responses about Giant the Hybrid - I will ring up and get it in for a service as suggested. I suppose I just thought I might be missing out - and not all that much time left to lo...
by Harptree
27 Aug 2018, 6:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New model or old faithful?
Replies: 51
Views: 1637

New model or old faithful?

Brain melt going on here! Looking at lots of bike adverts and losing the plot. I need to get fitter, love cycles (just staring at them even) and am a rubbish cyclist. I am a wimp and easily discouraged. A non-cyclist really. I almost bought an e-bike this year but instead got out my old Giant Seek 3...