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by Smudgerii
26 Dec 2019, 6:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 646
Views: 15701

Re: Why wear black?

WOW! Where did all the outrage and imaginary scenarios come from? At what point did I post that I abused cyclists as I passed them? ‘Polite’ jackets IMO should be banned for every road user irrespective of the mode of transport. IME motorcyclists who wear them also wear white crash helmets and all b...
by Smudgerii
26 Dec 2019, 11:05am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 646
Views: 15701

Re: Why wear black?

I have been searching for a reference, but cannot find it.... Back in the early 80’s there was a cyclist who did some “soft research” on visibility He found that the time the most effective visible outfit was a black suit with silver buttons on the shoulders and a toy policeman’s hat! In other word...
by Smudgerii
24 Dec 2019, 10:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 646
Views: 15701

Re: Why wear black?

pwa wrote:
Have you never ended up lying in the road? What colour would you recommend for that eventuality? Would it be black?



I have. Black clothing and helmet, with white gloves and boots, 10 minutes later just black boxers....

The colour matters not if the driver won’t look.
by Smudgerii
23 Dec 2019, 7:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 646
Views: 15701

Re: Why wear black?

Do you want to explain further? Any points I can take issue with? :wink: I’m a parent and grandparent... I cycle, I drive responsibly, I ain’t overweight. What you posted is utter ****** Which bit do you want to take issue with? I think you misinterpreted my post which is why it's always better to ...
by Smudgerii
23 Dec 2019, 5:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 646
Views: 15701

Re: Why wear black?

I would say that their claim of not being able to see you would seem more credible to a lot of people if you were dressed entirely in black and with poor or non-existent lighting. I'm like R2. I want to have the satisfaction of not leaving open excuses that I could remove. The “satisfaction”... but...
by Smudgerii
23 Dec 2019, 2:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 646
Views: 15701

Re: Why wear black?

My impression of parents is that their most frequent concern is having to slow down for cyclists. Once they imagine their own children in the firing line, they get them off the road quick. Show me a parent who's worried about their children and I will show you a parent who doesn't cycle and drives ...
by Smudgerii
23 Dec 2019, 1:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 646
Views: 15701

Re: Why wear black?

The reason for bright tops and bright lights in my case is that if I get wiprped out or seriously injured by the seemingly increasing numbur of cyclist haters and idiots behind the wheel of cars these days,at least they can't claim they didn't see me :D But they can still make the claim of not seei...
by Smudgerii
23 Dec 2019, 11:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 646
Views: 15701

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 :) The reason for bright tops and bright lights in my case is that if I get wiprped out or seriously injured by the seemingly increasing numbur of cyclist haters and idiots behind the wheel of cars these days,at lea...
by Smudgerii
22 Dec 2019, 7:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Getting worse out there?
Replies: 31
Views: 1619

Re: Getting worse out there?

The last month has seemed to be constant cold so I’ve been walking most days between 5 to 8 mls. I think as a cyclist I’ve become very attuned to hearing vehicles approaching from behind. I walk bang in the middle of the lanes and just keep ambling along until I hear the vehicle slow at which point...
by Smudgerii
20 Dec 2019, 5:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 646
Views: 15701

Re: Why wear black?

They are usually using good lighting, but why put yours at greater risk of being inconspicuous by wearing black? It may be your opinion (and many others') that black clothing means "greater risk" even with good lighting, but that doesn't make it factually correct. It's one of those things...
by Smudgerii
20 Dec 2019, 2:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 646
Views: 15701

Re: Why wear black?

“Why wear black?”

The answer is as simple as, because we can. Long may that be the case.
by Smudgerii
27 Nov 2019, 9:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tenerife cycling and bike hire.
Replies: 11
Views: 801

Re: Tenerife cycling and bike hire.

robing wrote:Anyone have any info on Lanzarote? Going there in Jan.



Full of bike hire shops in puerta del carmen, anything from Bianchi xr3 to dutchies.
by Smudgerii
27 Nov 2019, 8:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: sweating
Replies: 43
Views: 2263

Re: sweating

Advice I was given was. Dress for the 2nd 10k not for the 1st

Hope that makes sense
by Smudgerii
27 Nov 2019, 8:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I might go back to an aluminium frame (from carbon)
Replies: 46
Views: 2133

Re: I might go back to an aluminium frame (from carbon)

That’ll teach me to cast pearls before swine I guess. You don’t understand it, that’s fine. If you want to be a smart buttock, try to be more of the former and less of the latter. What I understand is, you made claims you cannot back up, imo that makes you the “smart buttock”. Before offering me ad...
by Smudgerii
25 Nov 2019, 3:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I might go back to an aluminium frame (from carbon)
Replies: 46
Views: 2133

Re: I might go back to an aluminium frame (from carbon)

I don’t know whether you can understand this or not, but here goes. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/276940906_Failure_modes_characterization_of_impacted_carbon_fibre_reinforced_plastics_laminates_under_compression_loading_using_acoustic_emission https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s1...