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by awavey
12 Feb 2019, 1:01am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Scrap Funding For Elite Athletes.
Replies: 45
Views: 2821

Re: Scrap Funding For Elite Athletes.

Also, no one has really gone in to how successful the amateurs would be were it not for the infrastructure provided on the back of the elite central funding. I suspect the Derbados velodrome wouldn't be there without the interest in track cycling built on the back of funding provided to the Hoys an...
by awavey
12 Feb 2019, 12:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close pass by rail replacement bus
Replies: 9
Views: 1237

Re: Close pass by rail replacement bus

All that should be necessary to identify the offender is time and place - they will be running to a timetable so narrowing down the actual vehicle/driver should not be that difficult - just report it and follow up accordingly. Might not be so easy, a train with a couple of hundred passengers would ...
by awavey
30 Jan 2019, 10:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: It's far too dangerous to cycle on the road
Replies: 30
Views: 3759

Re: It's far too dangerous to cycle on the road

it was unbelievable how bad the cycle path/pavements were. Id ridden on the main roads as I figured theyd be ok, bar the occasional deposit of snow not cleaned properly off a car that aerodynamics had soon resolved for the driver, and ice that kept dropping off the trees on to me but theres a sectio...
by awavey
24 Jan 2019, 9:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?
Replies: 168
Views: 8157

Re: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?

An incompetent young or old driver might engage gear in automatic, the vehicle the then moves In a manual they might stall the engine :? and its not the left foot, its the right foot that does it, unless you are a racing driver very few people actually left foot brake and in a manual youd have to h...
by awavey
20 Jan 2019, 11:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick check - servicing TRP Spyre mechanical cable disc
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Re: Quick check - servicing TRP Spyre mechanical cable disc

well Im hopelessly non mechanically minded, but even I managed to replace the pads on the spyres on my bike.so Id say they are dead easy to replace :) I didnt muck around with the caliper at all, it was just the adjustment screws I had to unscrew far more than Id expected, just because the pads I wa...
by awavey
20 Jan 2019, 11:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: black ice
Replies: 52
Views: 5218

Re: black ice

well black ice can form at air temps below 3C, though as others have said its the road surface temp thats more significant and you will absolutely find that temperature can vary alot on a ride. Id also agree it can be much colder around 0 or -1 but if the roads are dry then it will generally be fine...
by awavey
12 Jan 2019, 2:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Gobee.bike pulls out of France due to 'mass destruction' of its dockless bike fleet
Replies: 22
Views: 4363

Re: Gobee.bike pulls out of France due to 'mass destruction' of its dockless bike fleet

Ofo leaves the UK. It seems the British are thugs and vandals and can't be trusted. ;-) https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jan/10/ofo-cycle-hire-firm-pulls-out-of-london I get the feeling Urbo (http://myurbo.com/) have quietly gone the same way, as they pulled out of 3 of the London boroughs ...
by awavey
6 Jan 2019, 1:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: WHAT!
Replies: 64
Views: 6319

Re: WHAT!

if you could ensure a banned driver never sat behind the wheel of a car whilst the ban was in effect,it might work, but you cant, the police only catch a fraction of the drivers currently banned/unlicensed & therefore uninsured by sheer chance. and given the amount their road traffic units socia...
by awavey
30 Dec 2018, 6:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them
Replies: 97
Views: 7524

Re: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them

I wouldnt say I dislike dogs, just not a big fan of them, they smell, leave little presents in black plastic bags everywhere, and slobber/drool all over you fair enough alot of those are problems caused by useless owners, not the dog itself, and I tend to have more problems with them when im not on ...
by awavey
15 Dec 2018, 2:14pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Jess Varnish ..
Replies: 47
Views: 5058

Re: Jess Varnish ..

Me thinks the OP has a vested inerest in this. :roll: No ... just read the article in the Grauniad ... often wondered what her issue was .... discrimination, bullying, rude Aussies .... but Laura Kenny grew during the coach's tenure .... and went fast enough ...... JV didn't. Her funding was remove...
by awavey
6 Dec 2018, 12:47am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 'you're supposed to give way to cars'
Replies: 47
Views: 3294

Re: 'you're supposed to give way to cars'

a perceived level of self importance I suspect, most motorists assume roads are built only for motor vehicles, so bicycles/pedestrians are borrowing "their" space since we pay no road tax for the right to use it, in their mind of course :D so yeah like last nights ride home theres a sectio...
by awavey
28 Nov 2018, 12:24am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Filthy
Replies: 30
Views: 1682

Re: Filthy

My experience is backed up by other people's similar experience who've also used BB7 cable discs. That's why I find your experience puzzling,perhaps it's the type of disc brakes you currently use. I think the pad material makes a marked difference in the feel and performance of them. So getting the...
by awavey
27 Nov 2018, 12:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have you lost weight since you started cycling?
Replies: 37
Views: 1462

Re: Have you lost weight since you started cycling?

I gained alot of weight when I started cycling more seriously and I wasnt even doing cake stops, because Id be going out for longer rides pushing myself, then getting back home feeling knackered and the food cravings would kick in for a day or two and Id be eating plus sized portions of everything, ...
by awavey
23 Nov 2018, 11:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: About Anglia and the Close pass iniative
Replies: 18
Views: 880

Re: About Anglia and the Close pass iniative

now Im confused though because "About Anglia" though tbf I dont think its been called that since the 90s, ITV Anglia news also covered the same operation close pass that actually is run by the Norfolk/Suffolk Roads and armed police unit who were doing it in Norwich though I dont think they...
by awavey
23 Nov 2018, 11:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Driving to stop in distance you can see
Replies: 28
Views: 1376

Re: Driving to stop in distance you can see

He added: “Police confirmed speed wasn’t a factor. And I wasn’t the one issued with a penalty notice.” :? Err? So why did he have a collision? But we only have a newspaper report so we don't know what actually happened. well it could be that the pick up truck had reached the facing the kerb point, ...