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by awavey
15 Apr 2018, 1:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Strange reasons to oppose dockless bikes
Replies: 22
Views: 1030

Re: Strange reasons to oppose dockless bikes

I do think in towns/cities where there isnt a great deal of cycling infrastructure and especially bike stands, to have several hundred dockless bikes just dumped on bike stands isnt really acceptable. a council wouldnt be happy if theyd built a free car park and 3/4qtrs of the spaces were then const...
by awavey
12 Mar 2018, 9:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Left or right foot de-cleating?
Replies: 53
Views: 3761

Re: Left or right foot de-cleating?

always my right foot, and Im technically right handed, I say technically because I think I was more left handed as a child but had it educated out of me,so there are still some things I do subconciously that are left handed, but my right side feels more stronger/dominant and I just feel happier putt...
by awavey
10 Mar 2018, 2:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Death by Dangerous Cycling" new offence?
Replies: 140
Views: 6756

Re: "Death by Dangerous Cycling" new offence?

... we are supposed to be moving forward not going backward in how we protect the vulnerable and push the responsibility back onto those that are clearly the ones that are and have always being doing the damage to society. And so say all of us. My only reason for looking back - apart from being a d...
by awavey
4 Mar 2018, 9:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Death by Dangerous Cycling" new offence?
Replies: 140
Views: 6756

Re: "Death by Dangerous Cycling" new offence?

Nobody said anything about enforcing them - once the politicos have passed the legislation that's their bit done. They're in the clear if it happens again. I've heard it said that sometimes, the legislation is there to reinforce expected standards of behaviour, more than because it's actually neede...
by awavey
1 Mar 2018, 4:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: road surfaces after the winter
Replies: 64
Views: 5714

Re: road surfaces after the winter

The biggest damage to roads is caused by utilities diggings. The reinstatement is usually extremely poor leaving the councils to receive the blame for the damage and carry out repair. Utilities should reinstate by complete resurfacing not shoddy trench filling that is the norm. It's right that coun...
by awavey
21 Feb 2018, 12:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: road surfaces after the winter
Replies: 64
Views: 5714

Re: road surfaces after the winter

but it does seem to be particular worse this year IMO, the road I live on is near enough like a slalom course to drive on to avoid the holes that have formed not much fun on a bike either, the council did fill in some of the worst examples about a month ago, but theyve already started breaking up ag...
by awavey
16 Feb 2018, 8:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's with cycling on the RIGHT of a path?
Replies: 152
Views: 7771

Re: What's with cycling on the RIGHT of a path?

my approach on a shared path is I will ride on which ever side of the bit for cyclists, assuming it isnt signed for lanes, gives me the best view forward of obstacles ahead, leaves me plenty of room on either side to deal with people/bikes/dogs popping out of blind side access routes onto the path (...
by awavey
3 Feb 2018, 12:03am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Trying to understand the close pass mentality
Replies: 15
Views: 1454

Re: Trying to understand the close pass mentality

the thing youve got to remember is for the vast majority of overtakes motorists are overtaking each other probably within 1-2ft of each other, on a motorway no-one really blinks an eye to passing a car, or a van,truck whatever at 70mph with actually very little distance seperation in lanes, or drivi...
by awavey
16 Jan 2018, 12:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Should you have lights on during the day?
Replies: 283
Views: 9094

Re: Should you have lights on during the day?

What he said.. All about being seen. I've ran daytime lights for 2 yrs, and am convinced it must make cycling safer...but wouldn't want to see them made compulsory Those who want to stay in the dark ages are quite entitled to do so and I wish them the best of luck. convinced based on what ? my view...
by awavey
11 Jan 2018, 11:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: When is a collision not a collision
Replies: 20
Views: 1593

Re: When is a collision not a collision

the two issues I have with that is, I guarantee if you drive into another vehicle and you say to the police but they signalled me to pass them,pull out whatever, the police will turn round and say thats still your fault, because you are responsible for driving safely around other road users & yo...
by awavey
11 Dec 2017, 9:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hard Times
Replies: 28
Views: 1833

Re: Hard Times

down south they started to use a salt coated with molasses mix, which seems to end up as brown sludge near the gutters,and can be slippier I think than the ice sometimes,certainly on that first push off traction pull away from a stop.
by awavey
3 Oct 2017, 12:34am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike stolen and retrieved - extraordinary day!
Replies: 75
Views: 4949

Re: Bike stolen and retrieved - extraordinary day!

Firstly, is there actually such a rule and secondly, what the hell's the reason for it? I think you'll find most, if not all, train companies have it in their T&C's. They will probably cite the need to move things in a hurry in the case of accidents or terrorist-type incidents, but the cynic in...
by awavey
23 Sep 2017, 12:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter- sentenced
Replies: 1064
Views: 35737

Re: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter- sentenced

From what I've read the deceased didn't step out into his path but stepped into the road that she believed was safe enough for her to cross (my interpretation from reports, snippets of judge's statement, etc.). It seemed to me that judge interpreted this way. As did the jurors but we have no idea w...
by awavey
19 Sep 2017, 8:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Temporary Traffic Lights and Cyclists
Replies: 107
Views: 5096

Re: Temporary Traffic Lights and Cyclists

I suspect the issue at heart is the subcontracting it out part to a company who are rarely encouraged to consider such niceties. I encountered one of these setups that was on a hill once, and was already worn out from the ride upto that point, so there was no chance I was going to make it, sprinting...
by awavey
16 Sep 2017, 1:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Are UK roads dangerous for cyclists?
Replies: 60
Views: 4112

Re: Are UK roads dangerous for cyclists?

Ive had one this year where I had to dive into the hedge as the guy driving his tractor/trailer was just coming through at cough "25mph" and wasnt interested in slowing down, And you got the reg number and reported it to the police, right? It won't fix anything to grumble about these thin...