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by awavey
24 Oct 2018, 12:52am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Moving Up The Left On The Inside
Replies: 28
Views: 1063

Re: Moving Up The Left On The Inside

Of course no matter what you do some fool in a tin box will make a mockery of your attempt. The most common manifestation for me is when I choose to queue. Typically there'll be a couple of cars at a set of lights whose junction is either narrow or narrows shortly after, so I move into primary and ...
by awavey
17 Oct 2018, 1:04am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Stay indoors?
Replies: 49
Views: 1723

Re: Stay indoors?

depends, if it sounds like its going to be a real slog, then I wont bother, Im not exactly aerodynamic so strong winds can be a pain as you tend to feel you are wasting more effort and get more buffeted about for good measure, and its important to me to enjoy riding a bike, for it to be fun, not to ...
by awavey
12 Oct 2018, 12:16am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Driving with dementia
Replies: 10
Views: 766

Re: Driving with dementia

Does an inability to remember yesterday necessarily stop you being safe now? No doubt for a lot of people it's just one symptom amongst many that would make it unsafe... dementia is certainly more than just memory loss, it impacts concentration, hand/eye coordination and I think people with dementi...
by awavey
22 Sep 2018, 2:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: AUK Finances
Replies: 49
Views: 1966

Re: AUK Finances

I had an email today from the head honcho at Audax UK, saying they have to put their membership fees up to pay for their new website. An increase of £4 to £23 a year. It's likely that ride entry fees might go up as well, as they are increasing costs to organisers. I'll still affiliate as I consider...
by awavey
22 Sep 2018, 2:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?
Replies: 169
Views: 14013

Re: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?

According to the BBC news, the event is now cancelled due to the weather..... the organisers are I suspect laughing all the way to the bank I wonder how many refunds there will be, or whether they will use the T&C to walk away with the money "full refund of their event entry fees & car...
by awavey
20 Sep 2018, 12:57am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Multiple crimes/offences (3+?) by motons
Replies: 11
Views: 571

Re: Multiple crimes/offences (3+?) by motons

the biggest problem Im finding is having usable bike cam footage to actually report the stuff, theres certainly no shortage of potential candidates vying for police attention, I thought my gopro Hero+ was a decent enough camera, but it only seems to capture stuff well in bright well lit sunshine ins...
by awavey
12 Sep 2018, 9:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?
Replies: 169
Views: 14013

Re: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?

That's not what's been requested ; just pedestrian access (which presumably includes pedestrians pushing cycles...), despite what the council leader wrote earlier :roll: The notice of intent to make a TTRO in Horsham district was made public on 23 August. The effects of the Order will be to:- (i) p...
by awavey
3 Sep 2018, 7:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Crackdown: licences immediately revoked if a driver fails a roadside sight test
Replies: 66
Views: 1669

Re: Crackdown: licences immediately revoked if a driver fails a roadside sight test

Once again the camp will be split between those who believe that many rules like this should apply to ALL road users, and those that will argue cyclists are a special case that require exemption Not at all. Motorists are a special case requiring extra rules like this because they are heavier and fa...
by awavey
27 Aug 2018, 11:31am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Geraint Thomas....
Replies: 213
Views: 4885

Re: Geraint Thomas....

Most people, perhaps including GT, aren't sufficiently interested to engage with the topic. So the default assumption that an item of PPE must be good for you is the easy option. Buy the lid and wear it, and never have to waste time thinking about it. And any tennis match between CUK and Headway go...
by awavey
22 Aug 2018, 1:13am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Thinking Ahead
Replies: 36
Views: 1253

Re: Thinking Ahead

Or do i plan my routes, subliminally, not to import risk ? I think the important bit is in what you're doing. "Touring, sportives and just riding". If you really want to get a handle on the idiots on the road then commuting is absolutely the bees knees. When I chose when and where to ride...
by awavey
14 Aug 2018, 1:13am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Death by Dangerous Cycling
Replies: 130
Views: 4134

Re: Death by Dangerous Cycling

My guess is, this is going to end up on the statute books, and I've got worse things to worry about than this. Let it happen and let the flak subside. As we all know, deaths involving a cyclist (and no other vehicle) hitting a pedestrian or other cyclist are incredibly rare, and even when one occur...
by awavey
12 Aug 2018, 10:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Death by Dangerous Cycling
Replies: 130
Views: 4134

Re: Death by Dangerous Cycling

.... and is spending more time in jail than anyone convicted by the "modern upto date" death by driving laws, ... That is factually incorrect. Some drivers convicted of this offence receive custodial sentences in the 8,9,10+ year range. If I'm wrong, cyclists would be better off under cha...
by awavey
12 Aug 2018, 12:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Death by Dangerous Cycling
Replies: 130
Views: 4134

Re: Death by Dangerous Cycling

Personally I can see the point of the consultation. If I was in this guy's position and was originally told (as I believe is the case) that there was no law covering the death and the cyclist was being prosecuted under a law that predates the motor vehicle, then I think would want things bought up ...
by awavey
29 Jul 2018, 11:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: How to you take roadworks?
Replies: 21
Views: 874

Re: How to you take roadworks?

definitely always go primary, and yeah pedal like the clappers, but its much safer for you on the bike in a central blocking position as if you leave a gap some idiot will try and push past, but do expect shall we say not to be thanked for doing it by most drivers. there was a set on my commute mayb...
by awavey
9 Jul 2018, 12:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!
Replies: 151
Views: 5836

Re: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!

Because frankly I'd rather that another furious cycling charge wasn't brought because it's archaic and anachronistic and brings ridicule in the press, which is unhelpful. I'd rather other traffic law was used. "Cyclist charged with Furious Cycling after horse rider suffers sore foot" and ...