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by RichK
7 Jan 2020, 11:42am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Cycling Time Trials - Red Lights are now compulsory
Replies: 21
Views: 1216

Re: Cycling Time Trials - Red Lights are now compulsory

Not looking forward to timekeeping the first couple of club events this year. I'm tempted to put a couple of poundland back lights & rubber bands in my box of tricks for any riders that turn up without a light.
by RichK
21 Dec 2019, 11:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 776
Views: 20736

Re: Why wear black?

My winter jacket happens to be dayglo yellow (bought cheap in sale - decent colours had all gone) but I still nearly got taken out twice in the past week. Summer clothing is much less gaudy (jacket is black/white if it's raining) but I seem to have less incidents? I don't think colour is the definin...
by RichK
21 Dec 2019, 11:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Getting worse out there?
Replies: 31
Views: 1679

Re: Getting worse out there?

mattheus wrote:I blame Thatcher.


I fully approve of this assertion :)
by RichK
22 Oct 2019, 8:00pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Baseball cap helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 1071

Re: Baseball cap helmet

pwa wrote:...

It has next to no depth above the ears, an area I personally want my helmet to protect from the toppling accident that I wear a lid for. It seems only to protect the top of the head.

...


Which possibly highlights a major flaw in the certification testing more than anything else.
by RichK
16 Sep 2019, 12:59pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Over one-fifth of injured US adult cyclists were not wearing a helmet
Replies: 10
Views: 696

Re: Over one-fifth of injured US adult cyclists were not wearing a helmet

Unless I'm missing something they seem to be saying: 21% of men reporting with head injuries were wearing helmets next to 21% of men use helmets so even at this simplistic level, suggests no benefit of doing so. [Edit] So I take a quick look at the longer text Not surprised to see them citing Thomps...
by RichK
5 Sep 2019, 10:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: How has your commute shaped your bike?
Replies: 32
Views: 2983

Re: How has your commute shaped your bike?

Gears have been specifically selected (trial & error) to be as optimal as possible for the routes I use. Currently 42 x 11-30. I've also moved to steel frame & forks. Aluminium was OK but found the forks gave a harsh ride. Carbon seems a bit fragile for the rough treatment it gets. Finally, ...
by RichK
3 Sep 2019, 8:12am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Police Incident?
Replies: 8
Views: 1236

Re: Police Incident?

Cycling to work one day (off road route - NCN5) the path was blocked with the blue white "police do not cross" tape with a PC stood there stopping people passing. Had to turn round & find an alternative route. No idea what had happened.
by RichK
3 Nov 2018, 11:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 233
Views: 19844

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

It wouldn't surprise me if in most collisions between a car and a pedestrian there is only soft tissue damage. Probably a lack of statistics to prove this either way though. I've bumped into our car walking down the drive many a time ('tis a bit of a squeeze). A bit of bruising is the worst I've su...
by RichK
16 Sep 2018, 12:20am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Can road bike time trialling revive the TT scene.
Replies: 43
Views: 2049

Re: Can road bike time trialling revive the TT scene.

Several events I enter have a road-bike category.
by RichK
18 Aug 2018, 12:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Romney Hythe and Dymchurch
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: Romney Hythe and Dymchurch

From their website

"We are able to take a few bicycles on the train for a flat rate of £2 per bike in addition to your travel ticket."

https://www.rhdr.org.uk/frequently-asked-questions/
by RichK
4 Aug 2018, 12:03am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Phantom crossing button pusher - evidence of car centricity?
Replies: 142
Views: 4735

Re: Phantom crossing button pusher - evidence of car centricity?

brynpoeth wrote:Oh dear, thread drift
We hate Leeds?


We all love Leeds
...

Back on topic, ped crossing lights here are typically a 30s wait. One I use regularly is a 45s wait. But then Birmingham City Council is still very motor centric despite their pretence to be otherwise.
by RichK
18 Mar 2018, 10:06am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Deterring mobile phone use
Replies: 253
Views: 38583

Re: Deterring mobile phone use

... One of my hobbyhorses here is uninsured drivers, who, through the working of the insurance industry schemes meeting the tab, cost insured drivers huge sums annually. .... When I looked into this about five years ago (having been hit by an uninsured rider of a motorbike), it was around £30 per p...
by RichK
28 Feb 2018, 9:54am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Poll of cycle accidents
Replies: 41
Views: 16123

Re: Poll of cycle accidents

The only significant accident I've ever had whilst cycling wasn't even on the road (off road section of NCN5, so allegedly segregated!) when I was hit head on by a **** on a motor scooter. Turns out he was unlicenced, uninsured, untaxed & had the plate removed.
by RichK
15 Dec 2017, 12:06am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Depuytrens contraction
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Re: Depuytrens contraction

I was told about 5 years ago the options are injection or surgery. As it hasn't become a problem (its only my little finger of right hand) I haven't proceeded further with either (yet) but may do soon as it's gotten a lot worse this past year.