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by paulah
26 Oct 2009, 8:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: E-Petition: 3 Feet 2 Pass
Replies: 112
Views: 10607

Re: E-Petition: 3 Feet 2 Pass

Can you please explain why you quote from the highway cade, or are you the only one who has read it. :roll: Can you please explain why you feel the need to roll your eyes at a perfectly civil post. :roll: I just don't see why you had to quote part of the highway code, the rolling eyes is just my re...
by paulah
26 Oct 2009, 8:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why everyone wants to stop us putting the clocks back?
Replies: 28
Views: 1622

Re: Why everyone wants to stop us putting the clocks back?

AndyK wrote:I see the forum server is sticking defiantly to Summer Time... :D


Go to the user control panel and then board preferences and turn the summer time off.
by paulah
26 Oct 2009, 7:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: E-Petition: 3 Feet 2 Pass
Replies: 112
Views: 10607

Re: E-Petition: 3 Feet 2 Pass

johncharles wrote: Can you please explain why you quote from the highway cade, or are you the only one who has read it. :roll:


Can you please explain why you feel the need to roll your eyes at a perfectly civil post. :roll:
by paulah
26 Oct 2009, 7:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: E-Petition: 3 Feet 2 Pass
Replies: 112
Views: 10607

Re: E-Petition: 3 Feet 2 Pass

5 ft , you have got to be joking, Why do you need that amount between you and motorists. :roll: So your happy being passed at 50mph with 1ft to spare(or maybe less)? I think its you who must be joking :? ! Not only that but also to leave enough room if the cyclist swerves. Highway code rule 213 Mot...
by paulah
24 Oct 2009, 8:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why more commuters don't use a saddlebag?
Replies: 49
Views: 2688

Re: Why more commuters don't use a saddlebag?

The real question to me is why use a saddlebag? The panniers can offer far more space, a broad base to carry a laptop on, and I can just dump them one-handed in place on the rack. What advantages does a saddlebag offer apart form saving weight not having a rack (which is a negligible saving anyway w...
by paulah
24 Oct 2009, 8:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why everyone wants to stop us putting the clocks back?
Replies: 28
Views: 1622

Re: Why everyone wants to stop us putting the clocks back?

Why didn't they, or do not they who need to just start an hour early or later as the season dictates?. Without any need for changing the clocks. That's what I can never understand. I spent a year as an english language assistant at a school in Germany and we started at about 7:45 and nowadays I wor...
by paulah
24 Oct 2009, 3:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why more commuters don't use a saddlebag?
Replies: 49
Views: 2688

Re: Why more commuters don't use a saddlebag?

Bike tools, tyre levers, spanner, inner tube, latex gloves, cable ties, 4 AA batteries, 4 AAA batteries, glasses, tissues, clothes, towel (lightweight microbfibre), food supplies, fruit juice, waterproof jacket, helmet cover and visor, purse, keys, mobile, occassionally biscuits for team, sometimes...
by paulah
24 Oct 2009, 10:14am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: E-Petition: 3 Feet 2 Pass
Replies: 112
Views: 10607

Re: E-Petition: 3 Feet 2 Pass

Of course there is a concern that those car drivers who currently give us six feet will feel its OK to pass closer, but IMO that is a minor issue compared with getting those that are currently giving us less than three feet to give us at least that much: what do people think? They set speed limits ...
by paulah
24 Oct 2009, 10:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why more commuters don't use a saddlebag?
Replies: 49
Views: 2688

Re: Why more commuters don't use a saddlebag?

On a commute i might need, office stuff, laptops, waterproofs, tools, wipes, spare clothes etc. I also might want to get shopping etc cos its mid week. Basically for a commute you want a car boot without the car. Bike tools, tyre levers, spanner, inner tube, latex gloves, cable ties, 4 AA batteries...
by paulah
10 Oct 2009, 7:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: April 4th, 2007
Replies: 12
Views: 7694

Re: April 4th, 2007

Mick F wrote:Most users ever online was 377 on 14:21 Mon 02 Jul, 2007
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Has someone been wheeling the server past any traffic lights recently? There's a set locally that makes my cycle computer say I've been cycling at 96mph or thereabouts.
by paulah
10 Oct 2009, 10:33am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Are Women Cyclists in More Danger Than Men?
Replies: 27
Views: 1441

Re: Are Women Cyclists in More Danger Than Men?

. She openly admits that she is frightened of the traffic and so hugs the kerb. To try and offer a measure of protection, I will normally cycle 5 - 10ft behind and offset to the right by about 18inches, although I wonder if this puts her at greater risk from anyone that does attempt to overtake and...
by paulah
10 Oct 2009, 10:24am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Are Women Cyclists in More Danger Than Men?
Replies: 27
Views: 1441

Re: Are Women Cyclists in More Danger Than Men?

I wonder if this is anything to do with having less driving experience? When I started cycling to work I found I was actually far more traffic aware and able to judge what motorists were going to do than when I used to cycle regularly, the difference being that I have now been driving for several ye...
by paulah
10 Oct 2009, 10:08am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Elimination of Diagram 966 signs - and their abuse
Replies: 57
Views: 4255

Re: Elimination of Diagram 966 signs - and their abuse

Can't work for tandemists though, since apparently you can't have a two seat invalid carriage :( Anyone read that article in cycle recently by a couple who have an upright/semi-recumbant tandem combination? The wife couldn't walk far, stand for long periods or use an upright bike but they were tour...
by paulah
7 Oct 2009, 7:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Early Christmas
Replies: 27
Views: 1013

Re: Early Christmas

Christmas. pah. I've just been in the local co-op and they had packs of lindt mini easter eggs.
by paulah
7 Oct 2009, 7:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Faith restored....
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: Faith restored....

When I'm out at the weekends I only have to stop and glance at the map or tighten the brakes and someone - usually a roadie or a beardie - will stop and ask if I need help.