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by rob_wales
6 Aug 2019, 11:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is Cycling Abnormal?
Replies: 26
Views: 1931

Re: Is Cycling Abnormal?

The word 'normal' is one of those pathetic excuse words that Rees-Mogg might object to, and quite right too. It is used by people who are too lazy, or stupid to write a sentence that explains accurately what they mean to convey. Other examples are: Very (Rees-Mogg hates that one) Average Somewhat So...
by rob_wales
26 Jul 2019, 7:34am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....
Replies: 109
Views: 11784

Re: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....

Yes you do sound Paranoid. None of this is new. ZwMVMbmQBug Sound familiar? That was 1976. One big thing that has changed is Journalism. As in there's very very little of it left now. All about click generation now, and fear-porn generates more clicks than any other kind of news item. So we don't h...
by rob_wales
25 Jul 2019, 11:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....
Replies: 109
Views: 11784

Re: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....

This is going to sound a tad paranoid. The UK is changing. Rapidly. Behavior is getting worse. Most people seem to have a growing sense of injustice and resentment. Austerity didn't help, and Brexit has taken things down to another low level. Social media is another main culprit. My general advice i...
by rob_wales
16 Jul 2019, 10:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 97
Views: 10995

Re: Dogs off lead on shared use path

robing wrote:I think dog owners are getting worse like the rest of society. Sense of entitlement their dog can do no wrong. Their the same with their kids.


Completely agree. You have very succinctly got to the problem. OP.
by rob_wales
15 Jul 2019, 6:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Real Naked Cycling (i.e. no phone or GPS)
Replies: 46
Views: 7189

Re: Real Naked Cycling (i.e. no phone or GPS)

I don't think it's a good idea to go out without a phone. It doesn't have to be a smartphone - I have an old Nokia clamshell (remember those?) and I just shove it in my bag. If you are female you might run into trouble if you are alone and you might need to call someone. For both sexes you might nee...
by rob_wales
15 Jul 2019, 6:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 97
Views: 10995

Re: Dogs off lead on shared use path

mjr wrote:Is there something in the British character that makes us selfish now?

Brexit.
by rob_wales
15 Jul 2019, 5:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 97
Views: 10995

Re: Dogs off lead on shared use path

I might play devil's advocate and suggest that, since the OP has admitted to seeing the 4 dogs offlead and knowing that dogs can be unpredictable, he should not have been in the least bit surprised when one ran across his path and should have anticipated it. The above in no way condones the stupidi...
by rob_wales
15 Jul 2019, 5:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 97
Views: 10995

Re: Dogs off lead on shared use path

Not if we're human! We humans much prefer imaginary places and people, who are all perfek and would be real if only the 6.999999 billion other humans would... Cugel I'm not being pedantic, but that figure is incorrect. It's actually 7,717,806,387 or 7.7 billion. But that is the real problem in a wa...
by rob_wales
15 Jul 2019, 9:30am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 97
Views: 10995

Re: Dogs off lead on shared use path

Have you shared-path riders tried the roads? They seem so much safer. :-) Not sure if that was irony, but I think you might be right. The roads around where I am are fairly safe with low-level traffic. I've noticed that a lot of road-bike people deliberately ignore cycle-paths when they run alongsi...
by rob_wales
15 Jul 2019, 9:21am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 97
Views: 10995

Re: Dogs off lead on shared use path

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Did you whip out your video camera?


No. But I should have done, and posted it on Youtube.
by rob_wales
14 Jul 2019, 10:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 97
Views: 10995

Re: Dogs off lead on shared use path

Any court judgement or out of court insurance settlement will be determined by the facts of the individual case. I agree, but the only facts that I could see were that she had four dogs off the lead, and there were witnesses to that effect. She might have claimed I was going too fast, but I wasn't ...
by rob_wales
14 Jul 2019, 9:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: OK to drive with your tailgate open?
Replies: 6
Views: 2872

Re: OK to drive with your tailgate open?

Recently I ALWAYS drive with my tailgate open. I have one of the new Polo GTIs. For some reason VW don't put a Polo badge on the back, just a GTI badge. It's probably to make other drivers think it's a Golf. The problem is I have never had so many BMW drivers tailgating me (normally 1 car length at ...
by rob_wales
14 Jul 2019, 9:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 97
Views: 10995

Re: Dogs off lead on shared use path

Please don't get upset by fractious dog owners, there are nutters among dog owners as there are within the whole population. I am careful to avoid confrontations but some seem unavoidable. 1) I complained to a dog owner whose dog kept leaping up at me and was told that "if I didn't like dogs I...
by rob_wales
14 Jul 2019, 8:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why do drivers think this acceptable?
Replies: 60
Views: 9436

Re: Why do drivers think this acceptable?

Probably against your instinct and not bird like, you should have given them the finger back. You never know it might have surprised them. That really isn't a good idea. People who drive like that have a problem. They could be drunk, on illegal drugs, have a mental health problem etc. On top of tha...
by rob_wales
14 Jul 2019, 8:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 97
Views: 10995

Re: Dogs off lead on shared use path

skyhawk wrote:... and I prefer animals to humans, it is the moron human to blame not the dogs

I am with you there 100%. Humans are destroying the planet, and have been for a very long time.

yes, I did read your post from last month earlier. The stickybottle thing is interesting case.