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by rob_wales
20 Sep 2020, 10:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Slow cycling, bad experience
Replies: 156
Views: 3549

Re: Slow cycling, bad experience

If you can hang on for at least 10-15 years most cars on the road should be self-drive. They will be programmed to be ultra careful when approaching cyclists. But thinking about that, perhaps the bikes will be ridden by robots too! Which does make you wonder what we will all be doing?
by rob_wales
20 Sep 2020, 6:00pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Knee Pain
Replies: 64
Views: 3200

Re: Knee Pain

I think a trip to the physio might be worthwhile. They charge about £30 a session. I have occasional problems with my IT band (iliotibial) which runs down the leg to the knee. I tend to get tight muscles at the front above the knee which can cause pain at the knee itself. My physio did massage and s...
by rob_wales
20 Sep 2020, 5:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: More drivers cleared after rider's death.
Replies: 55
Views: 1575

Re: More drivers cleared after rider's death.

Not sure if anyone has mentioned this, but when I drive I always wear polaroid sunglasses when the sun is shining. I never get in the car without them. It doesn't entirely fix the problem, but it makes it much easier to see what is on the road in front of you. From what I've seen of other on-coming ...
by rob_wales
20 Sep 2020, 5:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?
Replies: 44
Views: 934

Re: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?

Hmmm. ‘Dangerously out of control’ is very subjective. One persons danger (Or nuisance) is another persons “He’s friendly, he won’t hurt you”. It is not subjective at all, it is quite clear and the penalties can be quite severe. Notice the part about 'fear' as well as actual injury. Any dog-owner l...
by rob_wales
19 Sep 2020, 5:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?
Replies: 232
Views: 34971

Re: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?

https://www.cdc.gov/injury/features/global-road-safety/index.html

The best and only drivers will be self-drive cars. That will save most of the 1.35m deaths a year. Which is also good for cyclists. We need 5G.
by rob_wales
19 Sep 2020, 3:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?
Replies: 44
Views: 934

Re: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?

It's a shared use path so one would expect users to share the space. Letting your dog off its lead is not sharing the space as it is not only dangerous, it's annoying for non-dog lovers. If people want to let their dogs off the lead then they should find an appropriate large space where they can sa...
by rob_wales
19 Sep 2020, 2:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?
Replies: 44
Views: 934

Re: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?

Dogs off lead sympathiser here - it's their walk and they want to run about and have the freedom to stop and sniff and chase and socialise with their own kind. If cyclists want to ride fast then they can get on the road where they belong Thank you for replying. Would you mind commenting on a few po...
by rob_wales
19 Sep 2020, 2:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?
Replies: 44
Views: 934

Re: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?

yeah, get off your high horse. Share the path, brake if something happens. Would you be so po faced if a child got in your way ? Its a shared path, not your personal zoom-along track. That means people are entitled to walk on it, dawdle, stop suddenly and look at the view, run their dogs, etc. They...
by rob_wales
19 Sep 2020, 2:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?
Replies: 44
Views: 934

Re: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?

Its a SHARED path - so SHARE it Sorry, but that doesn't make much sense. Did you read my OP? In item 1 when the dogs ran suddenly across my path, what was I supposed to do and why might you think I was in the wrong for not 'sharing'. Should I have walked my bike for the entire 29 miles just in case...
by rob_wales
19 Sep 2020, 10:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?
Replies: 44
Views: 934

Re: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?

I'm a dog owner and a cyclist - when I'm walking my dog I have one paricular point of view and when I'm cycling, an opposite one - hmmm. Dogs and bikes don't always mix amicably- a tricky one for sure! When you are in dog-mode, do you have your dog off-lead on a shared path? If so, what is your rea...
by rob_wales
19 Sep 2020, 10:34am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling and laws
Replies: 38
Views: 1939

Re: Cycling and laws

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by rob_wales
19 Sep 2020, 9:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?
Replies: 44
Views: 934

Re: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?

There are local bylaws covering some paths in this area, with signs advising that dogs should be on leads. Problem will always be policing it. Even the most well behaved dog can be a hazard and owners calling dogs to heel from across a path is one of my biggest gripes. Of course, some dogs are bike...
by rob_wales
19 Sep 2020, 9:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?
Replies: 44
Views: 934

Off-lead dogs on shared paths?

I am not a boy-racer. I'm a 68 year old medium speed, considerate cyclist. I ALWAYS sound my bell when approaching people/dogs/other cyclists. I always slow down, but only stop completely when I have no choice. I like animals very much. Yesterday I was cycling on our local off-road coastal purpose b...
by rob_wales
6 Aug 2019, 11:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is Cycling Abnormal?
Replies: 26
Views: 2275

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: 112
Views: 14567

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...