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by Rusty Rider
24 Jan 2018, 10:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Heathrow Info- coming from abroad for British tour
Replies: 21
Views: 1144

Re: Heathrow Info- coming from abroad for British tour

Here you are, all the info you need. (Google is your friend!) Avoid an airline coming into terminals 1, 2 or 3, because the cyclist/pedestrian tunnel is closed. Looks like terminal 4 or 5 will be fine. https://www.heathrow.com/transport-and-directions/cycling If you cant avoid terminals 1 2 or 3 yo...
by Rusty Rider
24 Jan 2018, 6:02pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: School trying to make helmets compulsory
Replies: 303
Views: 15731

Re: School trying to make helmets compulsory

Pre 1973 I used to ride a motorcycle without a helmet, today I don't wear a helmet on a bicycle. I can't see how it'll protect whats encased in your cranium if you smack it into the road, or any solid object.
by Rusty Rider
24 Jan 2018, 5:48pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Goodbye then .. Chris Froome
Replies: 215
Views: 33235

Re: Goodbye then .. Chris Froome

. After all the attitude of a lot of Joe Public's who take recreational drugs is why aren't they legal. Fine by me, just don't try saving them when they overdose. But if recreational drugs were legal they'd be regulated and taxed,so the chances of overdose would be reduced,and they'd be cleaner. If...
by Rusty Rider
24 Jan 2018, 5:24pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Goodbye then .. Chris Froome
Replies: 215
Views: 33235

Re: Goodbye then .. Chris Froome

Does this really matter at all? Why not legalise all performance-enhancing drugs? If they all use them, it's a level playing field without the need to hide, and we wouldn't need all the endless testing. Just let them do it. It's not as if they are normal people anyway. Just let them get on with it....
by Rusty Rider
24 Jan 2018, 10:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How big will the lift be when the Tyne pedestrian/cycle tunnel reopens?
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Re: How big will the lift be when the Tyne pedestrian/cycle tunnel reopens?

According to this http://www.bridgesonthetyne.co.uk/tyneped.html it'll be May this year. As an add on hours later ;) I'm looking forward to going through it after almost 40 years.
by Rusty Rider
23 Jan 2018, 8:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Did I do something wrong?
Replies: 26
Views: 2111

Re: Did I do something wrong?

Thanks for the responses all. I feel reassured I was doing the right thing but wanted to hear from more experienced riders - to my mind, it was a potentially dangerous situation, more so for having a couple of speedy cyclists right behind me, so I wanted to make myself as visible as possible. To be...
by Rusty Rider
23 Jan 2018, 7:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What gear range do you use.
Replies: 91
Views: 4472

Re: What gear range do you use.

Is it OK to say I haven't a clue and probably don't care? (Should I revoke my forum membership?) I don't have a clue what they're talking about, its all chinese to me. I think it's just blokes liking to compare how many inches they have.... :oops: :lol: Although the topic title does ask 'what gear ...
by Rusty Rider
23 Jan 2018, 11:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: What gear range do you use.
Replies: 91
Views: 4472

Re: What gear range do you use.

Thank you both for showing me how to work it all out, I'll attempt to find out what mine is when I go for a ride on Friday, (on dog sitting duty until Thursday so lots of walking)
by Rusty Rider
23 Jan 2018, 10:02am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Did I do something wrong?
Replies: 26
Views: 2111

Re: Did I do something wrong?

In my eye's you've done nothing wrong, but some people think they own the road and have a different take on it. BTW was the other cyclist what I dub a lycra lout all I'm in a hurry and has a foul mouth to match? Imagine how foul it would be if he'd been left hooked 5 seconds later. I certainly am h...
by Rusty Rider
23 Jan 2018, 9:52am
Forum: On the road
Topic: What gear range do you use.
Replies: 91
Views: 4472

Re: What gear range do you use.

kwackers wrote:Is it OK to say I haven't a clue and probably don't care? (Should I revoke my forum membership?)



I don't have a clue what they're talking about, its all chinese to me.
by Rusty Rider
23 Jan 2018, 9:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Did I do something wrong?
Replies: 26
Views: 2111

Re: Did I do something wrong?

In my eye's you've done nothing wrong, but some people think they own the road and have a different take on it. BTW was the other cyclist what I dub a lycra lout all I'm in a hurry and has a foul mouth to match?
by Rusty Rider
22 Jan 2018, 8:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Self righteous cameramen
Replies: 163
Views: 26831

Re: Self righteous cameramen

I have a camera mounted on my handlebars, I use it to record interesting bits of road or track that I'm riding, I also use it to log potholes that are dangerous, for the life of me, I can't ever see me using it to entrap someone after all we all make mistakes on the road. You can't "entrap&quo...
by Rusty Rider
22 Jan 2018, 8:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a Day
Replies: 400
Views: 93383

Re: Ten Miles a Day

Does she see this forum :D Thats an emphatic NO, she thinks I'm mad talking to strangers and I reply that I don't know enough about cycling so need to know. Plus how do you make friends? I have lots of friendly contact on these fora and learn a lot, not just about cycling, one does get to know peop...
by Rusty Rider
22 Jan 2018, 7:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Self righteous cameramen
Replies: 163
Views: 26831

Re: Self righteous cameramen

I have a camera mounted on my handlebars, I use it to record interesting bits of road or track that I'm riding, I also use it to log potholes that are dangerous, for the life of me, I can't ever see me using it to entrap someone after all we all make mistakes on the road.
by Rusty Rider
22 Jan 2018, 7:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: White van man
Replies: 43
Views: 3162

Re: White van man

You can find the story here http://metro.co.uk/2018/01/22/cyclist-gets-way-ambulance-sirens-blaring-complains-near-miss-7248829/ Amazingly , when I’ve just looked, 8% think the ambulance driver was in the wrong. Good job I wasn't the ambulance driver :shock: what an utter moron on the bike.