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by MOARspeed
30 Oct 2019, 3:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Mountain bike commuting
Replies: 13
Views: 763

Re: Mountain bike commuting

I was commuting on a Specialized Sirrus hybrid, 28mm tyres, a very roady hybrid. It was fast, it was nippy in traffic, but as someone who is more of a mountain biker I hated the fact I couldn't just nip up onto a grass verge to pass cars who were trying to block my filtering (happened quite a few ti...
by MOARspeed
23 Oct 2019, 4:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cars suddenly parking on the pavement without indicating thoughts.
Replies: 7
Views: 832

Re: Cars suddenly parking on the pavement without indicating thoughts.

The only thing that makes these situations worse, is when the idiot has just overtaken you.
by MOARspeed
23 Oct 2019, 4:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Legal Rights in a Cycle Lane
Replies: 22
Views: 1074

Re: Legal Rights in a Cycle Lane

I'm not sure why this is even in debate.............. Remove "cycle" from "cycle lane", imagine two lanes and somebody turns left from the RH lane causing a collision with a car next to them, who is at fault? The fact that's it's a lane for bicycles, doesn't detract from the fac...
by MOARspeed
23 Oct 2019, 12:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Legal Rights in a Cycle Lane
Replies: 22
Views: 1074

Re: Legal Rights in a Cycle Lane

I'm not sure why this is even in debate.............. Remove "cycle" from "cycle lane", imagine two lanes and somebody turns left from the RH lane causing a collision with a car next to them, who is at fault? The fact that's it's a lane for bicycles, doesn't detract from the fact...
by MOARspeed
14 Oct 2019, 11:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: One solution to tailgating?
Replies: 138
Views: 43150

Re: One solution to tailgating?

Some people are under a lot of pressure to get wherever they're going quickly. This might be pressure from an employer, from an external situation (late for something), showing off to a passenger, or it might be imagined pressure of other drivers' opinions (is that really imagined?). A lot of peopl...
by MOARspeed
14 Oct 2019, 11:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Unprovoked road rage
Replies: 15
Views: 1607

Re: Unprovoked road

Absolutely shocking. I rode a recumbent for a year and found it did attract a lot of abuse, but nothing like that. I think this is quite telling, the real problem is a tribal mentality, if your doing something different you'll get abuse, if your doing something even more different you'll get even m...
by MOARspeed
4 Oct 2019, 3:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 72
Views: 3377

Re: What's the legal position?

Don't the statistics say that pedestrians are more at risk of injury and death than cyclists. 448 peds killed in 2016. Cyclists about 100. That may look slightly different if you did it by percentage of pedestrians killed versus percentage of cyclists, as relatively pedestrians out number cyclists ...
by MOARspeed
3 Oct 2019, 2:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 72
Views: 3377

Re: What's the legal position?

There's this perception that overtaking on the left is somehow illegal, but it's not, not by a long stretch, the highway code makes it very clear that overtaking slow moving traffic on the left is perfectly fine, car, bike, motorbike, same rules apply. I personally won't filter on the left unless i'...
by MOARspeed
27 Sep 2019, 2:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bells on bikes
Replies: 126
Views: 5397

Re: Bells on bikes

I have bell which rings cut constantly, like the sort you see on a cat collar (only bigger), I found that a regular bell used to get an aggressive response as often as a non-aggressive one. The bell I have was something I did a few years ago, I understand now that a similar thing is now available i...
by MOARspeed
16 Sep 2019, 12:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: School Run
Replies: 78
Views: 2593

Re: School Run

Stay at home mums have a "slight" disconnect with reality, day time TV sends them loopy. They will use their kids as an excuse for everything, bad driving? "i've got a child in the back", bad parking "i've got a child in the back".
by MOARspeed
16 Sep 2019, 12:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A noob asks... what is the point of toe clips for a commute?
Replies: 52
Views: 3055

Re: A noob asks... what is the point of toe clips for a commute?

I've pretty much always used SPDs, when your technique is right you can stay in the saddle on moderate climbs instead of stomping around, and it requires far less physical exertion. You can also pedal with only one leg, which might make you think "why would you need to do that????", but yo...
by MOARspeed
12 Sep 2019, 6:20am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bells on bikes
Replies: 126
Views: 5397

Re: Bells on bikes

Mike Sales wrote:
MOARspeed wrote:I have bell which rings cut constantly, like the sort you see on a cat collar (only bigger),


I think that would get to annoy me quite quickly.


Actually don't notice it after a while, besides it can be "turned off".
by MOARspeed
11 Sep 2019, 8:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bells on bikes
Replies: 126
Views: 5397

Re: Bells on bikes

I have bell which rings cut constantly, like the sort you see on a cat collar (only bigger), I found that a regular bell used to get an aggressive response as often as a non-aggressive one. The bell I have was something I did a few years ago, I understand now that a similar thing is now available in...
by MOARspeed
11 Sep 2019, 8:26am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Confusingly signed cycle routes
Replies: 62
Views: 10573

Re: Confusingly signed cycle routes

Need to see some signs around my local area, we've got a national cycle route and a regional cycle route, as well as may shared use paths designated for cycling, but none of them appear to be marked. Conflict with pedestrians is all too common (but rarely more than a snide comment), the routes are a...
by MOARspeed
16 Aug 2019, 11:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tampering with locks: wet rag on it?
Replies: 42
Views: 3133

Re: Tampering with locks: wet rag on it?

mercalia wrote:I have wondered if any one has ever put super glue in a locked bike so that the owner has to leave it there ,then the thief come back with his/her angle grinder...


I think the preferred method is a cheap cable lock.