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by RH20
19 Jan 2021, 12:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Levelling up?
Replies: 30
Views: 1784

Re: Levelling up?

Here we go again, could reach 0-60 mph in under three seconds. I have just been reading about a new type of electric vehicle battery, a lithium-ion phosphate battery that could have the ability for a car to achieve 0-60mph in under three seconds. Hmmm. Until we get away from the idea of how can we g...
by RH20
28 Dec 2020, 2:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike storage shed suggestions
Replies: 19
Views: 619

Re: Bike storage shed suggestions

Whatever shed you choose you can get added security/protection by installing an electronic shed alarm. Wilco sell these and probably other stores. They come with two fobs to switch the alarm on and off, run on double AA batteries. Once activated, they give off a very loud noise if someone enters wit...
by RH20
25 Oct 2020, 3:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Covid Infection boundaries
Replies: 234
Views: 6933

Re: Can one legally cycle out of a Covid tier-3 area ?

We could be in a cycle (no pun) of lockdown and easing of lockdown restrictions. People loosing their job, businesses closing etc. My suggestion would be: compulsory wearing of a face covering in enclosed spaces, ie. shops, offices, workplace, public transport. No exemptions, if someone says they ha...
by RH20
25 Oct 2020, 11:38am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Diabetes & Cycling
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: Diabetes & Cycling

I always carry a tube of Gluco Tabs when out cycling, and in my pockets for normal every day out and about. These can be bought at Boots Chemist, they are in a plastic tube and contain 10 fast acting glucose tablets. Each tablet has 4 grams of glucose. The tube is a handy size that fits ok in a pock...
by RH20
24 Oct 2020, 3:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Covid Infection boundaries
Replies: 234
Views: 6933

Re: Can one legally cycle out of a Covid tier-3 area ?

Seems we are travelling back in time to the police state of 1984, 1985. Miners on strike to save their jobs, police stopping cars in mining areas and sending male occupants back home, or be arrested. Forward to 2020, Conservative Government again destroying jobs. Stop people from travelling, makes i...
by RH20
13 Oct 2020, 12:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist sues after falling off bike due to dog
Replies: 70
Views: 3390

Re: Cyclist sues after falling off bike due to dog

Anecdote. Many years ago, before where there’s blame there’s a claim. A friend of mine was travelling to work on a motor bike. An unaccompanied dog ran into the road in front of him and he came off his bike. The dog ran off. Witnesses told him who the dog belonged to and where it lives. He went to t...
by RH20
25 Sep 2020, 1:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Slow cycling, bad experience
Replies: 163
Views: 3909

Re: Slow cycling, bad experience

There have been reports in the media of cyclists colliding with pedestrians walking into the road. The pedestrian has then claimed against the cyclist, the judge has awarded damages against the cyclist, stating the cyclist has a duty of care. Will self driving cars be programmed to have a duty of ca...
by RH20
24 Sep 2020, 3:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Traffic Lights That Don't Sense Cyclists
Replies: 40
Views: 1246

Re: Traffic Lights That Don't Sense Cyclists

I think I have mentioned this in a previous post at some time. I used to work shifts and commute by bike. Some night shifts finished early morning. On dark winter mornings I noticed that when approaching traffic lights that were at red, if I slowed down and pointed my flashing head light at the traf...
by RH20
22 Sep 2020, 2:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: discrepancy in speed/distance measurements
Replies: 44
Views: 1770

Re: discrepancy in speed/distance measurements

I can well remember when if asked what the time is, a person would look at their watch and say something along the lines of, it’s nearly 10 or nearly twenty past something. Or whatever the time was, unless it was dead on a specific time this nearly whatever was always sufficient. This of course was ...
by RH20
16 Sep 2020, 2:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Road condition - What can I do about this?
Replies: 22
Views: 797

Re: Road condition - What can I do about this?

Strange creatures us cyclists. We can ride a bike off road over rough, gravelly ground, but we complain about some rough back lanes. Yes I’ve done my fair share of complaining about the state of the roads. We should expect the roads to be safe, we expect off road tracks to be lumpy. Perhaps the loca...
by RH20
3 Sep 2020, 6:25pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Two separate threads?
Replies: 37
Views: 1051

Re: Two separate threads?

Aargh gone from helmets to Aspirin. Back to the subject, should there be a pro and anti helmet thread. Why not close the issue altogether? After all, the likelihood that pro helmet wearers will change to no helmet, or anti helmet wearers will change to wearing a helmet is highly unlikely. This issue...
by RH20
30 Aug 2020, 10:07am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Shock
Replies: 35
Views: 1766

Re: Shock

Good morning OJK. I hope you go on alright, such a shock. Keep posting and if possible updates. I am sure everyone will be thinking of you and hoping for the best.
by RH20
28 Aug 2020, 12:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Reduced Speed Limits
Replies: 80
Views: 2281

Re: Reduced Speed Limits

I am old enough to remember when the green grocer came round with a horse and cart. The butcher had a van, apart from the coal man coming on the street, these, in general were the only vehicles on the street. We as kids played street games, and it was safe. Now it is all about getting from a to b as...
by RH20
27 Aug 2020, 6:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bailer twine across road to guide cows - I hit it !.. Advice pls
Replies: 119
Views: 4506

Re: Bailer twine across road to guide cows - I hit it !.. Advice pls

Seems to me you need professional advice. Are you a member of a trade union? Some trades unions offer legal advice for out of work problems. Have a look at your house insurance, do you have legal cover on it? After this experience it is definitely worth considering having some insurance cover, third...
by RH20
26 Aug 2020, 8:22am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bath Bristol Speeder
Replies: 26
Views: 1292

Re: Bath Bristol Speeder

Speeding cyclists shouting “watch out” whilst not slowing down are akin to motorists pipping their horn at pedestrians crossing the road and not slowing down. On the road, cyclists complain about motorists not giving enough space to cyclists. Cyclists should try and always give the courtesy and resp...