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by 2Tubs
27 Apr 2018, 2:22pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Quote Depth?
Replies: 41
Views: 14642

Re: Quote Depth?

I still can't see the issue here. You quote what you want to quote to illustrate your answer so it's relevant and to cut down on explanation. You can even quote from a completely different thread if it helps. Also, you can copy and paste so each time you quote, you use the username. Like this for i...
by 2Tubs
6 Apr 2018, 1:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: As I was saying . . .
Replies: 1
Views: 570

As I was saying . . .

Well,

It's been a while since I was last here.

I hope you've all been keeping well.

Gazza
by 2Tubs
20 Jan 2012, 1:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: cyclist on Jeremy Vine again!
Replies: 49
Views: 3397

Re: cyclist on Jeremy Vine again!

Just saying, that if we take the position where we chose which laws to abide, we have lost any moral postition to ask motorists to abide by the laws that they might break (the ones which change the internal colour of our cycling shorts) Hardly. Again, just because I don't, for instance, get upset a...
by 2Tubs
20 Jan 2012, 12:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: cyclist on Jeremy Vine again!
Replies: 49
Views: 3397

Re: cyclist on Jeremy Vine again!

'Am I bovvered?' Road laws are widely flouted by all road users. Such is life. Yup, such is life. In the grand scheme of things, I couldn't care less. But if that's genuinely how you feel. When a motorist runs a red light, talks on a mobile, drinks and drives or speeds an the result is a dead cycli...
by 2Tubs
18 Jan 2012, 3:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: cyclist on Jeremy Vine again!
Replies: 49
Views: 3397

Re: cyclist on Jeremy Vine again!

Is number 2 even possible? Unless number 1 applies it just means waiting at each set of lights on red until they turn green. Anyhow, some of those would be illegal, wouldn't they? 'Am I bovvered?' Road laws are widely flouted by all road users. Such is life. Yup, such is life. In the grand scheme o...
by 2Tubs
18 Jan 2012, 2:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: cyclist on Jeremy Vine again!
Replies: 49
Views: 3397

Re: cyclist on Jeremy Vine again!

OK, I'll go for it . . . . <snip> I believe RLJing is wrong except in some circumstances <snip> What circumstances are fine for RLJing? Gazza 1. If the traffic light is broken and stuck on red. 2. If the sequence in a series of lights prevents you from ever reaching one at green. 3. If traffic-ligh...
by 2Tubs
18 Jan 2012, 12:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: cyclist on Jeremy Vine again!
Replies: 49
Views: 3397

Re: cyclist on Jeremy Vine again!

OK, I'll go for it . . . .

horizon wrote: <snip> I believe RLJing is wrong except in some circumstances <snip>


What circumstances are fine for RLJing?

Gazza
by 2Tubs
12 Jan 2012, 1:25pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Talk to me about technology on tour
Replies: 26
Views: 2324

Re: Talk to me about technology on tour

PW wrote:I take a [...] longwave radio for the cricket and weather/shipping forecasts


If you need the shipping forecast, you should've stopped pedalling.

>;o)

Gazza
by 2Tubs
11 Jan 2012, 5:03pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Talk to me about technology on tour
Replies: 26
Views: 2324

Re: Talk to me about technology on tour

Technology is there to make your life easier. You chose what you use to fit your circumstance. If you feel a mobile device won't fit your needs, the odds are a little familiarisation with the device will facilitate tasks you previously thought impossible. For instance we talk about inputting longer ...
by 2Tubs
11 Jan 2012, 11:59am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: My JOGLE
Replies: 6
Views: 15753

Re: My JOGLE

Hi Dave, I wouldn’t worry about any of it. All you need is a bike (any bike) and the will to do it. Anything else is a bonus. You don’t need GPS. You just need the ability to follow road signs. That’s all we did. We had a map, we’d pick out the next few towns and the number of the (quieter) roads we...
by 2Tubs
10 Jan 2012, 5:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: loss of sight in one eye
Replies: 24
Views: 2300

Re: loss of sight in one eye

I've only been able to see blurry shapes in my left eye since birth. Can make out a blanket of colours, but that's it. Can't read, can't recognise faces. I can see a road as such, but not well enough to navigate by and will head for the kerb/parked car if I try. For that reason I always cycle with e...
by 2Tubs
10 Jan 2012, 5:06pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Heaviest LEJOG'er?
Replies: 21
Views: 3325

Re: Heaviest LEJOG'er?

I'm no skinny chap, I'm nearly 13st, and I'm usually down to 3 or 4mph on the tougher hills. That speed is normal for fully loaded. +1 With fully loaded panniers you can't expect much better. Its about maintaining a steady average speed (10 mph is realistic) and having the determination to keep goi...
by 2Tubs
9 Jan 2012, 2:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Two sets of behaviours
Replies: 76
Views: 3438

Re: Two breeds...

Who cares?

They're on a bike. they may be trying it. they may like it and take up cycling as a form of transport.

It's good.
by 2Tubs
9 Jan 2012, 1:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Old cyclist,and a little sad.
Replies: 34
Views: 2824

Re: Old cyclist,and a little sad.

Hi Andy,

I don't recognise your story.

For the most part I find that cyclists are a friendly bunch. On the most part you get the cheery wave or nod.

I hope your experience improves.

Gazza
by 2Tubs
9 Jan 2012, 12:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should I knock this ignorant cyclist off his bike
Replies: 32
Views: 4064

Re: Should I knock this ignorant cyclist off his bike

Paul Nero is on Twitter as @paulnero1 You may wish to politely inform him of the issues we face and why we often take an assertive line in order to protect our own safety. You might also ask him what his real delay was to his journey, the few seconds it took to safely pass a cyclist, or the many, ma...