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by Peter F
4 Sep 2020, 11:19am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 309
Views: 8159

Re: Antisocial cyclists

Tangled Metal wrote:For me the real antisocial cyclists aren't those who ignore your greetings but those who suddenly appear from round the bend of a country road at the start of a village without warning and too fast to stop in the distance the can see. All the while maintaining their full tuck as they pass by pedestrians so close the hairs on their necks can feel the air being pushed out of their way as they pass by. I bet the guy, always male cyclists IME, then tells his mates about those stupid pedestrians not getting out of his way and how their dog wasn't under control neither. :evil:


This.

Most cyclists smile, nod or say hello. Sometimes if you're on a bit of a mission it's all you can do to muster half a smile anyway.
The behaviour I dislike is flying round blind bends at top speed and expecting everyone else to leap out of the way. This is a much bigger problem off road though, as at least on road pedestrians are typically on the pavement and they are looking out for cars.
I'm not sure there is an accepted etiquette, some people are friendly, some people aren't, some people are working hard some people aren't.
by Peter F
4 Sep 2020, 10:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling and laws
Replies: 38
Views: 2152

Re: Cycling and laws

Clearly a troll.
by Peter F
3 Sep 2020, 5:14pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Carrera Kraken 2020 vs Voodoo Bantu
Replies: 3
Views: 973

Re: Carrera Kraken 2020 vs Voodoo Bantu

On paper they both look similar so I couldn't choose between them. My head would say get the cheapest but you could equally just pick the one you think looks nicest.
by Peter F
30 Aug 2020, 9:30pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Dog walkers or horseriders?
Replies: 72
Views: 125412

Re: Dog walkers or horseriders?

Given Si said everything that needed saying in the 3rd post back in 2013, there is nothing sensible to add.
by Peter F
21 Jun 2020, 4:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike speed
Replies: 11
Views: 761

Re: Bike speed

james.wiz wrote:Bike power seems to be way higher than the speed that im going. Position and bike are decent. Any advice to help me get quicker?

How are you measuring power?
by Peter F
15 Jun 2020, 10:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rude Co-op shop staff
Replies: 200
Views: 6159

Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

mjr wrote:
Peter F wrote:One form of exercise per day.
Shopping trips should be minimised.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-52012432

I'm sorry to be the one to break this to you but: Boris lied, or at least actively misled. Neither of those were in the first set of rules, which you can find at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/350/made

If you think that going for a ride and stopping mid way to pick up a spot of lunch is within the spirit of those rules then you and me have a very different opinion on this. Just because something isn't stated in black and white doesn't mean you should do it. For me the question is what is reasonable behaviour in a situation where we are meant to be minimising interactions with people outside of our home.
by Peter F
15 Jun 2020, 8:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rude Co-op shop staff
Replies: 200
Views: 6159

Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

mjr wrote:
Peter F wrote:
mjr wrote:Who stated that? Certainly not in the rules at any point.



We were initially allowed to take one period of exercise a day.

Sorry, I didn't realise you're in Wales. Settle isn't.

Aside for essential trips to buy food, medicine etc were were supposed to stay indoors. Stopping on a ride to get a snack maybe might not have been explicitly banned but it was certainly implied. Stopping for a refreshment hardly constitutes an essential outing.

Do you think they'd really rather someone bonked?

Ultimately, exercise was allowed and food shopping was allowed. We can argue until the cows come home about what was implied, but I doubt the intention was the most restrictive interpretation, given what ministers and their advisers did!

I did read it on a cycling British Cycling post on FB so perhaps not an official government statement.

Well, BC have been gold plating the rules so much that they've banned their clubs doing even permitted group rides for an extra month, so I'd not take too much heed of their view.


Why do I think this is going to turn into you arguing that black is actually white... :lol:

One form of exercise per day.
Shopping trips should be minimised.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-52012432

The government were criticised for not being prescriptive enough and to be honest given how you are interpreting the rules I can see why.
Oh and people were up in arms about Cummings because he did break the rule, then lied about it.
by Peter F
14 Jun 2020, 11:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rude Co-op shop staff
Replies: 200
Views: 6159

Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

TrevA wrote:
Peter F wrote:
mjr wrote:Takeaway cafes are open.


I think the point is, or at least was, that you shouldn't be getting stuff while you're out on a ride. That was certainly what was stated during the first stages of lockdown, ride as far as you want but don't stop and go into shops while you're out.
I honestly don't know if the rules have changed, as it doesn't affect me anyway, I very rarely go out for long enough to need to buy food.
Also the locals in some places have been getting a bit Royston Vasey about the lockdown, particularly with cyclists.


So you are not, or weren’t allowed to go shopping by bike then? Which is effectively what the opening poster was doing. Ok, not in his local shop, but there was never any guidance that said you couldn’t go in a shop, or that you could only shop in your local shop.

Dear god...

We were told that if possible we should shop for food once per week. If we needed essentials then yes it was ok to go more often and yes if you do your shopping by bike, then yes that was doubtless ok.
However the OP was not doing either of these things. No, it would appear that they didn't directly say "while you're out on your bike don't stop off at a shop to buy a spot of lunch or a snack" but most of us kind of thought that was obvious.
by Peter F
14 Jun 2020, 10:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rude Co-op shop staff
Replies: 200
Views: 6159

Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

mjr wrote:
Peter F wrote:
mjr wrote:Takeaway cafes are open.


I think the point is, or at least was, that you shouldn't be getting stuff while you're out on a ride. That was certainly what was stated during the first stages of lockdown, ride as far as you want but don't stop and go into shops while you're out.

Who stated that? Certainly not in the rules at any point.

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We were initially allowed to take one period of exercise a day. Aside for essential trips to buy food, medicine etc were were supposed to stay indoors. Stopping on a ride to get a snack maybe might not have been explicitly banned but it was certainly implied. Stopping for a refreshment hardly constitutes an essential outing.
I did read it on a cycling British Cycling post on FB so perhaps not an official government statement.
by Peter F
14 Jun 2020, 1:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Do you ever consider the worse that can happen?
Replies: 33
Views: 1469

Re: Do you ever consider the worse that can happen?

Phil Fouracre wrote:Seriously though: a very difficult thing to quantify - how do you assess risk? David Speigelhalter has some interesting ideas if you take a look. Personally, I nearly died in a non cycling accident eight years ago, and it does make you look at things slightly differently. Whatever you do, you have to enjoy it while you can, as none of us are going to live forever!


I own the Norm Chronicles and I'm a bit of a fan of David Speigelhalter.
Accurately assessing risk unless you have access to data is impossible and even then data tends to tell you about averages. So you can calculate the average probability of dying on a bicycle but that doesn't tell you about individual risk and the impact of your own specific behaviour or environment.
There are lots of things people worry about doing, such as cycling on the road,but what will kill most of us will be far more mundane.
by Peter F
14 Jun 2020, 8:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rude Co-op shop staff
Replies: 200
Views: 6159

Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

Bonefishblues wrote:
Peter F wrote:
mjr wrote:Takeaway cafes are open.


I think the point is, or at least was, that you shouldn't be getting stuff while you're out on a ride. That was certainly what was stated during the first stages of lockdown, ride as far as you want but don't stop and go into shops while you're out.
I honestly don't know if the rules have changed, as it doesn't affect me anyway, I very rarely go out for long enough to need to buy food.
Also the locals in some places have been getting a bit Royston Vasey about the lockdown, particularly with cyclists.

Our get orf our land signs are down, thankfully.


My towns FB page was a hot bed of vitriol against "outsiders" and lockdown self righteousness. Not as bad as the nearby popular seaside town though :lol:
by Peter F
14 Jun 2020, 8:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rude Co-op shop staff
Replies: 200
Views: 6159

Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

arnsider wrote:How do we know that Co-op don't have their own agenda towards outsiders?

Errr...how do they know you're an "outsider"?
by Peter F
14 Jun 2020, 8:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rude Co-op shop staff
Replies: 200
Views: 6159

Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

mjr wrote:
TrevA wrote:With cafes being closed, where are we supposed to get our food and drink whilst out on a ride?

Takeaway cafes are open.


I think the point is, or at least was, that you shouldn't be getting stuff while you're out on a ride. That was certainly what was stated during the first stages of lockdown, ride as far as you want but don't stop and go into shops while you're out.
I honestly don't know if the rules have changed, as it doesn't affect me anyway, I very rarely go out for long enough to need to buy food.
Also the locals in some places have been getting a bit Royston Vasey about the lockdown, particularly with cyclists.
by Peter F
14 Jun 2020, 8:27am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hamstring pain while pushing on
Replies: 25
Views: 735

Re: Hamstring pain while pushing on

Still haven't adjusted my saddle yet. I'll have a play today. It's not a million miles out as I can go for a steady ride, with some decent hills thrown in and it not be a problem. It really only is when I push myself hard.
by Peter F
14 Jun 2020, 8:19am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Do you ever consider the worse that can happen?
Replies: 33
Views: 1469

Re: Do you ever consider the worse that can happen?

liamba wrote:I’ve been cycling ever since I was a kid and never thought about the consequences of being knocked off. In the last few weeks two cyclists died when hit from behind on a road I cycled not three weeks ago (https://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/1 ... r-wycombe/), I’ve just found out a friend of a friend died on his bike when hit from behind yesterday (https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/readi ... h-18394630) and browsing Cycling Weekly I see a gentlemen has died when hit from behind when cycling in Yorkshire (https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/late ... own-457658).

All of a sudden, something that has never played on my mind is starting to cause some concerns. Are incidents on the rise or is this just an unfortunate run of tragedies?


The way I look at it is that there are 70 million people in the UK and about 600,000 die every year. Of those about 2,000 die on the roads. Every time you here about a car crash do you worry about getting into a car? There have been 4 fatalities on a road near me over the last 18 months, three car drivers and one occupant.