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I really can't see how this can be shared blame. If I've understood correctly the driver who hit you was turning right. I'm pretty sure that the highway code says you should give way to oncoming traffic when turning right. If he went through a gap in the traffic he is still responsible for checking ...
- 12 Nov 2019, 8:57am
- Forum: Health and fitness
- Topic: The Guardians exercises to stop you dieing
- Replies: 6
- Views: 435
Near me is a leisure and fitness centre where one can participate in most of the activities listed in the article. Ironically, the car park is always packed, however there are 6 bicycle parking stands.
- 21 Oct 2019, 9:08am
- Forum: Does anyone know … ?
- Topic: Ride Suggestions For West Sussex Please
- Replies: 6
- Views: 692
If you don't mind travelling a short way to the start then you could try Portsmouth CTC, rides starting from Havant.
- 17 Oct 2019, 9:07am
- Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
- Topic: Rear derailleur guard
- Replies: 14
- Views: 560
I've never managed to damage the mech, however for time to time I've managed to bend the mech hanger (they're made of metallic cheese, there's a reason for this!), either by falling off or the bike falling over. I bought a derialleur alignment tool which has been very useful on these occasions.
Yes, I discussed that once with a former police driving instructor when renewing my minibus permit. Not too long before, I'd had the frightening experience of driving a bus full of Scouts, with a lorry tail-gating me. I was in the inside lane, with nowhere to go. We agreed that the only available r...
I've had similar experiences, but in my cases I'm not sure whether the driver had any malicious intent or was just careless. What usually happens is car goes past at speed then slams on brakes as the left or right turn they were trying to make is blocked by on coming traffic etc. leaving me very lit...
- 2 Oct 2019, 8:30pm
- Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
- Topic: Starting campaign to improve cycle path in SE England
- Replies: 14
- Views: 671
Try your local town councillor. If they had agreed the climate emergency then they should be looking at initiatives such as this.
There's a junction at a cross roads that I have to negotiate frequently. There is a stop sign for traffic in my direction and the same on the opposite site. My question is if there is a car on the opposite side of the crossroads waiting to turn right and I want to go straight on, who has priority? D...
- 26 Sep 2019, 11:33pm
- Forum: On the road
- Topic: Pothole crash death - a Total And Utter Disgrace
- Replies: 24
- Views: 1654
We seem to have been brainwashed into accepting that there's no money available for decent road maintenance, also no money available for schools, NHS, justice system, police and indeed every other part of the national infrastructure.
Unless I've misunderstood, I can't see what this app does that is not already available via good old-fashioned latitude and longitude. If you have a smart phone and, for example google maps then it gives you your position using conventional coordinates. Of course someone would stand to make a lot of...
Certainly my experience is that since having retired 4 years ago at 61, I've got a lot fitter and faster. Cycling mileage has gone up 3x to about 7,500 miles per year and I've lost 2 stone. I think the weight loss has helped cycling performance as I'm much faster up hill than I used to be.
- 5 Aug 2019, 2:17pm
- Forum: Touring & Expedition
- Topic: Long term touring advice
- Replies: 30
- Views: 1881
Re bike maintenance skills. You only need skills that will enable you to use the tools and spare parts you intend to carry. Eg not much point knowing how to rejoin a snapped chain if you don't carry spare chain links and a chain tool. If you are decide that the risk of the chain breaking is very sma...