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by drossall
15 Feb 2019, 9:52pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Going off road on a road bike?
Replies: 24
Views: 2862

Re: Going off road on a road bike?

I understand that, for practical purposes, there's no difference. It's the strength and therefore the amount of material you need, that varies. Heavy bikes are heavy because they're made of weak stuff and you need a lot of it.
by drossall
13 Feb 2019, 10:12pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Passwords
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Passwords

Sign in with the new password. Go to User Control Panel, then Profile, then Edit Account Settings.
by drossall
13 Feb 2019, 9:50pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Carradice cape
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: Carradice cape

There was a wanted ad for one of these recently.
by drossall
12 Feb 2019, 9:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: London - on the spot fine
Replies: 95
Views: 7358

Re: London - on the spot fine

Then, I don't think there is anything in the law which specifically bans somebody driving a vehicle across a road on a pedestrian crossing. If I'm right, then the HC advice to walk across just limits the ways a rider is advised to cross. You're probably right about there being no ban, not least (th...
by drossall
12 Feb 2019, 8:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: London - on the spot fine
Replies: 95
Views: 7358

Re: London - on the spot fine

Sorry, I don't see that. I can obviously commit one offence at the same time as doing something quite different that is legitimate. I could, for example, pick your pocket (which is an offence) while walking down the street (which isn't). However, each of those actions is individually either permitte...
by drossall
10 Feb 2019, 2:49pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Going off road on a road bike?
Replies: 24
Views: 2862

Re: Going off road on a road bike?

drossal, this picture should take you back, off the moor towards Ilkley. Brilliant, thank you. It was just such a great area to ride in - one of the real benefits of studying at Leeds (and it helped that I was an exiled Yorkshireman anyway). I'm still in touch with a friend from those days. He was ...
by drossall
6 Feb 2019, 7:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Motorist "swerves to avoid octopus"
Replies: 8
Views: 856

Re: Motorist "swerves to avoid octopus"

I liked the Twitter comment that he must have gone into a squid.

Time for a remake of that car-insurance advert with the horse with a dress, methinks.
by drossall
5 Feb 2019, 10:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 233
Views: 13343

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

As far as I am concerned, if I am walking I am a pedestrian. Even if I am pushing a bike. I'd take no bull on that. I'd take it as far as I could if necessary, but nobody has ever challenged me on that. Interesting, but a court's opinion can be difficult to reject quite so easily. Happily for all o...
by drossall
5 Feb 2019, 8:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 233
Views: 13343

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

No, we don't. We will never get all road users to obey laws voluntarily and so it's an unreasonable condition to put on compliance. What we have to do is push for more enforcement and that it be proportionate. Everybody waiting for everybody else to obey the law before they will? You'll never get t...
by drossall
5 Feb 2019, 8:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 233
Views: 13343

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

There may be a very good case for allowing turning left here on red. However, it's not allowed at present. The point is that we depend on everyone else obeying the rules, even when they are inconvenient, and cyclists have more to lose than most if people won't do that. So for cyclists to behave as t...
by drossall
4 Feb 2019, 11:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 233
Views: 13343

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

I think there's a problem because cyclists are required by law to obey lights, whereas pedestrians aren't. Whilst I understand motivations for doing it, if you, as a cyclist, give yourself an exemption from road law, you simply must accept that everyone else on the road has the same right. Otherwise...
by drossall
31 Jan 2019, 10:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 2019 - Twenty a day?
Replies: 10
Views: 1604

Re: 2019 - Twenty a day?

I managed 10 a day in 2018 by about 20 miles. So far, 2019 is not great. I ripped a pedal out of a crank near the start of a 100km Audax, so didn't finish that, and my efforts to extend the ride home from work by a handful of miles a day are colliding with Real Life and the need to Be Places in the ...
by drossall
31 Jan 2019, 6:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Changing from 1st to 12th
Replies: 50
Views: 4022

Re: Changing from 1st to 12th

We can't be too far away from the bike changing gears when you think about it. Just needs a Di3 insert surgically implanted behind your ear :lol:
by drossall
30 Jan 2019, 9:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Changing from 1st to 12th
Replies: 50
Views: 4022

Re: Changing from 1st to 12th

Can you program it to make the hills less steep? :D
by drossall
30 Jan 2019, 7:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Changing from 1st to 12th
Replies: 50
Views: 4022

Re: Changing from 1st to 12th

Oh enjoy :D

And if we should meet and you show it to me, I'll be genuinely interested and I'd love to have a go. I just saw the funny side :lol: