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by Ellieb
25 Nov 2019, 7:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling group politics
Replies: 48
Views: 1780

Re: Cycling group politics

Different strokes for different folks. Just pick the groups which have a style you prefer. There is no right/wrong in this.
by Ellieb
1 Nov 2019, 6:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: More opinions required.
Replies: 24
Views: 1029

Re: More opinions required.

Not very good road markings. The arrows on the road show a straight on/right turn whereas the lane markings imply a left turn/straight on. I think you should be in a stronger primary obvs, but the scooter rider should have been aware that you might be bearing off to the right, especially as the road...
by Ellieb
31 Oct 2019, 8:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: And another off.
Replies: 104
Views: 4730

Re: And another off.

You need to take this further: There is no way the video supports that interpretation. You can see from the car ahead that you are just moving the same speed as they are. This stinks. Take it to the PCA.
by Ellieb
27 Oct 2019, 8:09pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Close pass driver banned for 12 months & fined £400 for Dangerous driving
Replies: 8
Views: 694

Re: Close pass driver banned for 12 months & fined £400 for Dangerous driving

The judge at Kelly's trial queried the practice of cyclists riding side-by-side on the open road. He said he did not agree that it was safe practice but noted that there were no authoritative views, only opinions
Hmm
by Ellieb
22 Oct 2019, 10:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC
Replies: 120
Views: 5568

Re: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC

I think this shows that if you break the technical regulations then they will throw the book at you. I agree that the prosecution does not seem to understand that’s-bikes don’t have speed limits, just limits on how fast you can go with electric assistance.
by Ellieb
10 Oct 2019, 5:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 27042

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread

The logical fallacy at the heart of TUC argument is that he effectively claims that any improvements in braking (or any other) systems are matched or exceeded by a degredation in human performance due to risk compensation. He has no actual evidence for this. I'm sure risk compensation from better br...
by Ellieb
8 Oct 2019, 10:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Found - Twenty Quid
Replies: 91
Views: 3329

Re: Found - Twenty Quid

So, out of interest. How much money would people say ‘finders keepers’ to before they handed it in to the police?
by Ellieb
2 Oct 2019, 10:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 72
Views: 3693

Re: What's the legal position?

Without being there it is hard to say. Van driver should definitely check his mirrors before turning. On the other hand it is never wise to go up the inside of moving traffic, especially coming up to a junction. Probably not illegal though.
by Ellieb
28 Sep 2019, 6:09pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Jaywalking is now a thing in the UK
Replies: 37
Views: 1583

Re: Jaywalking is now a thing in the UK

Why did that happen, well it's because the mentality is that motorists and their conveyance have full priority and everyone else should get out the way or it's tough luck what happens to you, But of course, rather ironically, when it’s a pedestrian walking out in front of a bike. You are one of the...
by Ellieb
27 Sep 2019, 9:51pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Jaywalking is now a thing in the UK
Replies: 37
Views: 1583

Re: Jaywalking is now a thing in the UK

Don't blame motorists. I understand there were more people killed on the roads BEFORE the advent of the motorcar. Horse-drawn vehicles were the killer. This tells me you simply don't get it, you think might is right and that those with might have greater priority and entitlement to travel unencumbe...
by Ellieb
22 Sep 2019, 9:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Daytime lights
Replies: 36
Views: 1473

Re: Daytime lights

Or as the conversation went in an incident from my motorcycling days:
"Did you see me?"
"Yes"
"So why did you pull out?"
"I don't really know"
:roll:
by Ellieb
4 Sep 2019, 8:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cateye computer question
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: Cateye computer question

Some Cateye cycle computers have an A & B wheel setting. It is normally easy to switch mid-ride
by Ellieb
4 Sep 2019, 8:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The late Douglas Adams on technology
Replies: 28
Views: 1400

The late Douglas Adams on technology

I was mulling over his wise words the other day: 1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. 2. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can p...
by Ellieb
3 Sep 2019, 11:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SHIMANO GRX
Replies: 17
Views: 879

Re: SHIMANO GRX

Why did the 50/34 with 11-xx become so popular? I only got into cycling as that became the norm. Was everyone wanting to copy the pros or something?

If they were trying to copy the pros then they wouldn’t be on a 50/34
by Ellieb
3 Sep 2019, 11:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A Cyclist and Rough Justice
Replies: 51
Views: 2896

Re: A Cyclist and Rough Justice

:| Interesting. Wonder what prompted this as a first ever post by the OP :|