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by Ellieb
12 Oct 2020, 9:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How wide is a bike?
Replies: 37
Views: 912

Re: How wide is a bike?

Not riled just making the point that you've asked a poorly defined question that's meant for education but at it's basic level is measurable, in my case the bars are 440mm wide. In order to have any educational function for motorists you've got to consider the cyclist as well and safe passing dista...
by Ellieb
12 Oct 2020, 9:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How wide is a bike?
Replies: 37
Views: 912

Re: How wide is a bike?

I take it that those who answered 3.0m and above dutifully stop their bikes and wait when faced by a 2.5m gap in traffic such as one on the inside of a car waiting to turn right? Thought not. There is all the difference in the world between a cyclist negotiating a narrow gap and a motorist passing ...
by Ellieb
12 Oct 2020, 5:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How wide is a bike?
Replies: 37
Views: 912

Re: How wide is a bike?

I take it that those who answered 3.0m and above dutifully stop their bikes and wait when faced by a 2.5m gap in traffic such as one on the inside of a car waiting to turn right? Thought not.
by Ellieb
7 Oct 2020, 11:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist sues after falling off bike due to dog
Replies: 36
Views: 1503

Re: Cyclist sues after falling off bike due to dog

Yes, my take on it is that even if you jammed the front brake on you are unlikely to fly over the bars at 5mph, especially if you are that heavy. You might come off forwards and get tangled up in the bars as you subside to the floor, but I can’t see him executing a graceful swallow dive over the bar...
by Ellieb
30 Sep 2020, 1:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where is this photo taken ?
Replies: 56
Views: 1611

Re: Where is this photo taken ?

Image
Ok then, where's this?
:roll:
by Ellieb
9 Sep 2020, 10:55pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 886
Views: 61530

Re: Record attempt scheduled

There aren’t any wars for them to fight at the moment
by Ellieb
1 Sep 2020, 11:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling and laws
Replies: 38
Views: 1939

Re: Cycling and laws

Jeez guys. Stop feeding him.
by Ellieb
11 Aug 2020, 11:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Book of Trespass
Replies: 101
Views: 2556

Re: The Book of Trespass

Who would decide who had exclusive use? Presumably the landowner
by Ellieb
11 Aug 2020, 11:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Book of Trespass
Replies: 101
Views: 2556

Re: The Book of Trespass

Basically: If you don’t have ownership of land then nobody would be able to do anything with it. Build a house? You are denying others access to the land. How could anyone farm a field if they (or someone) doesn’t own it? Otherwise what is to stop someone else digging it up. Clearly at some point no...
by Ellieb
10 Aug 2020, 10:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Book of Trespass
Replies: 101
Views: 2556

Re: The Book of Trespass

I believe it is called private property. Just like owning a bike.
Before people get too excited by this subject. Right to roam works pretty well in Scotland & has done for some time. (Albeit Covid related staycationing seems to putting it under pressure at the moment)
by Ellieb
20 Jul 2020, 6:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: sustrans cuts routes
Replies: 89
Views: 4168

Re: sustrans cuts routes

The routes that have been removed are generally those where either (a) the average traffic speed is too high (over 40mph), or (b) the traffic volume is too high. That might not be a problem for confident cyclists like you and me, but it is a problem for lots of the sort of people that Sustrans want...
by Ellieb
20 Jul 2020, 4:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: sustrans cuts routes
Replies: 89
Views: 4168

Re: sustrans cuts routes

Frankly it gets worse when you look at the specifics of what they have done. There are bits locally that should definitley have been taken out if you are talking about good quality cycle path, but they have been left in, and certain road sections which seem to have been arbitrarily removed no matter...
by Ellieb
20 Jul 2020, 12:43pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: sustrans cuts routes
Replies: 89
Views: 4168

Re: National Cycle Network Being Slashed

Rural roads with speed limits in excess of 40MPH? That'll be most rural roads I've ever cycled along apart from where they pass though villages where's there's invariably a 30MPH speed limit. What a pathetic shower. The last couple of years Perth & Kinross, I think Angus too have been changing ...
by Ellieb
17 Jul 2020, 12:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 309
Views: 7775

Re: Antisocial cyclists

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/videos/wa ... ide-waving
Don't know if this has been posted , but this is the definitive answer on waving.
by Ellieb
28 Jun 2020, 8:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Which group is the worst? Is that fair?
Replies: 58
Views: 986

Re: Which group is the worst? Is that fair?

Ever stood by a red light and watched cyclists ignore it. After all we know that thousands of cyclists ignore red lights. A fact we can all observe whilst driving our cars.