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by Icsunonove
12 Mar 2020, 1:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Extinction Rebellion - go slow Salisbury
Replies: 50
Views: 1818

Re: Extinction Rebellion - go slow Salisbury

reohn2 wrote:I'm guessing your job isn't a physical one,if it is chapeau.


Fortunately these days it isn't; therefore I've plenty in reserve for weekend cycling :) I like to think of work as a reason for a bike ride.
by Icsunonove
12 Mar 2020, 9:58am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Extinction Rebellion - go slow Salisbury
Replies: 50
Views: 1818

Re: Extinction Rebellion - go slow Salisbury

pwa wrote:The time wasted on commuting is a real cost that many people already feel.

I spend just over 2 hours commuting every working day.... On the bike though, so not wasted.... best part of the day in fact! :D
by Icsunonove
11 Mar 2020, 4:49pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Extinction Rebellion - go slow Salisbury
Replies: 50
Views: 1818

Re: Extinction Rebellion - go slow Salisbury

Let me give a real life example. A household of two adults and one child, both adults are secondary school teachers teaching in the same school, but due to "restructuring" (cuts) one of them is about to lose their job. Secondary school jobs in their discipline are thin on the ground and y...
by Icsunonove
11 Mar 2020, 3:08pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Minimalist helmet?
Replies: 32
Views: 1522

Re: Minimalist helmet?

Oh, and absolutely insist that you wear it whenever you walk anywhere on site - since the site is *so* dangerous... To make the point, I've thought about wearing a cycle helmet when driving, running/walking, going shopping, visiting the pub etc. Trouble is, I fear people will start to think that is...
by Icsunonove
4 Feb 2020, 8:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is a carbon frame worth it for a heavy rider?
Replies: 17
Views: 1009

Re: Is a carbon frame worth it for a heavy rider?

Was thinking about this on my ride home from work. It's impossible to say whether it's worth it for you. What are you expecting to get? It's also worth thinking about what you want from new kit. For many people a bike that suits your needs, is comfitable, a good fit, and is reliable is far more impo...
by Icsunonove
31 Jan 2020, 3:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why does ‘cyclist wearing dark clothing' exist as a contributory factor in KSIs
Replies: 203
Views: 6224

Re: Why does ‘cyclist wearing dark clothing' exist as a contributory factor in KSIs

. Why don't you address the point about 2 cyclists meeting on a shared path? One with lights and one without. What speed is safe? You now tell me that, seeing as you seem to be so certain. That's very simple indeed and I am certain who would be to blame: The one who is unable to safely stop, under ...
by Icsunonove
31 Jan 2020, 10:18am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why does ‘cyclist wearing dark clothing' exist as a contributory factor in KSIs
Replies: 203
Views: 6224

Re: Why does ‘cyclist wearing dark clothing' exist as a contributory factor in KSIs

I think it's safe to say that 'sensible' people usually take 'sensible' precautions. But there are plenty of 'unsensible' people out there. There are many reasons for this. There are inexperienced children and young people. There are people who have educational needs. There are people who have psych...
by Icsunonove
21 Jan 2020, 9:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 22805

Re: Why wear black?

The traditional white socks, black shoes combo is the way to go. High contrast and constantly moving. Impersonating a zebra brings its own challenges :wink: . https://forum.cyclinguk.org/download/file.php?id=28954&t=1 I'll bear that in mind next time I'm riding near longleat! :D
by Icsunonove
21 Jan 2020, 8:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 22805

Re: Why wear black?

Saw a guy at local supermarket, all dressed in black, and got chatting to him about his nice alloy frame 90's bike he'd picked up as a bargain. He put a H on his head, and then started up a flashing rear light on his saddle before he departed. I left shortly after (driving) and a few hundred yards ...
by Icsunonove
21 Jan 2020, 3:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 22805

Re: Why wear black?

But if <intervention> saves just one fatality, one family's grief, then it's worth every penny. Eliot Field 1992 - 2011 ABSOLUTE POPPYCOCK! Else we'd ban smoking, drinking, and cycling, walking as well. We'd also have to ban driving (although at that point we wouldn't need to ban cycling and walkin...
by Icsunonove
21 Jan 2020, 3:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 400km in 24hrs.
Replies: 16
Views: 963

Re: 400km in 24hrs.

Thanks that's great help. Think I might kip a few hours to take the edge off the night, leave shepshed at day break. Cheers James Your plan sounds good. I'd suggest planning somewhere for lunch on the second day. If you're starting early with 150 miles to go I'd look for somewhere at around 80 to 9...
by Icsunonove
15 Jan 2020, 3:28pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why does ‘cyclist wearing dark clothing' exist as a contributory factor in KSIs
Replies: 203
Views: 6224

Re: Why does ‘cyclist wearing dark clothing' exist as a contributory factor in KSIs

In summary, as a result of legally mandated safety standards, we have an environment where drivers will inevitably perceive less personal risk and drive with less care than they would otherwise. Like it or not, if sharing that environment, I owe it to myself and my family to be sufficiently visible...
by Icsunonove
15 Jan 2020, 1:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why does ‘cyclist wearing dark clothing' exist as a contributory factor in KSIs
Replies: 203
Views: 6224

Re: Why does ‘cyclist wearing dark clothing' exist as a contributory factor in KSIs

On my ride home last night there was a tree across the road. The police were there inspecting a car with a smashed front end. I trust the 'tree with dark bark' box was duly ticked.

The obvious lesson is we should only grow Silver Birch near to roads.
by Icsunonove
8 Jan 2020, 8:21pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Cycling Time Trials - Red Lights are now compulsory
Replies: 21
Views: 1421

Re: Cycling Time Trials - Red Lights are now compulsory

I got into TTs the same year as my first long Audax (also my first PBP). It's fun doing a mixture - I doubt that it's the best way to train for either, but so what? (although the 24h complements audaxing very well). If you haven't done the 24h, you should - PBP anciens tend to make more of their ab...
by Icsunonove
8 Jan 2020, 8:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How many cyclists are killed each year?
Replies: 19
Views: 1021

Re: How many cyclists are killed each year?

An example here: https://road.cc/content/news/228969-reading-cyclist-died-after-pedestrian-stepped-out-front-him-finds-inquest . Note the date, a few weeks after the Charlie Alliston incident, yet I don't think it got any national press coverage at that time. I have read that (slightly) more cyclis...