Search found 2592 matches

by Flinders
20 Nov 2017, 9:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dog Attack! - Apparently not.
Replies: 38
Views: 888

Re: Dog Attack! - Apparently not.

To answer the post I had a similar problem being frequently pursued by a Great Dane. Police response was that "he probably only wants to play" I pointed out that even so I could have been knocked off - they did speak to the owner and a secure fence was erected. A Great Dane doing that cou...
by Flinders
14 Nov 2017, 11:20am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Evans Advertisement
Replies: 10
Views: 695

Re: Evans Advertisement

Geoff.D wrote:
Flinders wrote:Well, up to a point, Lord Copper.....


:lol: :lol:
Waught a laugh.


(But, I do know I can go on a bit. :oops: )


I wasn't thinking of that aspect of it- I go on far too much myself! :mrgreen:
by Flinders
14 Nov 2017, 11:16am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Mother dies from bike crash moments after taking this smiling selfie on her way home
Replies: 123
Views: 7872

Re: Mother dies from bike crash moments after taking this smiling selfie on her way home

I meant I agree that holding things is a problem, but I suppose in that I think holding anything at all is a problem, I disagree that there is much of a sliding scale about it when it comes to the immediate instinct kicking in..... Theoretically I agree with TC that you are far more willing to drop...
by Flinders
14 Nov 2017, 11:09am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Mother dies from bike crash moments after taking this smiling selfie on her way home
Replies: 123
Views: 7872

Re: Mother dies from bike crash moments after taking this smiling selfie on her way home

............ I understand that we used to live in trees, +1 But can one *decide* in a split second? I know I can think very quickly and support myself if I trip on the stairs.. If we have *recently* come down from the trees, why are our brains so elaborate? When sudden fear kicks in, our reactions ...
by Flinders
14 Nov 2017, 10:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Mother dies from bike crash moments after taking this smiling selfie on her way home
Replies: 123
Views: 7872

Re: Mother dies from bike crash moments after taking this smiling selfie on her way home

... That's absolutely it. ... Having appeared to agree with me, this seems to say the opposite: ... if you are holding anything , however trivial, it is well known that it is very, very difficult not to take longer to respond; the overwhelming instinct from infancy up is to grip in a crisis (basica...
by Flinders
13 Nov 2017, 6:13pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Evans Advertisement
Replies: 10
Views: 695

Re: Evans Advertisement

Well, up to a point, Lord Copper..... What I meant was not saying 'women's' or men's' but saying 'long arms, narrow shoulders' or whatever. Not making more sizes, just describing them more accurately and without bringing gender into it, which is, as I pointed out, a red herring. Oh, and not assuming...
by Flinders
13 Nov 2017, 6:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What premium to support LBS?
Replies: 82
Views: 2398

Re: What premium to support LBS?

.............one (Paul Milne Cycles) asked me what it was I was after and offered to try an put something together that would meet my requirements. I had a fairly long email conversation with them and put together a fairly unusual build (Croix de Fer frame, plus a mix of SRAM road and mountain part...
by Flinders
13 Nov 2017, 5:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What premium to support LBS?
Replies: 82
Views: 2398

Re: What premium to support LBS?

I don't mind paying extra. I get such good service, I want them to be there for me. That means buying, and ordering, from them so they get their markup. The internet won't fit parts for me, notice a worn part, service the bike, tell me straight when a product I'm interested in has a high failure rat...
by Flinders
13 Nov 2017, 12:55pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Evans Advertisement
Replies: 10
Views: 695

Re: Evans Advertisement

It's all rubbish anyway. There isn't much difference between female and male leg:torso proportions even on average, and in any case, few people are 'average', like nobody has 2.2 kids, and many of both sexes have proportions that cross over any tiny average differences by a great deal (I measure peo...
by Flinders
13 Nov 2017, 12:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: BT Openreach cyclists stay back
Replies: 143
Views: 29553

Re: BT Openreach cyclists stay back

I saw that last week on one. I was driving at the time, and ironically, I noticed it partly because of the poor driving of the van's driver.......... I think it is very offensive. Why is it offensive? I fail to see why I should, as a cyclist, get pissed off about a sign on the back of a van saying ...
by Flinders
13 Nov 2017, 12:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Mother dies from bike crash moments after taking this smiling selfie on her way home
Replies: 123
Views: 7872

Re: Mother dies from bike crash moments after taking this smiling selfie on her way home

I think the short point about having stuff in your hand is that if it's something like a bit of food or a drink it can be discarded if needs must. The instinct is to preserve anything more precious, especially if it's fragile. That's absolutely it. I was a theatre technician. That's a surprisingly ...
by Flinders
9 Nov 2017, 3:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Controversial?
Replies: 52
Views: 1557

Re: Controversial?

I'm pretty sure this has come up before. AFAIK, the historic issue was that Haig was not universally admired as the WWI commander who ordered such carnage and yet the poppy appeal was set up in his name. http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=2014820_175255 My Grandad (fought in the ...
by Flinders
9 Nov 2017, 2:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 4124
Views: 116416

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Inward investment to the UK has collapsed. Nothing we can do internally can compensate for that. That's a fact, not an opinion. You can't increase GDP by taking in your own washing.
It's also really serious, whether people understand it or not.
by Flinders
9 Nov 2017, 2:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Distance from kerb.
Replies: 21
Views: 1046

Re: Distance from kerb.

I tend to vary my distance from the kerb depending on my speed; flying down a hill I will easily be 1metre out. Crawling up it and I can safely be closer in as I will spot pot holes and debris a long time before having to reposition myself. I don't want to be a pain for other road users either by r...
by Flinders
9 Nov 2017, 2:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Distance from kerb.
Replies: 21
Views: 1046

Re: Distance from kerb.

Depends so much on the road. One locally has huge potholes round many of the gratings, you need to be well over 1m out to be safe. Others have very badly filled-in runs for pipework or cable or whatever that make it a real slalom- you can't cycle on the seams because the angles are shallow and nasty...