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by sirmy
19 Nov 2017, 10:30am
Forum: On the road
Topic: The express is at it again
Replies: 7
Views: 853

The express is at it again

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/881350/cyclists-new-laws-dangerous-cycling-kim-briggs-charlie-alliston Complete with misleading headline "Call for new laws to deal with cyclists as 100 pedestrians get injured every year" on a storyaboittne increase g number of cyclists being took secondh...
by sirmy
13 Nov 2017, 6:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Campaigning
Replies: 15
Views: 906

Re: Campaigning

Interesting article, especially when you hear in mind the unfeasible utopian ideas Newcastle cycle campaign, of which Is. Lyendecker is something or other, come up with. Perhaps cycling uk just live in the real world
by sirmy
8 Oct 2017, 9:10am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The express again
Replies: 5
Views: 873

The express again

by sirmy
27 Sep 2017, 9:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Branch groing across cycle track hit in the dark
Replies: 43
Views: 2320

Re: Branch groing across cycle track hit in the dark

Quod est necessarium est licitum - if an action is taken with a view to public safety then a charge would be difficult to prove

..... I imagine that Sustrans will have accepted the responsibility to maintain it.
More like that please, I haven't laughed so much in ages
by sirmy
9 Sep 2017, 10:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Mathew Briggs article in the guardian
Replies: 26
Views: 1768

Re: Mathew Briggs article in the guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/sep/09/kim-briggs-widower He says "“There’s a gap between an 1861 act, which is for horses and carriages, and manslaughter. It’s way too big a gap. All I’m saying [is] the law needs to catch up. For cycling, it’s not even a new law, it just needs to be ...
by sirmy
9 Sep 2017, 5:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Mathew Briggs article in the guardian
Replies: 26
Views: 1768

Mathew Briggs article in the guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/sep/09/kim-briggs-widower He says "“There’s a gap between an 1861 act, which is for horses and carriages, and manslaughter. It’s way too big a gap. All I’m saying [is] the law needs to catch up. For cycling, it’s not even a new law, it just needs to be i...
by sirmy
9 Sep 2017, 5:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Stop washing your acrylic and polyester garments?
Replies: 31
Views: 7164

Re: Stop washing your acrylic and polyester garments?

If all you're worried about is a smell rather than staining put your clothes in a freezer. A couple of days at -18 will take care of most, but not all, bacteria. Apparently Levi's recommend this to extend the life of their jeans
by sirmy
8 Sep 2017, 1:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Illegal 'Cyclists Dismount' signs?
Replies: 78
Views: 3863

Re: Illegal 'Cyclists Dismount' signs?

Hmmm, finding it a bit hard to take that so many comments on here and on the bike is article advocate the wholesale removal of cattle grids. They may be inconvenient, get off and walk or slow down if you don't think they're safe, but they play an important role in stock management which really outw...
by sirmy
8 Sep 2017, 8:41am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Illegal 'Cyclists Dismount' signs?
Replies: 78
Views: 3863

Re: Illegal 'Cyclists Dismount' signs?

Hmmm, finding it a bit hard to take that so many comments on here and on the bike is article advocate the wholesale removal of cattle grids. They may be inconvenient, get off and walk or slow down if you don't think they're safe, but they play an important role in stock management which really outwe...
by sirmy
8 Sep 2017, 7:51am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shared Path Abuse...Unusual Complainer..
Replies: 27
Views: 1926

Re: Shared Path Abuse...Unusual Complainer..

If that happened where I live they'd probably be a local councillor, the last refuge for the congenitally thick
by sirmy
3 Sep 2017, 11:13am
Forum: On the road
Topic: HGV 1, Bus oooh, lots!
Replies: 20
Views: 1526

Re: HGV 1, Bus oooh, lots!

What sort of issues do you generally find with buses? - Buses over-taking after I've signalled to turn right, and pulled to the center of the road - Buses over taking, whilst coming towards me, when there is no room - Buses pulling onto round-a-bouts, from my left, after I've already entered from t...
by sirmy
18 Aug 2017, 7:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cars running red lights
Replies: 31
Views: 3074

Re: Cars running red lights

Drivers, not cars, running red lights
by sirmy
17 Aug 2017, 7:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Genesis equilibrium disc frame
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Genesis equilibrium disc frame

That would probably take weeks and it's just a musing before I start the pick out bits for a new bike.

Was really wondering how long will it be before rim brakes go the way of cantis, especially if the become race legal on the road
by sirmy
16 Aug 2017, 7:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Genesis equilibrium disc frame
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Genesis equilibrium disc frame

Any one knows ow if this frame can take rim brakes, it looks to have holes in the right places