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by Geoff_N
4 Mar 2017, 3:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: £80 for a life?
Replies: 45
Views: 1991

Re: £80 for a life?

I agree that the taxi passenger and possibly the van driver had no intention of actions resulting in the cyclist's death but everyone has to up their game to be more responsible for their careless actions. They are guilty of being negligent and sadly it is a general malaise. Life's too short, cheap ...
by Geoff_N
3 Mar 2017, 10:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: £80 for a life?
Replies: 45
Views: 1991

£80 for a life?

Am I missing something?
A taxi passenger negligently opens a door resulting in the death of a cyclist.
£80 fine - what?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-le ... e-39157452
by Geoff_N
9 Jan 2017, 6:00pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Lincoln Grand Prix 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 12892

Re: Lincoln Grand Prix 2017

Thanks for that, keyboardmonkey, but that was in 2015. I assume the two companies have fought a duel since and so the 2017 event will have just the one organiser!
by Geoff_N
9 Jan 2017, 12:26pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Lincoln Grand Prix 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 12892

Re: Lincoln Grand Prix 2017

Oh dear that's off-putting.
He's looking forward to the cobbles and commutes every day in Nottingham no matter the weather.
by Geoff_N
9 Jan 2017, 11:59am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Lincoln Grand Prix 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 12892

Lincoln Grand Prix 2017

Anyone with experience of this event?

Son is keen to go for it as he lives in Nottingham so not far to go. He did the Cymru Etape 2 years ago and fancies another event. Any observations please?
by Geoff_N
31 Dec 2016, 5:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Risking Welsh weather
Replies: 29
Views: 3181

Re: Risking Welsh weather

I should have reported back earlier. That short excursion to Betws-y-Coed earlier this month was marvelous. Temperatures around 8 C is okay when working hard in the hilly North Wales and when the sun did peep through, the views were stunning. This about 6 miles from Cerrigydrudion towards Ruthin. ht...
by Geoff_N
13 Dec 2016, 10:39am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Risking Welsh weather
Replies: 29
Views: 3181

Re: Risking Welsh weather

My understanding is that the similar ancient geology of North Wales, including Anglesey changed when several volcanoes heaved up ash and lava, 450 million years ago becoming the still-changing Snowdonia range. Anglesey missed those, except for ash although it has schists, dykes etc and so is general...
by Geoff_N
12 Dec 2016, 5:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Risking Welsh weather
Replies: 29
Views: 3181

Re: Risking Welsh weather

A friend has sent me the week's forecast from a Norwegian group http://www.yr.no/place/United_Kingdom/Wales/Betws-y-Coed/long.html much drier than the UK based ones so I'll stick to them, thanks. Don't worry, I'm not nuts, I got my Masters for research into microclimates and know a fair bit (not eve...
by Geoff_N
12 Dec 2016, 4:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Risking Welsh weather
Replies: 29
Views: 3181

Re: Risking Welsh weather

I'll be going whatever the weather. Last time I went it rained on me all the 50 miles but I still enjoyed it. That was autumn rather than winter but I've fat hairy legs for insulation.
by Geoff_N
12 Dec 2016, 9:13am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Risking Welsh weather
Replies: 29
Views: 3181

Re: Risking Welsh weather

Even Capel Cureg can be dry. (I used to teach climate and know that Snowdonia has no more than 180 days of rain a year so that leaves a few dry ones for us). I recall cycle camping to one of the campsites near Capel Cureg. I removed the cleats from my cycling shoes and climbed up through the Glyders...
by Geoff_N
12 Dec 2016, 7:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Risking Welsh weather
Replies: 29
Views: 3181

Risking Welsh weather

Yeah well, I paid for a non-returnable deposit on the B&B in Betwys-y-Coed after the long forecast said it will be dry between Chester and there on Thursday and Saturday, and relatively mild for the time of year. Getting nearer the day to cycling off and the forecast I usually use has it as 79% ...
by Geoff_N
15 Aug 2016, 4:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ancient cycling sign in Chester
Replies: 12
Views: 3149

Re: ancient cycling sign in Chester

Just to illustrate my original post on this sign
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by Geoff_N
1 Aug 2016, 8:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Carol Boardman killed in cycling collision
Replies: 33
Views: 2931

Re: Carol Boardman killed in cycling collision

Having seen Carol and Chris many times while I've cycled in the region I think she'd approve of this discussion on being safe on the road. Yes, our grief manifests itself in black humour but the underlying intent is respectful and serious.
by Geoff_N
1 Aug 2016, 4:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Carol Boardman killed in cycling collision
Replies: 33
Views: 2931

Re: Carol Boardman killed in cycling collision

I also believe I cycle in an alternate universe, John. I try to avoid the school/office run times when I'm just pottering around although that's not always possible on tours when we start at dawn. I honestly think having my lights on has increased the distance most cars keep from me. I wonder if any...
by Geoff_N
1 Aug 2016, 1:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Carol Boardman killed in cycling collision
Replies: 33
Views: 2931

Re: Carol Boardman killed in cycling collision

I wonder if it's my habit of always cycling with a rear light on? Maybe it makes me look like a amateur making them be more wary. No, it's more likely that rubber ring around you! Motorist behaviour does vary by area, but I think rear lights in daytime often allow motorists to process and discard y...