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by snibgo
25 Nov 2014, 12:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Using cycle paths
Replies: 140
Views: 6204

Re: Using cycle paths

I seriously doubt that any barrier design that allowed cyclists to go through unhindered would also bar access to a motorcycle. Agreed. They dont prevent you cycling on the path they only inconvenience you getting round them. I have certainly encountered barriers that prevent me from cycling. Some ...
by snibgo
25 Nov 2014, 12:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Using cycle paths
Replies: 140
Views: 6204

Re: Using cycle paths

They do? You've left out speed bumps and all traffic calming measures which would appear to be very effective. The equivalent on a cycle path would be as Tigerbiten and grani describe: barriers designed merely to slow cyclists, preventing them from hurtling over railway tracks or whatever. That's f...
by snibgo
25 Nov 2014, 8:24am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Using cycle paths
Replies: 140
Views: 6204

Re: Using cycle paths

What would happen if roads were designed so typical driving commuters will each suffer 5 car crashes a year? Yes. It seems obvious that roads are designed, built and maintained to not cause crashes, that motorists don't need to get out and push, or lift their vehicles over obstructions. We seem inc...
by snibgo
24 Nov 2014, 1:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Skateboarders v cyclists..amazing footage
Replies: 33
Views: 3368

Re: Skateboarders v cyclists..amazing footage

Assuming no rolling resistance, if a skateboarder has half the CdA of a cyclist, then his freewheel speed will be 1.41 times as fast.

If I was cycling down that hill, I would be braking. If I was skateboarding ... I would fall off.
by snibgo
23 Nov 2014, 4:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Using cycle paths
Replies: 140
Views: 6204

Re: Using cycle paths

If cyclists don't use a piece of infrastructure, you need to question that infrastructure not the cyclists. Yes. I've never seen a road that wasn't used by motorists. This is because roads are built and maintained to reasonable standards: priority over side roads, vegetation is kept at bay, the sur...
by snibgo
22 Nov 2014, 5:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Skateboarders v cyclists..amazing footage
Replies: 33
Views: 3368

Re: Skateboarders v cyclists..amazing footage

That looks fun. The geek in me asks: what was the camera vehicle?
by snibgo
21 Nov 2014, 9:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Speeding cyclists on LBC now
Replies: 55
Views: 4836

Re: Speeding cyclists on LBC now

I have a vague memory that junior school sports days included a "slow bike race". The idea was that we had to cycle forwards without putting a foot on the ground, and the last across the line was the winner. These days, my minimum speed is 10 kmph (6.25 mph). True, this might be because I ...
by snibgo
21 Nov 2014, 10:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Speeding cyclists on LBC now
Replies: 55
Views: 4836

Re: Speeding cyclists on LBC now

This seems to be a case of the police enforcing a law that no one knew existed -- or perhaps doesn't actually exist. If bikes are limited to the same limits as motor vehicles in Royal Parks, that's one thing. But if we are subject to lower speed limits, this should be clear in legislation and signag...
by snibgo
19 Nov 2014, 12:07am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Using a toucan to turn right: banned?
Replies: 22
Views: 2470

Re: Using a toucan to turn right: banned?

Rather like I don't expect to be penalised for entering an ASL area by the non-approved route. Nor do I. I've never heard of anyone being prosecuted for this. The discussion is purely theoretical. Even if never prosecuted, cycling across the first stop line on red is clearly prohibited. But if whee...
by snibgo
17 Nov 2014, 8:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Using a toucan to turn right: banned?
Replies: 22
Views: 2470

Re: Using a toucan to turn right: banned?

FWIW my 1983 copy of the Highway Code reads: ... And it doesn't say it any more, because (I contend) it isn't true. Or, to be more precise, there is no legislation or case law that makes it true. ZPPPCRGD s13 (d) defines the offence: (d)except as provided in sub-paragraph (f), the red signal shall ...
by snibgo
17 Nov 2014, 7:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Using a toucan to turn right: banned?
Replies: 22
Views: 2470

Re: Using a toucan to turn right: banned?

My own interpretation is that if you are pushing a bike you are driving a vehicle but if you carry it you aren't. With great respect to TC, I disagree. Driving a carriage on footways isn't allowed but pushing a bike on footways is allowed. Therefore pushing a bike isn't "driving a carriage&quo...
by snibgo
16 Nov 2014, 6:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Motorcyclist encounters obstructive motorist (YouTube)
Replies: 62
Views: 6027

Re: The Calm Before The Storm

I am interested in the assertion that motorcyclists have the right to filter. Any road user has the general right to overtake any other road user. The HC and the inderlying Acts don't normally give rights, but prohibitions. ... the HC encourages cats to overtake ... I often have problems with dogs ...
by snibgo
14 Nov 2014, 9:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Give way to pavement cyclist when turning into side road?
Replies: 22
Views: 2409

Re: Give way to pavement cyclist when turning into side road

It is unwise to ever rely on any road user obeying rules about priority, particularly one who is behaving illegally to begin with. I entirely agree. And we have a duty not to collide with each other, whatever wrongs people might have done. I would point out that, at the moment of possible impact, b...
by snibgo
14 Nov 2014, 8:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Waterproof gloves that are NOT waterproof.
Replies: 16
Views: 2866

Re: Waterproof gloves that are NOT waterproof.

In winter I use padded Goretex gloves. Expensive when I bought them about 20 years ago, but toasty warm and they've never let water in and don't get sweaty. They might be too warm for some people, but my fingers get cold rather readily.
by snibgo
14 Nov 2014, 7:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Motorcyclist encounters obstructive motorist (YouTube)
Replies: 62
Views: 6027

Re: The Calm Before The Storm

Perhaps she has had a car scratched by a motorcyclist misjudging a gap.