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by Anglian
21 Sep 2012, 5:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Causing Death While Uninsured
Replies: 46
Views: 5470

Re: Causing Death While Uninsured

Hello Kwackers They say behind every good man there's a good woman so logically behind every bad man... No, that's incorrect. "Behind every good man there's a good woman" implies that "In front of every bad woman there's a bad man", it does not imply that "Behind every bad m...
by Anglian
21 Sep 2012, 2:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fixed or single speed for commuting.
Replies: 23
Views: 3467

Re: Fixed or single speed for commuting.

Hello Si, Seriously though, no, as long as you are used to it there is nothing about a fixie that should make it any more likely to cause problems than a SS (assuming that you are not a poser with no brakes!). Really? What about having to chose between not making the unexpectedly tight curve at high...
by Anglian
20 Sep 2012, 5:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Commuting
Replies: 20
Views: 3806

Re: Commuting

Hello Big T I've tried changing my route, using quieter roads and cyclepaths, but incidents still keep happening. It strikes me that you don't say that you've tried changing the way you cycle on the road (I mean your technique and positioning). What are other peoples experiences? Other peoples' expe...
by Anglian
17 Sep 2012, 1:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Athens to Cadiz, Spain (Eurovelo 8)
Replies: 10
Views: 10121

Re: Athens to Cadiz, Spain (Eurovelo 8)

Hello Andrew, I just read your "Reggie" book last week -- nice to see you on here. I used to live in NE Italy, in Udine. As you cycle north-west from Trieste, you might consider visiting the village of Redipuglia, just north-east of Trieste airport. Redipuglia contains the largest Italian ...
by Anglian
28 Aug 2012, 11:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Audux - Tourer !
Replies: 19
Views: 3350

Re: Audux - Tourer !

Can I also ask ; Audux bikes are described as being ok for credit card touring but if anyone wanted to camp would it really be a disaster to try and carry all the gear needed on it. What is all the gear needed for "camping"? Take a look at Ronald Turnbull's " The Book of the Bivvy &q...
by Anglian
17 Aug 2012, 5:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: All primary route road signs to be removed
Replies: 120
Views: 9497

Re: All primary route road signs to be removed

Milton Keynes was built for motorists, end of story. It's not the end of the story. Indeed, it's not even true. Milton Keynes was built with an alternative transport network for pedestrians and cyclists (the Redways ). It doesn't work very well for cyclists (there's some useful criticism here from ...
by Anglian
16 Aug 2012, 4:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I need a new helmet ...
Replies: 21
Views: 2900

Re: I need a new helmet ...

Slightly off-topic, but I've just seen that the 'invisible bike helmet' (aka head airbag) is now on sale at http://www.hovding.com . It costs £420, mind. Video at http://vimeo.com/43038579 It is a Truth, universally acknowledged by all Men, that Design Students will continue to invent Solutions to ...
by Anglian
16 Aug 2012, 3:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: All primary route road signs to be removed
Replies: 120
Views: 9497

Re: All primary route road signs to be removed

At least with cycling it's not too difficult to stop and check a map. "Not too difficult" compared with what? A cyclist has to pull the map out of his or her bag, unfold it and read it in whatever weather is currently happening, usually. A motorist can have a map or atlas already open on ...
by Anglian
16 Aug 2012, 8:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I need a new helmet ...
Replies: 21
Views: 2900

Re: I need a new helmet ...

after losing an argument with a car. Prices in my LBS range from £25 to £130, and they all look the same to me. Apart from style,what are the criteria for intelligent buying? The August 2012 issue of Which? magazine tests cycling helmets. Best buys, each scoring 77%, are: ⋅ Specialized Al...
by Anglian
14 Aug 2012, 4:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: More buying advice required...
Replies: 13
Views: 3057

Re: More buying advice required...

Space restrictions (small flat, no garage) prevent me owning more than one bicycle. I currently have a mountain bike but I'd say >95% of my riding is on roads and the rest is on towpath-type stuff. Now, I COULD modify the Spesh so that it's a bit more road-going, but what's the point in that? :shoc...
by Anglian
10 Aug 2012, 11:43am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Winter Commuting
Replies: 54
Views: 9283

Re: Winter Commuting

Does anyone know of a front light which has two beams which can be focussed independently. This would allow one pointed by the front wheel and one further up the road as some have described here. [this is to try and avoid having two sets of lights that both need charging and maintaining...] Yes. Bu...
by Anglian
8 Aug 2012, 5:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Winter Commuting
Replies: 54
Views: 9283

Re: Winter Commuting

Hi, I have a new job and have started commuting again after a break of a few years. My old commute was across town and so was mostly lit. The new commute which I am doing 2-3 times per week is between Nottingham and Leicester. Once out of West Bridgford there are long sections on unlit roads. Obvou...
by Anglian
8 Aug 2012, 5:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Be Safe, Be Seen.
Replies: 181
Views: 12686

Re: Be Safe, Be Seen.

Since I think being more rather than less visible can stop a tiny percentage of accidents and there is no downsides then why not? In all the debate on this thread I don't recall anyone saying what the downside of bright coloured tops is. If one is cycling as a mode of transport, in order to get to ...
by Anglian
23 Jul 2012, 6:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: This is keeping me awake at night
Replies: 82
Views: 9880

Re: This is keeping me awake at night

I can see people in the thread saying "I'm going 30mph, changing lanes to turn right" - and wonder why a bus coming along behind them is sounding the horn and shouting at them. Do cyclists not think they need to slow down, indicate, wait for gaps before doing these kind of manoeuvres? Slo...
by Anglian
14 May 2012, 10:21am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why personal accident insurance might be worth having
Replies: 33
Views: 7856

Re: Why personal accident insurance might be worth having

I had never given this a thought before but now am wondering about it. Does the CTC insurance and other club cover personal injury, even if another party is not involved? I am now wondering where you would get cover for personal injury for cycling and the cost? Hi Keith, Actually, I do (now). I pos...