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by roberts8
26 Jan 2017, 8:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Turning right - near miss from overtaking car
Replies: 27
Views: 2281

Re: Turning right - near miss from overtaking car

For quite a few years I commuted and was amazed at the antics of some drivers. In the end I felt turning right is totally reliant on car drivers being aware of my presence. Having been cut up, hit and put in hospital I used to stop on the left, wait until it was safe and cross the road. I also used ...
by roberts8
9 Jan 2017, 9:07am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Speeding Penalties in Switzerland
Replies: 39
Views: 3656

Re: Speeding Penalties in Switzerland

Thinking about car driving being stressful I do not find it so. I do drive into south London sometimes but often drive to Cornwall and find it relaxing. I drive for miles on an average speed zone using the speed limiter so never get speed creep and stick to speed limits elsewhere. I love riding my b...
by roberts8
4 Jan 2017, 6:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 100 mile a day commute?
Replies: 95
Views: 14364

Re: 100 mile a day commute?

Having commuted through the winters when a lot younger and fitter it is still tough and I was way short of your intended mileage. My wife has an electric bike which is one option. Having seen 125 mopeds go on for ever in India I would buy a used one and service it and just use that. The Honda can be...
by roberts8
1 Jan 2017, 7:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sheerness ferry
Replies: 2
Views: 964

Sheerness ferry

Does anyone know how the chances of this ferry starting again is going.
I used it to holland years ago and it was really good.
by roberts8
17 Dec 2016, 8:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in fog ?
Replies: 55
Views: 6918

Re: Cycling in fog ?

I am lucky. Since retiring I wait for it to clear.
by roberts8
17 Dec 2016, 7:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Horse badly spooked by inconsiderate bloke on a bike
Replies: 55
Views: 6335

Re: Horse badly spooked by inconsiderate bloke on a bike

All very interesting but the main rant was that the idiot bunny hopped onto a pavement and shot past the horse on the near side close enough to give him a pat and it was only with great skill that she controlled the horse averting a serious incident. I agree that speaking on approach is the best way...
by roberts8
7 Dec 2016, 12:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Horse badly spooked by inconsiderate bloke on a bike
Replies: 55
Views: 6335

Horse badly spooked by inconsiderate bloke on a bike

About ten minutes ago we were driving behind two horses in single file coming from Cobham Surrey past the Plough pub towards Leatherhead. Cars were patient and good and overtaking when clear to do so. Our turn came and just as we were level with the rear of the horse an idiot on a road bike bunny ho...
by roberts8
3 Dec 2016, 4:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Inner tube size
Replies: 28
Views: 2230

Re: Inner tube size

All comments have been a real help. I have gone for correct size tube in each tyre and always carry the correct size spare on each respective bike plus a repair kit. The bit that swayed me was the varied opinions on a successful repair. As the puncture fairies in my area have a wicked sense of humou...
by roberts8
30 Nov 2016, 12:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Inner tube size
Replies: 28
Views: 2230

Inner tube size

Thoughts please. I have 26 inch wheels on my touring bike and my old mtb which I use as a hack bike now. Inner tubes up to1.5 are fine for the tourer but I have just fitted 1.75 on the MTB and want to use the same tubes on both to make carrying a spare tube the same for both bike. Does anyone see a ...
by roberts8
28 Nov 2016, 7:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A24 cycle path
Replies: 5
Views: 1321

Re: A24 cycle path

Thanks

Obviously missed this.
by roberts8
28 Nov 2016, 5:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A24 cycle path
Replies: 5
Views: 1321

A24 cycle path

I have heard that a local councillor for boxhill is seeking the support of the local mp to make it illegal for cyclists to not use the cycle track. The track from Givons Grove garage to Denbies is fine going towards Dorking against the flow of traffic but is not very good on the other side. I use th...
by roberts8
25 Nov 2016, 9:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Zig zag road boxhill
Replies: 22
Views: 3549

Zig zag road boxhill

Out today and noticed that the zig zag road will be closed 28 November until 2 December.
This will help some people learn that there are other hills in the area worth looking at.
by roberts8
22 Nov 2016, 4:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Weather to ride or not ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3338

Re: Weather to ride or not ?

Weather wet and windy but I went out round the boxhill area and it was really enjoyable. Friendly waves from the few cyclists out and no drama from the cars. Perfect.
by roberts8
22 Nov 2016, 4:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Another ill informed idiot starts a petition
Replies: 58
Views: 5371

Re: Another ill informed idiot starts a petition

Just keeping getting more people out on all sorts of bikes and hopefully we will reach a critical mass that will neutralise most of the moaners. At least being fitter and healthier we should build up our numbers by outliving them.
by roberts8
22 Nov 2016, 4:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Braking distance on a bike
Replies: 42
Views: 5443

Re: Braking distance on a bike

Thanks guys.
As I thought it is not straight forward.
I think next time we are out I will spend time practicing braking and emphasise it is not a good idea to travel faster than you can have a clear view and be aware of the surfaces you are on. The final point will be that gravel rash stings.