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by karlt
1 Apr 2017, 8:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to be a Mindful Cyclist?
Replies: 4
Views: 674

Re: How to be a Mindful Cyclist?

Around here avoiding hills means not cycling...
by karlt
31 Mar 2017, 12:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Newbie help please
Replies: 16
Views: 824

Re: Newbie help please

If you've just had a heart attack, I'd address this question to your doctor, as he knows your capabilities better.
by karlt
31 Mar 2017, 12:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Audi cutting up cyclist with left turn
Replies: 13
Views: 1355

Re: Audi cutting up cyclist with left turn

Bad luck. You've got that well known anti-cyclist troll Sean Sean on your comments. He's an utter berk.
by karlt
30 Mar 2017, 4:17pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BL******* extendable dog leads
Replies: 81
Views: 26531

Re: BL******* extendable dog leads

I.e the compromise of slowing on the path is less bad than the option of choosing a different route. Yes. One is a very useful relatively short link where, from my point of view there is a gap in a not too pleasant road network and the other is a longer route I often use because it avoids a shorter...
by karlt
15 Mar 2017, 12:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacement grips of different lengths due to gripshift
Replies: 11
Views: 5746

Re: Replacement grips of different lengths due to gripshift

Use the opportunity to replace the gripshift with a cheap trigger. Kids find them easier anyway.
by karlt
12 Mar 2017, 10:01am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hampshire's "new" "ShareTheRoad"/ "Niceway" Campaign ( March 2017)
Replies: 7
Views: 6611

Re: Hampshire's "new" "ShareTheRoad"/ "Niceway" Campaign ( March 2017)

gaz wrote:Hampshire's current Road Safety web pages look fairly ordinary, save for illustrating cycle training with a moped icon.

Any links?


The image of the car overtaking the bike below that's a bit close IMV.
by karlt
8 Mar 2017, 3:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!
Replies: 460
Views: 77142

Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

(Twice) Cofio Tryweryn! With apologies to meic , who's heard it all before :wink: Nid wyf yn y swyddfa ar hyn o bryd. Anfonwch unrhyw waith i'w gyfieithu Efallai y byddai Meic yn mwynhau/Meic might enjoy https://www.flickr.com/groups/scymraeg/ My Cymraeg isn't anything like good enough to get all o...
by karlt
8 Mar 2017, 3:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Truck scares motorist - Cyclist to blame apparently
Replies: 41
Views: 2555

Re: Truck scares motorist - Cyclist to blame apparently

I think an even higher proportion "know" that cycling two abreast is illegal.
by karlt
8 Mar 2017, 3:17pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclists on Room 101
Replies: 21
Views: 10931

Re: Cyclists on Room 101

Lycra maybe not, but they actually mean "any cycle specific clothing that may resemble that used by pros.", some of which is.
by karlt
1 Mar 2017, 9:43am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!
Replies: 460
Views: 77142

Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi Gwlad beirdd a chantorion, enwogion o fri Ei gwrol ryfelwyr, gwladgarwyr tra mad Dros ryddid collasant eu gwaed Gwlad! Gwlaaaad! Pleidiol wyf i'm gwlad! Tra mor yn fur i'r bur hoff bau O bydded yr hen iaith bar hau I'll just hum it. 'seasy. Once you know the le...
by karlt
23 Feb 2017, 11:14am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Doris
Replies: 61
Views: 1742

Re: Doris

Heh, Saw me doing 24mph on the flat without really trying. I know, I know, but it's fast for me, OK?
by karlt
23 Feb 2017, 10:18am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Starting a petition?
Replies: 22
Views: 7508

Re: Starting a petition?

Many cyclists may well think this is a good idea but, and I have mentioned it in an earlier post, it runs a very real risk of generating more anti cycling sentiment from a whole range of drivers. What about the converse, you can't ride a bike on the road until you have passed your driving test so y...
by karlt
22 Feb 2017, 11:24am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Time triallist 20% to blame for accident
Replies: 236
Views: 8325

Re: Time triallist 20% to blame for accident

The requirements for Contributory Negligence are not the same as those for Negligence itself - http://e-lawresources.co.uk/Contributory-negligence.php "The burden of proof is on the defendant to demonstrate: 1. The claimant failed to take proper care in the circumstances for their own safety 2....
by karlt
21 Feb 2017, 9:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: European weather early to mid June?
Replies: 19
Views: 923

Re: European weather early to mid June?

Personally I wouldn't go anywhere south of the Lizard between June and September, but that's just me. It depends on your definition of "too hot"; I define it as <50% cloud cover and >24C ;)