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by PhilWhitehurst
29 Dec 2016, 8:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cars overtaking and then slowing down.
Replies: 71
Views: 7496

Re: Cars overtaking and then slowing down.

Nonsense of course you can tell if it's safe to pass in many circumstances. It's not some voodoo magic to work out.
by PhilWhitehurst
29 Dec 2016, 8:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Definition of a Road Bike?
Replies: 26
Views: 2459

Re: Definition of a Road Bike?

A road bike is a bike primarily designed to be ridden on a tarmac'd road, no more no less.
by PhilWhitehurst
29 Dec 2016, 8:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?
Replies: 232
Views: 35049

Re: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?

Those who are impatient, lack empathy, are overconfident, and believe they are always correct are the worst drivers.
by PhilWhitehurst
28 Dec 2016, 10:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What constitutes a beautiful bike?
Replies: 121
Views: 8490

Re: What constitutes a beautiful bike?

Curves and a heart of gold within.
by PhilWhitehurst
28 Dec 2016, 9:42pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: "You wear a hat, why not wear a helmet?"
Replies: 200
Views: 10608

Re: "You wear a hat, why not wear a helmet?"

There are a number of studies done by those who have the scientific background to properly understand how useful helmets are. Hillman[i] stated "they do not protect the head from rotational trauma which can seriously damage the brain and brain stem and which is quite common when cyclists are hi...
by PhilWhitehurst
28 Dec 2016, 9:04pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: "You wear a hat, why not wear a helmet?"
Replies: 200
Views: 10608

Re:

Perhaps it is just me, but I rarely cycle without seeing how fast I can go, either down or up a hill, and when I am off-Road, then I push myself to the edge of my ability, often beyond as evidenced by multiple injuries over the past few years. This is the stick by which I measure cycling, so this m...
by PhilWhitehurst
28 Dec 2016, 8:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists in Stealth Mode.
Replies: 137
Views: 9649

Re: Cyclists in Stealth Mode.

It has for me. Narrow 2 lane road. Straight for 5 miles. Bright daylight. Wearing fluorescent orange top. A large camper van went straight through at 60mph. I saw it wasn't moving out and went off the road. Only once in thousands of miles. A few other times it has let me turn close passes into comf...
by PhilWhitehurst
28 Dec 2016, 8:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists in Stealth Mode.
Replies: 137
Views: 9649

Re: Cyclists in Stealth Mode.

Problem is, you are seen and forgotten about by the time they reach you to do harm. They haven't slowed down because they might have registered something a number of seconds ago. You're also more likely to just be registered as a reflective road sign in the distance rather than anything else. Maybe...
by PhilWhitehurst
28 Dec 2016, 5:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists in Stealth Mode.
Replies: 137
Views: 9649

Re: Cyclists in Stealth Mode.

A mirror wouldn't have prevented him hitting me It has for me. Narrow 2 lane road. Straight for 5 miles. Bright daylight. Wearing fluorescent orange top. A large camper van went straight through at 60mph. I saw it wasn't moving out and went off the road. Only once in thousands of miles. A few other...
by PhilWhitehurst
28 Dec 2016, 5:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists in Stealth Mode.
Replies: 137
Views: 9649

Re: Cyclists in Stealth Mode.

I agree. We live in the real world though where some people drive faster than they should. I'm taking the message I'd rather be seen sooner rather than later. If being seen sooner doesn't matter to you then that is your choice which you are free to make. Problem is, you are seen and forgotten about...
by PhilWhitehurst
28 Dec 2016, 4:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 100 mile a day commute?
Replies: 95
Views: 14390

Re: 100 mile a day commute?

My view is that's it's too far. I used to have a 40 miles a day commute 5 days a week. On a sunny day in summer it can be a delight. Winter when dark, windy, raining, sleeting, snowing or icy it's a challenge. You'll need to carry clothes in and out for work. This will slow you down. In winter you'l...
by PhilWhitehurst
27 Dec 2016, 7:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What have you tried and liked (or not) in 2016?
Replies: 61
Views: 5587

Re: What have you tried and liked (or not) in 2016?

Two wheel recumbent semi low racer and loving it.
by PhilWhitehurst
27 Dec 2016, 5:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists in Stealth Mode.
Replies: 137
Views: 9649

Re: Cyclists in Stealth Mode.

If a driver is inattentive then they're no paying attention to you and the only thing that'll help you is your being attentive and working on the assumption they are driving as though you aren't there.
by PhilWhitehurst
27 Dec 2016, 5:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Suggested route for West Highland tour Spring2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2472

Re: Suggested route for West Highland tour Spring2017

Fly into Glasgow Glasgow -> Ardrossan. Then head up the west coast Islands via a mix of ferries and riding all the way to Stornoway then take ferry to Ullapool on the mainland. Then head north via Loch Assynt and along the north coast to John O'Groats. Then return to Glasgow via an Jogle route as su...
by PhilWhitehurst
26 Dec 2016, 5:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What should we have in our bunkhouse
Replies: 50
Views: 10103

Re: What should we have in our bunkhouse

The difference between a good and bad bunkhouse comes to the fore when you arrive in bad weather. Can I get out of my wet and potentially muddy kit off whilst out of the weather? Can I put my bike somewhere safe out of the weather? Can I get a hot shower no matter how many before have had one? Is th...