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by PhilWhitehurst
26 Dec 2016, 5:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists in Stealth Mode.
Replies: 137
Views: 9648

Re: Cyclists in Stealth Mode.

You might want to read http://opus.bath.ac.uk/37890/

It's quite easy, as we can see in your case, to equate high viz with safety, when there is not a direct correlation at all.
by PhilWhitehurst
26 Dec 2016, 4:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a Day
Replies: 400
Views: 94331

Re: Ten Miles a Day

drossall wrote:One cough, one cold or one busy day and you're out?


Nope you are just 10 miles down.
by PhilWhitehurst
26 Dec 2016, 3:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a Day
Replies: 400
Views: 94331

Re: Ten Miles a Day

This'd work better if it was a minimum of 10 miles a day but not an average. So if you cycle 50 miles today, that only counts as hitting your 10 miles for today. The aim being to get you out more regularly and throughout the year. So mega efforts on particular days then nothing for a while count for...
by PhilWhitehurst
26 Dec 2016, 2:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists in Stealth Mode.
Replies: 137
Views: 9648

Re: Cyclists in Stealth Mode.

They're not going to see you when they don't look. Accidents are because they didn't look, not because they looked but you weren't "visible enough".
by PhilWhitehurst
24 Dec 2016, 2:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close pass by a Christmas tree
Replies: 18
Views: 2242

Re: Close pass by a Christmas tree

Maybe he was trying to tinsel your fancy. Glad your baubles did not get snagged
by PhilWhitehurst
15 Dec 2016, 8:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring with A Folding Bike
Replies: 16
Views: 5992

Re: Touring with A Folding Bike

Just the t bag is fine for touring if using hostels and b&bs.
by PhilWhitehurst
15 Dec 2016, 8:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: opening car doors on cyclists....
Replies: 93
Views: 6824

Re: opening car doors on cyclists....

I didn't like the cyclist riding up the left hand side past the traffic. :shock: How do you get to advance start boxes, then? In London, if you cycle, it is normal practice to go up the inside of stationary/slow moving traffic, just as it is normal practice for drivers to overtake cyclists when the...
by PhilWhitehurst
13 Dec 2016, 10:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tour de Celeb (ch5)
Replies: 37
Views: 3896

Re: Tour de Celeb (ch5)

Agree, that Hugo is a bit of a waste of space. As Darren said, you did that in his cricketing days you'd be out the team , full stop. But, he was probably chosen for exactly those attributes for the show, to provide "entertainment".
by PhilWhitehurst
13 Dec 2016, 8:20pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Towpath survey (and you really, really should complete this one)
Replies: 17
Views: 3368

Re: Towpath survey (and you really, really should complete this one)

Done. Signage and comms via Ctc and British cycling to clubs will reach the most riders. Speed bumps and chicanes are just an accident waiting to happen.
by PhilWhitehurst
12 Dec 2016, 5:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: does any one want this bike?
Replies: 13
Views: 1243

Re: does any one want this bike?

Vorpal wrote:
mercalia wrote:Cervélo P5X, £13,499


not without a test ride :shock:


And it would need to be a thorough test, say a week in the Dolomites....
by PhilWhitehurst
12 Dec 2016, 3:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Risking Welsh weather
Replies: 29
Views: 3225

Re: Risking Welsh weather

A bit of rain doesn't make it hardcore, decent kit will allow you to get on with it without fuss.
by PhilWhitehurst
11 Dec 2016, 12:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Problem with back wheel...
Replies: 22
Views: 1829

Re: Problem with back wheel...

You forgot to dish the wheel to get it centred.
by PhilWhitehurst
10 Dec 2016, 2:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: heavy mileage
Replies: 9
Views: 1058

Re: heavy mileage

Yes , some parts would wear but more than possible without major failure. My main bike has more than twice that mileage on it and no major failures just usual wear and tear of components.
by PhilWhitehurst
9 Dec 2016, 8:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Horse badly spooked by inconsiderate bloke on a bike
Replies: 55
Views: 6340

Re: Horse badly spooked by inconsiderate bloke on a bike

Or perhaps he was referring to slurry. I hope you weren't born and bred in slurry.
by PhilWhitehurst
8 Dec 2016, 10:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Horse badly spooked by inconsiderate bloke on a bike
Replies: 55
Views: 6340

Re: Horse badly spooked by inconsiderate bloke on a bike

Behaviour like that sounds like a regular Surrey car driver forced to ride a bike as car being serviced. Typical Surrey car driver behaviour in my experience. Because in Surry, when your car is being serviced you usually ride one of your horses , eh Chap .... :) You're coming across a bit common. I...