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by RichardPH
10 May 2012, 12:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ridiculous statements need debunking (Trans Pennine Trail))
Replies: 34
Views: 8157

Re: Ridiculous statements need debunking (Trans Pennine Trai

The subtext that you are maybe missing is that they really don't like camping and would prefer to stay in hotels, the rest is perhaps just noise. Presume this is off-road... carrying 'loose' pannier weight without suspension on a rough surface is a right pain in the A, knocks seven bells from the eq...
by RichardPH
6 May 2012, 10:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: how did you get into touring?
Replies: 27
Views: 10318

Re: how did you get into touring?

At 17 and a bit my faithful Viking was consigned to the garage and the next 17years adventures were fueled by 5-star and a succession of interesting ways to burn it. Then Channel 4 started showing the battles between LeMond, Hinault and Roche, and of course the star of the show, the French countrysi...
by RichardPH
22 Apr 2012, 9:01am
Forum: On the road
Topic: bump bump bash crunch and ouch
Replies: 18
Views: 4716

Re: bump bump bash crunch and ouch

Has the bike got a suspension seat post? I never leave home without one now, even on the full carbon racer, makes a big difference in ironing out the smaller bumps and particularly road vibration.
by RichardPH
17 Apr 2012, 12:28am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Van driver jailed for using van as weapon
Replies: 21
Views: 3975

Re: Van driver jailed for using van as weapon

Have some got their blinkers on maybe? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2102578/Cyclist-Phillip-Mead-forgives-road-rage-bus-driver-Gavin-Hill-mowed-down.html Don't really see that this is comparable. In that case the guy smashed a bus into a cyclist, at considerable speed, which the whole wo...
by RichardPH
15 Apr 2012, 7:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Van driver jailed for using van as weapon
Replies: 21
Views: 3975

Re: Van driver jailed for using van as weapon

SilverBadge wrote:
RichardPH wrote:Have some got their blinkers on maybe?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -down.html
Be nice if they didn't get the driver and cyclist names confused in the captions . . . .


My thoughts too.. :roll:
by RichardPH
14 Apr 2012, 8:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Van driver jailed for using van as weapon
Replies: 21
Views: 3975

Re: Van driver jailed for using van as weapon

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2129582/Youre-bully-used-van-weapon-Road-rage-driver-rammed-horse-rider-jailed.html?ito=feeds-newsxml Good result, but the ban should be far longer. Someone who's used his vehicle as a weapon shouldn't be allowed back on the road for many years, if ever. Note...
by RichardPH
13 Apr 2012, 8:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Traffic calming makes me mad
Replies: 43
Views: 4646

Re: Traffic calming makes me mad

Traffic calming has to be a prime example of an oxymoron. As a driver I find it frustrating at best, damaging and expensive at worst with the risk of collision with humps / kerbs / posts put in unexpected places to trip me up. Calming it most certainly doesn't achieve. Hours spent watching the huge ...
by RichardPH
12 Apr 2012, 11:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike Messenger short
Replies: 5
Views: 2861

Re: Bike Messenger short

What he said made perfect sense to me, a safe rider who knows that his survival depends on staying alert and adapting to the conditions, a lesson to the 'one size fits all' brigade
by RichardPH
7 Apr 2012, 8:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: US motorists help stop car which hit cyclist
Replies: 46
Views: 4695

Re: US motorists help stop car which hit cyclist

It's not the middle of the road, it's the middle of the lane. I think there are quite a number of issues here, but referencing US road engineering is not really the best way to consider them. :roll: I think you're splitting hairs and you know what I mean by middle of the road, after all you've seen...
by RichardPH
7 Apr 2012, 7:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: US motorists help stop car which hit cyclist
Replies: 46
Views: 4695

Re: US motorists help stop car which hit cyclist

I think it's a little pointless speculating about riding technique in the US on this, a UK forum. The point is that so many who answered my question as to the safety of the riders position midway across the carriageway, 'yes we think the US technique is absolutely fine' :shock: I could have simply ...
by RichardPH
7 Apr 2012, 11:21am
Forum: On the road
Topic: US motorists help stop car which hit cyclist
Replies: 46
Views: 4695

Re: US motorists help stop car which hit cyclist

The second 'path' on the Fahy Bridge is maintenance access. The bridge carries only traffic lanes and sidewalks. No cycle path. The bridge is one that has occcasional accidetns, frequent heavy traffic, and a wide variety of users. It's not a place for safe complacency (is any place?), and a driver ...
by RichardPH
7 Apr 2012, 10:17am
Forum: On the road
Topic: US motorists help stop car which hit cyclist
Replies: 46
Views: 4695

Re: US motorists help stop car which hit cyclist

I tend to ride in a dominant position when needed and I also do my best to be aware of what is happening around me so that I can ride defensively. But that can only account for my actions andf it minimises the risk for me. I can never take decisions for the car driver or correct any errors that s/h...
by RichardPH
7 Apr 2012, 9:43am
Forum: On the road
Topic: US motorists help stop car which hit cyclist
Replies: 46
Views: 4695

Re: US motorists help stop car which hit cyclist

Cycle path? I don't see anything but footpath (aka sidewalk). The only cycle path there (as far as I know) runs under the bridge, along the river. I'd take the lane over this bridge, just like the cyclist in the video. There appear to be two paths alongside the bridge, pedestrians were only using t...
by RichardPH
7 Apr 2012, 12:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: US motorists help stop car which hit cyclist
Replies: 46
Views: 4695

Re: US motorists help stop car which hit cyclist

... but it won't get you out of that wheelchair. The cyclist made a big dent in the bonnet (=US "hood"), and walked away. If the car had crushed him against the barrier, I doubt he would have walked away. I shall continue with my defensive approach, ... I'm all in favour of defensive ridi...