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by Richard D
1 Sep 2018, 4:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Death by Dangerous Cycling
Replies: 130
Views: 5216

Re: Death by Dangerous Cycling

Footage from that London collision shows very clearly that the lights were on GREEN for the road traffic (including the e-bike rider), and RED for the pedestrian. The e-bike rider was almost in the middle of the road, not close to the pavement. Yet the pedestrian ran - not walked, ran - into the roa...
by Richard D
25 Aug 2018, 4:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 233
Views: 19735

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

On the topic of long inter-green spells at traffic lights, whenever I drive on the continent (Germany and the Netherlands) I take note of the fact that the time that the lights spend on Amber is much, much shorter. Presumably because those drivers can be relied upon to actually STOP when the lights ...
by Richard D
23 Aug 2018, 10:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How do you get feedback from the Nexbase/Egress site
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: How do you get feedback from the Nexbase/Egress site

I received no contact whatsoever after I submitted footage of a driver delivering a too-close pass to a group of us about two months ago.
by Richard D
23 Aug 2018, 10:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Electric car charging to kill off segregated cycle lanes
Replies: 66
Views: 3030

Re: Electric car charging to kill off segregated cycle lanes

The strange thing is just how much people will accept society providing free storage for all of these motor cars (with huge amounts of road space already dedicated to providing parking spaces for cars that are unused 23 hours a day), and no doubt EXTRA storage spaces - with free/subsidised charging ...
by Richard D
5 Aug 2018, 10:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stainless Steel water bottles
Replies: 93
Views: 6427

Re: Stainless Steel water bottles

I also ordered and returned two of the 800ml Klean Kanteen bottles - the rubber spigot in the top takes a great deal of force to open and close. Much too much to use with your teeth. I think it must be completely impratical for cycling, which leads me to ask the poster above, who has had a very pos...
by Richard D
31 Jul 2018, 9:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stolen Goat Clothing
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Re: Stolen Goat Clothing

I’ll be honest, my Stolen Goat Orkaan long sleeve is the most disappointing piece of cycling clothing I own, by quite a margin. The temperature range between "too cold to wear it because it lets too much wind through" and "too hot to wear it because it’s well insulated" is about ...
by Richard D
28 Jul 2018, 6:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car Avoids Something In Road.
Replies: 37
Views: 2038

Re: Car Avoids Something In Road.

Tangled Metal wrote:Never seen a badger alive.


Once saw a female badger trotting along the edge of the road, followed by three or four cubs. Looked like she hadn’t a care in the world.
by Richard D
14 Jul 2018, 8:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car Avoids Something In Road.
Replies: 37
Views: 2038

Re: Car Avoids Something In Road.

I’m amazed. I’ve seen many, many dead badgers on the UK roads very regularly for as long as I can remember (or at least ass long as I’ve been driving - call it thirty years). More badgers than foxes, certainly - perhaps because the foxes move quicker, or (like cats) when not killed outright by the b...
by Richard D
13 Jul 2018, 6:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Carol Boardman death - case sent for trial
Replies: 133
Views: 16985

Re: Carol Boardman death - case sent for trial

Yup, that was pretty much my thought on what had happened based on the limited info. The tes for the judge to stop the case is that "no jury, properly directed, could convict on the strength of this evidence". From what I read of the prosecution opening I was a bit surprised, but perhaps t...
by Richard D
5 Jul 2018, 7:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: RideWithGPS to Garmin Connect
Replies: 23
Views: 1469

Re: RideWithGPS to Garmin Connect

As was already said, download the TCX file to your computer (in the "export" tab on RWGPS), then use "save as" straight to the Garmin or copy it across via the computer to the "/Garmin/NewFiles" folder on your Garmin. The only real drawback is that it can only handle on...
by Richard D
3 Jul 2018, 8:43pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Close-pass prevention - Well I never!!!
Replies: 119
Views: 4636

Re: Close-pass prevention - Well I never!!!

It's disappointing to see CUK endorsing this sort of exploitation of unsuspecting witnesses:"we may contact you in response to your message or subsequently in the future. This may include periodically sending promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information, which we ...
by Richard D
26 Jun 2018, 8:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Police and Punishment Passes
Replies: 45
Views: 10561

Re: Police and Punishment Passes

Dear Mr xxxxxxxx In relation to the concept of prosecution of minor traffic offences from video submissions or public witnesses, guidance has been sought Nationally from the Crown Prosecution Service and Policing leads. It is the opinion of such experts that a prosecution for offences based solely ...
by Richard D
16 Jun 2018, 2:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cameras?
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: Cameras?

Run time is the number one criteria IMO. a camera's not much use with a flat battery.
by Richard D
16 Jun 2018, 1:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 20% KSI reduction from Operation Close Pass
Replies: 10
Views: 656

Re: 20% KSI reduction from Operation Close Pass

I'm calling "[rude word removed]" on this stat. Firstly because I cycle in the West Mids, and I've detected NO reduction in the number of close passes I endure at all. Instead, I have noted an INCREASE in the number of drivers saying "get out of my way, why are you in the middle of th...
by Richard D
7 May 2018, 8:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How does one convince their mum to buy them a bicycle?
Replies: 28
Views: 1750

Re: How does one convince their mum to buy them a bicycle?

As to how to convince a reluctant parent to buy you a bike, you have two options - Yellow Pages pester power (but it'll be like sitting on a razor blade) or paper round and start saving.