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by Richard D
28 Jul 2018, 6:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car Avoids Something In Road.
Replies: 37
Views: 1958

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: 1958

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: 16363

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: 1161

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: 4061

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: 10413

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: 473

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: 586

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: 1690

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.
by Richard D
7 May 2018, 8:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How does one convince their mum to buy them a bicycle?
Replies: 28
Views: 1690

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

It's not a "sports bike" (surely ALL cycling is sports?), nor is it a "racing bike" (very few cyclists race). What it is, with those thin tyres, is a "road bike". Because it's meant to be ridden on the road. Alternatively you could ride a BMX ("bicycle motocross&qu...
by Richard D
28 Apr 2018, 10:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Merino wool why so special
Replies: 64
Views: 12353

Re: Merino wool why so special

feefee8 wrote:Eeeuuuw! How did the ancestors find this out? I shudder at the trial and error they must have applied.


I always wondered how desperate the Vikings must have been to come up with hákarl.
by Richard D
8 Apr 2018, 8:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What does this ad say about the cycling trade..
Replies: 40
Views: 2699

Re: What does this ad say about the cycling trade..

I did comment on their FB post when I saw it that their aspirational customer clearly doesn't do much riding in the UK, eschewing a bike with mudguards for one without.
by Richard D
8 Apr 2018, 7:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hip protection for road riding?
Replies: 32
Views: 10277

Re: Hip protection for road riding?

FWIW, the closed-cell foam pad solution gave me some piece of mind for a couple of months, but it was hot and a bit uncomfortable, so I ditched it after a couple of months.

The long-term solution has been "don't fall off".
by Richard D
29 Mar 2018, 9:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Philips Cycle Lights - Spanniga producing new versions soon
Replies: 61
Views: 7121

Re: Philips Cycle Lights - Spanniga producing new versions soon

I've used the 60-lux USB rechargeable version all winter without problems (if you ignore one small screw which started to come loose and jammed the QR mount; but that was easily sorted with three turns of a screwdriver). I also run a B&M battery powered light for redundancy (plus two or three ot...
by Richard D
10 Mar 2018, 9:14pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: calorific intake
Replies: 20
Views: 1092

Re: calorific intake

Based on two things. The fact that Most people are getting fatter, and the belief that most people massively overestimate how active they are. Thirty minutes walking the dog does not mean someone is "reasonably active".