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by ThePinkOne
25 Mar 2018, 11:45am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: RAC says new headlights 'blinding drivers'
Replies: 38
Views: 3668

Re: RAC says new headlights 'blinding drivers'

Hmmm, cuttting hairs. LED/HID lights are technically "full spectrum" so appear whiter, but this is beacuse they emit more blue light than filament lamps. Filament lamps normally have an incomplete spectrum- missing the blue-violet end mainly. Which is why they appear yellower "warmer&...
by ThePinkOne
25 Mar 2018, 11:33am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: What is stopping women from cycling?
Replies: 218
Views: 29155

Re: What is stopping women from cycling?

As I just said in this thread..... :wink: https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=16725&start=315 (Mods- should these 2 threads be merged? They seem to be very similar/same-y) Another issue is clothing. 2 aspects- size and social expectations. Size. Not all ladies who want to cycle a...
by ThePinkOne
25 Mar 2018, 11:20am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?
Replies: 358
Views: 41513

Re: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?

Another issue is clothing. 2 aspects- size and social expectations. Size. Not all ladies who want to cycle are size 8-12 and built lightly, however it's rare to find ladies cycle clothing above a size 12, and when it does exist, a smallish size 18 is generally all that can be had. Try getting a dece...
by ThePinkOne
25 Mar 2018, 11:04am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: RAC says new headlights 'blinding drivers'
Replies: 38
Views: 3668

Re: RAC says new headlights 'blinding drivers'

I think the increasing number of SUVs and other stupidly-big-ego-bricks-on-wheels is also a factor. Sitting higher than "normal" cars, they are not as affected by misaligned headlights. In addition, the LED/HID type headlights are a much bluer light, which seems to be more dazzling. The Me...
by ThePinkOne
25 Mar 2018, 10:53am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cardiff transport & clean air strategy
Replies: 0
Views: 1297

Cardiff transport & clean air strategy

Those who live in south east Wales might be interested in completing this survey:

https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=152154762388

TPO
by ThePinkOne
3 Mar 2018, 7:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Another way to exploit the housing crisis?
Replies: 62
Views: 1961

Re: Another way to exploit the housing crisis?

Smoking is dying out in many countries Alcohol could go the same way We're a long way from acohol going that way. I understand that using "recreational drugs" is a cheaper night out than drinking alcohol.... so some youngsters say It's surprising what you learn about drug and alcohol habi...
by ThePinkOne
3 Mar 2018, 6:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Another way to exploit the housing crisis?
Replies: 62
Views: 1961

Re: Another way to exploit the housing crisis?

I think there's some "Not seeing wood for trees" here. Somehow, the idea that selling sex for accommodation is something "allowed" by modern open views (thereby implying it would not have happened in the past) is a bit naive. If you look at how many people really lived in (say) V...
by ThePinkOne
20 Feb 2018, 10:01pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmets with built in lights
Replies: 33
Views: 2320

Re: Helmets with built in lights

Coming home this evening in the dark, I was nearly wiped out when a couple of cars joined the road I was on from a slip road without giving way. Hard braking required to avoid being side swiped by them (the outside lane had a car in it). I had road legal front & rear lights/reflectors, but I con...
by ThePinkOne
19 Feb 2018, 5:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Homelesness - How much worse does it have to get?
Replies: 76
Views: 3333

Re: How much worse does it have to get?

It will continue to get worse until a dose of Common Sense breaks out. The difficulty at the moment seems to be that we keep looking backwards when we assess "which bunch would do what." But the world- and UK- s a very different place from 1979. There's a big element of truth in that neith...
by ThePinkOne
19 Feb 2018, 4:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: More level crossing madness
Replies: 19
Views: 968

Re: More level crossing madness

Double flashing red lights (wig-wags) means you MUST STOP. Emergency vehicles on blue lights are NOT allowed to go past them (this is different to normal RTCs where they can pass the red if safe to do so). The wig-wags are about the highest level of "MUST STOP" road traffic sign/signal ind...
by ThePinkOne
19 Feb 2018, 1:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: More level crossing madness
Replies: 19
Views: 968

Re: More level crossing madness

Many years ago a very safe type of level crossing was invented and there were few such instances. A lot have been replaced with the seemingly more dangerous type of crossing like the one where these deaths occured. Here's one of the older, safer types still in use at Heckington. Train coming signal...
by ThePinkOne
17 Feb 2018, 9:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: More level crossing madness
Replies: 19
Views: 968

Re: More level crossing madness

Looks from the news pics like it is an AHB-type level crossing. (Note there are several types of level crossing which can look very similar to the public). For an AHB LC, the crossing sequence is initiated by the approaching train striking in, this starts the lights/barriers sequence. The usual mini...
by ThePinkOne
10 Feb 2018, 9:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vaping - Horrible Smell
Replies: 40
Views: 1110

Re: Vaping - Horrible Smell

On a busy (crush-loaded) train one day, a couple of posh lads, drunk, on way to Cheltenham for the horse racing, vaping & blowing it in faces of all nearby. I said to the chaps "I'd rather you didn't do that please." Then in response to their rude reply, "thing is, the smell is ma...
by ThePinkOne
4 Feb 2018, 4:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Railway cycle tracks
Replies: 47
Views: 5714

Re: Railway cycle tracks

The cess is the ditch below the tracks, right? Yes, and by extension all the area between the bottom of the ballast shoulder and the fence Seems much too dangerous to work on the lines when trains are running but what are the alternatives? Night work or closing the line. How many workers are killed...
by ThePinkOne
3 Feb 2018, 6:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Railway cycle tracks
Replies: 47
Views: 5714

Re: Railway cycle tracks

I've spent a fair chunk of time on or near the line (Network Rail infrastructure) during my career, although thankfully I rarely do so these days since I moved to more depot-based activity. In the not-too-distant past, I've held Sentinel CoSS and IWA competences (allowing me to set up safe systems o...