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by MikeF
25 Mar 2019, 2:10pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: German helmet campaign backfires
Replies: 9
Views: 555

Re: German helmet campaign backfires

The campaign may have backfired on sexist grounds, but it was based on According to Germany's Road Safety Association (DVR), 430 cyclists were killed on Germany's streets last year - 14% more than in 2017. Only 8% of the target age group wear helmets, the DVR says. . This implies that most of the 43...
by MikeF
25 Mar 2019, 1:43pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bus controlled traffic lights
Replies: 74
Views: 6689

Re: Bus controlled traffic lights

Ideally at a junction such as this there would be a compact roundabout with single-lane approaches and exists on all arms. General traffic would need to merge into the bus lane on the approach. The way to ensure priority would be to install a set of lights to control the merge. These could would be...
by MikeF
24 Mar 2019, 11:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bus controlled traffic lights
Replies: 74
Views: 6689

Re: Bus controlled traffic lights

Guided bus lane here and further along . Guided buses have there own set of lights Bus controlled lights Motor traffic is held to allow the bus to pass. Left hand turn has bus detector. Therefore bus might be held for a short time while lights change. Non guided buses can't use the bus lane. Shared ...
by MikeF
23 Mar 2019, 10:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 688
Views: 121638

Re: A positive thread

I am ashamed to admit to working in 'logistics', that covers a multitude of sins, I am the only one who goes for a walk at lunchtime, is that normal? Is 'Coed Brechfa' correct, or 'Fforest', or both? You mentioned one of those bilingual Brechfapersons enthusing about conifers, what exactly were his...
by MikeF
23 Mar 2019, 9:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: new postie bikes
Replies: 15
Views: 1885

Re: new postie bikes

Looks as though only the front wheel has a brake, so is there a transmission brake or what? Presumably they have a parking brake as well. Aerodynamics don't look good - oh they have an electric motor. :roll:
by MikeF
23 Mar 2019, 8:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Specialized Allez Elite - Good Endurance Bike for 1K?
Replies: 15
Views: 2330

Re: Specialized Allez Elite - Good Endurance Bike for 1K?

Bonefishblues wrote:A new Harrier's about £1000 depending on spec.

Just saying :D

...oh, and they do part ex
And it's steel (631) so it ought to have a more comfortable ride.
by MikeF
22 Mar 2019, 7:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling to Egypt
Replies: 29
Views: 6409

Re: Cycling to Egypt

I frequently cycle to Holland.
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by MikeF
22 Mar 2019, 7:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How to report/deal with crazy road users?
Replies: 17
Views: 3140

Re: How to report/deal with crazy road users?

Curious how many have assumed the driver was drunk. He may have been, but who knows. :wink: I think the key word is "suspected." That's the great beauty of breath tests. No doubts. I didn't phrase my comment very well. Perhaps I should have written "Curious how many have assumed the ...
by MikeF
22 Mar 2019, 6:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cambridge - 2 left hooks in 2 days
Replies: 16
Views: 3017

Re: Cranebridge - 2 left hooks in 2 days

squeaker wrote:Presumed liability: simples :roll:
Unfortunately that has nothing to do with prosecution for an offence or even blame.
by MikeF
22 Mar 2019, 2:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How to report/deal with crazy road users?
Replies: 17
Views: 3140

Re: How to report/deal with crazy road users?

Curious how many have assumed the driver was drunk. He may have been, but who knows. :wink:
by MikeF
19 Mar 2019, 8:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What size are the common rack and mudguard fastenings?
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Re: What size are the common rack and mudguard fastenings?

I think M5 for mudguards generally, but M6 for a stronger rack mount at the bottom. Depends on the frame.
by MikeF
18 Mar 2019, 10:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How do you look behind with falling off your bike
Replies: 51
Views: 6030

Re: How do you look behind with falling off your bike

I can turn my head about 90 degrees from the front perhaps a little more without moving my body. I can see a bit more if I twist my body, but what I see behind is using peripheral vision, which is not ideal, but depending on the road I may make several glances. I also use my ears - diesel engined ve...
by MikeF
18 Mar 2019, 10:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Insurance for cyclists again
Replies: 18
Views: 3107

Re: Insurance for cyclists again

If the concern is about danger to pedestrians then perhaps presumed liability would be a better option, except of course that it would also have implications for motorists looking where they are going. As I understand it presumed liability means for insurance purposes and not who's to blame. Theref...
by MikeF
18 Mar 2019, 7:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Insurance for cyclists again
Replies: 18
Views: 3107

Re: Insurance for cyclists again

Presumably he wants signs at the boundaries of the "urban areas" to inform cyclists they are entering such an area. :roll: :roll:
by MikeF
13 Mar 2019, 6:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ascent replacement? Strava?
Replies: 41
Views: 5000

Re: Ascent replacement? Strava?

That is very helpful and supportive too. :D Thanks. Clone my 10.12.6 Sierra and my Mac HD, and partition it on a newer Mac if and when I get one. I reckon that is the way ahead. Thanks muchly for putting my head straight about this. Obvious really. This software should do it. Maybe others out there...