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by 661-Pete
28 Nov 2012, 9:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How do I handle a large, busy roundabout?
Replies: 20
Views: 2865

Re: How do I handle a large, busy roundabout?

TBH, and speaking as a motorist (just for the moment) I can't see the logic in large roundabouts. They take up more real estate and don't help to ease general congestion in my experience. Back in my cycling garb: a small roundabout is far easier for a cyclist. You can generally be on it and off it b...
by 661-Pete
28 Nov 2012, 4:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: any incidents/anecdotes regarding our vans
Replies: 1
Views: 1510

Re: any incidents/anecdotes regarding our vans

I have long tried to put across the point that all drivers should have training in cycle awareness, not just trade and business drivers. In other words, include a practical cycle awareness section in the standard Driving Test . My idea is that this should involve a stool-pigeon: a (experienced, but ...
by 661-Pete
28 Nov 2012, 3:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How do I handle a large, busy roundabout?
Replies: 20
Views: 2865

Re: How do I handle a large, busy roundabout?

I take it, this is the roundabout you mean. Evidently Google were visiting at a very quiet time of day! Hmmm... no easy answer. I hate these roundabouts with lane markings on the roundabout itself: sow nothing but confusion for motorist and cyclist alike. If you are in the camera position, going str...
by 661-Pete
28 Nov 2012, 1:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle paths
Replies: 14
Views: 2517

Re: Cycle paths

There are some 'good' cycle paths but they are outnumbered by the bad and downright silly ones. Here is a classic example not far from where I live: I don't know whether this has been bookmarked before now. Note the GIVE WAY markings on the path. There is, allegedly, a gate of some sort hidden behin...
by 661-Pete
28 Nov 2012, 1:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hit by cabbie - RESOLVED
Replies: 21
Views: 4228

Re: Hello ... and it happened to me.

I have an update - got a call from the plod this morning. They are going to ask for statements from myself and two witnesses (promising!) and hinted that there might be a prosecution for Driving Without Due Care and Attention, or alternatively do some sort of 'deal' with the driver to send him on a ...
by 661-Pete
26 Nov 2012, 7:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Standing water across road, motorist without consideration
Replies: 33
Views: 3600

Re: Standing water across road, motorist without considerati

It is true that deliberately or negligently drenching another road user with water comes under the "Driving without Due Care..." etc. category. But a near miss, such as appears to have happened here (can't make out anything of the video) is unlikely to be so dealt with. With all respect, I...
by 661-Pete
25 Nov 2012, 9:47am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8127
Views: 312533

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

Marie Antoinette was reading the Ragged Trousered Philanthropists' Guide to Cakes, when out of sight of the policemen, she opened the tin of Brasso and proceeded to polish her spiky brass knuckles. While LouisXVIth was in the bath playing submarines with the other hand on his luffa, the Court came t...
by 661-Pete
24 Nov 2012, 9:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hit by cabbie - RESOLVED
Replies: 21
Views: 4228

Re: Hello ... and it happened to me.

Fair enough but I'm hoping for a favourable outcome. And I think I'm back to my 'normal self' whatever that means, apart from being puzzled about this unexpected phone call. Anyway I'll be trying out the CTC help line (I am a member).
by 661-Pete
24 Nov 2012, 6:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hit by cabbie - RESOLVED
Replies: 21
Views: 4228

Re: Hello ... and it happened to me.

Update - nothing much to report. Went to A&E but they weren't very interested, said it was all superficial. Healing up nicely anyway. I must be more bulletproof than I thought I was! I'm now realising all the things I failed to do at the scene. Got the driver's name but not his home address or p...
by 661-Pete
24 Nov 2012, 5:39pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8127
Views: 312533

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

Marie Antoinette was reading the Ragged Trousered Philanthropists' Guide to Cakes, when out of sight of the policemen, she opened the tin of Brasso and proceeded to polish her spiky brass knuckles. While LouisXVIth was in the bath playing submarines with the other hand on his luffa, the Court came t...
by 661-Pete
23 Nov 2012, 2:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hit by cabbie - RESOLVED
Replies: 21
Views: 4228

Re: Hello ... and it happened to me.

Thanks for the good wishes, I posted a longer reply just now but it didn't get through I think. Am off to A&E now to get checked over. Will report later. Feeling more or less alright. Bike seems to be more or less OK but it needs a good eyeballing in good daylight. Good old steel frames! (Bianch...
by 661-Pete
22 Nov 2012, 9:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hit by cabbie - RESOLVED
Replies: 21
Views: 4228

Hit by cabbie - RESOLVED

Hello, re-joining the forum scene after a long break. With an 'incident' to report. :shock: But I got off lucky - this time . First time this has happened to me in years. Yes, there was I pootling along a straight road this evening, all decked out in hi-viz and with front light blazing (not a HID I'...