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by Revolution
5 Jul 2013, 10:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: hippies rednecks and fireworks
Replies: 9
Views: 1075

Re: hippies rednecks and fireworks

Ok - I bow to the consensus - I have reported the incident on-line to the police. It was partly because I had such vague details about the vehicle involved and no witnesses that I hadn't bothered. I will keep you posted on what - if anything happens.
by Revolution
5 Jul 2013, 12:16am
Forum: On the road
Topic: hippies rednecks and fireworks
Replies: 9
Views: 1075

hippies rednecks and fireworks

I went for a lovely ride last week, 56miles around west Somerset. On a short stretch of B road I was overtaken by a recovery vehicle with 'Keep On Trukin' on the back of the cab. As he passed he tossed something out of the window - a firework - which exploded just feet infront of me. The sound was s...
by Revolution
23 May 2013, 1:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hatred, stupidity or both?
Replies: 190
Views: 15214

Re: Hatred, stupidity or both?

[quote="danfoto"][quote="Geriatrix"]The girl has apologised http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2013-05-22/im-sorry-says-cycle-tweet-girl/

"I'm sorry for......I didn't realise it would ever escalate to this."

that's not much of an apology in my book.
by Revolution
29 Apr 2013, 11:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: In praise of mirrors
Replies: 72
Views: 4426

Re: In praise of mirrors

I couldn't be without my Mirrycle mirror - it would be like riding without my shorts! I did briefly try a bar end mirror on my drop handlebars but found that I was always hitting it with my hand when I signalled right causing the bike to wobble. Anyone thinking of fitting a Mirrycle on drops - can I...
by Revolution
29 Apr 2013, 10:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Got hit on the commute, driver drove off but then got stuck
Replies: 27
Views: 2149

Re: Got hit on the commute, driver drove off but then got st

I would say without doubt that the driver was aware of you as he pulled out. The passenger is clearly looking your way all the time. I should imagine it unlikely that as a passenger in a car you wouldn't mention to the driver that he was about to collide with a bike. My guess, backed up with 30+ yea...
by Revolution
29 Apr 2013, 2:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: who is responsible for rubbish roads?
Replies: 6
Views: 827

who is responsible for rubbish roads?

Supposing I am a utility company, contractor or just a builder and I dig a hole in the road. I assume that I am liable to repair the road to a standard and that the local authority will check that this has been done. When however, a few months down the line, the repair that I did has sunk into a hor...
by Revolution
29 Apr 2013, 2:06pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Fred Baker cycles in Bristol
Replies: 1
Views: 37515

Re: Fred Baker cycles in Bristol

I have to confess that my last experience of Fred Baker Cycles was some years ago but when we asked to see a bike that was way out of reach and needed bringing down onto the shop floor, the guy asked if we were seriously considering buying it or not as it would be a lot of hassle to get down. We sai...
by Revolution
1 Apr 2013, 7:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: bike tour: windows phone app suggestion
Replies: 18
Views: 2321

Re: bike tour: windows phone app suggestion

I've been trying out Viewranger - although I'm on an iphone I think they do an app for other phones - checkout viewranger.com It comes with global free maps It seems to have been designed more for walking than on the road but it does have the ability to import routes from GPX I have created routes u...
by Revolution
30 Mar 2013, 9:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cheap Small Waterproof Pannier Bag
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Re: Cheap Small Waterproof Pannier Bag

Just so you know - Altura Fuse Waterproof panniers - aren't! I replaced a brand new one thinking it was a one off when it let the rain in at the bottom only to find the replacement did exactly the same. It seems that fully waterproof means a heavy bag - light weight like these Altura bags will let s...
by Revolution
7 Mar 2013, 12:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hedge Clippings
Replies: 15
Views: 1755

Re: Hedge Clippings

I was amazed not to get a puncture when cycling a Sustrans route through the Mendips last week. Lovely traffic free roads that were absolutely covered in hedge debris. Although there are any number of cases one could make to the police or local authorities about the danger of this, with less money t...
by Revolution
20 Feb 2013, 9:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: iphone route app
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: iphone route app

Try the Bike hub app....... thanks I've had a look and I'll give it a try. I'm planning a trip up to Derbyshire from Somerset and would like to be able to save a route that I have planned and modified at home which would incorporate cycle paths and road. It would be good to be able to modify a rout...
by Revolution
20 Feb 2013, 6:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: iphone route app
Replies: 5
Views: 441

iphone route app

Hi there,
Can anyone suggest a good mapping app that I can use to create a route and use with an iphone?
There seem to be loads of sites but I can't seem to find one which will let me draw a route which incorporates cycle paths.
Cheers