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by byegad
25 Sep 2013, 4:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The £42m Sideshow
Replies: 344
Views: 21546

Re: The £42m Sideshow

Well said Mick. I can imagine the chaos in Cornwall needed to create cycle paths alongside your roads.
by byegad
25 Sep 2013, 8:47am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The £42m Sideshow
Replies: 344
Views: 21546

Re: The £42m Sideshow

'Most People' who ride a bike ride it on the road. More and more people are choosing to do this despite the conditions on our roads, and an even greater percentage of non-cyclists have taken up cycling in London, where traffic is heavier than almost everywhere else in the country. So we don't need ...
by byegad
24 Sep 2013, 4:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does anyone know....when you should wave to another cyclist?
Replies: 56
Views: 5282

Re: Does anyone know....when you should wave to another cycl

You may wave to cyclists who are riding the same kind of bike as yourself, road, MTB , Folder, Recumbent, whatever who are going slower or only slightly faster than you would be in that direction and are wearing similar, but lower quality clothing as yourself.

It's all about one-up-manship. :)
by byegad
24 Sep 2013, 3:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The £42m Sideshow
Replies: 344
Views: 21546

Re: The £42m Sideshow

'Most People' who ride a bike ride it on the road. More and more people are choosing to do this despite the conditions on our roads, and an even greater percentage of non-cyclists have taken up cycling in London, where traffic is heavier than almost everywhere else in the country. So we don't need '...
by byegad
24 Sep 2013, 10:23am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The £42m Sideshow
Replies: 344
Views: 21546

Re: The £42m Sideshow

We are never going to see a cycle network that goes everywhere and is as fast to ride and as direct as the existing road system. So Sustrans and the segregated facility brigade in general will never succeed. All they do is fuel the 'get them of the roads' lobby. Spend the £42m on 20mph zones in town...
by byegad
24 Sep 2013, 9:26am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: ICE is Cool
Replies: 5
Views: 14118

Re: ICE is Cool

Yes, I've had similar experiences with ICE. They want happy customers and they make sure they keep their customers happy. I wanted to know the size of the pulley bearing on my 2007 QNT as the old one was on the way out. Rather than strip it and clean it and see if any numbers were legible I rang ICE...
by byegad
22 Sep 2013, 6:22pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Perceptions
Replies: 19
Views: 14792

Re: Perceptions

Mick F wrote:When I ride my (upwrong) bike towing my trailer, I get SO MUCH space it wonderful! :D


Same thing Mick, the driver sees something not usual and slows/gives more space/hangs back. To the driver your trailer says, 'Possibly child on trailer', so you get more space.
by byegad
22 Sep 2013, 11:34am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Perceptions
Replies: 19
Views: 14792

Re: Perceptions

Yup! It's the surprise factor. The driver thinks you may be disabled, or mad, if you are riding a recumbent so they give you more room.

IF recumbents became very common I suspect we'd lose the surprise factor and drivers would buzz us like they do to riders on normal bikes.
by byegad
22 Sep 2013, 8:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Migraines on longer rides---posture?
Replies: 14
Views: 2951

Re: Migraines on longer rides---posture?

I've suffered from Migraines from my mid twenties. After keeping a diary for a year I identified several factors that would bring on a migraine. Your triggers will be different but here's mine so you get an idea. Red wine, half a glass, thrown into a cooked meal at the end of the cooking process is ...
by byegad
21 Sep 2013, 1:41pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Why I Am Not Renewing My CTC Membership
Replies: 113
Views: 134240

Re: Why I Am Not Renewing My CTC Membership

Taking this back to the thread title, this is one issue on which Sustrans has the right approach ie referring to people who pay their subs as supporters. That gets away from any misconceptions about membership and it doesn't leave much room for dissent . And that is why I removed my financial and m...
by byegad
21 Sep 2013, 12:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things you've never done
Replies: 158
Views: 39056

Re: Things you've never done

Well done Mick, sadly I...
by byegad
21 Sep 2013, 12:17pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Journalistic standards
Replies: 5
Views: 8416

Re: Journalistic standards

reohn2 wrote:Journalistic standards

What standards are those then?


Their standards are those of almost the lowest of the low*. By now that is obvious.

*The lowest category is of course politicians.
by byegad
21 Sep 2013, 8:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist convicted of speeding
Replies: 53
Views: 4700

Re: Cyclist convicted of speeding

Cunobelin wrote:It isn't ....

Bournemouth enforces a 10 mph speed limit along parts of the Promenade with Police using hand held cameras


LOL! That gives the lie to the urban myth that 20mph safe zone limits can't be applied as the police don't have and can't get anything calibrated to such a low speed as 20mph.
by byegad
21 Sep 2013, 8:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bus driver sacked after being filmed on phone by cyclist
Replies: 18
Views: 3211

Re: Bus driver sacked after being filmed on phone by cyclist

There was an earlier post on this when the bus company said the driver had done nothing wrong. I'm pleased they have admitted their mistake and taken the correct action. Yes, it is our business because other road users are being put at risk by criminal behaviour of this kind :cry: Totally agree and...
by byegad
19 Sep 2013, 5:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yellow covers on approved lamps: still approved?
Replies: 5
Views: 1488

Re: Yellow covers on approved lamps: still approved?

France stopped using yellow headlights a goodly while ago. All a car needs is a set of beam benders or blanking out of the appropriate area to stop the lights dipping to the left. On a bike you just need to ensure your lights don't dazzle oncoming motorists. Having driven and cycled in France many t...