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by boliston
21 Aug 2014, 10:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Panniers vs Courier Bag (Commuting)
Replies: 24
Views: 2212

Re: Panniers vs Courier Bag (Commuting)

I used a rucksack till i moved from road bike to a brompton where a large bag can simply be clipped to a block at the front of the bike frame - there is no way id ever go back to a sweaty rucksack - also I've managed to get 2x 5 litre beer barrels in the bag which would not be a lot of fun to carry ...
by boliston
21 Aug 2014, 10:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hand signals on bike
Replies: 31
Views: 3166

Re: Hand signals on bike

I tend to only signal where there will be some sort of benefit - for example I will signal left if a car is waiting to turn out of the same road BUT if there is a car close behind me there is no way I would signal left as there is a high risk of being overtaken and "left hooked" as a resul...
by boliston
16 May 2014, 9:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Had a chat with the Google Streetview man
Replies: 34
Views: 18120

Re: Had a chat with the Google Streetview man

Eventually I suspect google will have "live" cameras strategically located along streets so the images are never "out of date"
by boliston
16 May 2014, 9:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in restaurants?
Replies: 13
Views: 4702

Re: Cycling in restaurants?

i suspect that whoever put it up looked at it quickly thinking it was a big "no smoking" sign (as they both start with no___ and end with ___ing) and just stuck it on the window without thinking. The actual graphic looks very similar to the other smaller signs.
by boliston
28 Apr 2014, 9:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 2 Abreast
Replies: 47
Views: 5153

Re: 2 Abreast

Where the Council have provided white dotted line cycle lanes they very conspicuously stop before a refuge and start again soon after. This is because cycle lanes aren't there for the convenience of cyclists, they're there to make them slow-moving self-propelled nuisances keep to one side so they d...
by boliston
23 Apr 2014, 5:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 2 Abreast
Replies: 47
Views: 5153

Re: 2 Abreast

Mick F wrote:
mnichols wrote:Does that mean it is illegal to drink from a sports bottle or take a bite from a snack bar/gel when moving?
Yep.
Illegal whilst driving a car too.
surely you are allowed a non alcoholic drink if driving on a hot day?
by boliston
21 Apr 2014, 12:15am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 'Real' Cyclists as opposed to people riding cycles?
Replies: 64
Views: 6512

Re: 'Real' Cyclists as opposed to people riding cycles?

agreed - there is nothing "idiotic" about simply wanting to remain alive - I normally cycle about 3 miles to work each day and use marked cycle paths most of the way, but there are still busy bits of road with no cycle path and speeding traffic and i'd rather stay alive even if it's not 10...
by boliston
9 Apr 2014, 11:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: York 'bad' cycling video
Replies: 107
Views: 6302

Re: Why do I bother raising my blood pressure?

The only dangerous bit of cycling I spotted, apart from taking off a jacket and trapping it in the front wheel was undertaking a car that was about to turn left, the rest was mainly a few cyclists going along pavements which apeared to be almost devoid of any pedestrians, and a middle aged lady on h...
by boliston
19 Mar 2014, 8:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A rant about Rule 170 Highway Code
Replies: 55
Views: 10328

Re: A rant about Rule 170 Highway Code

I blame the problem partially on road design - roads are often designed so that vehicles can take juctions at speed without having to slow down. Rather than having side roads with 90 degree turns they are designed with massive visibility splays on each side which are great if you are driving a vehic...
by boliston
19 Mar 2014, 8:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling on pavements, speed
Replies: 43
Views: 4429

Re: Cycling on pavements, speed

Just been watching a TV news article about a pensioner who got knocked down and badly injured by a high speed teenage pavement cyclist. The funny thing was they showed a middle aged cyclist on a pavement probably cycling no faster than a pedestrian would walk and said that this is an example of the ...
by boliston
15 Jan 2014, 4:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Right Turn on Dual Carriageway
Replies: 9
Views: 15557

Re: Right Turn on Dual Carriageway

do the council ever maintain the bike path? - not sure if contacting them would help
by boliston
9 Jan 2014, 1:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling glasses & rain
Replies: 19
Views: 7636

Re: Cycling glasses & rain

i find that the anti reflective coating on glasses is "drip dry" when it gets wet to the water beads and drips off. wiping would not be a good idea as any tiny grit particles in the water from road spray could scratch the lenses - i always spray with caloclear liquid and then rinse that of...
by boliston
6 Dec 2013, 5:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Precednece when vehicle is looking a t x roads
Replies: 10
Views: 1462

Re: Precednece when vehicle is looking a t x roads

if a junction is "log jammed" then getting off and walking would be the most practical "legal" way to clear the junction.
by boliston
27 Nov 2013, 10:00am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Utility vs Sport...
Replies: 54
Views: 7824

Re: Utility vs Sport...

ive only really started doing "utility" cycling since getting a folder - no more faffing about locking up your bike outside shops, pubs, restaurants etc - a quick 15 second fold and take it in with you, and no worry about it getting nicked either
by boliston
19 Nov 2013, 5:29pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Pedestrian Crossing Times
Replies: 75
Views: 16580

Re: Pedestrian Crossing Times

im not overly keen on zebra crossings as many motorists are reluctant to stop unless you are well into the actual road - much prefer a well timed toucan anyday!