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by dmiller
31 Oct 2008, 3:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Primary position - maniac undertaking driver!
Replies: 43
Views: 4521

EdinburghFixed wrote:Thanks all, I have calmed down a little although it is making me think of getting a helmet camera in order to have more 'independent' evidence... :?

Strathclyde Police wont accept it as evidence. I have tried. Good luck with Lothain and Borders finest...

David.
by dmiller
29 Oct 2008, 12:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in the snow.
Replies: 7
Views: 1327

Complete lack of snow in glasgow :cry:

I actually enjoy it to be honest - its nicer than rain!

I did have some fun at easter on the mountain bike though - virgin snow! http://www.flickr.com/photos/cenjui/2646027374/

David.
by dmiller
29 Oct 2008, 8:56am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Ending the Scandal of Complacency :Road Safety Beyond 2010
Replies: 62
Views: 7287

Highlights for me include: As cycling increases, there are concerns about the behaviour of some cyclists, particularly adults, who evidently have not received adequate cycle training, if any. They pose a risk to themselves and sometimes to others. We recommend that cycle training should be offered a...
by dmiller
28 Oct 2008, 7:52pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Which MTB
Replies: 11
Views: 2819

I dont know the rules about linking to a specific company but Dales in Glasgow have the Specialized Rockhopper Disc 2008 Bike for £500. I'm sure your local bike shop can get similar deals - if they cant Dales have never let me down. I have this bike and cannot fault it. Its done the wild boar this y...
by dmiller
24 Oct 2008, 8:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: looking for advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1231

Hey, After being knocked off my bike back in January a few pointers... 1. Call the CTC legal team (Russel Jones + Walker) as soon as you can. 2. Get in touch with the police. Be polite but very firm with them. They might not give you the driver details but as long as you get the road accident report...
by dmiller
23 Oct 2008, 9:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: No cycling tomorrow... have you seen the weather?
Replies: 13
Views: 1379

Well the morning commute was fun here - although only 30mph gusts according to metcheck. :wink:
by dmiller
15 Oct 2008, 1:14pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist-HGV incidents
Replies: 152
Views: 14869

Why has this never even been mentioned and why was it a reasonable defence? Becouse, quite frankly, the general public dont give a [rude word removed] about cyclists. A lot of them will be thinking: "Good - one less cyclist". A time will come when people have to resort to cycling and othe...
by dmiller
14 Oct 2008, 7:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist-HGV incidents
Replies: 152
Views: 14869

Hey, I would have a word with Buffalo Bill over on Moving Target . He will have a lot of info for you as he does a lot of good work around this. They also have what is one of the saddest pictures I have ever seen here . I cant put into words what it is about this picture that moves me. Its a sort of...
by dmiller
7 Oct 2008, 7:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road rage incident
Replies: 26
Views: 2604

You have to be crazy to cycle in Glasgow city. I'm not sure why I've done so the last few days... :? I dont see why I should have to not cycle to avoid these muppets. My hope is that when enough people cycle drivers (mostly Taxi drivers) will figure out there is no point in trying to force the cycl...
by dmiller
6 Oct 2008, 4:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road rage incident
Replies: 26
Views: 2604

This happens to me roughly two / three times a year.

Glasgow taxi drivers are a disgrace.

Im actually shocked the police bothered to do anything. :cry:
by dmiller
25 Sep 2008, 11:51am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Drink Cycling
Replies: 114
Views: 9712

Re: Drink Cycling

unknown wrote:What are your thoughts on it?
Like I mean, say you've had 3 or 4 pints, would you cycle home?


I would have trouble walking home! :D
by dmiller
22 Sep 2008, 12:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Knocked off my bike!
Replies: 36
Views: 4494

(snip) Also peoples conditions change, so what was one moment a silent approach with lights could suddenly turn into lights and sirens because the person has gone unconscious and the person may be undergoing CPR. (snip) Crew contrary to popular belief crews do not like running on red, it is dangero...
by dmiller
22 Sep 2008, 10:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Knocked off my bike!
Replies: 36
Views: 4494

GrumpyGit wrote:On he other hand if I'd done the sensible thing and not stopped for the red light I'd have been safe and out of the way of this idiot, there's a debating point for you.


I'm sure I read somewhere as well that forcing car drivers to wear helmets would increase road safety ;)
by dmiller
22 Sep 2008, 10:21am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Knocked off my bike!
Replies: 36
Views: 4494

"P.S. My leg is hurting like hell, I had to cut this mornings yoga class and I'll probably miss tomorrows" Come on - two missed sessions of yoga. Hardly the end of the world. Measure that against an Ambulance that may have been rushing to a life/death call and sounded its siren to clear t...
by dmiller
22 Sep 2008, 8:47am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Knocked off my bike!
Replies: 36
Views: 4494

I'm really sorry but I find this amazingly funny! :D I understand why your all annoyed but the only time I have needed an Ambulance I was happy that it came screaming over the hill with lights+siren going. As for doing it to make people jump - to be honest I would be tempted abuse it as well...