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by fluffybunnyuk
11 Feb 2015, 9:37am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 118
Views: 15430

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

i'm sure you have . my thesis was generally that human error is the biggest cause of incident in transportation, then mechanical. Contact with another vehicle comes way down the list, and is often caused by the first 2. p.s. I've never had a thread before that creates outrage i'm rather happy... :lo...
by fluffybunnyuk
11 Feb 2015, 9:30am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 118
Views: 15430

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

I think the basic problem is your message is confusing. I've no idea what point you're trying to make. A few posts back you were claiming people should have more punctures or chains coming off than being hit by a car, now your saying the biggest risk is human error - which presumably includes the d...
by fluffybunnyuk
11 Feb 2015, 9:27am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 118
Views: 15430

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

You're just not getting this probability vs risk thing, are you? The probability of it raining this year has almost nothing whatsoever to do with the risk of me drowning. I'm not worried about rain. *sigh* rain is a risk factor. you may not drown, but it may be the first thing in a chain of events....
by fluffybunnyuk
11 Feb 2015, 9:22am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 118
Views: 15430

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

Oh and do i practice what I preach...of course not I'm human, and get caught up in the moment. Flicking fingers at car drivers who try and squeeze past me when im in primary is a pet hobby. It is interesting to note I posted on wanting to improve my cycling skills or a refresher from someone more ex...
by fluffybunnyuk
11 Feb 2015, 8:55am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 118
Views: 15430

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

No i'm saying the biggest risk to a cyclist of an incident regardless of the magnitude is human error, followed by equipment malfunction. We really need to stop with the paranoia about being hit by a car. Cycling is a relatively safe activity. Yes unfortunately accidents occur, and yes there are alo...
by fluffybunnyuk
11 Feb 2015, 7:02am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 118
Views: 15430

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

Composite Risk Index = Impact of Risk event x Probability of Occurrence Human error 1(assume lowest loss)*18 =18 Mechanical 3(assume low loss)*2=6 Hit by car 25(assuming that all impacts are immediately fatal/highest loss)*0=0 Your welcome to check my maths. This still says human error significantly...
by fluffybunnyuk
11 Feb 2015, 6:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Checking battery capacity?
Replies: 18
Views: 1521

Re: Checking battery capacity?

You should try a hub dynamo then...I get about 500mah in real terms out of it(the maths say 600). On a 12hr cycle thats 6,000mah :) Using your battery as a passthrough it should be more than enough.
by fluffybunnyuk
10 Feb 2015, 11:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How is the Local Bike Shop going to survive?
Replies: 106
Views: 9661

Re: How is the Local Bike Shop going to survive?

I would say there is great cachet to be had in being a LBS. I think the key is to avoid bike/parts/accessories retail. Servicing is where the money is relatively speaking. Also moving to a cycling cybercafe model. where you can get bike fixed ,have a coffee, and surf the net while you wait is a grea...
by fluffybunnyuk
10 Feb 2015, 11:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Checking battery capacity?
Replies: 18
Views: 1521

Re: Checking battery capacity?

No its not. A 2013 nexus 7 has a 3950 mah battery and my smartphone has a 3100mah battery Thats fundamentally the problem ...battery tech doesnt improve rapidly. My mobile phone uses a 500mah battery and lasts a week between recharges with regular use. 10,000mah would be good for at least 4 months ...
by fluffybunnyuk
10 Feb 2015, 11:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I need help on choosing a Touring bike
Replies: 25
Views: 1679

Re: I need help on choosing a Touring bike

I ride a dawes galaxy. wouldnt trade it for anything! Its very sturdy,reliable, and the handling is great under load(a bit fast unloaded). Only real complaint is front rings are too big 44/32/22 would probably be better for the hills. Very comfortable to ride over distances. Whatever you pick, take ...
by fluffybunnyuk
10 Feb 2015, 9:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 118
Views: 15430

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

A dropped chain doesn't kill you.

A puncture doesn't generally kill you.


No but they increase the chances of an accident on the road.
by fluffybunnyuk
10 Feb 2015, 9:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 118
Views: 15430

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

To be fair I do agree that the originial person who made the quote was being insiduous by trying to suggest that cyclists are the problem. And this is to be condemned. However whether its flying a cessna or riding a bike, a good understanding of risk, or the chain of events that often lead to an acc...
by fluffybunnyuk
10 Feb 2015, 8:27pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 118
Views: 15430

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

https://twitter.com/KristianCyc/status/530687250410250240/photo/1 Im sorry that isnt a table of risk, thats a table of fatalities. Heres a simple test. Count every time you had an equipment malfunction out on your bike since you first got on a bike. Then count every time you had an off or an oops o...
by fluffybunnyuk
10 Feb 2015, 8:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Charging devices in barbag
Replies: 12
Views: 970

Re: Charging devices in barbag

A RAM aquabox may help, and a usb cable with a polyfuse in the line (self-healing)
by fluffybunnyuk
10 Feb 2015, 7:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Checking battery capacity?
Replies: 18
Views: 1521

Re: Checking battery capacity?

11,000mah is huge, even after 3 years id expect it to have 8000mah left unless you drain it daily.