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by dazza500
25 Nov 2013, 6:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My Suspicious Mind
Replies: 33
Views: 6792

Re: My Suspicious Mind

A disturbing trend round my way is to come back and find your bike locked up with someone ELSE'S D Lock. Usually yours is inferior type. While you are away getting tools or contacting the police, they simply come back and cut your shoddy lock away, unlock their own and they're on their toes. Crafty,...
by dazza500
24 Nov 2013, 4:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Be polite when you are an accident victim...
Replies: 20
Views: 2610

Re: Be polite when you are an accident victim...

I usually ask them who they are insured with and they are generally okay about saying. A bad report can cost a driver hundreds especially if accompanied by a police report. I also routinely take lots of photos at the scene of a near miss our an accident, which helps no end convincing an employer or ...
by dazza500
24 Nov 2013, 12:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Be polite when you are an accident victim...
Replies: 20
Views: 2610

Re: Be polite when you are an accident victim...

I think changing the opinions of a whole society is what democratic protest is all about. But confrontingv bad driving at a personal level, if more people would do it can only be a good thing. I had a young chap pull right in front of me, racing to into a garage forecourt. I suppose he maybe missed ...
by dazza500
24 Nov 2013, 12:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Freezing temperatures are on their way...
Replies: 16
Views: 2887

Re: Freezing temperatures are on their way...

10C on Tuesday. Woohoo! It'll be like the tropics. I'll have to look out my shorts again ;)
by dazza500
19 Nov 2013, 10:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Boris Johnson - Slot-brained, jovial psychopath or just mad?
Replies: 79
Views: 5850

Re: Boris Johnson - Slot-brained, jovial psychopath or just

Yes. And the car is still the symbol of the 'fiscally oppressed' middle. Of the twenty or so people who commute into my workplace, at least a dozen of them do so because they either can't afford a car, or can't afford public transport. Its first and foremost a means of transport. Always has been for...
by dazza500
17 Nov 2013, 7:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Blindingly bright rear light
Replies: 32
Views: 3687

Re: Blindingly bright rear light

I stick with my pound shop light. It's easy bright enough and we v don't want to give
Professional cyclist bashers any more ammunition re over bright lights.
by dazza500
17 Nov 2013, 7:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car vs Bike
Replies: 16
Views: 2389

Re: Car vs Bike

Yes. I agree the route to segregation could become permanent and cyclists may well be restricted to
using only select roads at select times.
by dazza500
17 Nov 2013, 6:37pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Accomodation and bike security....
Replies: 42
Views: 41169

Re: Accomodation and bike security....

4 out of the nine hotels we stayed at were upper class southern counties twits. It seemed they were mostly poriahs in the community they now lived. Certainly none of the locals had a good word to say about them. Half of the Highlands is now owned by these chinless wonders. I should know I used to li...
by dazza500
17 Nov 2013, 6:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car vs Bike
Replies: 16
Views: 2389

Re: Car vs Bike

I commute mostly on cycle paths. I'm lucky in this respect. The only trouble I get is from the usual cars turning left at junctions when I re-enter the traffic system in the city centre. I've nearly been T boned six times this summer and predominantly younger drivers not giving a toss where they are...
by dazza500
17 Nov 2013, 6:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Freezing temperatures are on their way...
Replies: 16
Views: 2887

Re: Freezing temperatures are on their way...

Spring round our way didn't rear is head till April 20th!
by dazza500
17 Nov 2013, 6:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Speed Limits. Do they apply to cyclists ?
Replies: 75
Views: 5505

Re: Speed Limits. Do they apply to cyclists ?

Most of the hills round here are only 500m long! Pantani had to do 20km climbs.
No wonder that took the drugs!
by dazza500
17 Nov 2013, 12:48pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Accomodation and bike security....
Replies: 42
Views: 41169

Re: Accomodation and bike security....

The Highlands are full of upper class twits. Doncha know ;)
by dazza500
17 Nov 2013, 12:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car vs Bike
Replies: 16
Views: 2389

Re: Car vs Bike

I'm absolutely for no cars in the city for restricted hours.
If they can make cycling tax efficient out would make v sense all round.

You don't have to imagine it. There's a Guardian article all about cycling in
Berlin where 70% of the population ride a bike more than three times a week
by dazza500
17 Nov 2013, 12:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Speed Limits. Do they apply to cyclists ?
Replies: 75
Views: 5505

Re: Speed Limits. Do they apply to cyclists ?

Do they hell! 15mph everywhere!
by dazza500
17 Nov 2013, 12:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car vs Bike
Replies: 16
Views: 2389

Re: Car vs Bike

I'd like to see something like they have in Berlin on Sundays and public
holidays: no vehicular traffic in the city centre and 10km out from 9-4pm. Cyclists need to start campaignomg more
and getting out on the roads.

You don't get owt for owt.