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by Psamathe
23 Mar 2014, 4:49pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling on Public Footpaths
Replies: 77
Views: 6974

Re: Cycling on Public Footpaths

Personally I'd say that in the shorter term, the chance of regularising cycle access to common land for 'air and exercise' in equivalence to the access delivered to horses under the case law in 'Billson' - perhaps by an amendment to the 1925 law of property act to exclude pedal bicycles from the te...
by Psamathe
23 Mar 2014, 11:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Maps---Paper vs. Digital
Replies: 10
Views: 2700

Re: Maps---Paper vs. Digital

I only use digital maps on a small screen (iPhone) and find that they are of limited use. When I know where I am going but am unsure at a junction it is great 'cos you can zoom in and generally see the junction and the next village you want. But for any sort of route planning I find the phone useles...
by Psamathe
23 Mar 2014, 11:50am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling on Public Footpaths
Replies: 77
Views: 6974

Re: Cycling on Public Footpaths

... it's no wonder walkers are hostile toward cyclists. And the one think cyclists don't need these days is hostility from non-cyclists. Bad enough with the few hostile drivers, but we don't need to add more numbers to the uncooperative group. Can you imagine what Clarkson would say " ... and ...
by Psamathe
23 Mar 2014, 11:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 5561

Re: Insurance

Sounds like an excuse to put up your premium. If it was not that reason it would be because of something/anything else.

Ian
by Psamathe
22 Mar 2014, 9:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to use a gps map on a Blackberry?
Replies: 7
Views: 974

Re: How to use a gps map on a Blackberry?

http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/87237/?lang=en I don't know about it on the BB platform, but on iOS & Android you can buy premium (OS) maps or download OpenStreet/OpenCycle maps for free. Free (guess them make their money on selling the premium maps - but OSM/OCM are great). Des...
by Psamathe
22 Mar 2014, 8:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Will I get used to drop handlebars? Hard to use the brakes..
Replies: 50
Views: 6709

Re: Will I get used to drop handlebars? Hard to use the brak

I think that braking on the hoods does take some getting used to. And it is harder to apply emergency braking kind of force on the hoods than the drops. When I took up cycling again last year and on my new bike with drops, most descents I would move my hands to the drops - I felt more secure in bei...
by Psamathe
21 Mar 2014, 5:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling on Public Footpaths
Replies: 77
Views: 6974

Re: Cycling on Public Footpaths

Although I can no longer make use of footpaths for decent distance walking (arthritis in my feet), I would take sides with the walkers over keeping bikes off the footpaths. There may be some decent grade footpaths wide enough such that some scheme could be created to allow dual use but I suspect tha...
by Psamathe
21 Mar 2014, 3:54pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Is there any good way to challenge "helmet saved her life"?
Replies: 33
Views: 1609

Re: Is there any good way to challenge "helmet saved her lif

I don't know the details of the accident so it is only my thoughts below (also I do wear a helmet, I don't like them but as a novice am "uncertain" and absolutely don't want them made compulsory and would prefer the Highway Code re-phrase to e.g. "some cyclists like to use ...")....
by Psamathe
21 Mar 2014, 12:02pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Proposed improvements and changes in King's Cross
Replies: 9
Views: 3947

Re: Proposed improvements and changes in King's Cross

I don't know what is currently there and don't have massive experience of cycling in cities but Seems to me there are several short bits of cycle lane so you are regularly leaving and then having to rejoin the vehicular lane. And I see that as a problem in that a driver sees you out of the way in a ...
by Psamathe
21 Mar 2014, 11:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: MH370 - wreckage?
Replies: 23
Views: 3311

Re: MH370 - wreckage?

Today or yesterday the pilot had split with family the previous day :? The the best lead yet................. I heard that only yesterday and was amazed how it was just dropped into the TV reports and ignored. For ages I could not understand why they were paying attention to the "southern corr...
by Psamathe
20 Mar 2014, 5:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Poor Road Surfaces
Replies: 17
Views: 4618

Re: Poor Road Surfaces

... gets his compo paid out of the local council's budget,but will any individual(s) every be brought to book? I find the use of "local council's budget" interesting, same as when politicians talk about the Government paying for a road/railway/building/childcare/etc/etc.. What they are ta...
by Psamathe
20 Mar 2014, 4:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: HS2
Replies: 479
Views: 75116

Re: HS2

... I reckon we should fix what we've already got before building anything new. The roads are in a terrible state for a start, let alone the ideas of opening up previously closed railway lines - AND fixing the Dawlish problem with a possible rail by-pass. Chicken feed by comparison. But how would L...
by Psamathe
20 Mar 2014, 2:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: HS2
Replies: 479
Views: 75116

Re: HS2

And once we have all paid for it (even though we stand no chance of ever using it), our Supreme Leader(s) will then lease it out to some private enterprise (owned by their old school chums) for virtually nothing - so we pay for it and the Old Etonians take the profits from running it. (Not that I'm ...
by Psamathe
20 Mar 2014, 2:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cargo bike for dog transport?
Replies: 14
Views: 3073

Re: cargo bike for dog transport?

... (want to taker her to france) ... Read the regulations in plenty of time in advance and get your Pet Passport in plenty of time (and double check everything is 100%). Having taken my dogs across the channel quite a number of times, I have seen others refused travel at the check-in (French side)...
by Psamathe
20 Mar 2014, 12:42pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Milk on tour
Replies: 47
Views: 3719

Re: Milk on tour

... Unfortunately there are parts of Europe where fresh is impossible to find then I have to resort to long-life. ... When I lived in France I don't remember ever seeing "fresh milk". All UHT. I consider UHT different from the old "long life". UHT does not last as long as "...