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by Psamathe
26 Feb 2014, 3:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 4 years jail for murder
Replies: 30
Views: 20868

Re: 4 years jail for murder

661-Pete wrote:Please cite other news sources than the DM! That organ has really got it in for cyclists!


But you must have seen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eBT6OSr1TI (the Dan and Dan classic)

Ian
by Psamathe
26 Feb 2014, 10:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling with earphones in
Replies: 71
Views: 12756

Re: Cycling with earphones in

I think the question as to why somebody would want to listen to music whilst cycling is not relevant - each to their own. I think the important question is one about safety. and I suspect quite a lot of that depends on where and how you cycle. When I recently took up cycling again I had been told &q...
by Psamathe
25 Feb 2014, 5:35pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Deleting users posts/threads.
Replies: 16
Views: 34914

Re: Deleting users posts/threads.

To my mind, an important aspect of forums is people helping each other. And pointing out where items can be purchased cheaper is helping others. So if I ask where I can buy an xyz and somebody tells me I can get them at Harrods, then somebody else posts that the Poundshop sells them cheaper, then th...
by Psamathe
25 Feb 2014, 9:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Narrow roads and wing mirrors
Replies: 31
Views: 15441

Re: Narrow roads and wing mirrors

... he pushed past anyway, an inch from my shoulder and half onto the verge :( Happens to me as well (as I mainly cycle marrow "single track" roads). On several occasions where I have been following a car and another is coming towards us, the oncoming car will stop in a passing place for ...
by Psamathe
25 Feb 2014, 9:44am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: NHS Choices special report on cycling safety
Replies: 53
Views: 18152

Re: NHS Choices special report on cycling safety

Not a major point but if there is to be a revision at some point, I've read that cycling can lower the risk/onset/degree of dementia. Given how this is expected to impact significantly more people in the coming years, Is it maybe worth including it in the "Do the benefits of cycling outweigh th...
by Psamathe
25 Feb 2014, 9:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Police Stop A10 near Royston
Replies: 56
Views: 21704

Re: Police Stop A10 near Royston

nez dans le guidon wrote:You just need to memorise your 1.6 times tables

Which for those aged software developers is already well set in the brain ('cos it is 16 times table = decimal->hex conversion).

Ian
by Psamathe
24 Feb 2014, 4:28pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: NHS Choices special report on cycling safety
Replies: 53
Views: 18152

Re: NHS Choices special report on cycling safety

Interesting article. Statistical clumping is when a number of low-probability events (such as fatal accidents) occur over a short period of time, purely by chance, and may not be indicative of a wider trend. Making news out of statistical clumps is a journalistic error. But, where such "journal...
by Psamathe
24 Feb 2014, 11:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: "New" Police Bike Theft Squad
Replies: 1
Views: 14003

"New" Police Bike Theft Squad

From 2009, amusing article (I thought so anyway)

http://www.newsbiscuit.com/2009/07/18/police-to-tackle-bike-crime-with-new-indifferent-squad-320/

But it does sort of sum-up the attitude to bike theft.

Ian
by Psamathe
24 Feb 2014, 10:56am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Narrow roads and wing mirrors
Replies: 31
Views: 15441

Re: Narrow roads and wing mirrors

I have no knowledge, no experience, no training, just opinion. And, at that speed I would guess very serious injury. And whilst wing mirrors are often sprung, the force required to spring them back it quite high. But just think of the mirror itself (i.e. it's own mass with no spring resisting it bei...
by Psamathe
21 Feb 2014, 10:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: So, OK, no more police enforcement
Replies: 15
Views: 15416

Re: So, OK, no more police enforcement

Cycling as I do now. Driving as I do now. Because in 70 limits I drive at 55 as the arrival time difference is not a big deal and the petrol costs significantly lower. In 30 limits/villages I would still go at 20/30 mainly because I don't like people racing through where I live so I wont do it to ot...
by Psamathe
21 Feb 2014, 9:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Drinking bottle
Replies: 28
Views: 10550

Re: Drinking bottle

I use Nalgene ATB bike bottle bottles. They have a cap over the drinking value which keeps road muck away. But probably for as great if you drink whilst underway (which I don't). I got mine from Amazon ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000XYQVBU ) but they are available from many places (but nev...
by Psamathe
21 Feb 2014, 7:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Deleting a Facebook account.
Replies: 32
Views: 16827

Re: Deleting a Facebook account.

In my opinion when you put something on the net it will stay somewhere for ever or at least until the end of the world as we know it. So even if the account is deleted copies of it will still be somewhere IMHO. Relevant link ? http://www.newsbiscuit.com/2013/06/26/gchq-to-offer-find-that-lost-email...
by Psamathe
21 Feb 2014, 3:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks saddle on a road bike
Replies: 15
Views: 6514

Re: Brooks saddle on a road bike

Not got on (or any Brooks) but I keep looking at the new Cambium [sic?]. They look really nice/flashy but when they were first around a lot of the reviews were bad (very bad) commenting on how the textured surface was abrasive, held the dirt, held water, etc. And when I look at the profile across wh...
by Psamathe
21 Feb 2014, 3:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bedford turbo roundabout - it is done
Replies: 433
Views: 69713

Re: Bedford turbo roundabout

Like all the applications to the 'Cycle Safety Fund', this scheme is designed to improve 'safety', not volumes of cyclists, thus if any monitoring takes place it will be focused on safety. The more I read, the more I fret. "IF" any monitoring takes place?! I do hope that's just a slip-up....
by Psamathe
21 Feb 2014, 11:10am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bedford turbo roundabout - it is done
Replies: 433
Views: 69713

Re: Bedford turbo roundabout

You also questioned the speeds associated with the curve radius, quoting p 66 of Manual for Streets. Bedford CC say that reducing the deflection curve radii to 15m (from 20m) will reduce speeds, making priority crossings easier to achieve as and when they come along. Note that deflection curve radi...