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by adinigel
24 Jan 2009, 4:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: sorry
Replies: 63
Views: 4741

meic wrote:I think that we should embrace the new name wholeheartedly.

Hugbearfreak sounds so cuddly.


Was it Starsky & Hutch that had Huggy Bear in? Or is my memory playing tricks again?

Nigel
by adinigel
24 Jan 2009, 10:07am
Forum: On the road
Topic: sorry
Replies: 63
Views: 4741

6 of one and half a dozen of the other comes to mind. She doesn't need to be able to cycle or drive to complain about cyclists jumping red lights.

I do think the attitude of some on here contributed to her over reacting on the language!

Nigel
by adinigel
22 Jan 2009, 9:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cylists
Replies: 39
Views: 3564

Take a stick with you and shove it through the front spokes of their bikes. They wont do it again in a hurry! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: Seriously though, all you can do is look as well as you can and only cross when everyone has stopped, let the idiots who are giving cycling a bad name...
by adinigel
17 Jan 2009, 3:37pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: A smile for you all
Replies: 1
Views: 1130

Wonderful, love it! :D :D :D :D

Nigel
by adinigel
2 Jan 2009, 11:32am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: where can i ride penny farthing?
Replies: 19
Views: 34026

Try doing a google search. There are loads of entries for people that have done sponsored rides, perhaps they will give pointers of where they sourced the bike from. Perhaps, for a donation, they may be able to satisfy your desires (oo er missus!).

Nigel
by adinigel
22 Nov 2008, 7:35am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: So Bikeability....
Replies: 5
Views: 2429

As I understand it, a Bikeability course must be run by a National Standards Instructor under the banner of a Bikeability registered organisation. Hence I can do Bikeability training for Wiltshire Council, but only National Standards work for contracts I arrange myself.

Nigel
by adinigel
10 Nov 2008, 5:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A great club run today (Chippenham Wheelers)
Replies: 4
Views: 896

OK, once I get may fat a**e back in teh saddle I'll check out the club. I will want to get back into trying TT, I was quite chuffed when I broke the 30 minute barrier for a 10 mile tt. OK, OK, nowhere near some of the others, but I was pleased with it - doubt if I would come anywhere near it now! :D...
by adinigel
9 Nov 2008, 10:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A great club run today (Chippenham Wheelers)
Replies: 4
Views: 896

I used to belong to Swindon Road Club, but hardly cycle at all now apart from some Bikeability training. Hopefully I will get more opportunity to commute by cycle again soon so will look to rejoin a club. Why would Chippenham Wheelers be better? Are you more of a social club or do you also have time...
by adinigel
9 Nov 2008, 4:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: stooping to their level, part 2...
Replies: 46
Views: 4049

What you suggest in b, I find highly offensive... Paul Not sure how, but you may be interested to see that one person has actually voted for option b :D :D :D :D I think you were right to ignore him Hector. WOuld have been interesting to have found out what he actually said though :wink: Nigel
by adinigel
7 Nov 2008, 9:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Swindon gets rid of speed cameras
Replies: 89
Views: 5707

I was annoyed with myself because i'm usually at the 30mph or maybe 1 or 2 over but also annoyed with the lack of clear signage. We had driven along a dual carriagway that was clearly marked at 40mph, crossed over a railway crossing and carried on, the road loses it's dividing section but is still ...
by adinigel
7 Nov 2008, 9:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sinking to "their" level...
Replies: 28
Views: 3110

Re: Sinking to "their" level...

I would have considered you were both innocent parties right up until the 'squirt of the brakes bit'. Driving close behind someone and sounding your horn in impatience is innocent? I'm glad I don't have to ride near you ;) Where did I suggest the tailgater was an innocent party? Protecting 'true' i...
by adinigel
7 Nov 2008, 7:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sinking to "their" level...
Replies: 28
Views: 3110

Re: Sinking to "their" level...

....So are my girlfriend and I not innocent, just because we happen to be the targets? Your suggestion, not mine. I would have considered you were both innocent parties right up until the 'squirt of the brakes bit'. Protecting 'true' innocents is small consolation if we go under someone's wheels be...
by adinigel
6 Nov 2008, 1:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sinking to "their" level...
Replies: 28
Views: 3110

Re: Sinking to "their" level...

....I gave a squirt of the brakes, as I would if someone was tailgating, and offered a sort of generalised wave of displeasure (not a rude sign!)..... Please don't do this, particularly to tailgaters. You could cause them to swerve and hit an innocent road user. I try to be more tolerant than I eve...
by adinigel
5 Nov 2008, 2:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: It makes my blood boil.....
Replies: 94
Views: 7541

Whenever I hear a story like this, I can't help but think, would you do the same in your car?.... I've often told someone they have a light out on their car. Usual response is appreciative. Told one lorry driver he was ditching diesel all over the road. His response was a very off hand, couldn't ca...
by adinigel
3 Nov 2008, 6:33am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Swindon gets rid of speed cameras
Replies: 89
Views: 5707

And something to do with the leader of the Council being banned for 3 months after being caught by speed cameras..... Is that one true? I have somehow missed that bit in the discussions that have been bandied about locally. OK, no need to answer this one, I found an article on the Independent's web...