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by danhopgood
13 Feb 2015, 5:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommendation please - Mudguards.
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: Recommendation please - Mudguards.

+1 for SKS. I've still got the original SKS gold narrow Chromoplastic guards on my 1982 531 Carlton. Can't be too much wrong with 'em!
by danhopgood
12 Feb 2015, 4:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 118
Views: 15513

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

You miserable lot....
by danhopgood
12 Feb 2015, 12:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 118
Views: 15513

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

John Armitt was also Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority and probably the one with the most influence on the successful delivery of the infrastructure for the London Olympic games. The safety record of that project is one of the best of any project any time. It also left a legacy of transport...
by danhopgood
10 Feb 2015, 6:19pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Top Gear Factor?
Replies: 81
Views: 10329

Re: Top Gear Factor?

I wonder if John Armitt watches it ?!
by danhopgood
10 Feb 2015, 10:51am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 118
Views: 15513

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

It's probably worth reminding yourself what a green light means. It means "proceed if your way is clear", not "floor it, screw anyone who's in the way". I thought I wrote that I stopped on a green light - which is not exactly "flooring it and screwing anyone in the way"...
by danhopgood
10 Feb 2015, 9:55am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 118
Views: 15513

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

when I'm driving I want respect from cyclists so that I can drive safely. That's a pretty amazing statement. It basically says that you don't feel able to drive safely if you don't get "respect". If you aren't able to drive safely without "respect", it is solely because you choo...
by danhopgood
9 Feb 2015, 2:49pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 118
Views: 15513

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

Urghh. Can't agree. From the introduction to the Highway Code: Many of the rules in The Highway Code are legal requirements, and if you disobey these rules you are committing a criminal offence. You may be fined, given penalty points on your licence or be disqualified from driving. In the most serio...
by danhopgood
9 Feb 2015, 1:51pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 118
Views: 15513

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

"As if anyone is arguing that cyclists should not bound by any rules". Any rules? The rules I'm interested in are the Highway Code - all of it - by all road users. We can't control the actions of individuals - but the perception of the majority (motorists) is affected by the actions of a m...
by danhopgood
9 Feb 2015, 12:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 118
Views: 15513

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

Two comments to add to rheon2's excellent points: 'Respect' is not something that has to be earned (whatever your mum said): https://beyondthekerb.wordpress.com/2013/10/11/the-most-basic-respect/ Victim blaming is easy but wrong: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/20/blaming-cyclists...
by danhopgood
8 Feb 2015, 12:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 118
Views: 15513

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

I'm saying the cyclists who don't obey the Highway Code -red light jumpers etc. are damaging the credibility of cyclists as a whole. Maybe they do, but it's not worth getting concerned about. I feel certain you are not just a cyclist, but have other interests shared by some who don't strictly follo...
by danhopgood
8 Feb 2015, 11:57am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling into the sun
Replies: 57
Views: 8045

Re: Cycling into the sun

I've changed my approach since following the court case in my home town of a cyclist killed in Southampton and the driver claimed low sun - and was found not guilty of death by careless driving. Now if I'm turning right and I'm likely to have to wait in the running lane, I will wait at the kerb for ...
by danhopgood
7 Feb 2015, 6:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 118
Views: 15513

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

Having cycled in Uppsala with its very nice segregated cycle network, good segregation is fantastic. A must if you ask me for urban environments. We took myself (first time visitor), a guy who hadnt been on a bike for 20 years, a 8 year old and a 6 year old, and their mum across the centre of a lar...
by danhopgood
7 Feb 2015, 4:38pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 118
Views: 15513

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

That's not the issue, what your saying is that ALL cyclists are fair game as long as some don't behave themselves. Getting everyone to behave properly is a completely different goal and nothing to do with the OP. I'm saying the cyclists who don't obey the Highway Code -red light jumpers etc. are da...
by danhopgood
7 Feb 2015, 11:29am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 118
Views: 15513

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

If we're going to improve road safety ALL road users should be behaving in accordance with the Highway Code and there should be effective enforcement for those that don't. Everyone deciding themselves what's acceptable is a disaster - and that's the current direction of travel.
by danhopgood
7 Feb 2015, 10:25am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 118
Views: 15513

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

Cyclists need to behave responsibly if they want respect. Where respect equals not being driven at, forced off the road, physically attacked etc etc. Yeah right. Because when I see someone do something stupid the first thing I do is take it out on someone else who is dressed the same/has the same s...