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by Bez
24 Jun 2019, 3:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Language pedants
Replies: 56
Views: 1279

Re: Language pedants

pwa wrote:I take my car to a garage with a misplaced apostrophe on the sign outside … I don't go to him for good punctuation.


Do you drive one of these? :)

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PS: what Mick F said.
by Bez
23 Jun 2019, 8:22am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights
Replies: 69
Views: 2760

Re: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights

Only if there’s acknowledgment that both context and idiom are of fundamental importantance to meaning and therefore it’s naive and wrong to take one narrow definition of a word and apply it indiscriminately.

:)
by Bez
22 Jun 2019, 12:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights
Replies: 69
Views: 2760

Re: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights

“Can we stop arguing about helmets?”

:wink:
by Bez
18 Jun 2019, 10:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights
Replies: 69
Views: 2760

Re: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights

Storm in a teacup? The situation is exactly the same as a car hitting you on public roads as a car hitting you on the docks. If the fault is motorist's their lawyers will try to reduce the insurer's bill by contributory negligence. Right. So BF's pointers make no difference. So this thread is a sto...
by Bez
18 Jun 2019, 5:25pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 199
Views: 14136

Re: Cyclist blamed in cyclist-pedestrian collision

If only he were right. From memory of cases that tick a number of those boxes, not only would you not be deemed liable, but the police would make a pretty impressive job of defending you.
by Bez
18 Jun 2019, 5:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 199
Views: 14136

Re: Cyclist blamed in cyclist-pedestrian collision

I think my main objection here is not that someone cycling is liable, but that had this been someone driving it would have been a slam-dunk case of the person on foot being at fault. In general I subscribe to the principle that the logic of presumed liability should extend below the threshold of mot...
by Bez
18 Jun 2019, 4:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights
Replies: 69
Views: 2760

Re: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights

So if you keep your brain switched on you probably won't need to make a claim, same as anywhere else. If you slip over on wet steel then you might get hurt, same as anywhere else. Basically you're free to apply your own risk assessment, but if it doesn't align with their insurers' view then they'll ...
by Bez
18 Jun 2019, 2:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights
Replies: 69
Views: 2760

Re: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights

If that's a problem you're a real sight weeny. Also, where backpacking weight is an issue, cycling weight isn't as much of an issue IMHO. It's not weight, it's faff. It's another thing to buy for no good reason beyond ticking a box, another thing to remember to pack, another thing getting in the wa...
by Bez
18 Jun 2019, 9:42am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights
Replies: 69
Views: 2760

Re: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights

Lug it around? Hiviz vest bought cheaply from hardware stores weighs little and packs small. Lights? You mean you're not carrying them on tour anyway? I always have lights. A vest is pretty packable but I like to minimise the kit I need to carry. A helmet is a proper faff. I get your point, but it'...
by Bez
17 Jun 2019, 11:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights
Replies: 69
Views: 2760

Re: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights

To be honest I'd have thought the pragmatic solution would be that if Brittany Ferries feel the need to enforce their guidelines then they could have a stock of hi-viz vests and hard hats (as worn by port/ship staff) available, which could be handed out to anyone passing through without their own an...
by Bez
17 Jun 2019, 11:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights
Replies: 69
Views: 2760

Re: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights

I've been on the ferries several times (via Portsmouth, St Malo and Ouistreham) since this advice came in and it's not been an issue for me or anyone else either in daylight or at night; and on some trips there have been quite a lot of people cycling. No-one at check-in, on the loading area or on de...
by Bez
9 Jun 2019, 8:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin question
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Garmin question

mattsccm wrote:I think thats what I am doing.


As long as you end the previous activity before starting the TT, they should be recorded separately. Is that not what you find?
by Bez
9 Jun 2019, 5:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin question
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Garmin question

If you have auto start enabled, then when you get to your event, stop the activity, discard it (or save it if you prefer), switch profiles, and then auto start when you start the event. If you have it disabled, just don’t start the activity until you get to the start line having changed profiles sho...
by Bez
8 Jun 2019, 11:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wahoo Elemnt - simple question
Replies: 15
Views: 884

Re: Wahoo Elemnt - simple question

OK, just tested it. Created a route starting a few miles to the north of here and ending a few miles to the south, passing the end of my road. Downloaded the route and waited for a GPS fix, then started the route. At this point it asked me whether to navigate to the start of the route; I declined. I...
by Bez
8 Jun 2019, 8:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wahoo Elemnt - simple question
Replies: 15
Views: 884

Re: Wahoo Elemnt - simple question

I think when they say “Please be advised that there is no way to start a course half way through” there may be a bit of confusion. You can’t get it to calculate the navigation from the halfway point as such; it will always think you want to start at the beginning and will calculate a route according...