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by The utility cyclist
23 Jan 2017, 11:42pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Simplification to cut through the mis-perceptions?
Replies: 156
Views: 6693

Re: Simplification to cut through the mis-perceptions?

Except intra cranial bleeding/TBIs of any significance are not prevented by plastic hats, the amount of people saying a helmet prevented brain injury appear to number tens of thousands in the UK alone, more than the number of brain injuries sustained before plastic hats, it's not really difficult to...
by The utility cyclist
18 Jan 2017, 10:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car Up or Car Back?
Replies: 21
Views: 2258

Re: Car Up or Car Back?

well, yeah, calling "car up/down/back/front" isn't particularly useful unless there's something to be done as a result. Exactly this, What situations require you to be changing your road position/approach anywhere in the pack (with respect to these calls)? Motorvehicles coming from behind...
by The utility cyclist
17 Jan 2017, 9:11pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Simplification to cut through the mis-perceptions?
Replies: 156
Views: 6693

Re: Simplification to cut through the mis-perceptions?

The apparent reasons for wearing a helmet are simple: Wear a helmet to save your head. No one wants a head injury. The reasons for not wearing a helmet are complex and can be difficult to understand. . No, really they aren't, I've never worn one (in 33 years of road cycling since a teen) and the re...
by The utility cyclist
16 Jan 2017, 9:42pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: France proposed bicycle helmet law for kids under 12
Replies: 22
Views: 2354

Re: France proposed bicycle helmet law for kids under 12

Reported numbers I saw for France were 281 TBIs per 100,000 population circa 2010, based on the population of the time that gives you about 172,000 TBIs annually covering all aspects of life. This I found from the US: https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/get_the_facts.html Among TBI-related deat...
by The utility cyclist
15 Jan 2017, 7:36pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: France proposed bicycle helmet law for kids under 12
Replies: 22
Views: 2354

Re: France proposed bicycle helmet law for kids under 12

done deal, Euro 135 fine. :twisted: no fines for kids without helmets walking or in motors, typical BS! UK child cycling deaths in 2014, 6 (not all solely to head injuries) Child deaths in UK due to head trauma, circa 3000, mortality rate of 6.1% from circa 50,000 cases. In the UK, 50,000 children a...
by The utility cyclist
13 Jan 2017, 4:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: WMP blog on cycle safety
Replies: 36
Views: 6962

Re: WMP blog on cycle safety

As I've posted on another forum; With all due respect to the officer writing the piece, why would he suggest that people on bikes should have double the amount of lighting as the "best option"? By saying "Personally I have two front lights and 3 to the rear." anything less than t...
by The utility cyclist
13 Jan 2017, 12:56pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: "You wear a hat, why not wear a helmet?"
Replies: 200
Views: 10340

Re: "You wear a hat, why not wear a helmet?"

Wouldn't wearing a helmet in that environment more likely identify you as someone with an expensive bike worth pinching/assaulting you for thus you increase the chances of you being attacked. Similarly how the po-po can easily pick you out in the traffic for non helmet wearing, easy targets amongst ...
by The utility cyclist
10 Jan 2017, 10:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: modern cycle light
Replies: 71
Views: 7749

Re: modern cycle light

why worry so much about cars, particularly low slung sports types, the motor industry is clearly not interested in safety, nor are the police or the government and certainly not the majority of individual motorists when it comes to blinding lights, sporty types the least! Why is it that99.9999% of m...
by The utility cyclist
9 Jan 2017, 10:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclists demonised in paper, todays metro
Replies: 44
Views: 4559

Re: Cyclists demonised in paper, todays metro

"man up"...just lol, my comment wasn't inappropriate, it was a fair comment on what happens with respect to people on bikes in similar situations What isn't appropriate and clearly the moderators are fine with is inflammatory comments deliberately targetting a poster that Reohn2 posted at ...
by The utility cyclist
9 Jan 2017, 1:32pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: "You wear a hat, why not wear a helmet?"
Replies: 200
Views: 10340

Re: "You wear a hat, why not wear a helmet?"

Insurance companies always do that as they think they can get away with levering a % of blame onto the victim. They use fear of no payment despite knowing full well they've no chance in court but they'll do anything they can to mitigate criminal driving and the responsibility of others. Simply put t...
by The utility cyclist
7 Jan 2017, 4:38pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclists demonised in paper, todays metro
Replies: 44
Views: 4559

Re: Cyclists demonised in paper, todays metro

If the victim had been wearing a helmet surely they would still be alive, only got themselves to blame... :roll: crass in the extreme :? :evil: This type of reporting will always fan the flames, we already know that people liken people on bikes to devils spawn. To some people that's true,but then s...
by The utility cyclist
6 Jan 2017, 4:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclists demonised in paper, todays metro
Replies: 44
Views: 4559

Re: Cyclists demonised in paper, todays metro

If the victim had been wearing a helmet surely they would still be alive, only got themselves to blame... :roll: This type of reporting will always fan the flames, we already know that people liken people on bikes to devils spawn. This isn't even a cycling statistic is it, the act did not happen whi...
by The utility cyclist
6 Jan 2017, 3:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Continental grandprix 4 seasons
Replies: 20
Views: 3320

Re: Continental grandprix 4 seasons

Hi The utility cyclist wrote I bet you there was a vast difference in rolling resistance right? Tour magazine did some tests in 2007. 35km/h, 85kg system weight, 7.5 bar: GP4S 53.90W rolling resistance GP4000s 34.30W rolling resistance Both tyres resisted a Burin puncture test for 3 minutes, at whi...
by The utility cyclist
5 Jan 2017, 5:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 100 mile a day commute?
Replies: 95
Views: 14204

Re: 100 mile a day commute?

This in absolute spades. Mine is 14 miles each way, relatively hilly (can't do less than 600' ascent inwards, 800' homewards). Especially during the winter I tend to take the train for most of it, leaving a total of 10 miles to ride at each end of each train. The full 30 takes a toll. You wake up n...