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by gilesjuk
1 Dec 2011, 11:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do I need a folder?
Replies: 33
Views: 3071

Re: Do I need a folder?

Electric bike might help with being able ride more. Still better than using a car in terms of cost and pollution. I have a folder as my papers get disorganised otherwise :) but joke aside the Dahon gets an outing now and then. Although last time I went to blow up the tyres and the tube split, so its...
by gilesjuk
28 Nov 2011, 11:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists 'urged to get insurance' by ABI
Replies: 53
Views: 4211

Re: Cyclists 'urged to get insurance' by ABI

Maybe when they stop this persoal injury madness the premiums can fall. People are hounded into making false or exagerated claims. A work colleague reversed into a taxi at about 2mph and they claimed whiplash lol. The insurers investigated the taxi driver for fraud.
by gilesjuk
28 Nov 2011, 3:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: No lights, no sense
Replies: 12
Views: 1221

Re: No lights, no sense

Their lawlessness is deliberate. It is them rebelling against the rules and being told what to do.
by gilesjuk
26 Nov 2011, 9:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Obstructing the Cycle Lane - You Couldn't Make It Up
Replies: 64
Views: 10949

Re: Obstructing the Cycle Lane - You Couldn't Make It Up

Under freedom of information law you can get information on the decision.
by gilesjuk
26 Nov 2011, 4:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists 'urged to get insurance' by ABI
Replies: 53
Views: 4211

Re: Cyclists 'urged to get insurance' by ABI

thirdcrank wrote: The potential for really serious injuries followed by a megabucks claim is greater with motor vehicles, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't exist lower down the food chain.


Well, the passenger compensation isn't applicable since most bikes don't carry passengers.
by gilesjuk
26 Nov 2011, 4:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists 'urged to get insurance' by ABI
Replies: 53
Views: 4211

Re: Cyclists 'urged to get insurance' by ABI

It's the start of bigger things. As soon as cyclists are forced to have insurance it will be registration next. These things are being pushed by greedy lawyers and motorists lobby groups. It's nothing to do with road safety. You've only got to look at student fees to see how they can grow from a sma...
by gilesjuk
24 Nov 2011, 11:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: why no lights?
Replies: 106
Views: 6505

Re: why no lights?

Was waiting to turn left at the traffic lights and some ninja cyclists turned into the road. No lights, cheap mountain bikes and black clothes. They shouted to me "turn your lights off". Bear in mind this was about 5.45pm. People like that seem to have a problem with laws and authority. Yo...
by gilesjuk
24 Nov 2011, 3:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Obstructing the Cycle Lane - You Couldn't Make It Up
Replies: 64
Views: 10949

Re: Obstructing the Cycle Lane - You Couldn't Make It Up

There's a load of roadwork warning signs along the cycle lane I sometimes use. There's no grass verge just a cycle lane and pedestrian lane.

I can only assume that they feel it is safer for a cyclist to move into a pedestrian lane rather than the reverse.
by gilesjuk
23 Nov 2011, 12:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Commuting: Quicker but maybe not faster
Replies: 8
Views: 646

Re: Commuting: Quicker but maybe not faster

Uphill you're limited by your fitness mainly. On the flat you're limited by a combination of aerodynamics and fitness. Even the fittest person on the planet can't go beyond a specific speed without reducing the drag factor. So doing hills tends to offer a lot more as you're unlikely (except in stron...
by gilesjuk
20 Nov 2011, 12:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Giving celebs another chance doesn't work
Replies: 16
Views: 945

Giving celebs another chance doesn't work

Why not ban them the first time?

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-storie ... -23574314/

Makes you wonder how "Mr Loophole" keeps managing to get them off the charge.
by gilesjuk
18 Nov 2011, 2:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: did this man avoid jail or not?
Replies: 16
Views: 1583

Re: did this man avoid jail or not?

I guess you could say that everyone has to obey the law or they get a jail term (for crimes that are serious enough for it). But the difference between someone on a suspended sentence and someone who isn't is that the person on a suspended sentence will be captured and sent to prison without a trial...
by gilesjuk
12 Nov 2011, 1:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: winter cycling
Replies: 33
Views: 3309

Re: winter cycling

Are tricycles better or worse in snow? I'm guessing they don't fall over but may spin around?
by gilesjuk
10 Nov 2011, 8:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another driver cleared
Replies: 68
Views: 6658

Another driver cleared

Not sure if this has been posted already: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-15686419 Seems like a shockingly bad verdict. How can a van driver who was speeding and on a hand-free mobile (legal, but a distraction) be cleared of causing death by dangerous driving? While the cyclist p...
by gilesjuk
7 Nov 2011, 11:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Single out
Replies: 68
Views: 3515

Re: Single out

Personally I think learners should pull over and let me pass, especially the really hesitant ones who miss about 10 chances to pull out. But I don't post it on driving forums.

I wouldn't give a toss if I held up a learner. There should be a quota for driving licences too.
by gilesjuk
6 Nov 2011, 9:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Giant pothole (Wonersh)
Replies: 10
Views: 642

Re: Giant pothole (Wonersh)

I'm guessing it was dark? I'm sure that will be mentioned when trying to claim. "Get some better lights" and so on.

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