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by Jdsk
14 Jul 2020, 6:23pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Masks today, helmets tomorrow?
Replies: 117
Views: 2965

Re: Masks today, helmets tomorrow?

I cannot see any comparison between helmets (which are not in any circumstance compulsory in the UK) and wearing masks to stop the spread of a particular virulent and nasty disease which kills horribly. Ok, we don't know as much as we would like to know about how it spreads but who wants that risk?...
by Jdsk
14 Jul 2020, 6:20pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Masks today, helmets tomorrow?
Replies: 117
Views: 2965

Re: Masks today, helmets tomorrow?

Something like the first paragraph of the Wikipedia article would do fine for me: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risk_compensation Why is "homeostasis" better? But whatever the definition if you want to see if it's happening it's still necessary to go and look for it rather than assume it. ...
by Jdsk
14 Jul 2020, 6:09pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Masks today, helmets tomorrow?
Replies: 117
Views: 2965

Re: Masks today, helmets tomorrow?

Many helmet wearers say that they would not go cycling without a helmet. What is this but risk compensation? They believe that a helmet keeps the risk down to a level acceptable to them, but surely admit that the hat does not eliminate risk. That isn't the usual meaning of "risk compensation&q...
by Jdsk
14 Jul 2020, 5:51pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Masks today, helmets tomorrow?
Replies: 117
Views: 2965

Re: Masks today, helmets tomorrow?

Greenhalgh on masks, both evidence and policy:

"Face masks for the public during the covid-19 crisis"`
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1435

"Face coverings for the public: Laying straw men to rest"
https://doi.org/10.1111/jep.13415

Jonathan
by Jdsk
14 Jul 2020, 5:37pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Masks today, helmets tomorrow?
Replies: 117
Views: 2965

Re: Masks today, helmets tomorrow?

Risk compensation should always be considered as a possibility. But it then needs to be looked for to see if it's happening in the setting of interest. Not assumed because it supports one side of an argument. Masks and helmets are very different because masks probably protect other people . Jonathan
by Jdsk
14 Jul 2020, 3:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on kit for commuting and for baby bike seat
Replies: 24
Views: 642

Re: Advice on kit for commuting and for baby bike seat

It was this one: https://www.carradice.co.uk/bags/panniers/bike-bureau-pannier-black I only really wanted to pay up to £50 though in an ideal world but I liked the look of the long strap this one has! IMHO £99 is a lot to pay for a 26 L pannier. And, as above, I'd probably want something that went ...
by Jdsk
14 Jul 2020, 3:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on kit for commuting and for baby bike seat
Replies: 24
Views: 642

Re: Advice on kit for commuting and for baby bike seat

I have to say that my grand children are older than this, but isn't 10 months too young for a child seat? Also for a one-year-old facing a 15 minute commute in the depths of winter, I think a child trailer with weather protection is a better bet. Chris Juden on age and developmental maturity: https...
by Jdsk
14 Jul 2020, 3:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on kit for commuting and for baby bike seat
Replies: 24
Views: 642

Re: Advice on kit for commuting and for baby bike seat

There's usually no need to balance the load from side to side for this sort of use.

Have you got a link for that Carradice bag, please?

Jonathan

PS: I use a neoprene sleeve on the laptop rather than padding that's part of any bag.
by Jdsk
14 Jul 2020, 3:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hit from behind while commuting - advice please!
Replies: 82
Views: 3791

Re: Hit from behind while commuting - advice please!

If the immediate barrier to pursuing a claim is not being able to identify the driver I suggest having a look at what the Motor Insurers' Bureau can offer:
https://www.mib.org.uk/making-a-claim/claiming-against-an-untraced-driver/

Jonathan
by Jdsk
14 Jul 2020, 2:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hit from behind while commuting - advice please!
Replies: 82
Views: 3791

Re: Hit from behind while commuting - advice please!

superficial wrote:Sure:
On these circumstances we would say you were the proximate cause of the incident.

That's a very unusual statement from an insurer. Which company is it, please?

Thanks

Jonathan
by Jdsk
14 Jul 2020, 2:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hit from behind while commuting - advice please!
Replies: 82
Views: 3791

Re: Hit from behind while commuting - advice please!

Thanks.

And how is that incident identified: perhaps a vehicle registration, a date and time, a location, a name or an address? And their incident identifier?

Jonathan
by Jdsk
14 Jul 2020, 2:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hit from behind while commuting - advice please!
Replies: 82
Views: 3791

Re: Hit from behind while commuting - advice please!

superficial wrote:
Postboxer wrote:So are his insurers saying that you undertook him then swerved in front, or he was overtaking you and you swerved in front?

They are saying that I moved in front of him. They haven't given it that much thought.

Could we have a look at a copy of that, please?

Thanks

Jonathan
by Jdsk
14 Jul 2020, 1:20pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Evaluating the impact of cycle helmet use...
Replies: 133
Views: 3700

Re: Evaluating the impact of cycle helmet use...

I think we're probably in Furious Agreement here, but are really only differing semantically. I was meaning methodology there as in what the individual studies do, where I'd say you're looking at the broader "how we do science". Sort of the difference between strategy and tactics. Furious...
by Jdsk
14 Jul 2020, 12:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist/Pedestrian Collision Bow/E3 ( Pedestrian died )
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Re: Appeal after pedestrian dies following collision with bicycle in Tower Hamlets

Why do people persistently describe the Dalston cyclist as fleeing? He staggered off after being assaulted and knocked from his bicycle, not being under any legal obligation to stay, and presumably not being in any condition to assist his assailant. Which Dalston cyclist was that? Thomas Hanlon or ...