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by PRL
26 Dec 2017, 5:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trouser clips
Replies: 34
Views: 2105

Re: Trouser clips

[XAP]Bob wrote:Ron hill tracksters...

Straps under the heels so the trousers done go anywhere...


Fine when one is "going cycling" ; but they don't really go with a dinner jacket. (Choir uniform)
by PRL
24 Dec 2017, 10:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trouser clips
Replies: 34
Views: 2105

Trouser clips

Now that trousers tend not to have turn-ups and seem to be getting slippier old-fashioned cycle clips (if you can find them) tend to slip down to let the hem get mangled in the chainwheel. ( the right hand led seems to be most prone to slipping on the butter-side-down principle). There is always the...
by PRL
24 Dec 2017, 10:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Thorn resistant tyres?
Replies: 57
Views: 3397

Re: Thorn resistant tyres?

rmurphy195 wrote:And there was me thinking the new-fangled chunky mountain bike tyres were tougher :shock:


I discovered the error of that thinking some years ago on a bridlepath just as the sun was setting. The rubber is pretty thin between the chunks isn't it ? :oops:
by PRL
24 Dec 2017, 9:53pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 20mph zones "More dangerous."
Replies: 35
Views: 2256

Re: 20mph zones "More dangerous."

Isn't there an Independent Press Standards Organisation that a complaint could be sent to if the statistics are dodgy and misleading? According to 20's Plenty , the original (with devious summary) report was from Bath council, which the local press picked up on, helped by a local politician. AKA mo...
by PRL
23 Dec 2017, 1:27pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 20mph zones "More dangerous."
Replies: 35
Views: 2256

Re: 20mph zones "More dangerous."

There is an interesting thread over on YACF about this. This is one of the posts: http://www.20splenty.org/banes-report takes the lack of statistical rigour apart very nicely. Lack of statistical rigour is an understatement. The total injuries went down significantly. By breaking the region up into...
by PRL
8 Dec 2017, 7:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What app for commuting route
Replies: 18
Views: 1256

Re: What app for commuting route

Downloading Osmand now to try. Dave Osmand is good but a confusing interface. Not sure about the auto routing. Phone only so you have use another program on your computer to plan in. . Osmand does become more intuitive the more that you use it. To be charitable they do get of lot of options in. The...
by PRL
8 Dec 2017, 7:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New section of A30 to be an 'Expressway'
Replies: 34
Views: 2301

Re: New section of A30 to be an 'Expressway'

. . . the British way has been to make piecemeal 'improvements' to existing main roads. Result: Britain has less than half as many miles of actual motorway compared to anywhere comparable, and a whole lot of 'improved' roads that are ripe for the banning of cycling - with nowhere else for cyclists ...
by PRL
5 Dec 2017, 8:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What app for commuting route
Replies: 18
Views: 1256

Re: What app for commuting route

I use Osmand for actually telling me which way to go. It will make a good shot a getting from A to B in the UK (choose walking, cycling, driving) but also import routes from other sources (eg Cycle Streets which gives you options) although then you get "passing GPS waypoint" at frequent in...
by PRL
27 Nov 2017, 5:32pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Ofo and YouGov study press for segregated tracks
Replies: 15
Views: 1553

Re: Ofo and YouGov study press for segregated tracks

People who don't cycle are often scared of what's not scary! I often talk with work colleagues who tell me this bit or other on my commute must be scary which usually is completely at odds with the bits that are scary! Yes - this makes planning tricky. You want to make routes attractive to people w...
by PRL
27 Nov 2017, 5:28pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Ofo and YouGov study press for segregated tracks
Replies: 15
Views: 1553

Re: Ofo and YouGov study press for segregated tracks

IMO UK roads are a hostile environment for cyclists,at best we're tolerated and at worst despised by motorists. True. But the best response to this is surely to segregate the motorists not punish the cyclists by removing them from our streets. By the way, there are lots of intermediate steps that w...
by PRL
14 Nov 2017, 5:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Music while you ride!
Replies: 7
Views: 953

Re: Music while you ride!

Surely they'd have to all play the same song and sync it very well, otherwise no one would be able to hear anything clearly???? Anyhoo, having suffered the joys of doing a HSBC City ride and getting stuck behind the bloke with the music trailer I'd rather listen to nature/traffic/my own thoughts/et...
by PRL
14 Nov 2017, 5:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: London: pedestrians and cycling
Replies: 15
Views: 1947

Re: London: pedestrians and cycling

and here - https://lcc.org.uk/articles/oxford-street-is-sadiq-saying-no-to-cycling seems to be shooting them selves in the foot - Oxford st is a rather long road, I would never want to walk the length especially with shopping so I bet shopping will go down as shoppers visit only one shop at a time....
by PRL
14 Nov 2017, 4:53pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Two stage right turn and bus bypass
Replies: 42
Views: 3294

Re: Two stage right turn and bus bypass

I have no problem with buses keeping to times - more non-cyclists choosing buses = fewer cars ; but overtaking buses at stops is always problematic. Drivers either indicate to pull out but wait for any possible overtaking traffic ( a pain if you have pulled in behind) or indicate and pull out simult...
by PRL
8 Nov 2017, 8:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle route 22
Replies: 5
Views: 941

Re: Cycle route 22

Sounds fun. Is Sustrans route 22 supposed to be finished or were you looking at where it will be going ? There are those on here who have a rather negative attitude to Sustrans but any excuse to go cycling will do. These days I supplement maps (the Surrey Cycle Guides are good if you can still get h...
by PRL
8 Nov 2017, 5:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Two stage right turn and bus bypass
Replies: 42
Views: 3294

Re: Two stage right turn and bus bypass

Turning right at the north end of Vauxhall bridge a while ago in the dusk I did a 2 stage turn without the markings. My guess would be that few cyclists enjoy forcing their way across 3 lanes of traffic and then getting stuck in the middle.