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by Swizz69
15 Mar 2010, 8:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hi Viz - What's the story
Replies: 60
Views: 2756

Re: Hi Viz - What's the story

Maybe i'm cycling on another planet, but don't wear hi-viz (unless its chucking it down - yellow aldi waterproof :oops: ) and don't seem to suffer half as many bad experiences some on this thread seem to suffer. Even in black. What about about behaviour? How you ride? How you position yourself? How ...
by Swizz69
13 Mar 2010, 10:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: revolution country explorer
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: revolution country explorer

The steel frame is new for this year I think Mark. The old ally framed model seemed to be considered good value - google for reviews & search on here. The only negative point i've read was regarding the disk brakes requiring regular adjustment/pads wearing out when touring. That said, looks real...
by Swizz69
9 Mar 2010, 12:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hands free ....
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: Hands free ....

I once had a bluetooth headset that had an earbud & rubber loop to fit around your ear, that would take a lot to budge it & was water resistant. Unsure whether using one on a bike would be a good idea. I reckon hands-free's are almost as distracting as a regular phone in a car. Why not just ...
by Swizz69
7 Mar 2010, 8:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Rural roads
Replies: 20
Views: 1151

Re: Rural roads

Btw, lest we give any cycling newbies a fear for cycling

Phew, let's hope none of them read most of this thread then. All it's lacking is a few helmet & hi-vis piccys to reinforce the icing on the dangerous cake :shock:
by Swizz69
4 Mar 2010, 10:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Worst youtube clip i've seen...
Replies: 137
Views: 8213

Re: Worst youtube clip i've seen...

EdinburghFixed wrote: There is no doubt that by reducing his speed from 15mph to 10mph, or 5mph, magnatom could have ensured that any vehicle barging the roundabout would miss him. But what if he had joined the roundabout from a different entry point, and just happened to be in the same spot as the...
by Swizz69
4 Mar 2010, 5:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Worst youtube clip i've seen...
Replies: 137
Views: 8213

Re: Worst youtube clip i've seen...

Meic wrote: Notice when he got stopped in the middle, the cars following the lorry also took priority over the cyclist.

Yep, I couldn't believe that either :evil:
by Swizz69
4 Mar 2010, 5:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sharrows for road positioning
Replies: 11
Views: 2106

Re: Sharrows for road positioning

Cunobelin wrote: You certainly don't seem convinced. Not completely. The reason is that like a cycle lane, its just paint that puts a cyclist in a certain position on the road that may or may not be right for every occasion. Roads really are chaotic, not in an 'unsafe' way, but in the sense that ra...
by Swizz69
4 Mar 2010, 1:35pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sharrows for road positioning
Replies: 11
Views: 2106

Re: Sharrows for road positioning

tali42 wrote: In the common case where hell will freeze over before parking is removed to benefit cyclists, sharrows are probably better than nothing, and definitely better than a lane in the door zone. Probably cheaper than trying to educate motorists about the problem of the door zone, from a cyc...
by Swizz69
3 Mar 2010, 2:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclescheme suspended?
Replies: 17
Views: 2314

Re: Cyclescheme suspended?

Slightly OT, but.... I had a colleague who "mortgaged to the hilt" and bought a bike, computer, phone, and everything else she could on salary sacrifice. Then when she retired she found that as these are all "pre-tax" the actua taxable income had declined and it had affected her...
by Swizz69
2 Mar 2010, 10:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Winter woes
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Re: Winter woes

How do people ride without mudguards?

Just think of all the muck that you & your bicycle aren't wearing thanks to your mudguards :)
by Swizz69
27 Feb 2010, 7:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: ctc cycling election campaign is not ambitious
Replies: 15
Views: 1959

Re: ctc cycling election campaign is not ambitious

not ambitious

Not in the slightest.

Unless you live somewhere where cycling is already popular, you make a good point that 'double' might not be a lot.

It's achievable if nothing else :|
by Swizz69
25 Feb 2010, 8:17pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Decade of Cycling
Replies: 51
Views: 3240

Re: The Decade of Cycling

PS I've just spotted where the NCS went wrong. A majority of the cyclists in the illustrations are not wearing helmets.

OmG! Can I agree discretely without the H-issue taking over the thread? :mrgreen:

In fact, maybe the Active Travel Strategy will go wrong for the same reason :roll:
by Swizz69
25 Feb 2010, 8:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Decade of Cycling
Replies: 51
Views: 3240

Re: The Decade of Cycling

So why aren't there more utility cyclists? I'd say because its become so easy to own a car. As a family we find a car pretty useful, although walking locally as a family, and cycling locally when travelling alone instead of using the car has knocked 4000 miles off what I used to average in ours - a...
by Swizz69
25 Feb 2010, 6:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Decade of Cycling
Replies: 51
Views: 3240

Re: The Decade of Cycling

Who mentioned determined cycling enthusiast's or clothing? By 'decent range of gears' i'm talking 18 speed mtb or hybrid which are pretty average. Clothing wise, a trip to the town centre maybe a mile or two away isn't beyond what you could walk there in, and with mudguards even more so. By fitness,...