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by dan_b
2 Feb 2009, 2:47pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Liability Disclaimers
Replies: 23
Views: 4790

I don't think I've ever gone on a bike ride carrying a pen ...
by dan_b
1 Feb 2009, 10:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rickshaws in Central London
Replies: 9
Views: 743

Simon L6 wrote: The rickshaw riders are fearsomely fit

They need to be. I moved house on one of those bikes (in cargo bike configuration), and it really does take a bit of welly to get it rolling.
by dan_b
1 Feb 2009, 10:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rickshaws in Central London
Replies: 9
Views: 743

Indeed, not a month goes by when I don't silently give thanks that the Lib Dem mayoral candidate (aka LTDA stooge) isn't running the city. Given the Highway Code rule that you should allow cyclists as much room as you would a car when overtaking, I can't really see how they're holding up traffic muc...
by dan_b
30 Jan 2009, 11:16am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Please don't ride in the gutter!
Replies: 136
Views: 8619

hubgearfreak wrote:on weds, i was cycling a doors width away from a line of parked cars, when a tracksuited & baseball-capped fellow on a BSO came zooming past me and suggested :

"get in you clown"

Did you drop him?
by dan_b
29 Jan 2009, 11:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Baggies or lycra ?
Replies: 37
Views: 2387

wallyone wrote:Lycra should be banned from being visibly worn by anyone over 40.

I can think of at least one counterexample straight off the bat, but she's a good friend and I won't be posting photos...
by dan_b
29 Jan 2009, 3:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Baggies or lycra ?
Replies: 37
Views: 2387

Lycra for >5 miles. Whatever I happen to be wearing anyway if less than that
by dan_b
27 Jan 2009, 11:43pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Mike Burrows new bike
Replies: 31
Views: 4869

The 8freight is a pretty awesome piece of kit, ime. I just wish he'd build a four-wheeled version (we want to put heavy speakers up at head height, a two wheel bike's not stable for that)
by dan_b
27 Jan 2009, 6:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Reporting a driver who went through a red light
Replies: 31
Views: 2618

I will be pleased and surprised if anything happens as a result.

If the van was a commercial van I believe it is usually more productive to report to the company (who may well care about their reputation) who owns it than to the police (who probably will not prioritise following it up)
by dan_b
27 Jan 2009, 4:20pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Problem with Sustrans...
Replies: 147
Views: 14097

It's simple. Ride on the roads. The law is very clear about that. and then until we get all weather [sustrans] routes that take us where we actually want to go, anywhere we actually want to go they should be considered no more a highway than a bridlepath. I haven't checked the relevant legislation ...
by dan_b
23 Jan 2009, 5:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is it with mudguards?
Replies: 71
Views: 4401

And yet countries with the greatest per capita cycling use have the most practically equipped bikes. Granted, but getting that attitude here is going to take a real change in public opinion which won't happen. Current cyclists are "early adopters", and early adopters want to be seen to be...
by dan_b
23 Jan 2009, 4:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is it with mudguards?
Replies: 71
Views: 4401

I'm sure it's partly an image thing, but what's wrong with that? If you want to sell more people on the benefits of cycling, then appealing to the 'sport' image is a perfectly good way to do it - look at car ads. I'm sure most of the people who are going to be put off cycling by getting wet on guard...
by dan_b
23 Jan 2009, 4:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Will Hutton on This Week - scary stuff...
Replies: 31
Views: 1787

by dan_b
23 Jan 2009, 2:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Will Hutton on This Week - scary stuff...
Replies: 31
Views: 1787

Economists call it the "paradox of thrift" - if nobody spent any money and everyone saved, there would be a much smaller economy, and we'd all lose our jobs. And this is why I don't understand economics, because I can't see where the value in a continuously growing economy is coming from....
by dan_b
23 Jan 2009, 1:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The new CTC shop . . . is Wiggle !!
Replies: 94
Views: 9882

How would you respond to such an approach, if you were an LBS prorietor? I'd welcome it. A valuable source of promotion, an opportunity to contribute to the benefit of cycling in general, and the chance to get more people in through the door - what's to lose? I was an LCC member last year. I let it...
by dan_b
23 Jan 2009, 12:53am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cylists
Replies: 39
Views: 3564

tinkerbell7 wrote:And the cyclist lanes are CLEAN AND WELL KEPT

Which part of London is this? I must visit