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by worthers
1 May 2009, 2:39pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should we report dangerous drivers to the Police?
Replies: 29
Views: 3182

Re: Should we report dangerous drivers to the Police?

Just to add my story - a car hit me on a roundabout a few months back, knocked me flying, and smashed up my bike. The driver didn't stop but I got the registration number and a good description of the very distinctive vehicle. I also had an independent witness, who happened to be a driving instructo...
by worthers
28 Apr 2009, 1:11pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: cap insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 1394

Re: cap insurance

I don't know the insurance rules, but in my opinion, good safe practice would be no more than an maximum of 6 children per instructor. Like moultoneer, I personally don't like working with a ratio of more than 4 children per instructor. The age and ability of the children, and where you're planning ...
by worthers
25 Apr 2009, 11:47am
Forum: On the road
Topic: the comute
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Re: the comute

fossil wrote:as a build up to doing the IOW Rondannee
I thought i would add a bit to my journey home yesterday
Likewise :mrgreen: Added a very enjoyable loop through some beautiful countryside. All ready for the big day.
by worthers
20 Apr 2009, 1:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Right Turn at Busy Roundabouts
Replies: 21
Views: 1364

Re: Right Turn at Busy Roundabouts

...not wanting to be a mobile road block. Hmmm, well it's always good to be as courteous as possible, so well done for that, but do remember, you're not holding up the traffic - you are the traffic. And if you're taking the lane to deal with the roundabout then you won't be delaying their journey b...
by worthers
20 Apr 2009, 10:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tax on Chocolate!
Replies: 30
Views: 1492

Re: Tax on Chocolate!

I love really dark chocolate, and I eat absolutely loads of it. I'm office-bound today and there's a Waitrose next door, so I might go buy a buy some of that "Venezuela Black" that montmorency mentions...or just any other bar of dark chocolate...I'll feedback later. This topic needs to be ...
by worthers
16 Apr 2009, 10:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bike hire in Malta
Replies: 15
Views: 614

Re: Bike hire in Malta

Glad to hear you enjoyed it out there Mick. If you'd like to borrow a bike (proper one :wink: ) or fancy meeting up for a ride next time you visit then drop me a PM 8)
by worthers
15 Apr 2009, 12:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bike hire in Malta
Replies: 15
Views: 614

Re: Bike hire in Malta

Hi guys, Here's another of the bike stands, this time in a nice blue-y colour. Can you guess where this one is, Worthers? Blue Bike.jpg Ooooooh, tricky! The annoying thing is that I definitely recognise it but I just can't place it! I'm gonna hazard a guess at the Lower Barrakka gardens in Valletta...
by worthers
11 Apr 2009, 10:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bike hire in Malta
Replies: 15
Views: 614

Re: Bike hire in Malta

Mick F wrote:And Yes, well spotted Worthers, it's outside Mdina!
Ahhh, I've still got it 8) Made my day that has :mrgreen:
by worthers
9 Apr 2009, 4:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bike hire in Malta
Replies: 15
Views: 614

Re: Bike hire in Malta

Nice shot Mick! Am I right in thinking those bikes are in Rabat, just outside Mdina? (used to live in Valletta...miss it... :( )
by worthers
7 Apr 2009, 11:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lidle Cycle Stuff Sale Thursday 9th Aprill
Replies: 43
Views: 1950

Re: Lidle Cycle Stuff Sale Thursday 9th Aprill

Si wrote:Yes, let's get back to having a go at the uni-pannierists :twisted:
Hear hear! :mrgreen: It's those mono-bagged barely-balanced bikers who are the real scourge of the roads! :wink:
by worthers
7 Apr 2009, 11:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lidle Cycle Stuff Sale Thursday 9th Aprill
Replies: 43
Views: 1950

Re: Lidle Cycle Stuff Sale Thursday 9th Aprill

Oi oi, enough unicycle bashing you lot! :D Thou shalt not forget that this is the "Cyclists" Touring Club; we do not judge on the quantity of wheels here! Uni's, bikes, trikes and everthing in between! :wink:
by worthers
6 Apr 2009, 9:30am
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Silliest Comment You've Had...
Replies: 76
Views: 4102

Re: The Silliest Comment You've Had...

I've haven't had many comments when I've been out biking, but when I unicycle to work the spiel is non-stop! Everyone's a joker!

"You've lost half your bike!"
"Let's see you do a wheelie mate!"
"Look - no hands!"
"Half price bike was it?"

:roll:
by worthers
3 Apr 2009, 3:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: White lines-better without?
Replies: 17
Views: 977

Re: White lines-better without?

If you're interested in the "naked road" theories and other unusual traffic engineering then you should take a look at the work of Hans Monderman and Ben Hamilton-Baillie.
by worthers
3 Apr 2009, 1:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: White lines-better without?
Replies: 17
Views: 977

Re: White lines-better without?

There was that interesting study a while back where signs, kerbs etc. were removed in a Dutch town. The claimed result was a reduction in traffic speeds. I'm sure somebody will be along shortly with a link to it shortly.... (would look myself but have to get to the post office!) That study was cond...
by worthers
2 Apr 2009, 2:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tarts Snickers - Tasty Treat!
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: Tarts Snickers - Tasty Treat!

Mmm, thanks Mary, those sound great! Probably a fantastic energy snack too. I saw an American recipe for Peanut Butter and Jelly (jam, to us Brits) Bars - I'm going to cook up a tray next week :D