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by skrx
30 Jan 2009, 3:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Battery-free bike lights and railway stations
Replies: 20
Views: 1620

Why not just cover the light with your hand (or a glove) when on the platform?

Or maybe try and fit a switch somewhere...
by skrx
30 Jan 2009, 12:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Alphabetical Photographs
Replies: 189
Views: 15457

Multimap accepted the grid ref and went to a likely-looking place ;) I'd do Barnes, Chiswick, East Sheen, Feltham, Gunnersbury, Ham, Isleworth, Kew, Mortlake, North Sheen, Osterley, Putney, Richmond, Southfields, Twickenham, and Wandsworth on the way to/from work (very-ish!), but that'll have to wai...
by skrx
27 Jan 2009, 4:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Has anybody solved the problem of wearing glasses to ride?
Replies: 30
Views: 2902

I wear glasses all the time (I'm shortsighted, so without them I can't do important things like read roadsigns. I don't think it would be legal for me to drive a car without wearing them). If they're too loose, just take them to the opticians and ask them to adjust the frame slightly. My most recent...
by skrx
22 Jan 2009, 3:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Kensington Conference centre (London)
Replies: 5
Views: 366

I've lost my Kensington cycle map, but Kensington High Street has relatively recently been redone with nice paving, railings etc. Most of the railings were removed though, I'm not sure if any remain. I haven't been there since I started cycling, but I'd be surprised if there weren't any on-street st...
by skrx
22 Jan 2009, 3:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First RTA
Replies: 8
Views: 1000

Re: First RTA

What are the odds of my first RTA being with another cyclist?? I'm not sure -- but my first (very minor!) collision was with another cyclist yesterday. Although he was on a bike. (Well, he hit me, but that's because I wasn't looking enough and went into his path.) The road: The South Circular/Upper...
by skrx
13 Jan 2009, 2:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1131
Views: 331303

I'm new too! (Though I've made a couple of posts already.) I didn't cycle much as a teenager, since my parents didn't let me out of their sight :(. Now I'm 22 and I live in west London. Once I realised I'd save 15 minutes each way and £15 a week if I cycled to work and get a bit more fit and healthy...
by skrx
13 Jan 2009, 1:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Proposed Ammendments to Bicycles Safety Regs
Replies: 45
Views: 4938

It must be different in England then I think. I'm not aware that there is any hierarchy of outdoor users up here I've noticed that along the Thames Path (at least, through Richmond) there are the normal blue shared pedestrian/cyclist signs, but with "Pedestrian priority" written below the...
by skrx
12 Jan 2009, 4:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Most useless purchase ever?
Replies: 83
Views: 8385

Cateye halogen front light, can't remember the model number. A mate of mine got one for me for a fiver from the local market. First time out, it was raining. The bulb blew within 300 metres! Went to LBS for spare bulb. Cost? £5. There's a lesson for you! The CatEye TL-150 rear light. The sales pers...