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by Mike Sales
13 Jan 2020, 3:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Reduce wind noise when wearing headphones?
Replies: 89
Views: 6982

Re: Reduce wind noise when wearing headphones?

I don't want to underestimate the benefits of rear-view mirrors (RVM) - they are fairly recent additions to my cycling, and they are a boon - very much so. However, I don't have my eyes on them all the time - if I did I wouldn't be looking where I was going. I HEAR an HGV behind me, and for the sak...
by Mike Sales
13 Jan 2020, 3:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Can you hear something?
Replies: 34
Views: 827

Re: Can you hear something?

What I can hear is the field adjacent being ploughed. They work the land hard here.

Last year a bird-scarer explosion fired at regular and frequent intervals.
by Mike Sales
13 Jan 2020, 3:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Reduce wind noise when wearing headphones?
Replies: 89
Views: 6982

Re: Reduce wind noise when wearing headphones?

Did you miss the posts were I said "YVMV" and "it's you prerogative"? I'm not preaching or attempting to be self righteous,just pointing out my experience. No, I did not. I was just pointing out why I might see things differently, telling you what my experience is. I was trying ...
by Mike Sales
13 Jan 2020, 2:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Reduce wind noise when wearing headphones?
Replies: 89
Views: 6982

Re: Reduce wind noise when wearing headphones?

I'm merely pointing out that driving is a different experience to cycling for the reasons given,but because of that minority of poor and dangerous drivers I as a cyclist I feel I quite a part from the added pleasure of unfettered pleasure hearing gives me whilst cycling I need all my senses and wit...
by Mike Sales
13 Jan 2020, 2:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Reduce wind noise when wearing headphones?
Replies: 89
Views: 6982

Re: Reduce wind noise when wearing headphones?

The distraction argument also applies to drivers. Quite! Though drivers also usually have 3 RVMs are sat in a comfortable space,unaffected by weather or a need to balance and without the fear/concern/worry of not being seen by other road users.As I posted up thread a car is a completely different e...
by Mike Sales
13 Jan 2020, 2:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Reduce wind noise when wearing headphones?
Replies: 89
Views: 6982

Re: Reduce wind noise when wearing headphones?

A strategy equally available to those with good hearing. Personally, even when I hear nothing, I still use my eyes to confirm it is safe to change my line, or whatever. It would surely be foolhardy not to. Quite! But a deaf person has totally lost or never had their sense of hearing as a result un/...
by Mike Sales
13 Jan 2020, 1:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Reduce wind noise when wearing headphones?
Replies: 89
Views: 6982

Re: Reduce wind noise when wearing headphones?

I do (very roughly) 90% of my riding with ears free and unencumbered. I also rode without even trying earphones for about 90% of my years on this earth. Although I admit an imperfect memory, I can't recall how hearing traffic has made any significant improvement to my safety. (It's only 1 data-poin...
by Mike Sales
13 Jan 2020, 1:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where to go to flee b****t (This Madness) or jockxit
Replies: 83
Views: 1951

Re: Where to go to flee b****t (This Madness) or jockxit

We can learn from it and perhaps in some cases make reparations, but it is selectively applied. Think of the gradual whitewashing from Bristol of the Colston name. Very gradual! There's still Colston Street, the Colston Hall (which may rebrand but due to commercial sponsorship at least as much as r...
by Mike Sales
13 Jan 2020, 11:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Reduce wind noise when wearing headphones?
Replies: 89
Views: 6982

Re: Reduce wind noise when wearing headphones?

As son as she me one restricts the argument to cycling, it means the comparisons have undermined their argument. It is simple, a closed car window offers the same loss of audible input as headphones on medium volume I disagree on the grounds of vulnerability of cycling in traffic,cars lack the same...
by Mike Sales
13 Jan 2020, 11:47am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 73
Views: 1962

Re: Dogs

If by "be disciplined" you mean heed the usual rules of the road, those usual rules apply to all users of all public highways, whether motorists are among those users or not. Most of the basic ones pre-date the car. The road was very different before the coming of the car. When it began t...
by Mike Sales
13 Jan 2020, 11:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 73
Views: 1962

Re: Dogs

https://cmte.ieee.org/futuredirections/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2018/07/horse.jpg Can’t see too many pedestrians (or dogs) Mixing it up with the traffic in that photo! Our local paths have signs up saying ‘Show consideration for other path users’ which seems sensible to me. Just show a bit of un...
by Mike Sales
13 Jan 2020, 11:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 73
Views: 1962

Re: Dogs

You want equality for cyclists with the deference drivers get. I want equality for all, pedestrians, children, dogs even. If that equality for all was actually achieved then cyclists would be getting the same deference motorists got. You are concerned only with cycle/motor equality. If true convivi...
by Mike Sales
13 Jan 2020, 11:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 73
Views: 1962

Re: Dogs

Actually the idea that nobody had to get out of the way of a faster moving vehicle before cars were around is somewhat disproved by the existence of the post horn. Post coaches were rare, official vehicles given special privileges because they were on official business. Their need to have a special...
by Mike Sales
12 Jan 2020, 6:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 73
Views: 1962

Re: Dogs

I am suggesting that road users should behave in a human, civilised way. unlike the way drivers do now, and that roads should be like shared use facilities, where users make good allowance for each others' different behaviour: you are suggesting that shared facility users should behave like road use...
by Mike Sales
12 Jan 2020, 3:41pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping togs for men Guardian Style
Replies: 39
Views: 895

Re: Camping togs for men Guardian Style

Well, if that’s the type of person that the Guardian feels are its readers then my views on the Guardian are confirmed. Sad really, but (IMHO) it does confirm the stereotype of folk with more money than sense with little idea of what ordinary people actually do. I would caution you against taking t...