- Road traffic laws too "lenient" say widows of cyclists killed on charity ride1 year 4 weeks agoSimmo72, I think you missed
Simmo72, I think you missed the satire in that comment.
- Segregated cycle lane planned for £600m east London bridge1 year 4 weeks agoLeodis wrote:Yet more UKLeodis wrote:
Yet more UK taxpayers money spent on London with the odd scraps thrown to elsewhere.
Sod all to do with "UK taxpayers", it's a Transport for London project not the national Highway Agency and following the consultation last year it appears near certain it will be financed as a toll bridge.
- Video: Backtracker uses radar technology to warn of approaching vehicles1 year 4 weeks agoUnless you are riding in a
Unless you are riding in a segregated bicycle path, there will be cars up your arse practically all the time, and there is nothing you can do about it.
You might as well have a sticker on the handlebars with printed text on it stating "there is traffic behind you. It includes several car drivers who want you to just go away somehow".
That would be correct more than 90% of the time.
If you have a radar device such as this and it tells you there is a vehicle behind you, it affords you no advantage over looking over your shoulder, or just paying no heed whatsoever to whatever is behind you. What are you supposed to do when it tells you that there is traffic behind you? Accelerate away from it? Pull in to the gutter and let it squeeze past you with the usual 6mm of space?
- Road traffic laws too "lenient" say widows of cyclists killed on charity ride1 year 4 weeks agodreamlx10dreamlx10 wrote:Peowpeowpeowlasers wrote:
If a person has a track record of driving poorly and kills someone, they should be permanently banned from driving. Forever.
And how is the motoring and fuel industry supposed to make their profits if we start taking drivers off the roads ? Cyclists don't buy cars and fuel, we don't count, end of story.
WTF? We are talking about drivers that kill or maim people whilst driving dangerously. thats less than 0.0001% of the driving population. Cyclists pay income tax, income tax is used to maintain and build roads....are you really that blinkered or just trolling?
- Video: Backtracker uses radar technology to warn of approaching vehicles1 year 4 weeks agoSo what is the reaction
So what is the reaction supposed to be to the warning? You'll look behind before making a manouvre (or use a mirror) and then act accordingly, but what do you do when a car is identified speeding behind you? It will need to be used in conjunction with a Teleporter, beam me up Scotty.
- Contents of vial that fell from rider's pocket during Paris-Roubaix prove innocent1 year 4 weeks agoif its not banned its not an
if its not banned its not an issue. simple. the moment you start going into the morality of taking anything that isn't banned then where do you draw the line? should any of us chug an espresso or slurp a high 5 sports drink.
Any sport especially physical and or endurance, not just cycling will have people taking whatever is not banned, its the way of the world.
- Orica-GreenEdge's Daryl Impey tests positive for banned diuretic1 year 4 weeks agoand so it begins ......
and so it begins ......
- Improve performance/speed how1 year 4 weeks agoShades wrote:I've just beenShades wrote:
I've just been in France for 2 weeks and did 8 rides of varying distance (climbs, flat, heat!, altitude all included). Was on my first day back of commuting and was absolutely flying!...and I'm on a steel bike so nothing special in the weight/aero 'department'. Got into the top 50 (out of 1000) on a Strava segment so was pretty pleased.
I'd say this too, varied training makes the biggest overall difference. Might not be what you need for your Richmond Park challenge but it will on Ride London. You also need to look at recovery; some day(s) off the bike, some days riding for a couple of hours at 65% of your max HR, roughly. Both of these will help long term.
I'm doing Ridelondon too, and I know if I do any cycling in the week before (after Sunday August 3rd) it will have to be very gentle and not far.
- Orica-GreenEdge's Daryl Impey tests positive for banned diuretic1 year 4 weeks agocunt
- Video: Backtracker uses radar technology to warn of approaching vehicles1 year 4 weeks agoThink I'm with what seems to
Think I'm with what seems to be the majority.
I don't really get it!
- iBike Newton PowerStroke1 year 4 weeks agoInteresting.
I do wonder how
I do wonder how you quantify the different road surface friction levels though.
- Awesome stickers update: they sold out, more on the way... plus get free ones!1 year 4 weeks agoAs I don't have mudguards
As I don't have mudguards because they are ridiculously uncool and unecessary extra weight, I wonder if I might have about a dozen of the business card sized ones to put in my spokes to make me sound like a motorbike and thereby increase both my visibility and audibility (if that's a word)?
- Segregated cycle lane planned for £600m east London bridge1 year 4 weeks agoOldRidgeback wrote:Al__SOldRidgeback wrote:Al__S wrote:
When the second Blackwall tunnel was built, the amount of traffic using the Blackwall tunnels route more than doubled in a couple of years. This was far, far beyond background traffic growth in the rest of London, let alone the rest of the country. "Build it and they will come" has always applied with roads capacity.
London's population has grown a great deal in the last 20 years and so has the number of vehicles being driven in the city and registered in the whole of the UK. Constricting traffic flow in a particular area will hinder economic development. There are better ways too to encourage people to switch from personal motor vehicle transport to cycling or public transport, but that's something else entirely. And in any case, London's public transport system is over-used as it is as anyone who uses it regularly will attest.
- anyone know how to carve data out of strava ?1 year 4 weeks agoI would be inclined to think
I would be inclined to think that you should leave the file as it is. If you alter the data, a smart solicitor would ask "so which other parts of the data did you alter?" and suddenly your evidence is invalid. You could expand the privacy zone in order to crop off a larger part of the beginning/end. Is there a particular reason why you don't want them to see the rest of the ride activity?
- "Sick" David Millar unhappy at being cut from Garmin-Sharp's Tour de France line-up1 year 4 weeks agoCharly Wegelius is knob....
Charly Wegelius is knob.... road worlds madrid.........
- Orica-GreenEdge's Daryl Impey tests positive for banned diuretic1 year 4 weeks agoImpey wasn't named in their
Impey wasn't named in their Tour squad.
As they only announced their team yesterday, perhaps they knew this was coming and this is the reason for a) Him not being named and b) Them being the last to announce?
- Video: Backtracker uses radar technology to warn of approaching vehicles1 year 4 weeks agoTwo questions come to
Two questions come to mind
What the hell are we supposed to do once the warning box is fully lit up?
Surely this should be fitted as standard to the front of all motor vehicles with an audible warning such as " Brake brake brake. Oh stuff you, you daft pillock. Go ahead and have an accident. Just don't say I didn't warn you!"
- Orica-GreenEdge's Daryl Impey tests positive for banned diuretic1 year 4 weeks agoBad news but does this mean
Bad news but does this mean Adam Yates will get a ride in the Tour now, alongside Simon?
- Road traffic laws too "lenient" say widows of cyclists killed on charity ride1 year 4 weeks agoYou only have to look at the
You only have to look at the websites of "driver groups", one of which bills itself as a "road safety group" to see shameless opposition to mandatory speed limits and camera enforcement. Add in their opposition to punishing the outcome of bad driving - they want only the nature of the bad driving to be punished. Regular talk of the police "persecuting" drivers - as if! We must counter these odious people and fight for justice for all road victims.
- Road traffic laws too "lenient" say widows of cyclists killed on charity ride1 year 4 weeks agoPlease take 30 seconds to
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- Video: Backtracker uses radar technology to warn of approaching vehicles1 year 4 weeks agoOn the one hand its a bit
On the one hand its a bit like the NASA space pen - ie just use a mirror.
On the other hand I would replace the LED head unit with an app for a phone or just an audio alarm. I already have enough on my bars and there would not be enough room for another gadget.
- anyone know how to carve data out of strava ?1 year 4 weeks agoThank you for the replies.
Thank you for the replies.
I am thankfully unharmed as I instinctively knew the minicab driver was a tosser (high revs, attempting to overtake me in primary and on an inappropriate section of the road approaching a left turn junction) and was able to drop the anchor and swerve.
I contacted the minicab firm with a reg plate time and description of the incident and invited them to look into it. They basically said piss off and take it to the police, so I have, along with their instructions and hopefully the gps data is of some use.
- Video: Backtracker uses radar technology to warn of approaching vehicles1 year 4 weeks agoSubstitute rocket launcher
Substitute rocket launcher for gravel chip launcher and you're talking my language.
- Trek launch superlight Émonda road bike1 year 4 weeks agoAlso - if they are doing
Also - if they are doing hydraulic discs these days why could they not simply use a magura type caliper if they wanted a more powerful rim brake?
- Road traffic laws too "lenient" say widows of cyclists killed on charity ride1 year 4 weeks agoI agree. Pleading guilty, or
I agree. Pleading guilty, or to be found guilty, on a charge of Death by Dangerous Driving(which lets face it is as close to a charge of Murder as you'll find) should carry a mandatory Life Time Driving ban.