- Price matching1 year 31 weeks agoIt was 2 doors away and they
It was 2 doors away and they admitted they knew! Plus the sign on the counter said we price match. Nothing else.
Plus they stated, as clearly said, they'd only do it if I insisted!
The point was about willingness not technicality
- A Little Knowledge…1 year 31 weeks agoDid they say "laterally
Did they say "laterally stiff, yet vertically compliant"?
That's my fave. Not overused at all. Hell no.
- Amgen Tour of California1 year 31 weeks agoNice one Gkam
Nice one Gkam
- Price matching1 year 31 weeks agoBut Evans policy i believe,
But Evans policy i believe, is you need to prove the price elsewhere.Quote:
When price matching in-store please bring a print out of the competitors offer. As well as the listed competitors we’ll also price match specialist local competitors (visit your local store for details)
- Bow roundabout: "Nobody is to blame" for death of cyclist Svitlana Tereschenko says coroner1 year 31 weeks agoSo breaches of the highway
So breaches of the highway code are not going to be punished, is that what they are sayingQuote:
PC Christopher Thorne said that although the driver, Mr Shergill had been in breach of the Highway Code for using his phone and failing to indicate he was not breaking the law.
But I thought that Road Traffic Act was in place to cover this?Quote:
A failure on the part of a person to observe a provision of the Highway Code shall not of itself render that person liable to criminal proceedings of any kind but any such failure may in any proceedings (whether civil or criminal, and including proceedings for an offence under the Traffic Acts, the [1981 c. 14.] Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981 or sections 18 to 23 of the [1985 c. 67.] Transport Act 1985) be relied upon by any party to the proceedings as tending to establish or negative any liability which is in question in those proceedings
SO although breaching the Highway code is not a criminal offence, using those breaches they should have found that the liability was firmly at the door of the driver, for failing to indicate, whether or not he was on a phone. This STINKS if you ask me.
I've been in a car thats failed to indicate before, the blues and two's were straight on and pulled my friend over to explain that under section 103 of the Highway Code....blah blah blah, I'll quote it below, but he got a stern talking to about his driving and how it could constitute careless driving if anything were to happen by him failing to signal before his manoeuvre. If you cannot be punished for failing to signal, why have indicators on vehicle's in the first place. Why mark it down in a driving test?Quote:
Signals warn and inform other road users, including pedestrians (see 'Signals to other road users'), of your intended actions. You should always
give clear signals in plenty of time, having checked it is not misleading to signal at that time
use them to advise other road users before changing course or direction, stopping or moving off
cancel them after use
make sure your signals will not confuse others. If, for instance, you want to stop after a side road, do not signal until you are passing the road. If you signal earlier it may give the impression that you intend to turn into the road. Your brake lights will warn traffic behind you that you are slowing down
use an arm signal to emphasise or reinforce your signal if necessary. Remember that signalling does not give you priority
- Amgen Tour of California1 year 31 weeks agoIf you open each stage from
If you open each stage from here
Then scroll down and open stage log, you'll get something like this
Which lists the category of each climb in the red highlights
- Bow roundabout: "Nobody is to blame" for death of cyclist Svitlana Tereschenko says coroner1 year 31 weeks agoAnother let down by the
Another let down by the police and courts.
I'm amazed this hasn't resulted in causing death by careless driving given the driver was on the phone and wasn't indicating.
“There is every likelihood he didn’t see her,” PC Thorne told the inquest. “That is the crux of the matter.
If he hadn't been on the phone, there is every likelyhood he may have looked and seen her.
If he had been indicating, there is everylikelyhood she may have not positioned herself there.
- Amgen Tour of California1 year 31 weeks agoDoes anyone know the
Does anyone know the categories of any of the climbs?
As I have an inclining that the climbs on the first few stages arn't as severe as they may seem on the picture of the stage
- Specialized takes over neutral service role at Tour of Britain1 year 31 weeks agoCool.
But then I am a tad
But then I am a tad biased.
- Bow roundabout: "Nobody is to blame" for death of cyclist Svitlana Tereschenko says coroner1 year 31 weeks agoHmm, so two violations of the
Hmm, so two violations of the highway code and the driver isn't to blame at all? Interesting
For people who want more details the linked Evening Standard article has a lot more information.
For what it's worth I believe the design goals of the CS scheme (in a general sense) to be the primary issue in this case. Ms. Tereschenko was (totally understandably) moving herself to the place she felt safest; at the front of traffic and on the blue paint of CS7. In effect, it was the false feeling of security that the CS designs offer to less experienced cyclists that caused Ms. Tereschenko to move from what was actually a safe position (behind the lorry) to one in just to the left rear of the drivers cab. The CS design philosophy creates the image in the cyclists mind of a safe haven, whereas in reality they are nothing but road painted blue.
- Addison Lee to give its drivers cycle awareness training1 year 31 weeks agoIt's the result - hopefully
It's the result - hopefully better trained drivers and slightly safer roads for cyclists - that matters, even if Mr Griffin has been forced rather than talked into these measures.
Voices ARE being heard, we need to keep it up across the UK till anyone who fancies cycling is NOT put off due to fear for their safety.
- Addison Lee to give its drivers cycle awareness training1 year 31 weeks agoLooking at Mr Griffin I do
Looking at Mr Griffin I do have concerns for his health as it happens. He does not look a well man. Less alcohol and more exercise might help, and that's neither mockery nor personal insult. Tell you what, maybe he should start cycling to work.
- A Little Knowledge…1 year 31 weeks agoThey've a response on their
They've a response on their blog and their twitter feed says they've sold a few frames since! No mention of the wheel though.
- Bow roundabout: "Nobody is to blame" for death of cyclist Svitlana Tereschenko says coroner1 year 31 weeks agoOh FFS!
This is heart-breaking, demoralising and infuriating all at once.Quote:
... if the lorry had been indicating it might have given Ms Tereschenko some warning ...
Really?!?!? I wondered what those blinking lights were for - AND WHY THEIR USE IS REQUIRED BY LAW!
Seriously - time for a lie down in a darkened room
- Genesis Equilibrium and racks/panniers1 year 31 weeks agoM part do something similar -
M part do something similar - you can order them from wiggle. I've used them on a couple of MTB's when touring with no problems. Make sure you check the seatpost size first though.
- Waterproof jacket!!1 year 31 weeks agoWaterproof cape and
Waterproof cape and sou'wester. Can't beat them. Don't use a hood because they stop the moist air venting out through the neck.
Stiff sou'westers are much better than the floppy, foldable sort, but harder to stow away. And unfortunately, getting rather hard to get hold of these days. Even ships chandlers don't stock them any more.
- A Little Knowledge…1 year 31 weeks agoWe're all for cycling getting
We're all for cycling getting exposure on TV and i'm certainly not going to take the piss out of anyone for not looking cool on their bike but… letting Polly ride around the Monaco circuit with only a rear brake would not have been much of an advert for cycling if at any point she'd been forced to brake hard that could have been very nasty indeed.
- Amgen Tour of California1 year 31 weeks agoI imagine this race feels to
I imagine this race feels to me (being from America) like the Tour of Britain feels to many on this site.
This year's profile looks fascinating, because (like the Giro) the stages are just hard to categorize. Not sure there will be any classic bunch sprints. Last year there were two stages with several smaller climbs that were won by Peter Sagan (stage 5) and Matthew Goss (stage 8... Sagan was second).
Stages 1,3, and 4 especially resemble last year's stage 5 in difficulty, though the climbs this year are all considerably closer to the end of the stages and that could play a significant role.
That said, I can't imagine not having Peter Sagan on your team for the early stages at the very least.
As for the GC, it looks like Leipheimer will not race (still recovering from the broken leg), so Horner, Nibali and Van Garderen are certainly faves, but I would add either Danielson or Talansky from Garmin, possibly Nocentini from AG2R, and a couple of the US domestic team riders, Rory Sutherland from United Healthcare and Joseph Dombrowski from Bontrager Livestrong (who Lance Armstrong seriously jinxed yesterday by calling him the next great American climber).
Honestly, I'm not certain about Horner's form, but if I were to pick a favorite it is him. This race always seems to bring Americans to the top. If Garmin is riding for Talansky I would not be surprised if he were to win either.
- Addison Lee to give its drivers cycle awareness training1 year 31 weeks agoCarlton Reid wrote:It wasn'tCarlton Reid wrote:
It wasn't something they raised as a sop to me; I asked and the answer - and the research behind the answer - was credible. It makes total sense for Addison Lee to fit these cameras. Many buses have them fitted as standard.
Yep I think most people are aware some buses have cameras in London. But not sure what you mean by 'research'. Do you mean you've done research into the validity of Addison lees claims about fitting cameras or the've shown you costings, possible suppliers, type of equipment etc.
Next time you watch a politician being taken to task on TV count how many times they say 'considering'.
- A Little Knowledge…1 year 31 weeks agoWhat a farce, Jason is
What a farce, Jason is normally alright when i've seen him do cycling article's before, but this one takes the piss.
I mean, even a 5 year old could notice that if the disc is not going into the braking system, there is something wrong there. Why do it in trainers?
That hill climb was a gentle rise in my book, if you want a race track with a climb, get yourselves to Spa, I doubt you could even measure it with a percentage as it was tiny.
“this is when you need all this carbon” So before carbon you couldn't climb a "hill" on a bike? I could have beaten them up it with a penny farthing.
I don't care how many times you've "driven this track on your gaming console" Of course it was not going to be that difficult, you've sitting there with a control pad not doing exercise.
- Sportives1 year 31 weeks agoYou mention racing- dont
You mention racing- dont worry too much about how fast you need to be. Get out on a clubrun, the most important thing is to be able to ride in a fast group safely. I do not road race but think as a new rider you will start as a 4th cat, and certain races will be open to you, and it is clearly listed on the event info. I think you can get a day licence, but if you intend to race a bit you will want a full race licence. Its all described on british cycling website.
Another great thing to try is time trialling. I do this a lot and love it. Its very casual and you can race club events just by turning up on te night. Open events require entering a couple of weeks in advance but it is still a pretty chilled out affair. The range of abilities is vast in most events so dont ever worry about your ability, just treat it as a personal test.
- Addison Lee to give its drivers cycle awareness training1 year 31 weeks agoWhat, the courier company
What, the courier company office is a bit of a dump? Say it isn't so!
- A Little Knowledge…1 year 31 weeks agospeechless and angry. 2 bikes
speechless and angry. 2 bikes featured, one bike has no relavence to anyone who is looking to buy a bike or interested in road bikes as a) it's not strictly a road bike b) it's 22 grand, and the other is a cheap chinese frame that would have been 'exotic' and 'advanced' about 6 years ago. Either the researchers on this program are 17 years old and know little about how to do their job, or they took a wad of cash.
- High5 2:1 Energy Source drink mix1 year 31 weeks agojameshaworth21 wrote:@Davidjameshaworth21 wrote:
@David Else "You can then mix your drinks and plan your other nutrition accordingly".
I was always told not to mix my drinks
You gotta know how to mix 'em
- Addison Lee to give its drivers cycle awareness training1 year 31 weeks agoSeems a bit unfair to mock Mr
Seems a bit unfair to mock Mr Griffin's appearance quite so much. He can't help how he looks.
He's actually very happy to receive his jersey, but has lost the ability to smile due to his selfish, self-opinionated, bigoted mindset making him think the World is against him and everything is so unfair. Sounds like another Mr Griffin I heard about.
Probably also feeling ashamed to be photographed in such a shabby workplace with cables and trunking hanging down and poorly decorated/maintained plasterwork on the walls.
Still, none of that is his fault, so please, no more personal insults.