• Apple patents technology to stop texting while driving - but 6 years on, it's still not live1 year 11 weeks agostumps wrote:Hmm, the second

    stumps wrote:
    Hmm, the second part sort of answers my question but what about other passengers using their phones, if the phone senses the vehicle is in motion will it then switch off ?

    A good idea though.

    Technology will once day allow us to install a directional 'sensor' on the dashboard, able to detect a phone call or text message made from the driver's seat, whilst the vehicle is in motion.

    Once such a call is detected, the driver will have thirty days to explain his use of the telephone. If he cannot show that his life or the life of another person was in imminent danger, and that the call was absolutely necessary, then he will be jailed for one year, incur a lifetime ban, and be fined £10,000, as well as forfeiting his car.

    One can but dream...

  • Apple patents technology to stop texting while driving - but 6 years on, it's still not live1 year 11 weeks agoIt's simple. Get caught

    It's simple. Get caught texting at the wheel, you lose your licence for five years, and your car is confiscated and sold or destroyed.

    I guarantee that the problem would vanish within a year.

  • Thick as Thieves - Man who stole £2.5k e-bike phones owner for help in recharging it1 year 11 weeks agoChuck wrote:ColT wrote:No

    Chuck wrote:
    ColT wrote:
    No point in arresting him, cos they won't have anything to charge him with.

    Boom boom!

    Surprised nobody got that one in before me, TBH. Nerd

  • Thick as Thieves - Man who stole £2.5k e-bike phones owner for help in recharging it1 year 11 weeks agoColT wrote:No point in

    ColT wrote:
    No point in arresting him, cos they won't have anything to charge him with.

    Boom boom!

  • Chamois cream ... Idiots guide1 year 11 weeks agoAsoss cream, applied

    Asoss cream, applied generously is great at preventing painful butt syndrome.

    I was sceptical but tried it after a friend suggested it and never looked back.

    I'm sure all the brands are very similar in effect but the Asoss was the first one I bought and works so I'm sticking with it.

    One word of caution - be careful not to get it on your dot by accident!

  • Thick as Thieves - Man who stole £2.5k e-bike phones owner for help in recharging it1 year 11 weeks agoAl__S wrote:Surely once

    Al__S wrote:
    Surely once you've got his address, rather than piling round in your mate's truck, give the details to the cops. That way they can catch him red handed with the stolen goods.

    It depends whether the cops have other crimes to attend to. My wife was robbed and worked out who the thief was and where she lived. The information was passed to the local police, who did nothing for two weeks. When they finally got round to visiting the address, the £100 of M&S vouchers that had been taken had all been spent along with the cash. My wife got the empty purse back.

  • Cycling in London1 year 11 weeks agoTo be fair though, I do of

    To be fair though, I do of agree with the notion that it's more prudent for cyclists to stay behind a truck at lights etc, rather than move up it's left side. When I was living in the City I found this confusing, why would cyclists put themselves in danger like that. I always sat behind and sometimes got a bit of abuse from other riders for doing so/getting in the way etc.

    But then I do think that in some areas it's silly to have trucks of certain sizes going around at certain times, the proposals of shipment times being scheduled to off-peak hours might help with that.

    I don't imagine every truck driver wakes up in the morning with the desire to injure anyone, just like every bike rider doesn't wake up in the morning expecting to be injured. We're all just people using the road, there are definitely things we can all do to make things better. Smile

  • Apple patents technology to stop texting while driving - but 6 years on, it's still not live1 year 11 weeks agoIt is a good idea, though

    It is a good idea, though other phones have had technology to stop use while driving for a while, albeit using slightly simpler systems. The risk from mobile phone use and texting while driving continues.

    One problem is that the penalties are so minimal. They should be on a par with those for drink driving, an automatic 12 month ban, only then will people start to take notice. The major reason we have had such an improvement in our road safety statistics over the last 30 years is that drink driving has become recognised for the anti-social behaviour that it is. This is why there are now 1/6th of the fatalities on UK roads from drink driving that there were when recording of this crime commenced in 1979.

    We need to have the same rules for phone use while driving. Until then, people won't get the message.

  • Giro Rider Roster (The previously hijacked Giro D'Italia thread)1 year 11 weeks agonorthstar wrote:VVV73

    northstar wrote:
    VVV73 wrote:
    northstar wrote:
    I don't blame him or anyone for doing it, i guess they are just riding how they want too, he won the tdf so who am I to knock him.

    He brings a lot of personality to the pro riding world.

    Watching contador / schleck / quintana is far more "entertaining" however.


    LMFAO the schlecks are only entertaining for FALLING OFF. Quintana only been around 24 months max lol.....Conta hasn't done shit since he comeback from doping ban...funny that, no more dancing on the pedals!

    New to pro riding are you? run along now ; )

    You seem to have some issues with anyone disagreeing with you ; ) *waits for the you and my fan club to start over again*

    The morons are so predictable here, hanging onto coat tails... ; )

    No need to be a condescending $@&$# mate....
    Actually I watched nearly every stage of every tour last year that was broadcast, even been a member of this site for 15months....
    I been watching cycling since Indurian, Le Mond , Anderson, Neil stephens...And You seem to think you are king shit and can just tell people to run along... Bet you would reconsidered that comment face to face!

  • Thick as Thieves - Man who stole £2.5k e-bike phones owner for help in recharging it1 year 11 weeks agoNo point in arresting him,

    No point in arresting him, cos they won't have anything to charge him with.

  • Marcel Kittel says Yorkshire roads will be "very dangerous" for Tour de France peloton (+ video)1 year 11 weeks agoYorkshie Whippet wrote:I just

    Yorkshie Whippet wrote:
    I just love it when the pro's, who are supposed to be the best in the world, complain about riding roads you and I ride on everyday. Especially when they have the advantage of closed roads with no other idiots heading in the opposite direction. Sorry guys that's what you get paid to do.

    Oh by the way Mr Kittel, roads are not dangerous, it is the users that are dangerous. I'd be quite happy tootling of the pelaton if you want to give me your ride.

    I do hope pro cyclist are not going the way of the rest of sport. If conditions are not perfect dummy get's spat out. Rule 5?

    So you're not over-reacting at all then?

    There's a bit of a difference between you or I riding that road, and a tightly-packed peloton of 200 riders going down it at 40mph. That was his point, not that the roads themselves are dangerous.

    He's hardly spat his dummy out - he's simply given his opinion on the route after riding it. I don't see him saying he's not going to ride it unless they change the route.

  • Scottish Road Share campaign steers presumed liability law towards Parliament1 year 11 weeks agorollotommasi wrote: Here's a

    rollotommasi wrote:

    Here's a tip for you. Why don't you try answering questions put, instead of relying on a couple of smart-Alec comments?

    A tip for me? How nice of you! Here's a tip for you, mate - if you register an account on a website for the sole purpose of poo-pooing something that will obviously be rather important to a majority of its users for very good reasons which have been explained to you at length, don't be surprised if people recognise you as the sad troll that you are if you keep going on making nonsense points.

  • Giro Rider Roster (The previously hijacked Giro D'Italia thread)1 year 11 weeks agonorthstar wrote:VVV73

    northstar wrote:
    VVV73 wrote:
    northstar wrote:
    I don't blame him or anyone for doing it, i guess they are just riding how they want too, he won the tdf so who am I to knock him.

    He brings a lot of personality to the pro riding world.

    Watching contador / schleck / quintana is far more "entertaining" however.


    LMFAO the schlecks are only entertaining for FALLING OFF. Quintana only been around 24 months max lol.....Conta hasn't done shit since he comeback from doping ban...funny that, no more dancing on the pedals!

    New to pro riding are you? run along now ; )

    You seem to have some issues with anyone disagreeing with you ; ) *waits for the you and my fan club to start over again*

    The morons are so predictable here, hanging onto coat tails... ; )


    Prefer to have healthy ADULT banter, then go calling people morons etc... Class act mate....What coat tails am I hanging on too ? whatever

  • Chamois cream ... Idiots guide1 year 11 weeks agoIf it's not been mentioned

    If it's not been mentioned already - one of the best tips I was given ever was for the use of Tea Tree Oil post ride, or even a Tea Tree Oil shower gel. It's got mega antibac properties so if there's any developing nips or bumps it does a really good job of calming them.

  • Marcel Kittel says Yorkshire roads will be "very dangerous" for Tour de France peloton (+ video)1 year 11 weeks agoComedy. But he didn't say the

    Laughing

    Comedy.

    But he didn't say the roads were dangerous par se, but they are for a racing peleton.

    "I think the roads are in some parts very dangerous for a peloton of the Tour de France.

    "On the descents when you ride through the more lonely roads in the middle of nowhere they are very narrow and very small with stone walls on both sides, so [when] a very nervous Tour de France peloton fighting for the yellow jersey passes by there can be a very dangerous situation."

    Seems reasonable, especially when considering some of the crashes we've already had this year, some on flat roads.

  • Cycling in London1 year 11 weeks agoThank you for your helpful

    Thank you for your helpful comments, which amount to 'f&£k off if you're on a bicycle, motor vehicles own the road'. I look forward to the day when large trucks are banned from Central London and smaller vehicles are used to make local deliveries just as much as you appear to.

    I would suggest you spend a few days cycling in Central London and then come back with a more considered response. Until then, you are doing your colleagues no favours with your ignorant views.

  • Cycling in London1 year 11 weeks agoAll good advice and in other

    All good advice and in other words leave a margin for error. I don't think people have an issue with delivery drivers who tend to be career professional drivers. The problem in London is concentrated amongst the construction industry (tipper trucks/skips) and for them I'd say the speed limit is there for good reason, it is not a target, turn your bloody phone off and leave a significant margin for error. A five minute observation on Upper Thames street in the city will see all of these disregarded

  • Fondriest TF4 road bike1 year 11 weeks agoCDK1962 wrote:Any

    CDK1962 wrote:
    Any rattling/buzzing from the internal cabling?

    No none at all and we've got some pretty shocking road surfaces in this neck of the wood

  • Scottish Road Share campaign steers presumed liability law towards Parliament1 year 11 weeks agouserfriendly wrote: Must be

    userfriendly wrote:

    Must be nice living on fantasy island. You should write more often, over here in the UK it's rather bleak sometimes.

    Here's a tip for you. Why don't you try answering questions put, instead of relying on a couple of smart-Alec comments?

  • Marcel Kittel says Yorkshire roads will be "very dangerous" for Tour de France peloton (+ video)1 year 11 weeks agoI just love it when the

    I just love it when the pro's, who are supposed to be the best in the world, complain about riding roads you and I ride on everyday. Especially when they have the advantage of closed roads with no other idiots heading in the opposite direction. Sorry guys that's what you get paid to do.

    Oh by the way Mr Kittel, roads are not dangerous, it is the users that are dangerous. I'd be quite happy tootling of the pelaton if you want to give me your ride.

    I do hope pro cyclist are not going the way of the rest of sport. If conditions are not perfect dummy get's spat out. Rule 5?

  • Thick as Thieves - Man who stole £2.5k e-bike phones owner for help in recharging it1 year 11 weeks agoSurely once you've got his

    Surely once you've got his address, rather than piling round in your mate's truck, give the details to the cops. That way they can catch him red handed with the stolen goods.

  • Mark Cavendish says aero bikes and helmets have reduced his edge over rivals1 year 11 weeks agosurly_by_name wrote:mooleur

    surly_by_name wrote:
    mooleur wrote:
    Hope that clears things up! Smile

    This is almost as much fun as baiting you over equal prize money for (unequal) women's racing.

    After that - right about the point you descended into hero worship ("not exactly a secret that he's one of the best in the world at suffering"; "excpetionally [sic] clever") and just before you descended into playing the man and not the ball - I kind of lost the thread of your argument.

    Cav has actually grown on me. I used to hate him, especially when he opened his mouth.

    You pretty much lost me at these three - firstly, you don't know him personally, secondly, you don't know him personally and thirdly, you are a misogynist pig. As per above. Your debate isn't worth the time of day!

    Also, my provision of links and offerings of school reports of Cavs and myself were merely to satisfy your inherent requirement to troll anyone who doesn't cite their statements. I'm not quite sure why that would warrant personal insult, other than you really don't want to have this conversation with a woman. It does seem clear that you probably would have had more time to develop a more coherent reply had you not seen previous posts regarding the state of women's sport. Not sure why you seem to think I worship him, after only having a positive opinion on his abilities, and as a Manx person I'm absolutely within my right to hold these opinions with pride.

    Not sure if you've noticed this or not but my gender has nothing to do with my knowledge on aerodynamics.

    Keep calling me babe, makes you look big and important in front of this stupid little girl, and keep your kisses to yourself you disgusting little man!

  • Thick as Thieves - Man who stole £2.5k e-bike phones owner for help in recharging it1 year 11 weeks agoI used to live almost

    I used to live almost opposite Plaistow Police Station.
    A short while after I had my bike stolen, I saw three youngsters acting suspiciously by a bike locked to railings (not one of mine).
    I thought I won't bother the 999 people, I'll ring the nick directly.
    She answered that they weren't "that type of police station".
    Use of the phone is redundant when I'm speechless, so I hung up !
    (But I went out into the street near the bike until the youths left - yes, I DO that type of policing).

  • Scottish Road Share campaign steers presumed liability law towards Parliament1 year 11 weeks agorollotommasi wrote: If one

    rollotommasi wrote:

    If one vehicle causes more damage than another if there is an accident, then that should be reflected in the penalty a driver or cyclist faces if they were liable for what happened.

    Laughing Rolling On The Floor

    Plain Face

    Must be nice living on fantasy island. You should write more often, over here in the UK it's rather bleak sometimes.

  • Best Cycling kit?1 year 11 weeks agoAnother vote for Torm

    Another vote for Torm jerseys, Sportful bibs and Nanoflex/No Rain. If you're not keen on screamy Castelli logos then Sportful is exactly the same gear at a lower price. That said, the Castelli Free Aero bibs are supremely comfy. Sugoi's bibs are also very comfy but size up on the large side.