- Video: Cyclist and police in panto chat about pedestrian zone8 hours 45 min agoOh dear. Looks like the PC
Oh dear. Looks like the PC misjudged it and then kept digging rather than lose face.
Would be interesting to see just how many people have actually been knocked down by bikes there as he claims.
- Solution to obesity, pollution, congestion and social issues is ‘glaringly, frighteningly simple’ says Boardman8 hours 48 min agoFatFreddie wrote:
I've done aFatFreddie wrote:
I've done a lot of reading about various aspects of health and nutrition over the last year and I have shifted considerably from my original "calories in calories out" and "it's just willpower" stance to one where I think we have both a complex and a serious problem and we need to attack it from several angles at once - encouraging cycling is an important part of that but it's just a part
Agreed. What has become more obvious (in no small part due to the work that Gary Taubes has done) is that this is an extremely complex area and that anyone running around telling other people that they know (preferably in capital letters) what is good for them is at best woefully under-informed. Confidence of ignorance and all that.
- Video: Manchester cyclist hit by taxi – footage being used as evidence in civil action8 hours 48 min agoIrrespective of which area in
Irrespective of which area in life one relates to - there is really no such thing as an accident. The word is a 'Cop-out' and actually and more correctly the 'Accidents' are really incidents of one kind or another.
The actual scenario/situation that ensues is as a result of a Cause and Effect.
People that drive any vehicle in a professional capacity and especially those that earn an income from it should be held fully accountable for their actions.
This incident could so easily have been a fatality or a serious maiming of the cyclist as it happens it was neither (at present).
Bruising and soft tissue/muscle damage can take several days to manifest and often result in longer term underlying injuries that could not possibly have been detected at the scene of the incident/RTA. READ RTI - Road Traffic Incident.
The sooner that the description is changed to reflect reality - the better.
I am a cyclist of many many many years and have also lost bikes to totally negligent drivers - I am now 69yrs young and really do not know how long I will continue putting the rest of my days of riding at the mercy of some of the people that drive and or ride motorcycles.
The real scary thing is fast approaching - totally 'Pissed Paralytic' people behind the wheel of motor vehicles and YES that includes Buses and Taxis.
Not all booze is obvious,that is why Vodka is the default for most alcoholics.
I wonder what the real motive was behind avoiding intervention with/by the Insurance Company?
One would like to think that all aspects of the drivers entitlement/legality of being on the road and especially as a Private Hire Taxi service have been examined by the police and his insurers!!!!!
- Solution to obesity, pollution, congestion and social issues is ‘glaringly, frighteningly simple’ says Boardman8 hours 50 min agoJimmy Ray Will wrote:If IJimmy Ray Will wrote:
If I look at my kids, they are both lean, but they both enjoy a MacDonalds, a KFC, chocolate, sweets etc.... the reason they're not fat is because there is an awareness that these foods are the exception and not the rule when it comes to nutrition. That is, as said above, hardly rocket science.
And I hope they stay that way and healthy.
But as said above, it may not be rocket science but it is complex biochemistry and diabetes is now affecting more and more people who have never been obese, because of the food we eat. Even so called healthy food (ie low fat) is in many cases more of a health risk than their full-fat equivalents. Believe in the simplistic calories in vs calories out message at your peril - its way more complicated than that and the dieticians are only just now waking up to the research that is turning the old certainties on their heads, over the last decade.
- Video: Cyclist and police in panto chat about pedestrian zone8 hours 52 min agoGobsmacked, simply both
Gobsmacked, simply both police officer and pcso are too stupid to wear a uniform.
If the council had seen a need to ask them to stop people riding in a cycle lane then the council should have had a planning meeting to change the use of the path! and then change it. Just another example of a copper not having a clue about cycling. Personally I would have rode off saying arrest me!!!
- Video: Cyclist and police in panto chat about pedestrian zone8 hours 54 min agoDidn't hear the word "Pleb"
Didn't hear the word "Pleb" once
- An obscured windscreen is a potential killer warns the AA8 hours 56 min agomrmo wrote:freespirit1mrmo wrote:freespirit1 wrote:
If I choose to use a dark visor I can be tugged by the police for it.
What is the difference between using goggles that block 80%-90% whilst cycling and wearing sunglasses that block the same amount of light under a crash helmet or whilst driving?
Sensible answers only please.
One very simple answer, you take the glasses off if it gets dark, a visor is rather more integral to a helmet.
I carry a spare clear one for night use and take my chances with plod during the day. I find it preferable doing that rather than having 2 pieces of metal close to my head in an enclosed space.
Any body that says helmet visors are not easily changeable is just plain idle.
- Updated: Black Friday cycling discounts roundup8 hours 56 min agoSPEND SPEND SPEND !!!.....
SPEND SPEND SPEND !!!..... why aren't items offered at more affordable prices for the other days of the year ???????????
Fortunately I don't need to buy anything right now to continue happily cycling away for the foreseeable future, tyres will be next on the list but probably not before the january sales start in a couple of weeks or so.....
- Video: Cyclist and police in panto chat about pedestrian zone9 hours 58 sec agoroseofwinter wrote:Hope thatroseofwinter wrote:
Hope that guy doesn't get to become a proper copper.
Well, as my mate who was a proper copper sometimes remarks, the entry qualifications for the Police really aren't that high.
- Video: Cyclist and police in panto chat about pedestrian zone9 hours 3 min agoSo, they're taking orders
So, they're taking orders from random parents now, are they?
A real police officer would have set the worry warts straight I'd hope.
- Will a shorter stem allow me to have a longer reach bar without effecting my bike fit?9 hours 12 min agoredmeat wrote:Also a 3cmredmeat wrote:
Also a 3cm decrease in stem length is going to do fun y things to the way the bike handles.
I agree with this. Long stem: more stable; short stem: more twitchy. I'm not sure if that would be counteracted by the longer reach bars.
- Video: Cyclist and police in panto chat about pedestrian zone9 hours 12 min agoHope that guy doesn't get to
Hope that guy doesn't get to become a proper copper.
- Video: Cyclist and police in panto chat about pedestrian zone9 hours 14 min agoThat was really funny,
That was really funny, thanks!
The words under the sign are most surplus AND confusing. Kingston has the same wording, so you get glared at if you ride through there, but you're allowed to. In fact, that's the only way I've managed to find the entrance to the (shared use) cycle route, and thereby avoid the terrifying ring road.
- Campaigners slam councils for delays and misuse of cycling funding9 hours 17 min agoI'd like to see a real
I'd like to see a real centralised review process for cycle infrastructure. Rather than funds and vague suggestions to follow the guidelines being sent to councils, councils should submit the detailed proposal and when we've iterated on it to the point where it's a worthwhile contribution, then they can get access to the cycling fund.
The sting in the tail that I'd really love to see is that the cycling fund also unlocks a proportion of the general road maintenance/construction fund.
- Video: Cyclist and police in panto chat about pedestrian zone9 hours 17 min ago'I thought you weren't going
'I thought you weren't going to stop.'
Thought crime alert.
- Police use speed guns to target cyclists on Bristol & Bath Railway Path9 hours 19 min agoSimple answer that Holland
Simple answer that Holland already have - don't have shared access paths - 1 for pedestrians,1 for cyclists.
That said there is one of these around Derby's Pride Park - i.e. it's solely a cycle path, yet when I've used it it is always littered with dog walkers who complain that you're cycling too fast on it and get upset that it's a path just for cyclists not pedestrians! I even had people refuse to get out my way and purposely spread out across the width of the path forcing you to take to the grass.
- Video: Cyclist and police in panto chat about pedestrian zone9 hours 20 min agoWell it made me smile.
Well it made me smile.
- Updated: Black Friday cycling discounts roundup9 hours 21 min agoPhillBrown wrote:Quote:WentPhillBrown wrote:Quote:
Went onto the Clug site and everything is 25 dollars with no mention of 50% off
You have to change the Inner and Outer colour to black and then enter PAINTITBLACK at the checkout... Works out at around £7.50 with the code and free shipping too!
Thanks just ordered 3
- Lovely Canyon Box on ebay9 hours 23 min agoIt's gotta be.
It's gotta be.
- Video: Cyclist and police in panto chat about pedestrian zone9 hours 24 min agoWonder if the copper stopped
Wonder if the copper stopped the cyclist coming from the other direction right at the end of the video.
I think the copper has missed the point - the lorry is allowed down there because he's making a delivery - errr the cyclist is allowed to cycle down there because he's on (wait for it) a cycle path!!
- Video: Dog-towed bike racer hit by flying wall of deer… (it has a happy ending)9 hours 26 min agoMaybe she should look for
Maybe she should look for Cervo Rosso sponsorship....
- Video: Dog-towed bike racer hit by flying wall of deer… (it has a happy ending)9 hours 27 min agoct wrote:What sort of dogsct wrote:
What sort of dogs are they?
German Shorthaired Pointers, or perhaps a GSP/Husky cross aka a Eurohound.
- B'Twin 700 UltraLight Wind Jacket9 hours 27 min agoI love my bike wrote:Or is itI love my bike wrote:
Or is it just me?
Nope. The fit is very basic. That's the main reason it didn't get a better overall score.
- Video: Cyclist and police in panto chat about pedestrian zone9 hours 29 min agoPedantically, it's not a
Pedantically, it's not a "bike lane" as such: it's a street where motor vehicles are prohibited.
- Video: Cyclist and police in panto chat about pedestrian zone9 hours 32 min agoUtterly Speshal