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Re: First time this year camera on bike - and an incident!

2 hours 36 min ago
Oh and I notice the car is overtaking crossing the chevrons which is an HC no no.

Re: First time this year camera on bike - and an incident!

2 hours 40 min ago
I get this quite frequently too - in the most recent case the car that squeezed past at speed had to then cut in front to avoid the island and brake sharply for the car in front which had slowed to turn left. I reported on http://collideosco.pe/

Re: First time this year camera on bike - and an incident!

2 hours 49 min ago
I get that at least once a week.
I've had them slam on and stop short of the island, go around the island on the wrong side and even clip the island.
I've even had them follow me through with their hand on the horn.

Throwing up the dirt that builds up just in front is common place.

Re: First time this year camera on bike - and an incident!

3 hours 41 min ago
Hi,
That's nothing
I had a car go through the island whilst I was between the island and kerb

The mirror of car was inches off my handle bars.

I don't believe this extreme accuracy of the closeness of my bars with the car mirror was by design / skill of driver at all.

As said all too common at islands / roundabouts (car behind cyclist approaching R'bout turning left across cyclist) / junctions etc etc.

The media / politricians fashion is (police even) to air TV / Radio campaigns aimed purely at cyclist on a point of safety (high vis / lights at night) when no amount of safety features and actions by cyclist will make a difference at all..........simply because they (the media etc.) don't ride bikes in our daily environment .........................................................

Make the media / councillors / politricians / police ride a bike in blackspot danger area's..........they won't

Re: so when do the shorts come out?

4 hours 3 min ago
Tonyf33 wrote:I actually like ice cold showers, I used to enjoy the ice cold recovery baths after rugby training, I prefer to be colder indoors and keep the house quite chilly (people put on more clothes when they visit..lol)
I usually run a cold shower on my legs after a hard ride,I find it help recover,but generally I like to be warm.It's a balance.
BUT when I'm cycling I like to be comfortable like yourself, that to me isn't being 'a wimp', it's doing what's right for your own body at any given point or time of year..
There's nothing 'hard' or tough about wearing shorts in mid winter, people are different and tolerence levels are different, that's pretty much how life is in general. what anybody else does has next to zero bearing on me and what I do (with regard to cycling at least)
The 'wimp' mention was a leettle tongue in cheek.When cycling,comfort is a balancing act,too cold I can work harder,too warm on a cold day can be a problem in that if I sweat,the sweat goes cold and it's harder to get warm again.As for the legs they need to be kept warm to keep the blood flowing and the knees work better when warm.Given the choice I'd rather my legs be too warm than too cold.
Balance is a good word IMO

Re: First time this year camera on bike - and an incident!

4 hours 24 min ago
Too common! Had it happen to me a few weeks ago, so bad that the car had to stop to avoid hitting the island

Re: First time this year camera on bike - and an incident!

6 hours 18 min ago
sorry to say oh too common

Re: First time this year camera on bike - and an incident!

10 hours 20 min ago
You know, I don't just blame the driver.

I am presuming the pedestrian island is part of a traffic calming scheme and isn't much to do with helping pedestrians cross the road. And lets face it ... those countries with lots of traffic calming schemes are the ones that are totally useless at enforcing speed limits and catching speeding motorists because the public services are so badly under-resourced.

Re: First time this year camera on bike - and an incident!

11 hours 46 min ago
661-Pete wrote: But I don't think this incident is worth pursuing the motorist for.


No, I don't think so either. But I think it's really useful to have this kind of evidence so that people know what we're talking about.

Re: so when do the shorts come out?

12 hours 20 min ago
reohn2 wrote:TBH,given the choice of warm knees and legs,or cold knees and legs.I'll have warm every time if you don't mind
I also know when my knees and legs feel too warm that's when I dispense with the leg or knee warmers,it's a personal choice and is temperature related,wind direction has quite a bit to do with it too IME,east,north or north western winds generally=cold or colder,south,south western usually=warm.
I'm a bit of a wimp,I like being comfortable

I actually like ice cold showers, I used to enjoy the ice cold recovery baths after rugby training, I prefer to be colder indoors and keep the house quite chilly (people put on more clothes when they visit..lol) BUT when I'm cycling I like to be comfortable like yourself, that to me isn't being 'a wimp', it's doing what's right for your own body at any given point or time of year..
There's nothing 'hard' or tough about wearing shorts in mid winter, people are different and tolerence levels are different, that's pretty much how life is in general. what anybody else does has next to zero bearing on me and what I do (with regard to cycling at least)

Re: First time this year camera on bike - and an incident!

31 March 2015 - 11:28pm
Oh, I got the number plate all right. It's clearly readable in the original video at higher resolution, but I reduced it down for youtube. But I don't think this incident is worth pursuing the motorist for. Just a topic for discussion.

On the other hand, if the same driver offends again....

It was less than a mile from my house, in Folders Lane in Burgess Hill.

Re: First time this year camera on bike - and an incident!

31 March 2015 - 11:22pm
Appalling driving. Couldn't quite see, but it looked as though the car hit or almost hit the island. Number plate not discernible unfortunately. Out of interest where was it?

Re: The Gaurdian: Cycling near misses

31 March 2015 - 10:07pm
Interesting - I feel quite comfortable cycling in central London on my commute, but there are roads where I live (Somerset) that I really wouldn't cycle on if you paid me (A39 I'm looking at you!) Maybe it's because I've been a motorcyclist for 20-odd years so the 'spidey sense' about what other road users are doing is second nature to me, but urban cycling is something I enjoy.

Re: Best Farcility of the Year?? £210,000 Wasted?? Chicheste

31 March 2015 - 9:54pm
mjr wrote:DUAL. NETWORK. EVIL. BAD. WRONG.
Yes.

The common design goal for UK "dual networks" seems to be as somewhere for kiddies to play, away from the big dangerous motorists, ensuring kiddies don't hold up (adult) motorists.

I'm not against providing facilities for real kiddies. That's great. The problem comes when cycling is infantalised, and designers think that all cycling facilities need to be playgrounds that are separate from the important business of travelling, which they want to be done by motoring.

First time this year camera on bike - and an incident!

31 March 2015 - 9:44pm
One of two (I'll report on the other later). Warning, there is a brief burst of bad language.

Not so much a close pass, as a frantic cut-in at the bollards, no doubt executed by the irrepressible Mr M'GIF* What do you think? Appalling, or merely poor driving? Gave me a scare anyway.

*"Must Get In Front"

Re: Life paint!!!!

31 March 2015 - 7:49pm
Already posted elsewhere

Life paint!!!!

31 March 2015 - 7:26pm
Those brainy boffins at Volvo have come up with a great idea for keeping cyclists safe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfWzeGlaFvI#t=113

Can't help wondering if it wouldn't have been simpler to tell drivers to look beyond the end of their bonnet! (does look good though). I do like the quote at around 1:50 "Putting something on that will make you scream out to drivers like me is a fantatstic thing."SO IS PAYING ATTENTION TO WHAT'S HAPPENING AROUND YOU, YOU IDIOT!

Re: so when do the shorts come out?

31 March 2015 - 5:37pm
Not today - its currently alternating between snow and hail here!

Re: so when do the shorts come out?

31 March 2015 - 3:29pm
Hi,
I don't think there is any evidence apart from my post above.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knee_pain#Cold-induced

"Some people with anterior knee pain tend to have generally colder knees, and such people also trend towards having to wear extra tights/long johns in the winter.[7]"

Touch wood I have had no problems and wont point fun at the sufferers, my legs sweat covered above 5C.
You can get sore knees from a variety of reasons, and I guess that once they are inflamed best to cover up.

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