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Re: Caught on camera

5 August 2014 - 6:07pm
Staying off topic, Ed Balls was aware that his car had collided with the other one, and yet did not stop. His ignorance of the actual damage is, therefore, not a mitigating factor, given that the damage was to the paintwork and hence visible.

Re: Wrong way up a one way street.

5 August 2014 - 6:07pm
Roll on wider use of "Except Cycles" plates. They can't come soon enough, can they?

Re: Bike Security Locked At Supermarket Bike Rack

5 August 2014 - 5:53pm
Bike racks? supermarket? don't bother worrying bout getting it nicked....no one will want to nick it because of all the returned shopping trolley dents in it

Re: Wrong way up a one way street.

5 August 2014 - 5:51pm
I was out with a client on Saturday doing a training session and we had a car swerve towards us because we were following a cyclists' contraflow. So, naturally, I swerved back at the car which shocked her a bit...they don't like it up 'em, they do not like it up 'em.

And likewise, I've also been told I was in a one way street by a cyclist coming the other way; as it was at the end of a long journey and up a sharp hill, words were not minced in explaining his error.

It's strange as I've never seen a cyclist shouted at for riding the wrong way down a non-contraflowed street (which happens a fair bit around here)!

Re: Caught on camera

5 August 2014 - 5:42pm
thirdcrank wrote:An interesting report of a prosecution for failing to stop here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-br ... e-28658217
Let's not over-egg this particular incident (and no - I'm not a Labour supporter at the present time!) Looks like a fairly venial offence, a parking shunt, minor damage, no injuries, and he claims he was unaware of having caused any damage at the time. His past record, however, is more damning.

Re: Thirst Whilst Cycling

5 August 2014 - 5:31pm
Hi,
Psamathe wrote:I many have worked it out.

I never eat during my rides (and I don't feel thirsty). But last few rides I've been stopping and doing some shopping which has resulted in a stop for cake(s) and coffee and when I get home I'm now thirsty.

I normally would not bother but given the coffer is free ... and cakes good ...

Weather/heat/ride all pretty much the same, the difference in eating during the ride. No eating=no thirst; Eating=thirst.

Ian
You have a modified Mick F ioutous

Re: Caught on camera

5 August 2014 - 4:45pm
A potential difficulty with the OP case is finding the driver. A rear-facing camera might have caught his face; a front-facing one wouldn't. So it is possible that the maximum prosecution will be for failing to furnish the driver's details.

Re: Caught on camera

5 August 2014 - 4:31pm
Just looked at the link. What an appalling record as a driver, and he's aiming to be at the heart of the next government

Re: Wrong way up a one way street.

5 August 2014 - 4:25pm
I live in the central conservation area of a small market town. It is a one way street, but motorists quite often drive the wrong way down it. Some could be genuine mistakes, but I suspect many are because the correct route involves a slight detour. When leaving my house I always look both ways, just in case

Re: Bike Security Locked At Supermarket Bike Rack

5 August 2014 - 4:16pm
or two minutes with a welding torch

Re: Accident with Severely injured cyclist...

5 August 2014 - 4:13pm
A 15 year ban is pretty unusual as far as I know. In this case it seems too short, the driver has shown himself to be not worthy of holding a license ever again

Re: Cyclist injured by steam roller

5 August 2014 - 4:08pm
TonyR wrote:Seems it one of the UK National Elite Series races and therefore closed roads I'd assume. What plonker allows someone to park a steam engine on an elite cycle race track?
When I was a BCF Race Commissaire in the 90's amateur races did not have closed roads. Elite races normally had a rolling closure I think, protected for as long as it took the peloton to pass through. If any vehicle had been left causing an obstruction a motor cycle escort would have waited by it warn riders. I'm a bit out of touch, it may be different now.

Re: Wrong way up a one way street.

5 August 2014 - 3:15pm
Postboxer wrote:It should be legal to ride your bike over the top of those taxis, need someone with the skill though, not safe to cross the solid white line into oncoming traffic, they'd soon stop parking there.
Full winter tyres, danny macaskill

Re: Wrong way up a one way street.

5 August 2014 - 1:58pm
I was recently blocked and got some abuse from a car driver for cycling the correct way up a one way street.
I got the abuse because they were driving the wrong way on that one way street and didn't like being informed, politely, it was one way.

Re: Cyclist injured by steam roller

5 August 2014 - 1:53pm
Postboxer wrote:I agree with the edited heading, had a pedestrian collided with a stationary cycle and got injured and the heading in the paper was pedestrian injured by cyclist, there'd be a few complaints on here. I'll assume that it wasn't intentional and that the OP isn't a professional journalist with a few editors to check their posts before they get posted.

It is rather a unique vehicle to crash into and would be funny if they weren't so badly injured, as steamrollers are always cropping up in cartoons in comical situations.

There you are I've altered the heading. Happy now ???

Re: Dissertation Birmingham Commuters

5 August 2014 - 1:52pm
In Response to [XAP]Bob:

Yes, but some who has regularly commuted a route for a month, may feel less' experienced' than someone who has regularly commuted a route for 10 years. I just wanted to stress the inclusive nature of the work I am doing.

Re: Wrong way up a one way street.

5 August 2014 - 1:39pm
It should be legal to ride your bike over the top of those taxis, need someone with the skill though, not safe to cross the solid white line into oncoming traffic, they'd soon stop parking there.

Re: Wrong way up a one way street.

5 August 2014 - 1:38pm
I was about to chime in to tell the OP that someone has already beaten you to it, but then I realised that would be hopelessly off-topic... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpmcd0SBIq0

Re: Wrong way up a one way street.

5 August 2014 - 1:20pm
thirdcrank wrote:I'm not defending drivers who can't understand traffic signs, especially when they adopt varying interpretations to suit their own needs, but they are a reality. Here's something I prepared earlier.
I actually don't think people see road signs. This I believe is particularly true if they're local to the roads.

My only regret is I didn't have a camera, it truly was comic genius and warrants a spot on Youtube. Had it been on the TV it would have been accused of stereotyping folk.

Re: Wrong way up a one way street.

5 August 2014 - 1:09pm
I'm not defending drivers who can't understand traffic signs, especially when they adopt varying interpretations to suit their own needs, but they are a reality. Here's something I prepared earlier.

viewtopic.php?p=188088#p188088

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