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Re: Sunday Times: drivers should pass close

18 January 2015 - 11:00pm
As a driver I've experienced many delays in traffic, and every single one has been caused by hordes of other car drivers being on the road at the same time as me.

I can't remember one single instance where my journey time has been altered to any significant degree by a cyclist.

Bitter, sad gits who can convince themselves that their car journeys are ever significantly hampered by cyclists deserve ridicule and contempt for their delusions.

Re: Interesting.

18 January 2015 - 10:56pm
Why does this have to be seen as anti cyclist? Shouldn't we just be grateful that the police are taking traffic offences seriously. It sometimes seems that the police only treat it as a priority after someone is killed.

Re: Surly DT - Christened by the Ice Demons

18 January 2015 - 10:05pm
Heltor Chasca wrote:reohn2 wrote:HC
Hope you're OK and not too shook up(unlike the milk )

Tip:-
Thermometer hung up outside,if the roads are wet and it's below 4degC don't risk it

All good thanks[emoji6] I'm self employed so not worth it. My life assurance and illness policy requires me to be off work for at least 3 months or dead and gone for real! Go figure [emoji43]

I know that feeling.
Self employed for 25 years .
It's not fun building someone's house extension with a broken wrist due to falling off on black ice

Re: ASL and motorcyclists

18 January 2015 - 10:04pm
The car drivers are doing their best to oblige you.

Re: ASL and motorcyclists

18 January 2015 - 10:01pm
[XAP]Bob wrote:That's what they're for. Their effectiveness is a different question.
If they're not effective then the best thing is for everyone to ignore them thus rendering them impotent rather than offer a false sense of security to cyclists.

Surly DT - Christened by the Ice Demons

18 January 2015 - 9:54pm
Heltor Chasca wrote:Grandad wrote:When reporting on weather related items a note of the area under reference would be very helpful.

Middle of the road just in front of my house [emoji85][emoji86][emoji87]

Ok that was just mean and childish[emoji12]

I'm at about 400ft A.S just near the Mendips and Bath, Somerset...hc

Re: Cyclist Assaulted By Taylor Landscaping Worker

18 January 2015 - 9:54pm
In respect of the apparent assault, you would not expect Essex Police to involve themselves unless the victim reported the crime.

But surely the act of a driver of a motorised vehicle seemingly deliberately knock a cyclist off his bike is a more serious offence that they are duty bound to investigate if it is put under their noses in the form of video evidence, whether the victim comes forward or not.

Re: Surly DT - Christened by the Ice Demons

18 January 2015 - 9:51pm
Grandad wrote:When reporting on weather related items a note of the area under reference would be very helpful.

Middle of the road just in front of my house [emoji85][emoji86][emoji87]

Surly DT - Christened by the Ice Demons

18 January 2015 - 9:48pm
reohn2 wrote:HC
Hope you're OK and not too shook up(unlike the milk )

Tip:-
Thermometer hung up outside,if the roads are wet and it's below 4degC don't risk it

All good thanks[emoji6] I'm self employed so not worth it. My life assurance and illness policy requires me to be off work for at least 3 months or dead and gone for real! Go figure [emoji43]

Re: Surly DT - Christened by the Ice Demons

18 January 2015 - 9:46pm
When reporting on weather related items a note of the area under reference would be very helpful.

Re: Surly DT - Christened by the Ice Demons

18 January 2015 - 9:28pm
reohn2 wrote:HC
Hope you're OK and not too shook up(unlike the milk )

Tip:-
Thermometer hung up outside,if the roads are wet and it's below 4degC don't risk it

Just to confirm, if its dry but around -2 and there is frost on the cars, am I likely to be OK in the morning around 630am for my commute on cycle paths?

Re: Cyclist Assaulted By Taylor Landscaping Worker

18 January 2015 - 9:27pm
Postboxer wrote:Maybe he received an apology and a lifetime's free mowing.
If it had been me, I'd have gone along with that - if he was prepared to go over to my place in France and look after the lawn there for ever after:
Long grass 01.jpg

Re: Sunday Times: drivers should pass close

18 January 2015 - 7:41pm
I remember something similar from the late 70's / early 80"s

The car ws designed to keep a safe distance from the one in front and would regulate the speed according to distance.

Worked superbly until it got onto the roads.

The vehicle keeping a distance was fine, but the fact hat this gap was then seen as a legitimate route to the outside lane, or to simply slot into was an issue


As soon as a car cut in, the distance reading made slow speed a requirement and the vehicle would brake abruptly, the car behind would than have problems braking in time

The concept was fine, but there is no way that you will ever be able to predict or model the stupidity of some drivers

Re: Cyclist Assaulted By Taylor Landscaping Worker

18 January 2015 - 7:33pm
661-Pete wrote:And, as he well knows, his business reputation - and therefore livelihood - must surely already be in ruins.
Will be trading under a different name shortly, I assume.

Re: Sunday Times: drivers should pass close

18 January 2015 - 7:31pm
[XAP]Bob wrote:Of course they can understand being let out...
Not sure if I'm missing a whoosh parrot, but pressing on regardless, how do they recognise it?

Re: Cyclist Assaulted By Taylor Landscaping Worker

18 January 2015 - 7:22pm
Spot-on '661-Pete'.

If a driver deliberately knocks a cyclist off his bike in a rage-type incident surely that has got to be Dangerous Driving and not careless driving. Essex Police are a bunch of imbeciles for not pursuing this.

Re: Sunday Times: drivers should pass close

18 January 2015 - 7:04pm
Of course they can understand being let out...

Re: ASL and motorcyclists

18 January 2015 - 7:03pm
That's what they're for. Their effectiveness is a different question.

Re: Surly DT - Christened by the Ice Demons

18 January 2015 - 6:50pm
The club run was cancelled this morning due to Bolton being covered in snow and ice. I figured I'll be one of the few smug cyclists who are out and stuck the snow stud tyres on for a long way round trip to Urmston. Got out of the flat about 1.30pm and even the side roads were mostly clear. Figured I'd stay on the safe side and keep the tyres at 20 psi even though it made them extra draggy.
2 miles later in Atherton all the ice and snow was gone...all of it. Not a drop anywhere. 18 snow and ice free miles later I arrived at my partners.
We just can't win can we?

Re: Cyclist Assaulted By Taylor Landscaping Worker

18 January 2015 - 6:40pm
Presumably the 'pressing charges' relates only to the possible charge of common assault. As regards the offence of Careless Driving (or should that be 'Dangerous Driving'?), I'd have thought it was down to the Police/CPS to decide whether to press charges.

Surely using a vehicle as a 'weapon' is about as bad as it gets?

It's possible that the driver apologised privately to the cyclist. And, as he well knows, his business reputation - and therefore livelihood - must surely already be in ruins.

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