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Re: Roadcycling fimed whit pro drone in 4k definition

21 May 2015 - 11:19pm
Nice. It really conveys that sense of freedom that one gets on a bicycle.

Spinners wrote:Impressive. Eurosport chopper pilots should be concerned...
. . . and those guys who sit backwards on a motorbike holding a camera as they accelerate to 40mph between the peleton and the tete de la course

Re: Would you have said something?

21 May 2015 - 10:49pm
Its getting much worse

Today for the second time in a week a car is driving straight at me in the middle of a narrow road.........then the car swerves to the right abruptly (my right) ......pretty obvious that they are not looking forward at all..................

Re: Toddler Hit

21 May 2015 - 4:54pm
Dan this thread is already running at "Pavement Cycling"

Toddler Hit

21 May 2015 - 4:28pm

Footway or shared use? There are plenty of paths like this that are shared use - and this shows why they are a bad idea. No excuse for cyclist's reaction afterwards though.

Re: Which commuter?

21 May 2015 - 3:30pm
Terrain? On or off road? How long do you want it to take?

Re: Which commuter?

21 May 2015 - 3:26pm
Not set a budget, I've got an idea of what I'm gonna build but just thought I'd ask in case I'm over looking a good alternative, even alternative type of bike.

Re: Which commuter?

21 May 2015 - 1:58pm
Raptobike ?

Re: Share the space drop your pace

21 May 2015 - 12:17pm
RickH wrote:I liked the illustration they used for this on Facebook
Duck lane.JPG
First time I've ever seen a Duck Lane!

But it is only a painted one and guaranteed cars will be parking in it before long!!

Re: Roadcycling fimed whit pro drone in 4k definition

21 May 2015 - 10:11am
A more suitable option for cycling;


Re: Roadcycling fimed whit pro drone in 4k definition

21 May 2015 - 9:41am
That was impressive I have wondered about a Drone but wonder what you would do with it after a few times as in this country you would probably have filmed most of what you are allowed to?

At least in Sweden there are places with such low density populations that other people or property would not be such a problem.

Ps your English is better than my Swedish.

Re: Roadcycling fimed whit pro drone in 4k definition

21 May 2015 - 9:36am
The fat commuter wrote:I wish the terrain around here was as flat as that - and the roads as smooth.

The most horrible part of our 400k Audax two weeks back was 80 km of dead flat Rhine-Valley plain at night. It was a great relief to reach the mountains again.

Re: Roadcycling fimed whit pro drone in 4k definition

21 May 2015 - 8:58am
As a professional 'drone' pilot, I have one or two things to say about this.
1st, an Inspire 1 is an excellent machine, but it falls a little short of the 'pro' label. The main issue is that it has it's own inbuilt camera with a very wide angle lens. This is perfect for these types of shots but not everyone wants to get up close and personal with 4 spinning props!
2nd, using 1 operator is poor practice. To frame the camera, the pilot is flying by looking in the monitor rather than watching the drone. This practice inevitably kills drones but more worryingly could cause a collision with a 3rd party.
All that said, some nice footage there.

Re: Which commuter?

21 May 2015 - 5:22am
What is your budget?

A bike that I'm considering is the Planet X London Road. Gets very good reviews.

https://www.planetx.co.uk/c/q/bikes/roa ... ondon-road

Unfortunately the online customer service doesn't though so. For me this is no problem as the Sheffield shop is about a half hour cycle ride away.

Maybe looking to get this once I sell my tourer bike that I bought for commuting but don't like (Dawes Super Galaxy). Will have to go over there again and have a few test rides as I can't make my mind up over the flat bars against dropped and whether to pay the extra for the upgraded brakes.

Re: Share the space drop your pace

20 May 2015 - 11:01pm
Mark1978 wrote:What's the point in fishing if you don't eat the result?

Would you eat something you caught in the canal?

Which commuter?

20 May 2015 - 10:01pm
Looking for a commuter bike.
The commute is 16 to 20 miles to work and 12 miles home.
I want 28mm tyres and full mudguards, it will end up with flat bars.
And comfort is slightly more important than speed but only just.

Any suggestions?

Re: Question about this video

20 May 2015 - 9:57pm
Paulatic wrote:I still take issue when you say "the cyclists hold their line" if that is so then why limply stick your hand out to suggest to anyone behind that your intention is to move to the right?
We can't know for certain why he stuck his hand out. I suppose that he stuck his arm out to indicate that he would move into the right lane that was developing after the slip road. He had not reason to expect a vehicle there; there wasn't yet a lane there.

Re: Snarky safety notice anyone?

20 May 2015 - 9:25pm
I still wouldn't call it snarky.
And bar the bit about other vehicles, it all seems reasonable enough.

We all know here that even adult frames are designed to take only up to certain weights, and can fail in time if they are ridden by people who are too heavy for them, especially if they're ridden in a way they clearly aren't designed for (like my lightweight road bike being used as if it was a MTB), but parents who aren't cyclists may not know/appreciate all that, so what's wrong with the company being specific?
I also wonder if, with so many kids now being grossly overweight, it isn't a timely reminder to make sure the kid has a bike that is (as we say about horses) 'up to weight'.

Re: Share the space drop your pace

20 May 2015 - 8:58pm
gaz wrote:Si wrote:Bloody Poles coming over here pinching the jobs off of good British rods.....sorry, I was looking for the immigration thread
The British rod industry died out years ago, it's all Exage or Ultegra now.
There are still many people producing rods in the UK, but in common with many other products it occupies the high-end sector as the Far Eastern manufacturers take the mass market.

Re: Question about this video

20 May 2015 - 8:38pm
Tonyf33 wrote:Vorpal wrote:Tonyf33 wrote:so hang on, it sounds like most of you are blaming the cyclist here..WHAT THE HELL IS THE MATTER WITH YOU!!!
The HGV comes thundering past UNDERTAKING whilst driving over the chevrons with not enough space to get past at a ridiculous speed, basically couldn't be arsed to overtake or made a late decision not come off the off ramp.
The cyclist wants to move over into the inside lane which IF he had actually moved over he'd be dead

For those of you saying he probably shouldn't be there, how do you know what is acceptable in that country, do you say that a cyclist in this country on a d/c shouldn't be there because of fast moving motorvehicles?
I don't think anyone is blaming the cyclists. Maybe suggesting some things that could have been done to avoid the incident, but that's not blame. Frankly, the video is shocking, but we don't know the road, what happened before the incident, or anything else.

Well actually we do, we can see everything I've described,
we can see that a mirror would have made no difference, we can see that the HGV crosses the chevrons illegally, we can see that the HGV undertakes at a ridiculous speed, we can see that the HGV passes far too close to a vulnerable road user at a point of the road where there is no space nor suitable by any stretch of the imagination, we can see that the cyclists hold their line, we can see that the HGV collides with the cyclists and injures one of them, we can see that the HGV doesn't stop, we can see EVERYTHING that we need to see to know there was only one person at fault here and that wasn't the cyclist.

I have no doubt at all the driving was atrocious and the driver must have the brain of a moron.
I still take issue when you say "the cyclists hold their line" if that is so then why limply stick your hand out to suggest to anyone behind that your intention is to move to the right?


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