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Re: Is it a, see how close we can get the HGV to the cyclist

CTC Forum - On the road - 17 June 2015 - 11:36pm
You're riding too close to the curb if you were further out s/he wouldn't have attempted the 'squeeze past' overtake.
That doesn't excuse the maniac behind the wheel though

Re: Help settle an argument

CTC Forum - On the road - 17 June 2015 - 11:21pm
I can't believe this is still going. I would like to invite the cyclist to my Primary 5 Bikeability 1 course but his language would need to improve or his parents will be sent for to take him home. The cyclist didn't look behind before he set off on the bus/cycle lane. Didn't check it was safe to overtake before passing the other cyclist. In fact the only time he looked behind was when the car driver hooted at him. Unfortunately that was the wrong time for him to be taking his eyes off the road and he wasn't looking where he was going when he was gesticuling and swearing.
The moral of this tale is, if you film yourself doing something stupid, keep quiet and destroy the evidence. I would also advise the cyclist to find some new friends.

Is it a, see how close we can get the HGV to the cyclist ?

CTC Forum - On the road - 17 June 2015 - 11:20pm
This close pass was seriously close.

A Hingley Transport HGV towing a TATA Steel trailer on 17th June 2015 at approx after 1700.

BX62 EVK


https://youtu.be/kTkWPxxW28Q

Re: Front Racks

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 17 June 2015 - 11:01pm
Thanks. I'll look closer at the Tortec; the Tubus racks are just outside of what I wanted to spend.

Re: Schwalbe Marathon vs Marathon Plus

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 17 June 2015 - 10:38pm
which Marathons? the new green guard ones or the older kevlar ones? I dont really rate the kevlar ones - maybe kevlar good at stopping a knife but a tiny needle thorn , no

Re: Glasgow commuter cyclists - report the fault

CTC Forum - On the road - 17 June 2015 - 10:20pm
bobbyg wrote:>>can you even check the source code to find out what it's doing with your phone? Potentially an ideal way for councils to keep tabs on local campaigners.

Jeez, if I worried about this I wouldn't have a smart phone.
My approach is simply not to install unreviewed junk from local government (or anywhere, for that matter) on my smart phone. Your approach seems to be BOGU. Each to their own!

Re: woman eating ceral while driving

CTC Forum - On the road - 17 June 2015 - 10:17pm
I remember seeing an HGV driver being interviewed on TV talking about how much you see going on from an HGV cab and his "most amazing" was a woman driving along breast feeding her baby. Would it be un-PC to be critical of that or would a negative comment enrage the Social Media Crowd.

Ian

Re: 11 speed for touring?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 17 June 2015 - 10:06pm
On my touring bike I sit on the 36 tooth middle ring most of the time and lately have been thinking about a compact double 40/28 with a 36 at the back, I rarely use the big ring on the triple. The hardware is expensive on 11 speed, great for MTB single rings, stay with 10 and go for a double.

Re: Cereal Killer

CTC Forum - On the road - 17 June 2015 - 9:37pm
If they catch her, hope she gets loads of porridge....

Re: Cereal Killer

CTC Forum - On the road - 17 June 2015 - 9:31pm
Cereal killers in Glasgow use Shreddies!


Captured by Magnatom 2013

Re: Why cycling in the UK is so scary (Gaurdian)

CTC Forum - On the road - 17 June 2015 - 9:28pm
Yes the grain trailer setups where I live tend to be contractors serving several farms. They really do fly with no care or concern for anyone, the chap at the end of my street goes mad about them. It's a 30mph zone through the village but they do more than that. For me it's not just human life thats important but wildlife and peoples pets, cats and dogs for instance. I really don't think they have a clue what it would take to stop at that speed, but they probably don't care.
The large tractors and grain trailers loaded I'd imagine would be 20 ton's or more... perhaps electronic speed restrictors should be applied. A lot of momentum to throw about without thought. It'll all kick off in the next few weeks again unfortunately.

Re: Another truck / cyclist incident in the capital

CTC Forum - On the road - 17 June 2015 - 9:26pm
Yet another one today. Not fatal.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/c ... 25077.html

I guess it will get to be so common that even cycle forums give up noticing it happening.

Re: woman eating ceral while driving

CTC Forum - On the road - 17 June 2015 - 9:19pm
One morning I was driving on the M42 and glanced to my right to see the driver steering with his knees, shaving with an electric shaver using the driving mirror. This was in 2 lanes of solid traffic doing 60mph.

Eating cereals does not surprise me.

Re: Cereal Killer

CTC Forum - On the road - 17 June 2015 - 9:11pm
I wish the women in the car behind me today had had something in her mouth as it might have prevented her from calling me a 'W*****R!' just because she couldn't get past for quarter of a mile on a narrow road with cars parked along most of it. I also wish I hadn't lowered myself to her level by replying in kind. Maybe the next person she insults will put something in her mouth - like a knuckle sandwich.

Re: Single room B&B Hay-on -Wye / Builth

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 17 June 2015 - 9:10pm
Jon Lucas - I had a lovely overnight stay at Trericket Mill and did indeed pass on your regards. Alistair went off to fetch a book with your picture on the cover

Re: Brookes Cambium Saddle

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 17 June 2015 - 9:10pm
I'm fine on a C17 for 100km. After 100km it starts to get increasingly uncomfortable. Tweaking the angle helps but does not remove the problem. I have done 300km rides but I was very uncomfortable at the end. I'm around 105kg and think that the rubber isn't flexible enough.

Re: Another truck / cyclist incident in the capital

CTC Forum - On the road - 17 June 2015 - 9:02pm
reohn2 wrote:Vorpal wrote:http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-32740736

Previous for drink driving,no insurance,no driving licence.
He get's 31/2 years gaol and a 10year driving ban,he'll be walking in 18month,and appealing for his licence in 5 years.
IS THIS JUSTICE?
IS THIS SENTENCE APPROPRIATE FOR THE OFFENCES COMMITTED?
No. He should have 10 years in jail and a life time driving ban.

I've also posted on the lenient sentencing thread.
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