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Re: Help with choosing bike type and/or commute through Lond

CTC Forum - On the road - 4 August 2014 - 12:58pm
It is pretty effective I think. Anything distinctive makes it more difficult for the pros to fence or for the opportunists to use. They would rather take that plain Spesh Allez nearby. It is an unpleasant truth that you do not need to run faster than the bear. Just faster than someone else.

Re: More than a little red faced?

CTC Forum - On the road - 4 August 2014 - 12:49pm
I'd assume 'stopping at the scene of an accident' meant stopping to help/make sure everyone was ok, not just being stuck in traffic as the road was closed, after all, he had reason to be talking to a police officer, although admittedly this may be just being told information by the police officer.

Re: Stir in soups

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 4 August 2014 - 12:48pm
I tried both the Heinz tomato and vegetable flavours of these soups and I gotta honest, they were 'orrible.
For one, the cooking instructions are wrong, the first one turned out like particularly nasty flavoured water and the second attempt had me adding water a little at a time to get it 'just right'. Sludge was at the bottom of the mug.
I also worried that they might burst and cover the cooking gear and pannier in that treacle like stuff in the packet.
The answer came via my girlfriend who introduced me to these http://m.groceries.asda.com/#item/910001159171.
They're smaller in size to the Heinz attempts and come in powder form. Lighter too, 35g vs 72g for the heinz. Cooking instructions are dead accurate and if followed, leave you with a delicious creamy soup, just as if you got it from a tin......nicer even.
I've only tried the chicken so far and it was gorgeous. Trying the tomato tomorrow.

Re: More than a little red faced?

CTC Forum - On the road - 4 August 2014 - 12:44pm
661-Pete wrote:reohn2 wrote:Bonefishblues wrote:But by way of balance, the guy, presumably knowing he was over the limit, did stop to help a motorcyclist who had crashed.

One suspects many would have driven by in that scenario.

Nowhere in either report does it say he stopped at the scene of the crash to offer assistance,only that he stopped.Isn't it plausible that he stopped because he had to - because the road had been temporarily closed by the police? As often happens when paramedics are working on a serious accident victim by the roadside?

Anyway, I note that he is described as a Conservative councillor. Does the party want this sort of idiot in their ranks? Time for a letter to Mr Cameron perhaps...
Yes that's plausible too, as is my first take, as indeed is someone who suggested he might have stopped out of his own self-importance. I can't see another more detailed account anywhere, sadly.

Re: Any success reporting a near miss to the Police?

CTC Forum - On the road - 4 August 2014 - 12:42pm
Vorpal wrote:There is loads of good advice on this thread viewtopic.php?f=7&t=69901

This is great info. I will definitely do that from now on. I fear I've missed the boat on this most recent incident as it's already been 6 days and I haven't reported it to the Police. I will make sure I make the effort going forward though, yes it seems a lot of hassle but my actions could help save lives in future and similar action from someone else may help save my life (i.e. what goes around comes around).

Re: Any success reporting a near miss to the Police?

CTC Forum - On the road - 4 August 2014 - 12:33pm
We had a bit of a discussion recently about priorities and in any sort of wider picture, that's where the future lies. Dealing with bad driving isn't much of a police priority and the trend is for it to become even less of one. I fear things have gone too far to make much significant difference any time soon but nothing else will affect this. It means everybody who is concerned about this to take every possible opportunity to lobby, especially their local police and crime commissioner. I don't mean a single letter, which will just receive the brush-off, but a situation where they can see that a lot of people take this seriously. It's now a good 30 years since local consultation procedures were set up in response to the Scarman Report on the Brixton riots and the police have tried all sorts to drum up interest ever since.

Re: Ten Miles a Day

CTC Forum - On the road - 4 August 2014 - 12:29pm
At least on t'Tour there is also a "does it come at the end of a stage" variable, and the "is it between two other massive lumps" or "after a rest stage" variance.

They probably don't shift by more than 1 cat in either direction though.

Do you have a link of this lookup table?
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