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Re: dog causes accident

CTC Forum - On the road - 26 July 2014 - 11:32pm
Pete Owens wrote:If this was an incident on the road - where a cyclist had stopped for some reason (any reason) and an Audi had plowed into the back of them, then there would be no dispute whatsoever here that the Audi driver was at fault. They should be able to stop in the distance they can see to be clear.

We are talking about a shared use path - a place where pedestrians have priority and where walking dogs as a perfectly acceptable. A dog wandering erratically about a path does not constitute being out of control. "out of control" means jumping up at people nipping cyclists ankles and so on. It is up to cyclists to look where they are going and to be able to stop if necessary (whether that is for a group of pedestrians, a dog or even a cyclist stopping in front of you).

If the conditions of using the path state that the dog should have been on a lead, the owner is 100% directly responsible as they were breaking the rules.
If the rules do not insist a dog is on a lead, the owner is still responsible because a dog 'wandering around' on a cycle path is clearly not 'under control' as all dogs ought to be by law in a public place. It should be walking at heel, and if the dog is too badly trained to do that, it should be on a lead. A cycle track is not a dog run.
Personally I don't think dogs should be allowed on cycle tracks, I used to think differently, but I have seen far to much dangerous behavior by inconsiderate dog owners.

Re: Alarming ride in downpour today – braking advice

CTC Forum - On the road - 26 July 2014 - 11:02pm
Tyres can make big difference, too. The Marathons on my hybrid are more likely to skid or lose traction than the Continental 4 Seasons on my road bike.

Re: Surviving Norway?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 26 July 2014 - 10:46pm
Many grains will soak up water overnight, or during the day. Porridge oats can be soaked overnight, though I've never tried it. Pot noodles are partly cooked and dehydrated, rather than uncooked, so they are okay just soaked for a long time. It's common for university students to do this

Bread + stuff to eat in it will generally be better & cheaper in Norway, though.

Re: Cycling to Nordkapp: searching for suggestions

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 26 July 2014 - 10:35pm
There's a new tunnels map on the Vegvesen (highway authority) site http://www.vegdata.no/2014/06/17/cyclin ... n-tunnels/ There is a link 'Link to this vegkart-query'. If you click on it, there is a nice map that shows tunnels and the status with regard to cyclists.

Re: dog causes accident

CTC Forum - On the road - 26 July 2014 - 10:17pm
^ ah right. The little girl was at fault.... Well let's hope she's learned her lesson!

I would have thought that 'in control' means that the owner is able to directly able to influence the dog's activities. How do they do that from 200 yards away?

Re: Sri Lanka Commonwealth Cyclists On M74

CTC Forum - On the road - 26 July 2014 - 10:05pm
The roads are Crazy in SL. Not sure if the have a motorway yet, so an easy mistake to make. They have been building an mway for years, not sure if its open yet
Saying that I've witnessed their pro's often over the years. Most, from memory, are military. Some of the roads they train on are more suitable for horse and cart. After being there im never going to complain about the roads in sussex agaion

Re: dog causes accident

CTC Forum - On the road - 26 July 2014 - 9:38pm
If this was an incident on the road - where a cyclist had stopped for some reason (any reason) and an Audi had plowed into the back of them, then there would be no dispute whatsoever here that the Audi driver was at fault. They should be able to stop in the distance they can see to be clear.

We are talking about a shared use path - a place where pedestrians have priority and where walking dogs as a perfectly acceptable. A dog wandering erratically about a path does not constitute being out of control. "out of control" means jumping up at people nipping cyclists ankles and so on. It is up to cyclists to look where they are going and to be able to stop if necessary (whether that is for a group of pedestrians, a dog or even a cyclist stopping in front of you).

Re: dog causes accident

CTC Forum - On the road - 26 July 2014 - 8:28pm
If there is a law (bylaw), stating dogs must be on a lead, then why not contact the local council and ask them to do something about it. Either put up signs or have an officer patrol the area.

Re: dog causes accident

CTC Forum - On the road - 26 July 2014 - 8:08pm
the dog was running free;the owners two hundred yards behind;the accident victim,was part of a group of five,bunched together;at the point of impact the trail is narrow,with a drop of ten feetr to the beach below;the dog spooked the trailer driver,who abruptly stopped;id say the dog was indirectly responsible,for the accident;no the dog wasnt on a bicycle!

Re: Train tickets and bike reservations for someone in the U

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 26 July 2014 - 7:53pm
iviehoff wrote:But wouldn't you change at Newport rather than Cardiff? Why go from Newport to Cardiff and back again?


I wasn't aware that this was the route the train took. I already have my (non-refundable) tickets so I will have to file this in the "mistakes before leaving" folder.

Thanks for the heads-up, anyway.

Re: Anyone done the Trans Am - West to East?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 26 July 2014 - 7:50pm
No I've only done the Southern Tier West to East but lots of people do the Northern Tier in that direction so it will be doable, it's just most people go East to West.

Agree with JamesGilbert look at Crazy Guy, it's a valuable resource.

The ACA maps are excellent, good luck with your trip.

Re: Ring, ring?

CTC Forum - On the road - 26 July 2014 - 7:46pm
Don't rummage in the attic unless you want to. Wilkinson's are currently selling "I love my bike" rotary bells that are pretty loud for under £2. Cover or remove the sticker if you don't like it. Or many bike shops have little pingers for 2 or 3 pounds.

Re: Anyone done the Trans Am - West to East?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 26 July 2014 - 7:27pm
I'm thinking about doing it myself one day....

There are lots (232 to be exact) of Trans-Am journals on Crazy Guy on a Bike, here are the west-to-east ones: https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/cat ... ory_id=111

Re: dog causes accident

CTC Forum - On the road - 26 July 2014 - 7:23pm
If I'm reading this right, it looks like the initial braking cyclist was at fault, not the dog or owners.
I don't personally know the camel trail, but my own local SUP has plenty of four legged furballs on it and given their unpredictability, I gradually slow right down to around 5-6 mph and give as much room as I can while passing. The owners give a nod or say thanks and everyone goes about their business.
Only twice in 2 1/2 years have I had to slam the brakes on due to the dog escaping it's owners clutches and due to my low speed at both times, no injuries or incidents.

Re: Ring, ring?

CTC Forum - On the road - 26 July 2014 - 6:59pm
I removed my bell shortly after my bike was delivered thinking it to be a waste of time and very uncool.
I refitted it after an elderly lady on the Rochdale Canal path complained that it would be more polite ringing a bell than shouting at her. I've been told I have a 'stern' tone in my voice by friends and family and I certainly didn't want to give the wrong impression on my rides.
As in Si's case, most folk I've passed after ringing have been pleasant and often give an appreciative smile. I travel pretty slowly on paths (10-12 mph) and ping the bell well in advance usually so braking isn't an issue.

Re: dog causes accident

CTC Forum - On the road - 26 July 2014 - 6:18pm
god. the camel trail is a nightmare at this time of year - far too much traffic on it for it to be safe. hope the girl is allright. stick to the cornish lanes, only traktors on them

Re: Any ideas of good 3 day (mainly off road tour)

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 26 July 2014 - 5:58pm
Not in one go, no, and I haven't done the track down Tynedale in years. Maybe later in the summer!

The Cow Green-Dufton stretch is the best bit, mind.

Anyone done the Trans Am - West to East?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 26 July 2014 - 5:55pm
Anyone done the American Adventure Cycling Trans Am route from West to East - starting at Astoria and ending at Yorktown? I'm sure plenty have and I'd be interested to hear what you thought of it - especially how long it took and any hints on gear etc.

dog causes accident

CTC Forum - On the road - 26 July 2014 - 5:53pm
riding on the camel trail,a dog accmpanied by owners,and not under control,caused a little girl to somersault over the handlebars,causing her to land on both knees.i had previously tackled the owners of said dog,ten minutes before about the rules governing stray animals on the trail;their retort was, "what rule"a typical stupid answer i have confronted in the past;apart from the obvious dangers,which they had not been aware of.the accident had been caused by a group of inexperienced cyclists,with trailer,seeing the dog in front of them,noticing it was weaving from side to side,stopped abruptly,and the little girl following,was propelled into the rear of the trailer,and then to the ground;confronting the pair, and in spite of witnessing the whole scenario,a denial their dog was responsible;eventually the rational turned to violent threats from the dog owners.;later on the miscreat pointed to a little dog,doing the same,off the lead,saying,hes doing the same;he hadnt realised his own rhetoric!
another point,bodmin is to become a town geared for cyclists,with infrastructures built;the camel trail will become just another motorway.how sad!
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