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04-26-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By atbman

Build them and they will come (possibly)

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/bike-blog/2019/apr/26/if-you-build-them-they-will-come-record-year-for-cycle-counters

By the way, the Leeds Bradford route referred to is hilly
03-26-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,809
Posted By atbman

My pleasure. Join the campaign to make...

My pleasure. Join the campaign to make "training" wheels illegal! (tongue in cheek)(just in case;))
03-04-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By atbman

Operational IQ test: Are you a slightly...

Operational IQ test:

Are you a slightly built truck driver annoyed with a larger, fit cyclist?
Do you
a) calm down
or
b) get out of your truck and look as tho' you're going to hit said...
03-01-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,615
Posted By atbman

Reference have been made to Lance Armstrong being...

Reference have been made to Lance Armstrong being one of the most tested riders. I'd remind you that, in his Oprah appearance, he said that out of competition testing was virtually unknown in his...
02-23-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,855
Posted By atbman

The key point about safe passing laws is that, if...

The key point about safe passing laws is that, if you're hit, the driver has broken the law. This may be little consolation, but it will save at least some arguments usually used by drivers, esp....
12-13-18, 01:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,887
Posted By atbman

Cyclists and air pollution

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/13/cyclists-exposed-to-less-air-pollution-than-drivers-on-congested-routes-study
11-13-18, 03:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,462
Posted By atbman

Am old fart whose first bike (1955) was a fixie...

Am old fart whose first bike (1955) was a fixie (with front brake).
Thought (and practical) experiment.

Ride fixie at (any) speed
slow down using legs only
Then apply front brake
Slow down...
11-13-18, 03:15 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,009
Posted By atbman

When I was National Bike Week Co-ordinator for my...

When I was National Bike Week Co-ordinator for my local city back in the Noughties, we ran a bike v car v bus v train (where relevant) and the bike won every time. the routes ranged from about 3 to...
11-02-18, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,041
Posted By atbman

There are hill climbs and hill climbs

Not quite the usual hill climb competitors :)

https://www.facebook.com/dave.stevens.587268/videos/10153950990811947/
11-01-18, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 843
Posted By atbman

Had them for years in the UK - never had any...

Had them for years in the UK - never had any problems with them
10-17-18, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,488
Posted By atbman

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/oct/18/hi...

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/oct/18/highway-code-to-promote-dutch-reach-to-protect-cyclists
10-12-18, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By atbman

There are 2 types of cycle lane in the UK:...

There are 2 types of cycle lane in the UK: mandatory and discretionary. Motor vehicles are not allowed in mandatory lanes (demarcated with a solid white line, but discretionary lanes (marked with a...
09-23-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,809
Posted By atbman

A few more tips: Never push the bike (a) it...

A few more tips:

Never push the bike (a) it knackers your back and (b) you may not quite be pushing him in the direction he's steering
Place your hand (or even fingertips) on his upper back -...
09-17-18, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,809
Posted By atbman

Generic Chinese bikes tend to be Too heavy...

Generic Chinese bikes tend to be

Too heavy
Badly designed in terms of proportions for children's arms, legs and bodies
Too heavy (how much does it weigh as a percentage of his weight cf...
08-29-18, 04:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,292
Posted By atbman

Let's see: he won the world championship by...

Let's see: he won the world championship by surfing off other teams' riders



You mean you don't like him? All sprinters moan about being obstructed; all sprinters gesticulate when they think...
08-19-18, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By atbman

Please look at the width of the road. Even if...

Please look at the width of the road. Even if they had been positioned in closer order on the right, there still wouldn't have been room for him to pass safely before turning left.

As for "Just a...
08-17-18, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By atbman

Perhaps you should revisit the video at 50secs...

Perhaps you should revisit the video at 50secs onwards. The driver came up from behind, overtook on the right, drove onto what looks like a rough patch of gravel (not part of the highway as far as I...
07-23-18, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,341
Posted By atbman

Ride alongside, and, steering with your strong...

Ride alongside, and, steering with your strong hand, place the other in the small of her back and push. She gets up the hill and you get some training.
07-23-18, 07:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,884
Posted By atbman

It's been rather more than the last decade. ...

It's been rather more than the last decade. Following on from Chris Boardman's overwhelming win in the Barcelona Olympics, BC appointed his coach as, I think, Performance director and Sport England...
07-12-18, 08:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,101
Posted By atbman

Bike riding licences are a solution in search of...

Bike riding licences are a solution in search of a problem. Driving licences were introduced as a result of rising death rates from poor driving and a lack of awareness of how to drive in traffic...
07-06-18, 10:47 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 7,091
Posted By atbman

AS a Brit, I acknowledge a certain bias, but I...

AS a Brit, I acknowledge a certain bias, but I find the LA comparisons somewhat facile. IIRC, during his Oprah appearance, LA said that (and I'm probably paraphrasing) in his day, out of competition...
07-01-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,238
Posted By atbman

Oh! Look! There's a cyclist balancing on his...

Oh! Look! There's a cyclist balancing on his bike at the lights! And he's facing forward! How confusing. I wonder what he's going to do?

Oh Could it be that he's going to set off in the...
06-25-18, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,902
Posted By atbman

Agree wholeheartedly with converting her bike...

Agree wholeheartedly with converting her bike into a balance bike. We teach one or two kids to ride most weeks and there have been, over the years, youngsters with autism and dyspraxia. One of the...
06-24-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,338
Posted By atbman

For what it's worth, I'd go for the 24" on the...

For what it's worth, I'd go for the 24" on the grounds that the lighter a bike is the more kids enjoy riding them. There's also the fact that a heavy adult entry level steel mtb may not fetch that...
06-24-18, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,200
Posted By atbman

Hi. I don't want to teach grandad to suck eggs,...

Hi. I don't want to teach grandad to suck eggs, but she looks to have her arms at full stretch. Is the saddle moved as far forward as it will go to make it a bit easier?

I only ask, because we...
04-13-18, 02:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,497
Posted By atbman

Judging by some of the comments, there seems to...

Judging by some of the comments, there seems to be some confusion between clothing which is highly coloured (i.e. fluorescent - yellow/orange, etc.) and reflective. In the UK, the phrase hi-viz...
04-09-18, 04:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,476
Posted By atbman

1. The trouble with cyclists without lights is...

1. The trouble with cyclists without lights is that you can't see them
2. How do you know that there are cyclists riding around without lights?
3. I see them all the time (sic)
03-31-18, 02:25 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 22,621
Posted By atbman

I find the Mark 1 eyeball is perfectly capable of...

I find the Mark 1 eyeball is perfectly capable of detecting a cyclist/pedestrian/dog/cat/etc/etc in front of me
03-28-18, 04:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,539
Posted By atbman

It seems to me that, if one of us poses a...

It seems to me that, if one of us poses a question about wrong-way riding following their own rear-ender and some knowledge of 3 others, that forumers would be better occupied in answering the...
02-15-18, 05:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,122
Posted By atbman

[QUOTE=Ninety5rpm;20169983] I see it now. ...

[QUOTE=Ninety5rpm;20169983]
I see it now.

https://nypost.com/2018/01/27/truck-driver-who-killed-kid-on-bike-busted-for-suspended-license/


Suspended license but no blatantly wrong driving...
02-12-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,122
Posted By atbman

I'm a little surprised at the references to "21...

I'm a little surprised at the references to "21 year old kid". He's an adult (in law), not a kid. A stupid adult, not a stupid kid. And should be treated as such.
02-09-18, 03:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,014
Posted By atbman

Absolutely! Just think, if a more restrictive...

Absolutely! Just think, if a more restrictive law was in operation when this merely misdemeanouring driver killed a 13 year old boy on a bike, he might have been fined, who knows, several hundred...
02-06-18, 11:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,031
Posted By atbman

I would but it's parked on my hand

I would but it's parked on my hand
02-03-18, 09:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,193
Posted By atbman

Happened in Australia too. Frequently. So...

Happened in Australia too. Frequently. So frequently that it was clearly malicious. Ditto during a couple of closed roads sportives in Scotland. Very difficult to catch the culprits.
01-19-18, 01:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,270
Posted By atbman

An alternative argument would be: If the rider...

An alternative argument would be: If the rider had died, was it because she intentionally drove in such a way as to kill him? The punishment should be for the nature of the driving and any such...
12-06-17, 07:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,689
Posted By atbman

Classic SMIDSY (aka Sorry mate I didn't see you)...

Classic SMIDSY (aka Sorry mate I didn't see you) - usually used in the aftermath of a collision. No real cure, I'm afraid.
12-02-17, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,546
Posted By atbman

My usual response to questions like this:...

My usual response to questions like this: Islabikes USA https://www.facebook.com/IslabikesUSA/?hc_ref=ARQa9qKjQHdaARaV_ViYRt2WtDvzWFlD8YmmNUnkEuJ4-SHkcaNpjTvH_RY75jF_W9c

Expensive but with...
11-04-17, 05:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,248
Posted By atbman

I've taken the trouble to check your state law on...

I've taken the trouble to check your state law on this subject, You can find it on the Alabike website: http://www.alabike.org/images/ALCode_AlaBike_2010.pdf

Nowhere does it mention the 18" rule....
11-03-17, 03:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,628
Posted By atbman

It's a cartoon. He's showing that the first,...

It's a cartoon. He's showing that the first, knee-jerk, response is to blame the victim. Given the number of links to articles in your media where that has happened, why is this so difficult to...
09-30-17, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,790
Posted By atbman

Makes perfect sense. Good luck with your...

Makes perfect sense. Good luck with your expanded area of interest.
09-30-17, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,193
Posted By atbman

He's often been there or thereabouts and has...

He's often been there or thereabouts and has missed a few stages. Very fast, perhaps not one of the greatest sprinters and not a climber, but can get over the hills pretty well. He used to win most...
09-27-17, 01:02 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,755
Posted By atbman

He didn't bring the case. The police...

He didn't bring the case. The police investigated and the Crown Prosecution Service (equiv. your DA) thought they had found sufficient evidence to bring a case against him. It's difficult to know...
09-20-17, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 952
Posted By atbman

If he was he was: a) riding an awfully long way...

If he was he was:
a) riding an awfully long way out
and
b) still leaning away from the car, some distance after he'd passed it.

Unlikely, I'd say.
09-18-17, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By atbman

The performance's "legality/integrity" is checked...

The performance's "legality/integrity" is checked by the Guinness World Records organisation and they're reasonably well clued up about such things and will have laid down very stringent conditions...
09-14-17, 01:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,809
Posted By atbman

Then you should try comparing the accident rates...

Then you should try comparing the accident rates for senior citizen drivers c/w teen to mid 20s drivers. They're far lower. I speak as a 77 year old with a clean licence, max no claims discount,...
09-13-17, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,790
Posted By atbman

Info on the two disciplines on the attached web...

Info on the two disciplines on the attached web pages from British Cycling' site. they include videos and brief explanations.

I'm assuming that you're very new to cycling. People on this site...
09-13-17, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,000
Posted By atbman

I imagine that Trentin would have loved headlines...

I imagine that Trentin would have loved headlines like "Froome gifts Trentin with points jersey!"
09-03-17, 09:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,332
Posted By atbman

The simple solution is to look up your state's...

The simple solution is to look up your state's law. If it doesn't mention anything about lights on anything you wear, then there is no law against it. Any attempt to charge you with an offence has...
09-01-17, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,110
Posted By atbman

I suspect that the main use of the 3' rule is to...

I suspect that the main use of the 3' rule is to provide grounds for prosecution if a driver does hit you. They have, de facto, provably broken the law. Without such a law, the driver can say that...
08-27-17, 01:04 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,755
Posted By atbman

If he was daydreaming, he must have been talking...

If he was daydreaming, he must have been talking in his sleep, since he shouted out to her twice. As to whether or not the bike would have stopped, that's largely irrelevant: he would have slowed...
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