The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

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Postby Philistine » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:56 pm

human909 wrote:I find it sad that people proudly post their intolerances of others. It smacks of hypocrisy.

Yet you are OK proudly posting your intolerance of me, not just once but half a dozen times.

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Postby find_bruce » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:10 pm

[Mod Says] Time to stop with the personal comments and name calling - debate the issue not the person.[/Mod]

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Postby fat and old » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:29 pm


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Why oh why do people continue to use this map without presenting the history of the area along the very timeline given? Seriously, this is a very bad example to be using.

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Postby Philistine » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:20 pm

fat and old wrote:Why oh why do people continue to use this map without presenting the history of the area along the very timeline given? Seriously, this is a very bad example to be using.

Don't tease us F & O - tell the story! I can't say too much because I am working off a yellow card, but, as far as I know, you are OK.

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Postby ironhanglider » Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:03 pm

There was a paedophile ring that operated in Rotherham for a long time (15-20 years?) before it was finally detected by authorities. There were many victims.

I'm sure that more information could be found easily enough with a search engine, but I am not inclined to do so.

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Postby fat and old » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:20 pm

The “authorities” were aware of the issues and chose to cover it up or turn a blind eye, which seems to be SOP with these things. It continued over 30 years, and iirc when I looked at the original article that that diagram appeared in I was struck by the timing of it. Anyway, I just wouldn’t use that particular diagram or area as an example of over parenting.

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Postby pj » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:37 pm

Nearly ran this one over :D


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Postby mikesbytes » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:46 pm

pj wrote:Nearly ran this one over :D



Sorry mate, I didn't see you
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PS I love your videos as know nearly all of the roads, so I'm thinking where is this? (I know this one)
If the R-1 rule is broken, what happens to N+1?

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Postby pj » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:15 pm

mikesbytes wrote:
pj wrote:Nearly ran this one over :D



Sorry mate, I didn't see you
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PS I love your videos as know nearly all of the roads, so I'm thinking where is this? (I know this one)


:lol:

I wish I had more time to vary my commute and take some alternative routes although not many choices to get through the city from the south.

Glad you can relate to them!

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Postby biker jk » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:01 am

Wrong side of roundabout. Perhaps a European?

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Postby mikesbytes » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:43 pm

biker jk wrote:Wrong side of roundabout. Perhaps a European?

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Took evasive action to avoid being hit by another road user :wink:
If the R-1 rule is broken, what happens to N+1?

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Postby CKinnard » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:35 pm

I got to get to sleep earlier.
Yesterday I woke up early, then fell back to sleep, so missed the best ride hours.
Got out about 7.30a. Within a km, I had to unclip for a red light.
got my foot down onto the road....then my left ankle just buckled (foot turned inwards) and before I knew I was on the tarmac.
probably a combo of being tired, and the road sloping down to the gutter and cleats.
Have never done anything like that before.
THere were are a few cars to my right, but they all chose to look away.
Ah well....ya win some ya lose some.

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Postby jasonc » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:47 pm

CKinnard wrote:I got to get to sleep earlier.
Yesterday I woke up early, then fell back to sleep, so missed the best ride hours.
Got out about 7.30a. Within a km, I had to unclip for a red light.
got my foot down onto the road....then my left ankle just buckled (foot turned inwards) and before I knew I was on the tarmac.
probably a combo of being tired, and the road sloping down to the gutter and cleats.
Have never done anything like that before.
THere were are a few cars to my right, but they all chose to look away.
Ah well....ya win some ya lose some.

A work mate did that in the wet. The foot slipped and he ended up breaking his leg
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Postby PA » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:11 am

jasonc wrote:
CKinnard wrote:I got to get to sleep earlier.
Yesterday I woke up early, then fell back to sleep, so missed the best ride hours.
Got out about 7.30a. Within a km, I had to unclip for a red light.
got my foot down onto the road....then my left ankle just buckled (foot turned inwards) and before I knew I was on the tarmac.
probably a combo of being tired, and the road sloping down to the gutter and cleats.
Have never done anything like that before.
THere were are a few cars to my right, but they all chose to look away.
Ah well....ya win some ya lose some.

A work mate did that in the wet. The foot slipped and he ended up breaking his leg

Fortunately a Vet came along, unfortunately the Vet shot him.
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Postby CKinnard » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:01 pm

PA wrote:Fortunately a Vet came along, unfortunately the Vet shot him.


some surgery, I'd rather have a Vet do on me.
they tend to be more humane than many surgeons I know.

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Postby pj » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:22 am

Self nomination, two clipless moments this week, at least the second one was in the sand lol




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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:47 pm

pj wrote:

That's not the first time that part of the path has been covered in deep sand, I've had to walk over it more than once. I drove past there this morning and I could see the erosion on the hill from the road, I knew the path would be covered
If the R-1 rule is broken, what happens to N+1?

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Postby biker jk » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:12 pm

pj wrote:Self nomination, two clipless moments this week, at least the second one was in the sand lol





Road bike pedals are not a good idea for commuting.

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Postby pj » Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:12 pm

mikesbytes wrote:
pj wrote:

That's not the first time that part of the path has been covered in deep sand, I've had to walk over it more than once. I drove past there this morning and I could see the erosion on the hill from the road, I knew the path would be covered


It seems like that hill is just one big sand dune, it only takes a tiny amount of rain to cover the path with sand. I went through there once in the dark, hit a patch of sand and nearly came off so I try and take it easy these days.

biker jk wrote:Road bike pedals are not a good idea for commuting.


Yes can be annoying when filtering and moving in slow traffic, I'm generally ok except when I forget about them :)

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Postby P!N20 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:44 pm

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real- ... 9de21f0aae

Wonder if they were wearing a helmet.

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Postby g-boaf » Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:04 pm

biker jk wrote:
Road bike pedals are not a good idea for commuting.


I use them all the time for commuting (around 60km every day) - you just unclip one foot when you think it is necessary to slow down. I also don't filter between lanes.

Meanwhile, a Dutch cyclist nearly ends up under the wheels of a passenger train:

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real- ... 9de21f0aae

He goes around the barriers, waits for the freight train to go through but doesn't see the passenger train coming the other way. How silly could you be to not wait until you have clear vision?

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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:01 pm

pj wrote:
biker jk wrote:Road bike pedals are not a good idea for commuting.


Yes can be annoying when filtering and moving in slow traffic, I'm generally ok except when I forget about them :)

I'm with biker jk, when you get to your destination its convenient to be able to walk around. My road, TT and track bike have 3 bolt pedals but everything else has 2 bolt or even nothing (short distances). Not that its a biggie, personal choice, a bit like which beer is the best :lol:
If the R-1 rule is broken, what happens to N+1?

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Postby pj » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:00 pm

mikesbytes wrote:
pj wrote:
biker jk wrote:Road bike pedals are not a good idea for commuting.


Yes can be annoying when filtering and moving in slow traffic, I'm generally ok except when I forget about them :)

I'm with biker jk, when you get to your destination its convenient to be able to walk around. My road, TT and track bike have 3 bolt pedals but everything else has 2 bolt or even nothing (short distances). Not that its a biggie, personal choice, a bit like which beer is the best :lol:


I like the beer analogy, any beer is better than no beer. I'll cycle any bike rather than sit in traffic!

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Postby jasonc » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:52 pm

pj wrote:
I like the beer analogy, any beer is better than no beer. I'll cycle any bike rather than sit in traffic!

A better analogy is the camera one. The best camera is the one you have with you. I.e. the best bike is the one you have to ride right now
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