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Forum: General 12th Nov 2011, 18:42
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Posted By bigsharn
I don't, but I work with Passenger Carrying...

I don't, but I work with Passenger Carrying Vehicles so I have to know my highway code. Until recently I've never had a need for a driving licence, and only now am I considering it. Why do you ask?
...
Forum: General 10th Nov 2011, 17:03
Replies: 233
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Posted By bigsharn
Skate and pisspot halmets have little to no...

Skate and pisspot halmets have little to no ventilation, and Skate helmets are less padded than motorbike helmets so still dig in


As a sidenote: I know I was supposed to go into JJB today to...
Forum: General 9th Nov 2011, 16:26
Replies: 233
Views: 12,638
Posted By bigsharn
TRIPLE post? How does that work?

TRIPLE post? How does that work?
Forum: General 9th Nov 2011, 16:25
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Posted By bigsharn
*Double post, please delete*

*Double post, please delete*
Forum: General 9th Nov 2011, 16:25
Replies: 233
Views: 12,638
Posted By bigsharn
I have to disagree with the majority of the...

I have to disagree with the majority of the above:

By ride over to the left I assume you mean taking a secondary position, this isn't always the best course of action.
Riding over drains is...
Forum: General 7th Nov 2011, 23:11
Replies: 233
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Posted By bigsharn
What would make you say that?

What would make you say that?
Forum: General 7th Nov 2011, 21:36
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Posted By bigsharn
A multitude of Ebay purchases: Sealskinz...

A multitude of Ebay purchases:
Sealskinz windproof gloves, after my Aldi ones died a death
Some bar tape in "Jaguar green" to match my main bike (Cheaper than the usual black stuff I get, wouldn't...
Forum: General 7th Nov 2011, 13:38
Replies: 233
Views: 12,638
Posted By bigsharn
I got most of it from Freecycle, so I wouldn't...

I got most of it from Freecycle, so I wouldn't sell it on, more likely give it away . I use my D80 and 18-55mm for work (previously for my college course) and my 50mm f/1.8 is just a nice lens for...
Forum: General 6th Nov 2011, 22:45
Replies: 233
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Posted By bigsharn
And what sort of vehicle did you have in mind? ...

And what sort of vehicle did you have in mind?
I am saying I would rather take up more of the road, consequently using the road safely.



Obviously you haven't been reading this thread......
Forum: General 6th Nov 2011, 18:31
Replies: 233
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Posted By bigsharn
Or I could save myself the 60+...

Or I could save myself the 60+ (http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=24544) and just ride out further into the road? No matter what tyres you use, you can still end up on the deck...
Forum: General 6th Nov 2011, 15:33
Replies: 233
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Posted By bigsharn
25c Marathon plus', but it wouldn't be the first...

25c Marathon plus', but it wouldn't be the first time I've gone down on wet leaves on Marathon Plus'
Forum: General 5th Nov 2011, 21:26
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Posted By bigsharn
That's not what he said, he said "mounting...

That's not what he said, he said "mounting pavements", which I'm sure we all see cars do on a daily basis, if nothing else, to park on the kerb.



And yet, more cyclists are injured on the...
Forum: General 5th Nov 2011, 20:31
Replies: 233
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Posted By bigsharn
There's no such thing as road tax... There hasn't...

There's no such thing as road tax... There hasn't been since 1937. The reason that as a motorist you pay to use the road is that your car has carbon emissions. A bicycle would come under the same...
Forum: General 5th Nov 2011, 17:50
Replies: 233
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Posted By bigsharn
"To wait in traffic like a lemon? No thanks"...

"To wait in traffic like a lemon? No thanks" *ride off*



Because they're not giving me 6ft of room when passing. A close pass is one where I could touch their car/vehicle when they pass me (ie...
Forum: General 5th Nov 2011, 16:54
Replies: 233
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Posted By bigsharn
I've been cycling roughly on the outline of the...

I've been cycling roughly on the outline of the cycle lane, until I hit the double white lines, at which point I move out to discourage folk overtaking on a blind corner.




Roads can, and do...
Forum: General 4th Nov 2011, 18:48
Replies: 233
Views: 12,638
Posted By bigsharn
Going by your analagy, yes I would. If, as a...

Going by your analagy, yes I would.

If, as a car, I was on a dual carriageway, and the lane that contained a hazard were to then suddenly narrow to the point it was narrower than my car then I'd...
Forum: General 4th Nov 2011, 17:41
Replies: 233
Views: 12,638
Posted By bigsharn
Considering I'm a foot out from the cycle lane to...

Considering I'm a foot out from the cycle lane to avoid the hazards such as these... (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4789146.stm)

Full video:
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Forum: General 2nd Nov 2011, 16:29
Replies: 233
Views: 12,638
Posted By bigsharn
Defeats the purpose a bit, and being far from the...

Defeats the purpose a bit, and being far from the steadiest of hands I don't fancy wrecking a 50 helmet



It's not that it's delicate, in fact the skull's just thicker therethan it should be :p...
Forum: General 1st Nov 2011, 22:24
Replies: 233
Views: 12,638
Posted By bigsharn
Unfortunately, we don't have two aspects to the...

Unfortunately, we don't have two aspects to the law. The law is the law and if you break it for whatever reason the police can be arseholes about it and prosecute you if they're having a bad day,...
Forum: General 1st Nov 2011, 22:16
Replies: 233
Views: 12,638
Posted By bigsharn
I've always been told it's called a double crown,...

I've always been told it's called a double crown, but there may be another name for it. I have a decent sized lump on my head where my skull didn't grow properly and bicycle helmets don't fit...
Forum: General 1st Nov 2011, 21:46
Replies: 233
Views: 12,638
Posted By bigsharn
Road users in Slovakia are a LOT more polite than...

Road users in Slovakia are a LOT more polite than the ones in the UK then

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Out of those cars, one thanked me for pulling over. Granted, usually I manage the 20mph limit, but you can...
Forum: General 1st Nov 2011, 21:07
Replies: 233
Views: 12,638
Posted By bigsharn
With the above I did just mean home insurance...

With the above I did just mean home insurance providers, sorry if I never made that clear.



Thank you, that'll teach me to not check after posting
Forum: General 1st Nov 2011, 20:21
Replies: 233
Views: 12,638
Posted By bigsharn
Like this?...

Like this? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg4_Q4EgDZY&list=PL2D1A74822A5FCD9B&index=46&feature=plpp_video)




Most of the time they won't be holding you up for a great length of time anyway...
Forum: General 31st Oct 2011, 19:59
Replies: 233
Views: 12,638
Posted By bigsharn
The bloke's in the wrong because he never...

The bloke's in the wrong because he never indicated. There are three options on that road, which are to go straight on, turn left or turn right. Admittedly in the four years I've commuted on that...
Forum: General 31st Oct 2011, 15:23
Replies: 233
Views: 12,638
Posted By bigsharn
Well I admitted to my mistake in the description,...

Well I admitted to my mistake in the description, as I have in this thread. Had I waited I'd have been roughly in the same position in the road regardless. You printscreened that at a point that...
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