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by Matt1962
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cycling two abreast
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Cycling two abreast

I rarely ride with others, but I do take the primary position where I think appropriate - doing so once resulted in a rather unpleasant confrontation after someone decided to make a point... Sometimes drivers just need an excuse :( When I'm driving I much prefer cyclists to make themselves an obvio...
by Matt1962
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cycling two abreast
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Cycling two abreast

...might even be regarded as best practice. Where I have a preference, I'd probably prefer they were two abreast and the group was shorter in length. I'd guess the cause of animosity for many drivers is that side by side means they have to overtake rather than barging past those in single file. In ...
by Matt1962
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cycling two abreast
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Cycling two abreast

Much (often deserved) criticism is made of cyclists ignoring the rules of the road; but one thing that seems to enrage many drivers more than anything else is actually perfectly legal and might even be regarded as best practice. I'm speaking about riding two abreast. I have been out cycling with a f...
by Matt1962
Wed May 03, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Unpoliced 20 limits
Replies: 33
Views: 2962

Re: Unpoliced 20 limits

I seem to be a bit out of step with everyone on this, but I have changed my views in recent years and now don't have a great problem with 20's and 30's. To me 30 makes sense for safety reasons on a 'main' road in a built up area, whereas 20 is giving a sign that the car is there on sufferance and ne...
by Matt1962
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Unpoliced 20 limits
Replies: 33
Views: 2962

Re: Unpoliced 20 limits

20 limit village near me has just been extended. There was one villager who objected during the lead up saying it was a waste of time/money as the existing area isn't enforced. I get fed up going through there with 4x4s, BMWs, Audis etc. stuck to my back wheel trying to intimidate me. I don't mind ...
by Matt1962
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Unpoliced 20 limits
Replies: 33
Views: 2962

Re: Unpoliced 20 limits

Just been reading about the situation in Cambridge where councilors are saying that they wouldn't have introduced 20 limits if they had realised that the Police wouldn't enforce them. In fact the Police have stated publically that they won't enforce - arguably making the situation worse than before...
by Matt1962
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Unpoliced 20 limits
Replies: 33
Views: 2962

Unpoliced 20 limits

Just been reading about the situation in Cambridge where councilors are saying that they wouldn't have introduced 20 limits if they had realised that the Police wouldn't enforce them. In fact the Police have stated publically that they won't enforce - arguably making the situation worse than before ...
by Matt1962
Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Interesting AD decision to share
Replies: 34
Views: 2754

Re: Interesting AD decision to share

Interesting. This sounds like you were, effectively, racing the ambulance? You chose to overtake it in the NSL sections, but then held it up in the lower speed limits? wouldn't that be the same impression if you meet one of those upright members of the community who does 40mph everywhere... you wou...
by Matt1962
Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 4x4, winter tyres, ESC . . . who needs it? - video
Replies: 5
Views: 868

Re: 4x4, winter tyres, ESC . . . who needs it? - video

Reminds me of a journey up a Welsh mountain pass mid 1990's. We were in my old Granada and friends were in a big Alfa (164?). Both cars were really struggling. Not so the old lady in the Morris Minor, who happily went past us with no problems whatsoever.
by Matt1962
Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Would you break the law here?
Replies: 14
Views: 1656

Re: Would you break the law here?

I'm not sure I see how being the last car in a queue in lane 1 is any different to being the last car when there's congestion. You are still at risk of the next vehicle behind you. I'd guess that people continuing in lane one would see the queue on the hard shoulder and expect everyone wanting to l...

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