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by gannet
Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why - what does it matter?
Replies: 15
Views: 482

Re: Why - what does it matter?

exportmanuk wrote:PTW = Powered Two Wheels

Thanks, that makes more sense now :D
by gannet
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why - what does it matter?
Replies: 15
Views: 482

Re: Why - what does it matter?

I just don't see the need to include it in the articles :(

And what's PTW?
by gannet
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why - what does it matter?
Replies: 15
Views: 482

Re: Why - what does it matter?

In the first instance, they stated it was a Porsche with the inference that the car was going [too] fast In the second, it's filler And half the time in these reports, they get it wrong I don't see that inference - other than going in the "opposite direction" but that could mean anything....
by gannet
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why - what does it matter?
Replies: 15
Views: 482

Why - what does it matter?

I've read more than a couple of news articles recently which report on a road traffic collision between cars and either cyclists or pedestrians. In all cases its obviously the more vulnerable road user that has come of worse, which is of course sad. So to my question/observation... In all the articl...
by gannet
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Riding a bicycle without brakes
Replies: 76
Views: 7675

Re: Riding a bicycle without brakes

It appears to me that in the two clips the pedestrians stepped into the path of the oncoming riders whilst looking the wrong way. If a pedestrian steps into the path of a two wheeled vehicle, even if travelling at slow speed, the rider has little chance. In fact even if they can avoid hitting the p...
by gannet
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Pros and cons of hi-vis
Replies: 82
Views: 8135

Re: Pros and cons of hi-vis

There maybe no statistical proof that any sort of hi-viz works, but in my own experience wearing it earns me more space from passing motorists. Yes I'm not a motorcyclist but a mere cyclist. The best kind I've found is the reflective 360 stuff - pro-viz stole a march but there are now various others...
by gannet
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cycling two abreast
Replies: 6
Views: 911

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 :(
by gannet
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Run flats to 'normal tyres'
Replies: 11
Views: 1816

Re: Run flats to 'normal tyres'

Just also bear in mind, different brands of Run-flat tyre ride significantly differently... On my Z4 I switched from using the OEM Bridgestone run-flat tyre over to Michelin's version (PS2 ZP) and it transformed the car... Current car rides on Dunlop Sport Max RT runflats and (aside from the sport s...
by gannet
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Riding a bicycle without brakes
Replies: 76
Views: 7675

Re: Riding a bicycle without brakes

As a result of this thread, my comments, and subsequent replies - I've been extra vigilant this evening - and still failed to spot the pedestrian cutting a few yards off of their route to the crossing at the lights.... she was on her phone at the time just walking along the pavement, and stepped alo...
by gannet
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Riding a bicycle without brakes
Replies: 76
Views: 7675

Re: Riding a bicycle without brakes

yup, that about sums it up...

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