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by Carbon Based
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Pros and cons of hi-vis
Replies: 82
Views: 929

Re: Santa list?

these jackets also glow under street lighting. Glow? How's that work then? [geekwithvaguememoryofphysics] :idea: The fluorescent yellow or orange of hi-viz etc can appear to glow as if more light is being reflected from it compared a similar coloured surface. Fluorescence occurs when UV light is co...
by Carbon Based
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cycling two abreast
Replies: 6
Views: 309

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 Carbon Based
Sun May 28, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Driving in the middle of London
Replies: 16
Views: 1512

Re: Driving in the middle of London

jcochrane wrote:I find it relaxing which may seem strange :o


I'm with you on this, and that aiming for calmness while surrounded by chaos seems the best way. Attempting to overcome that with aggression seems counter productive.

Besides, it isn't Naples ;)
by Carbon Based
Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The state of roads.
Replies: 87
Views: 4722

Re: The state of roads.

Didn't the Spanish government spend a huge amount on road and other civil engineering projects a few years ago? That would have given them great road quality to start with. Non scientific observation (a holiday a couple of years ago) would suggest that their major routes have significantly lower tra...
by Carbon Based
Mon May 30, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Government Think survey
Replies: 13
Views: 1625

Re: Government Think survey

akirk wrote:as we know it is only on this forum that we are totally unbiased and reasonable


8-) Indeed.
by Carbon Based
Mon May 30, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: How does advanced driving deal with a modern manual gearbox
Replies: 52
Views: 5861

Re: How does advanced driving deal with a modern manual gearbox

We also agree that the gear-change indicators are set to maximize economy. My 3 cylinder petrol engine doesn't just indicate up or down, but specifies which gear it would like you to select. Moderate acceleration will ask for one or even two gears lower so while there is a bias towards economy it i...
by Carbon Based
Mon May 30, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Government Think survey
Replies: 13
Views: 1625

Government Think survey

It's statistics, so can probably be made to mean anything you'd like, so how do you interpret: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/525931/road-safety-biennial-survey.pdf Apparently the only things the public consider to be less dangerous than driving at 90mph on...
by Carbon Based
Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: RoSPA launches website to keep older drivers safe on the roads
Replies: 108
Views: 7303

Re: RoSPA launches website to keep older drivers safe on the roads

A stranger is just a friend you haven't met.
by Carbon Based
Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: RoSPA launches website to keep older drivers safe on the roads
Replies: 108
Views: 7303

Re: RoSPA launches website to keep older drivers safe on the roads

I have been looking for some device that would monitor speed against limit to give a back up warning. The "old" TomTom UK app on iPhone had audible alerts for camera locations and for straying over the limit. I say "old" because it has just been replaced with TomTom Go which, as...
by Carbon Based
Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Removal of white lines
Replies: 16
Views: 2220

Re: Removal of white lines

I can sort of understand it in well-lit urban areas with no requirement for directing the traffic into lanes for different routes, but on a dark, wet rural road surrounded by nasties such as trees and ditches, I find the benefit hard to discern. Seems many of the trials have been villages rather th...

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