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by trashbat
Wed May 11, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: One of the dozen
Replies: 108
Views: 11889

Re: One of the dozen

These events are niche. What you're complaining about isn't cycling per se, or representative of 'cyclists' as a common theme, but instead a competitive quality of something specific. You might as well complain about Ace Cafe meets. And eco-warriors? Really? Is this the Telegraph? I don't really kno...
by trashbat
Tue May 10, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: 'Filtering' Accident
Replies: 63
Views: 8204

Re: 'Filtering' Accident

When asking an associate "what could you have done differently?" It is to make them aware that they often have choices that could mitigate the risk of injury or death. After all it is no consolation being right when you are lying in a hospital bed or wooden box. Better to act to protect y...
by trashbat
Tue May 10, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: 'Filtering' Accident
Replies: 63
Views: 8204

Re: 'Filtering' Accident

I am sorry - we will have to disagree... while at a conceptual level you are are right that the rider doesn't have to be an expert - it is only correct in isolation... once you put it back in the context of that situation then the rider has to accept some responsibility for what happens... they are...
by trashbat
Tue May 10, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: 'Filtering' Accident
Replies: 63
Views: 8204

Re: 'Filtering' Accident

It is blaming the rider. To pick on you, but only so as to avoid calling out other posters: situation partially created by the rider who then failed to continue to control the situation ... the biker has to take some responsibility for what happened and even in the above: She could have been more as...
by trashbat
Tue May 10, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: 'Filtering' Accident
Replies: 63
Views: 8204

Re: 'Filtering' Accident

Well, that or they cause the retrospective audience to lose sight of the things that matter. Oh she could have done X. Oh she should have done Y. Oh this would never have happened to me because I would never have done Z because I'm an expert. Err great. None of that matters because, hello, reality c...
by trashbat
Mon May 09, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: 'Filtering' Accident
Replies: 63
Views: 8204

Re: 'Filtering' Accident

A nice little line in victim blaming going on here.
by trashbat
Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Pavement Parking
Replies: 11
Views: 2051

Re: Pavement Parking

I don't understand how it's not illegal already.

It's illegal to drive on the pavement except over a dropped kerb to access a property, so...
by trashbat
Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Glimmer of hope?
Replies: 20
Views: 2796

Re: Glimmer of hope?

More information's required, isn't it.

The cameras were switched off. Presumably they're still physically present. Was the switch off well publicised?

I wouldn't expect anything short of removal to change anything, frankly.
by trashbat
Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Leaving your car in gear when parked
Replies: 41
Views: 8005

Re: Leaving your car in gear when parked

Mark of the IAM wrote:‘On an uphill incline turn the wheels away from the kerb and leave the vehicle in first gear. Similarly when facing downhill, the vehicle may be left in reverse and the wheels turned towards the kerb.’

My bold. There's no meaningful difference, is there?
by trashbat
Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Fuel Additives - When is it too much?
Replies: 44
Views: 7836

Re: Fuel Additives - When is it too much?

superplum wrote:Terraclean appears to be the simple solution - no experience I hasten to add! :|

For direct injection petrols, I have my doubts.

In fact I have my doubts more generally.

It's been a long time and there's not been any non-anecdotal evidence of it working, AFAIK.

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