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by GTR1400MAN
Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheese Sandwiches
Replies: 20
Views: 1889

Re: Cheese Sandwiches

They didn't mention if you could have alternative forms of cheese sandwich. Branston. Lettuce. Mustard. Or is it plain vanilla cheddar only?
by GTR1400MAN
Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Autonomous vehicles again.
Replies: 1
Views: 471

Re: Autonomous vehicles again.

That sounds like it is using a camera and contrast detection. Most of these systems use a form of radar. A shadow wouldn't reflect a signal.
by GTR1400MAN
Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Looking after cyclists
Replies: 32
Views: 3335

Re: Looking after cyclists

I remember cycling proficiency taking place in my primary school playground, allegedly now we have something called Bikeability, although I've never heard of it actually taking place. Certainly happens round my neck of the woods. During the summer months the roads are often full of school children ...
by GTR1400MAN
Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Blues and Twos and Traffic Lights
Replies: 134
Views: 9147

Re: Blues and Twos and Traffic Lights

Was there ever agreement [here] that the toots the OP heard were the coper changing the siren, rather than using the horn to: show annoyance/frustration, indicate the presence of the police vehicle, issue a command (i.e. give a direction for the OP to move forwards), wake the OP from his slumbers ....
by GTR1400MAN
Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Looking after cyclists
Replies: 32
Views: 3335

Re: Looking after cyclists

It's an option Horse but not always possible with following traffic. Also if you just yield or back off every time, you just encourage them to do it even more. Also yielding early or slowing may give them 'body language'/subliminal signal to 'come on through'. There's always a fine line as motorcyc...
by GTR1400MAN
Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Looking after cyclists
Replies: 32
Views: 3335

Re: Looking after cyclists

It's an option Horse but not always possible with following traffic. Also if you just yield or back off every time, you just encourage them to do it even more. Also yielding early or slowing may give them 'body language'/subliminal signal to 'come on through'. There's always a fine line as motorcycl...
by GTR1400MAN
Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Looking after cyclists
Replies: 32
Views: 3335

Re: Looking after cyclists

The cars coming towards you overtaking a cyclist is something we always cover with m/c associates. If you think it is bad for you as a car driver then it is horrendous on a motorbike. The car/lorry/van coming towards you WILL overtake the cycle and you need to be ready for it. Sometimes commanding y...
by GTR1400MAN
Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Looking after cyclists
Replies: 32
Views: 3335

Re: Looking after cyclists

I liked this one that did the rounds recently on Facebook. Thought it made the point quite well. "If you are a driver who considers to pass a cyclist by less than one meter is safe, why not try to stand past the yellow line while a train is passing?" https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/...
by GTR1400MAN
Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Looking after cyclists
Replies: 32
Views: 3335

Re: Looking after cyclists

Then having overtaken them safely at the given distance they you will ride between you and the kerb as you are queuing to turn left with an indicator on! :twisted: I always do my best to give cyclists plenty of room but they really don't do their case any good by flouting common sense safety themsel...
by GTR1400MAN
Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who pulled the plug out?
Replies: 8
Views: 1103

Re: Who pulled the plug out?

waremark wrote:Alistair, we appreciate your provision and support of the forum.

Seconded.

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