Your rants here.

1575576577578579581»

Posts

  • gbsahne001gbsahne001 Posts: 1,953
    edited November 2019
    overtaken as I reach a blind corner, https://www.google.com/maps/@51.4565043,-0.8877745,3a,75y,33.49h,88.33t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s2KSVSVA5q5ROBRI_zReyDA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

    chap decides to have words, as he's clearly seen me shaking my head... pulls over and says, "I cycle the overtake was fine" .... BMW driver... continues shaking head
  • gbsahne001gbsahne001 Posts: 1,953
    edited November 2019
    duplicate post..... can't delete :s
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,932
    Slowing for a red light from 100 foot away and overtaken by a Focus who less than five car lengths later stopped for the queue of traffic that I slipped up the inside of on the red paint.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • awaveyawavey Posts: 2,216
    absolute c-unit on my commute home tonight, basically tried to drive into me when I was in prime riding through a pedestrian crossing bounded by refuge islands , lent on the horn so much I thought his hand was glued to it, so I went and caught up with him to have a word, absolute waste of time, apparently it was all my fault for being "childish" for not sticking to the gutter basically as theres a dashed cycle lane which isnt worth anything anyway even if it wasnt full of debris,leaves and water, frankly I dont give a damn even if it wasnt Im taking prime through there, and even if I had of complied like the nice lower order of life he thought I was, he'd have close passed me then promptly left hooked me anyway.

  • wolfsbane2kwolfsbane2k Posts: 2,868
    1200km on the new bike since July, and in the space of 1 week I've physically snapped 2 teeth of the big chain ring.

    That, and the back wheel's axle has worked it's way loose and I can't get the frigging cassette off to tighten it up again means it's probably due a service at the LBS.

    So, in prep for that, have taken the opportunity to refresh the studs on the ice tyres - whatever you do when trying to replace them, don't slip as you put them in, as your hand then slides down the wheel, getting caught on each and every stud on the way down. I look like I've been in a battle with a couple of tigers....

    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • wolfsbane2kwolfsbane2k Posts: 2,868
    Death of a local lady Gina McWilliam just on her way to work while on a bike in Fishbourne :cry:

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10156941625876553&id=610261552
    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,389

    Death of a local lady Gina McWilliam just on her way to work while on a bike in Fishbourne :cry:

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10156941625876553&id=610261552

    yup - sad story - the video doesn't show it to be dangerous - it's a few cars/vans/lorries driving very sensibly - like the majority do.

    Of all the bits that are "dangerous" I wouldn't class that bit of road as such. Yes, it's a busy road and you do get cnuts on it - but in terms of space and visibility - it's not that bad.
  • 1200km on the new bike since July, and in the space of 1 week I've physically snapped 2 teeth of the big chain ring.

    Too much powaaaaar clearly :D

  • wolfsbane2kwolfsbane2k Posts: 2,868
    slowbike said:

    Death of a local lady Gina McWilliam just on her way to work while on a bike in Fishbourne :cry:

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10156941625876553&id=610261552

    yup - sad story - the video doesn't show it to be dangerous - it's a few cars/vans/lorries driving very sensibly - like the majority do.

    Of all the bits that are "dangerous" I wouldn't class that bit of road as such. Yes, it's a busy road and you do get cnuts on it - but in terms of space and visibility - it's not that bad.
    Oh aye, the drivers in that film are all "ok" - the problem is the idiots, like most places, combined with "infra" where cycling lanes disappear just as you need it at pinch points, and some drivers are suddenly surprised at narrowing roads..

    I've ridden down from havant to west wittering a few times via that route on a weekend morning in the past - I definitely wouldn't want to do it on a weekday rush hour given some of the shocking driving I encountered....
    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • wolfsbane2kwolfsbane2k Posts: 2,868

    1200km on the new bike since July, and in the space of 1 week I've physically snapped 2 teeth of the big chain ring.

    Too much powaaaaar clearly :D

    Yep - something like that ( or shifting while under power....)
    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • awaveyawavey Posts: 2,216
    driving (dont worry it is still cycling related) my mum home from an appointment tonight,it was well beyond sunset and definitely lights up nightime, and I saw a guy in rugby kit so Id assume been for evening training somewhere but none of it reflective or bright or anything, riding a bike on a narrow path with no rear light at all, and I knew it wasnt a shared cycle path he was on, suddenly meets a pedestrian coming the other way out of the gloom (frankly only illuminated by my lights anyway), and without alook or hesitation plops himself on the road infront of me.

    fortunately for him Id anticipated it happening just because my cycling spidey sense told me to treat him like he was on the road anyway , I dont think many other vehicles would have given him that much space to do that safely for him

    and Im just left thinking, no wonder people in cars hate cyclists :(

  • Compared to 2017 and 2018, I've had a really restrained year in terms of buying cycling stuff. Roll on to last night, adding lots of "maybes" to the baskets at Merlin and PX in their BF sales and then eyes popping out of sockets when I looked at the totals! :o

    So then I had to start trimming the baskets down, removing bits that were not the best price I recall seeing recently and other bits that weren't of essential need...

    And then forgot out of lack of habit to pay for my Merlin basket via Topcashback or Quidco, to then figure this morning that the Conti tubes I've ordered (29x 1.75-2.35") aren't likely to work with my 38mm Marathon Cross or 38mm Gravdals (although fine for my 2.35" G-Ones and Vee Speedsters), because 38mm is ~1.5". :(

    As much I bought some useful/essential gear, none of my "really want" items were a great price anywhere I've seen (carbon aero drop bars still £89 at PX, R7000 34/50 chainset is £99+, Lezyne MegaXL is £160+), which on a good deal would be <£330 total and possibly less reward points and cashback.
    ================
    2017 Cube Attain GTC Pro Disc 2016
    2016 Voodoo Wazoo

    Formerly known as NitrousOxideUK (used new forum settings to sync name with my STW account alias)
  • Got back to the car last night after doing a park and pedal to work.
    A white Mercedes was parked next to me (thought it was a fellow forum member so gave them a nod) with the engine running.
    I'm reasonably efficient at packing up my bike and kit, but it still takes 10 minutes or so. By the time I'd finished, the car was still there with its engine running.

    And you'd think a nod from a guy in skintight cycling kit would make them leave as quickly as possible.
  • LongshotLongshot Posts: 543

    And you'd think a nod from a guy in skintight cycling kit would make them leave as quickly as possible.

    I'm guessing you don't do much fetish dogging?
    You can fool some of the people all of the time. Concentrate on those people.
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,932
    Rode away from home on Thursday morning and 10 seconds later I was rolling in the road when the spindle on one the pedals snapped. Once I gathered myself I looked at the bike and all looked OK till I put my left foot down properly and still had the pedal on my shoe. During the tumble I managed to bend the rear rotor slightly so had that rubbing all the way to work when I got myself back on the road after robbing a pedal off the other bike.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • wolfsbane2kwolfsbane2k Posts: 2,868
    One of them mornings.
    Rode Bike 1 to the bottom of the road, only to hear a Bang with an instant rear flat.
    Walked back home, grabbed bike two, which last week I replaced my first ever spoke entirely by myself ( go me) in the rear wheel - and had done a gentle 2km on it.
    about 500m into the ride, "Plink". "Plink Plink " . 3 other spokes went. Balls.
    Walked back home, grabbed bike 3, which was still fitted with the wheels with the marathon winter spiked tyres on - swapped out with the hybrid tyre fitted wheels, pumped them up, and rode to work. Slow. No mudguards. I'd moved my camera and light mounts from Bike 3 to Bike 2 last week - and no time to swap them all back, so did the absolute minimum - 1 front light mount, 1 rear.

    Which then meant I had to take the quicker, but significantly heavier traffic'd route to work, and a few numpties in white vans decided to take the censored weather out on me.

    Would have almost definitely been quicker from A to B, as well as a nicer ride, to fix the puncture...

    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • Someone has cut the one? Wire cutting off our phone/tv/internet for the last few days which is a very 1st world problem but seriously tedious! Might be back by Monday we’ll see!
  • xbnmxbnm Posts: 113
    Of the last 4 commutes ive had 4 incidnets, run off the road into a junciton by an overtaking bus, narrowly avoided head on collision by a car overtaking stationary traffic over double white lines, had to come to halt by a car using a bus lane they shouldnt be on, and forced into a junciton by a police station by a transit pulling ouot from the opposite side. 2 in Durham 2 in Northumbria the worst 2 in Durham. One of the ones in northumbria already has NIP: Wonder how durham are going to perform this time.
  • slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,389
    Bah ...

    Having had a daylight ride in this morning - and anticipating an early finish - I came in with 1 front light which I knew was low on battery ...

    and it seems that we're likely to be working till dark .... fortunately I gathered that fairly early on so have managed to get my front light on charge!!
  • wolfsbane2kwolfsbane2k Posts: 2,868
    edited 8 January
    First deliberate punishment pass of the year - nothing oncoming, yet decided that 23 cm between side of my biek and side of their vehicle at 60mph was worth the risk - that's not including wing mirrors.
    (I've got a nearmiss-o-meter on the bike now)
    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • xbnmxbnm Posts: 113
    edited 8 January
    xbnm said:

    Of the last 4 commutes ive had 4 incidnets, run off the road into a junciton by an overtaking bus, narrowly avoided head on collision by a car overtaking stationary traffic over double white lines, had to come to halt by a car using a bus lane they shouldnt be on, and forced into a junciton by a police station by a transit pulling ouot from the opposite side. 2 in Durham 2 in Northumbria the worst 2 in Durham. One of the ones in northumbria already has NIP: Wonder how durham are going to perform this time.

    Update

    2 incidents in Northumbria NIP issued in both cases probably just driving courses but heh ho.

    2 incidents in Durham managed to report one got as far as a traffic seargeant there meandering around the incident and are going to check out the driver and contact bus company. No chance of anything significant happening theve run out of time !
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 1,987

    Someone has cut the one? Wire cutting off our phone/tv/internet for the last few days which is a very 1st world problem but seriously tedious! Might be back by Monday we’ll see!

    Ive not had any internet since 20th December (Friday). they said it was an issue with the cabinet and someone would be able to fix it on the 23rd or 24th. That didn't happen. the call centre was obviously closed on the 25th and 26th and i went on holiday on the 27th, returning last night - to find it still wasn't working!
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame ??
    Tall....
Sign In or Register to comment.