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09-04-08, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 988
Posted By twiggy_D

look, he just didn't see them, ok, not his...

look, he just didn't see them, ok, not his fault... *rolleyes*
09-04-08, 11:47 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,538
Posted By twiggy_D

The one that hits you on the way past. Or...

The one that hits you on the way past.

Or is that too obvious?
08-30-08, 11:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,452
Posted By twiggy_D

a much simpler solution would be to limit where...

a much simpler solution would be to limit where private motorised traffic could go.
08-29-08, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 205,904
Posted By twiggy_D

wasn't talking to you, or commenting on your...

wasn't talking to you, or commenting on your silly study. :p

Laaa laa la, I'm not listening.
I thought I'd take a few debating tips from you pro-helmet fanatics.
Laaalaaalalaaaa, I'm not...
08-29-08, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 205,904
Posted By twiggy_D

You never know with some of these pro helmet...

You never know with some of these pro helmet nutcases they may well have heads that share many features with matermelons...
08-27-08, 02:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,477
Posted By twiggy_D

High vis top, plus a stead rear light so you can...

High vis top, plus a stead rear light so you can be seen.

I'd agree with the spacing out the lights sentiment, motorists give you much more space if they realise you're taking up that much space....
08-26-08, 04:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,944
Posted By twiggy_D

I must disagree. In a herd you're more...

I must disagree.

In a herd you're more prone to being trapped in a poor situation, with no where to go, and unable to brake without being rammed from the rear by another rider.
Plus motorists,...
08-26-08, 03:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,944
Posted By twiggy_D

I'm trying to build both my speed and endurance,...

I'm trying to build both my speed and endurance, so each ride I'm pumping the pedals to try to improve my general fitness on the bike, as well as improve my shifting.

plus it's overall safer to...
08-26-08, 02:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,944
Posted By twiggy_D

Sounds like a daft idea to me, one that looks...

Sounds like a daft idea to me, one that looks like it might result in some injuries, either to cyclists, or pedestrians.
08-26-08, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 205,904
Posted By twiggy_D

Hmm, how about we start chemically castrating...

Hmm, how about we start chemically castrating men, all men. In an entirely reversible way.
It would reduce the risks to the whole of society, given the amount of testosterone fuelled violence.
...
08-26-08, 09:31 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,456
Posted By twiggy_D

Libra, but my hair is really really short, save...

Libra, but my hair is really really short, save for two long bits. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v610/ViperXIII/esaet%204/5358b490.jpg)

I :love: fixie riders, not sure why, possibly a...
08-26-08, 05:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,541
Posted By twiggy_D

1. Yes 2. 80 miles 3. 90-110 miles 4....

1. Yes
2. 80 miles
3. 90-110 miles
4. depends on the rider, for me, probably 200 miles give or take, I'd be a mess at the end of the day though.
08-26-08, 01:56 AM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 205,904
Posted By twiggy_D

"I went into A&E, and talked to everyone who had...

"I went into A&E, and talked to everyone who had been riding a bike when they got hurt, and found 17% had suffered a head injury of some form, usually pretty bad, none of them where wearing a helmet,...
08-25-08, 04:35 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,456
Posted By twiggy_D

*waves* Sports bra + baggy cycle jersey +...

*waves*

Sports bra + baggy cycle jersey + growing hair out from shaved (long story) = mis-gendered at a glance.
I'm also single.

Honestly, it can really put you off doing things, going to...
08-25-08, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 205,904
Posted By twiggy_D

:p No A question was asked and it...

:p

No

A question was asked and it needed an answer, plus it proved a point. Field Hockey uses wooden sticks, they are hard and can cause some serious hurt if you get clobbered by one.
Yet the...
08-25-08, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 205,904
Posted By twiggy_D

Pay attention, there was a question relating to...

Pay attention, there was a question relating to hockey, and I was pointing out how field hockey is played without protective gear (save for a few little bits).
:roflmao2:
08-24-08, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 205,904
Posted By twiggy_D

You've contradicted yourself, anything that is...

You've contradicted yourself, anything that is going to put you into intensive care* isn't going to be a minor fall/accident, it's going to be something serious.

The sad thing is many cyclists who...
08-24-08, 03:07 AM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 205,904
Posted By twiggy_D

And so Tommyr restarts the name calling and...

And so Tommyr restarts the name calling and insults.
08-23-08, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 205,904
Posted By twiggy_D

Been following the Olympics much? It's only...

Been following the Olympics much?
It's only Ice hockey that really pushes for helmets and masses of protective gear, roller hockey does too, but not to the same degree. ...
08-23-08, 03:55 PM
Replies: 674
Views: 24,693
Posted By twiggy_D

Twiggy, nickname I've had for years for being...

Twiggy, nickname I've had for years for being thin.

The _D part is just the first part of my usual longer username, for when Twiggy is already taken. But thought people might scream "you can't...
08-22-08, 06:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,386
Posted By twiggy_D

Don't you dare! A young child is dead! DEAD! ...

Don't you dare! A young child is dead! DEAD!

This isn't a game, this isn't something to use to beat out your own agenda, this is a life lost!
08-21-08, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 205,904
Posted By twiggy_D

Zeuser, It's not an Us Vs Them thread. ...

Zeuser,

It's not an Us Vs Them thread.
It's evolved into a discussion about a persons right to make their own choices, without the interference of others.

How would you like it if someone...
08-21-08, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 205,904
Posted By twiggy_D

I think what's being discussed at this point is...

I think what's being discussed at this point is less about if helmets can do some good in some situations when they work and more to do with the misplaced faith in helmets ability to prevent any...
08-21-08, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By twiggy_D

Feather the front and rear brakes, and stear...

Feather the front and rear brakes, and stear towards a point which will cause you the least injury.

Though just pulling around the defective driver would probably be safer.
08-20-08, 04:35 AM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 205,904
Posted By twiggy_D

OK, are you a doctor? Did you administer any...

OK, are you a doctor?
Did you administer any first aid, or make any attempts to keep them warm?

It sounds almost like a concussion, rather than "inter cranial pressure" plus bleeding/swelling...
08-18-08, 04:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 892
Posted By twiggy_D

best way to take a fall is not to tense up, if...

best way to take a fall is not to tense up, if you try and catch yourself you'll end up doing more harm.
Forum: Foo
08-16-08, 10:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,260
Posted By twiggy_D

nope, sorry, not even close to how cute my friend...

nope, sorry, not even close to how cute my friend is.
Forum: Foo
08-16-08, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By twiggy_D

you came to terms with your sexuality and you...

you came to terms with your sexuality and you really wanted to share it with all of us, wow...

:P
08-14-08, 05:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,881
Posted By twiggy_D

Because they are rarely rational, don't listen to...

Because they are rarely rational, don't listen to reason and will kill for stupid reasons.
08-14-08, 04:33 AM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 205,904
Posted By twiggy_D

Ahem, Zeuser,...

Ahem, Zeuser, http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=TAvC1MZAR4s

The guy is wearing a helmet and faceplants quite dramatically.
You where saying something about 100% ??
08-07-08, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By twiggy_D

You might actually suffer more abuse as a LEO if...

You might actually suffer more abuse as a LEO if uniformed. Remember you'd still be on a bike weighing a hundredth of most cars you'd be riding with, and they might think they can get away with...
08-07-08, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By twiggy_D

The scary part is that if the family started a...

The scary part is that if the family started a campaign to get cyclists to have to pay tax, wear helmets, use bike lanes ect, the current government would seriously consider such steps.

Sadly...
08-06-08, 03:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,072
Posted By twiggy_D

Worst injury? Came round a corner too quick...

Worst injury?

Came round a corner too quick skidded on my side and took a huge chunk of skin off my ribs, and bruised my entire side. My head didn't come near the ground though.
08-06-08, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By twiggy_D

The used to bring civil engineering students from...

The used to bring civil engineering students from all over to view the Coventry ring road, so they'd know how not to design roads.
08-06-08, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By twiggy_D

oh joy, I very nearly had a repeat of yesterday's...

oh joy, I very nearly had a repeat of yesterday's incident, at the same set of lights!

I was coming out of town and had come off the roundabout into the left hand lane (ahead only) and needed to...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-08, 04:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,570
Posted By twiggy_D

Strip down to the bare bones, take a change of...

Strip down to the bare bones, take a change of cloths in a bag (not backpack). Carry lots of water and make sure to drink.

Sun lotion so your exposed skin doesn't burn, thin cycling shorts and...
08-05-08, 03:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,104
Posted By twiggy_D

Easy way to pull this off is to lock your front...

Easy way to pull this off is to lock your front brake and push forward on the handlebars, as long as the back end of your bike isn't too heavy that is. (Full pannier weighing more than the bike...
08-05-08, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By twiggy_D

Taken a tumble...

Well today I had a close encounter with the roadway after my front wheel shared a moment with a lovely fellow's white van.

I went down hard, my knees and wrist took the brunt of the fall, luckly...
08-04-08, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,246
Posted By twiggy_D

http://www.multimap.com/s/w3DXvbVs Switch to...

http://www.multimap.com/s/w3DXvbVs

Switch to birds eye view, you can clearly see the "cycle path"
08-02-08, 12:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,627
Posted By twiggy_D

What about, ya know, hitting the brakes? passing...

What about, ya know, hitting the brakes? passing at a safe speed? a safe distance? Not overtaking when it was unsafe to do so?

This whole "he swerved into me" type of BS is horrible.

There's...
08-01-08, 03:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,851
Posted By twiggy_D

The plank isn't too hard to hold, the side plank...

The plank isn't too hard to hold, the side plank is harder because of the extra balance issues.

*School made the fitter kids do one handed pressups. Clap pressups, and other nasty things. PE...
08-01-08, 12:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,851
Posted By twiggy_D

Must be uphill both ways to get cyclists going...

Must be uphill both ways to get cyclists going 7mph...
08-01-08, 01:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,369
Posted By twiggy_D

I prefer people, because it can mean either/or...

I prefer people, because it can mean either/or more than one...
07-27-08, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,400
Posted By twiggy_D

might be your washing power/liquid. you...

might be your washing power/liquid.

you want to be using bio instead of non bio
07-25-08, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,940
Posted By twiggy_D

I carry a lightweight wire in addition to my...

I carry a lightweight wire in addition to my other locking methods, it's long enough to loop through both wheels and the frame without taking anything appart. Takes less time than undoing a quick...
07-25-08, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,940
Posted By twiggy_D

don't take the front wheel out, instead secure it...

don't take the front wheel out, instead secure it to the frame, and the frame to a solid object.

Nice easy, less fussing around.
07-25-08, 10:57 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,657
Posted By twiggy_D

Education and enforcement. Cycle lanes in of...

Education and enforcement.

Cycle lanes in of themselves can be less than useless, esp if poorly implemented.

So the number one thing has to be getting other road users to understand that being...
07-25-08, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By twiggy_D

But but but, the man claiming to be a taxi driver...

But but but, the man claiming to be a taxi driver on the internet said I could :p
07-25-08, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By twiggy_D

So if I don't set off in time to get where I'm...

So if I don't set off in time to get where I'm going, I can rightfully refuse to pay the taxi driver?

cool!
07-25-08, 04:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 976
Posted By twiggy_D

Sounds like the driver was totally at fault. ...

Sounds like the driver was totally at fault.

Simple way to look at it is to say "if we'd been in cars instead of on bikes, would you have done the same thing?"

Because in a car you would have...
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