Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: ignominious
Showing results 1 to 50 of 340
Search took 0.12 seconds.
01-27-08, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,051
Posted By ignominious

Not entirely true. The most inferior type of...

Not entirely true.

The most inferior type of lock is the combination lock. Absolutely no tools required at all.
01-25-08, 08:53 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,294
Posted By ignominious

Then it's probably where you shouldn't have...

Then it's probably where you shouldn't have started it.
01-25-08, 05:19 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,294
Posted By ignominious

I disagree. I think that the presence of an ASL...

I disagree. I think that the presence of an ASL is all the encouragement required. The feeder lane, which almost always comprises what is known as a ghost bike lane, is a visual indicator to drivers...
01-25-08, 05:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 934
Posted By ignominious

I think that you'll find that the law is more...

I think that you'll find that the law is more cyclist friendly, not least of all because it is operated on what you would consider a federal level. Rules are applied nationally and don't present even...
01-24-08, 01:58 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,294
Posted By ignominious

As I said in my original response, ASL should be...

As I said in my original response, ASL should be mandatory where a bike lane exists. I would be pure madness to remove the bike lane for a feed length to the ASL. Furthermore, VC in its generally...
01-24-08, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,051
Posted By ignominious

If you absolutely must get a cable lock, and many...

If you absolutely must get a cable lock, and many here will slate you mercilessly for doing so, get a plain cable (like the ones used in conjunction with D's) and a solid padlock that will preferably...
01-24-08, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By ignominious

Annoyingly I now have to add another cycle to the...

Annoyingly I now have to add another cycle to the list of the ones that I want to try. Still, the actual body shape doesn't look too different from my descent postion.
01-24-08, 07:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,475
Posted By ignominious

Obviously it's Ron Paul.

Obviously it's Ron Paul.
01-24-08, 07:15 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,294
Posted By ignominious

True, that does tend to be the case. Then again,...

True, that does tend to be the case. Then again, that argument can be made of bike lanes in general regardless of the presence of an ASL. Mostly because the hierarchy of the road is that the...
01-24-08, 04:23 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,294
Posted By ignominious

In the first instance I agree with randya,...

In the first instance I agree with randya, turning right on a red light is flawed law that attempts to appease the perception of urgency for motorists. In reality it creates a hole in road safety for...
01-23-08, 08:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,833
Posted By ignominious

Not specifically, but if you don't have line of...

Not specifically, but if you don't have line of sight, then how can you keep a lookout. Given that the law doesn't require a banksman at all times, it seems unreasonable for a truck driver to lookout...
01-23-08, 07:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,424
Posted By ignominious

Demonstrating the ultimate flaw with a lot of...

Demonstrating the ultimate flaw with a lot of these new visibility devices. No one bothers to tell the drivers what it's all about and expects everyone to come to the same conclusion.

Interesting...
01-23-08, 04:16 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,294
Posted By ignominious

At six pages, I can only imagine that the full...

At six pages, I can only imagine that the full minutia of this incident have been probably been dissected beyond recognition.

However, on the reading of the op, my first thought beyond the tragic...
01-23-08, 03:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,833
Posted By ignominious

- Brian and others of a similar opinion. I'm...

- Brian and others of a similar opinion.

I'm not sure if I can track down the statistic, but I'm pretty certain that per mile travelled, any commercial vehicle larger than a white van (and thus...
Replies: 21
Views: 8,644
Posted By ignominious

When I was looking around for a touring bike for...

When I was looking around for a touring bike for my trans-Canada trip, I did discover that the OCR3 came in a touring version with lugs on for panniers and mudguards. However, the absence of steel...
Replies: 258
Views: 54,977
Posted By ignominious

My first century was the Dunwich Dynamo...

My first century was the Dunwich Dynamo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunwich_Dynamo). A good first one in a way because it happens at night with lots of people around to help keep your mind off the...
10-28-07, 03:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,968
Posted By ignominious

Actually, Southwark has relatively high taxation...

Actually, Southwark has relatively high taxation in relation to the rest of the country. However, due to the level of poverty in the borough and subsequent exemption, it's revenues against needs is...
10-28-07, 03:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,968
Posted By ignominious

Not according to British law since 1975 (32 years...

Not according to British law since 1975 (32 years if you needed to know) and indeed a plethora of dictionary definitions. I have no issues with using the advantages of the type of vehicle you are...
10-28-07, 03:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,968
Posted By ignominious

To be fair, I would doubt it. However it...

To be fair, I would doubt it.

However it will be a very frequent occurrence. The stretch of road in question is long, straight and flat. It's also divided by a central reservation and has a bus...
10-28-07, 02:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,968
Posted By ignominious

The rest of your post was not without merit, but...

The rest of your post was not without merit, but I just want to address this point.

The crossing in question is a Pelican Crossing. It means that pedestrians stop at the designated point, push a...
10-26-07, 10:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,968
Posted By ignominious

Not quite the situation in Southwark. With...

Not quite the situation in Southwark.

With the Community Councils, an amount of money is made available by the local authority for them to spend as they wish, provided that it falls certain...
10-26-07, 10:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 975
Posted By ignominious

Depends on what they are doing. Something like...

Depends on what they are doing. Something like running, texting, talking on the phone, walking a dog, being drunk, that impinges on their likelihood of walking in a straight line is rewarded with a...
10-21-07, 01:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,968
Posted By ignominious

Running Red Lights, another angle

Running red lights. For those that do it, it's a calculated risk (albeit poorly calculated on a majority of occasions). Once you're across the controlled zone and you haven't been apprehended then...
10-11-07, 01:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,262
Posted By ignominious

If you want to get a bit more bang for buck then...

If you want to get a bit more bang for buck then I second the vote for Giant or possibly a Kona. I've had both and find them both very good bikes as hardtails go. I wouldn't necessarily insist on a...
09-25-07, 01:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By ignominious

Highly entertaining. Just out of interest,...

Highly entertaining.

Just out of interest, when the truck-muppet pulled up behind you, did you give another hand signal to indicate that you were turning left and not just enjoying the view?
I...
09-23-07, 11:05 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 28,099
Posted By ignominious

Firstly, I'll admit to not having read the entire...

Firstly, I'll admit to not having read the entire thread as after the third page it seems to get a little repetitious on certain points and arguments.

However, there are a few things that the OP...
09-17-07, 02:27 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 8,218
Posted By ignominious

Four dead helmets in eight years isn't cause for...

Four dead helmets in eight years isn't cause for a rethink? I'm a great believer in the philosophy of "if you don't fall down, you're not trying hard enough", but that really is taking it a bit far....
09-17-07, 02:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,210
Posted By ignominious

And back to the OP, I would use that lane only if...

And back to the OP, I would use that lane only if the traffic and conditions meant that it was a safer route.
09-17-07, 02:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,210
Posted By ignominious

In that picture, it's not the blue lane that...

In that picture, it's not the blue lane that worries me, its the street furniture. In photographic terms, that is a narrow and short view, yet it is populated by eight signs, not one of which is...
08-06-07, 12:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,306
Posted By ignominious

I take mine off every time. I get tired of them...

I take mine off every time. I get tired of them working themselves loose and making a noise. I've never noticed an increase in danger to myself by not having them when riding at night.
08-06-07, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,038
Posted By ignominious

I can't understand why anyone would have a...

I can't understand why anyone would have a problem with this. If Vehicular Cycling demands that a cyclist be forced out of their comfort level without justifiable cause then as a concept it is...
07-25-07, 10:56 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,772
Posted By ignominious

I beg to differ. Such were the levels of my...

I beg to differ. Such were the levels of my teenage angst and compulsion to conform to society that no small amount of consideration was given to the dearly departed as date material.

In...
07-12-07, 01:00 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,827
Posted By ignominious

Like many, I only run reds under special...

Like many, I only run reds under special circumstances.

If sensors won't trip then I'll do it. The method is probably the key issue here. I do it as if I were a pedestrian trying to cross a road...
Forum: Recumbent
07-09-07, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 635
Posted By ignominious

Bike E Newb

I've recently bought a Bike E and, having even more recently moved to the flat Fenlands of the UK, started using it as a commuting bike.

It's a lot of fun and I've certainly no regrets about...
07-09-07, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 948
Posted By ignominious

In response to the OP, to the best of my...

In response to the OP, to the best of my knowledge, LED's emit light at a significantly different wavelength to car type lights (halogen or otherwise). It's a similar situation to daytime running...
03-22-07, 12:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,672
Posted By ignominious

20,000 miles, the highest of speeds, the roughest...

20,000 miles, the highest of speeds, the roughest of roads, jumping into off road stuff and thrashing down descents that left my heart in my throat. Over a meter of snow, black ice, dry ice,...
03-22-07, 12:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,672
Posted By ignominious

Sorry but really not the case. Maybe I'm the...

Sorry but really not the case. Maybe I'm the exception that proves the rule but I very seriously doubt it. I'm not that gifted. I'm not lying here, or bragging. I just think that there is is a degree...
03-18-07, 12:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,672
Posted By ignominious

Utter nonsense. I've been in SPDs for four years...

Utter nonsense. I've been in SPDs for four years and not taken a fall.
03-16-07, 04:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 831
Posted By ignominious

Waiting three cycles of lights on a bike seems...

Waiting three cycles of lights on a bike seems rather silly to me. A waste of your time and a few other people's as well. I would suggest you stick back to the third or fourth car. Draw level with...
03-16-07, 04:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,542
Posted By ignominious

So let me get this straight. HH acts like a...

So let me get this straight. HH acts like a cyclist. Another cyclist tells HH that he is not a car. HH concurs.

HH, I'm glad you didn't read me stories as a kid.

Joking aside. True, you're not...
03-15-07, 05:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,979
Posted By ignominious

It all depends on the character of the...

It all depends on the character of the environment and the cultural sensitivities to cycling in any given area. Sometimes it is better, sometimes it is worse, sometimes it appears genuinely...
03-15-07, 05:01 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 36,121
Posted By ignominious

All this wrangling is a tad silly here and really...

All this wrangling is a tad silly here and really isn't addressing the motivating factor behind door zones. The size of a door zone is in fact a personal issue, albeit one that is informed greatly...
03-13-07, 04:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,463
Posted By ignominious

The problem with lowest gear is not getting...

The problem with lowest gear is not getting enough momentum. If the incline is so severe that you can't get moving in anything other than lowest gear then you might have to accept that you are human,...
03-13-07, 04:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,859
Posted By ignominious

30% and no problems. Even with a strong grip, a...

30% and no problems. Even with a strong grip, a full grown adult would have incredible difficulty to accidentally flip themselves over the handlebars. The balance of forces, particularly at speed are...
03-13-07, 03:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 475
Posted By ignominious

Try On Your Bike (http://www.onyourbike.com/) ...

Try On Your Bike (http://www.onyourbike.com/)

If you click on the individual sections of the route then you get OS grade maps.

Note, if your not doing this with the British Cycling group then I...
08-22-06, 04:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,000
Posted By ignominious

Three years of riding SPDs and as yet have not...

Three years of riding SPDs and as yet have not yet fallen over because of being clipped in. I've been hit by vehicles, slipped out on gravel, wet brick, slate, glass, oil, polished metal, grass and...
08-22-06, 03:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,075
Posted By ignominious

Fill bottle with water, leave in daylight for a...

Fill bottle with water, leave in daylight for a day. Repeat the next day.

No bleach, no chemicals, no cat pee required at all. Both free and effective. Who would have thunk it.

All you have to...
08-22-06, 03:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,864
Posted By ignominious

Several murders occur every year. Does this make...

Several murders occur every year. Does this make it alright for you to commit murder?

Other people's actions don't justify your own.
08-22-06, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By ignominious

It really only took about six minutes to go...

It really only took about six minutes to go through enough combinations to open a lock. Fast hands, a light touch and some practice is all it takes. Rules apply that even a 6yo can learn, such as...
08-22-06, 03:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,821
Posted By ignominious

I would like to enter two answers to this...

I would like to enter two answers to this question, both 2 and 5 because they are in a sense both valid. Really the answer depends very much on the mentality of the driver and environment to which...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 340
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.