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Coder. Geek. Cyclist. Rower. Ex-academic. Dad. Occasional manager. Part-time webmaster. Been on the Interwebs for longer than most realise there has been one.

Gentle opinions, strongly held.

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Oct
18
comment Is complaining to companies about bad driving like howling at the moon?
I'm on the side of being polite, but there is a line over which we could easily cross and that's when we become overly apologetic and subservient purely because we're smaller and more vulnerable.
Oct
18
comment Is complaining to companies about bad driving like howling at the moon?
@Brian Campbell - sorry, that doesn't wash. Erring on the side of caution is one thing, submitting to Might being Right is completely different. In this situation it was clearcut. It's everything to do with politeness and give-and-take, but why should it automatically be the cyclist giving way to the lorry? If we're to be automatically subservient to them because they're bigger and we should be grateful to be able to share their roadspace, we've lost and we should just walk.
Oct
17
awarded  Enthusiast
Oct
15
revised What are some good tips for riding in a large group?
added 145 characters in body
Oct
15
asked Is complaining to companies about bad driving like howling at the moon?
Oct
15
answered Which public transport networks allow you to transport a bike?
Oct
14
answered What are some good tips for riding in a large group?
Oct
14
comment I wish to get fit, therefore should I have a heavy bike?
+1 for the observation that it's easier for you to not have an extra doughnut with your coffee than it is to spend 20% extra on that carbon accessory ...
Oct
14
answered How do you remember which rack you have left your bike in?
Oct
13
comment Suggestions for outdoor commercial (security/parking) stands
@Ian - yes. The area is not a car parking space, but an area with reasonably unusual constraints (which aren't really relevant to the question so were omitting to keep it general for hopefully wider interest). Sheffield stands are good, but still require a relatively wide footprint (i.e. a bike length) in comparison to some. It could be that we use a mixed solution - @Gary.Ray points to an interesting alternative we hadn't thought of before this question.
Oct
11
revised Suggestions for outdoor commercial (security/parking) stands
A little more detail and response to initial answers.
Oct
11
asked Suggestions for outdoor commercial (security/parking) stands
Oct
11
answered When or how often should I replace my bike helmet?
Oct
11
comment How do on-road mountain bike speeds translate to road bike speeds?
possible duplicate of Speed benchmarking
Oct
9
answered Are reflectors mandatory by the UK highway code?
Oct
8
answered Building from scratch VS buying new
Oct
8
awarded  Commentator
Oct
8
comment Building from scratch VS buying new
+1 "you will get much better 'value for money' if you buy pre-built" true-dat. But, of course, is rarely why people build their own.
Oct
5
answered Off road lights
Oct
3
answered Safely overtaking pedestrians