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Re: Invisible wearing Blue & Green!!

CTC Forum - On the road - 7 June 2015 - 8:32pm
gaz wrote:mjr wrote:... so isn't it redundant on the jacket?
A hi-vis jacket must have retro-reflectives to conform with EN1150:1999, the minimum standard for hi-vis. Without reflectives it's just a jacket, regardless of what colour dye has been used in its manufacture .
Point <----------------------> gaz, but never mind: the bike already has reflective surfaces on it. If someone is going to see it, it doesn't matter if it's on the bike or the rider... so put it on the bike and wear whatever you like.

Re: Recommend me a pair of panniers.

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 7 June 2015 - 8:24pm
pete75 wrote:foxyrider wrote:hufty wrote: Personally I'd prefer to modify a set of Super Cs by moving the antiswayhook rail up or down, or just not bother with the hooks in the first place

A properly designed set of bags wouldn't need modifying

A properly designed set of bags wouldn't come in a poncey colour like yellow

At least you get a choice - for the luddites out there they now do asphalt/black as well as all black!

Re: Invisible wearing Blue & Green!!

CTC Forum - On the road - 7 June 2015 - 7:55pm
mjr wrote:... so isn't it redundant on the jacket?
A hi-vis jacket must have retro-reflectives to conform with EN1150:1999, the minimum standard for hi-vis. Without reflectives it's just a jacket, regardless of what colour dye has been used in its manufacture .

Re: Invisible wearing Blue & Green!!

CTC Forum - On the road - 7 June 2015 - 7:48pm
It's not my video, just to be clear, think he frequents the forums though. I think I found it from a link possibly even on here originally.

Re: Invisible wearing Blue & Green!!

CTC Forum - On the road - 7 June 2015 - 7:41pm
mercalia wrote:Cunobelin wrote:mercalia wrote:and why werent u wearing hiviz? blue/green is a lo contrast colour against many backgrounds.


So is HiViz!

yes in Piccadilly Circus , but many jackets also have the reflective strips
Many bikes also have reflective bits on, called reflectors, so isn't it redundant on the jacket?

Re: CUI

CTC Forum - On the road - 7 June 2015 - 7:34pm
To avoid it, keep cycling to go look at lovely things

Re: hour record.

CTC Forum - Racing - 7 June 2015 - 7:33pm
That's on the shelf for a while I think.

Re: hour record.

CTC Forum - Racing - 7 June 2015 - 7:28pm
Awesome

Re: Mini tour of Ireland

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 7 June 2015 - 7:12pm
While no expert on the transport, i would agree with Ivan, you will be dashing thru glorious countryside.... why not do a short tour and enjoy what there is, i have been back 2-3 times and still have stuff to see and explore. When i was over there the first time i was warned the peninsulas, Dingle, Kerry etc can take far longer than to cycle around than you think.....
Why not go up the coast from Belfast, take in Antrim, around to Ballycastle, out to Giant's Causeway, Derry and possibly Malin Head if it fits in and back?

Re: Tram takes bikes but only uphill!

CTC Forum - On the road - 7 June 2015 - 6:43pm
Surely that is not a first in Edinburgh, many years ago most large towns in the UK had trams, surely they took bikes.

If I am forced to ride downhill, I want a dynamo that drags enough to keep my speed under 30 kmh, not brakes that erode and destroy my rims, and produces lots of energy so I can make a cup of tea. Has anyone invented this? If not, why not?

Re: Mini tour of Ireland

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 7 June 2015 - 6:40pm
If you are in Sligo city, then you are only 40 miles from Enniskillen from where you can get a bus back to Belfast. You can certainly ride from Cork to Enniskillen in 8 days by some route, not even the most direct, if you want to, the question is whether you'd want to, but you probably wouldn't have time to make any detailed explorations on the way. Having once spent a week cycling just around Counties Kerry and Cork, another cycling just around Counties Galway and Mayo, and not having exhausted the possibilities of those areas, I wonder why you'd want to make such a long distance itinerary, when the joy of Ireland is cycling the little roads by indirect routes. You can equally easily fill a week cycling around Co Donegal, which using transport from Belfast to Derry.

Re: Recommend me a pair of panniers.

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 7 June 2015 - 6:27pm
foxyrider wrote:hufty wrote: Personally I'd prefer to modify a set of Super Cs by moving the antiswayhook rail up or down, or just not bother with the hooks in the first place

A properly designed set of bags wouldn't need modifying

A properly designed set of bags wouldn't come in a poncey colour like yellow

Re: Med to Manche - best route

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 7 June 2015 - 6:17pm
Manch?

Are you suggesting to cycle from the Mediterranean to Manchester?

Re: North Sea Route Holland/Germany

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 7 June 2015 - 5:30pm
I will be going this way also leaving around the 18/19th July

Re: Invisible wearing Blue & Green!!

CTC Forum - On the road - 7 June 2015 - 5:25pm
Phil Fouracre wrote: I just don't get the attitude today, that you can drive exactly as you want and damn the consequences. Is it 'cos I'm worth it? (and nobody else is?)

No,it's because there are no consequences!
And no one else matters but ME!

Re: Invisible wearing Blue & Green!!

CTC Forum - On the road - 7 June 2015 - 5:21pm
Tonyf33
Great video!
Why isn't that,and others like it,used as public information films on prime time TV,with a warning of the consequences for drivers ?
Seems like a reasonable campaign for the CTC to push for.

Re: Invisible wearing Blue & Green!!

CTC Forum - On the road - 7 June 2015 - 5:18pm
Great vid, needs posting on driving sites! I think what you've proved is simply that you were concetrating, that's all it really takes. I know I learnt to drive a long time ago, but, it was always hammered into us to be able stop in the distance you see to be clear, also helpfully, imagine you meet yourself coming the other way. I just don't get the attitude today, that you can drive exactly as you want and damn the consequences. Is it 'cos I'm worth it? (and nobody else is?)

Re: North Sea Route Holland/Germany

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 7 June 2015 - 3:43pm
When are you leaving? Seems like I'm doing a similar route but up to Stockholm, starting in July.

Re: CUI

CTC Forum - On the road - 7 June 2015 - 3:29pm
Yup ok. I never did find that bottle of beer sadly.

An old man I spoke to this morning said, "I'm a grumpy old basket and I'm only going to get grumpier." I hope it doesn't happen to me. I'll settle for a cup of coffee...b

Re: Invisible wearing Blue & Green!!

CTC Forum - On the road - 7 June 2015 - 3:11pm
Yeah, if don't wear X colour people can't see you ...complete hokum, why not actually look properly, it's not difficult, no really it isn't, BTW a cursory glance doesn't count.
You can't even see the colours until closer BUT you can see a cyclist/person.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8pX52v ... L4CF7hf0Tg
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