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Re: Red light jumper arrested fined and point on licence

CTC Forum - On the road - 1 hour 37 min ago
Good oh on the fine - it is a great pity that our traffic cops (where they still exists) and magistrates aren't more strict for all traffic offences who ever commits them.

Re: How do I justify a new bike?

CTC Forum - MTB - 1 hour 37 min ago
Simple, do you want a new bike? End of, it's never stopped me, lol

Re: And the Bus driver said....

CTC Forum - On the road - 1 hour 41 min ago
Dreadful conduct from a so called professional driver. At the very least he should face retraining, and perhaps he should reconsider his future career.

Re: Red light jumper arrested fined and point on licence

CTC Forum - On the road - 1 hour 49 min ago
I assume they take the same stance with motorists?

Re: And the Bus driver said....

CTC Forum - On the road - 1 hour 54 min ago
brumster wrote:I didn't mention the solid double white centre line did I? The car coming in the other direction made it unsafe IMO especially given the length of the bus - sadly we all see cases of careless / dangerous driving on the road everyday by a minority drivers - What disturbs me most is he said I should have got on the pavement to allow him past.

No,that's illegal,and even if it's a shared use pavement it's your prerogative whether you use it or not.

I'd suggest he gave you all this flannel because he simply can't accept he's in the wrong,which is a very bad standpoint for a professional PSV driver who's passengers safety should be foremost,a very bad standpoint indeed IMO.

Red light jumper arrested fined and point on licence

CTC Forum - On the road - 1 hour 58 min ago
Actually, this was the fourteen year old son of my friend in Augsburg. He jumped the red light by three seconds on his bike and was arrested by the cops who stopped all the traffic. He was fined 100 Euros and now has one penalty point on his driving licence which he hasnt got yet because he is too young to drive. Just shows how seriously this sort of behavior is taken in Germany.

Al

Re: How do I justify a new bike?

CTC Forum - MTB - 2 hours 12 min ago
unreal1066 wrote:My question is this what does everyone else with these very expensive bikes from only a few years ago?

Use them. My main MTB is a Santa Cruz Heckler I bought 18 years ago. Still much used, still a very good bike - they still make essentially the same bike today. And with so many good memories of things we've done together and hard times we've come through together, selling it would be like selling one of my children.

Re: The folder revelation and results so far

CTC Forum - On the road - 2 hours 43 min ago
Have done a couple of 100k audaxes on my Reach, and that was with straight bars, no problem and the suspension probably helped.

Re: What do you do when the going gets tough?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 2 hours 55 min ago
Driving the car on a long journey to get somewhere I find hard in a boring way so I do the maths on arrival time. Constantly taking cues from road signs, location and even satnav. I find if the road sign distances are right then I am more accurate than the satnav is. Passes the time although satnav challenge dictates that you try to finish the journey quicker than the ETA at the start of it. That means I am always re-calculating it (allowing for stoppage times of course).

Re: How do I justify a new bike?

CTC Forum - MTB - 3 hours 17 min ago
You mean they have to be justified?!? I'm glad no one has told Mr. V that, or I'd have 3 or 4 bikes fewer than I do.

Re: And the Bus driver said....

CTC Forum - On the road - 3 hours 24 min ago
reohn2 wrote:brumster
The bus driver either overtook you safely or didn't.
If you felt your safety was threatened by the close proximity of a large HGV(bus) then it was an unsafe manoeuvre end of.
If the bus driver thinks his passengers convenience is more important than your life and limb he's mistaken.

I didn't mention the solid double white centre line did I? The car coming in the other direction made it unsafe IMO especially given the length of the bus - sadly we all see cases of careless / dangerous driving on the road everyday by a minority drivers - What disturbs me most is he said I should have got on the pavement to allow him past.

Re: How do I justify a new bike?

CTC Forum - MTB - 3 hours 36 min ago
You can't - the very reason you ask is because your subconscious already recognises the guilt... Get A Grip and acknowledge the essential and unavoidable selfishness of Being!

Re: How do I justify a new bike?

CTC Forum - MTB - 3 hours 40 min ago
unreal1066 wrote:
My question is this what does everyone else with these very expensive bikes from only a few years ago?

You said you had a great holiday in Spain on it. Bikes are useful, even when a bit over-specialised. I would say keep it, plan a trip or two with it and wait for it to come back into use. It's not unusual to have a hobby bike and a transport bike (you don't tell other people they cannot have a TV or a boat if they have a car, do you?)

Re: What do you do when the going gets tough?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 4 hours 1 min ago
I also end up doing maths.... so x time and y distance means a speed of z. Count 1/10ths of a mile off. Recalculate. Estimate arrival time. Repeat.

Re: What do you do when the going gets tough?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 4 hours 5 min ago
Chanting is good, especially if it's on a hike-bike-stage. I say, 'I am strong and my bike is light,' over and over. I know it's codswollop, but it distracts from the tough moments and I sing a lot. Being away from loved ones is one of the toughest things I've had to contend with - and I dealt with those times by looking around me and asking myself what motivated me to do what I was doing. I journal my emotions and that helps too. Hunger makes me feel quite low, hanger is a real thing for me, so I try to ensure I'm well stocked.

Times do get tough, whether you're at home doing run-of-the-mill things or on an action packed adventure. It's life. It builds character. You learn what works and what doesn't and you get to choose one of two states - either you're happy or you're not.

Do what makes you happy and the tough times will be few. Be kind to yourself and the world will be kind to you.

Re: la vuelta 2015 Kicks Off On Sat 22nd Aug ITV4

CTC Forum - Racing - 4 hours 24 min ago
I have a lot of time for Chris Froome. He really seems like a decent guy, and always has time to talk to the press etc. Got to give him some respect for chatting to them when obviously in pain and unable to walk at the end of the stage. Chris himself tweeted that he was knocked off. Would be interested in more details on that!

Re: How do I justify a new bike?

CTC Forum - MTB - 4 hours 28 min ago
No justification is needed. There are two rules for bikes. One is that the optimum number is n+1 where n is the number you currently own. The second that n is a positive non-decrementing number.

Re: National Cycle to Work day

CTC Forum - On the road - 4 hours 29 min ago
geocycle wrote:Hope you awarded yourself a free breakfast!
I'm a chef!

Re: How do I justify a new bike?

CTC Forum - MTB - 4 hours 30 min ago
OP most people want a bike that good and can't afford it.

You got a MTB but you're on the road a lot, is that what it is?

I remember a guy on the road on a MTB and I could hear his tyres on the tarmac.

Re: What do you do when the going gets tough?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 4 hours 40 min ago
A bit like Vorpal, I chant 'I think I can, I know I can' and 'I can do this, I am doing this' or 'It's not the North Face of the Eiger, is it?'. If i have run out or am running out of energy I stop, eat and reflect on what I have done thus far and past achievements
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