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Old September 5th 13, 11:17 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
brianrob1961
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I am still waiting for you to give me/us a list of your ideas for
cyclists to improve their safety, other than to obey the laws of the road.
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Old September 5th 13, 06:57 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
John Benn
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"brianrob1961" wrote in message
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I am still waiting for you to give me/us a list of your ideas for cyclists
to improve their safety, other than to obey the laws of the road.


Wear high visibility clothing. Don't deliberately obstruct other road
users. Wear protective head gear and elbow and knee protectors.

The list is almost endless.

Oh, and most importantly, obey the Highway Code. This bit isn't optional.


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Old September 5th 13, 08:37 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 05/09/2013 18:57, John Benn wrote:
"brianrob1961" wrote in message
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I am still waiting for you to give me/us a list of your ideas for cyclists
to improve their safety, other than to obey the laws of the road.


Wear high visibility clothing. Don't deliberately obstruct other road
users. Wear protective head gear and elbow and knee protectors.

The list is almost endless.

Oh, and most importantly, obey the Highway Code. This bit isn't optional.


Thank you for filling in the gaps, I fear it is a waste of time.
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Old September 5th 13, 09:20 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
brianrob1961
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On 05/09/2013 18:57, John Benn wrote:
"brianrob1961" wrote in message
...
I am still waiting for you to give me/us a list of your ideas for cyclists
to improve their safety, other than to obey the laws of the road.


Wear high visibility clothing. Don't deliberately obstruct other road
users. Wear protective head gear and elbow and knee protectors.

The list is almost endless.

Oh, and most importantly, obey the Highway Code. This bit isn't optional.



Must admit the elbow and knee protectors are a new one on me. Don't you
think that there comes a limit with such protection where the very
freedom that encourages people to cycle is compromised?

Brian.

PS Yes, the last bit IS optional. I break the highway code all the time,
so it has always seemed like an option to me, anyway.
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Old September 5th 13, 09:49 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
John Benn
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"brianrob1961" wrote in message
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On 05/09/2013 18:57, John Benn wrote:
"brianrob1961" wrote in message
...
I am still waiting for you to give me/us a list of your ideas for
cyclists
to improve their safety, other than to obey the laws of the road.


Wear high visibility clothing. Don't deliberately obstruct other road
users. Wear protective head gear and elbow and knee protectors.

The list is almost endless.

Oh, and most importantly, obey the Highway Code. This bit isn't
optional.



Must admit the elbow and knee protectors are a new one on me. Don't you
think that there comes a limit with such protection where the very freedom
that encourages people to cycle is compromised?

Brian.

PS Yes, the last bit IS optional. I break the highway code all the time,
so it has always seemed like an option to me, anyway.



There lies the problem. See my other post regarding the Highway Code.


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Old September 6th 13, 09:07 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Peter Keller[_3_]
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On Thu, 05 Sep 2013 18:57:47 +0100, John Benn wrote:

"brianrob1961" wrote in message
...
I am still waiting for you to give me/us a list of your ideas for
cyclists to improve their safety, other than to obey the laws of the
road.


Wear high visibility clothing. Don't deliberately obstruct other road
users. Wear protective head gear and elbow and knee protectors.

The list is almost endless.

Oh, and most importantly, obey the Highway Code. This bit isn't
optional.


I agree.
Whatever else you do to try and improve your safety, obey the Highway
Code.
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Old September 6th 13, 09:10 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
brianrob1961
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On 06/09/2013 09:07, Peter Keller wrote:
On Thu, 05 Sep 2013 18:57:47 +0100, John Benn wrote:

"brianrob1961" wrote in message
...
I am still waiting for you to give me/us a list of your ideas for
cyclists to improve their safety, other than to obey the laws of the
road.


Wear high visibility clothing. Don't deliberately obstruct other road
users. Wear protective head gear and elbow and knee protectors.

The list is almost endless.

Oh, and most importantly, obey the Highway Code. This bit isn't
optional.


I agree.
Whatever else you do to try and improve your safety, obey the Highway
Code.


What is it that some people - even some cyclists - don't get about the
real world out there? Above ANYTHING, cyclists should adopt defensive
cycling techniques to ensure their own safety. No law or code can - or
should - take precedence over that.
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Old September 7th 13, 06:57 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
brianrob1961
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On 07/09/2013 18:52, Zapp Brannigan wrote:

"brianrob1961" wrote in message

What is it that some people - even some cyclists - don't get about the
real world out there? Above ANYTHING, cyclists should adopt defensive
cycling techniques to ensure their own safety. No law or code can - or
should - take precedence over that.


If that's a polite euphemism for blocking the road and holding traffic
up, it's far from likely to ensure their safety. It will simply ensure
that other road users regard the sanctimonious cyclist with contempt,
and that the less tolerant ones will make a point of repaying his/her
discourtesy.


You mean killing cyclists is ok?
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Old September 7th 13, 07:25 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
John Benn
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"brianrob1961" wrote in message
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On 07/09/2013 18:52, Zapp Brannigan wrote:

"brianrob1961" wrote in message

What is it that some people - even some cyclists - don't get about the
real world out there? Above ANYTHING, cyclists should adopt defensive
cycling techniques to ensure their own safety. No law or code can - or
should - take precedence over that.


If that's a polite euphemism for blocking the road and holding traffic
up, it's far from likely to ensure their safety. It will simply ensure
that other road users regard the sanctimonious cyclist with contempt,
and that the less tolerant ones will make a point of repaying his/her
discourtesy.


You mean killing cyclists is ok?


He did not say or imply that. Read what he wrote.


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Old September 8th 13, 12:00 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 07/09/2013 14:25, John Benn wrote:
"brianrob1961" wrote in message
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On 07/09/2013 18:52, Zapp Brannigan wrote:

"brianrob1961" wrote in message

What is it that some people - even some cyclists - don't get about the
real world out there? Above ANYTHING, cyclists should adopt defensive
cycling techniques to ensure their own safety. No law or code can - or
should - take precedence over that.

If that's a polite euphemism for blocking the road and holding traffic
up, it's far from likely to ensure their safety. It will simply ensure
that other road users regard the sanctimonious cyclist with contempt,
and that the less tolerant ones will make a point of repaying his/her
discourtesy.


You mean killing cyclists is ok?


He did not say or imply that. Read what he wrote.


That would require skills in the use of English.
 




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