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aracer

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  1. I'm suggesting the vlockies have a vlockie season - certainly I didn't encounter any in places which have been mentioned on here, or where I've encountered them since.
  2. ISTM that in mid September the thread title is getting a bit old given the vlockies seem to be disappearing 😂 (I certainly met none at all during my week cruising at the start of October last year)
  3. Oh, good point so that's about 100 times as many deaths as due to cyclists - it seems obvious that it should be a legal requirement for those carrying knives should have to wear registration numbers so that they are easily identifiable. That must be a much higher priority than registration numbers for cyclists. Many times more examples of those injured and killed by cars despite the registration plates. Their injuries are also anything but trivial. But maybe you're advocating diverting resources from enforcing driving laws to enforcing cycling laws. If you manage to completely prevent any pedestrian deaths due to cyclists without increasing the number of deaths due to drivers by more than 0.5% then that would have a positive benefit.
  4. I presume you find towpaths confusing given canals were built for boats with Listers
  5. Seriously? You're clearly a cyclist, a car overtaking that close would be terrifying. Which is about right for a safe overtake. That feels a bit further out than my usual position, though I might move out to there to stop cars cutting me up. Which tends to encourage close passes from drivers like Flyboy.
  6. OK, cool, you're entitled to avoid and deflect awkward questions if that's what you want to do. Thanks for letting me know the value of your contributions.
  7. The available evidence suggests I guessed right 😂
  8. You wrote "It was a narrow lane just wide enough for 2 cars". QED You could always tell us where this road is and we can check on streetview. But I'm guessing you won't because it will prove you wrong.
  9. We've established the road was no more than 4m wide. How much space do you need to give a cyclist to safely overtake? How far out should a cyclist ride? Let's do some maths...
  10. Oh I'm sorry. So you didn't think it was safe to overtake. What was the problem then?
  11. I think the problem is that he thought it was safe to overtake and the cyclists didn't (correctly given the available information of a road only just wide enough for 2 cars to pass). But then it seems he is one of these drivers whose time is more valuable than cyclists safety.
  12. Of course. That must explain all the cranes I see lifting cars. But then driving onto pavements to park is so normalised that apparently it's not bad driving even when you kill https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/delivery-driver-who-mounted-pavement-12782437
  13. Oh, so when you wrote " If 2 cars can pass, a car and a bike should have no problem" you were talking about a car going in one direction and a bike going in the other direction. I'm glad we've finally established that you simply wrote something which makes no logical sense at all, I was finding that hard to believe, hence all my other assumptions
  14. That simply isn't true. The obvious implication is that you like to squeeze past bikes not giving enough space.
  15. Ah, so when he wrote " If 2 cars can pass, a car and a bike should have no problem" he was talking about a bike going in the other direction? Which makes that assertion completely irrelevant to the situation.
  16. You're contradicting yourself, you just said "2 cars can pass" Unsafely. We've established the road was about 4m wide (probably less) nowhere near wide enough to pass a cyclist safely.
  17. Oh, so you'd overtake another car on that bit of road which is only "just wide enough for 2 cars"?
  18. I'm sure you know the answer too Probably more cyclists than cars Now that's a question I like. What do you think the answer is? Supplementary questions : How many pedestrians are killed and seriously injured on the pavement by cyclists? How many pedestrians are killed and seriously injured on the pavement by cars? All the sensible ones. What's the relevance? None of them.
  19. Thanks for the info. Just wide enough for 2 cars is about 4m wide (also confirmed by 3 abreast cyclists taking over half the road - they are no wider than a car so that pretty much proves the point), so not wide enough to overtake a cyclist safely. No wonder they decided it was safer not to let you past.
  20. https://www.cyclinguk.org/cycle/roads-built-cars You're dead right, what all those groups need would cost a lot less to build and maintain. Though that's all completely missing the point (as per usual). What's the answer to the question?
  21. How wide was the road exactly? Are we talking a single track road here? Not even that, even if he could do the speed limit (which seems somewhat unlikely given the description) it would have taken him over a minute, so the delay was less than a minute and a half.
  22. BS, quibbling and obfuscation. I wrote "if there were no motor vehicles would the roads be dangerous? " You replied "Roads themselves are not dangerous, so the answer is NO" Oh how hard it was for you to tell what I meant 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄 BS - deliberate lying about my position. I'll call a spade a spade. I asked "would it be anywhere near so dangerous travelling on the roads if there were no motor vehicles?" You could always just answer the question.
  23. How do you suggest they should group to make it safer for other traffic to overtake?
  24. Your need to quibble and obfuscate says it all. I'm sure you know exactly what I mean and you're just trying to avoid the point, but just for you I'll rephrase it: would it be anywhere near so dangerous travelling on the roads if there were no motor vehicles? As for the last bit, let's put back the bit you snipped: how many accidents do cyclists cause compared to motor vehicles and how severe are the consequences?
  25. It only seems strange to you because the carnage caused by motor vehicles is so normalised and it doesn't suit your agenda. How about answering the question: if there were no motor vehicles would the roads be dangerous? As for your come backs: how many accidents do cyclists cause compared to motor vehicles and how severe are the consequences; victim blaming 🙄
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