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Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-( 3478

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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #30 on: July 15, 2014, 07:42:41 PM »
That is a bloody nice looking bicycle mate :)

Hope she gets well soon :)

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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #31 on: July 15, 2014, 08:06:15 PM »

I'm not particularly swayed one way or the other on this topic, and obviously having one on help Paul today, but there are arguments against the wearing of helmets: http://bicyclesafe.com/helmets.html
As I said; I'm not remotely anti-helmet, but I do think it should be a case of personal choice rather than totally mandatory.  :) 

I'm VERY happy that you were wearing one today. :tu:
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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2014, 08:28:29 PM »
holy smurf! horrible chain of events, but I'm really glad to hear you're ok, Zed!

I don't care if helmets are mandatory or not, but I will always wear one... I wouldn't be around today if I hadn't been wearing my helmet 20 years ago.

oh, and on a related note -- for my sons, helmets are ABSOLUTELY MANDATORY. :D
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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2014, 08:37:06 PM »
Im the same with my kids and helmets  :tu: cheers mike i love this bike and its evolved over the last 4 years,ive bent the chainring back and put some tape over the damaged bar tape,just need to true the wheel  :salute: angela has come home to look after me  :D
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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2014, 09:01:43 PM »
Glad you're ok, Paul. :cheers:

As for helmets, around here kids up to 16 I think have to wear them, for adults it's not required.
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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #35 on: July 15, 2014, 09:09:46 PM »
Well, I got a bicycle helmet a couple of months ago... still feel like a nerd wearing it.....  :rofl:

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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #36 on: July 15, 2014, 10:41:40 PM »
Well, I got a bicycle helmet a couple of months ago... still feel like a nerd wearing it.....  :rofl:
If I ever get another bike I will be wearing a helmet whenever I ride. Way too many nuts on the road these days and they're all on a smurfing cell phone while driving. I don't care how nerdy I look  :)

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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2014, 11:10:37 PM »
Well ache even more now and tired,Angie sent me to bed but said she will check on me later,night folk and thanks for the kind words  :salute:
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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #38 on: July 15, 2014, 11:14:55 PM »
Hope you bounce back well tomorrow mate :)

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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #39 on: July 15, 2014, 11:26:48 PM »
I'm glad you are here to tell us about it Paul. :salute: Sounds like things could have easily been a lot worse. :-\

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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #40 on: July 15, 2014, 11:51:32 PM »
Whow, how much bad luck could one person have in one day ... ?

Glad to hear you're ok my friend  :tu:.
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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #41 on: July 16, 2014, 08:12:42 AM »

First, glad you're ok, Zed! :tu:

It's funny how different cycling-culture is in other countries, compared to here. Maybe we're more used to cyclists or something  :think:

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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #42 on: July 16, 2014, 08:49:00 AM »
Well, I got a bicycle helmet a couple of months ago... still feel like a nerd wearing it.....  :rofl:

Don't worry D, you'll look a lot less stupid when you get the bike to go with it  :P

Paul, glad you survived your ordeal without more injuries. I know you're well practised in the art of bike crashing  ;) but that could have been a lot worse  :o

Take care buddy, and heal soon  :salute:



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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #43 on: July 16, 2014, 10:08:42 AM »
Thanks again everyone for the kind word :salute: well ache this am plus had trouble sleeping,head still a bit sore,im on orders to relax today by my boss (the wife)  :D so sleeping and mto and possibly the rebar will get here for me to play with surely i cant get hurt by that  :ahhh  :D
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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #44 on: July 16, 2014, 10:22:18 AM »
"The Boss" is right mate, take it easy.

Try not to be the person who blunders around and causes everyone else to get out the way.  Everyone else thinks you're a utter...
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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #45 on: July 16, 2014, 10:30:15 AM »
"The Boss" is right mate, take it easy.

She usually is Gareth  :D
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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #46 on: July 16, 2014, 10:31:09 AM »
"The Boss" is right mate, take it easy.

She usually is Gareth  :D

Generally a safe assumption mate. ;)

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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #47 on: July 16, 2014, 10:35:47 AM »
"The Boss" is right mate, take it easy.

She usually is Gareth  :D

Generally a safe assumption mate. ;)

 ;) she is great though,she's made me a pack lunch and strict orders to sleep  :salute:
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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #48 on: July 16, 2014, 10:46:50 AM »
"The Boss" is right mate, take it easy.

She usually is Gareth  :D

Generally a safe assumption mate. ;)

;) she is great though,she's made me a pack lunch and strict orders to sleep  :salute:
sounds like you might have to crash a bit more often   :think: I'm off to skateboard down the local motorway  :whistle: now were did I put my 'blindfold'  :D
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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #49 on: July 16, 2014, 10:50:36 AM »
Sounds like she´s a keeper, Zed.
On the Rebar: Be cautious! There have been pinchings reported as of late - Don´t hurt yourself.  ;)
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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #50 on: July 16, 2014, 10:53:39 AM »
In Spain, you are required by law to wear a bike helmet, however, they tend to turn a blind eye in built up areas (which I believe is where it's needed more) and you are exempt in extreme heat conditions (to prevent baking your brains).

I believe this is all new here, and people are still adjusting.

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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #51 on: July 16, 2014, 10:57:00 AM »
Sounds like she´s a keeper, Zed.
On the Rebar: Be cautious! There have been pinchings reported as of late - Don´t hurt yourself.  ;)
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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #52 on: July 16, 2014, 11:21:30 AM »
Damn dude!!! Hope you get to feeling better.

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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #53 on: July 16, 2014, 12:47:56 PM »
When i did road racing i had to wear a helmet but while racing but never wore one training as prefered a cycling cap this was a fashion statement as back then helmets was not wore by pro's,but i always wore a helmet mtb'ing as pro's had to wear them,as time went on i thought more about my health and less on fashion,  :tu:
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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #54 on: July 17, 2014, 01:26:55 AM »
Ouch, glad you are okay. I don't bike on street because of this, only separated bike path if I could.
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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #55 on: July 17, 2014, 09:33:41 AM »
Ouch, glad you are okay. I don't bike on street because of this, only separated bike path if I could.

I mainly ride off road,sadly there are not in enough cycle paths in the uk ,
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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #56 on: July 17, 2014, 09:37:28 AM »
Nope there's not and it can be bloody hair raising at times as a result :(

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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #57 on: July 17, 2014, 11:18:03 AM »
Nope there's not and it can be bloody hair raising at times as a result :(

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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #58 on: July 17, 2014, 01:02:08 PM »
Nope there's not and it can be bloody hair raising at times as a result :(

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Ive done many petitions for more cycle lanes but sadly cyclists are treated like 2nd class citizens even though the goverment push for people to cycle to work  :think:
They are here as well, but most of them act like they own the road.  Hwy # 2 (back road) is HORRIBLE for bikers not following the rules.  It very common to go around a turn, and find a group taking up the whole bloody lane!  I can't even count how many times I've almost hit someone on a bike.  It's a windy road, with trees close to the road, bad visibility, and the speed limit is 80kph.

I have seen the RCMP with groups pulled over a few times before, which is great, but doesn't really seem to help the matter much.  I'm really surprised (glad) no one has been killed yet, but it's bound to happen. 

We are starting to see more bike lanes pop up though, and I think that's fantastic!  I enjoy biking, even though I don't do it nearly as much as I used to.

When I was young, helmets were not really common, but as they became more popular, I started wearing one.  One time, when I was jumping in and out of ditches, I flew off my bike and went head first into the corner of a metal mailbox.  It cracked the helmet pretty bad, so I'd hate to think what it would have done to me if I wasn't wearing one.

I think it's great that it's law to wear one here.  It will save lives, and save taxpayers money from medical bills.


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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #59 on: July 17, 2014, 01:30:40 PM »
Running away from the problem doesn't make it go away - more cycle paths don't necessarily make things safer.  Better education (for both drivers and cyclists) and more empathy between groups would help.

Riding defensively (taking the lane, using primary position, etc) isn't a crime, at least not in the UK.  Increasing your visibility and road presence can help with drivers, but as a cyclist you need to be responsible for your actions.

As a driver, you should drive according to the conditions particularly if it's twisty or the visibility is poor.  It's a speed limit, not a target.  If you know that cyclists use a particular road, take that into account when driving along it.

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