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Re: Cyclists

Postby costakid » Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:52 am

Paddy, I think you are telling pork pies. You cover 20000kms a year in your car so you obviously work and you still have time to do 288 kms every week on your bike. You sure you got your sums right?

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Re: Cyclists

Postby quebin » Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:27 pm

I think all motorists should be made to cycle for a day then they might be more tolerant to cyclists.

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Re: Cyclists

Postby Paulinmalaga » Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:48 pm

I think all Cyclists should pay road tax and be insured.
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Re: Cyclists

Postby Paddy Pumpkin » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:32 pm

costakid wrote:Paddy, I think you are telling pork pies. You cover 20000kms a year in your car so you obviously work and you still have time to do 288 kms every week on your bike. You sure you got your sums right?

Yes I defeinitely have my sums right. I can see my car KMs from my ITV, car servicing and also the frequency I have to top up add blue. The bike has a little Garmin computer on the handle bars and also Strava (facebook for athletes) keeps a total

Round trip Madrid to the coast 1000km. How many times a year do you think I do that? A road trip to visit a new part of Spain 2,000 kms which I do a few times a year. A round trip to Paris this year with many stops a long the way 4,000km. 20,000 kms is less than 200 hours driving on the motorway per year. 4 hours per week. Actually my km's per year driving have gone up since I worked less as I have more time to travel

288kms is about 10 hours per week on the bike. So 3 morning spins covers that. My personal record for the week is 763km (I was de Rodriguez so had time on my hands) I exercise 15-20 hours per week. Go and have a look at the training programme for any half way competitive triathlete or cyclist or have a look at the top cyclists on Strava to see what they do in a week

I think you should enlighten yourself before you accuse people of telling porkies

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Re: Cyclists

Postby Paddy Pumpkin » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:41 pm

country boy wrote:Mr Pumpkin, one question please.
Do you consider that all Bicycles should legally have to have a working bell fitted as an audible warning device for pedestrians and other road hazards?
Yes, in exactly the same way a car does.

Although I find my voice is more effective, louder and quicker to activate. Whilst also allowing me to keep control of my bike with both hands on the bars. I rarley use the bell as I cannot pull the brakes or steer at the same time as operating the bell. Additionally the bell is not loud enough to be heard at any distance from you. If you are travelling at 50km/h on the bike in one second you cover 14 metres, so you are better off reaching for the brakes than the bell....for everybody's sake

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Re: Cyclists

Postby Beachcomber » Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:00 pm

I was under the impression that the maximum speed for cyclists in Spain is 45 kph but as you are so familiar with the cycling laws I assume I must be wrong.

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Re: Cyclists

Postby Paddy Pumpkin » Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:18 pm

There is a limit of 10kph on the footpath (yes Spain permits cycling on the path) and 30kph in cycle lanes.

On the road the speed limit is the same as the motorist.

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Re: Cyclists

Postby peteroldracer » Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:20 pm

As there is no way a cyclist knows how fast they are travelling how do they respect speed limits? Answer, they don’t.
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Re: Cyclists

Postby Paddy Pumpkin » Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:22 pm

peteroldracer wrote:As there is no way a cyclist knows how fast they are travelling how do they respect speed limits? Answer, they don’t.

GPS computers such as this

https://buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/cIntoSp ... ng-p1.html


Do you really think Chris Froome has no idea of his speed?

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Re: Cyclists

Postby peteroldracer » Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:26 pm

Chris Froome is a professional cyclist, unlike all the idiots that give the rest of us so much grief...how many comments does it take a pumpkin to realise that what he and his like does is deeply offensive and annoying to the rest of the population?
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Re: Cyclists

Postby Beachcomber » Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:34 pm

Paddy Pumpkin wrote:...On the road the speed limit is the same as the motorist.
Is this wrong then?
limites-de-velocidad-cambio-normativo-90-detalle.jpg
En cuanto a las bicicletas, pueden ir por autovías, salvo por aquellas que lo tengan expresamente prohibido, a una velocidad máxima de 45 km/h.

http://revista.dgt.es/es/sabia-que/norm ... ular.shtml

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Re: Cyclists

Postby costakid » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:23 am

I find the Pumpkin guilty of speeding. Take him down.


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