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Post by Dav the wheel nut » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:29 pm

PerryGunn wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:12 am
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What really annoys me are the people who have 'Child on board!' signs on their car back windows and then drive like absolute plums! :x
I always treat them as warnings of unpredictable behaviour... they only have them 'cos nobody seems to make 'Twát at wheel' signs... :evil:
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Post by Kierandc5 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:27 pm

I often wear headphones when cycling and I feel it improves your awareness, I constantly look over my shoulder. Even when I don't wear them you can't hear a car coming until its right behind you from wind buffering.

The cyclist that tend to be knobs are the ones who most likely don't have a driving licence or worse still vegan

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Post by Keet » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:36 pm

PerryGunn wrote:
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I always treat them as warnings of unpredictable behaviour... they only have them 'cos nobody seems to make 'Twát at wheel' signs... :evil:
I've seen plenty of potential customers for those over the past couple of days! :driving:
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Post by PerryGunn » Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:41 pm

Kierandc5 wrote:
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I often wear headphones when cycling and I feel it improves your awareness, I constantly look over my shoulder. Even when I don't wear them you can't hear a car coming until its right behind you from wind buffering.
How can blocking one of your senses 'improve your awareness'? It's a bit like saying 'I'm a better driver when I'm drunk because I drive slower and I'm more alert for cop cars'....

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Post by Zed Baron » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:55 pm

PerryGunn wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:12 am
Zed Baron wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:47 am
What really annoys me are the people who have 'Child on board!' signs on their car back windows and then drive like absolute plums! :x
I always treat them as warnings of unpredictable behaviour... they only have them 'cos nobody seems to make 'Twát at wheel' signs... :evil:
Hmmm... I see a gap in the market! if you see 't**t at the wheel!' signs on Amazon or Ebay or my appearance on Dragon's Den you know where I got the idea from :wink:

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Post by djstan » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:42 am

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The cyclist that tend to be knobs are the ones who most likely don't have a driving licence or worse still vegan
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Post by Marekdawg » Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:09 pm

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Everyone annoys me :D
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Post by wonkydonkey » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:42 am

Kierandc5 wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:27 pm
I often wear headphones when cycling and I feel it improves your awareness, I constantly look over my shoulder. Even when I don't wear them you can't hear a car coming until its right behind you from wind buffering.
I 100% disagree. Depending on wind direction I can usually hear when a car is behind me. You hear brakes as they approach, downshifts, turbo whistle, gravel under their tyres, sometimes hear their music...all kinds of sounds. I don't understand how shutting off your hearing can possibly "improve your awareness". When I'm out cycling and overtaking "keen cyclists" who are wearing earphones I curse them for not hearing me behind them. Those without earphones will hear my excessively loud shifter clicks and keep in. I almost smashed straight into a girl at speed down Cheddar Gorge because she suddenly veered out to the central white line. She did this over and over again. When I eventually passed her on a straight section I could see the earphones :x

I'm with chapeau. Good luck to anyone wishing to survive on a bicycle if you can't even hear what's happening around you.

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Post by Kierandc5 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:55 am

wonkydonkey wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:42 am
Kierandc5 wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:27 pm
I often wear headphones when cycling and I feel it improves your awareness, I constantly look over my shoulder. Even when I don't wear them you can't hear a car coming until its right behind you from wind buffering.
I 100% disagree. Depending on wind direction I can usually hear when a car is behind me. You hear brakes as they approach, downshifts, turbo whistle, gravel under their tyres, sometimes hear their music...all kinds of sounds. I don't understand how shutting off your hearing can possibly "improve your awareness". When I'm out cycling and overtaking "keen cyclists" who are wearing earphones I curse them for not hearing me behind them. Those without earphones will hear my excessively loud shifter clicks and keep in. I almost smashed straight into a girl at speed down Cheddar Gorge because she suddenly veered out to the central white line. She did this over and over again. When I eventually passed her on a straight section I could see the earphones :x

I'm with chapeau. Good luck to anyone wishing to survive on a bicycle if you can't even hear what's happening around you.

OP - There are idiots in every walk of life. Lycra seems to breed quite a few of them unfortunately!
Each too there own, I assume you have tried headphones while out riding

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Post by wonkydonkey » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:00 am

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Each too there own, I assume you have tried headphones while out riding
Before I had a bike computer with nav I rode a couple of times using Google Maps and earphones. I immediately felt at risk because I couldn't hear what was happening around me. The best I could do was ride with only the left earphone in my ear, but even that was dangerous enough to make me spend hundreds of pounds on a computer with nav.
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Post by Smartbear » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:32 am

wonkydonkey wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:00 am
Kierandc5 wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:55 am
Each too there own, I assume you have tried headphones while out riding
Before I had a bike computer with nav I rode a couple of times using Google Maps and earphones. I immediately felt at risk because I couldn't hear what was happening around me. The best I could do was ride with only the left earphone in my ear, but even that was dangerous enough to make me spend hundreds of pounds on a computer with nav.
I must try going out for a drive blindfolded to see if it increases my sense of awareness :roll:
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Post by PerryGunn » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:39 am

Smartbear wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:32 am
wonkydonkey wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:00 am
Kierandc5 wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:55 am
Each too there own, I assume you have tried headphones while out riding
Before I had a bike computer with nav I rode a couple of times using Google Maps and earphones. I immediately felt at risk because I couldn't hear what was happening around me. The best I could do was ride with only the left earphone in my ear, but even that was dangerous enough to make me spend hundreds of pounds on a computer with nav.
I must try going out for a drive blindfolded to see if it increases my sense of awareness :roll:
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Post by Keet » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:51 am

Smartbear wrote:
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I must try going out for a drive blindfolded to see if it increases my sense of awareness :roll:
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Post by wonkydonkey » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:02 pm

Smartbear wrote:
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I must try going out for a drive blindfolded to see if it increases my sense of awareness :roll:
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:20 pm

Actually I think it's already being trialled extensively - by tw*ts texting! :headbang:
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