From: Harry Bloomfield on
Conor was thinking very hard :
>> The point is to be able to see ahead of the vehicle ahead of you, to
>> enable you to make an initial judgement of the road ahead - once that
>> is done and the maneuver started, you do not need their lights any
>> more.
> So you can see through solid metal?

No I cannot, but I can see over, under, to their left and to their
right - it is called positioning for best forward vision and I always
make full use of it, whether preparing for an overtake or not.

Harry (M1BYT) (L)

From: Harry Bloomfield on
Conor wrote :
> Well you and Clive are the ones who said it is an indication that the
> road ahead is clear.

No I did not!

Harry (M1BYT) (L)

From: Champ on
On Wed, 25 Nov 2009 23:07:35 +0000, Silk <me(a)> wrote:

>Clue: how many people are killed by bikes as opposed to cars per mile?

Almost no-one is "killed by a bike". Some riders & pillions die on
their own bikes, but causing the death of someone else is extremely

Conversely, plenty of people are killed by other people's cars.

So, in that regard, motorcyclists are particularly selfless - they put
themselves in harms way, while offering no threat to other road users.
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From: Harry Bloomfield on
NM expressed precisely :
> Why is it encumbent on the truck driver to help you make your mind up?

Why is it encumbent upon me to give way to a truck which is struggling
to get out at a junction. Why is it encumbent upon me to hold back and
hold back the vehicles behind me when a truck is struggling his way
around a tight two lane roundabout, when I could easily fly past him at
no risk to me. It is called courtesy.

Harry (M1BYT) (L)

From: vulgarandmischevious on
Champ <news(a)> wrote:

>On Wed, 25 Nov 2009 23:05:02 +0000, Silk <me(a)> wrote:
>>On 25/11/2009 22:58, Champ wrote:
>>> On Wed, 25 Nov 2009 20:24:52 +0000, Silk<me(a)> wrote:
>>>> Bikers are simply a different breed and, apart from sharing the same
>>>> roads, have almost nothing in common with car drivers.
>>> The vast majority of bikers are also car drivers, you twonk.
>>You don't get it. Hardly surprising really.
>Ah, the "superiour smug" response - a usenet favourite. Well done.
>I think my traditional role is to ask you what I don't get, so that
>you have the opportunity to play the "if you don't know, I'm not going
>to tell you" card.
>Go on then.

Can we just skip a few steps and go straight to death threats? This
thread is a bit boring now.