From: JMS jmsmith2010 on
On Mon, 02 Aug 2010 18:15:39 +0100, "Just zis Guy, you know?"
<guy.chapman(a)spamcop.net> wrote:

<snip>


>The SON on my Brompton provides full light output at just above
>walking pace, and the drag is barely noticeable.
>
>Oh, and it is shiny.
>
>Guy


Hello Porky

Have you got it back from the rebuilders yet?

Is it true you ran into a car, came off your bike, suffered concussion
and it's made your mental problems worse?

You could try his insurance company - try and blame the car driver.

Anyway - are you back on the bike, back in the car, and back at work
yet?

I guess the longer you are off - then the more you will be able to
claim off the car driver's insurance.

Unless they judge that you were at fault of course.

You were quite negligent in not wearing a helmet, weren't you?

Is it true that your wife won't let you ride the bike again unless a
helmet is worn?

Who wears the trousers in your house, what?



--

There can be no doubt that a failure to wear a helmet may expose the cyclist to the risk of greater injury.

The wearing of helmets may afford protection in some circumstances and it must therefore follow that a cyclist of ordinary prudence should wear one.

Mr Justice Griffith Williams

From: JMS jmsmith2010 on
On Mon, 02 Aug 2010 15:03:34 +0100, "Just zis Guy, you know?"
<guy.chapman(a)spamcop.net> wrote:

<snip>


>This is why I switched to using hub dynamos on my commuters. I've
>never regretted it. I am having the devil's own job persuading the lad
>to do the same, though. I think we'll compromise on him using my hack
>when he's going out in the evenings - he is now only half an inch
>shorter than me so that will work I guess.
>
>Guy

Hello Porky

Has he started wearing a helmet yet - now that he is old enough for
his mother to tell him what he must do?

Is it true that she is insisting that *you* wear one all of the time?


--

"I have never said that I encourage my children to wear helmets. I would challenge judith
to find the place where I said I encourage my children to wear helmets." Guy Chapman
Judith then produced the web page where he said "I encourage my children to wear helmets."
Later that day Chapman immediately added the following to the web page:
"This page is out of date and preserved only for convenience" but he left the date last updated as 31/08/2004.





From: GT on
"Just zis Guy, you know?" <guy.chapman(a)spamcop.net> wrote in message
news:m8vd56dtufgfoln6nsh8k6e980ibvk4ebh(a)4ax.com...
> On Mon, 02 Aug 2010 15:24:38 +0100, Sara
> <saramerriman(a)blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
>
>>In article <ipjd56ph0cmgt74jnd3cde288tc6j28n3c(a)4ax.com>,
>> "Just zis Guy, you know?" <guy.chapman(a)spamcop.net> wrote:
>>
>>> On Mon, 02 Aug 2010 14:50:29 +0100, Sara
>>> <saramerriman(a)blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
>>>
>>> >>> Just because others do something, it doesn't excuse those who should
>>> >>> know
>>> >>> better. Putting on the lights on your bike when its dark is pretty
>>> >>> basic!
>>> >>
>>> >> If you have them. And the batteries aren't flat. For some reason it
>>> >> is
>>> >> always assumed that the cyclist in question deliberately set off
>>> >> unlit, rather than the lamps failing en route. I don't know how often
>>> >> that happens but I guess it is not uncommon on country roads at
>>> >> least.
>>> >>
>>> >Or you get stuck in a meeting *just* as you were about to leave work,
>>> >which lasts a couple of hours... by which time it's dark and you hadn't
>>> >brought lights with you.
>>>
>>> This is why I switched to using hub dynamos on my commuters. I've
>>> never regretted it. I am having the devil's own job persuading the lad
>>> to do the same, though. I think we'll compromise on him using my hack
>>> when he's going out in the evenings - he is now only half an inch
>>> shorter than me so that will work I guess.
>>>
>>Not sure I pedal hard enough to power a dynamo. I very much a pootling
>>rider.
>
> The SON on my Brompton provides full light output at just above
> walking pace, and the drag is barely noticeable.
>
> Oh, and it is shiny.

The *SUN* round here provides full light at any speed, but it doesn't work
at night. No drag at all. ;-)


From: JMS jmsmith2010 on
On Mon, 02 Aug 2010 13:28:49 +0100, "Just zis Guy, you know?"
<guy.chapman(a)spamcop.net> wrote:

<snip>


>Sure, and for the same reason I always carry double the legally
>required complement of lights on my bikes and routinely spend more on
>the lights for a given bike than most people do on the bike itself.



Ah come on Porky - you've now told us this a couple of times.

Are you just waiting for someone to ask how much you spent on them -
or will you just tell us.

--

"I have never said that I encourage my children to wear helmets. I would challenge judith
to find the place where I said I encourage my children to wear helmets." Guy Chapman
Judith then produced the web page where he said "I encourage my children to wear helmets."
Later that day Chapman immediately added the following to the web page:
"This page is out of date and preserved only for convenience" but he left the date last updated as 31/08/2004.





From: JMS jmsmith2010 on
On Sat, 31 Jul 2010 22:39:40 +0100, "Just zis Guy, you know?"
<guy.chapman(a)spamcop.net> wrote:

<snip>



Hello Porky - at it again I see.

>>Where do you get this "fact" from?
>
>TfL and DfT.

But you can't actually point to a reference can you


>A bonus for you: I bet you didn't know that you're many times more
>likely to be killed or injured by a car on the pavement than by a
>bicycle on the pavement.
>
>Guy


Surely not.

You've been told before - there is a difference between a cyclist
intentionally riding on a footpath - and a motorist unintentionally
"driving on the footpath" after being involved in an accident.

Of course one motorist forced to take evasive action by a fuckwit on a
bike who then runs in to a bus queue - has killed people by driving on
the footpath in your eyes hasn't he?


How's the concussion? Any side effects?

--

"I have never said that I encourage my children to wear helmets. I would challenge judith
to find the place where I said I encourage my children to wear helmets." Guy Chapman
Judith then produced the web page where he said "I encourage my children to wear helmets."
Later that day Chapman immediately added the following to the web page:
"This page is out of date and preserved only for convenience" but he left the date last updated as 31/08/2004.