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Forum: Track Days 12-04-18, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Red Herring
Re: which track.....

To answer the second part of your question, Lydden isn't a bad place to start as a Novice, plus it's got a long right hander. Fairly short circuit so easy to learn the basics, none of the turn in's...
Forum: Track Days 12-04-18, 06:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By Red Herring
Re: which track.....

I thought Pembury was supposed to have the longest left hander in the UK, as for right handers Cadwell is well up there. From tipping in at Park you've got a brief acceleration out, a roll and...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 02-04-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,030
Posted By Red Herring
Re: London not to include motorcycle in it's traffic congestion strategy

I'm not sure if you're deliberately mis-reading and mis-quoting what I wrote or you just don't understand it. Either way it makes any kind of rational debate on the subject pretty difficult. I...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 02-04-18, 09:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,030
Posted By Red Herring
Re: London not to include motorcycle in it's traffic congestion strategy

Reading this thread drift you would have to be pretty dim not to detect a dislike from some individuals towards drivers of certain brands of cars, such a dislike that they are proposing (even in...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 01-04-18, 09:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,030
Posted By Red Herring
Re: London not to include motorcycle in it's traffic congestion strategy

So I was right when I said it didn't make you a lazy sexist pig then wasn't I? It also shows how dodgy it is to form an opinion about someone based on a single event. I rest my case Sir. ...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 01-04-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,030
Posted By Red Herring
Re: London not to include motorcycle in it's traffic congestion strategy

Tolerance is all about embracing the behaviour of others, not seeking to change it so instead of banning German cars learn instead to anticipate and avoid the behaviour that appears to cause you so...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 31-03-18, 07:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,030
Posted By Red Herring
Re: London not to include motorcycle in it's traffic congestion strategy

And figures quoted by you. So basically in 57% of crashes the motorist was found to be responsible and would have been liable, and in 43% the cyclist was found to be responsible and the motorist...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 30-03-18, 10:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,030
Posted By Red Herring
Re: London not to include motorcycle in it's traffic congestion strategy

I'm not going to argue with any suggestion that we should try and make our roads safer, and I'm certainly in favour of trying to achieve that by improving driver and rider behaviour, both of those...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 30-03-18, 03:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,030
Posted By Red Herring
Re: London not to include motorcycle in it's traffic congestion strategy

I'm not generally a fan of statistics but if that is the case explain why it is that we are amongst the safest roads in Europe? I'm all for improving road safety, especially if it involves driver...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 29-03-18, 05:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,030
Posted By Red Herring
Re: London not to include motorcycle in it's traffic congestion strategy

Perhaps if cyclists were a little less inclined to go up the nearside of an HGV that was indicating left they wouldn't need to bail out...... I'm sure there are occasions when some idiot of an HGV...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 29-03-18, 01:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,030
Posted By Red Herring
Re: London not to include motorcycle in it's traffic congestion strategy

If we are serious about protecting pedestrians we would consider waist high railings along the sides of all the roads in our town centres with gaps only at specific crossing points. They would look...
Forum: Idle Banter 29-03-18, 08:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,274
Posted By Red Herring
Re: Vehicle Excise Duty Petition (Road Tax)

There is no denying HGV's are bad for roads, you only have to look at the state of roads such as the A2 (in the news last week) and the M20 which carry all the traffic in and out of Dover to see...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 28-03-18, 07:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,030
Posted By Red Herring
Re: London not to include motorcycle in it's traffic congestion strategy

I didn't say it wasn't a good idea to keep pedestrians separate, in fact I didn't express a view either way, I simply suggested that may be one of their reasons for denying PTWs the use of bus lanes...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 28-03-18, 07:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,030
Posted By Red Herring
Re: London not to include motorcycle in it's traffic congestion strategy

I thought bikers in London didn't need number plates?

Sometimes the logic of politicians and our supposed leaders defeats me. They evolve our law enforcement policies and procedures to depend...
Forum: Idle Banter 23-03-18, 08:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,274
Posted By Red Herring
Re: Vehicle Excise Duty Petition (Road Tax)

Yup, and if they know about it and can say that repairs were scheduled within a reasonable time they don't have to pay you either, which seems quite sensible to me....... Of course, if they weren't...
Forum: Idle Banter 21-03-18, 01:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,274
Posted By Red Herring
Re: Vehicle Excise Duty Petition (Road Tax)

No disrespect intended mate but how do you not see a pothole big enough to have you off? I was only slightly tongue in cheek with my earlier post, I do wonder if we're going just a little bit to...
Forum: Idle Banter 21-03-18, 10:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,274
Posted By Red Herring
Re: Vehicle Excise Duty Petition (Road Tax)

I'm not that bothered by the state of the roads, in fact the worse they get the better. At the moment people think they can drive around with their head in whatever electronic device either...
Forum: Idle Banter 02-03-18, 06:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,345
Posted By Red Herring
Re: Got snow?

We didn't have any more snow overnight however woke up this morning to find a very fine drizzle falling. This hit the ground (or road, or anything else for that matter) and instantly froze. The lane...
Forum: Idle Banter 28-02-18, 03:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,345
Posted By Red Herring
Re: Got snow?

We live in the sticks at the top of a steep hill (Kent) and we got a reasonable covering on Monday night. I keep a second set of wheels for the wife's car with snow specific tyres on them for just...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 02-02-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By Red Herring
Re: Tyre Sealant

Ditto the washing up liquid in a bottle advice, rarely fails. Even easier, especially at this time of year, is to find a large puddle and very slowly push the bike through it. Top tip is to wear...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 31-12-17, 05:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,681
Posted By Red Herring
Re: Who's still riding?

Well I had a brilliant ride out this morning with a bunch of mates, in the pouring rain and a 40knot sea breeze...... exciting to say the least! Once you're got all your kit on the rain really...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 25-12-17, 04:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,681
Posted By Red Herring
Re: Who's still riding?

I think it rather depends on what's around the roads (or over actually). The main roads will often stay damp and greasy for longer than the minor untreated roads providing they are not under trees...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 25-12-17, 10:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,681
Posted By Red Herring
Re: Who's still riding?

I use my Hornet all year round but the SV pretty much gets parked up once the salt appears. If I want to play at this time of year I use my DRZ400, the worse the roads the better.....:)
Forum: EuroTour 13-12-17, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,391
Posted By Red Herring
Re: Bikeshuttle

That does sound like a good option for a person pressed for time. Personally I go on these types of holiday to enjoy the riding, can't stand the dependance on public transport, airports and others...
Forum: Idle Banter 30-11-17, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By Red Herring
Re: Broken collar bones

According to the good doctor wife that looks borderline if it will need plating or not,(unlike L3nny's which is a much clearer case!). Best to follow the advice of the Orthopaedic surgeon who will...
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