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Old January 23rd 19, 08:25 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
GB[_5_]
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Default Is black clothing compulsory?

I just wondered whether it is now compulsory for cyclists to wear black
clothing? I ask because I nearly wrote a cyclist off early yesterday
morning. He was cycling slowly up a hill in the middle of the road. Dark
clothes and dark bike = all I could see was the rear light.

I thought what I was looking at was a motorcycle 50m ahead, whereas what
I was actually seeing was a cyclist just 10m ahead.

No doubt, I'd have been held to blame for the accident, if I hadn't
stopped just in time. Nevertheless, I was quite safe in my car, and the
cyclist is the one who'd have ended up in hospital.

Bear in mind that there are lots of crap car drivers around, like me,
and give them all the help you can not to injure you. It seems a really
good idea to wear light coloured clothes with reflective panels and have
a similar colour scheme for the bike.

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Old January 23rd 19, 08:54 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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GB wrote:
I just wondered whether it is now compulsory for cyclists to wear
black clothing? I ask because I nearly wrote a cyclist off early
yesterday morning. He was cycling slowly up a hill in the middle of
the road. Dark clothes and dark bike = all I could see was the rear
light.
I thought what I was looking at was a motorcycle 50m ahead, whereas
what I was actually seeing was a cyclist just 10m ahead.

No doubt, I'd have been held to blame for the accident, if I hadn't
stopped just in time. Nevertheless, I was quite safe in my car, and
the cyclist is the one who'd have ended up in hospital.

Bear in mind that there are lots of crap car drivers around, like me,
and give them all the help you can not to injure you. It seems a
really good idea to wear light coloured clothes with reflective
panels and have a similar colour scheme for the bike.


I looked out of the window at about 8am. Freezing fog, I could not see to
the end of the street. Roads very icy, snow still around and all proper road
users driving with lights.
Apart from one pillock, dressed in black, no lights and using the road and
the footpath and the road as it felt fit.
Yip, it was a stupid brain dead poverty cyclist.



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Old January 23rd 19, 09:53 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Jester
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On Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 8:25:30 PM UTC, GB wrote:
I just wondered whether it is now compulsory for cyclists to wear black
clothing? I ask because I nearly wrote a cyclist off early yesterday
morning. He was cycling slowly up a hill in the middle of the road. Dark
clothes and dark bike = all I could see was the rear light.

I thought what I was looking at was a motorcycle 50m ahead, whereas what
I was actually seeing was a cyclist just 10m ahead.

No doubt, I'd have been held to blame for the accident, if I hadn't
stopped just in time. Nevertheless, I was quite safe in my car, and the
cyclist is the one who'd have ended up in hospital.

Bear in mind that there are lots of crap car drivers around, like me,
and give them all the help you can not to injure you. It seems a really
good idea to wear light coloured clothes with reflective panels and have
a similar colour scheme for the bike.



Please do not feed the troll.

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Old January 23rd 19, 09:54 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Jester
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On Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 8:54:27 PM UTC, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:
GB wrote:
I just wondered whether it is now compulsory for cyclists to wear
black clothing? I ask because I nearly wrote a cyclist off early
yesterday morning. He was cycling slowly up a hill in the middle of
the road. Dark clothes and dark bike = all I could see was the rear
light.
I thought what I was looking at was a motorcycle 50m ahead, whereas
what I was actually seeing was a cyclist just 10m ahead.

No doubt, I'd have been held to blame for the accident, if I hadn't
stopped just in time. Nevertheless, I was quite safe in my car, and
the cyclist is the one who'd have ended up in hospital.

Bear in mind that there are lots of crap car drivers around, like me,
and give them all the help you can not to injure you. It seems a
really good idea to wear light coloured clothes with reflective
panels and have a similar colour scheme for the bike.


I looked out of the window at about 8am. Freezing fog, I could not see to
the end of the street. Roads very icy, snow still around and all proper road
users driving with lights.
Apart from one pillock, dressed in black, no lights and using the road and
the footpath and the road as it felt fit.
Yip, it was a stupid brain dead poverty cyclist.


Why are you replying to your own post?
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Old January 24th 19, 12:07 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
TMS320
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On 23/01/2019 20:25, GB wrote:

I just wondered whether it is now compulsory for cyclists to wear black
clothing? I ask because I nearly wrote a cyclist off early yesterday
morning. He was cycling slowly up a hill in the middle of the road. Dark
clothes and dark bike = all I could see was the rear light.


Your lights would have reflected off the road surface more than the cyclist.

I thought what I was looking at was a motorcycle 50m ahead, whereas what
I was actually seeing was a cyclist just 10m ahead.


You should stop driving until you have had your eyes and car lights
checked out.
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Old January 24th 19, 12:13 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Jester
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On Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 12:07:53 AM UTC, TMS320 wrote:
On 23/01/2019 20:25, GB wrote:

I just wondered whether it is now compulsory for cyclists to wear black
clothing? I ask because I nearly wrote a cyclist off early yesterday
morning. He was cycling slowly up a hill in the middle of the road. Dark
clothes and dark bike = all I could see was the rear light.


Your lights would have reflected off the road surface more than the cyclist.

I thought what I was looking at was a motorcycle 50m ahead, whereas what
I was actually seeing was a cyclist just 10m ahead.


You should stop driving until you have had your eyes and car lights
checked out.


Do trolls carry rabies? You should get that bite checked out anyway.

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Old January 24th 19, 12:30 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
JNugent[_10_]
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On 23/01/2019 20:25, GB wrote:
I just wondered whether it is now compulsory for cyclists to wear black
clothing? I ask because I nearly wrote a cyclist off early yesterday
morning. He was cycling slowly up a hill in the middle of the road. Dark
clothes and dark bike = all I could see was the rear light.

I thought what I was looking at was a motorcycle 50m ahead, whereas what
I was actually seeing was a cyclist just 10m ahead.

No doubt, I'd have been held to blame for the accident, if I hadn't
stopped just in time. Nevertheless, I was quite safe in my car, and the
cyclist is the one who'd have ended up in hospital.

Bear in mind that there are lots of crap car drivers around, like me,
and give them all the help you can not to injure you. It seems a really
good idea to wear light coloured clothes with reflective panels and have
a similar colour scheme for the bike.


Cyclists should wear a "uniform" of pink hi-viz, day and night. As a
default colour distinct from the hues normally used by contractors, the
emergency services, etc, it would identify cyclists quickly, for
everyone's benefit.
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Old January 24th 19, 09:34 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
GB[_5_]
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Default Is black clothing compulsory?

On 24/01/2019 00:07, TMS320 wrote:
On 23/01/2019 20:25, GB wrote:

I just wondered whether it is now compulsory for cyclists to wear
black clothing? I ask because I nearly wrote a cyclist off early
yesterday morning. He was cycling slowly up a hill in the middle of
the road. Dark clothes and dark bike = all I could see was the rear
light.


Your lights would have reflected off the road surface more than the
cyclist.

I thought what I was looking at was a motorcycle 50m ahead, whereas
what I was actually seeing was a cyclist just 10m ahead.


You should stop driving until you have had your eyes and car lights
checked out.


The car lights were dipped - it's urban driving round here - and my
eyesight is not defective. The road has street lights but they are not
that great. Even under the street lights, the cyclist was effectively
invisible. Just the tail light showed up.

There is a difficulty in gauging the distance of a single tail light in
the dark. Providing additional clues, by wearing brighter clothing
definitely would help.

Sorry if people think I'm trolling. That's not my usual style. I had a
bit of a shock, and I thought I would share it with people who are,
after all, mostly cyclists on this NG.
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Old January 24th 19, 09:47 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
TMS320
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Default Is black clothing compulsory?

On 24/01/2019 09:34, GB wrote:
On 24/01/2019 00:07, TMS320 wrote:
On 23/01/2019 20:25, GB wrote:

I just wondered whether it is now compulsory for cyclists to wear
black clothing? I ask because I nearly wrote a cyclist off early
yesterday morning. He was cycling slowly up a hill in the middle of
the road. Dark clothes and dark bike = all I could see was the rear
light.


Your lights would have reflected off the road surface more than the
cyclist.

I thought what I was looking at was a motorcycle 50m ahead, whereas
what I was actually seeing was a cyclist just 10m ahead.


You should stop driving until you have had your eyes and car lights
checked out.


The car lights were dipped - it's urban driving round here - and my
eyesight is not defective. The road has street lights but they are not
that great. Even under the street lights, the cyclist was effectively
invisible. Just the tail light showed up.


Black works under streetlighting.
There is a difficulty in gauging the distance of a single tail light in
the dark. Providing additional clues, by wearing brighter clothing
definitely would help.

Sorry if people think I'm trolling. That's not my usual style. I had a
bit of a shock, and I thought I would share it with people who are,
after all, mostly cyclists on this NG.


The NG is mainly for whingers. Cyclists have gone elsewhere.
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Old January 24th 19, 10:48 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
GB[_5_]
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Default Is black clothing compulsory?

On 24/01/2019 09:47, TMS320 wrote:
On 24/01/2019 09:34, GB wrote:
On 24/01/2019 00:07, TMS320 wrote:
On 23/01/2019 20:25, GB wrote:

I just wondered whether it is now compulsory for cyclists to wear
black clothing? I ask because I nearly wrote a cyclist off early
yesterday morning. He was cycling slowly up a hill in the middle of
the road. Dark clothes and dark bike = all I could see was the rear
light.

Your lights would have reflected off the road surface more than the
cyclist.

I thought what I was looking at was a motorcycle 50m ahead, whereas
what I was actually seeing was a cyclist just 10m ahead.

You should stop driving until you have had your eyes and car lights
checked out.


The car lights were dipped - it's urban driving round here - and my
eyesight is not defective. The road has street lights but they are not
that great. Even under the street lights, the cyclist was effectively
invisible. Just the tail light showed up.


Black works under streetlighting.


Really? Anyway, whatever this guy was wearing, it made him invisible.


There is a difficulty in gauging the distance of a single tail light
in the dark. Providing additional clues, by wearing brighter clothing
definitely would help.

Sorry if people think I'm trolling. That's not my usual style. I had a
bit of a shock, and I thought I would share it with people who are,
after all, mostly cyclists on this NG.


The NG is mainly for whingers. Cyclists have gone elsewhere.


Well, I guess I'm whingeing, too.

 




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