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  #1  
Old April 3rd 18, 06:32 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mr Pounder Esquire
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A MAN has died after suffering a cardiac arrest while out mountain biking
with friends.

The 35-year-old man was given CPR by members of the public, before ambulance
crews arrived at around 2.30pm.

**** that stupidity for a game of soldiers. I'm 67 this year, been driving
for over 46 years. Guess what cyclists? I'm still here and he isn't.

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Old April 4th 18, 09:59 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Peter Keller[_3_]
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On 04/04/18 05:32, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:
A MAN has died after suffering a cardiac arrest while out mountain biking
with friends.

The 35-year-old man was given CPR by members of the public, before ambulance
crews arrived at around 2.30pm.

**** that stupidity for a game of soldiers. I'm 67 this year, been driving
for over 46 years. Guess what cyclists? I'm still here and he isn't.

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I am still here.
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Old April 4th 18, 08:56 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Jester
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On Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 6:32:59 PM UTC+1, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:

I'm 67 this year, been driving for over 46 years.


About time you took a retest.

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Old April 4th 18, 11:09 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
jnugent
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On 04/04/2018 20:56, Simon Jester wrote:

On Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 6:32:59 PM UTC+1, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:

I'm 67 this year, been driving for over 46 years.


About time you took a retest.


Why do you say that?

And for me too, it is just on 46 years since I passed my driving test -
first time - at what was popularly held to be a "difficult" North London
test centre. If I recall, the test took place in July.

I was able to drive on my provisional licence as though it were a full
licence until it ran out of its one year currency (around March 1973),
supported by the little "pink slip" pass certificate. Then I had to get
an ordinary three-year licence. I only ever had the one of those,
because by 1976, the new Swansea licences were being issued.
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Old April 5th 18, 04:43 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mr Pounder Esquire
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Simon Jester wrote:
On Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 6:32:59 PM UTC+1, Mr Pounder Esquire
wrote:

I'm 67 this year, been driving for over 46 years.


About time you took a retest.


Care to tell us of any test a cyclist takes to use the road?
Come along now. A bicycle is classed as a road vehicle so there must be some
sort of test?
I can predict any lame reply ........... weight, speed of a car --------
blah, blah and blah


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Old April 5th 18, 04:47 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mr Pounder Esquire
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JNugent wrote:
On 04/04/2018 20:56, Simon Jester wrote:

On Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 6:32:59 PM UTC+1, Mr Pounder Esquire
wrote:
I'm 67 this year, been driving for over 46 years.


About time you took a retest.


Why do you say that?

And for me too, it is just on 46 years since I passed my driving test
- first time - at what was popularly held to be a "difficult" North
London test centre. If I recall, the test took place in July.

I was able to drive on my provisional licence as though it were a full
licence until it ran out of its one year currency (around March 1973),
supported by the little "pink slip" pass certificate. Then I had to
get an ordinary three-year licence. I only ever had the one of those,
because by 1976, the new Swansea licences were being issued.


Yes, I used the pink slip for ages before bothered to get the green paper
thing. I've still got a photocopy of the green thing.


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Old April 5th 18, 05:33 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
colwyn[_2_]
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Default Healthy is cycling? Cyclists make better drivers!

On 05/04/2018 16:43, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:
Simon Jester wrote:
On Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 6:32:59 PM UTC+1, Mr Pounder Esquire
wrote:

I'm 67 this year, been driving for over 46 years.


About time you took a retest.


Care to tell us of any test a cyclist takes to use the road?
Come along now. A bicycle is classed as a road vehicle so there must be some
sort of test?
I can predict any lame reply ........... weight, speed of a car --------
blah, blah and blah



People with experience of cycling are more attentive when at the wheel
of a car, according to a study from Australia which sought to establish
how people process visual information while driving.
The study was conducted by Lisa J Hansen, of the Australian National
University, Canberra, and Vanessa Beanland of the University of the
Sunshine Coast.
It was published in the journal, Accident Analysis & Prevention, under
the title, Do cyclists make better drivers? Associations between cycling
experience and change detection in road scenes
(link is external)
They were looking to expand on existing research that established a link
between the length of time someone has been driving and their
attentional allocation.

For this study, which sought to examine the impact of non-driving
factors, they compared drivers who had cycling experience
(‘cyclist-drivers’) with those who did not have any.
The researchers said that based on existing situation awareness field
test studies, they expected the cyclist-drivers group to perform better.
Subjects were split into three groups. The largest comprised 42
experienced motorists aged 30-50, of whom 17 were women and 25 men.
There were also 22 drivers and 20 driver-cyclists.
Participants took what is called ‘change detection flicker test’ in
which they had to choose whether two alternating images they were shown
were identical or different.
The image being either a road sign, a car, a pedestrian or a bicycle,
and according to researchers, the type of picture shown affected
accuracy, with members of all groups slower at detecting changes to road
sign images.
And while accuracy did not vary significantly across groups,
“cyclist-drivers were significantly faster than drivers at identifying
changes, with the effect being largest for bicycle and sign changes,”
researchers said,

They added: “Results suggest that cycling experience is associated with
more efficient attentional processing for road scenes.”
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Old April 5th 18, 06:11 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
jnugent
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On 05/04/2018 17:33, colwyn wrote:
On 05/04/2018 16:43, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:
Simon Jester wrote:
On Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 6:32:59 PM UTC+1, Mr Pounder Esquire
wrote:

I'm 67 this year, been driving for over 46 years.

About time you took a retest.


Care to tell us of any test a cyclist takes to use the road?
Come along now. A bicycle is classed as a road vehicle so there must
be some
sort of test?
I can predict any lame reply ........... weight, speed of a car --------
blah, blah and blah



People with experience of cycling are more attentive when at the wheel
of a car, according to a study from Australia which sought to establish
how people process visual information while driving.


Just about everyone has experience of cycling, so how can they tell?

The study was conducted by Lisa J Hansen, of the Australian National
University, Canberra, and Vanessa Beanland of the University of the
Sunshine Coast.
It was published in the journal, Accident Analysis & Prevention, under
the title, Do cyclists make better drivers? Associations between cycling
experience and change detection in road scenes
(link is external)
They were looking to expand on existing research that established a link
between the length of time someone has been driving and their
attentional allocation.

For this study, which sought to examine the impact of non-driving
factors, they compared drivers who had cycling experience
(‘cyclist-drivers’) with those who did not have any.
The researchers said that based on existing situation awareness field
test studies, they expected the cyclist-drivers group to perform better.
Subjects were split into three groups. The largest comprised 42
experienced motorists aged 30-50, of whom 17 were women and 25 men.
There were also 22 drivers and 20 driver-cyclists.
Participants took what is called ‘change detection flicker test’ in
which they had to choose whether two alternating images they were shown
were identical or different.
The image being either a road sign, a car, a pedestrian or a bicycle,
and according to researchers, the type of picture shown affected
accuracy, with members of all groups slower at detecting changes to road
sign images.
And while accuracy did not vary significantly across groups,
“cyclist-drivers were significantly faster than drivers at identifying
changes, with the effect being largest for bicycle and sign changes,”
researchers said,

They added: “Results suggest that cycling experience is associated with
more efficient attentional processing for road scenes.”


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Old April 5th 18, 06:18 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Jester
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On Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 4:43:52 PM UTC+1, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:
Simon Jester wrote:
On Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 6:32:59 PM UTC+1, Mr Pounder Esquire
wrote:

I'm 67 this year, been driving for over 46 years.


About time you took a retest.


Care to tell us of any test a cyclist takes to use the road?
Come along now. A bicycle is classed as a road vehicle so there must be some
sort of test?
I can predict any lame reply ........... weight, speed of a car --------
blah, blah and blah


Care to tell us how this is relevant to the fact that you have no documented proof you are competent to drive under modern road conditions?

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Old April 5th 18, 07:03 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 4:43:52 PM UTC+1, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:
Simon Jester wrote:
On Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 6:32:59 PM UTC+1, Mr Pounder Esquire
wrote:

I'm 67 this year, been driving for over 46 years.


About time you took a retest.


Care to tell us of any test a cyclist takes to use the road?
Come along now. A bicycle is classed as a road vehicle so there must be some
sort of test?
I can predict any lame reply ........... weight, speed of a car --------
blah, blah and blah


I took two cycling proficiency tests, but passed the car test and motobike test with NO lessons at all.
 




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