We need kostas back.

  • I have to agree with Darrenger as I have witnessed 2 accidents (luckily minor) where female cyclists have gone up the inside of a HGV indicating to turn left and have been forced off their bikes. I have no idea what they are thinking pulling manuevours like that when lights are turning green but my female friends view of cycling is very different to mens.

    Judgement of traffic speed and spatial awareness aren’t a part of this, rather I feel its being less confident in their own physical abilities and fear of the traffic on the roads (side effects being they are slower and stay too close to the kerb).

    A few of my friends have had near misses when starting out and been too scared to get back on their bikes when they just need to add this to their experience and learn from it which is a real shame.

    — Pixi 20 December 2009, 21:58 #

    Sorry Bill.You might be right there and deserve a more thorough answer. A little food for thought :Why the majority of ppl who are pilots/drivers are still overwhelmingly men?Why dont you see more often even nowadays woman racing drivers? slower reflexes ,physically inferior, emotionally more fragile? ,these are just some of the facts due to the biological nature we humans are built.Nothing to do with being sexist.Maybe as some said before statistically the sample is not big enough to give you a safe spread over the population , but i am not surprised of the relation the data showing of No of deaths versus sex of riders.So it is either completely random or there has to be a reason due to the nature of simply being female .I dont see any other common factor you can derive from these samples, as age or type of bike or time in the day,location etc , to determine or to attribute to ,the reason of the accidents. For these factors to reveal themselves as true or false reasons for the accident ,i think you need a much larger sample data.Perhaps even some how to take into account non fatal accidents too.
    At least you didn’t call me miserable.Thank you.

    — Kostas 21 December 2009, 17:48 #

    Kostas, do you not think that there might be a few important social reasons why women don’t feature in these elite professions, which might be the same reasons that women don’t feature in the other elite professions, such as banking, medicine, surgery, higher echelons of politics etc etc where physique is not any kind of a factor?

    Also, I am not sure that there is any convincing evidence that women’s response times are inferior to men’s.

    If you reread the article, you will see that one of the surprising trends is the decrease in number of men killed by lorry collisions. What is that men have started doing differently and why?

    — Bill 21 December 2009, 18:32 #

    Social reasons is a valid point and to an extend i could accept it as part of the reason why they get excluded .But i think its only a small part and in specific professions that have to do more with social status and educational opportunities of men and women .Get nowadays vs 30 years ago for example ,rather pure abilities .How many MP’s are women in todays parliament vs 30 years ago? Now ask the same for racing drivers.Why still the difference in racing ?For example, to become a special unit operative (army, police etc) you will see that women are far and few , always were, always will be.The reason is obvious ,no mystery there.Has to do mostly with the physical limitations if anything.So in some professions women will always be in a disadvantage no matter how good the individuals are.I have read a few articles , not conclusive 100% but showing strong indications why women fail more often than men in certain experiments and vice versa.Generally speaking men are superior to women not only in strength but also in speed, accuracy , coordination , especially when they come under pressure etc.This has nothing to do with mental capabilities ie being stupid or clever.
    ‘‘If you reread the article, you will see that one of the surprising trends is the decrease in number of men killed by lorry collisions. What is that men have started doing differently and why?’‘
    Not drive into the inside of a lorrie.Simple.The question needs answering is why men realize that fact and potential threat for their safety faster than women?

    — Kostas 22 December 2009, 14:14 #

    Bill. I think there are people who do not deserve a voice.

    — michael toivonen 23 December 2009, 06:50 #

    Mike the true philosopher.Couldnt keep your nose out could you?
    Let us marvel at your insults once again then.You have so much to teach the rest of us.You condescending pompous little shit.Mind your business for once.
    Whats the matter? too cold for you outside?

    — Kostas 23 December 2009, 10:46 #

    Says it all really.

    — michael toivonen 23 December 2009, 23:08 #

    Keep this forum to your self and the likes of you Mike.Since all i get is irony and sarcasm i dont see why i should be wasting my time here anymore.And yes , this is a wasted forum now thanks to ppl like you.In case you haven’t noticed all the threads are pointless and the remarks too.Nothing engaging, nothing intriguing in the slightest .A lot of ppl stopped posting here due to lack of stimulus and there is just going to be another one shortly. And all that largely thanks to 2 things, a)complete lack of moderation b)People like you , with nothing interesting to say or add apart from insults, irony, etc.This is boring at best.
    I guess you going to have to find someone else to hurtle abuse at now , and make yourself feel a bit better.

    — kostats 24 December 2009, 16:43 #

    Thank you Santa! Now he’s gone, no need for any of that braindeadness. Just a shame we never got to know where his stats came from. I.E how many people stopped posting and where that was recorded. The “articles” he read on a wide variety of subjects. Was he a true scholar or just a complete nugget? I’ve cast my vote. Happy days.

    — michael toivonen 24 December 2009, 18:31 #

    Jeeze, what a miserable bastard. Merry xmas everbody, even you Overcelerbratingxmas.

    — Zack Speedfast 25 December 2009, 12:14 #

    Kostas,where have you been abused on this thread?Alright,I called you miserable but that’s hardly a crime is it?You have overreacted and it’s not the first time.As you know not much is taken seriously on the forum but don’t you think that might be because most couriers want to have a bit of a laugh?London couriers are renowned for this.Happy xmas and new year to you,sir!
  • Far to few idiots here. Please come back. Here is some "food for thought". if you make a come back I promise not to come at you before three posts. Deal?
  • That last post up there above Porno is one of mine I think.Christ,I used to be a nice bloke..
  • So what do you say angeleyes? Or whatever you call yourself these days.

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