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Thank you Airzound

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Wolf04, 13 Mar 2008.

  1. Wolf04

    Wolf04 New Member

    Location:
    Wallsend on Tyne
    Coming to a left turn at a residential T junction this morning. Small private hospital on right. I'm in primary about ten yards from the turn when a very large refuse truck comes from the road I heading for, no problem plenty of room I slow down until he is past me. I'm now five yards from the corner when I hear his reversing beeper. Airzound maximum blast, I can see the driver looking in his mirror to see where the noise came from. I then shout in my best geordie accent "Excuse me sir is there any reason you are trying to reverse into me" (I might have paraphrased the comment somewhat). "Sorry mate thought there was enough room for you" I believe this is known as a reverse SMIDSY! Anyway thank you Airzound for waking the idiot up.
    Pete
     
  2. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    Got one for Xmas. Went out a couple of times and felt I was too aware of its presence. I seemed to be hanging over it (make any sense?)

    So I took it off.

    Couple more rides out and it went back on as each time I had situations where I could have used it!
     
  3. Maz

    Maz Guru

    why not shout instead of having an Airzound?
     
  4. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    Sometimes I'm out of breath?

    Airzounds louder?




    (We're not all gobby sods from Bramhall Lane! ;) )
     
  5. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    I certainly can't shout at 120db... ;)
     
  6. Maz

    Maz Guru

    That's Bramall Lane...watch your spelling!
    btw, what is your avatar all about?...its freaky.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    Wolf04

    Wolf04 New Member

    Location:
    Wallsend on Tyne
    Because dozy drivers of refuse trucks are oblivious to human speech. It was only because he thought that the 125db airzound was another vehicle that he woke up enough to realise I was there, and yes I was wearing my brand new replacement HiViz waistcoat. I've got no problem with shouting and if the occasion is appropriate I shout rather than airzound, but this morning I needed maximum attention grabbing DomTyler style resivour emptying 125db airzound to avoid being flattened.
     
  8. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Shouting works fine some of the time, but it never has the same effect as an AirZound. Not even close!
     
  9. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    I had a truck reverse round a corner blind, almost over me, just coming up the side road he was reversing into. (I had a trailer hitched at the time, so couldn't easily nip out of the way) When I remonstrated he said "You're only a cyclist" and then asked me to help by seeing him back! I was so annoyed by the 'only' remark, I refused and rode off, and then later felt guilty that he might have squashed someone else.
     
  10. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    I thought so too, got my attention straight away.
    Not sure what it is, I’d like to know.
    It was a link on news.bbc.co.uk last week to a story about archeological finds in China (?)
    I followed the link to find more info about the pic, but it wasn’t repeated or referenced.

    Figured “I’ll have that” tho and saved it to the desktop.
     
  11. Disadvantage I found with airzound was it was out of air when I needed it most.
     
  12. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    Checked once a week, with the tyres...

    (wheres the 'smug' emoticon?)

    :biggrin:
     
  13. Dont think it would last a week sometimes.Anyway I have an adequate replacement which always works.
     
  14. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    Where d'you mount your Airzound reservoir?

    I want to keep the bottle cages clear for the summer. Top tube is a no-no as it clashes with you knees (did mine anyway)

    Think its now found its home, mounted upside down on the rear of the seat post.
     
  15. BentMikey has modified his Airzound for a bigger air reservoir.

    Doesn't he use a beer keg now?