Hello and welcome to my Blog, my name is Chris, a bus driver for First Mendip based in Wells, Somerset. Married to Fiona, we live in Midsomer Norton near Bath, with Harvey the dog and Boots the cat. My main hobby is Amateur Radio and I hold the call sign G4KVI. I am the repeater keeper for GB3UB and MB7UB. I have a fascination for the weather and all things to do with nature and science. I am a biker and currently ride a Honda CBfF600. As a Christian I worship, when shifts allow at St. Nicolas Church in Radstock. These are my observations on my life, both at work and at home.

25 Oct 2011

Clip up for Conor

Watching our local news last night there was a report on a moped rider who died because he had not clipped his helmet up. It would appear that it is not considered 'cool' to clip your helmet up!
I have always been amazed at the lack of safety precautions moped riders take. I am also amazed that the families also seem to be unaware just how vulnerable you are on two wheels. It seems that as they only go 30mph they do no see the point of wearing even basic safety gear. I am living prove that serious injury can occur  even when travelling at low speeds. I always wear as an absolute minimum, helmet (done up) gloves (leather), Jacket (with armour), boots (leather above ankle).
So if you know a young (or not so young) two wheel user make sure they take some care and have some respect for the road and the fact that it can bite.



http://www.clipupforconor.org/

24 Oct 2011

Bus Crash

I will not say to much about this. I have my own views on routes and the dangers that lay in them. However, it would seem that there has been a very lucky escape and it would appear that there have not been any serious physical injuries. However, I can only imagine what mental scars will be left on the driver and passengers.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-15427321

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