not sure i’ve tried many a time on my road bike,
without setting one off,
there is a camera on a long slight downhill where i could wind it up from a far
i think its cananbury road in highbury and islington (london)
its a 30 limit and i used to catch up cars or normally pull away,
but not once did i set it off.
most definitely would have be doing over 33mph (30 + 10% that’s what your snapped for right?)
would be interested to hear if anyone has,Posted 9 years agosamuriMember
I’ve tried a number of times. There’s a great one leading into Bolton which is on a long gentle downhill. bit busy at times but it’s possible to pass the thing at well over 40 in a 30 limit area if you really crank it up and get a nice slipstream off a car. I’ve been past at around 45 max.
I’ve not triggered it yet. I suspect I’m not bouncy enough for the radio/light waves. I want to fit a tinfoil cover for my back to see if that does the trick.
It’s on my to do list.Posted 9 years agoGary_CMember
A year ago,me & a mate were on a night ride,& on a road section on the way back after a couple or three mid ride pints we approached one of those smiley/sad face “Your Speed” signs.
We were say 50 to 75 metres off it when it lit up & showed our speed as 17mph(Complete with smiley face)….cue rapid gear upshifts & pedalling like fook out of the saddles…..
Only for us to show a max of 26mph(Still smiley..!)as we passed it.
The aim for the next ride a week later was to crack the 30 limit & earn a “Sad face”.
Anyway,the following week,coming onto the straight,already having wound the speed up,big ring small cog,thighs burning….we achieved…….
No idea…the sign had gone!!
FFS!!Posted 9 years agoflamejobMember
Even more OT…
I was riding a sports(motor)bike through the dark wiltshire countryside on night in the rain and out of nowhere one of those things lit up like a concentration camp searchlight and nearly made me crash into the hump backed bridge it was warning me about.
If you have never ridden a motorbike in the rain at night you tend to get spots of rain on your visor which you don’t notice until you see a bright source of light… anyway, they act like a compound eye, hence being blinded by a large LED sign.Posted 9 years agouponthedownsMember
Never been able to set off a speed camera but have managed to light up those your speed ones that light up if you’re over the limit. Maybe wrapping yourself up in aluminium foil would present a better target for the radar in the Gatsos. If I lived near one I might try it.Posted 9 years agoStu_NSubscriber
Nope – there’s a couple in Edinburgh it’s pretty easy to pass at speed on a road bike and I’ve never triggered them. Couple on Lanark Road dropping down from Gillespie Crossroads to Slateford, though thinking about it, that may be in a 40 limit… Also one on Colinton Road in Craiglockart but only worth a go if it’s quiet – no point in trying in rush hour.
Tinfoil coat is probably necessary to get the radar excited!Posted 9 years ago
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