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by Fasgadh
12 Aug 2018, 8:12am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?
Replies: 178
Views: 16499

Re: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?

Worth remembering that there are hotspots for commercial road closing. I live in one which has been plagued by runners. 5 days last year trapped against the sea. We also have a sportive but it does not close the road - yet! Consistent pressure led to a reduction in number of roads closed (they don’t...
by Fasgadh
4 Mar 2018, 8:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Snow
Replies: 64
Views: 6443

Re: Snow

Much happier in this stuff on the fatty than in a car. Even the black bits of today's ride were best avoided with a ton of metal if possible. Passed someone in a car (you know the brand, mutant Olympic symbol) in a full scale row with other cyclists - objecting to them being on the road (read his ro...
by Fasgadh
3 Mar 2018, 8:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Snow
Replies: 64
Views: 6443

Re: Snow

Good to see the fatties out there having fun. Some great surfaces revealed this week but a hidden event was the high tides and east wind which has caused a change round on East Lothian’s beaches. Funny to see comments about a cyclist being stupid because he was wading through nearly a metre of snow ...
by Fasgadh
3 Mar 2018, 8:23am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Railway cycle tracks
Replies: 47
Views: 5868

Re: Railway cycle tracks

When the Airdrie Bathgate railway, a rails to trails Sustrans route was reopened, the path was retained beside the railway.
by Fasgadh
8 Dec 2017, 6:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Squirrels!
Replies: 72
Views: 5599

Re: Squirrels!

Had a near miss once in Herefordshire. Squirrel just missed me, dropped by a hastily departing buzzard. I did not have a magic hat.
by Fasgadh
24 Sep 2017, 7:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Legality of horses on Scottish cyclepaths?
Replies: 23
Views: 1676

Re: Legality of horses on Scottish cyclepaths?

On some of NCN7 the horse muck would be useful - for covering up the broken glass.
by Fasgadh
4 Sep 2017, 9:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shared Path Abuse...Unusual Complainer..
Replies: 27
Views: 2196

Re: Shared Path Abuse...Unusual Complainer..

Had someone give me lip for riding on the Speyside Way where it is a disused railway with signs promoting cycling. I was told it was not a bridleway (Nearest one was in Northumberland, over 200km away). Did not take too kindly to being told that that nonsense stopped at the border. She tried it agai...
by Fasgadh
18 Jun 2017, 8:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Village council prejudice against cyclists
Replies: 41
Views: 3812

Re: Village council prejudice against cyclists

The language is a bit much and this may be their only sport related closure. Where I live we get hit 3 or 4 times a Summer and living on the coast our only way out is by sea or a long walk to someone elses bus service. The extent of the closures increases every year with more or more side roads bein...
by Fasgadh
26 Jul 2016, 12:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eight fantastic days - Hebrides/West Coast tour
Replies: 53
Views: 2849

Re: Eight fantastic days - Hebrides/West Coast tour

The Highlands seem mobbed this year. Just back from a trip where mechanicals ruined my itinerary and found getting any sort of accommodation very difficult, similarly getting on buses was a challenge at times.

I am going to have to figure out a way of sticking a tent on my backpacking rig.
by Fasgadh
9 Jun 2016, 9:46am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclists Dismount
Replies: 84
Views: 9131

Re: Cyclists Dismount

Northumberland CC seem to have got the idea that we cannot handle any of their cattle grids. Every grid between Carrycotts and Kirkwhelpington has our favourite blue sign either side of it. How much did this cost? The red triangle is warning enough for those who are not confident or in wet weather. ...
by Fasgadh
18 Dec 2015, 7:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Coming changes to Scottish Access
Replies: 6
Views: 9035

Re: Coming changes to Scottish Access

Still a relatively hassle free existence as a keen hacker on a bike in Lowland Scotland, unlike my visits to England - how do you live with such restrictions on your movements? However a big worry, mentioned above is the attacks on camping using the dirty car/van roadside campers as an excuse for co...
by Fasgadh
15 Oct 2015, 5:40pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling: not Hereford, not anywhere?
Replies: 30
Views: 3521

Re: Cycling: not Hereford, not anywhere?

I know one who actively boasts that one of the perks of his job is leaving thorns on the road after cutting hedges.
by Fasgadh
24 Aug 2015, 10:29am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Berridale braes
Replies: 44
Views: 76900

Re: Berridale braes

Both my trips on the northern A9 this year were notable for light traffic. OK, busy compared with anything around Altnaharra, but nothing too unpleasant. Further south in Easter Ross is another matter and there were short sections that I had to use from one yellow road to another that were pretty fr...
by Fasgadh
19 Aug 2015, 7:54pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Inland route north of Inverness
Replies: 22
Views: 6932

Re: Inland route north of Inverness

Make sure you book Rogart - I have failed to get in almost every attempt. It is good.

Last week could have done with it, hiding from a thunderstorm in the station waiting room before a very wet camp at Dornoch (not the £23 a night campsite).
by Fasgadh
19 Aug 2015, 8:20am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Buzzed by a Buzzard
Replies: 37
Views: 10644

Re: Buzzed by a Buzzard

Last year in Herefordshire, I was narrowly missed by a squirrel which fell from the sky - dropped by a buzzard.

I am so glad tortoises are not native here.