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by thirdcrank
23 Sep 2018, 12:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Broadwith 24hr plaque
Replies: 19
Views: 326

Re: Broadwith 24hr plaque

The more I think about this, the more I think that if you hope to do anything with official approval or more, then the tourist attraction of the End-to-End cycle tourists may be the key. AFAIK, both Land's End and John O'Groats are promoted as visitor attractions and not only for cyclists. The signi...
by thirdcrank
23 Sep 2018, 11:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... what these signposts mean?
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: ... what these signposts mean?

... If you google hard enough you may find details of the " code ", something obscure but existing rather than developed for the project. You may also find the reference on the "David Icke" forum to it being part of a masonic/occult conspiracy :wink: . IAn interesting link but I...
by thirdcrank
23 Sep 2018, 11:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Evans Cycles seeks buyer after failing to mount rescue bid
Replies: 43
Views: 1012

Re: Evans Cycles seeks buyer after failing to mount rescue bid

I must have mentioned this before but I've never understood why a manufacturer whose name means "white" would invariably finish their frames in blue. :?
by thirdcrank
23 Sep 2018, 11:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... what these signposts mean?
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: ... what these signposts mean?

Perhaps it's just my imagination but most of the characters on the triangle in the op's second pic look to be disguised letters from the acronym LEJOG
by thirdcrank
23 Sep 2018, 9:04am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Leeds tourers - find me a hill please
Replies: 20
Views: 499

Re: Leeds tourers - find me a hill please

One of my late dear old Dad's tales of his youth involved losing control when riding down Arthington Bank on fixed-wheel
by thirdcrank
22 Sep 2018, 11:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Leeds tourers - find me a hill please
Replies: 20
Views: 499

Re: Leeds tourers - find me a hill please

The road I know as Arthington Bank starts in Arthington on the A 659 - where it's officially known as Black Hill Road. It runs generally parallel with the A 660 to Adel. If you watch cycle racing, this climb was included in this year's Tour de Yorkshire with a prime at the top. All the roads coming ...
by thirdcrank
22 Sep 2018, 10:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Leeds tourers - find me a hill please
Replies: 20
Views: 499

Re: Leeds tourers - find me a hill please

I'm not in any sense criticising your cycling: one of my well-known phrase or saying is "most people couldn't ride to the end of the street." I've just been trying to suggest a big hill in Leeds. Most of the longish drags - ie not too steep - are A class roads such as Pool Bank and Harewoo...
by thirdcrank
22 Sep 2018, 9:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Handle Bars- US & Europe??
Replies: 17
Views: 550

Re: Handle Bars- US & Europe??

People having several different bikes for specific purposes is fairly recent. Once upon a time, a lot of club-type riders had one or possibly two bikes which served all their cycling needs (which might not include going shopping.) The same bike might be fitted with sprints and tubs for racing and HP...
by thirdcrank
22 Sep 2018, 9:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Broadwith 24hr plaque
Replies: 19
Views: 326

Re: Broadwith 24hr plaque

.... Would Sustrans be interested with it being on Route 74? I don't know but they might be. One thing for sure is that organisations like Sustrans have a good image with the authorities. They also have a lot of interesting signs and artwork so they must have some expertise in getting official appr...
by thirdcrank
22 Sep 2018, 8:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Broadwith 24hr plaque
Replies: 19
Views: 326

Re: Broadwith 24hr plaque

... RRA must have their own way of measuring ... In the dot-watching thread, somebody posted a link to the account of Lynne Taylor's records, including this: ... Just another 12 miles to do as a precaution to falling short on the distance when the End to End is re-measured. Remembering what happene...
by thirdcrank
22 Sep 2018, 8:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Evans Cycles seeks buyer after failing to mount rescue bid
Replies: 43
Views: 1012

Re: Evans Cycles seeks buyer after failing to mount rescue bid

I'm not surprised that you know all about Bianchi, Fausto.
by thirdcrank
22 Sep 2018, 8:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Leeds tourers - find me a hill please
Replies: 20
Views: 499

Re: Leeds tourers - find me a hill please

Only you know what sort of hill you want as a challenge but I don't think of Pool Bank as a big hill. Not that any hill is easy so well done for riding up it. IMO the main thing about Pool Bank is the heavy traffic it carries: very unpleasant these days and the site of many bad crashes, especially a...
by thirdcrank
22 Sep 2018, 8:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Broadwith 24hr plaque
Replies: 19
Views: 326

Re: Broadwith 24hr plaque

You might consider consulting the local authority for a couple of reasons:- First, not all highway authorities are keen on permitting roadside memorials of different types as they are claimed to be a road safety hazard because they may distract drivers. (Whether this is a genuine cause for concern i...
by thirdcrank
22 Sep 2018, 6:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 59
Views: 776

Re: Visitors

I believe all sorts of species have travelled around the world by various means, including human transport. However, I believe the Victorians frequently collected exotic flora and fauna without appreciating what they might be doing. Sometimes it involved shooting animals for trophies, be that stags ...
by thirdcrank
22 Sep 2018, 6:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 59
Views: 776

Re: Visitors

... That old chestnut! Did you realise, though, that this opinion is a signal of other such feelings you're likely to host, of the general " Coming over here, with their wrong colured fur " variety? If it's not obvious, I posted with a certain amount of irony. The anthropomorphism is all ...