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by mjr
25 Jan 2021, 4:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: It’s OK to be wrong.
Replies: 25
Views: 766

Re: It’s OK to be wrong.

Can they tell if the string came unglued after you crash it yet?

Glad you're enjoying both so far, nonetheless.
by mjr
25 Jan 2021, 2:51pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Levelling up?
Replies: 46
Views: 2357

Re: Levelling up?

Yes. But they don't go everywhere, and cyclists do. People are more likely to tolerate crap connections/starts/ends if the bulk of their ride is good cycleway, rather like crap gravel driveways for the first or last leg don't deter motoring if the bulk of the journey is on flowing fast main roads. ...
by mjr
25 Jan 2021, 12:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Levelling up?
Replies: 46
Views: 2357

Re: Levelling up?

drossall wrote:Yes. But they don't go everywhere, and cyclists do.

People are more likely to tolerate crap connections/starts/ends if the bulk of their ride is good cycleway, rather like crap gravel driveways for the first or last leg don't deter motoring if the bulk of the journey is on flowing fast main roads.
by mjr
25 Jan 2021, 12:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: LCWIPS
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: LCWIPS

As a member of the Adur & Worthing Cycling and Walking Action Group I 'assisted' in the production of the A&W LCWIP , despite not living in A&W (I used to commute through it quite a lot.) I thought Sustrans did a good job, and was impressed by the direct involvement of the council leade...
by mjr
24 Jan 2021, 6:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Two metre clearance
Replies: 21
Views: 1570

Re: Two metre clearance

it is guaranteed that when it rains there will be standing water both on the path and the edge of the carriage way, And what have the highways department said when you've reported it? Norfolk Highways seem to detest standing water and usually (but not always) act quickly to clear the drains. Not wh...
by mjr
24 Jan 2021, 12:05am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: LCWIPS
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: LCWIPS

Lynn is finally getting one. This month saw a presentation about it. Slides available at https://democracy.west-norfolk.gov.uk/documents/s45094/LCWIP%20Presentation.pdf and recording linked under RD 172 at https://democracy.west-norfolk.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=371&MId=4400&Ver=4 We t...
by mjr
23 Jan 2021, 2:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trailer loading and handling tips
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: Trailer loading and handling tips

Thanks all. I would expect a couple of concrete blocks to be pretty ideal: uniform and easy to centre. I have had fewer wagging problems when towing a single large item than when the trailer contains a load of small items like shopping. Mine is a seatpost hitch which is probably worse for passing pe...
by mjr
23 Jan 2021, 11:03am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Two metre clearance
Replies: 21
Views: 1570

Re: Two metre clearance

it is guaranteed that when it rains there will be standing water both on the path and the edge of the carriage way, And what have the highways department said when you've reported it? Norfolk Highways seem to detest standing water and usually (but not always) act quickly to clear the drains. Lincol...
by mjr
23 Jan 2021, 11:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trailer loading and handling tips
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Trailer loading and handling tips

Anyone got some? What is best to avoided the dreaded "tail wagging the dog" feeling or, far worse, the trailer trying to overtake you on downhills? I searched a bit without finding much. I have seen some say to put the heaviest things at the front, while others say to put them over the axl...
by mjr
21 Jan 2021, 8:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Levelling up?
Replies: 46
Views: 2357

Re: Levelling up?

Feel free to show any example of private exhortations to ride nasty roads working, if you prefer.

Critical mass has some uses but it doesn't permanently humanise streets.
by mjr
21 Jan 2021, 10:15am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Levelling up?
Replies: 46
Views: 2357

Re: Levelling up?

If more people, and I don't mean Dutch numbers, rode on the roads we have today then we wouldn't need cycle lanes. Is it more cost, time and effort effective to change enough minds to reach that point of critical mass, or is it better to ask for handouts from local councillors? I am firmly of the f...
by mjr
20 Jan 2021, 10:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021
Replies: 765
Views: 18230

Re: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021

pwa wrote:Patel, apparently, claims she wanted the borders closed in March 2020 but was over-ruled by Boris.

Not that I agree with its implementation but I thought collective responsibility means letting such things slip is a resignation/firing offence.
by mjr
20 Jan 2021, 5:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Levelling up?
Replies: 46
Views: 2357

Re: Levelling up?

... did it follow a growth in cycling and the resulting CTC-linked campaign? Well, scratch another one for cycling-before-infrastructure then. Not necessarily. The point I was making is that it is difficult to decide with certainty which causes what — and to some degree, it does not matter very muc...
by mjr
20 Jan 2021, 1:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Two metre clearance
Replies: 21
Views: 1570

Re: Two metre clearance

ChrisP100 wrote:it is guaranteed that when it rains there will be standing water both on the path and the edge of the carriage way,

And what have the highways department said when you've reported it? Norfolk Highways seem to detest standing water and usually (but not always) act quickly to clear the drains.
by mjr
20 Jan 2021, 11:46am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Levelling up?
Replies: 46
Views: 2357

Re: Levelling up?

If you're out in the country, extensive networks of cycle paths are improbable, though obviously some exist. Along main roads in the country it's more variable, but most such paths in the UK are rubbish (converted pavements, very narrow, failure to manage side turnings properly so probably more dan...