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by arnsider
29 Mar 2019, 6:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?
Replies: 40
Views: 3905

Re: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?

Just to augment what was said regarding HSE.
I tried to get HSE on board with the problems of temporary traffic light timing, but they were not in the least interested.
by arnsider
14 Feb 2019, 9:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Arnside to Grange-over Sands
Replies: 14
Views: 2445

Re: Arnside to Grange-over Sands

Yes, but "Network Rail has supported initial feasibility and will work with us and other partners to evaluate and test the route, economic impact and costs" Really!! Network Rail had evey opportunity to consider such proposal when they commisioned the desgn and re build of the decks. Funny...
by arnsider
18 Jan 2019, 9:29am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them
Replies: 97
Views: 8980

Re: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them

The french are a very practical nation. Their answer to the four legged perishers was Revolver de Poche or Velo Dog. A small, two shot derringer that could be carried down the sock. Sticks carried across the handle bars, Shoes with nails protruding, Pepper sprays! Forget it. The well aimed bulleted ...
by arnsider
18 Jan 2019, 9:15am
Forum: On the road
Topic: First aid kit?
Replies: 29
Views: 4144

Re: First aid kit?

One bit of kit that could be a life saver is a space blanket.
They are cheap and packaged really small.
If you cycle alone in more remote places, it could be a very useful addition.
by arnsider
15 Jan 2019, 1:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Arnside to Grange-over Sands
Replies: 14
Views: 2445

Re: Arnside to Grange-over Sands

As a footnote, Railway Engineers back in 1867 had the foresight to incorporate a substantial footpath into the construction of the Barmouth Viaduct over the Mawddach Estuary. Notwithstanding an infestation of ship worm, the structure still stands and offers a nice round trip in conjunction with the ...
by arnsider
15 Jan 2019, 1:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Arnside to Grange-over Sands
Replies: 14
Views: 2445

Re: Arnside to Grange-over Sands

I live local to Arnside Viaduct and was employed for a short while as Setting Out Engineer on the deck replacements. It was probably the worst job I'd had the misfortune to work on and both the designers and contractors were appalling. The design had nothing incorporated for retro fitting a walkway ...
by arnsider
11 Nov 2018, 2:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Aldi/Crane Sports Stocking of larger sizes
Replies: 6
Views: 4590

Aldi/Crane Sports Stocking of larger sizes

In common with a number of thrifty cyclists, I get a lot of clothing from Aldi and Lidil. For some time now, Aldi has been a real disappointment. I am six feet tall and most tops and bottoms need to be XXL. Aldi's size guide on their special buys pages go up to XXL listing corresponding chest and wa...
by arnsider
4 May 2018, 5:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cube bottom bracket
Replies: 8
Views: 3355

Re: Cube bottom bracket

I have a twenty year old Thorn Nomad and have just replaced the bottom bracket. The one St John's fitted was a traditional square tapered type with Hollow tech cranks. I replaced it with a newer type Deore BB SM. I have a Kinesis with similar Hollow BB that has just started to creak after two and a ...
by arnsider
23 Mar 2018, 8:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: You Tube Head Cam footage
Replies: 20
Views: 3393

You Tube Head Cam footage

I watch You Tube quite a bit for various topics. Inevitably, I see an awful lot of Cyclist/Motorist conflicts through the lens of helmet and frame mounted cameras, mostly from rush hour London. I am appalled by the frequency and seriousness of the incidents. Thank God I don't have to live in that aw...
by arnsider
19 Dec 2017, 6:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Temporary Traffic Light Farce
Replies: 15
Views: 2050

Re: Temporary Traffic Light Farce

Yes, we have a similar problem on a narrow bridge over the canal where the approaches are on bends and vehicles are coming at you too fast. Again, the timing are not generous enough for cyclists./ It's just not good enough for the DOT to turn a blind eye. No doubt people have been injured at these l...
by arnsider
16 Dec 2017, 10:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Temporary Traffic Light Farce
Replies: 15
Views: 2050

Re: Temporary Traffic Light Farce

In response to Tangled metal; With all due respect, your command of English is a little lacking. There were temporary traffic lights on Crag Bank road for some weeks recently, installed by the very same contractors as those up at Redwell. My problem here was as a motorist, being caught between the l...
by arnsider
15 Dec 2017, 9:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Temporary Traffic Light Farce
Replies: 15
Views: 2050

Re: Temporary Traffic Light Farce

In reply to the contentious few on here, There are no allegations or observations of vehicles jumping red lights. That is an irrelevance. The issue is simple. The timings of the traffic lights protecting cyclists is not fit for purpose. Lights change to green long before cyclists clear single lane w...
by arnsider
15 Dec 2017, 9:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Temporary Traffic Light Farce
Replies: 15
Views: 2050

Re: Temporary Traffic Light Farce

I should add that I was unable to transmit that to HSE because of the usual "No reply" dodge that these people use if they don't want to deal further
by arnsider
15 Dec 2017, 8:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Temporary Traffic Light Farce
Replies: 15
Views: 2050

Re: Temporary Traffic Light Farce

Well, I should clarify. Both Dumper and coach drivers did not recklessly drive at me. No, but I had no alternative but to dismount. Fair enough, there was no aggressive intent but neither was there any acknowledgement or a give and take/apology. Here's the reply I received from HSE, detailing the in...
by arnsider
4 Dec 2017, 5:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Temporary Traffic Light Farce
Replies: 15
Views: 2050

Re: Temporary Traffic Light Farce

The Police are a complete waste of space around here. They regularly ignore hoards of speeding motorcyclists, but from now on will be pestering motorists with useless breath tests. The HSE have palmed the complaint back to the council who have just acknowledged my complaint after a delay of four day...