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by mark1964
5 Nov 2019, 1:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Something new to watch out for! - suspiciously fast (motor-)bicycles
Replies: 84
Views: 12447

Re: Something new to watch out for! - suspiciously fast (motor-)bicycles

Cycling home in the dark last week, spotted a guy riding one of those monowheels on the road (currently illegal one understands). Ok, it had red LEDs on it, but no front light, no horn/bell, guy was swerving around people with his hands in his jacket pockets no doubt trying to look Mr Cool. No shoul...
by mark1964
28 Oct 2019, 3:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Something new to watch out for! - suspiciously fast (motor-)bicycles
Replies: 84
Views: 12447

Re: Something new to watch out for!

Never mind e-bikes, what about those silly mono- 'hoverwheel' things?. Nothing hovvering, but they can really motor. No signalling, no lights, no horn/bell just some fool swerving around like they're enacting the Death Star trench scene from SW4 :evil:
by mark1964
23 Oct 2019, 1:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cars suddenly parking on the pavement without indicating thoughts.
Replies: 7
Views: 1077

Re: Cars suddenly parking on the pavement without indicating thoughts.

OMG, yes, this is a major annoyance of mine. I learnt to drive in 1981 and had an Uncle who was a professional instructor. Being family, he was free to swear at me when I got things wrong. He's long dead now, but he did impress into me that you DO NOT drive & park on pavements. Its rife now, isn...
by mark1964
11 Jun 2019, 1:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: E-scooters
Replies: 32
Views: 5328

Re: E-scooters

There's a bloke uses one on the Bristol railway Path and it does motor!. These things aren't, as far as I know, street legal and certainly should not be ridden on footpaths or cycle-paths. Before anyone accuses me of being puritan since I happen to think that a segregated cycle path should not be us...
by mark1964
3 Sep 2018, 12:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Its Ok to park across cycle lanes and footpaths!
Replies: 28
Views: 2974

Re: Its Ok to park across cycle lanes and footpaths!

Unfortunately, some people see any empty space as a parking space. Last week I was commuting as usual along Cattle Market Road in Bristol and had just mounted the segregated path when some numpty tow-truck driver coming from the other direction casually drove up into the middle of the cycle path, ri...
by mark1964
12 Jul 2018, 1:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Given a girly slap by a motorcyclist on the railway path.
Replies: 41
Views: 3151

Re: Given a girly slap by a motorcyclist on the railway path.

I have been commuting along the B2B path for ten years now and have had a few encounters with 'motorbike yoof'. the last one was back in April this year, idiot came racing towards me on full size scrambler bike, swerving around other cyclists & pedestrians. I've often seen 'pit bike' on the path...
by mark1964
12 Feb 2018, 1:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The future of the Bristol Railway Path
Replies: 19
Views: 1988

Re: The future of the Bristol Railway Path

It seems to me that they are looking at the 'path of least resistance' in fear of annoying motoring lobby groups. it's easier to take space from pedestrians & cyclists isn't it?. Thousands use this route every week, myself included. In fact, it's one of the reasons why I bought a house near it. ...
by mark1964
7 Feb 2018, 1:19pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The future of the Bristol Railway Path
Replies: 19
Views: 1988

The future of the Bristol Railway Path

Apologies if covered elsewhere, but the suits responsible for transport policy in the SW are once again gazing at the old Railway Path with envious eyes.... https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/city-could-tram-next-bristol-1157315 Warning: Ad laden hell of a website :( Some of us suspecte...
by mark1964
7 Feb 2018, 1:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Baldwin Street cycle path (Bristol)
Replies: 12
Views: 1135

Re: Baldwin Street cycle path (Bristol)

Typical Bristolian parking. Free legal space on road, but a few metres too far for someone to walk, so shove it on the pavement. I almost collided once with a 'texting zombie' along here. Ironically, the bloke stepped out onto the path while staring down at his mobile, stepping right on top of a big...
by mark1964
29 Nov 2017, 1:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Squirrels!
Replies: 72
Views: 5712

Re: Squirrels!

Hit one on the Bristol Railway Path a few months back. Definitely hit it, stopped expecting a corpse, but nothing!. A few days later a guy on a road bike in front of me also hit one.
by mark1964
29 Sep 2017, 9:19am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedestrians that think they're the path police (rant)
Replies: 42
Views: 4870

Re: Pedestrians that think they're the path police (rant)

The Bristol post is well known to the cycle community here in Bristol as being fairly anti-cycling. They recently published a dumb 'article' on their website stating that since Cattle Market Road is temporarily closed to traffic and has blue advisory 'Cyclist dismount' signs on it, that somehow we a...
by mark1964
12 Apr 2016, 1:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Just been to Amsterdam, what a difference!
Replies: 21
Views: 1968

Re: Just been to Amsterdam, what a difference!

I was in Amsterdam last year for the Dutch Kingsday celebrations. I was struck by the increased number of mopeds being ridden in the cycle lanes which is legal over there. My B&B owner, who used to ride one himself back in the 90's, commented that numbers had risen to such a level that they were...
by mark1964
30 Mar 2016, 1:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Most Annoying and Potentially Dangerous Motoring Manoeuvre.
Replies: 50
Views: 4219

Re: Most Annoying and Potentially Dangerous Motoring Manoeuv

One that annoys me: Sat in ASL at junction, turning right. Motorcyclist pulls up on my left into box, ignoring rules :evil: . Quite clear they are turning right...from a left hand position :twisted: . I now have a fast moving vehicle attempting to cut through on my inside, ignoring the rules of the ...
by mark1964
29 Mar 2016, 1:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Horses and bicycles - who has priority?
Replies: 87
Views: 4434

Re: Horses and bicycles - who has priority?

I always give horses a lot of room since they can spook easily whereas my bike doesn't. Stop until they pass, smile and be polite. However, I don't think they should be on the shared use pathway for cyclists and pedestrians though. Horses are not generally permitted on the Bristol Railway Path, but ...
by mark1964
29 Mar 2016, 1:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Deliveroo
Replies: 67
Views: 20347

Re: Deliveroo

Is there actually a sign on Cattle Market Rd saying motorcyclists should dismount? Or does it say they should use a different route or something like that? Cos if it's actually suggesting motorcyclists should push their bikes under the bridge, it's pretty ridiculous. Far too heavy and too much drag...