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by MikeF
3 Aug 2020, 6:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 275
Views: 5831

Re: Antisocial cyclists

eileithyia wrote:Bike hire at Wadebridge; 'Miles of smiles on the Camel Trail' er no........ what a miserable grumpy load of cyclists, never met so many antisocial miserable cyclists..... :lol:
Antisocial?? What were they doing? Or was that remark tongue in cheek??
by MikeF
3 Aug 2020, 6:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How not to lock up your bike
Replies: 38
Views: 1321

Re: How not to lock up your bike

It's a sad reflection on modern society that it's necessary to have to lock a bike.. I was under the impression that the crime existed many years ago :shock: . In any case, I can't recall ever leaving my 5spd road bike unlocked as a teenager, it would have been unthinkable. I can even recall the pl...
by MikeF
3 Aug 2020, 6:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguards - metal or plastic
Replies: 15
Views: 541

Re: Mudguards - metal or plastic

Aren't SKS "plastic" mudguards laminated metal?
by MikeF
3 Aug 2020, 1:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highway Code revisions: Consultation open until 27 October 2020
Replies: 107
Views: 3183

Re: Highway Code revision - hierarchy of road users

Impact Assessment We have undertaken a De Minimis Assessment as the changes proposed are expected not to have a net cost to business of more than £5m per year. The Highway Code already exists and this review is an extension to the current legislation. The amendments are not expected to have any maj...
by MikeF
3 Aug 2020, 8:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How not to lock up your bike
Replies: 38
Views: 1321

Re: How not to lock up your bike

Never? In the 1970s I had a JRJ (Bob Jackson) stolen. I've never quite got over it. And in the 1950s? When I was at school I don't recall any bike being chained up. One or two (Raleigh?) had steering locks, but I'm not sure the locks were used. May have been rare but you said "never". I w...
by MikeF
3 Aug 2020, 7:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How not to lock up your bike
Replies: 38
Views: 1321

Re: How not to lock up your bike

It's a sad reflection on modern society that it's necessary to have to lock a bike. It would never been necessary when I was young, and I wouldn't have had any thoughts of doing so. It would be just left anywhere convenient, but now................ Never? In the 1970s I had a JRJ (Bob Jackson) stol...
by MikeF
2 Aug 2020, 10:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How not to lock up your bike
Replies: 38
Views: 1321

Re: How not to lock up your bike

It's a sad reflection on modern society that it's necessary to have to lock a bike. It would never been necessary when I was young, and I wouldn't have had any thoughts of doing so. It would be just left anywhere convenient, but now................
by MikeF
2 Aug 2020, 8:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: LTN 1/20 is out
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: LTN 1/20 is out

It has lots of good stuff in it. I'm surprised no one has commented.
by MikeF
2 Aug 2020, 8:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highway Code revisions: Consultation open until 27 October 2020
Replies: 107
Views: 3183

Re: Highway Code revision - hierarchy of road users

I've just read through these proposed changes. It seems to me many of the changes are being suggested by someone who's never ridden a bike on a road. eg "on quiet roads or streets – if a faster vehicle comes up behind you, move to the left to enable them to overtake, if you can do so safely&quo...
by MikeF
7 Jul 2020, 3:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Reigate Town Pop up cycle lane.
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Reigate Town Pop up cycle lane.

ChrisButch wrote:Already removed after MP complained! Full story on road. cc
They must have been good if motorists were complaining. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: no chance of the traffic jams being caused by too many motor vehicles then????
by MikeF
7 Jul 2020, 2:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Numbered Potholes
Replies: 18
Views: 530

Re: Numbered Potholes

tim-b wrote:Hi
We get double markings, someone marks them with yellow and months later they get marked in white...
Regards
tim-bSmMarkings.JPG
Most in West Sussex are marked in white and left until the markings wear out. :roll:
by MikeF
7 Jul 2020, 2:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Numbered Potholes
Replies: 18
Views: 530

Re: Numbered Potholes

They do it a lot in Devon and Cornwall. Patches are numbered. The surveyor person must decide where to re-do the road. They call it Surface Patching. Squares/rectangles are marked out and numbered from one end to the other. Sounds as though the Kent surveyor has visited Devon or Cornwall to see how...
by MikeF
7 Jul 2020, 9:05am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck
Replies: 37
Views: 956

Re: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck

I agree. Maybe the landowners involved would be better to place a sign asking cyclists to dismount through their ground. But often, people are perverse, and only want to be contentious and actually revel in their ability to chastise rather than to seek accord. It's interesting to speculate that whi...
by MikeF
7 Jul 2020, 8:53am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Numbered Potholes
Replies: 18
Views: 530

Numbered Potholes

I've not seen this before. Kent CC had marked and numbered all the potholes on How Green Lane near Edenbridge/Hever. Number 42 was about here The highest I noticed was 80 plus and 1 was at the end of the road IMG_0629.JPG Anyone else come across this? However some roads around here have recently bee...
by MikeF
5 Jul 2020, 11:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Average speeds for women
Replies: 20
Views: 979

Re: Average speeds for women

According to the table I'm 99. :lol: :lol: :lol: