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by xerxes
24 Aug 2019, 9:26am
Forum: On the road
Topic: the right road at the right time
Replies: 35
Views: 2065

Re: the right road at the right time

Woodhead is not particularly pleasant at the best of times. Snake is a much less busy alternative.
by xerxes
24 Aug 2019, 9:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New Pump
Replies: 28
Views: 1250

Re: New Pump

Are you after a track pump, a big one to keep at home, which usually has an accurate pressure gauge, or a pump to keep on/with the bike in case of punctures? You need both really. I have a small Zefal pump which fits in a bumbag, in case of punctures out on the road. It will get you home, but can't...
by xerxes
15 Aug 2019, 7:29pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2019 Vuelta route
Replies: 4
Views: 893

Re: 2019 Vuelta route

cycleruk wrote:Only seen this RED map so far on most websites.:
https://www.lavuelta.es/en/overall-route

Yes, seen that one on a few sites, however the link you have given enables you to magnify it enough to read - thanks!
by xerxes
9 Aug 2019, 9:44pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2019 Vuelta route
Replies: 4
Views: 893

2019 Vuelta route

Does anyone know of a map of the route available online which is actually big and clear enough to read?
by xerxes
23 Dec 2018, 3:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: HEDGE TRIMMING
Replies: 74
Views: 3475

Re: HEDGE TRIMMING

Another downside to hedge cutting in Autumn is the effect on birds. Hedgerows contain lots of berries (including the cyclists' bete noire hawthorn) which are essential food for many species during the winter months. Having said that, I'm not sure what would be the best time of year for hedge cutting...
by xerxes
12 May 2018, 2:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Chapel Lane, Bucklow Hill reopening 1st Feb ( updated )
Replies: 21
Views: 1909

Re: Chapel Lane, Bucklow Hill reopening 1st Feb ( updated )

So how do you get to Altrincham now? You have to follow the road as it bends to the right (Cherry Tree Lane) which takes you to the lower end of the Tatton Park long mile, then go through Ashley & Hale. I think the most likely explanation for the existence of the new cycle path is that it ticke...
by xerxes
11 May 2018, 9:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Chapel Lane, Bucklow Hill reopening 1st Feb ( updated )
Replies: 21
Views: 1909

Re: Chapel Lane, Bucklow Hill reopening 1st Feb ( updated )

Unfortunately, what they are doing is building a motorway-in-all-but name - which uses the existing alignment of the A556 on the northern part and converting the rest of the road to a high specification B road, which will still be unatractive to cyclists Well, now that the new road has been open fo...
by xerxes
11 May 2018, 8:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Manchester: Wilmslow Road / Oxford Road "Go Dutch" Infrastructure?
Replies: 4
Views: 820

Re: Manchester: Wilmslow Road / Oxford Road "Go Dutch" Infrastructure?

I feel safer staying on the road. The separate cycle lane is a bit like 'running the gauntlet'.
by xerxes
2 Jan 2017, 1:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Residents parking
Replies: 173
Views: 18087

Re: Residents' parking

People seem to think they have a right to park on the road. Walk an extra 50 yards? Shock horror! In my area they were up in arms when the council proposed a trifling charge for residents' parking permits. I pointed out that if they bought a house with off-street parking they would be paying out muc...
by xerxes
21 Mar 2016, 2:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tailgating ( wheel sucking )
Replies: 13
Views: 954

Tailgating ( wheel sucking )

Whilst out for a briskly paced ride the other day, twice in a few miles I had someone following me inches from my rear wheel. The first one, when I asked him to stop, said "OK, you can ride on my wheel if you like". He seemed incapable of understanding that someone might not want to ride w...
by xerxes
12 May 2013, 9:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 30kmh – making streets liveable
Replies: 159
Views: 7685

Re: 30kmh – making streets liveable

Rob Archer wrote:the average speed is brought down, with all the benefits of safety, lower emissions etc.

As I said in my previous post, the problem with a 20mph limit is that it leads to higher, not lower, emissions.
by xerxes
10 May 2013, 7:28pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 30kmh – making streets liveable
Replies: 159
Views: 7685

Re: 30kmh – making streets liveable

30 miles per hour is plenty slow enough, providing motorists stick to it. The problem with a 20mph/30kph limit is that it has motorists creeping along in low gears, wasting fuel and creating even more pollution - as if cars weren't inefficient enough already ! What is needed is not lower speed limit...