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by Tangled Metal
17 Sep 2019, 10:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 78
Views: 10154

Re: Dogs off lead on shared use path

Things I've seen cyclists do but never seen a dog do includes, riding on the wrong side of the road including with no lights in the dark. Riding through red lights, riding through red light send diagonally across a busy t junction forcing vehicles to emergency brake like they weren't aware or bothe...
by Tangled Metal
17 Sep 2019, 10:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: School Run
Replies: 69
Views: 1772

Re: School Run

Near our town's high school and a primary school there's going to be 650 new build houses. Should be interesting when they're fully occupied. Luckily I go the other way but it's a bit mad building that many houses there.
by Tangled Metal
17 Sep 2019, 10:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 78
Views: 10154

Re: Dogs off lead on shared use path

Most dogs don't do all that neither. Dogs don't ride furiously and kill someone's mother, ride through red lights then head but anyone who says anything about it, etc. Things that's hit the news this past news. Things I've seen cyclists do but never seen a dog do includes, riding on the wrong side o...
by Tangled Metal
17 Sep 2019, 10:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...the best UK place to live for cycling
Replies: 58
Views: 1208

Re: ...the best UK place to live for cycling

Wolds and Bowland are nice enough, we often do day rides in both....but I would think you could cover the best bits of either in a week. It would have to be Eden valley for me. Striking distance of Lakes, Dales, Howgills, Pennines, and for winter (or decrepitude) miles of deserted lanes in the vall...
by Tangled Metal
17 Sep 2019, 10:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...the best UK place to live for cycling
Replies: 58
Views: 1208

Re: ...the best UK place to live for cycling

I am getting the impression that there is quite a lot of the country which is good for cycling. Er, no, that's a mistaken impression. If you visit neighbouring countries, you'll soon realise "best UK place to live for cycling" is a milder form of a title like "prettiest active open c...
by Tangled Metal
17 Sep 2019, 8:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Fungi identification
Replies: 48
Views: 854

Re: Fungi identification

Aren't true coral fungi slightly branched at the ends? Plus the one I took was shiny on the sides. Or the flash certainly reflected well off the sides of the one I snapped.
by Tangled Metal
17 Sep 2019, 8:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...the best UK place to live for cycling
Replies: 58
Views: 1208

Re: ...the best UK place to live for cycling

Used to visit newton Stewart a lot so D&G is certainly a good bet. Houses in newton Stewart used to be incredibly cheap 15 years ago, even 3 years ago when we visited kircudbright for Halloween houses were still very good compared to my area in north Lancashire. Some of the 7 stanes MTB centres ...
by Tangled Metal
16 Sep 2019, 11:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: School Run
Replies: 69
Views: 1772

Re: School Run

Our nearest primary school has parking signs out, they mention parking issues in the school newsletter and if needed in a letter sent home with the pupils. Our son has only gone there for two years and during that period there has really only been one incident of note. The street on one side of the ...
by Tangled Metal
16 Sep 2019, 10:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Senior moment!
Replies: 31
Views: 559

Re: Senior moment!

The bear analogy might not be very good. Won't bears just incapacitate the slower one then get the faster one. If they wanted to get anyone in the first case. At work they got the two best bikes with the best locks (not the best locks but they were in a security gated yard). Actually only one guy an...
by Tangled Metal
16 Sep 2019, 3:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Senior moment!
Replies: 31
Views: 559

Re: Senior moment!

Circular lock with a pin tumbler? Wasn't there some VW cars where a simple screwdriver jammed into the lock and turned would open the lock? Then because the alarm system thinks a key opened The lock you could hot wire your car without immobiliser or alarm going off. Was it that simple? Or he had the...
by Tangled Metal
16 Sep 2019, 1:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 78
Views: 10154

Re: Dogs off lead on shared use path

I think cyclists are getting worse like the rest of society. Sense of entitlement , like they can do no wrong. Their the same with their kids. FTFY! Can you spot the way you assign a whole group moniker for what us very much a minority of people carrying out an activity is unfair? You probably, qui...
by Tangled Metal
16 Sep 2019, 1:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Senior moment!
Replies: 31
Views: 559

Re: Senior moment!

He used the key that you'd left in the lock?

Don't worry, we've all left keys in locks. Well not me obviously but I'm trying to empathise! :wink: :D :D
by Tangled Metal
16 Sep 2019, 10:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: It is earnestly to be hoped - we love the Manchester Guardian / the Independent!
Replies: 138
Views: 14046

Re: It is earnestly to be hoped - we love the Manchester Guardian / the Independent!

Just been reading grauniad business life page. Is it becoming the latest tabloid? Biggest spike in oil price in history headline subtitle. Further down it's got the caveat (since the 80s). So it's not the biggest spike in history then. Still I guess it could drive up fuel prices I suppose. If I win ...
by Tangled Metal
16 Sep 2019, 8:29am
Forum: On the road
Topic: School Run
Replies: 69
Views: 1772

Re: School Run

Our son's primary school is on a rat run to avoid a left turn at a crossroads. Personally I've never experienced the school run on that side except when taking my son to the local swimming pool after school. That's always on foot and I don't feel the traffic is bad. School run helps a lot living 5 m...
by Tangled Metal
15 Sep 2019, 10:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: School Run
Replies: 69
Views: 1772

Re: School Run

Half scouse! It's in my blood! :wink: :D :D