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by GPL
10 Feb 2010, 9:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: . . .When a cycle lane is not a cycle lane?
Replies: 15
Views: 1393

Re: . . .When a cycle lane is not a cycle lane?

Mmm, this is in a city that boasts the worst postcode area for non insured cars, a staggeringly high percentage. I'm sure a squished cyclist would only mean a trip to the car wash for them. I'm sort of in a smile back and wink at them stage at the moment. You never know how many are sat behind those...
by GPL
9 Feb 2010, 5:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: . . .When a cycle lane is not a cycle lane?
Replies: 15
Views: 1393

Re: . . .When a cycle lane is not a cycle lane?

Mmm one day I did jump off the pavement and back onto the cycle lane and adopted a kind of "go slow" up to the lights. The driver behind was keen to give me his opinion and told me he would hardly feel a cyclist under his 4X4 wheels should I pull that stunt again.
by GPL
8 Feb 2010, 10:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: . . .When a cycle lane is not a cycle lane?
Replies: 15
Views: 1393

Re: . . .When a cycle lane is not a cycle lane?

It is a broken white line lane. It is now a continuation of an earlier marked cycle lane that used to give up just as the cars started to double up approaching the traffic lights some 600m from the junction. Then overnight it appeared all marked and badged up but the cars pay no heed to it.Through t...
by GPL
8 Feb 2010, 8:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: . . .When a cycle lane is not a cycle lane?
Replies: 15
Views: 1393

. . .When a cycle lane is not a cycle lane?

Hi, What happens if vehicular traffic just ignores a cycle lane? What rights or right of reply does a cyclist have? A main road on my commute has been manic for years, where two lanes of traffic form on basically a car and a half width of road. Half the traffic turns right, half goes straight forwar...
by GPL
17 Nov 2009, 3:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pisa, Florence, Siena?
Replies: 13
Views: 1828

Re: Pisa, Florence, Siena?

thank you all so much for the replies, i'm encouraged to go ahead with it armed with your great advice, cheers
by GPL
13 Nov 2009, 2:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pisa, Florence, Siena?
Replies: 13
Views: 1828

Re: Pisa, Florence, Siena?

wow! thanks helen. my initial thoughts were a triangular route within the 3 cities venturing into the centres for a little while before getting out, this seems very possible now. managed with little french to secure a room each night but it seemed a bit of a runabout at the time, we will have no ita...
by GPL
13 Nov 2009, 10:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pisa, Florence, Siena?
Replies: 13
Views: 1828

Pisa, Florence, Siena?

Hi everyone, early thoughts for next year may/june, fly to Pisa and take it from there basically. advice needed on all areas. take bikes on flight or hire there? use one pre booked place as a base or no problem in finding digs on the day? 50 miles a day possible? terrain? the best routes, things to ...
by GPL
5 Sep 2008, 5:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: He got away with it....
Replies: 22
Views: 1658

oh she's not going out at christmas mick, i took her out in july :wink:
by GPL
5 Sep 2008, 4:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: what are you looking forward to?
Replies: 36
Views: 2708

cycling in france again
by GPL
5 Sep 2008, 4:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: He got away with it....
Replies: 22
Views: 1658

her birthday, my birthday, our anniversary all in same week. an old yorkshire trick, i only have to take her out once. :wink:
by GPL
16 Aug 2008, 11:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What would you save if the house was on fire?
Replies: 31
Views: 2589

i'm glad about the detectors jan! i hope everybody on here has them. now to answer your question, i know its sad but i would rescue my "activities diary/ledger" it started as a bit of fun recording walks, runs, cycles etc, recorded companions, times, dates, the news story at the time, the ...
by GPL
15 Aug 2008, 11:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What would you save if the house was on fire?
Replies: 31
Views: 2589

fit smoke detectors! ring your local fire station request a free home fire safety check, to my knowledge detectors are fitted free, one on each living level, for the elderly free chip pan and electric blanket exchanes. and jan19 will have to worry no more :)
by GPL
11 Aug 2008, 7:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: your fave tea?
Replies: 40
Views: 3974

aye, taylors tea, don't forget t'squeeze bag so spoon stands up in cup, nowt like it.
by GPL
9 Aug 2008, 9:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TdF '08-Tour de Bore?
Replies: 20
Views: 1941

could cycling, under its own rules and regs, have fallen like other sports into a favouring of the defensives? how many football teams sit back and hope to hit on the counter? baseline tennis players waiting for the mistake? a capable cycling team now feels confident of protecting a minute lead over...
by GPL
23 Jul 2008, 9:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What cars have the worst drivers?
Replies: 48
Views: 4223

prat plate owners, TOSS3Rs