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by Ron
16 Sep 2020, 2:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Road condition - What can I do about this?
Replies: 22
Views: 738

Re: Road condition - What can I do about this?

. I'm of the opinion that Norfolk County Council just either don't understand (or don't want to) that putting chipping on this (and many other roads) traps seeds which then give the problem in the photo. I suspect the Council are unclear as to the nature of the problem! It's not clear what trapped ...
by Ron
29 Jul 2020, 11:12pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: All of a sudden I'm doing a LEJOG
Replies: 60
Views: 1991

Re: All of a sudden I'm doing a LEJOG

Lilyf wrote:These are the steps that Ron has mentioned (a few posts earlier). They are dreadful.

Thanks Lilyf, I knew I'd seen a photo somewhere!
by Ron
29 Jul 2020, 11:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ideas to Consider for Prospective New Tourers
Replies: 29
Views: 14883

Re: Ideas to Consider for Prospective New Tourers

I think I may have been fortunate to have started cycle touring before I had access to the internet. Excellent! However did people manage? In the spirit of the thread title I offer my own touring methodology for the consideration of New Tourers! I managed to tour with very little forward planning o...
by Ron
29 Jul 2020, 2:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ideas to Consider for Prospective New Tourers
Replies: 29
Views: 14883

Re: Ideas to Consider for Prospective New Tourers

I think I may have been fortunate to have started cycle touring before I had access to the internet :D .
by Ron
29 Jul 2020, 1:46pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: All of a sudden I'm doing a LEJOG
Replies: 60
Views: 1991

Re: All of a sudden I'm doing a LEJOG

Looking at the Ardgay to Invershin section via Culrain. Whilst this routing is on an attractive tortuous single track road it also includes a flight of stairs at the railway bridge over the river.The alternative via Bonar Bridge is a little shorter and wider allowing good progress throughout, also t...
by Ron
16 May 2020, 6:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Getting fed up with abuse etc from some motorists.
Replies: 65
Views: 3220

Re: Getting fed up with abuse etc from some motorists.

I often have to walk on roads with no associated pavement and find driver attitude towards pedestrians is no better than it is to cylists. :(
by Ron
8 May 2020, 12:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Corona ride mishaps
Replies: 62
Views: 3075

Re: Corona ride mishaps

foxyrider wrote: has anyone actually had a mechanical (not a puncture) whilst out under restrictions, that couldn't be fixed with what they had with them? If so, how did you/they get home?

No problems experienced, so far :)
by Ron
17 Apr 2020, 8:56pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Comments on our May 2020 LEJOG route
Replies: 23
Views: 1710

Re: Comments on our May 2020 LEJOG route

On Day 10 you are crossing the Kessock Bridge and turning left down a very steep hill then along the water front and up a slightly less steep hill to cross under the A9. You might consider instead of turning left after the bridge crossing continuing on the flat and level joint user path alongside th...
by Ron
14 Apr 2020, 12:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: When will you tour again in the uk?
Replies: 95
Views: 4271

Re: When will you tour again in the uk?

James Up Hill wrote: It doesn't alter the fact that cycle touring is a form of exercise and therefore not prohibited by the regulations.

You have an astonishing ability to close your ears and eyes to all advice and information which you will not wish to comply with.
by Ron
12 Mar 2020, 11:23am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: OK - JOGLE September 2020 it is!
Replies: 39
Views: 3510

Re: OK - JOGLE September 2020 it is!

Day 3 The route you have chosen between Invershin and Ardgay is a pleasantly quiet rural road but requires you to carry your bike up a flight of steps at the railway bridge across the Shin. Going via Bonar Bridge is a more level route and carries a little more motor trafic but overall distances are ...
by Ron
5 Jan 2020, 4:35pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Must stay places for LEJOG
Replies: 18
Views: 1681

Re: Must stay places for LEJOG

FasterFerret wrote:The place was packed, but I was the only cyclist in there. Go figure! :?

Sounds like a friendly place if you felt free to ask everyone if they cycled :) .
by Ron
13 Nov 2019, 8:34pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Can we finally agree that building roads increases congestion?
Replies: 220
Views: 6974

Re: Can we finally agree that building roads increases congestion?

Exactly. Even if you never park on the road outside your own home I bet you do when you visit other people. You have no chance of getting the public to vote for a ban on parking on roads. Car owners have become so used to freeloading over many years that changes can only take place gradually, charg...
by Ron
11 Nov 2019, 3:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Can we finally agree that building roads increases congestion?
Replies: 220
Views: 6974

Re: Can we finally agree that building roads increases congestion?

d the bypassed communities are again suffering congestion due to the proportion of the vastly increased trunk road traffic which diverts into them. Just not true. [/quote] If it's not true, what else would account for the congestion in the other places you named? I'm just making the point that that...
by Ron
11 Nov 2019, 10:01am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Can we finally agree that building roads increases congestion?
Replies: 220
Views: 6974

Re: Can we finally agree that building roads increases congestion?

Neither new road is overloaded 40 or 50 years on. The trunk roads are not overloaded but the traffic volume on them has increased considerably due to the ease of travel and the bypassed communities are again suffering congestion due to the proportion of the vastly increased trunk road traffic which...
by Ron
26 Oct 2019, 3:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cable ties failed on Carradice quick release
Replies: 13
Views: 1119

Re: Carradice quick release failed

Perhaps, rather than name Carradice you should retitle this thread "Cable Tie Cure Fail" :(