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by Ron
16 May 2020, 6:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Getting fed up with abuse etc from some motorists.
Replies: 65
Views: 3008

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: 2855

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: 16
Views: 1321

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: 4148

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: 36
Views: 3022

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: 1550

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: 6707

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: 6707

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: 6707

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: 1080

Re: Carradice quick release failed

Perhaps, rather than name Carradice you should retitle this thread "Cable Tie Cure Fail" :(
by Ron
3 Oct 2019, 8:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle From Amsterdam Port to City Centre
Replies: 11
Views: 1076

Re: Cycle From Amsterdam Port to City Centre

I was wondering if anyone had cycled from the Port of Amsterdam into the City Centre and could offer advice on routes? I've had difficulty finding my way out of Ijmuiden in the past so prefer to leave the ferry terminal head east and keeping the Noordzeekanaal close on the left towards Velsen Zuid....
by Ron
15 Aug 2019, 12:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: congestion, roads discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 3146

Re: German wants to reserve bikespace, roads discussion

pete75 wrote:

Do you mean the majority of people who pay tax or the people who pay the majority of tax? [/quote]
What I said was clear.
by Ron
14 Aug 2019, 9:58pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: congestion, roads discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 3146

Re: German wants to reserve bikespace, roads discussion

pete75 wrote: For many people it's the easiest and most convenient way though.

Only for the private car owner, it's more expensive and more disruptive for the majority of tax payers.
by Ron
13 Aug 2019, 10:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: the North Coast 500: A Great Wilderness?
Replies: 71
Views: 5946

Re: Scotland north coast 500

I notice that the route for this ride is almost entirely on A roads. Does anyone have any suggestions or advice on bits to avoid, or paved detours that would make for a more relaxing trip? There does not seem many options on the west coast, maybe not too busy? The stretch up through tongue, bettyhi...
by Ron
11 Aug 2019, 2:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Ride London - Does it help the cause of cycling?
Replies: 51
Views: 2973

Re: Ride London - Does it help the cause of cycling?

Every bum on a saddle helps to make cycling more normal. I don't believe this is true. If the rider him or herself is clearly recognisable and dressed in normal everyday clothes your statement is true. However the sight of someone in the anything but normal garb of a sporting cyclist is quite repul...