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by Ron
5 Jan 2020, 4:35pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Must stay places for LEJOG
Replies: 16
Views: 814

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: 5980

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: 5980

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: 5980

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: 957

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: 936

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: 2734

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: 2734

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: 5530

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: 2651

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...
by Ron
11 Aug 2019, 10:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling London to Amsterdam
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: Cycling London to Amsterdam

I need tips for ferries and great road location. GPS doesnt work wee every time. Do you want the shortest London-Amsterdam route or are you considering a round tour? There are countless options, taking a south coast ferry to France and cycling through Belgium towards NL, returning to UK via the Ijm...
by Ron
6 Aug 2019, 2:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is Cycling Abnormal?
Replies: 26
Views: 2017

Re: Is Cycling Abnormal?

. The local evening newspaper, the Evening Times, reported that "the roads were closed off to normal traffic." Does this make cycling abnormal? Not at all. It means the roads were closed to people who might normally pass that way en route to home or work, to leisure facilities or shops. r...
by Ron
4 Aug 2019, 12:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Does segregation help the experienced cyclist?
Replies: 89
Views: 6035

Re: Does segregation help the experienced cyclist?

My message is clear enough, you need to look again, It's clearly not segregated :? , no barrier or kerb divider, here's another view. Your message was not clear, there appears to be segregation by road surface colouring, the bikes are on blue the cars on black tar, but as it appears to be a photo f...
by Ron
3 Aug 2019, 1:03am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Does segregation help the experienced cyclist?
Replies: 89
Views: 6035

Re: Does segregation help the experienced cyclist?

The utility cyclist wrote:No it doesn't and it doesn't help inexperienced/young/old either, it's a flawed 'solution' even at It s very best.
This is better for everyone but still not perfect.

Your message is unclear, the cyclists in the photo appear to be segregated.
by Ron
22 Jul 2019, 11:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Coast of UK?
Replies: 23
Views: 3818

Re: Coast of UK?

Jamesh wrote:I rekon 25 days over a couple of years? Or am I crazy!! Cheers James

Not really crazy, just crazily optimistic :)
Good Luck!