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by sirmy
17 Sep 2020, 8:09pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Road condition - What can I do about this?
Replies: 22
Views: 728

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

What's the status of the lane, looking like that it's hard to believe it's adopted, although saying that in my area there are at least two adopted roads that only lead to farms. Unfortunately the road maintenance fairy doesn't have a bottomless money pit so a lightly used track like that will come a...
by sirmy
17 Sep 2020, 8:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Dangerous "tactile" surfaces on bike paths
Replies: 62
Views: 9191

Re: Dangerous "tactile" surfaces on bike paths

Reading this exchange is making me feel like a bit of a freak as I've never had a problem with ladder and tram tactile paving, ridden over it wet, dry, icy, the lot. Maybe I'm just exceptional :wink:
by sirmy
31 Aug 2020, 9:50am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Public Footpaths - cycling?
Replies: 189
Views: 6050

Re: Public Footpaths - cycling?

Walking the doggie yesterday and came out of the river path to cross the main road at Gunnislake Bridge. Looking back to the track, and took this photo. There are four or five houses along the track and they need access, but no-one else does, hence this sign. What does it "legally" mean? ...
by sirmy
12 Apr 2020, 4:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear camera
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: Rear camera

Having been successfully using a fly6 CE for the last 18 months (approximately 10 hours a week) I have found it reliable and am disappointed to hear of your experience with two - you refer to the fly 6 so it is not clear whether its an earlier incarnation or the later CE version. I presume its out ...
by sirmy
12 Apr 2020, 10:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear camera
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Rear camera

Having had my second cyclic fly6 die on me, even when fully charged it's stick in get home mode and won't reset, I'm after a reliable camera as a replacement.

Does anyone know of a good camera that can be mounted to a seat post or seat tube with decent image stabilization?
by sirmy
19 Jan 2020, 4:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Beware Ye Who Ride On Pathes in Lambeth
Replies: 40
Views: 2573

Re: Beware Ye Who Ride On Pathes in Lambeth

I see you've been researching whilst I was typing and correctly concluded that it's an offence in law to cycle on a footway, as quoted on the sign. The sign actually says footpath, which is incorrect. [quote] IIRC the clause referee to a footpath or causeway parallel next to a carriageway. Incident...
by sirmy
3 Jan 2020, 6:34am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parking in Cycle Lanes
Replies: 20
Views: 1320

Re: Parking in Cycle Lanes

Someone should have a word with Sustrans about the terrible chicane they installed to replace the rediculously narrow A frame at Biddick Lane on the C2C in Washington, it doesn't even conform to the guidance they advocate others use :? Why not you? I did. The chicane was put in using metal bollards...
by sirmy
31 Dec 2019, 8:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parking in Cycle Lanes
Replies: 20
Views: 1320

Re: Parking in Cycle Lanes

I agree about widths, as often do tandem rides with those with visual impairment & ride trikes & side by side for those with learning difficulties. We recently had a meeting with Councillors & Sustrans managers regarding the access problems created by 'A' frames,chicanes ,kissing gates ...
by sirmy
21 Apr 2019, 8:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Paths
Replies: 46
Views: 1948

Re: Cycle Paths

I can't honestly think of a single "narrow" road where I live that has a cycle path next to it. The idea that a narrow road would have enough room to either side that had not been used for carriageway widening but had been used to provide a three metre wide shared use footway is, in the UK...
by sirmy
28 Jul 2018, 3:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Action camera that doesn't fog
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: Action camera that doesn't fog

The Gospel session was one of the cameras Ive been looking at so that's good to know
by sirmy
28 Jul 2018, 6:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Action camera that doesn't fog
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: Action camera that doesn't fog

I haven't tried antidote sheets, most people seem to find that they make little or no difference. The case is said to be air tight to a couple of metres. There is a seal around the lens dome which probably restricts the flow of air around the lens but it probably also offers some protection to the l...
by sirmy
27 Jul 2018, 8:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Action camera that doesn't fog
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Action camera that doesn't fog

Hello, I've been using a Sony Az20 for couple of years and generally it's good, small, easy to use, good image stabilization, loose battery though. The main problem is that in cooler and cold weather the housing, especially the dome above the lens, steams badly. I've tried just about every remedy su...
by sirmy
21 Jul 2018, 10:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How Do You Exit A Roundabout. Incident Two.
Replies: 19
Views: 1429

Re: How Do You Exit A Roundabout. Incident Two.

As far as I can see you took the route I would have which is the route the 'designers' intend you to use making this manoeuvre. Using the LH lane is both incorrect and dangerous - the TI near me is marked on one approach as LH+ S and the adjacent exit has a collision almost every day - the other ap...
by sirmy
21 Jul 2018, 10:32pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Article in Telegraph about proposal to ban cyclists because they hog the road- shock horror...
Replies: 26
Views: 2349

Re: Article in Telegraph about proposal to ban cyclists because they hog the road- shock horror...

If anyone ever brings up something like this simply point that that there is no provision in the TSRGD for any such sign, and wait for the confused look as they realise they don't know what they're talking about
by sirmy
20 May 2018, 10:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Viagra 4700 left lever stuck
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Tiagra 4700 left lever stuck

"Viagra group set"! Gotta love auto correct, should be Tiagra of course