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by thekelticfringe
5 Dec 2009, 8:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: red means 'stop'
Replies: 76
Views: 3231

Re: red means 'stop'

Cheers - we are promised (threatened with?) trams up by me, so that is useful :)
by thekelticfringe
5 Dec 2009, 7:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: red means 'stop'
Replies: 76
Views: 3231

Re: red means 'stop'

Hum - so what happens to tramcars that are too close to the stop line to halt safely?
by thekelticfringe
5 Dec 2009, 6:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling Pics
Replies: 211
Views: 46227

Re: Cycling Pics

Threipmuir reservoir from Blacklaw. This might be a bit of a cheat as I was walking when I took this specific pic, but have cycled the route several times, so hope that is OK. It's a cracking view! http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3486/3824849399_fa3264255e.jpg And this is the top of the col to the ea...
by thekelticfringe
5 Dec 2009, 6:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: red means 'stop'
Replies: 76
Views: 3231

Re: red means 'stop'

Eeerrrm - doesn't amber actually mean "stop if it is safe to do so" thereby introducing a degree of doubt/discretion that motorists and their lawyers exploit without mercy?
by thekelticfringe
5 Dec 2009, 12:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: red means 'stop'
Replies: 76
Views: 3231

Re: red means 'stop'

He he - cyclists so inconvenience motorists and the haulage industry when they obstruct rlj's by adopting their rightful and designated position on the road.
by thekelticfringe
5 Dec 2009, 12:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cold Feet
Replies: 17
Views: 1027

Re: Cold Feet

Loosen off yr shoes so yer blood can reach yer toes
by thekelticfringe
5 Dec 2009, 12:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: red means 'stop'
Replies: 76
Views: 3231

red means 'stop'

Anyone else think that a reminder to motorists that a red traffic light means "stop" and not "OK then, just a few more if you're quick" would be good? It's the kind of behaviour that's unhealthy when combined with advance stop boxes.
by thekelticfringe
4 Dec 2009, 8:07am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Riding in freezing conditions bad for health?
Replies: 26
Views: 1802

Re: Riding in freezing conditions bad for health?

I ride all year round and find that the cold does bring specific issues (- but mostly to do with things like ice and peds with their hoods up :) ). What I do is make sure my legs and knees in particular are well covered (fleecy tights and long windproof socks usually). I used to get bad cramp in my ...
by thekelticfringe
4 Dec 2009, 7:26am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling Pics
Replies: 211
Views: 46227

Re: Cycling Pics

PaulB wrote:irc; Not sure about the handlebars you have in picture 3!


LOL - a newer varient of "Ape Hangers" obviously
by thekelticfringe
3 Dec 2009, 7:56pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Glen Tilt
Replies: 12
Views: 3033

Re: Glen Tilt

OOoooo look really nice! Think I need to get the mountain bike up there! Let me know if there's a party venturing up in the spring and I'd love to tag along.
by thekelticfringe
29 Nov 2009, 8:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling Pics
Replies: 211
Views: 46227

Re: Cycling Pics

The Moorfoot hils between Peebles and Edinburgh, September 09 http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2475/3957445259_6e130fb105.jpg The Pentland Hills http://farm1.static.flickr.com/82/256515040_39e89713c1.jpg Part of my commute http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2305/2126677167_24200ee694.jpg Glentress http://...
by thekelticfringe
29 Nov 2009, 5:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sunday Times article 29.11.09
Replies: 28
Views: 2532

Re: Sunday Times article 29.11.09

He he he! Seriously though, part of my commute is a 'shared' cycle track which is used by many pedestrians, a significant proportion of whom are using their walkmans (-men?). On many occasions I have used my bell, shouted etc to no avail. Add a windy day and folk using brollies into the mix and it g...
by thekelticfringe
29 Nov 2009, 12:35pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Glen Tilt
Replies: 12
Views: 3033

Re: Glen Tilt

I don't know, but you could maybe try MTBScotland.net or UK-mtb.com
by thekelticfringe
29 Nov 2009, 12:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Not convinced on cycle lanes
Replies: 301
Views: 13223

Re: Not convinced on cycle lanes

Richard Mann wrote:English understatement
- perhaps "British"? Or are the Welsh not prone to understatement?
by thekelticfringe
29 Nov 2009, 10:16am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Wordle or similar?
Replies: 2
Views: 1143

Wordle or similar?

I've just tried to pick up the threads on a (........eeerrrm) thread that I think seems to be about the politicisation of bikes. (Sorry, I know it's Sunday and probably at least 1/2 of us are planning to get down the pub or tuck into a large piece of roast flesh, but please stick with me). Howabout ...