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by Fasgadh
20 Nov 2012, 6:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Can happen to any of us - Wiggo down...
Replies: 180
Views: 9545

Re: Can happen to any of us - Wiggo down...

BMWs are a bit of a premium product right. OK so how come so many of them have indicators that don't work? Given the money you pay for one of these things, you would think that they could at least get that detail right.
by Fasgadh
13 Nov 2012, 8:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First visitation of the year
Replies: 27
Views: 5055

Re: First visitation of the year

Agreed re checking the glue. Got a wee visit after riding down the Strathblane section of the West Highland Way - an old railway. First in a while - the glue had gone, solvent evaporated. OK there was the spare - but of course I had loaded up the MTB spare in error. Got home by wrapping the PVC tape...
by Fasgadh
8 Oct 2012, 9:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Judge calls for cyclists to be banned from dual carriageways
Replies: 26
Views: 13979

Re: Judge calls for cyclists to be banned from dual carriage

It has happened here in Scotland with the notorious A90 between Queensferry and Cramond. No alternative given, unless you count Sustrans' Route 1 which is a narrow pavement barely wide enough for one bike.
by Fasgadh
5 Oct 2012, 10:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Peaceful Road cycling in the Midlands?
Replies: 19
Views: 4266

Re: Peaceful Road cycling in the Midlands?

Shropshire is not far away - posesses a dense yellow road network.
by Fasgadh
30 Sep 2012, 12:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Best Cycle Routes - Can You Help?
Replies: 8
Views: 2252

Re: Best Cycle Routes - Can You Help?

A twist on this might be "Classic" routes, something akin to the 100 greatest climbs. Where I live (Nottingham) one classic ride is to Skegness. It is said that you are not a "proper" cyclist until you have done this ride. It's about 75 miles and there's a classic main road rout...
by Fasgadh
30 Sep 2012, 12:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Andrew Mitchell MP
Replies: 396
Views: 93692

Re: Andrew Mitchell MP

What a foul and lazy piece of journalism. Note how even the Olympics are being used to bash us. (some medals good, some medals bad?) Another posting says that Mitchell did not act to the high standards that we need to get a hearing. Trouble is, behave and you get the "sanctimonious, holier than...
by Fasgadh
23 Sep 2012, 7:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: RLJ > Straight to summons
Replies: 81
Views: 14093

Re: RLJ > Straight to summons

"driving a Merc through a red light"

No case to answer - next.
by Fasgadh
23 Sep 2012, 7:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Has this country had it
Replies: 89
Views: 6891

Re: Has this country had it

What were the equivalents 50 years ago in the 1960s? At that time I was in grammar school with a strictish uniform code. It is still usual for this to be the case. As for the original incident, I was pushed off my bike and given a "good kicking" only a km away when I had the misfortune to...
by Fasgadh
23 Sep 2012, 9:13am
Forum: On the road
Topic: It's all Stoke's fault: Route 5
Replies: 15
Views: 3664

Re: It's all Stoke's fault: Route 5

The navigational uncertainty is the joy of Sustrans. You never know where you are going to end up.

Not for those who need to get somewhere.
by Fasgadh
22 Sep 2012, 11:16am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Andrew Mitchell MP
Replies: 396
Views: 93692

Re: Andrew Mitchell MP

Yes this is already being used by the bike haters. I have a feeling that some folk find the bike more offensive than the public school bullytalk.
by Fasgadh
7 Sep 2012, 8:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New Met Office website - your views
Replies: 15
Views: 3429

Re: New Met Office website - your views

wetterzentrale.de is a good place too.
by Fasgadh
5 Sep 2012, 7:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Broken glass
Replies: 21
Views: 3605

Re: Broken glass

I have a problem seeing the broken glass - at this time of year it is often hidden under hedgetrimmings.
by Fasgadh
5 Sep 2012, 6:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Photography while driving
Replies: 24
Views: 17199

Re: Photography while driving

Thank you all for some well considered and informative replies. The reason I asked is that it is now common for many photographs loaded onto the geograph.org.uk site to be taken through a windscreen of a moving vehicle. There has been some discussion of the legalities, but nobody is too sure over th...
by Fasgadh
4 Sep 2012, 10:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Inner Hebrides tour
Replies: 22
Views: 6696

Re: Inner Hebrides tour

largeallan wrote:At that time of year mate, I'd say camp sites being open is the least of your worries!!

Actually it is a rather good time to tour in Scotland - lovely colours, no midges, not usually too cold yet and reduced traffic.
by Fasgadh
4 Sep 2012, 10:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Photography while driving
Replies: 24
Views: 17199

Photography while driving

I am in dispute in another place as to the legality or otherwise of using a camera while driving a car. I maintain, and seriously hope that this is illegal. I do not believe this to be covered by mobile telephone legislation unless the "camera" is a telephone, or otherwise capable of trans...