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by arnsider
25 Aug 2020, 4:27pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Petition to increase the 25kmh limit on electric bikes in the UK.
Replies: 181
Views: 4661

Re: Petition to increase the 25kmh limit on electric bikes in the UK.

I just happened on this and here's my threepence worth! It's utter rubbish to try to justify any increase in e bike speeds. What for?????? The whole idea of a motor is to help out on gradients NOT TO SPEED THE RIDER BETWEEN POINT A and B. If you want that, for heavens sake buy a moped or a scooter. ...
by arnsider
25 Aug 2020, 4:20pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hip injury
Replies: 15
Views: 810

Re: Hip injury

Well, here I am some 130 days since falling over on my left hip. I am still in pain and unfortunately, I had a bit of a relapse around a month and a half ago, after I was healing nicely. I did a 53 mile ride to Beacon Fell from Scotforth and back, which involved some climbs, but worse of it, I overs...
by arnsider
11 Jul 2020, 9:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Arnside to Grange-over Sands
Replies: 37
Views: 3512

Re: Arnside to Grange-over Sands

Ha Ha!!
Sorry for being such a retard!!!
by arnsider
11 Jul 2020, 9:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are steel bike prices rising?
Replies: 24
Views: 1223

Re: Are steel bike prices rising?

I have two Yorkshire pals, both living in Bradford and both have recently bought brand new Woodrup steel tourers.
They know a good thing!!
by arnsider
11 Jul 2020, 9:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Arnside to Grange-over Sands
Replies: 37
Views: 3512

Re: Arnside to Grange-over Sands

Well, I've never heard of AIUI and googling, even suffixing "Engineering" produced nothing. Gifford and Partners produced design drawings on the replacement decks and all the enabling works at the abutments and Fairfield Mabey fabricated and installed the decks. The regulation access paths...
by arnsider
10 Jul 2020, 10:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Arnside to Grange-over Sands
Replies: 37
Views: 3512

Re: Arnside to Grange-over Sands

The bay may be treacherous, but there are regular guided walks right across the sands at low tide. There is even an official "Queens guide" as historically, the sands were a coaching route. On the North side of Barrow in Furness is the Duddon estuary with the backdrop of Black Combe and th...
by arnsider
10 Jul 2020, 6:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Arnside to Grange-over Sands
Replies: 37
Views: 3512

Re: Arnside to Grange-over Sands

Really! It begs the question, have you looked at the map? If you had, you would see that the other side of the estuary from Arnside is easily accessible either on foot, by car or cycling. The fact there is a station with hourly trains from Manchestere Airport anmd Barrow in Furness renders Arndise e...
by arnsider
10 Jul 2020, 9:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Arnside to Grange-over Sands
Replies: 37
Views: 3512

Re: Arnside to Grange-over Sands

Walking or cycling across the estuary may be a novelty to some, but the costs involved are enormous and the benefit only to those thus gratified. The existing railway has already got stations close to the crossing and with a bit of new construction, the facility of crossing from and alighting at eac...
by arnsider
10 Jul 2020, 8:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck
Replies: 41
Views: 1321

Re: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck

Correct
by arnsider
10 Jul 2020, 8:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Arnside to Grange-over Sands
Replies: 37
Views: 3512

Re: Arnside to Grange-over Sands

I'm almost sure that Barmouth viaduct was built with the public walkway. A toll was levied up until a few years back and I remember paying a couple of shillings at the Barmouth end. People fished off the bridge path for Bass. At the west end of Arnside viaduct is a small hamlet without a pub, wherea...
by arnsider
10 Jul 2020, 7:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Arnside to Grange-over Sands
Replies: 37
Views: 3512

Re: Arnside to Grange-over Sands

Re-visiting the thread, I caught the train across from Arnside to Grange on Wednesday last, with my bike. Apart from wearing a mask (my buff, pulled up over my mouth), the journey was fine and I had a chat with the train guard over the current state of play. Seemingly, the regulations regarding carr...
by arnsider
10 Jul 2020, 6:53am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck
Replies: 41
Views: 1321

Re: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck

I have scanned Sustrans website for any details of progress on any aspiratiions they may have to take over the disused Ingleton-Lowgill railway as a cycle way. I ended up e mailing them and I got a terse reply accompanied by a small scale schematic diagram that is totally devoid of detail. Sufficien...
by arnsider
10 Jul 2020, 6:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Numbered Potholes
Replies: 18
Views: 611

Re: Numbered Potholes

Very true. A spread sheet is usually prepared with reference numbers, square area and details of finish, wearing course and base course thicknesses with the all important compaction procedure, weight, duration and number of passes. A map/plan of the patches is only sketched rather than measured as a...
by arnsider
8 Jul 2020, 5:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Numbered Potholes
Replies: 18
Views: 611

Re: Numbered Potholes

It's amazing what these council wallahs actually do in their eight hours!!!
by arnsider
7 Jul 2020, 6:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Numbered Potholes
Replies: 18
Views: 611

Re: Numbered Potholes

Just to add, there is no significance to the colour of markings. It just depends on the colour of the poaint in the survey stores!
Sometimes you will see stop taps, hydrants and covers marked up with blue and this shows up on aerial photos and drone footage.