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by SJSBrompton
20 Jun 2012, 10:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice re fixed penalty notice for cycling on the footway
Replies: 66
Views: 12064

Re: Advice re fixed penalty notice for cycling on the footwa

jimster

Can you give us a Google Maps link?

It would be useful for the other London cyclists on here to avoid it.
by SJSBrompton
19 Jun 2012, 8:53am
Forum: On the road
Topic: It's nearly time.
Replies: 4
Views: 2996

Re: It's nearly time.

Mornings are usually better - I do a mixed mode commute with the Brompton - and the train is noticeably emptier in the mornings during school holidays, even half terms. The evenings out of Waterloo can be horrid though - instead of commuters coming back, there are lots of families and buggies who ca...
by SJSBrompton
12 Jun 2012, 8:56am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Altura Attack waterproof trousers
Replies: 2
Views: 46912

Re: Altura Attack waterproof trousers

One of the guys at my last job had these and he said they were awful - he often came into work with his trousers wet on the bottom half, where they had leaked at the knees. I'm planning on trying the Craghoppers trousers that are supposed to bead off the water slightly; for my short commute, that wi...
by SJSBrompton
11 Jun 2012, 2:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Advice on mitts
Replies: 5
Views: 3580

Re: Advice on mitts

Mine are Specialized fingerless ones, small mens ones (didn't want the pink stuff on the ladies ones). I can't remember how much they were; probably not cheap - but having tried cheaper ones before, these just felt so comfy and the padding was great.
by SJSBrompton
11 Jun 2012, 9:16am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Suspension of London cycle lanes during Olympics
Replies: 17
Views: 5680

Re: Suspension of London cycle lanes during Olympics

Thats the joy of any bicycle - recent road closures around St James Park for the Jubilee have forced even more traffic round Parliament Square, a nasty bit of road to begin with. Usually, with the traffic spread between Birdcage Walk/Victoria Street, when I pop out from Tothill Street at Westminster...
by SJSBrompton
31 May 2012, 2:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Suspension of London cycle lanes during Olympics
Replies: 17
Views: 5680

Re: Suspension of London cycle lanes during Olympics

Sure feels that way if you are travelling on the London Overground from Richmond ....... :wink: :lol:
by SJSBrompton
31 May 2012, 12:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Suspension of London cycle lanes during Olympics
Replies: 17
Views: 5680

Re: Suspension of London cycle lanes during Olympics

Quite so, indeed, we ought to be out taking advantage of the fact, not cowering away until the nasty man has given us the bits or painted road back. If it all becomes a daily grid lock for drivers then it ought to be an ideal opportunity to show just how good bikes are for cutting through the traff...
by SJSBrompton
31 May 2012, 8:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Detailed map of the Olympic Road Race route
Replies: 14
Views: 3538

Re: Detailed map of the Olympic Road Race route

Do you know which council/local authority covers the area you are interested in? I have found that for specific parts of the route, because of the road closures and effect on residents and businesses, detailed maps are published there (certainly works for LB of Richmond, Kingston etc.).
by SJSBrompton
31 May 2012, 8:29am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Suspension of London cycle lanes during Olympics
Replies: 17
Views: 5680

Re: Suspension of London cycle lanes during Olympics

Here's the link (was on the tablet last night) http://www.getaheadofthegames.com/travelinaffectedareas/city/london-temporary-road-changes.html Go to Driving and Roads, then pick the Temporary Road Closures section, it pops up and asks mode of transport. Cycle lanes that are affected are in light blu...
by SJSBrompton
30 May 2012, 10:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Suspension of London cycle lanes during Olympics
Replies: 17
Views: 5680

Suspension of London cycle lanes during Olympics

So the public transport system will be hopelessly overloaded, so it might be easier to get around by bike, right? As long as you are confident to hold your lane then, as the new 'see how your journey will be affected' thingy on the tfl get ready site has an option for cyclists. Quite a few cycle lan...
by SJSBrompton
22 May 2012, 1:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: London Bridge - what is going on?
Replies: 22
Views: 7088

Re: London Bridge - what is going on?

It can also be an issue with contraflow cycle lanes - the pedestrian looks left to where the motorised traffic is coming from, and then steps out straight in front of the cycle traffic coming from the other direction. The puny bell on my Brompton isn't great in these circumstances - I nearly hit a p...
by SJSBrompton
18 May 2012, 10:21am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: traffic lights...
Replies: 27
Views: 9420

Re: traffic lights...

At least traffic lights at pedestrian crossings force the cars to stop (mostly), if not other cyclists (particularly not in Central London). My experience of zebra crossings, certainly in my part of South West London, is that they are routinely ignored unless you are forceful enough to just step out...
by SJSBrompton
18 May 2012, 10:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good budget shorts
Replies: 31
Views: 6022

Re: Good budget shorts

I've just road tested the Tenn Outdoors 'boxer short' style shorts, designed to be worn under normal clothes. I've had them a while and wasn't sure I liked them - the pad is a thinner foam, rather than the proper shaped pad on shorts meant for wear as an outer layer. The material is cotton stretch l...
by SJSBrompton
9 May 2012, 9:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good budget shorts
Replies: 31
Views: 6022

Re: Good budget shorts

Tenn outdoors all the way ...
by SJSBrompton
3 May 2012, 2:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why don't more people ride pedelecs?
Replies: 74
Views: 6198

Re: Why don't more people ride pedelecs?

I'd seriously look at the e-Brompton if and when it finally makes it into production, though the weight would concern me. I sometimes struggle to carry the standard M3L as it is. Hubby has an S2LX which I was going to pinch, but the gearing means I have to pedal a lot faster. I wish I had the weight...