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by 661-Pete
14 Feb 2013, 2:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is this a good idea?
Replies: 49
Views: 1535

Re: Is this a good idea?

IMO the problem isn't so much the giving way to side roads, as inconvenient as that may be. The main problem is illustrated here: http://goo.gl/maps/WYDne cycles must give way to property access, in this case for a few houses. Cars entering and exiting here will already be going slowly, so there's ...
by 661-Pete
14 Feb 2013, 1:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycle Snobbery .
Replies: 44
Views: 2650

Re: Cycle Snobbery .

It may be reasonable to offer advice to someone who is obvious struggling with a heavy bike or knobbly tires, If I ever have occasion to join a group/club ride once more, I'd really love to turn up on one of these: http://martinsj2.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/boneshaker.jpg (but alas I probably wou...
by 661-Pete
14 Feb 2013, 12:02pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8046
Views: 301450

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

The greengrocer''''''''''s lamented: "Apostrophes thruppence off!?" "Hypens, B-o-g-o-f?" "Colons: please consult Gillian McKeith for details." But poor punctuation feeds nitpicking lawyers, grammatical grandmothers and punctuation fairies. How psychedelic boiled brains ...
by 661-Pete
14 Feb 2013, 10:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycle Snobbery .
Replies: 44
Views: 2650

Re: Cycle Snobbery .

I think it's what other people say about your bike, rather than what they say about their own bike, that raises hackles in some. Certainly I don't have a problem if someone really wants to parade their own shiny new Colnago or whatever. My own mount (steel frame) sure has a battered look: discoloure...
by 661-Pete
14 Feb 2013, 8:28am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8046
Views: 301450

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

Tree sap oozed onto the fire and all over the Burns supper. Haggis, och aye, eye of newt, lost tartan socks hanging in the Isle of Bute, warm-reekin', rich shortbread, Malt Whisky from the isle of Fernando's, Wellie's (batterd deep fried), Boris's used Panaracers blew their sidewalls with a noise li...
by 661-Pete
14 Feb 2013, 8:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycle Snobbery .
Replies: 44
Views: 2650

Re: Cycle Snobbery .

Sadly no chance to view this (stuck on a tin bucket pootling through a nasty blow in the North Sea right now), but I will hazard a guess it's the sketch from... was it 'That Was The Week That Was'? Cleese at one end and Corbett at the other? Yep. From The Frost Report IIRC - 1960s vintage pre-dates...
by 661-Pete
13 Feb 2013, 9:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is this a good idea?
Replies: 49
Views: 1535

Re: Is this a good idea?

It may be a good idea, but I'm not 100% convinced. Too many motorists, seeing an ASL box (and from the motorist's point of view this looks a LOT like an ASL box) will naturally overshoot the first stop line and plant themselves in the box itself. I see it happen daily. And a dead cyclist can't plead...
by 661-Pete
13 Feb 2013, 9:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycle Snobbery .
Replies: 44
Views: 2650

Re: Cycle Snobbery .

My clubmates teasing me... well, it was just that; teasing. I won't excuse those who weren't as friendly, but later in the process, I learned to call or email and ask fairly detailed questions before I went out on a ride. Frankly my clubmates would never say anything about a newcomer's choice of bi...
by 661-Pete
13 Feb 2013, 8:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycle Snobbery .
Replies: 44
Views: 2650

Re: Cycle Snobbery .

mrjemm wrote:
Cunobelin wrote:Everyone looks down on recumbents!


Yet somehow they look down on everyone else...

Joking!

Definitely time for the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mURhNIjc-Kw
by 661-Pete
13 Feb 2013, 8:28pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8046
Views: 301450

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

Tree sap oozed onto the fire and all over the Burns supper. Haggis, och aye, eye of newt, lost tartan socks hanging in the Isle of Bute, warm-reekin', rich shortbread, Malt Whisky from the isle of Fernando's, Wellie's (batterd deep fried), Boris's used Panaracers blew their sidewalls with a noise li...
by 661-Pete
13 Feb 2013, 7:19pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Question - cyclelanes betwen cars and pavement
Replies: 47
Views: 3141

Re: Question - cyclelanes betwen cars and pavement

Yes, a rather controversial scheme was created in Brighton & Hove a few years ago. See here. And we had some discussion about it on this thread . I don't often pass that way, these days, but I would advise, use paths like that with caution and not at high speed. As you say there is a risk of 'do...
by 661-Pete
13 Feb 2013, 4:30pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8046
Views: 301450

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

Tree sap oozed onto the fire and all over the Burns supper. Haggis, och aye, eye of newt, lost tartan socks hanging in the Isle of Bute, warm-reekin', rich shortbread, Malt Whisky from the isle of Fernando's, Wellie's (batterd deep fried), Boris's used Panaracers blew their sidewalls with a noise li...
by 661-Pete
13 Feb 2013, 4:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycle Snobbery .
Replies: 44
Views: 2650

Re: Cycle Snobbery .

mrjemm wrote:Any chance of this thread not becoming another anti Halfords re-run of sooo many other threads?
You're too late, mate!

[edit] Snipped the quotes, in view of Vorpal's post below.
by 661-Pete
13 Feb 2013, 2:39pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8046
Views: 301450

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

Tree sap oozed onto the fire and all over the Burns supper. Haggis, och aye, eye of newt, lost tartan socks hanging in the Isle of Bute, warm-reekin', rich shortbread, Malt Whisky from the isle of Fernando's, Wellie's (batterd deep fried), Boris's used Panaracers blew their sidewalls with a noise li...
by 661-Pete
13 Feb 2013, 10:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycle Snobbery .
Replies: 44
Views: 2650

Re: Cycle Snobbery .

Mark1978 wrote:I don't think expecting good build quality and a safe product can be classified as snobbish.

Correct. But over-generalising can be. Perhaps there are some really good mechanics working for Halfords, somewhere.