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by SeanieG
5 Jun 2008, 1:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bristol Cycle path BBC news story
Replies: 16
Views: 2178

Bristol Cycle path BBC news story

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/bristol/7437098.stm

Anyone any first hand experience of this in Bristol, or elsewhere?

Some tracks can look and feel pretty threatening and isolated, but I've never personally experienced anything as extreme as this.

Cheers,
Sean.
by SeanieG
7 Jan 2008, 9:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: this on TV tonite
Replies: 35
Views: 3914

Sorry, just watched 10 minutes of this and had to switch it off. Cheap telly. Thanks BBC for spending my licence fee in such a thoughtful manner. If I've bailed early, I'll be pleased to be reassured.
by SeanieG
7 Jan 2008, 8:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Four Colleagues knocked off in a week!
Replies: 30
Views: 5775

My understanding is that 'overtaking' (by any vehicle) is legally allowed if it's safe to do so. It's just that as motorists we tend not to overtake other motorised vehicles in 30/40 mph areas. As a cyclist, I take my understanding to mean that I can overtake a queue of traffic IF I can be confident...
by SeanieG
14 Dec 2007, 10:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sustrans National Lottery
Replies: 38
Views: 5625

I'm coming at this from the point of view of a daily commuter in a large city and father of three children who I want to see accepting cycling as a normal, everyday mode of transport, not something that's done by sticking the bikes in/on the back of the car and travelling somewhere that's 'safe' eno...
by SeanieG
13 Dec 2007, 4:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist Abuse
Replies: 29
Views: 5833

Had an interesting interaction with a silver VW Passatt recently; queue at lights ahead of roundabout, up the inside of the middle lane to go straight over, lights go green, we both pull away only he swerves across to the left and hits my bars with his wing mirror. Caught him at the next lights and ...
by SeanieG
13 Dec 2007, 3:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sustrans National Lottery
Replies: 38
Views: 5625

For what it's worth, my view is that this can only be seen as a good news story - the money could have been spent on building Robin Hood a new house! It's £150 million that until yesterday we didn't have. Yes, there are details to resolve, but the place to get your views across is the connect2 websi...
by SeanieG
12 Dec 2007, 8:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Helmet light in traffic
Replies: 2
Views: 750

Petzl Tikka Plus - three brightness levels, flashing mode and coloured filters if that floats your boat.
by SeanieG
8 Oct 2007, 9:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Audax Route Planning
Replies: 13
Views: 2248

Thanks Oracle - but what happened to the walking, running and swimming???!!!
by SeanieG
30 Sep 2007, 10:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sheffield to Cleethorpes
Replies: 6
Views: 2124

Any thoughts on turn up and travel/pre-booking on Trans Pennine Express for the return trip?
by SeanieG
30 Sep 2007, 9:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Audax Route Planning
Replies: 13
Views: 2248

As a newbie to this stuff - please excuse the basic question...but what exactly does 'audax' mean?
by SeanieG
30 Sep 2007, 9:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: BMW DRIVERS!
Replies: 50
Views: 5942

I'm a cyclist and a driver. I've limited experience of the range, but the one's I've driven were a dull and sterile experience...
by SeanieG
30 Sep 2007, 5:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle/ bus lanes
Replies: 10
Views: 1800

I tend to stick in the middle and hold my ground even if a bus approaches behind - the lanes aren't wide enough for a safe overtake if I invite the bus to do so by moving to the left, and it'll only stop at the next bus stop anyway, where I'll then have to overtake it by going out into the next lane...
by SeanieG
30 Sep 2007, 5:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why am I so slow?
Replies: 48
Views: 7475

This is really interesting stuff... Probably covering old ground, and maybe off topic, but what are the 'guidelines'/'received wisdom' about where and when, and how long, to stand up out of the saddle when attacking a hill? A quick blast up a steep, but short, incline in a higher gear gives me a bit...
by SeanieG
27 Sep 2007, 8:52am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sheffield to Cleethorpes
Replies: 6
Views: 2124

Right useful site, that. Thanks for the pointer.
Sean.
by SeanieG
26 Sep 2007, 1:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sheffield to Cleethorpes
Replies: 6
Views: 2124

Sheffield to Cleethorpes

Afternoon all.

Any recommendations for a 'backwaters' route between Sheffield and Cleethorpes? I have far too many TOIL hours banked and want to spend a day on the bike somewhere I don't know very well...

Thanks,
Sean.