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by paulah
15 Aug 2009, 11:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Still Swearing
Replies: 40
Views: 2767

Re: Still Swearing

Come on, allow us to be adults and to behave like them. Some of us are capable of exercising judgement you know! but some aren't which is why the people who give up their time to running the forum have rules. As pointed out before when the subject has come up, this isn't intended to be an adult onl...
by paulah
15 Aug 2009, 6:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Narrow streets; cars parked both sides
Replies: 22
Views: 1449

Re: Narrow streets; cars parked both sides

Oh no, this is one of my pet hates. We've a lot of road likes this and if there's two opposing cars, the first one takes the lane and most people are very civilised about it. But when I'm on a bike, I can be half way down the parked cars and someone will turn into the street and head straight at me....
by paulah
15 Aug 2009, 9:52am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Footpaths
Replies: 26
Views: 1693

Re: Footpaths

Emailing the council is a good idea, it's the discrepancy between their map/advice and the signage that's causing the issue. In fact, if he complains to you again, you could just say it's on the councils map of permitted cycle routes, here's a copy for you to study, nice talking to you. There's no n...
by paulah
14 Aug 2009, 7:59pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Coroner calls for segregation on A and B Roads
Replies: 211
Views: 8066

Re: Coroner calls for segregation on A and B Roads

Where cycle paths exist (like a lot of the one's near me) they can be ideal for a gentle Sunday afternoons tootle along with the family but for anyone who actually wants to use the bike as transport they're way too slow. Precisely, take the middlwood way, it ought to be a good route for commuting t...
by paulah
14 Aug 2009, 6:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Coroner calls for segregation on A and B Roads
Replies: 211
Views: 8066

Re: Coroner calls for segregation on A and B Roads

... To clarify. Where where a cyclist travelling on the track doesn't have stop any more often than a cyclist on the carriageway, isn't segregation preferable to integration? As long as the distance travelled isn't any longer. Agree; and the facility should be smooth and wide so that the cyclists j...
by paulah
14 Aug 2009, 6:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Chav driver gets his just desserts
Replies: 23
Views: 2409

Re: Chav driver gets his just deserts

:lol:

and I bet the bus driver wasted no time in telling all his colleagues :D
by paulah
13 Aug 2009, 11:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Use the cycle path
Replies: 99
Views: 11931

Re: Use the cycle path

Also I need to know that if I start down a path/track away from a road, I can easily get the trike and trailer out at the other end. that made me laugh.., yesterday I noticed a signed route going off to my left not long after I had turned into the road. Today a bit before the junction I saw what wa...
by paulah
11 Aug 2009, 7:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Time for a night ride tonight?
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: Time for a night ride tonight?

I won't be watching the skies, I'll hide my eyes and then stock up on triffid-killing weapons! Remember the tv series in the eighties? I went on guide camp not long after and as there were two companies, amalgamated, they named all the new patrols (small groups of guides) after flowers. We renamed ...
by paulah
11 Aug 2009, 7:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Time for a night ride tonight?
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: Time for a night ride tonight?

"Stargazers are advised to lie on a blanket or a reclining chair to get the best view. "

I knew I should have bought a recumbent
by paulah
11 Aug 2009, 6:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Poetry
Replies: 31
Views: 1556

Re: Poetry

I started reading poetry a few years ago and do enjoy it (or some of it, some is dreadful). I like it with a bit of rhythym and flow that fits in with the words. A couple that spring to mind are erlkoenig by goethe (from universit, I did German), and the listeners by walter de la mare. "The sch...
by paulah
11 Aug 2009, 6:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Newbie...saying hello
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Newbie...saying hello

Hello and welcome If you don't like cyclists lycra (and there's no way I would wear it :D ), there's always clothing aimed at walkers or joggers. This'll be looser fitting while still using specialist fabrics which are a lot more comfortable when sweating or it's raining, and walking gear looks fair...
by paulah
10 Aug 2009, 7:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: HGVs:Police Commissioner's daughter's partner killed
Replies: 15
Views: 1416

Re: HGVs:Police Commissioner's daughter's partner killed

Any death is a tragic loss. Do HGVs really need to go through a City Centre? often they are transporting goods to warehouses and factory units. The exception being those transporting building materials to sites under development in the City. I think City Centres should be restricted to "safer&...
by paulah
10 Aug 2009, 7:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: numb feet
Replies: 16
Views: 953

Re: numb feet

fossil wrote:i found i was tyeing my shoes too tight :roll:


I have to have mine done very loose, much looser than for walking in the same shoes.
by paulah
10 Aug 2009, 7:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New folder--Will it be successful?
Replies: 12
Views: 534

Re: New folder--Will it be successful?

Si wrote:Looks quite interesting. But I'll retain judgement until there is a working drive train .


hmm yes, I think I'll wait until it can be demonstrated being pedalled. Also, having two pedals after unfolding it would an advantage for most people.
by paulah
10 Aug 2009, 7:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Aches and pains
Replies: 15
Views: 989

Re: Aches and pains

'm not sure how they'd cope with me then - my bike is my wheelchair, and my mobility is extremely limited without it. Do you think they would let you ride it with a doctor's letter? I have one of those. Does it also work with motorists? "No I can't use the (rude word) cyclepath because I can't...