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by skrx
27 Apr 2009, 12:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Spot the road hump game
Replies: 16
Views: 1397

Spot the road hump game

Do you see the road hump in this photo? http://matt.blissett.me.uk/photos/2009-04-26/.cache/640x480-01.jpg I didn't :-(. I wasn't going very fast, but hit the hump and went over the handlebars. I'm not sure why -- maybe I hit it at an angle, maybe it being much steeper than the proper humps on norma...
by skrx
24 Apr 2009, 11:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 20 mph limits on the way?
Replies: 94
Views: 6017

Re: 20 mph limits on the way?

MOT certificates could have a tax-disc shape thing, to show the vehicle is "safe".

With the reports of the huge number of uninsured cars, I think it would be a good idea to have something like this for insurance -- a sticker to show the car is adequately insured.
by skrx
24 Apr 2009, 2:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Give Me Five !! - Pubs Edition
Replies: 105
Views: 4313

Re: Give Me Five !! - Pubs Edition

skrx wrote :- What's special about The Slaughtered Lamb? That's the pub from the film An American Werewolf in London :shock: Ah, OK. I haven't seen that film. The pub exists, anyway: http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/15/15185/Slaughtered_Lamb/Clerkenwell I don't work in the City, but next time...
by skrx
24 Apr 2009, 1:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Give Me Five !! - Pubs Edition
Replies: 105
Views: 4313

Re: Give Me Five !! - Pubs Edition

gaz wrote:If you manage to get "The Slaughtered Lamb" you get 5 extra bonus points.


What's special about The Slaughtered Lamb?
by skrx
22 Apr 2009, 11:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Route advice: Liverpool st to paddington
Replies: 11
Views: 1666

Re: Route advice: Liverpool st to paddington

I think it's only worth working out and using shorter/quicker routes if you're likely to go that way quite often, or have time to spare and don't mind some exploring. Firstly let me say that riding in London is absolutely FANTASTIC fun, I havent enojoyed a ride so much in ages Outside London isn't t...
by skrx
21 Apr 2009, 2:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: This is extremely worrying!
Replies: 27
Views: 2660

Re: This is extremely worrying!

The square one is a route confirmation sign. Hardly necessary for a cyclist. No! They're extremely useful -- at least, they are in London, with a high junction density. Quite often I can't be bothered working out a route, or stopping to look at a map, and I'll just follow the blue signs. Especially...
by skrx
21 Apr 2009, 2:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 'Green' Car subsidy?
Replies: 50
Views: 3095

Re: 'Green' Car subsidy?

Now a motorist trying to push their car onto the verge in the bucketing rain, while explaining to their irate boss that they're going to be late (again?) ... that really is a sight to pity ;) I would normally laugh :oops: (I laughed at a colleague who lives 20 minutes walk from work, but gets the b...
by skrx
21 Apr 2009, 2:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New tarmac composition and modern bike tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 651

Re: New tarmac composition and modern bike tyres

Having reported a load of problems on FixMyStreet.com in January, half of my on-road commute is now on newly resurfaced roads :D (I exaggerate slightly, but they've not finished yet). I haven't noticed any loss of grip, but the smoother surface is nicer to ride along.
by skrx
21 Apr 2009, 2:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 20 mph limits on the way?
Replies: 94
Views: 6017

Re: 20 mph limits on the way?

But it doesn't solve the fact that kids and people shouldn't be in the road in the first place? We can never solve that problem. People make mistakes, children (and adults) will run out into a road without looking sometimes. A 20mph limit means they're less likely to die. I know someone who died on...
by skrx
21 Apr 2009, 11:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...why my nose runs?
Replies: 25
Views: 951

Re: ...why my nose runs?

Does that work with the elderflower cordial from a supermarket? I quite like that drink, although it's quite expensive and in heavy glass bottles so I don't buy it very often. If anyone wants to try this, elderflower cordial is currently 25% off at Sainsburys (and probably elsewhere), £2.18 for 50c...
by skrx
20 Apr 2009, 3:49pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 20 mph limits on the way?
Replies: 94
Views: 6017

Re: 20 mph limits on the way?

Not really related, but something I was wondering about: Does anyone know when roads started to be built with a kerb, and a pavement for pedestrians to walk? There's a few roads I know -- generally old and narrow -- where there's only one level, shared by all vehicles. Presumably, all roads used to ...
by skrx
20 Apr 2009, 2:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Google Street View - A new tool?
Replies: 9
Views: 809

Re: Google Street View - A new tool?

I recently purchase the T-Mobile G1 Android How long does the battery last using the GPS on the G1? I've asked a friend with a G1, thinking since he worked at Google writing software for it he ought to know (!) but he didn't. I'd like a sat-nav, and I also want a better phone, and a music player, b...
by skrx
20 Apr 2009, 2:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 20 mph limits on the way?
Replies: 94
Views: 6017

Re: 20 mph limits on the way?

I support it, it'll make the streets much nicer -- not as nice as no-car roads, but a big improvement. A few places in London have made large areas 20mph (except for trunk roads), most recently all of Islington. Some of them have used humps, but most I've seen just have a (20) painted on the road at...
by skrx
20 Apr 2009, 2:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: where all the old bicycles go?
Replies: 11
Views: 721

Re: where all the old bicycles go?

the most annoying thing about it is that the local government won't let bikes out of the tip :evil: But do some of these bikes end up being recycled by voluntary groups/community service etc? E.g. in Wandsworth http://www.wandsworthcyclists.org.uk/directory.shtml#recycling "The Youth Offending...
by skrx
20 Apr 2009, 2:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...why my nose runs?
Replies: 25
Views: 951

Re: ...why my nose runs?

Does that work with the elderflower cordial from a supermarket? I quite like that drink, although it's quite expensive and in heavy glass bottles so I don't buy it very often.