Bank holiday, are people mad

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Bank holiday, are people mad

Postby skyhawk » 25 Aug 2019, 11:10am

I have never ever gone away on a bank holiday, it would drive me insane anyway being Autistic but are people mad to be polite

What the hell do people want to go away like sheep for on a bank holiday, endless queues on the road, herds of emmets like sheep all following each other, arriving at over crowded beaches and sites with people with children who don't care about anyone other than themselves, stereos, screaming ball kicking gobby families, upsetting others who may want quiet, then back to traffic filled queues on roads only to go away another bank holiday weekend

Now that finally the screaming hoard are going back to school WE will go away, ahhhh the peace and quiet
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Re: Bank holiday, are people mad

Postby Bonefishblues » 25 Aug 2019, 11:56am

Sometimes people are just making the best of the time they have - if we do travel on a BH, then it's early away, as early as I can get the family up.

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Re: Bank holiday, are people mad

Postby Paulatic » 25 Aug 2019, 12:12pm

I’ve never understood the eagerness of people to become an actual part of the congestion and madness that often surrounds a BH.
I assume the people who do it can’t go to work or have nothing to do at home.
I think, when working, I worked every Easter and every BH after all it was double time in the good old days.
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Re: Bank holiday, are people mad

Postby brynpoeth » 25 Aug 2019, 12:18pm

A good day to stay quietly at home
Besides, the weather is usually awful :?
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Re: Bank holiday, are people mad

Postby tatanab » 25 Aug 2019, 12:26pm

Hasn't it been this way ever since motor car transport became the norm? I clearly recall large queues going to popular seaside areas in the 1960s.

it did not make any difference to cyclists. We habitually went away just about every bank holiday. But of course we were not on the roads or in the areas that the motorists and families favoured. We would use youth hostels - the days when every YH user was self propelled.

These days - I let everybody else clog the place up while I stay at home. I went out for about 20 miles at 6.30 this morning while it was cool and peaceful.

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Re: Bank holiday, are people mad

Postby hondated » 25 Aug 2019, 12:33pm

Paulatic wrote:I’ve never understood the eagerness of people to become an actual part of the congestion and madness that often surrounds a BH.
I assume the people who do it can’t go to work or have nothing to do at home.
I think, when working, I worked every Easter and every BH after all it was double time in the good old days.

Remember it well and on the gas we would get a day off in lieu as well :D
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Re: Bank holiday, are people mad

Postby rjb » 25 Aug 2019, 1:23pm

Down here in rural Somerset I live about 25 miles from both channel coasts. I wouldn't dream of going there on a bank holiday. The rural roads around us have become quite busy with cyclists these last couple of days making the most of the good weather. Cyclists are outnumbering cars by 5 bikes to every car today. :wink:
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Re: Bank holiday, are people mad

Postby brynpoeth » 25 Aug 2019, 1:35pm

Oh no, Too Many Cyclists down there too :wink:
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Re: Bank holiday, are people mad

Postby mercalia » 25 Aug 2019, 1:36pm

The max distance I will go will be on Bank Holiday Monday take a trip to Ruislip Lido beach and paddle in the water

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Re: Bank holiday, are people mad

Postby skyhawk » 25 Aug 2019, 1:57pm

I am at home right now and live on a main(ish) road through llandysul, the silence is deafening

It is G R E A T I mean it the silence is amazing


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Re: Bank holiday, are people mad

Postby Ben@Forest » 25 Aug 2019, 2:13pm

I detect a serious meanness of spirit on this thread. Part of the popularity of BH weekends is being able to get away for three days, which is especially useful if your Mum/ Dad/ brother/ old school friend lives a five hour drive away. Yes the traffic might be appalling but three days makes a visit more practical.

Secondly a lot of events are scheduled for BH, whether that be cycle races (barely trying I've just found 6 this BH), triathlons, car rallies, air shows, battle re-enactments, food fairs......

I have to say being autistic is not an excuse for the tone of the original post of this thread.

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Re: Bank holiday, are people mad

Postby Bonefishblues » 25 Aug 2019, 2:17pm

Ben@Forest wrote:I detect a serious meanness of spirit on this thread. Part of the popularity of BH weekends is being able to get away for three days, which is especially useful if your Mum/ Dad/ brother/ old school friend lives a five hour drive away. Yes the traffic might be appalling but three days makes a visit more practical.

Secondly a lot of events are scheduled for BH, whether that be cycle races (barely trying I've just found 6 this BH), triathlons, car rallies, air shows, battle re-enactments, food fairs......

I have to say being autistic is not an excuse for the tone of the original post of this thread.

Indeed - for many it's as away as they get, iyswim - and just as at Easter the weather out there's glorious. If we hadn't had sick parent duties we too might be out there.

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Re: Bank holiday, are people mad

Postby Audax67 » 25 Aug 2019, 2:30pm

For all who were around in the 60s:

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Re: Bank holiday, are people mad

Postby Mick F » 25 Aug 2019, 2:51pm

Talking of bank holidays .....................

They're moving the 2020 Early May BH to the following Friday! :shock: :shock:
Many millions of people knew nothing about this, including us.
Instead of being Monday May 4th, it's going to be Friday May 8th ........... all to do with the anniversary of VE Day.

Fetes, fairs, weddings, civic parades, bands, acts, festivals .................... all have been booked years in advance.
No doubt all these things will still go ahead, but it won't be a BH.

Also, diaries, calendars, notebooks, computer software ................ all going to be wrong.

Whoever decided this and why is all well and good, but a couple of years notice would have been better than less than a year.
VE Day was 1945, surely they could have made a decision years ago that the 75th anniversary was coming! :shock:
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Re: Bank holiday, are people mad

Postby Cugel » 25 Aug 2019, 3:59pm

skyhawk wrote:I am at home right now and live on a main(ish) road through llandysul, the silence is deafening

It is G R E A T I mean it the silence is amazing


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No one goes to Llandysmal if they can help it!

In fact, it gets in the way of a rather nice route I would like to ride from Lampeter to Cardigan via the Teifi side roads. There's no easy way to avoid Llandysul and those couple of roaring roads surrounding it. That Drefach Felindre gets in the way too, mind. I'll just have to go over the flank of Mynydd Llanllwni and up the heights over to the Cych valley. That's a trib of the Teifi which joins it at Abercych (where else). Then on to Cardi.

The descent into the Cych valley is a Bryn-frightener, though but. Down to Cwm Morgan on a green slime & gravel 1 in 5. Even better in Autumn, with added wet rot-leaf. I would expect to see 4 cars and 7 tractors along the whole route. On a bank holiday, the tractors will all be old Fergies going to a show, with old Ifors driving them (after a fashion).

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