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Re: Cycling snobbery!

17 May 2014 - 5:35pm
I'm usually in my own world on NCN51 on the way to work. I can only apologise to the people who I fail to wave back to until they've passed.

Re: Cycling in restaurants?

17 May 2014 - 2:05pm
gaz wrote::D

GrumpyGit wrote:Does the McDonalds drive through count?

You may very well be able to ride through, but they won't serve you: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=77993

That's not very friendly of them!

Re: Ventoux on a Chopper

17 May 2014 - 11:52am
Ventoux on a chopper? Easy Peasy . Think I'd choose this one


Re: Captured the smallest vehicle with 'stay back cyclist'?

17 May 2014 - 10:25am
thirdcrank wrote:If I may derail this photography technique thread with a red herring about warning signs on vehicles. the other day I saw a roadworks van from a utilities company and it had large signs on the body panels along the lines "Pedestrians, keep well away from this vehicle at all times." The warning was easy to read but hard to obey as the vehicle had been parked blocking the greater part of the pavement while the driver popped into the newsagents.

No camera with me so I cannot demonstrate how to download pics to illustrate a post.

If it had been a photography technique thread I could have understood some of it. Actually it has concerned itself with international law and mathematical theory, and consequently has had me muttering 'I can't understand one word. Not one word.'

Re: Cycling in restaurants?

17 May 2014 - 9:50am
There's a long-established Italian restaurant in Headingley, Leeds called Salvo's.

http://www.salvos.co.uk/?gclid=CNuM9rDI ... tAodinQA1Q

I was waiting outside on Grandad's taxi duty recently when a senior member emerged from the staff entrance on a carbon fibre confection with the full Campag gruppo togged out in Assos, who briskyl road off up the road. Of course, I don't know what attitude they might have to Shimano or even Sturmey.....

Re: Cycling in restaurants?

16 May 2014 - 10:37pm
boliston wrote:i suspect that whoever put it up looked at it quickly thinking it was a big "no smoking" sign (as they both start with no___ and end with ___ing) and just stuck it on the window without thinking. The actual graphic looks very similar to the other smaller signs.
Cycles are often wheeled inside the restaurant. One went in a few moments before I took that pic, in fact I held the door open to make it easier.

I don't know if the sign went up because somebody did ride inside the restaurant or if it was a sort of pre-emptive strike based on a risk assessment.

Given Cunobelin's Tesco example it may be time to mount a challenge

Re: Ventoux on a Chopper

16 May 2014 - 9:56pm
Cripes.

The only chopper I could do it on would be from the local airport.

Re: Ventoux on a Chopper

16 May 2014 - 9:52pm
hondated wrote:Well done James. You know your dad would be proud of you.
It wasn't me! I am just passing along an awesome thing I found. I do have plans to climb the Ventoux but maybe on something a little lighter…

Re: Cycling in restaurants?

16 May 2014 - 9:51pm
There was a ride through Bella Pasta in Cambridge until it decided to try to expand and go legit http://www.cyclescape.org/threads/1344

Re: Had a chat with the Google Streetview man

16 May 2014 - 9:17pm
Eventually I suspect google will have "live" cameras strategically located along streets so the images are never "out of date"

Re: Cycling in restaurants?

16 May 2014 - 9:08pm
i suspect that whoever put it up looked at it quickly thinking it was a big "no smoking" sign (as they both start with no___ and end with ___ing) and just stuck it on the window without thinking. The actual graphic looks very similar to the other smaller signs.

Re: Cycling in restaurants?

16 May 2014 - 9:00pm
Fareham have a "cycle in" Tesco:

Re: Ventoux on a Chopper

16 May 2014 - 8:59pm
Wow!
We'll done, and un modified too.
Hats off to you.

Also wow! for holding the leviathan over your head!
They weigh 40lbs.

Re: Cycling in restaurants?

16 May 2014 - 8:51pm
I once watched an argument at the door of Tesco between the security guard and a kid who wanted to ride one of these round the shop.

Re: Cycling in restaurants?

16 May 2014 - 8:25pm
I'm not really bothered by NO CYCLING signs directly in front of a set of cycle racks. After all, if you're going to use the rack, you're going to get off sometime, no? This is a set in our local shopping centre, so I use it a lot of the time.
church walk.jpg
What bothers me more, is that the defunct bookshop in the picture, and the empty shopfront next to it, have since been knocked together and turned into a pub (OK: 'pub/restaurant' - name is a combination of atmospheric conditions plus items of cutlery ). And the pub now wants to extend out into a pavement cafe spilling across the pedestrian area. What's that going to do for our precious cycle racks - and the security of any bikes locked thereat? I've lodged an objection to their planning application, but doubt if it will carry any weight...

Incidentally, the sinister-looking bloke walking towards the camera is not me...

Re: Cycling in restaurants?

16 May 2014 - 7:50pm


GrumpyGit wrote:Does the McDonalds drive through count?

You may very well be able to ride through, but they won't serve you: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=77993

Re: Cycling in restaurants?

16 May 2014 - 7:47pm
Its more nuanced than that. It says "No Cycling on the Dawes"

IGMC

Re: Overzealous moderators shifting posts?

16 May 2014 - 7:34pm
That's ruff. Ruff ruff ruff ruff.

Re: Cycling in restaurants?

16 May 2014 - 7:31pm
Does the McDonalds drive through count?

Re: Helmets and Insects

16 May 2014 - 6:54pm
Up vote for a hair net.
It has always worked for me.
In fact, thanks for reminding me - I am starting to get that buzzing in my ears again on sunny days.

Cheers

LGC

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