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Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

31 January 2015 - 9:26pm
RiderInTheMist wrote:Postboxer wrote:Come on, own up! Surely it's someone off here creating a new profile just to pull our legs!
Yeah it's a wind up. I knew freeflow is up for a good laugh so I decided to bring some humour to the forum. Sorry freeflow, I don't have your bag

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

31 January 2015 - 9:21pm
Ah well... there's always a chance that someone on this forum is tramping about in the hills overlooking the Shenandoah river.....

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

31 January 2015 - 9:05pm
Postboxer wrote:Come on, own up! Surely it's someone off here creating a new profile just to pull our legs!
Yeah it's a wind up. I knew freeflow is up for a good laugh so I decided to bring some humour to the forum. Sorry freeflow, I don't have your bag

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

31 January 2015 - 8:45pm
mercalia wrote:661-Pete wrote:It was a clip of live rifle ammunition - standard army issue.the Cop ... agreed with me that this scenario..., it was probably just a bit of lost property, like most things you find in the road.
it.

what next a sub machne gun just lying in the gutter or a hand grenade some one has been VERY careless
If it was .303 it must have been quite a while ago - if it was dropped by some squaddie - since that hasn't been standard issue sine the move to FN Browning SLR using 7.62 NATO. Of course it might have a clip for a Lee Enfield rifle that was privately owned as I believe these were very popular with the hunting fraternity. These days of course the thing to do would be not touch it and dial 999 on your mobile - armed response would then be with you in pretty short order.

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

31 January 2015 - 8:25pm
Come on, own up! Surely it's someone off here creating a new profile just to pull our legs!

Re: Sky Ride

31 January 2015 - 8:20pm
ahhhh skyride...30+ people in a bad peloton weaving all over the place with a long line of tooting car drivers behind
Great fun, very sociable but I decided it was safer alone...

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

31 January 2015 - 8:03pm
661-Pete wrote:It was a clip of live rifle ammunition - standard army issue.the Cop ... agreed with me that this scenario..., it was probably just a bit of lost property, like most things you find in the road.
it.

what next a sub machne gun just lying in the gutter or a hand grenade some one has been VERY careless

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

31 January 2015 - 6:25pm
reohn2 wrote:I think someone's have a laugh......
I hope not .

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

31 January 2015 - 5:53pm
RiderInTheMist wrote:Been riding years and never had a puncture or a defect to my bike, mainly because I maintain it at the start and end of every ride.
I suffer several punctures a year. I'm not entirely sure what maintenance one does to avoid that. Are you chucking tyres away when they get just a few nicks in them? I couldn't persuade myself to chuck tyres away 20% into their life.

Re: Signage concerns at a junction in Oxford.

31 January 2015 - 4:22pm
I know some other junctions that work well when the traffic lights break down. It's ironic really. Usually the reason they work badly with the lights is because some directions don't get enough time, a combination of lots of pedestrian time and traffic time inefficiently shared between the directions. But without the lights there is plenty of time for peds to cross between the cars when they will (as they do anyway), and traffic to proceed at its will. Clearly many junctions do need lights to share out the time between the directions, but there are many places where peds and traffic can share it themselves much better. There's a couple of junctions I know in Camden, which segregated cycle lanes and ped crossings at ajct, where they couldn't make it work with the lights and they finally took them out to great relief making it a normal cross roads with give ways and zebras, I wish they would be brave enough to do that more often.

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

31 January 2015 - 11:54am
Here are the Strava uploads for the routes I rode the day I left the saddlebag behind and the day after when I went to look for it. The saddle bag was left at the Junction of Hall Road, with The Street and Thurlow Road in Great Bradley.

https://www.strava.com/activities/248428324

https://www.strava.com/activities/248428647

As the likelihood is that the found saddlebag is mine I've PM the OP.

Re: Signage concerns at a junction in Oxford.

31 January 2015 - 10:21am
Relax! This is the third time in 8 or 9 years that they have dug this section up and changed the layout, so it will not last...
Next the OCC are having yet another go at the station "roundabout", 300m further down the road. This, again, will be their 3rd attempt in 5 or 6 years... although this is unnecessary because the junction worked very well, for one day, when all the traffic lights stopped working ....

Re: Name the landmark

31 January 2015 - 10:09am
Not a landmark itself, but on a landmark... and may contain spoilers


Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

31 January 2015 - 9:11am
I have a picture of another one found.
Seems like cyclists in the SW Scotland are sharing this one. [emoji4][emoji4]

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

31 January 2015 - 4:56am
freeflow is it any where near where u left yours? maybe some one took it and then changed their mind dumped it again some where close or not far away? op maybe post a pic here?

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