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Re: ITV TdeF coverage; any good?

CTC Forum - Racing - 23 July 2014 - 11:13pm
Hi
Bicycler wrote:A continuous barrage of wattage and heart rate statistics would put me right off but YMMV.
Not continuous just on the long boring bits, what would you rather have there, make the tea I suppose

Re: Right Hand Turns

CTC Forum - On the road - 23 July 2014 - 10:35pm
Please don't give up complaining. Don't spend too much time on it, because it rarely works, but sometimes it does.

Re: Sri Lanka Commonwealth Cyclists On M74

CTC Forum - On the road - 23 July 2014 - 10:26pm
Nothing new the Kenyan cycle team saw on the map a nice straight direct route Manchester - Rivington and used the M61 to ride out and recce the TT and RR circuit in 2002.

Re: Getting to Whitehaven

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 23 July 2014 - 9:29pm
hi mark

here is our route from 10/6/12-13/6/12 3 old sticks 77-65-57 years young
garmin edge 800 great piece of kit ..

well we all got back on wed night a little bit weary.. total mileage was 220.40 no probs with bikes not even one p***ture and best of all 10 mins of light rain at nenthead..
sunday ride from carlisle down to whitehaven .we had to take the short route as when we arrived at newcastle st the train to carlise already had 9 bikes on so we had a 45 min wait for the next which ended up getting 8 bikes on (very helpfull staff) turned no one away
sunday.. http://connect.garmin.com/activity/188717232
monday. http://connect.garmin.com/activity/188717207
tuesday. http://connect.garmin.com/activity/188717152
w/day.... http://connect.garmin.com/activity/188717099

Re: Asshat In A Car

CTC Forum - On the road - 23 July 2014 - 9:24pm
I think by pointing he was trying to tell you where he wants to park

Re: Asshat In A Car

CTC Forum - On the road - 23 July 2014 - 9:05pm
Sounds like you're being considerate bike lanes are one of the few parking refuges left for your hard pressed motorist.

Re: Asshat In A Car

CTC Forum - On the road - 23 July 2014 - 8:57pm
I'm wondering if it's worth taking his plate next time and reporting him for intimidation/aggressive behaviour.

Probably wouldn't do anything about it though.

Re: Sri Lanka Commonwealth Cyclists On M74

CTC Forum - On the road - 23 July 2014 - 8:53pm
Nah, they have the correct amount of detritus on them but they're just too wide to have been provided for peasants on two wheels

Re: SNCF RER trains, has anyone ever been kicked off?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 23 July 2014 - 8:46pm
Never had any trouble either getting tickets, avec velo on the TER train service but has always been off peak and solo. The trains and stations were very quiet, you would probably have no trouble just turning up but have a plan b just in case like the Hotel de la Gare!

Re: ITV TdeF coverage; any good?

CTC Forum - Racing - 23 July 2014 - 8:42pm
I'm pretty sure there are occasions where P is taking to the "world feed" while P is talking to a specific channel, possibly to take them out of adverts or punditry. When both are occupied and ITV comes back, that's when we get Gary recapping, so I'm also sure that ITV isn't running things. Didn't there used to be a production company end cap? Maybe VTV? Then it'll be whoever owns that now, probably it looks like it might be ASO http://www.aso.fr/us/television.html

Re: Sri Lanka Commonwealth Cyclists On M74

CTC Forum - On the road - 23 July 2014 - 8:38pm
The hard shoulder can easily be mistaken for a cycle lane.

Re: Sri Lanka Commonwealth Cyclists On M74

CTC Forum - On the road - 23 July 2014 - 8:29pm
When I was cycling in Spain I found myself on the autopista on more than one occasion. Sometimes it didn't seem to give you any other option!

Re: Sri Lanka Commonwealth Cyclists On M74

CTC Forum - On the road - 23 July 2014 - 8:24pm
Motorways don't have the big signs any more.
The ones that stated what was forbidden .... agricultural vehicles, mopeds under 50cc, learner drivers, cyclists, animals, pedestrians, etc etc etc.

If you don't know the UK Highway Code, there's nothing to tell you anything on the entrance to a motorway. The police would have difficulty in prosecuting.

Re: Asshat In A Car

CTC Forum - On the road - 23 July 2014 - 8:22pm
It's the biggest reason why they should be done properly or not at all.

Re: Asshat In A Car

CTC Forum - On the road - 23 July 2014 - 8:19pm
This type of incident is not at all unusual and is a consequence of the quality of most cycle-specific facilities.
( How many times have you found a cycle facility that you actually prefer to cycle on ?? )

The bloke in the car thinks that you should use the facility provided to get you out of his way and has decided on motorist-vigilante-type action.
So long as his actions don't get dangerous, just ignore them.
Even the Highway Code does not mandate their use ( although it does get perilously close to creating a contributory negligence opportunity should the worst happen ).

Re: Triumph of HiViz over common sense?

CTC Forum - On the road - 23 July 2014 - 8:14pm
I have to wear a hi-viz vest in work, so I just wear it to work on the bike as well. Got a mesh one so it's not really any hotter.

Not sure about the benefits in the sunshine, main reason is so I don't forget it on the way in Have to wear it to the clock machine on the way out so it just stays on.

Definitely helps in the dark nights though.

Re: Looking for inspiration/ideas for a tour in Germany.

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 23 July 2014 - 8:02pm
The Rhine route appeals from an ease of navigation point of view, but I just worry it might be a bit industrial scenery??

Plus I'd have to cycle one way and then back rather than a loop.

Re: Sri Lanka Commonwealth Cyclists On M74

CTC Forum - On the road - 23 July 2014 - 7:58pm
They were probably just following the special signs for games traffic and the lane on the M74 was probably for athletes and games officials only.

Obviously athletes are not expected to cycle to events.

Re: ITV TdeF coverage; any good?

CTC Forum - Racing - 23 July 2014 - 7:43pm
It may be that they do work for ITV now...it was some time ago that I remember Liggett saying that his commentaries were for americans.

Re: Right Hand Turns

CTC Forum - On the road - 23 July 2014 - 7:41pm
The best way to imagine it is in the photo take the silver car and imagine it tight to the left hand kerb, im about 3/4 of the way across the outer lane stationary to turn right. Coach im guessing has pulled out of bus lane to avoid car, and squeeze thru the gap, making me swear furiously when i suddenly look left and see this coach trying to roll thru the gap. Good thing he wasnt going at speed, or he'd have pushed me over into the oncoming lane.

Sometimes I think cycling in london is like russian roulette.

p.s. I gave up complaining. been there tried it. noone cares. You have to lookout for yourself, and constantly learn from experiences to survive.
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