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Re: Why do we do it?

CTC Forum - On the road - 21 September 2014 - 9:57pm
Not just temporary lights, some fixed systems are problematical, especially ours.

I've complained to Cornwall Council regarding the lights in our village, but I was informed that to extend the green phase would create and issue and there would be more red light jumpers than there are already. (or words to that effect) TBH is see what they're getting at, so I turn off first left rather than going all the way through.

I feel sorry for the JOGLE'ers on their way up Gunnislake Hill. Bad enough with the gradient, but terrible during rush hour.

This is coming up the hill approaching the lights.
https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Gunnis ... 03,,0,1.62

Re: "End of the line for Europe's iconic night trains?"

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 21 September 2014 - 9:54pm
SNCF still has lots of ads for them.

Re: Why do we do it?

CTC Forum - On the road - 21 September 2014 - 9:42pm
The one who's done something wrong is whoever set the temporary traffic lights to try to kill cyclists, isn't it?

Re: tablet for touring

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 21 September 2014 - 9:16pm
Pandaz wrote:A second hand Asus 7 is the way to go: 11hr battery life!

So is that 11hr battery life as quoted for a new Asus 7 (hence new battery), or is that your observation of the battery life on a second hand one?

What would bother me about a 2nd hand device like this, is how many charge/discharge cycles are there left in the battery and can a new battery be fitted if required (hopefully so, otherwise this is just another example of built-in redundancy).

Re: FillThatHole - Dying ? Come on CTC

CTC Forum - On the road - 21 September 2014 - 8:51pm
4 LA's within a "stones" throw here - well almost. I usually know where the boundaries are, but if not an OS map can help, but it's not always up-to-date. Road surfaces often change on the boundary assuming you know roughly where it is. Another clue can be public right of way markers at the sides of roads as different authorities often have different types.
I've never used an online app for reporting.

Re: Public bicycle pump

CTC Forum - On the road - 21 September 2014 - 8:34pm
breakwellmz wrote:Oh yes, TARDIS spotted as well...
What TARDIS? You mean in the first photo? I can't see any TARDIS. Maybe it's gone...

Superb idea about the pumps, though. Once Sustrans gets word of it, the idea will fly.

Re: Public bicycle pump

CTC Forum - On the road - 21 September 2014 - 8:31pm
marestreetpump.jpgThere's one on Mare St, Hackney, just outside the HSBC bank near the Town Hall

Re: Public bicycle pump

CTC Forum - On the road - 21 September 2014 - 8:27pm
Excellent. Are they a first? My concern would be vandalism and misuse.

Re: FillThatHole - Dying ? Come on CTC

CTC Forum - On the road - 21 September 2014 - 8:24pm
Bicycler wrote:Pete mentions the point I was going to make. A publically available list of faults which have been reported to councils is invaluable if they later claim that they had no knowledge of it.
I agree. At the moment as I ride past each pothole I feel guilty! Ok, I avoided it and now know where it is. But, e.g. a local roundabout has some horrible nasty "tram lines" running round "between both lanes"; and every time I pass it I remember the thread recently where a similar hazard resulted in a nasty injury! But there are so many I can't remember them till I get home. Hence FillThatHole being invaluable, and its loss really quite significant.

Ian

Re: FillThatHole - Dying ? Come on CTC

CTC Forum - On the road - 21 September 2014 - 8:20pm
Pete mentions the point I was going to make. A publically available list of faults which have been reported to councils is invaluable if they later claim that they had no knowledge of it.

Re: Why do we do it?

CTC Forum - On the road - 21 September 2014 - 8:15pm
Can we please add motorists unneccessarily passing ASLs to our estimates of RLJing drivers please

Mick F wrote:What about traffic lights when you cross the line on green, but by the time you get to the other end of the junction, the OTHER end is on green and the traffic coming towards you?

Who is in the wrong?
Like you often get when cycling through long stretches of roadworks with temporary signals? If the oncoming traffic can see that the way ahead isn't yet clear before they pass the light then they should remain at it until it is. The green light is a "you may proceed if clear" signal rather than a "GO ahead regardless" signal. If they cannot see anything ahead (say the roadworks turn a corner) then I don't think anyone is in the wrong.

Re: tablet for touring

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 21 September 2014 - 8:04pm
Sony Xperia Z ultra. Now available for around £250.

Re: Public bicycle pump

CTC Forum - On the road - 21 September 2014 - 7:11pm
Fantastic.

Re: Why do we do it?

CTC Forum - On the road - 21 September 2014 - 7:02pm
What about traffic lights when you cross the line on green, but by the time you get to the other end of the junction, the OTHER end is on green and the traffic coming towards you?

Who is in the wrong?

Re: Cafe & coffee

CTC Forum - On the road - 21 September 2014 - 6:58pm
there is an answer - drink tea!

Re: Public bicycle pump

CTC Forum - On the road - 21 September 2014 - 6:54pm
Excellent idea.

As a matter of interest, what pressure do they go up to?

Re: "End of the line for Europe's iconic night trains?"

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 21 September 2014 - 6:51pm
The double whammy of tax rises and subsidy cuts is bad, but I think that what had really crippled them is the expansion of daytime very high speed (200mphish) services.

I came from Milan to Norfolk in a day this summer. Why would I put up with the one catering choice and a moving bed instead of my choice of Milan's restaurants and a three star hotel? Maybe if it was cheaper, but it isn't.

Except for rail fans, only those who don't want to spend a day working on trains AND are rich AND boycott short haul flights would pick sleepers today on most current routes, but that's a pretty small market.

Public bicycle pump

CTC Forum - On the road - 21 September 2014 - 6:49pm
Came across a couple of these today on the Bristol-Bath cycle path, one at Warmley the other at Bitton station. Really well made solid bits of kit,all stainless steel construction and a pressure gauge set in the top.-
Oh yes, TARDIS spotted as well(Who loo )

Re: Why do we do it?

CTC Forum - On the road - 21 September 2014 - 6:28pm
"Figures can't lie - but liars can figure" (also Mark Twain iirc)

"In God we trust. All others must bring data" as it used to say on the wall next to my professor's office door.

Re: Getting to Germany with bikes

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 21 September 2014 - 6:17pm
andymiller wrote:Bad news for those travelling by train on the City Night Line services from Paris. These are threatened with closure:

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre ... r-services

SFAIK the services to Amsterdam are unaffected (at least for the moment). I haven't looked to see whether there's an option to connect with the Amsterdam train via Paris.
According to another Guardian article I posted about on here earlier today (link)

The Guardian wrote:The Amsterdam to Prague and Warsaw sleeper will be cut back to run from Cologne to Warsaw and Prague.
Is that the "services to Amsterdam" you were refering to?

Rick.
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