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Re: Public bicycle pump

CTC Forum - On the road - 21 September 2014 - 11:29pm
There are nine in total dotted around Bristol

http://www.betterbybike.info/free-bike- ... ss-bristol

Re: My first tour (I didn't make it)

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 21 September 2014 - 10:59pm
I'd just like to say that I thought this whole thread made wonderful reading - Dave tries a tour, thinks he's failed (but hasn't), and thanks to all the positive and helpful replies he's trying again. Isn't the internet great at things like this! Just one comment from me, Dave - ditch the Lucozade somehow. Those bottles alone weigh almost as much as everything I took on a 20-day tour I just returned from (admittedly not camping though).

Re: Short Survey - Do you use service stations?

CTC Forum - On the road - 21 September 2014 - 10:56pm
Yes, use them all the time. Always found them to be helpful. They sell snacks, coffee and usually have a toilet. Not sure why you would avoid them

Re: Short Survey - Do you use service stations?

CTC Forum - On the road - 21 September 2014 - 10:30pm
robing wrote:I have been asked on more than one occasion when buying some snacks, dressed in full cycling gear, "any fuel?" To which reply, yes it's right there in front of you!
I remember one wag asked me what my fuel consumption was. "Ten miles to the Mars Bar!"

Re: Short Survey - Do you use service stations?

CTC Forum - On the road - 21 September 2014 - 10:11pm
I use them frequently. Advantages are as others have said: good visibility for your bike, I rarely even lock it unless I use the loos. Good facilities (not all of them). Many have toilets, decent self serve coffee eg Costa Express. Some have pastries and a cafe. Only downside I find is that they tend to be a bit pricey.

I have been asked on more than one occasion when buying some snacks, dressed in full cycling gear, "any fuel?" To which reply, yes it's right there in front of you!

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!
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