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Re: no wonder...

CTC Forum - On the road - 23 April 2015 - 10:03am
Probably caused a huge tailback, too...

Re: fewer motorists fined for mobile use

CTC Forum - On the road - 23 April 2015 - 10:02am
Flinders wrote:iviehof, that is not what LollyKat said.
I don't like it when people put words into other people's mouths and then criticise them for what they haven't said. It doesn't advance the debate, it trivialises it.
Good. Because that is what LollyKat did, and I was complaining about it.

Re: I rode off-road - fun, finding routes and how do you dre

CTC Forum - On the road - 23 April 2015 - 9:45am
Just to update. I went to my local lbs and had a chat with the owner who has been riding for 20 years on and off road.

I have joined his cycling group on strava which allows me to see a lot of his routes. I will print out a few and explore.

They also do weekday rides so I may try and join a couple to get a feel of where they go

thanks all

Re: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 23 April 2015 - 9:43am
I am curious how this idea has stood up to another month of thought. It’s audacious, to say the least.

Re: Sad news from Nottingham

CTC Forum - On the road - 23 April 2015 - 9:30am
Pete Owens wrote:nothing except she was hit by a motorbike.
And even that isn't necessarily obvious - there was a collision, and the motorbike almost certainly brought more energy to the party, but who hit whom has not yet been established.

Re: Sad news from Nottingham

CTC Forum - On the road - 23 April 2015 - 9:20am
Quick look on Street view and i can see no signed cycle route at the junction mentioned in the article, but what appears to be a 4 landed DC that dips into an underpass, and what appears to be a side road/service road that runs parallel and is segregated from the main DC..... there is no left turn sign as you approach the side road, and left turn only sign as you exit.

As with so many accidents it is hard to speculate without full facts.

Re: fewer motorists fined for mobile use

CTC Forum - On the road - 23 April 2015 - 9:12am
iviehof, that is not what LollyKat said.

I don't like it when people put words into other people's mouths and then criticise them for what they haven't said. It doesn't advance the debate, it trivialises it.

Re: no wonder...

CTC Forum - On the road - 23 April 2015 - 8:51am
drossall wrote:I hope that the police collared him.
No paws for thought on the matter,they should lead him to the cells,after all he made a dog's dinner of his driving and looked a bit sheepish

Re: Singlewheel trailers - experiences and modifications

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 23 April 2015 - 8:36am
I would like to use my bob trailer with the Dawes Kingpin which has 3 speed SA. Nothing looks right in the pics. Anybody done this?

Re: fewer motorists fined for mobile use

CTC Forum - On the road - 23 April 2015 - 8:33am
LollyKat wrote:iviehoff wrote:... give them the fines and there is incentive for abuse; don't give them the fines and they have no reason to operate the cameras at all. Economic theory suggests that there must be a better place part way between where they get a share of the fines, but not so much as to give them a strong incentive to run it as an abusive money-maker.
So if a lot of motorist choose of their own free will to break the law, then it is an abuse to catch and fine them??? With that attitude, there is no hope for the rest of us.
So there's no such thing as entrapment then. There's no such thing as misleading signage, just motorists foolish enough not to work out what it really means. The government is wasting effort trying to control the activities of private parking enforcers, they are justly extracting reasonable penalties from people who chose to commit offences. There is no such thing as misleading or threatening enforcement documentation, just motorists foolish enough not to be able to see past the irrelevant verbiage. You can believe those things if you like, but it is a rare point of view.

Re: Sad news from Nottingham

CTC Forum - On the road - 23 April 2015 - 7:44am
Point taken. Although I know the location and the road layout, I don't know the circumstances. i withdraw my previous comments.

Re: fewer motorists fined for mobile use

CTC Forum - On the road - 22 April 2015 - 11:56pm
We should crush the motorist's car and give him a driving ban for the first offence and jail him for a second.

No income driven fines though. Fines should be for petty crimes like shoplifting, Saturday night drunkenness and vandalism, not serious ones which recklessly and deliberately endanger life.

Re: no wonder...

CTC Forum - On the road - 22 April 2015 - 11:51pm
I hope that the police collared him.

Re: Sad news from Nottingham

CTC Forum - On the road - 22 April 2015 - 11:30pm
pwa wrote:We have no details about this accident. We only know that an unfortunate woman has died and that a motorcycle was involved. We don't even know if the victim was riding her bike at the time, or just pushing it across the road. And most of us don't know much, if anything, about the road or nearby cycle facilities. So lets wait until we have better information before we launch into campaign mode.

Quite right,though some would seem to know the whole of everything

Re: England to Sweden

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 22 April 2015 - 11:20pm
honesty wrote:yes he is and he asked me to find out as he couldn't be bothered...
I was perhaps a bit flippant in earlier response, but have done that route to Stockholm myself with no difficulty.
You don't say which ferry will be used from the UK, but much of the route is the North Sea Cycle Route. He could choose to cross the border from Belgium to NL at Sluis then up to Breskens for the ferry to Vlissingen following the coast to Rozenburg for the ferry across the new waterway to Maassluis then to Ijmuiden where you can cross the Noordzee Kanaal by the lock gates or the free ferry to Beverwijk. North then to Den Oever, and over the Asfluitsdijk towards Groningen, crossing from NL to DE at Bad Nieuweschans. Stay south of the Jade Sea avoiding the ferry from Wilhelmshaven which offers only an infrequent service. There are frequent ferries across the rivers Weser(Nordenham to Bremerhaven) and Elbe(Wischhafen to Gluckstadt), also free ferry across the Kiel canal (near Hochdonn). There were several ferry route options for getting from Denmark to Sweden, also a train across the Oresund Link, but best to check for current situation. Regarding cycling on road or cycle path, there is little point in mixing it with the motor traffic when there is a quality cycle path alongside. Foreign cyclists who stray onto the roads when they shouldn't tend to get a gentle pip on the horn from motor vehicles and should just take the hint! IME most Euro countries are more cycle friendly than the UK in particular the ones your bro intends to pass through, drivers there tend to be forgiving when a foreign cyclist errs.
I hope this helps

Re: no wonder...

CTC Forum - On the road - 22 April 2015 - 11:04pm
Mick F wrote:Do dogs use a spoon?


Only when they're driving

Re: Trailer vs Panniers

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 22 April 2015 - 10:13pm
Just curious as I suspect you have a rep of being pro-Trailer. Do you have any other trailers? I'm guessing that trailer is good for day to day bulky loads but for a cycle tour I'd imagine a more bag based touring trailer is more useful.

Re: Sad news from Nottingham

CTC Forum - On the road - 22 April 2015 - 10:03pm
JimL wrote: +1

+2

Re: Sad news from Nottingham

CTC Forum - On the road - 22 April 2015 - 9:35pm
Pete Owens wrote:TrevA wrote:So sad but there is really no need for her to have been on the road at that point. There's a perfectly adequate cycle path on that stretch of road. I'm not normally in favour of segregation but it makes sense on the constantly busy, 4 lane racetrack that is the Nottingham Ring Road.

What a contemptible piece of victim blaming. You can always claim that a crash wouldn't have happened if one of the participants had chosen a different route. You don't know any of the circumstances involved - which way she was travelling - whether she was ridng along the road or crossing it or maybe even using the pathetic excuse of a farcility you think she should have been using (or rather the pavement as there is no cycle path at that particular junction) - whether she was riding or pushing her bike - nothing except she was hit by a motorbike.

+1

Re: Trailer vs Panniers

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 22 April 2015 - 9:31pm
Tangled Metal wrote:Is that a Burley trailer Mick.

No, it's a Carry Freedom Y Frame trailer.
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