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Re: Stop!

CTC Forum - On the road - 8 March 2015 - 8:55pm
The English language is deficient, then, in that it doesn't have a distinct imperative form, unlike most other languages. I suppose using an exclamation mark, as in the thread title, would be a crude remedy.

Re: Stop!

CTC Forum - On the road - 8 March 2015 - 8:46pm
661-Pete wrote:The ambiguity could easily have been removed by adding the word PLEASE.

Quite true. But maybe that would make it a request (with the option to decline?), whereas I guess it was intended as a command.

Re: New Peak District routes?

CTC Forum - On the road - 8 March 2015 - 8:42pm
reohn2 wrote:We're not very good at maintenance where footpaths and other offroad tracks and trails are concerned

That's because the money to build them comes out of the capital budget but the maintenance needs to come out of the recurrent budget.

Re: Stop!

CTC Forum - On the road - 8 March 2015 - 8:35pm
Ray wrote:ChrisButch wrote:This belongs in the same syntactical category as 'Gentlemen Lift the Seat'.

Surely the added comma in the cycling poster avoids it being a simple statement of fact (as above) ?
The ambiguity could easily have been removed by adding the word PLEASE.

Re: Stop!

CTC Forum - On the road - 8 March 2015 - 8:20pm
When I saw "mine", I got the impression that it was something Bradford Council had thought up locally and specific to that location. Obviously, I was wrong, but while I was still mistakenly thinking along those lines, I thought that it would tend to legitimate riding assertively on such a big road, where the poster is prominently displayed. That was the thinking that would have had me going back for a second look.

I agree that everybody should comply with traffic lights, including me, but a poster exhorting only cyclists to comply implies that everybody else is compliant, which is obviously not the case. While it's a good idea for riders to avoid being doored, it's an even better idea to ensure drivers and their passengers are careful when opening vehicle doors.

Re: Stop!

CTC Forum - On the road - 8 March 2015 - 7:45pm
I can't imagine that any thought has been given as to whether or not such locations see many people passing by on bicycles. As TC has shown, a cyclist doesn't have to be on their bicycle to read the message. Neither can I imagine that any thought has gone into which poster type goes up at which site.

DfT has simply placed a contract(s) to have these signs put up at bus stops and quite possibly other locations. Bill then drives round, takes one out of the back of the van at random and posts it up.

Re: Stop!

CTC Forum - On the road - 8 March 2015 - 7:28pm
Actually it bugs me. It seems to me to make a point about cyclists running lights where the major and most dangerous culprits are motorists. How dopey do you have to be where you place the sign on the side of the road where the only people that see it are pedestrians.
It's even got the word think underneath it!

Re: Stop!

CTC Forum - On the road - 8 March 2015 - 7:23pm
maxcherry wrote:Am i the only one who looks forward to red traffic lights?
Chance to get my breath back and have a quick stretch or drink

Up to a point! Much of the time yes I need an excuse for a rest. But not if its light after light after light.

Re: Stop!

CTC Forum - On the road - 8 March 2015 - 7:15pm
ChrisButch wrote:This belongs in the same syntactical category as 'Gentlemen Lift the Seat'.

Surely the added comma in the cycling poster avoids it being a simple statement of fact (as above) ?

Re: Stop!

CTC Forum - On the road - 8 March 2015 - 7:14pm
My route home everyday that on the A650. joining the slip road from the Middle lane can be a big hair raising in the rush hour.

Re: Sharing Garmin Maps between devices or using OSM

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 8 March 2015 - 6:57pm
revell217 wrote:There are a number of sites that offer free OS maps. I have a Garmin 810 edge and loaded maps from the following site, fully navigable.
http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/05/down ... 00810.html

Step by step instructions are also on the site.
Just a note, in case anyone gets confused, that you are using OS here to mean Openstreet maps, which is usually abbreviated to OSM to distinguish them from the usual abbreviation of OS meaning UK Ordnance Survey mapping.

Rick.

Re: Stop!

CTC Forum - On the road - 8 March 2015 - 6:29pm
I think they are quite sensible and even handed. They do need to be rolled out beyond the capital - there are people outside of the M25, honest!

Re: Flying with German Wings

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 8 March 2015 - 6:19pm
jamesxyz wrote:Does this require thenbike to still be boxed \ bagged it can you just ride up and get on?

You should be able to get on with a built bike, but in a box no issue at all - other than the physical element!

Re: Stop!

CTC Forum - On the road - 8 March 2015 - 6:10pm
I've never see any of the others on my travels. I notice there is not one telling drivers to give us space when overtaking.

Re: Stop!

CTC Forum - On the road - 8 March 2015 - 6:04pm
This belongs in the same syntactical category as 'Gentlemen Lift the Seat'.

Re: Stop!

CTC Forum - On the road - 8 March 2015 - 6:04pm
It's one of a set of six from those nice men at the ministry: http://think.direct.gov.uk/cycling.html

Stop!

CTC Forum - On the road - 8 March 2015 - 5:29pm
First time I have seen this. Also strange that it is facing the wrong way.

Re: lorry passing too close

CTC Forum - On the road - 8 March 2015 - 5:20pm
Sussex police have "Operation Crackdown" for reporting bad driving although I haven't used it.

If you don't report anything wrong then "no complaints" means there isn't anything wrong!

Recently I've noticed that lorries and buses that have passed me have given me plenty of room, with no "close shaves" and I wonder if there has been any driver training introduced. Also recently I was driving (a car) behind a driver and that driver waited until he could pass a cyclist with plenty of room. The problem is it takes only one driver to pass too close and cause an accident.

Re: Chains n' stuff

CTC Forum - MTB - 8 March 2015 - 5:12pm
I'd vote replace it all now - it'll feel so much better and if you don't it'll probably break again anyway.....just at the worst moment.

Re: lorry passing too close

CTC Forum - On the road - 8 March 2015 - 4:45pm
You're absolutely right about my road position and the road in question reohn2.
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