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A21 commute

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by BentMikey, 29 Oct 2007.

  1. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    And here's a section of my commute...

     
  2. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Good video. It's the atc 2000 you use isn't Mike? It always makes you look slower than you really are, so I am sure you are going a fair wack.

    A fair bit of overtaking on the right, with cars coming the other way. Did you not slap my wrist for that previously xx(
     
  3. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    hmmm. Why have they got red lines in london along the side of the road, shouldn't they be yellow?
    Quite trafficky towards 2/3 of the way through!
    are your shoes specialized by the way? look similar to mine.
     
  4. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    LOL! I think I at most expressed a little discomfort with your overtake, and in fairness the same applies to my own overtake there. It comes back to the whole I'm being a bit too pushy at the moment as per the topic on commuting. I'm sitting between 22-34mph along most of that section.
     
  5. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Yeah, Spesh carbon road shoes, it was a bit of a splash out when I refurbished my recumbent.
     
  6. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    That's pretty boring to watch Mikey me old mucker! You do everything right fer gawds sake!
     
  7. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    Primary routes in London are called Red Routes, and they have different rules as regards stopping and parking.

    Unless you're in a black cab, when you are encouraged to stop wherever you like, followed by a U-turn........
     
  8. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    so how do the rules differ?
     
  9. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    I'm can't tell you every different rule. I know that red routes are enforced by a central body, and other roads' rules are enforced by local councils.

    I think the rules are the same in general, so it's mailnly that the lines are red, the rules are enforced by TFL or the Met or something, and you get special boxes for parking/loading etc......
     
  10. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/finesandregulations/949.aspx

     
  11. Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    Hmmm interesting. Some of your going down the outside looked a little risque but it's difficult to tell from a camera shot, I daresay you'd eyeballed those drivers half way across the jct and were sure they weren't going to cross in front of you.

    Were you in the middle of the road going through the section with the little centre islands?
     
  12. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Not only in the middle, sometimes in the oncoming lane. Bit naughty some of those overtakes, but I didn't feel in danger.