Almost got flattened, your opinion please.

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Pat "5mph", 8 Feb 2018.

  1. OP
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    Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    I did not stop cycling, just used the adjacent shared path instead.
    Today it was icy, the path is blocked by roadworks, so I said to myself "sod this, I'm riding that junction again!"
    Amazingly non of the other road users tried to flatten me :laugh:
     
  2. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    And Tomorrow?
     
  3. OP
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    Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Off tomorrow, snow forecast.
    I might spend all day in bed ... or not ... :bicycle: :tongue:
     
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  4. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    But it's Monday!
    No update?
     
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  5. OP
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    Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Yes, tomorrow is Monday, that premises are closed over the weekend.
    It is snowing heavily now.
    It can wait till Tuesday ^_^
     
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  6. OP
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    Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    That was an anticlimax!
    Went to confront the alleged culprit of my near miss: the premises were closed, the car was not there nor thereabouts.
    Took some pictures of the junction, scary for a cyclist, don't you think?
    At 6am of course the road was empty, also the narrowing cones were not there, instead there were barriers on the shared path, hence me riding the road.
    IMG_20180212_122901109.jpg IMG_20180212_122928847.jpg IMG_20180212_122933518.jpg
     
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  7. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    Yeah, unfortunately it does look scary for cyclists. I'm on a similar dual carriageway at 6am and have very few problems, but at 5pm it's a different story and I take the pavement and pedestrian crossing to avoid. I feel we just have to do whatever we need to, to stay safe.
     
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  8. hennbell

    hennbell Über Member

    Mind blown! it has been a lot of years but I am familiar with that area.
    I used to live in Cambuslang, went to the Rutherglen baths lots of times.
     
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  9. OP
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    Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Hi @hennbell what Rutherglen baths are you referring to?
    I think they are gone now!
     
  10. night rider

    night rider Über Member

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    we got at least another week of the roadworks to negoiate or avoid, despite what the info sign says.. . road.png
     
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  11. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    Lol It has been a number of years then.
     
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  12. OP
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    Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Yeah @night rider I gathered that!
    Are you local to me?
    I'm in Blairbeth, reaching the safety of the Green from here is getting to be a nightmare, South Lanarkshire for cycling ... NOT! :sad:
     
  13. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Bang on!

    I think Rutherglen Baths was the posh name for the Clyde...
     
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  14. night rider

    night rider Über Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    work in Castlemilk. The whole Glasgow Rd/shared path sham, complete with bus shelter, at Shawfield could easily be avoided if a perimeter path is opened alongside the new office building thats been put up by the 'Clyde Gateway' coming from the access road beside the main road. Hopefully thats in the plans... Remains to be seen though. Will no doubt just be more offices, thus totally ruining the access to the bridge & the Green.
     
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  15. OP
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    Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    :laugh: That made me laugh!
    Spot on, I was thinking the same.
    Another exit/entry (the new offices car park) on the NCN 756 for cyclists to give way to.
    Look out for the entry to the Independent Glass factory, almost hidden by the staff of Hillington car dealers across that park on the double yellows.
     
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