Road rage from the rider of a pony and trap!

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by tyred, 3 Jun 2019.

  1. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    "Races are usually contested at speeds averaging 25 miles per hour. When leaving the starting gate, speeds of up to 30 miles per hour are achieved by top horses."
     
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  2. kapelmuur

    kapelmuur Über Member

    Location:
    Timperley
    The OP claims to have been riding at close to 30mph for 2 miles, maybe he's a pro...
     
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  3. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Or maybe doesn't care about the horses health.

    But now we're diverting from what happenned. We weren't present either.
     
  4. Are you sure you are not getting mph and kph mixed up tyred like in your OP.
     
  5. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Speed limits in Ireland are in Kilometres per hour, as are the primary distances on many signs.

    I, along with many others, still use miles per hour when cycling there. Cycle computer is set to imperial measurments.
     
  6. Yip I lived there when they changed them. I use mph in the UK but when all the sign changed over there I changed to metric for a while rather than mix things up :okay:
     
  7. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Not all the signs were replaced, just a simple change of the unit used at midnight. The distance signs use miles as the secondary unit. Reason for this is nearly a 100 years old.

    Whichever unit we use, it shouldn't detract from how a person was made to feel by another road user. If it had been a car, would we be questioning the OP over what his speed was?
     
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  8. Crankarm

    Crankarm Guru

    Location:
    Nr Cambridge
    Was it Red Rum?
     
  9. pawl

    pawl Veteran

    Good job your not in Appleby at the moment.Annual horse fair
     
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