Tales from today's commute....

skudupnorth

Cycling Skoda lover
suppose the peace and quiet was good whilst it lasted 🤔
It was brilliant but I feared driving standards would return to the bad old days as soon as they got a sniff they could return to the roads fully ☹
 

Jenkins

Guru
Location
Felixstowe
My regular "Quiet Lane" on the commute had all the drains and utility covers taped over ready for surface dressing this morning - I'm hoping they won't start until tomorrow as I don't go back into the office until next Wednesday.
 
Sure!
It's a decal/transfer/sticker - whatever phrase is used over there

I have no idea if the UK magazine Mountain Biking UK' ever made it over there?
The decal is based on a cartoon strip in the magazine, called 'Mint Sauce'
Rather curiously this is a bike-riding Ovine (Sheep)

More information/history/psyche/strips here; https://www.thisiswhy.co.uk/blank-mpvle

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This is the supplying store
Some interesting designs (head-tube too!!)
https://www.indibike.co.uk/top-tube-graphics-41-c.asps
This Mint Sauce is all very new to me, looks great.
A nice way to make a bicycle much more personal.
 
And as if by magic, the idiots are back on the roads ☹ Bollards at a pinch point I go through are now destroyed, two pull outs without looking, one idiot in a Micra Cabriolet overtook me as I was positioned to turn right at some traffic lights and one red light jumper on the guided busway crossing ( gutted a bus did not hit him) Stay safe everyone, the lockdown respite is over 😩😩😩😩

Likewise, there's a hell of a lot on bikes, who seem to have got what little road-sense they have out of a cereal box!
A couple I've seen on a semi-regular basis are nominees for a Darwin Award, & someone scraping them up with a shovel
 

skudupnorth

Cycling Skoda lover
Likewise, there's a hell of a lot on bikes, who seem to have got what little road-sense they have out of a cereal box!
A couple I've seen on a semi-regular basis are nominees for a Darwin Award, & someone scraping them up with a shovel
I’ve seen a few pack animals on MTB’s along the trails who seem to think they can just ride three or four abreast and expect everyone to move 😡 Made one shift over today as he was riding whilst texting, they don’t half wobble when they realise you are keeping your line 😆😆
 

I like Skol

Hold my beer and watch this....
I’ve seen a few pack animals on MTB’s along the trails who seem to think they can just ride three or four abreast and expect everyone to move 😡 Made one shift over today as he was riding whilst texting, they don’t half wobble when they realise you are keeping your line 😆😆
Had this last night. 3 lads riding towards me all spread out across the towpath. 2 clocked me, the 3rd didn't and continued to ride straight towards me. He nearly fell in the canal and may have needed clean underwear when I shouted "Watch where you're F'in going!" almost in his face :laugh::laugh::laugh:
 

ManiaMuse

Veteran
Scary crosswinds cycling home this evening. Glad it is the weekend so I don't have to ride tomorrow because it looks like it is going to be windy again tomorrow and Sunday.
 

captain nemo1701

Space cadet. Deck 42 Main Engineering.
Location
Bristol
Went out for a pootle up the Bristol railway Path yesterday just to get some air. Anyone out about 2pm along the connecting section with the Avon ring Road path would have encountered the two selfish idiots racing petrol-driven scooters about at speed:cursing:. These things were the forerunners of e-scooters.

Speaking of these, just before the lockdown, idiot Boris decided that the south west (he has a Tory 'Super- mayor' here) would trial these blasted things. This now means that any e-scooter user now thinks they're magically OK to race along cyclepaths, trial or not, they 'think' it legitimatises them. Coming back home, I was overtaken by a bloke on one toward the Staple Hill tunnel. This was not your rent-a-scooter restricted Lime thing. Nope - had fat wheels, much bigger battery housing and I estimate was probably doing about 30mph....on a path which had families with small children on it. Definitely unrestricted. We don't allow 30 mph mopeds on cyclepaths but some selfish people seem to think high speed e-scooters are magically exempt because they are electric.
 
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Arjimlad

Tights of Cydonia
Location
South Glos
Went out for a pootle up the Bristol railway Path yesterday just to get some air. Anyone out about 2pm along the connecting section with the Avon ring Road path would have encountered the two selfish idiots racing petrol-driven scooters about at speed:cursing:. These things were the forerunners of e-scooters.

Speaking of these, just before the lockdown, idiot Boris decided that the south west (he has a Tory 'Super- mayor' here) would trial these blasted things. This now means that any e-scooter user now thinks they're magically OK to race along cyclepaths, trial or not, they 'think' it legitimatises them. Coming back home, I was overtaken by a bloke on one toward the Staple Hill tunnel. This was not your rent-a-scooter restricted Lime thing. Nope - had fat wheels, much bigger battery housing and I estimate was probably doing about 30mph....on a path which had families with small children on it. Definitely unrestricted. We don't allow 30 mph mopeds on cyclepaths but some selfish people seem to think high speed e-scooters are magically exempt because they are electric.
A pal of mine rode to Bath yesterday & encountered predictable lack of social distancing/crowded lane. I am sticking to the roads.
 
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