To those that use the Guided Bus Way

Crankarm

Guru
Location
Nr Cambridge
It's flooded again. In three places, the usual Fenstanton lakes stretch. It is pretty deep where there is the raised concrete hump for the drain so cannot even ride through this stretch like you can the others which are probably about 2-3 inches deep. More heavy rain is forecast thsi week so it may well become even more flooded. F*****g incompetence by Cambridgeshire Council.

HTH those of you who will use it tomorrow if you haven't already gone to bed. You can still walk along the top of the bank if that is what you did last time when it was flooded earlier in the year.
 

Bman

Veteran
Location
Herts.
King Canute didnt manage it, but for some reason you expect your LA to be able to do it?
 

HovR

Über Member
Location
Plymouth
viking.no said:
So spoke King Canute the Great, the legend says, seated on his throne on the seashore, waves lapping round his feet. Canute had learned that his flattering courtiers claimed he was "So great, he could command the tides of the sea to go back". Now Canute was not only a religious man, but also a clever politician. He knew his limitations - even if his courtiers did not - so he had his throne carried to the seashore and sat on it as the tide came in, commanding the waves to advance no further. When they didn't, he had made his point that, though the deeds of kings might appear 'great' in the minds of men, they were as nothing in the face of God's power.
Second result upon Googling "King Canute". :smile:
 
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Crankarm

Crankarm

Guru
Location
Nr Cambridge
This thread is for those who actually use the GBW for instance to get to work, not for out of towners, half wits from the west country who have too much time on their hands and who just fancy a bit of trolling.
 

TheDoctor

Resistance is futile!
Moderator
Location
Stevenage
As ever you're the dulcet voice of reason, Crankers.
Can no-one else comment on your little world?
The GBW is, was, and always has been a complete heap of shite, and should have been a railway, at a tenth of the budget and a far greater chance of being some use.
*lives 30 miles away, and has ridden it*
 
As ever you're the dulcet voice of reason, Crankers.
Can no-one else comment on your little world?
The GBW is, was, and always has been a complete heap of shite, and should have been a railway, at a tenth of the budget and a far greater chance of being some use.
*lives 30 miles away, and has ridden it*
I've heard the old railway wasn't immune to flooding either. As I remember the bits prone to flooding were built up for the buses with high banks(run off) leading down to the cycle/footpath, it could probably do with an alternative safe path on the bank for those months they expect it to flood and the odd freaky summer. I don't think they realised how popular the cycle route would be!

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photo from http://keeppushingthosepedals.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/cambridge-flooding-and-guided-busway.html

(water to the left is the path)
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photo from http://travellingtheguidedbusway.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/flooding-on-busway.html
 
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