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 Post subject: Beggers belief
PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:14 am 
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/essex/8001310.stm

They have never cycled a pot hole road :twisted:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:12 am 
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I'm torn on this. I ride an MTB and stick to quieter roads when on the blacktop so can usually see a pot hole coming and avoid it. At night I have good lights. The cars that use these roads seem to be hell bent on achieving rally speeds and so a duff surface would not hurt me but might slow them down a bit. Maybe then the badger would not have been killed at the end of our road last night.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:17 am 
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All my routes to work the pot holes are near the kerb. And to miss I have to cycle out towards the middle. :twisted: :twisted:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:25 am 
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I can see that this would be an issue on busy roads. However if we take a step back I would say that the cars and their inconsiderate drivers are the actual problem, not the road surface.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:32 am 
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mtbfix wrote:
I can see that this would be an issue on busy roads. However if we take a step back I would say that the cars and their inconsiderate drivers are the actual problem, not the road surface.


So true


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:37 am 
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Still, don't try to get in the way of the car either literally or metaphorically. Folk can get a bit shirty when you suggest that they give up their cars. 'You cyclists don't pat any road tax...blah...blah'.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:44 am 
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the pot holes are near the kerb. And to miss I have to cycle out towards the middle


the road i spend a lot of time on , a quiet country lane the local roadies use as their timetrial is about 2/3 the size it should be as the road is dropping into the dirt at the side

im no civil engineer but once the tarmac has degraded to the point where a hole forms it isnt long before that hole gets considerably bigger . what could be half a day closing off half a road causing a tiny bit of extra time to travel along to fill in a smallun becomes a week to close the entire road , divert the traffic and completely resurface at a much greater cost

i say its propaganda to get the village in the news or someones trying to justify their softroader


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:12 pm 
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Brilliant idea. In fact, lets rip up all the roads and go back to dirt tracks.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:42 pm 
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just think of all the offroad we would gain :D


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:04 pm 
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perry wrote:
just think of all the offroad we would gain :D


No more road cycling for me to work :D :D :D Can't wait. Cycling on the road is so boring.
No wonder roadies don't smile :lol:


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