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Basil

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #150 on: 26 June, 2017, 05:57:11 pm »
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #151 on: 27 June, 2017, 05:21:28 pm »
You lot might enjoy this Twitter account: https://twitter.com/BritishSigns

Also, here's a 'mere' 16%, with added roundabout!


And a relatively uncommon three-figure B road number. <geek out>
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telstarbox

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #152 on: 27 June, 2017, 05:46:46 pm »
Quite a few of those around and within the M25.
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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #153 on: 30 June, 2017, 10:24:21 am »
Ooh, maybe we should have a thread for uncommon road signs - I'll have to get a pic of the horrible C11 next time I'm over that way (hopefully never), as there don't seem to be many C-road signs around!

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #154 on: 14 July, 2017, 09:20:05 am »
Not a percentage. Somewhere in the maze of lanes north of Petersfield.

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #155 on: 26 July, 2017, 11:43:08 am »
I think we've had this one at Glenshee before, but we're getting it again  :) I think this must the UK's highest one:


IMG_9027_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #156 on: 31 July, 2017, 02:57:51 pm »


At Wellow, near Bath. More like 14%

I think this must be the result of a dodgy phone line between the Somerset County Council and the road sign depot people.

CC: Can you  do us a fourteen percent sign, please?
SP:  Forty percent? OK,
This one has now been corrected at both ends.
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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #157 on: 31 July, 2017, 08:22:39 pm »
You lot might enjoy this Twitter account: https://twitter.com/BritishSigns

Also, here's a 'mere' 16%, with added roundabout!



Yay I found this sign the other week! Gotta love Titsey Hill.

Aushiker

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #158 on: 16 January, 2018, 12:29:35 am »


Day 6: Esperance to Albany: The Unconventional Ride. 750 km in 10 days. Time for the "fun" to start. I actually surprised myself and rode all but about 50 metres of the climb. Mind you that was about it for the day :)



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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #159 on: 16 January, 2018, 09:57:20 am »
Everything in that photo looks 'big'. Big scrubby land, big hill, big blue sky with a big sun shining bigly on it!
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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #160 on: 16 January, 2018, 12:45:21 pm »
The design of the sign is bugging me...

Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #161 on: 16 January, 2018, 01:11:57 pm »
The design of the sign is bugging me...
Which aspect?

The fact that reading the 17% left to right suggests a descent rather than an ascent?

The jarring mismatch of angles?

Or it being a rural roadsign in Australia without any bullet holes?
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #162 on: 16 January, 2018, 02:45:53 pm »
The first had struck me too. I presume the 17% refers to a steep bit later on, and as Aushiker "rode all but 50 metres of the climb" there must have been at least 50 metres that was steep.
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Aushiker

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #163 on: 17 January, 2018, 04:30:24 am »
The first had struck me too. I presume the 17% refers to a steep bit later on, and as Aushiker "rode all but 50 metres of the climb" there must have been at least 50 metres that was steep.

It is a fairly long climb [the sign is at the very beginning and out of sight of the really steep part]. Is a fairly steepish climb for most of it with the real kick going around a bend. That is the part I walked. Last time I rode this road I walked a lot more of it but I guess I am fitter this time. I think if one was on a roadie [I was on a loaded fatbike] the whole climb would be doable.

The sign I assume is an international standard or the roads people have used the wrong version [wouldn't be surprised if it was the later but].  Bit like this floodway sign. The floodway was behind me down the bottom of the hill where it was expected :)




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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #164 on: 17 January, 2018, 08:28:11 am »



What, no roadkill ?

It matches my shiny hat and vest though.

Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #165 on: 11 March, 2018, 10:28:40 pm »
Hawnby, North Yorks Moors.



I'm sure they had a surplus of these signs when they were putting them up around t'Moors, but this one I believe.

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #166 on: 22 August, 2019, 11:00:28 am »
Have we had an 18%er yet? About 2 km SW of Bridgnorth.

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #167 on: 22 August, 2019, 11:06:34 am »


Barhatch from the tour of the hills. The last climb of the day and the gnarliest!
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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #168 on: 01 October, 2020, 10:48:39 am »
 

The Horseshoe Pass, Llangollen. We were all convinced that this was wildly optimistic - 10% or at a pinch 12% would be closer to the mark.



This is probably correct. A nice pass, where you can go higher than the summit going back down (there must be a few like that).

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #169 on: 01 October, 2020, 11:37:32 am »
 

The Horseshoe Pass, Llangollen. We were all convinced that this was wildly optimistic - 10% or at a pinch 12% would be closer to the mark.
It is, but there's a section of about 50m going up, just after the first part of the horseshoe bit that comes close. Once I'm over that bit the breathing resumes its normal wheezing pattern.

Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #170 on: 21 March, 2022, 09:57:27 pm »
Hawnby, North Yorks Moors.



I'm sure they had a surplus of these signs when they were putting them up around t'Moors, but this one I believe.

Few too many of these in those parts for comfort. Seem to run into one within a few minutes whenever I ride from Goathland…