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Bus Shelter Directory
« on: June 30, 2011, 11:10:19 pm »
As all overnight Audaxers know finding reasonable accommodation is not always easy. The more events you do the more particular you become about where you sleep. I have been very disappointed this year from the 400 and 600 rides I have done finding suitable accommodation. Every bus shelter I have passed this year has been without a wooden bench on which to lay out on. I once even had to resort to sleeping on a concrete floor.
I would therefore like through this thread to start a directory of good quality Bus Shelters and perhaps if we can get it well established we may be able to introduce a booking system to reserve a Bus Shelter. Any advertising would require a photograph interior and exterior and map co ordinates.
Perhaps we could have an annual award ceremony. For the best kept and comfortable Bus Shelter
O'LEL what have I done!

border-rider

Re: Bus Shelter Directory
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2011, 11:14:27 pm »
 :o

Those locations are jealously-guarded, you know.  Some bus shelters have specific peoples' names on them, and heaven forfend that you are found occupying one.

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Re: Bus Shelter Directory
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2011, 11:15:54 pm »

Kim

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Re: Bus Shelter Directory
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2011, 11:17:54 pm »
Some bus shelters have specific peoples' names on them, and heaven forfend that you are found occupying one.

Do audaxers mark their territory?

Would explain why so many bus shelters seem to smell of piss...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Alouicious

Re: Bus Shelter Directory
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2011, 09:08:20 am »
This thread is sure to discourage any prospective and undecided cyclists from joining AUK.

"Bunch of nutters".

These things are best kept quietly between ourselves.

Re: Bus Shelter Directory
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2011, 09:13:34 am »
This thread is sure to discourage any prospective and undecided cyclists from joining AUK.

"Bunch of nutters".

These things are best kept quietly between ourselves.

Quite!


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Re: Bus Shelter Directory
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2011, 09:21:11 am »
This thread is sure to discourage any prospective and undecided cyclists from joining AUK.

"Bunch of nutters".

These things are best kept quietly between ourselves.

Quite!

No No No - we were dicussing (on the Lincs Leadout return) the viability of taking the accomodation upmarket, for the discerning Audaxer - you know, Charlie & Alan for the landscaping, Laurence for the interior...
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

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Re: Bus Shelter Directory
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2011, 11:01:03 am »
On a recent DIY 800, which took in a big chunk of the north of England, I was very impressed by the quality of English village bus shelters.  In Scotland the majority of bus shelters are aluminium and perspex shells that only provide the minimum of shelter. Those I passed in north Englandshire his things like wall, benches, windows, some even had reading materials!  Very impressive.

Re: Bus Shelter Directory
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2011, 11:48:40 am »
Not on any audax route I know of, but there's a fantastic thatched brick bus shelter in the lovely village of Bloxworth in Dorset. Worth a visit. :thumbsup:

fungus

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Re: Bus Shelter Directory
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2011, 12:50:39 pm »
There's a heck of a lot of lovely bus shelters that for some reason have no bench  :o
That drops them down from 4star to 3star accomodation.

1star: Modern plasticky thing with no bench & a gap at the bottom  :(
2star: Wooden or brick open fronted no bench  :(
3star: Wooden or brick partially enclosed at front no bench  :-\
4star: Brick partially enclosed at front with bench  :)
5star: Brick partially enclosed at front with bench & hanging baskets  :thumbsup:
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Re: Bus Shelter Directory
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2011, 12:56:29 pm »
Does that make Unst 6 star?

fungus

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Re: Bus Shelter Directory
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2011, 01:01:07 pm »
Does that make Unst 6 star?

Yes!  It's the kind of accomodation a weary randonneur can only dream of  ;)
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Billy Weir

Re: Bus Shelter Directory
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2011, 01:22:11 pm »
The bench should be at least 2 feet wide and 6 feet long for any rating above 3 star.

JohnHamilton

Re: Bus Shelter Directory
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2011, 01:37:00 pm »
Spoons, not stars.

Jules

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Re: Bus Shelter Directory
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2011, 02:02:21 pm »
Sporks, surely ;D
Audax on the other hand is almost invisible and thought to be the pastime of Hobbits ....  Fab Foodie

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Re: Bus Shelter Directory
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2011, 05:48:06 pm »
Definitely spoons, not even spooners, just spoons.
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Re: Bus Shelter Directory
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2011, 05:52:10 pm »
Surely the spooner is the right unit to rate a bus shelter.
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Alouicious

Re: Bus Shelter Directory
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2011, 07:30:15 pm »
Surely the spooner is the right unit to rate a bus shelter.

As in "Shus belters"?

Re: Bus Shelter Directory
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2011, 08:11:38 pm »
Is it the bright garb and snoring tone with peanut butter remnants that differentiates a long distance cyclist from a dosser or what? Or is the flashing helmet a dead give away?
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Re: Bus Shelter Directory
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2011, 12:27:09 pm »
Following on from hellymedic's and fungus' post earlier...

Unst Bus Shelter: The Movie

Unst Bus Shelter: The website

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Re: Bus Shelter Directory
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2011, 08:41:16 pm »
Steinhorst, between Kaunitz and Delbrück.

Secure bike parking inside the bus shelter and, if you time it right (1:30 am to 2:00 am), a selection of the early editions of the day's newspapers, a display of motorcycle stunt riding and a personalised lecture not only on the history of the bus shelter, but also that of its predecessor. I'll bet not even Unst gives you that.

Guide to British Bus Shelters
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur