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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #150 on: June 26, 2017, 05:57:11 pm »
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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #151 on: June 27, 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: June 27, 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: June 30, 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: July 14, 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: July 26, 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:


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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #156 on: July 31, 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: July 31, 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: January 16, 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 :)



Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #159 on: January 16, 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: January 16, 2018, 12:45:21 pm »
The design of the sign is bugging me...
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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #161 on: January 16, 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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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #162 on: January 16, 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: January 17, 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: January 17, 2018, 08:28:11 am »



What, no roadkill ?

It matches my shiny hat and vest though.

Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #165 on: March 11, 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.