Author Topic: Sensible Signs  (Read 43500 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #175 on: August 23, 2018, 10:00:41 pm »
I'm sure that one used to say 220 yards, before the Beard thing opened and the next pub was the White Bear (which, incidentally, I have recently discovered is quite nice when the students are away).
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

meddyg

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #176 on: September 03, 2018, 08:31:44 pm »







at the Strandbad* Kemnader See last week on the Ruhr River

*or were they calling it 'City Beach' ?

meddyg

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #177 on: September 03, 2018, 08:33:16 pm »

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #178 on: September 04, 2018, 11:52:03 am »







at the Strandbad* Kemnader See last week on the Ruhr River

*or were they calling it 'City Beach' ?
And the TV only shows love films?
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

MikeFromLFE

  • Previously known as Millimole
Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #179 on: September 17, 2018, 12:38:42 pm »
Good luck getting anything through! (Sutton in the Elms, Leicestershire)

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Too many angry people - breathe & relax.

Andrij

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #180 on: September 17, 2018, 12:48:10 pm »
Was the NCN sign just out of shot?
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

MikeFromLFE

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #181 on: September 17, 2018, 02:09:20 pm »
Was the NCN sign just out of shot?
Not sure if it's NCN, but yes there is a (very narrow) cycle path to the right of the picture with a sign. Not deliberately cropped.
It's a couple of years since I've been down this disused motor-road and they've erected barriers and gates which I'm sure weren't previously there - my memory is that these No Entry signs did at one time serve a useful purpose, but nature wins every time!
Too many angry people - breathe & relax.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #182 on: September 17, 2018, 03:11:12 pm »
Is this the other end of the same road?
https://goo.gl/maps/gjpsnHtsEq62
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

MikeFromLFE

  • Previously known as Millimole
Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #183 on: September 17, 2018, 03:41:50 pm »
Yes! That's the one.
Here's a link to the ride :  https://ridewithgps.com/trips/27854322
Too many angry people - breathe & relax.

meddyg

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #184 on: September 30, 2018, 08:33:46 pm »


just by Broadway station in the Cotswolds...

meddyg

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #185 on: October 13, 2018, 09:36:23 pm »


Yeah, quite right too !

Bit of a post-war interdiciton I think, though

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #186 on: October 13, 2018, 09:47:56 pm »
"Commit no nuisance" is still seen all over Indian cities. Means "Don't piss here!" A less official but probably more effective way of ensuring that is to paint holy figures (Brahma, Shiva, Jesus, Islamic symbols... ) but probably would look a bit odd in a dockyard in Britain!
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

Salvatore

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #187 on: October 18, 2018, 12:44:31 pm »
I saw the "PRIVATWEG" from a distance and my heart sank - the alternative was a long sandy track. Nevertheless I went closer and read the small print - "Anyone who takes care and keeps their dog on a lead is welcome to pass through."

So I did.

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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

Kim

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #188 on: October 18, 2018, 12:46:22 pm »
Were dogs provided for the dogless?
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Salvatore

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #189 on: October 18, 2018, 02:44:59 pm »
I was dogless. If I remember correctly, it was more of a horsey area.
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

Andrij

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #190 on: October 18, 2018, 09:00:54 pm »
Were dogs provided for the dogless?

They're not provided in London, sadly.

;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #191 on: October 23, 2018, 09:58:26 pm »
Mooching through some old photos, I came across one from the TdF, while I was in Skipton


Kim

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #192 on: April 06, 2019, 12:29:39 pm »
On the back of a car:

"I don't look disabled?  Well you don't look ignorant.  Life's funny like that."
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #193 on: April 09, 2019, 06:09:01 pm »

It is.
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #194 on: April 23, 2019, 06:56:33 pm »
In that there Belgium



I think I might try to get one

Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #195 on: June 10, 2019, 03:00:33 pm »

Kim

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #196 on: September 29, 2019, 05:35:36 pm »
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Mrs Pingu

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #197 on: September 29, 2019, 06:59:56 pm »
Speaking of which. Could hotel chains etc please train their cleaning staff that when the bog seat is all wobbly it can be rectified by twiddling of a wing nut under the pan?
I nearly fell off the bog thanks to an unsecured seat on the way home from France.
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

Kim

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #198 on: September 29, 2019, 07:19:00 pm »
Speaking of which. Could hotel chains etc please train their cleaning staff that when the bog seat is all wobbly it can be rectified by twiddling of a wing nut under the pan?

Or, if that's already been attempted and stripped the threads, by chucking the whole sorry mess in a bin and replacing it with a working bog seat that doesn't tip you off.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #199 on: September 29, 2019, 07:24:35 pm »
Speaking of which. Could hotel chains etc please train their cleaning staff that when the bog seat is all wobbly it can be rectified by twiddling of a wing nut under the pan?
I nearly fell off the bog thanks to an unsecured seat on the way home from France.
The seat probably wanted to make the crossing before the chaos of Brexit