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Warning, going faster than 30 causes Corona virus

Postby windmill john » Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:55 pm

It must do! I don’t think I’m imagining it, but for the last few months... ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)

I’m sure people are going slower!! ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)

Bloody car drivers ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)

I can’t stand cars that do 30..... make it at least 32-34... maybe it’s psychological. But....

Oh and to cover myself, I’m talking 30kph :grin:
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Re: Warning, going faster than 30 causes Corona virus

Postby Mjolinor » Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:23 pm

I don't mind so much 25 in a 30 zone what gets my goat is 25 everywhere.

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Re: Warning, going faster than 30 causes Corona virus

Postby peter » Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:58 pm

Now a lot of people work from home, they have forgotton how to drive.
They should keep on working from home and keep off of the street.
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Re: Warning, going faster than 30 causes Corona virus

Postby gogs01 » Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:00 pm

I once had to drive my sister to hospital and every bump caused her pain.
That meant never being less than 10mph under any speed limit. Having a queue build up behind me was a new experience and helped me realise that we're all different and have different things going on in our lives.
I try to be a little more patient and considerate these days .....
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Re: Warning, going faster than 30 causes Corona virus

Postby windmill john » Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:07 am

Fair point, but then again, make sure there’s plenty of space between cars so others progress. Of course there would have been plenty of space in front of you :wink:

Another problem is if the person behind you won’t overtake, you can then end up with a long line, like the person who won’t overtake a tractor ](*,)
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Re: Warning, going faster than 30 causes Corona virus

Postby King Herald » Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:03 am

I was out on Saturday and it was unbelievable the number of people doing 35-40 on 60 mph open roads.WTF is wrong with them?

Mind you, plenty were driven like that before the Covid struck, it’s nothing knew, but still bloody frustrating.

Whenever I cross to Europe on the bike I marvel how open and quick the roads are, then once I hit U.K. soil again it beggars belief how crappy, slow, and crowded our roads are.
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Re: Warning, going faster than 30 causes Corona virus

Postby DEEP DIVER » Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:32 am

Don't forget the ones that drive at 35mph on a open road then speed up when they get into town.
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Re: Warning, going faster than 30 causes Corona virus

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:13 pm

I love caravans... A nice big caravan on a 4 x 4 doing 30 miles an hour with a 2 mile queue of cars behind it is the best thing since... well... the best thing period. It normally takes a fairly short period to get to the front of the queue and a quick overtake... then several miles of traffic free road :thumbup:

Seriously though, if someone wants to drive within their rights, that's fine with me... as long as they have the courtesy to pull over or make space for me to pass.

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Re: Warning, going faster than 30 causes Corona virus

Postby King Herald » Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:07 pm

I love caravans... A nice big caravan on a 4 x 4 doing 30 miles an hour with a 2 mile queue of cars behind it is the best thing since...

With the usual knob of a car driver hanging off the caravans rear quarter, as if he is just about to overtake...but he never does, even on a two mile open stretch.... and a similar row of dicks queued up behind him... ](*,)

So now it is a 200+ foot overtake, not 30....
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Re: Warning, going faster than 30 causes Corona virus

Postby peter » Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:36 pm

When I was on holiday in Yovil I visited some steam trains.
I was also thinking about visiting Lands End.
What should be the main road was terrible. Instead of viaducts, every mile or so there was a roundabout.
In the end it would have taken too much time to ride off in the morning and be back for dinner.
If you are not in a hurry, the mall roads look nice.
That is until you meet a tractor pulling a wagon, scraping the hedges on both side of the road.
Making a turn to go back and find a place to let him pass is much easier on a bike than by car.
On those roads going fast is asking for trouble.
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Re: Warning, going faster than 30 causes Corona virus

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:51 am

When I was on holiday in Yovil I visited some steam trains.
I was also thinking about visiting Lands End.
What should be the main road was terrible. Instead of viaducts, every mile or so there was a roundabout.
In the end it would have taken too much time to ride off in the morning and be back for dinner.
If you are not in a hurry, the mall roads look nice.
That is until you meet a tractor pulling a wagon, scraping the hedges on both side of the road.
Making a turn to go back and find a place to let him pass is much easier on a bike than by car.
On those roads going fast is asking for trouble.
The best way to get anywhere in Cornwall and Devon is to use the A30. It runs all the way from Exeter to Hayle without any roundabouts at all and by that time you're only about 20 miles from Lands End. The A38 South Devon Expressway is also good to Plymouth but once you get into Cornwall, it goes to rats with short sections of dual carriageway. The best advice with the English est country (Cornwall, Devon and to a lesser extent Dorset and Somerset) is to visit out of high season when the area id invaded by hordes of 'Grockles'. (Grockles is a West Country term for visitors, especially tourists... believe me it isn't complimentary).

If you're interested in Heritage railways, you may find this site interesting http://www.heritage-railways.com/map.php (if you haven't found it already)

The best 'steam exprience' in the UK to my mind is The Jacobite (which actually doesn't feature on the map above). This runs daily from about May to October over the Mainline tracks on the Mallaig Extension of the West Highland Line between Fort William and Mallaig in Scotland, steam hauled. The train is that used in the Harry Potter films and the famous (even before HP) viaduct at Glenfinnan is on the route. Add to that some of the best riding roads in the known world (I'm not biased really :grin: ). For a biker interested in railways, pure heaven.

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Postby King Herald » Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:12 pm

......The best advice with the English est country (Cornwall, Devon and to a lesser extent Dorset and Somerset) is to visit out of high season when the area id invaded by hordes of 'Grockles'. (Grockles is a West Country term for visitors, especially tourists... believe me it isn't complimentary).....
I recall visiting a busy little tourist shop in Paignton several decades ago, and some wench behind the counter turned to one of her regulars and made some sarky comment about 'these bloody grackles'....

I loudly pointed out to her that if it wasn't for we grockles coming down to the coast, with money aplenty, her and her friend would still be smelly old fish wives, living in mud huts. :lol:

She wasn't impressed with my opinion. :grin:
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Postby Rob Frankhamr » Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:50 pm

......The best advice with the English est country (Cornwall, Devon and to a lesser extent Dorset and Somerset) is to visit out of high season when the area id invaded by hordes of 'Grockles'. (Grockles is a West Country term for visitors, especially tourists... believe me it isn't complimentary).....
I recall visiting a busy little tourist shop in Paignton several decades ago, and some wench behind the counter turned to one of her regulars and made some sarky comment about 'these bloody grackles'....

I loudly pointed out to her that if it wasn't for we grockles coming down to the coast, with money aplenty, her and her friend would still be smelly old fish wives, living in mud huts. :lol:

She wasn't impressed with my opinion. :grin:
Yes, that does seem like a splendid way to build bridges. IK Brunel would have been proud of you... :smile:

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Postby andys » Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:27 pm


I recall visiting a busy little tourist shop in Paignton several decades ago, and some wench behind the counter turned to one of her regulars and made some sarky comment about 'these bloody grackles'....

I loudly pointed out to her that if it wasn't for we grockles coming down to the coast, with money aplenty, her and her friend would still be smelly old fish wives, living in mud huts. :lol:

She wasn't impressed with my opinion. :grin:
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Postby King Herald » Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:15 am


Yes, that does seem like a splendid way to build bridges. IK Brunel would have been proud of you... :smile:

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Postby Mjolinor » Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:40 am


Yes, that does seem like a splendid way to build bridges. IK Brunel would have been proud of you... :smile:

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Why should I kowtow to the ungrateful indigenous, when they can’t understand who their betters are? :grin:
I feel the same way about Southerners (South of Liverpool by my definition) and don't get me started on the skirt wearing whisky hoggers.

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Re: Warning, going faster than 30 causes Corona virus

Postby windmill john » Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:12 pm

We southerners are far more important than those grimy northerners :grin:

I mean, listen to the way you talk 'tha nos'

If I were still living in Rossendale, I'd have you Mjolinor! :grin:
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Postby Mjolinor » Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:28 pm

We southerners are far more important than those grimy northerners :grin:
True to a certain extent. You prevent those French from getting too close. Like a sort of front rank cannon fodder so to speak. :)

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Postby windmill john » Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:07 pm

You're right... you're more like a general.... thirty miles back from the front line in your safety bubble drinking champagne :)
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Re: Warning, going faster than 30 causes Corona virus

Postby peter » Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:39 pm

I stayed in the Half Moon Inn in Yovil in 2011 (before my R100CS was destroyed)
First day I rode from Aalsmeer, took the tunnel and the coastal road and slept in Battle (George Hotel).
Next day I took the coastal road to Dorchester and from there landinward to Yovil and the Half Moon Inn.
The third day I visited the country fair in Sherborne. I met some guys from the bloodriders.
The following days I visited the West Somerset Railway (Bishops Lydeard - Minehead) , MonkeyWorld , Swanagerailway (Norden-Swanage) , South Devon Railway (Buckfastleigh-Totnes) , East Somerset Railway (Cranmore-Mendip Vale) and the Yeovil Railway Center.
The first day of the FIM Motocamp in Glastonbury we visited the FleetAir Arm museum. The second day we visited LongLeat.
The next day I went on my own again and visited a company making punch tools in Swindon. Than I went to STEAM also in Swindon.
Back with the motocamp the following day we visited the Haynes Motor Museum.
The last day at the motocamp we dit a tour through the country side.
The first day of the return trip I took the A303 , passed StoneHenge (didn't stop there) to the Mulberry Lodge Hotel just north of London. Later that evening, in a nearby restaurant, I had dinner with Andy, who I met on the trip to Garmisch a year before.
The following day I rode to Colchester and slept in The Railway Sleeper, a B&B with tiny rooms.
The last day I took the ferrie from Harwich to Hoek van Holland, from there it was a short trip home.
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Re: Warning, going faster than 30 causes Corona virus

Postby george baker » Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:08 pm

Hi
visited a company making punch tools in Swindon
everyones got to have a hobby
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Postby Mjolinor » Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:25 pm

Hi
visited a company making punch tools in Swindon
everyones got to have a hobby
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I wouldn't call going to Swindon a hobby but each to his own I suppose.

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Re: Warning, going faster than 30 causes Corona virus

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:33 am

Sounds like a great trip... The one you 'missed', you must have ridden quite close by, was the Didcot Railway Centre at (you guessed it) Didcot, Oxfordshire... one of the best collections of locomotives and stock there is and a stabling/turning point for steam locos on main line duties.

There are too many good steam sites in the UK to mention, each with it's own merits but here are two or three I would classify as worth the trip..

The Bluebell Railway South of London between East Grinstead and Sheffield Park. Normally reckonged to be the first true preserved standard gauge railway and the home of the best selection of vintage locomotives outside the National Railway Museum sites.

The Welsh Highland Railway and Festiniog Railway. Two very different but linked railways in North Wales featuring Garratt and Fairlie locomotives and, along with them, the other 'Great Little Trains of Wales', especially the Tal-y-llyn and the Vale of Rheidol which, to seem to retain more of the 'feel' of the old narrow gauge railways.

For something completely different, the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway in Kent is a cross between a tourist attraction and a miniature main line railway with a 381mm (15 inch) gauge and connections to Chitty Bang Bang, Laurel and Hardy and the Gresley Pacific locomotives.

If you get to Ireland, the Lartigue Monorail replica at Listowell as a fascinating look at a very quirky (and different) rural railway, relic of the Listowell and Ballybunion line.

Anyway, enough of that... or this could take up a dozen pages..

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Postby Mjolinor » Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:28 pm

If you are into trains you should live here. They all come past at one time or another.

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Postby Rob Frankhamr » Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:22 pm

If you are into trains you should live here. They all come past at one time or another.

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