Archive for January, 2011
The photograph above is taken from Google Streetview but shows a situation which is all too common for Sheffield Cyclists. The van is parked on Crookes Valley Road on a double yellow line within feet of the junction with Crooksmoor Road – forcing passing cars onto the wrong side of the road. Visibility is very poor here because of the curvature of the road – it is impossible to tell if there is a third car behind the black Ford Galaxy. The gradient means a cyclist approaching from Barber Road could find themselves face to face with oncoming traffic at high speed.
[Photo by dvs on flickr ]
My first ride of the year. A grand total of 7.8 miles as part of my bike-train-bike commute. Full marks to the conductor on the 17.40 Northern Trains service from Barnsley to Sheffield – he didn’t bat an eyelid at the 5 bikes crammed into the space designed for two. This presented the opportunity for a quick survey.
4 with rear racks and all 4 with Ortlieb panniers
3 Campag equipped
Clearly superior bike commuters!
Elsewhere I discovered today that the Crap Cycling and Walking in Waltham Forest blog had misrepresented my views on Chris Rust’s post on Sheffield cycling, but that didn’t stop the use of one of my photos. Puts me in mind of this:
Still it is reassuring to read that the war against the Romans is officially over. By the way, does anyone know when it started?