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Red Alert!

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  • Started 9 years ago by Morningsider
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  1. chdot
    Admin

    to you:

    north_team North Team

    @CyclingEdin thanks for this. plan to look at this today
    Dec 19, 10:38 AM via web

    In reply to…

    CyclingEdin Cycling Edinburgh

    @north_team Chancelot Path and Five Ways dangerously icy again citycyclingedinburgh.info/bbpress/topic.… off-road paths need more attention #walking #cycling
    Dec 19, 9:36 AM via Mobile Web

    Posted 9 years ago #
  2. SRD
    Moderator

    hope they do more than look at it!

    Posted 9 years ago #
  3. Min
    Member

    My spikes must have lulled me into a false sense of security this morning, particularly since Kirst took a flyer. Very glad I didn't go for the folder as I had considered with it not feeling all that cold.

    Posted 9 years ago #
  4. Wondering whether TBC still have some spikiness left...

    Posted 9 years ago #
  5. amir
    Member

    How many injured before the state of the cycle paths is taken seriously?

    Posted 9 years ago #
  6. Season's Grittings!!!

    Posted 9 years ago #
  7. SRD
    Moderator

    MMW now quite heavily gritted. Tractor must have gone up/down since I was there earlier.

    Posted 9 years ago #
  8. chdot
    Admin

    "MMW now quite heavily gritted. Tractor must have gone up/down since I was there earlier"

    Well it is on Council's priority list...

    Posted 9 years ago #
  9. chdot
    Admin

    "How many injured before the state of the cycle paths is taken seriously?"

    'Invented' new hashtag - #GritPathNetworks

    Posted 9 years ago #
  10. steveo
    Member

    Sorry off topic,.... but every time I see this thread this sequence pops in to my head...
    Rimmer: Step up to Red Alert!
    Kryten: Sir, are you absolutely sure? It does mean changing the bulb.

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  11. wingpig
    Member

    TBC could install a sign at Five Ways, pointing the way to the shop and explaining about spikey tyres.

    Much as cars can persuade each other to do dangerous things because the first one makes others think something is possible/passable/safe, I wonder if any cyclists have been caught out by seeing someone with ice tyres perform quick, tight turns on skiddy surfaces without realising that they were stud-assisted, perhaps assuming the noise was just normal chunky-tyre noise?

    Posted 9 years ago #
  12. kaputnik
    Moderator

    Council should be gritting the night BEFORE ice. Not at 10AM in the morning after lots of people fall and hurt themselves.

    Not.
    Good.
    Enough.

    Posted 9 years ago #
  13. I had that at the weekend in the car. Following my brother to go seal watching, covering of snow on the non-main-road we turned onto. He starts pulling away, I let the gap grow wondering how he's managing then remember he's got winter tyres on his motor, while I had to be a tad more delicate.

    Posted 9 years ago #
  14. chdot
    Admin

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    North Team @north_team mentioned you:

    north_team North Team

    @thomasjbrown1 @cyclingedin Local environment team working on Chancelot Path,let us know if any other areas of concern
    Dec 19, 11:21 AM via web

    In reply to…

    thomasjbrown1 Thomas Brown
    @north_team @cyclingedin are cycle paths still being prioritised?
    Dec 19, 11:14 AM via Twitter for iPhone

    "

    Posted 9 years ago #
  15. crowriver
    Member

    not-going-anywhere-really street (with surprisingly little rat-running).

    Fixed that for you. :-)

    Posted 9 years ago #
  16. LivM
    Member

    @Wingpig I wonder if any cyclists have been caught out by seeing someone with ice tyres perform quick, tight turns on skiddy surfaces
    I think that happened a week or so ago to me - chap behind me fell off just after I'd gone round a corner with my spiky tyres. (although "quick" and "tight" aren't exactly the words I'd use to describe my riding even at the best of times! - I was being moderately cautious...)

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  17. SRD
    Moderator

    maybe you need a 'don't try this at home' sign? "this bike specially equipped for riding in icy conditions" :)

    Posted 9 years ago #
  18. "Fixed that for you. :-)"

    Nope, I'm still surprised there isn't much rat-running as we're framed on 4 sides with busy roads and drivers are always on the look out for potential short-cuts. But 75-80% of the traffic does genuinely appear to be people who live in the immediate vicinity.

    Was out at lunchtime and took the chance to ride along Princes Street in both directions. No aggro, took it nice and easily, and simply ceded priority (not right of way - sorry, personal bugbear...) to any pedestrians. Quite pleasant all in all. Even saw a chap on a Moulton. Wouldn't want it to be much busier mind, the rain was keeping people away form city centre shopping I think.

    Posted 9 years ago #
  19. chdot
    Admin

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    North Team @north_team mentioned you:

    north_team North Team
    @thomasjbrown1 @cyclingedin Cycleways Newhaven to Red Bridge Granton Accesses have been gritted today Granton to Roseburn to be done 2moro
    Dec 19, 4:34 PM via web

    In reply to…

    thomasjbrown1 Thomas Brown

    @north_team @cyclingedin excellent news. The path behind morrisons to the waterfront at granton was bad yesterday. @innertubemap #blueline
    Dec 19, 11:23 AM via Twitter for iPhone

    "

    That's North Team doing a good job, how long 'til East and South sort The Innocent?

    Posted 9 years ago #
  20. custard
    Member

    @ anth the bicycle works had/has spiked tyres in
    saw them when i put my wheels in for true

    Im thinking i maybe off the bike till the thaw is in
    however im giving serious consideration to spikes for next year.probably on the MTB for full effect

    Posted 9 years ago #
  21. chdot
    Admin


    Working again

    But not the cycle crossing of course.

    Bit of a mess!

    Posted 9 years ago #
  22. Dave
    Member

    "Im thinking i maybe off the bike till the thaw is in
    however im giving serious consideration to spikes for next year.probably on the MTB for full effect"

    I thought about this too because the last two years I just rode my MTB with normal knobblies through the bad times.

    However, the problem is that 99% of mornings you'd get up, look out of the window, think it looks fine, don't want to ride the tractor (especially a tractor with full-on off road snow and ice tyres) and take the other bike - then do a flyer on some tricky ice.

    That's why I went with the Marathon Winters on my everyday bike, so that I have the studs always. The cost of getting a little more exercise is paying off in spades now, it's like the roads are dry even when they're icy.

    Posted 9 years ago #
  23. amir
    Member

    Windy init. "only" an amber alert but seems as bad as before. Temperature is bouncing around. Was 2 deg at 4am, now 8.8 having reached about 11 deg at short while ago.

    Posted 9 years ago #
  24. SRD
    Moderator

    It sure sounds bad. I guess I'll be walking today.

    Posted 9 years ago #
  25. amir
    Member

    Now down to 7.3 deg. Amazing.

    I have today off as there is an enforced public holiday (work building is closed)

    Posted 9 years ago #
  26. custard
    Member

    @ Dave,goood point
    suppose I'll have time to mull it over and who knows what steed(s) I'll have by then

    Posted 9 years ago #
  27. ruggtomcat
    Member

    'BBC Weather
    Edinburgh Blackford Hill has just recorded a gust of 102mph. The fiercest winds will ease in the next few hours. Stay safe Chris F'

    Posted 9 years ago #
  28. wingpig
    Member

    I was blown to a stop between the Parliament and Scotsman roundabouts and had to hop onto the cycle path. Seems worse than Bawbag today; that was gusty but this has sustained strong winds in a constantish direction. A colleague had a shop window explode in front of him in Marchmont when the window round the corner was blown in.

    Posted 9 years ago #
  29. steveo
    Member

    I had to take the car to my Mums, then the bus to the approach road and walk up to the office. None of these were particularly fun, the car was buffeted around the bus was well as bus and I was very nearly blown over the small wall out side the Scottish Widows building walking along Semple Street.

    I seen two folk cycling, one really struggling to get along the cycle path beside the tram works at Stenhouse and one who got off and walked down Lothian Road. I'm very glad I didn't join them.

    Posted 9 years ago #
  30. SRD
    Moderator

    Melville Drive blocked off by emergency vehicles at marchmont Rd; big tree down across lower half of MMW. peter's yard sign hanging by one bolt. very few cars on the roads. busses also empty. I saw a few cyclists. I was okay on foot, but blown along a few times.

    Stay home if you can!

    Posted 9 years ago #

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