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Narrow squeak

Postby Sidcar » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:52 am



I was out this morning enjoying the sunny country lanes south of Burford in all their Autumn glory when I came across "restriction" in the road. No warning signs and no real visible reason why it was there. I just, and I mean just, about squeezed through ( I'm sure I felt the outfit breath in) which is just as well as there wasn't room to turn round. I breathed I sigh of relief, got back on the bike, rode round the corner and stone me there was another one!
If the bike had been half on inch wider I'd still be there now.

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Re: Narrow squeak

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:23 am

man, you just fit thru there by the hairs on your chinny chin chin lol.

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Postby brettchallenger » Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:39 am

Well they seem pretty pointless. I like that the restriction markers have arrows on them in case you don't know which way to go through.
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:33 pm

to me, it would seem that if that is a private road, the property owner/owners don't want any large, wide, mainly big rig or tandem axle vehicles on that road.

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Re: Narrow squeak

Postby Sidcar » Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:41 pm

It's a public road so it's all been done at the tax payers expense. I don't know what it cost but the money would have been better spent filling in the potholes.

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:43 pm

i agree with you about public funds being put to better use. we have some roads around here that could use some repairs too. some of our interstate highways could stand to be resurfaced.

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Re: Narrow squeak

Postby dingdong » Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:58 am

Only in England would that even be called a public "road".
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Re: Narrow squeak

Postby brettchallenger » Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:33 am

Everything you will ever need to know about British roads - but if you read it all you are very sad!

http://www.cbrd.co.uk/roadsfaq/#11
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:39 am

i just read that link about your roads across the pond and, boy im glad i don't drive over there :?. im sure some of our roads over here would be as confusing to you if you have to try to figure them out for the first time too.

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Re: Narrow squeak

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:31 am

It's quite clear the reason for the restriction: the first one is there to warn you that you might be too wide to fit through the second one.

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:56 am

WingAdmin wrote:It's quite clear the reason for the restriction: the first one is there to warn you that you might be too wide to fit through the second one.


well, that would make sense if you're already too wide to fit thru the first one, your damn sure not gonna fit thru the 2nd one lol.

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Re: Narrow squeak

Postby brettchallenger » Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:38 am

im sure some of our roads over here would be as confusing to you if you have to try to figure them out for the first time too.

Read more: viewtopic.php?t=30495#ixzz3pglgxlK5


Yep, like four way stops. Who on earth invented that system?
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:46 am

lol, yeah, those and 3 way stops, and yield, rail road crossings, slippery when wet, and a host of other signs.

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Re: Narrow squeak

Postby ram11397 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:55 pm

i must be very sad i read it all............lol but it was like reading history i was born and raised in England made me kinda homesick lol
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:20 am

fond memories?

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Re: Narrow squeak

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:10 am

A video I took (actually my wife took as I drove) driving narrow single-track lanes above Sabden, near Pendle Hill, in Lancashire:




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Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:24 am

where was this road located?

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Re: Narrow squeak

Postby Sidcar » Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:47 am

Spooky, you should have saved that for Halloween.

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Postby WingAdmin » Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:41 am

roadwanderer2 wrote:where was this road located?

stuart.


If I remember correctly, it's this road:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/53%C2 ... !1s0x0:0x0

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:43 pm

ohhhh, i thought it was a road near where you live. i didn't realize its across the pond.

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Re: Narrow squeak

Postby ram11397 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:39 pm

Yeah Stuart, It did bring back memories it was where i learnt to drive a car got my first motorcycle Suzuki 250 back in the 70,s ,when i left in 93 i had never driven on the left. I went back in 2011 and got in a car and driving like i never left...lol

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:25 pm

glad to hear it brought back some memories, hopefully they were good ones. i bet it was a little nerve wracking learning to drive on the right side of the road over here instead of the left side.

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Re: Narrow squeak

Postby Sidcar » Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:21 pm

I had a look at the British Road website but decided life's too short to wade through all that.
When the local council isn't trying to block them, and it's daylight, preferably sunny, these back roads are a great way to see the countryside. Winding lanes, patchwork fields, large country houses, small villages, inviting country pubs (which don't normally open til twelve on a Sunday which is just as well as your driving) what's not to like. The road block wasn't the only hazard last Sunday. When we rode into one village there was a bloke on a 1920's Flat Track Douglas blasting up the street on open pipes, I bet the neighbours love him. There was another bloke slumped against a lampost gasping for breath so I imagine they had just push it down the street to get it started. Not long after that we round a bend and there is a fallow deer stag standing in the middle of the road. We stopped and wondered how the hell we were going to get round it, thankfully it solved the problem for us by jumping over the dry stone wall that lined the road. I couldn't have been more than ten seconds reaching to spot but of the deer there was no sign. How do large beasts like that manage to just disappear. We finished the ride at a canal side cafe by way of a change from a pub. A good morning out.
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Re: Narrow squeak

Postby Sidcar » Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:16 pm

Having re read my last post I think I'll apply for a job with the English Tourist Board.

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Re: Narrow squeak

Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:44 pm

sounds like you had a nice time. we have some roads like that around here too, but they are mostly 2 lane country roads with farms and trailer homes with a few modern home subdivisions thrown in for good looks lol.

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