Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby awavey » Fri Sep 20, 2019 21:21 pm

seeing on social media some riders picked by the countrys to represent them have had to source their own replacement parts for their bikes,just days before their world championship events, which clearly affects their preparation going into it

has anything changed since the 50s ? :roll: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cycling/201 ... sing-take/

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby PBlakeney » Fri Sep 20, 2019 22:42 pm

awavey wrote:seeing on social media some riders picked by the countrys to represent them have had to source their own replacement parts for their bikes,just days before their world championship events, which clearly affects their preparation going into it

has anything changed since the 50s ? :roll: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cycling/201 ... sing-take/

You don't have to go back too far in time for that to be the case for our top team either.
I do take your point though. Things are improving. I hope...
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby Wayne Plunger » Mon Sep 23, 2019 21:52 pm

Every morning and evening when I put aftershave on, take the top off and mysteriously the bit where it sprays out of has always turned itself to the rear.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby Chris Bass » Tue Sep 24, 2019 08:37 am

Wayne Plunger wrote:Every morning and evening when I put aftershave on, take the top off and mysteriously the bit where it sprays out of has always turned itself to the rear.


it is on a spring, you must be twisting it back against the coil, twist it the other way, problem solved
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby Slowbike » Tue Sep 24, 2019 09:36 am

Load of rain this morning as we're eating breakfast - check rain-alarm (other apps available) yup - big load of rain, will be passing through shortly, nice gap, then another load coming through ...
Fine - roads are "damp" so we won't cycle (annoyance 1) - but we're not taking the car - we'll walk to school.
It's only 1/2 mile - not far - there's no rain, but we've got coats on and an umbrella, just in case.

Normally see loads of other kids going the same way - nobody .... well - just one family in front - nobody else around at all ... few more cars going past ... yes ... they're all DRIVING to school (annoyance 2) - it's not far, it's not raining so just flippin walk (or run) ...

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby Shirley Basso » Tue Sep 24, 2019 09:59 am

If it's raining put on a rain coat. It rains a reasonable enough amount in the UK to warrant owning one.

I have lost count of how many I have. 3, maybe 4? Perhaps nearer 6 even

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby Pross » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:04 am

Slowbike wrote:Load of rain this morning as we're eating breakfast - check rain-alarm (other apps available) yup - big load of rain, will be passing through shortly, nice gap, then another load coming through ...
Fine - roads are "damp" so we won't cycle (annoyance 1) - but we're not taking the car - we'll walk to school.
It's only 1/2 mile - not far - there's no rain, but we've got coats on and an umbrella, just in case.

Normally see loads of other kids going the same way - nobody .... well - just one family in front - nobody else around at all ... few more cars going past ... yes ... they're all DRIVING to school (annoyance 2) - it's not far, it's not raining so just flippin walk (or run) ...


14 mile round trip to drop my daughter at the bus station for her bus to college took 55 minutes instead of 25 yesterday (I appreciate the irony of moaning about it when I was driving but the buses from my village are so infrequent the journey all the way by bus takes an hour longer).

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby PBlakeney » Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:18 am

Slowbike wrote:Load of rain this morning as we're eating breakfast - check rain-alarm (other apps available) yup - big load of rain, will be passing through shortly, nice gap, then another load coming through ...
Fine - roads are "damp" so we won't cycle (annoyance 1) - but we're not taking the car - we'll walk to school.
It's only 1/2 mile - not far - there's no rain, but we've got coats on and an umbrella, just in case.

Normally see loads of other kids going the same way - nobody .... well - just one family in front - nobody else around at all ... few more cars going past ... yes ... they're all DRIVING to school (annoyance 2) - it's not far, it's not raining so just flippin walk (or run) ...

Quite a lot of parents drive to our local primary school.
The furthest house is 1/2 mile away from the school. :evil:
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby Slowbike » Tue Sep 24, 2019 13:02 pm

PBlakeney wrote:
Slowbike wrote:Load of rain this morning as we're eating breakfast - check rain-alarm (other apps available) yup - big load of rain, will be passing through shortly, nice gap, then another load coming through ...
Fine - roads are "damp" so we won't cycle (annoyance 1) - but we're not taking the car - we'll walk to school.
It's only 1/2 mile - not far - there's no rain, but we've got coats on and an umbrella, just in case.

Normally see loads of other kids going the same way - nobody .... well - just one family in front - nobody else around at all ... few more cars going past ... yes ... they're all DRIVING to school (annoyance 2) - it's not far, it's not raining so just flippin walk (or run) ...

Quite a lot of parents drive to our local primary school.
The furthest house is 1/2 mile away from the school. :evil:


I mentioned this annoyance during lunch ... apparently quite a few "go on to work afterwards" ... well - so do I - but I just factored in getting too/from school without the vehicle when sorting out my working hours - I can get home in 2 minutes on the bike (yes I timed it) - walking only takes a little longer. Plus it's good for the kids to have a bit of exercise before school.

I'd like them to close the road outside school for 1/4hr-20 minutes around drop off and pickup time - yes, it'll be inconvenient for a few - but most use it as a cut through - or are there transporting their kids .... it is quite ridiculous ...

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby PBlakeney » Tue Sep 24, 2019 13:22 pm

Slowbike wrote:
PBlakeney wrote:
Slowbike wrote:Load of rain this morning as we're eating breakfast - check rain-alarm (other apps available) yup - big load of rain, will be passing through shortly, nice gap, then another load coming through ...
Fine - roads are "damp" so we won't cycle (annoyance 1) - but we're not taking the car - we'll walk to school.
It's only 1/2 mile - not far - there's no rain, but we've got coats on and an umbrella, just in case.

Normally see loads of other kids going the same way - nobody .... well - just one family in front - nobody else around at all ... few more cars going past ... yes ... they're all DRIVING to school (annoyance 2) - it's not far, it's not raining so just flippin walk (or run) ...

Quite a lot of parents drive to our local primary school.
The furthest house is 1/2 mile away from the school. :evil:


I mentioned this annoyance during lunch ... apparently quite a few "go on to work afterwards" ... well - so do I - but I just factored in getting too/from school without the vehicle when sorting out my working hours - I can get home in 2 minutes on the bike (yes I timed it) - walking only takes a little longer. Plus it's good for the kids to have a bit of exercise before school.

I'd like them to close the road outside school for 1/4hr-20 minutes around drop off and pickup time - yes, it'll be inconvenient for a few - but most use it as a cut through - or are there transporting their kids .... it is quite ridiculous ...

In our village it is actually quicker to walk due to congestion and pavement shortcuts.
In a similar vein, the amount of neighbours who drive to the local shop. It is less than 200m.
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby awavey » Tue Sep 24, 2019 18:46 pm

PBlakeney wrote:
Slowbike wrote:
PBlakeney wrote:
Slowbike wrote:Load of rain this morning as we're eating breakfast - check rain-alarm (other apps available) yup - big load of rain, will be passing through shortly, nice gap, then another load coming through ...
Fine - roads are "damp" so we won't cycle (annoyance 1) - but we're not taking the car - we'll walk to school.
It's only 1/2 mile - not far - there's no rain, but we've got coats on and an umbrella, just in case.

Normally see loads of other kids going the same way - nobody .... well - just one family in front - nobody else around at all ... few more cars going past ... yes ... they're all DRIVING to school (annoyance 2) - it's not far, it's not raining so just flippin walk (or run) ...

Quite a lot of parents drive to our local primary school.
The furthest house is 1/2 mile away from the school. :evil:


I mentioned this annoyance during lunch ... apparently quite a few "go on to work afterwards" ... well - so do I - but I just factored in getting too/from school without the vehicle when sorting out my working hours - I can get home in 2 minutes on the bike (yes I timed it) - walking only takes a little longer. Plus it's good for the kids to have a bit of exercise before school.

I'd like them to close the road outside school for 1/4hr-20 minutes around drop off and pickup time - yes, it'll be inconvenient for a few - but most use it as a cut through - or are there transporting their kids .... it is quite ridiculous ...

In our village it is actually quicker to walk due to congestion and pavement shortcuts.
In a similar vein, the amount of neighbours who drive to the local shop. It is less than 200m.


yes was discussing very topic in passing at work today as people were moaning how long it took them to drive in, all of them were for building more roads, extra lanes, none of them showed any real appreciable understanding they were part of the problem

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby earth » Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:41 pm

You're on the phone to someone. You both want to speak and are talking over each other so you yield and wait for the other to finish but they stop speaking for you at the same time. They wait, you wait and then just after you speak they start up again!

It's like waiting for a dithering car driver to pull out of a junction. You slow for them they don't move so you continue and then they start driving into you! :evil:

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby darkhairedlord » Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:48 pm

Drivers that think those on the slip road have priority when joining the main carriageway.
NO!
this is not FRANCE!
there is a give-way sign and a dashed line, the driver joining is responsible for gap/speed matching etc.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby Pross » Wed Sep 25, 2019 13:21 pm

darkhairedlord wrote:Drivers that think those on the slip road have priority when joining the main carriageway.
NO!
this is not FRANCE!
there is a give-way sign and a dashed line, the driver joining is responsible for gap/speed matching etc.


It depends on the layout, if there are merge signs and the single broken markings then it's a merge and neither road has priority. If the joining vehicle is supposed to give way then there should be a double row of give way markings, triangle marking and, generally, the give way sign (it sounds like this is the case in your example but the merge layout is more common in my experience). The ones I hate are those that merge but have to get out into lane 3 IMMEDIATELY and cut across all 3 lanes in one manoeuvre.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby bompington » Wed Sep 25, 2019 14:00 pm

The highway code wrote:Joining the motorway. When you join the motorway you will normally approach it from a road on the left (a slip road) or from an adjoining motorway. You should

give priority to traffic already on the motorway
check the traffic on the motorway and match your speed to fit safely into the traffic flow in the left-hand lane
not cross solid white lines that separate lanes or use the hard shoulder
stay on the slip road if it continues as an extra lane on the motorway
remain in the left-hand lane long enough to adjust to the speed of traffic before considering overtaking.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby Chris Bass » Wed Sep 25, 2019 14:45 pm

My Boss (who I am sat next to today!) sucks his thumb and i can hear the saliva! it is basically all I can focus on - it is horrible!
www.conjunctivitis.com - a site for sore eyes

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby Pross » Wed Sep 25, 2019 15:41 pm

Chris Bass wrote:My Boss (who I am sat next to today!) sucks his thumb and i can hear the saliva! it is basically all I can focus on - it is horrible!


Is he cuddling a comfort blanket as well?

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby Chris Bass » Wed Sep 25, 2019 15:48 pm

Pross wrote:
Chris Bass wrote:My Boss (who I am sat next to today!) sucks his thumb and i can hear the saliva! it is basically all I can focus on - it is horrible!


Is he cuddling a comfort blanket as well?


he does it so much his thumb is discoloured and has a weird lump in it!
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby orraloon » Wed Sep 25, 2019 18:16 pm

Chris Bass wrote:
Pross wrote:
Chris Bass wrote:My Boss (who I am sat next to today!) sucks his thumb and i can hear the saliva! it is basically all I can focus on - it is horrible!


Is he cuddling a comfort blanket as well?


he does it so much his thumb is discoloured and has a weird lump in it!

Is his name Linus? I wondered what would become of him when he grew up.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby PBlakeney » Wed Sep 25, 2019 18:48 pm

Pross wrote:The ones I hate are those that merge but have to get out into lane 3 IMMEDIATELY and cut across all 3 lanes in one manoeuvre.

The ones I hate most are the ones who insist on merging within 10 feet of the merge, even if the lane continues for a mile. I've seen them come to a standstill with miles of empty lane in front of them. :evil:
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