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    Couple of pics from a run I did today

    Whilst out discovering the best roads in my area today I took a couple of pics:












     


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    Pic no 5 does it for me Alex. I do like the P40's.


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     Wonderful! Thanks for sharing Alex 


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    I'm not overly far from Reading - any recommendations for good roads out that way?


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    GR:

    I'm not overly far from Reading - any recommendations for good roads out that way?

    Sent you a PM of some routes!


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    Thanks for sharing,  .

    These bumps in the middle of the road look quite nasty, is that common in the UK?


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    Eunice:

    Thanks for sharing,  .

    These bumps in the middle of the road look quite nasty, is that common in the UK?


    Very common , there called cats eyes which illuminate at night when they catch the headlights of cars , its a safety feature for lane discipline..


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    throt:
    Eunice:

    Thanks for sharing,  .

    These bumps in the middle of the road look quite nasty, is that common in the UK?


    Very common , there called cats eyes which illuminate at night when they catch the headlights of cars , its a safety feature for lane discipline..

    We have that at construction sites. They're made of plastic and don't look half as mean as these.

    I guess they are really a safety feature once you try to prevent a care from sliding of the road. Smiley


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    I believe we have more cats eyes in roads than any other country. Principally because we get more fog than any other country!
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    Looks just like the rolling hills around Marlborough.

    Anywhere close to there? Smiley


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    Eunice:
    throt:
    Eunice:

    Thanks for sharing,  .

    These bumps in the middle of the road look quite nasty, is that common in the UK?


    Very common , there called cats eyes which illuminate at night when they catch the headlights of cars , its a safety feature for lane discipline..

    We have that at construction sites. They're made of plastic and don't look half as mean as these.

    I guess they are really a safety feature once you try to prevent a care from sliding of the road. Smiley

    The British are emotionally attached to catseyes because they were a British invention. Smiley

    Don't worry, Eunice, they are sprung and sink down into the road surface when you drive over them, so they would not send your car sliding off the road. Smiley
    They also make a very satisfying "thump" noise to tell you that you are crossing a lane line.
    They really are amazing in poor visibility conditions when even the white lines on the road don't show up any more and I have often wished we had them on the Autobahn here. Smiley


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    Alex_997TT:



    I specially like this one , thanks for sharing


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    fritz:

    Don't worry, Eunice, they are sprung and sink down into the road surface when you drive over them, so they would not send your car sliding off the road. Smiley
    They also make a very satisfying "thump" noise to tell you that you are crossing a lane line.
    They really are amazing in poor visibility conditions when even the white lines on the road don't show up any more and I have often wished we had them on the Autobahn here. Smiley

    That sounds sophisticated, thanks for explaining.


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    Lovely photos 


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    Eunice:
    fritz:

    Don't worry, Eunice, they are sprung and sink down into the road surface when you drive over them, so they would not send your car sliding off the road. Smiley
    They also make a very satisfying "thump" noise to tell you that you are crossing a lane line.
    They really are amazing in poor visibility conditions when even the white lines on the road don't show up any more and I have often wished we had them on the Autobahn here. Smiley

    That sounds sophisticated, thanks for explaining.

    Just checked Wikipedia. They were patented by a Mr Percy Shaw back in 1934(!), but they are still pretty sophisticated because they incorporate a wiping mechanism for the reflectors which works every time that "hump" is pushed down into road surface. Smiley

    An inferior copy called "Botts Dots" was tested in California in the 50s, but didn't really catch on because they were not sunk into road surface and came unstuck. Like the reflective little plastic "cowpats" we saw on Autobahnen here for a  while.

    Umm, back to topic, I think. Smiley


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    Tanks Alex. I like seeing where others do their drives . Nice roads, just  lacks a bit of real hills


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    fritz:
    Eunice:
    throat:
    Eunice:

    Thanks for sharing,  .

    These bumps in the middle of the road look quite nasty, is that common in the UK?


    Very common , there called cats eyes which illuminate at night when they catch the headlights of cars , its a safety feature for lane discipline..

    We have that at construction sites. They're made of plastic and don't look half as mean as these.

    I guess they are really a safety feature once you try to prevent a care from sliding of the road. Smiley

    The British are emotionally attached to cats eyes because they were a British invention. Smiley

    Don't worry, Eunice, they are sprung and sink down into the road surface when you drive over them, so they would not send your car sliding off the road. Smiley
    They also make a very satisfying "thump" noise to tell you that you are crossing a lane line.
    They really are amazing in poor visibility conditions when even the white lines on the road don't show up any more and I have often wished we had them on the Autobahn here. Smiley


    Very true , however , I always avoided them on my bikes to not provoke any hair raising experiences...


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    throt:
    fritz:

    The British are emotionally attached to cats eyes because they were a British invention. Smiley

    Don't worry, Eunice, they are sprung and sink down into the road surface when you drive over them, so they would not send your car sliding off the road. Smiley
    They also make a very satisfying "thump" noise to tell you that you are crossing a lane line.
    They really are amazing in poor visibility conditions when even the white lines on the road don't show up any more and I have often wished we had them on the Autobahn here. Smiley


    Very true , however , I always avoided them on my bikes to not provoke any hair raising experiences...

    Throt, judging by your avatar you were not always successful? Smiley


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    Yes number 5 did it for me. Very nice shot! Thanks for sharing.

    Are there a lot of cops on English road like this? Waiting in ambush like their US counterparts like to do?


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    throt:
    fritz:
    Eunice:
    throat:
    Eunice:

    Thanks for sharing,  .

    These bumps in the middle of the road look quite nasty, is that common in the UK?


    Very common , there called cats eyes which illuminate at night when they catch the headlights of cars , its a safety feature for lane discipline..

    We have that at construction sites. They're made of plastic and don't look half as mean as these.

    I guess they are really a safety feature once you try to prevent a care from sliding of the road. Smiley

    The British are emotionally attached to cats eyes because they were a British invention. Smiley

    Don't worry, Eunice, they are sprung and sink down into the road surface when you drive over them, so they would not send your car sliding off the road. Smiley
    They also make a very satisfying "thump" noise to tell you that you are crossing a lane line.
    They really are amazing in poor visibility conditions when even the white lines on the road don't show up any more and I have often wished we had them on the Autobahn here. Smiley


    Very true , however , I always avoided them on my bikes to not provoke any hair raising experiences...


    Here , Eunice , who is that dude above called throat or have we a glitch Smiley...


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    cannga:

    Yes number 5 did it for me. Very nice shot! Thanks for sharing.

    Are there a lot of cops on English road like this? Waiting in ambush like their US counterparts like to do?

    Not on B (or smaller) roads typically.  Downside is that road surface is pretty bumpy in places and if you hit traffic then it's quite hard to get around people. 

    When on roads like this the rural traffic can range from locals in 4x4's to tractors and horse-boxes, so you need an element of luck to get a good run.


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    Pic number 5 is the best for me too!! thanks Alex!


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    fritz:

    Looks just like the rolling hills around Marlborough.

    Anywhere close to there? Smiley

    These roads are about 50 miles SW of Marlborough, which in England terms is a long way!


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    Super Darius:

    Pic number 5 is the best for me too!! thanks Alex!

    Now that I know what you are all looking for I will have to take some more soon!

    Some of the routes I have discovered in this area are fantastic!  Hidden gems.


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    throt:

    Here , Eunice , who is that dude above called throat or have we a glitch Smiley...

    Well, first I thought it might be one of fritz hard to get jokes. But actually, I must have pressed the "a" accidently myself. Smiley


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    Beautiful scenes Alex, thanks for the photos :-)


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    Beautiful country and pictures.


     
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