European Trip of May '09

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Re: European Trip of May '09

#21 Post by ajay » Sun May 17, 2009 6:09 pm

it's soooooooooooo nice! u purposely wanna make us jealous right? :)
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#22 Post by naim » Mon May 18, 2009 1:23 am

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Are those brick red lanes meant for pedestrians or bicycles?
Yes, and bikes give way to ppl, and cars give way to all. :mrgreen:
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#23 Post by 9W6VX » Mon May 18, 2009 12:31 pm

Try that here in Malaysia and we'll probably be a accident statistic.

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I used to be avid cyclist and other road users do not give way ................

Which reminds me to get my butt on the saddle again.............
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#24 Post by bartmp8 » Mon May 18, 2009 12:47 pm

9W6VX wrote:Try that here in Malaysia and we'll probably be a accident statistic.

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I used to be avid cyclist and other road users do not give way ................

Which reminds me to get my butt on the saddle again.............
You should see Indonesia, The biggest moving object on the road gets right of way. Full Stop.

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#25 Post by cruiser » Mon May 18, 2009 5:10 pm

bartmp8 wrote: You should see Indonesia, The biggest moving object on the road gets right of way. Full Stop.
That is where the divide begins... considerate cohabitation with respect to safety use for fellow countrymen... :thumbsup:

The brick-colored path is a bicycle lane. An accomplishment to allow cyclists to have their own right of way & use along B-routes (secondary inner sub urban roads). It is not meant as a pedestrian path but it is not a choice opted either for residents because most would have a bicycle rather than ply on foot unless its walking up to the next neighbour to stretch the limbs occasionally to have a chat & coffee. Cyclists are prohibited to cycle on major roads and highways. That is where these special lanes contribute within inner routes, away from the major roads.

The ones who walks on these would be viewed as tourists or holiday workers aka "flower-pickers" who obviously are unaware about it and certainly do not own even a bicycle and fortunately for their own safety, they know its not safe to trek on these lanes after dark as most lanes are neither litted. Usually, the speed allowed for motorized vehicles are between 30, 50 and 70kph subject to Municipal legislation and based on past hazards recorded.
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Re: European Trip of May '09

#26 Post by silversider » Tue May 19, 2009 11:22 pm

naim wrote:... of all shades and hues!
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Man! These are beautiful, Nice capture too. Syok nye dapat pergi sana.

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#27 Post by naim » Wed May 20, 2009 4:25 am

GIBRALTAR

For the first time ever, we entered Gibraltar today. The Spanish border police inspected our Malaysian passports, was unsure what to do, and promptly took us to see his boss, who looked at our docs and said, no problem (or something to that effect - Malaysian passports must be rare sightings here). Soon we were on British soil, and no passport control at their end. :)

View of the Rock from Spain's border town of La Linea.
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Nice esplanade of La Linea fronting Gibraltar.
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In front of the CIQ complex at La Linea. The 426-metre high limestone Pillar of Hercules is very impressive.
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#28 Post by naim » Wed May 20, 2009 4:27 am

Past immigration, and the airport terminal is on the immediate left.
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The RAF is of course here, to defend British sovereignty.
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And here's an oddity - the only road into Gibraltar has to cross the airport runway.
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#29 Post by naim » Wed May 20, 2009 4:28 am

Yes, that's runway 09/27 of GIB.
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Of course, when no plane is using it, the rest of us can ply the road. Traffic lights with barriers control access at both ends.
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Past the runway, we are greeted by BP, who else?
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And of course, very British traffic signboard.
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Re: European Trip of May '09

#30 Post by naim » Thu May 28, 2009 5:33 pm

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