Post subject: Re: Long bike rides
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:51 am
As a Brit, I find roundabouts really easy and the most natural thing in the world. Double roundabouts are heaps of fun, and guaranteed to confuse learner drivers!
Of course, road designers occasionally get carried away and come up with gems like this - witness 'The Magic Roundabout' (yes, it's actually called that - it was originally called 'County Islands', but it was changed in 1980!):http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Roundabout_(Swindon)
There's even a link or two at the bottom of the page to other 'Magic Roundabouts' - the one in Hemel hempstead is particularly good fun, by the looks of it!
People ploughing over the tops of roundabouts does happen over here- usually people trying to escape from the Police, and as a result the footage is often seen on 'fly on the Wall' type Police shows on TV. I actually saw an example of it last night, funnily enough.