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The Bellinghman
Date: 2009-11-27 11:58
Subject: Roads
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I am amused by this BBC article on Britain's most intimidating road junctions.. Particularly this comment: Between them, Birmingham, London and Glasgow took eight of the top 10 spots.

Strangely enough, I had no difficulty in guessing what the other two junctions in the list were. Yes, the Swindon and Hemel magic roundabouts, at #4 and #9.

(As someone who negotiated the Hanger Lane gyratory (#5) twice a day for several years, I think I can cope with just about anything, though I'll concede that the Glasgow ones are a real pain.)
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Autopope
User: autopope
Date: 2009-11-27 12:33 (UTC)
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I did that at Hemel Hempstead.

Came off the motorway at the wrong junction and misread the sign in darkness and torrential rain that obscured the road markings; I went across three mini-roundabouts on the wrong side of the road before the oncoming headlights tipped me off about what I was doing wrong ...

Edited at 2009-11-27 12:34 pm (UTC)
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-11-27 13:12 (UTC)
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I can quite imagine that happening.

Happily for me, the first time I met it was on a nice sunny day when visiting bellinghwoman at her workplace. Since she was then working on Park Lane, which is the hill leading down to it, my initial requirement was just to do a 180 round that single element which was at the bottom of the hill. I worked up to more complicated variations on later encounters.
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