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You may also find the current flag status of the river useful. This page tracks the level of the Isis at Friar's Wharf; Geraint Jones informs me that 15" to 20" above normal there seems to be a good match for a flooded path.
The Environment Agency has an automated level meter at the Southern end of Mesopotamia with two readings available: upstream and downstream. Once calibrated against the flooding of the path these should provide a useful warning mechanism.
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Wednesday 12 March 2014 14:16
: Fred () from 126.96.36.199 (cpc6-oxfd21-2-0-cust143.4-3.cable.virginm.net) said:
The 'cyclist dismount' signs are there to warn you that cycling across the grids can damage your wheels and will lead sooner or later to broken spokes. No legal force, unlike walking on the wrong side of the track, which most people do. Face the traffic, folks.
Wednesday 12 March 2014 14:15
: Dominic () from 2001:630:441:501::205 (squash.oucs.ox.ac.uk) said:
Blue signs are advisory only, so they are simply advising you that it might be safer to get off and walk across the cattle grids.
Wednesday 12 March 2014 13:46
: Josh () from 188.8.131.52 () said:
Does anyone obey the 'cyclists dismount' sign near the cattle grids? Is it illegal to ignore them? If not, why are they there?! My conscience is troubled...
Tuesday 11 March 2014 13:55
: Helen (email@example.com) from 184.108.40.206 (cpc2-oxfd21-2-0-cust252.4-3.cable.virginm.net) said:
Lost! Right foot start-rite school boy's shoe last Friday afternoon. Mostly black and rather expensive. Would be very glad to get it back. 07906075248
Thursday 20 February 2014 08:48
: Steve () from 220.127.116.11 (bioch2039.bioch.ox.ac.uk) said:
No more water left on the track. No need for wellies, although it is slightly mucky on the track. \n \nLets hope for a BIT of rain to clear it up!
Thursday 20 February 2014 07:43
: Nigel () from 18.104.22.168 () said:
All clear, muddy patches.
Wednesday 19 February 2014 22:37
: Sebastian () from 22.214.171.124 (cpc2-oxfd21-2-0-cust80.4-3.cable.virginm.net) said:
Cycled through at 8.30pm and the crown was dry but still water on the side to half after the bridges. Fine for both cycling and walking down the middle.
Wednesday 19 February 2014 18:29
: Jonathon Howe () from 126.96.36.199 (host81-155-213-174.range81-155.btcentralplus.com) said:
Only a few metres of the crown now still under water. Wellies won't be necessary tomorrow on foot.
Wednesday 19 February 2014 18:11
: Nigel () from 188.8.131.52 () said:
Down a fraction on this morning - still an inch at most on patches of the crown.
Wednesday 19 February 2014 10:12
: Renaud () from 184.108.40.206 (client0470.vpn.ox.ac.uk) said:
I just cycled through very easily with normal shoes. The water wasn't even close from reaching the pedal.
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“ An A-road walks into a bar and asks for a pint. The barman serves him, but he looks really tough and the barman worries that there'll be trouble.
“ Then a dual carriage way walks in and buys a pint. The barman again notes that he looks tough and says, ‘Look, I don't want any trouble, so could you sit in that corner away from the A-road?’ So the dual carriage way does.
“ Soon afterwards, in walks a motorway and gets a pint, who looks extremely tough, so the barman makes him sit in another corner away from the other two roads.
“ A bit later, a really small road walks in and buys a diet coke. The A-road, dual carriage way and motorway all look at him aghast and run out of the pub. The barman grabs the motorway on the way past and asks, ‘Why are you running out? He's a really tiny road.’
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