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Re: Cycling

Post by Dan » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:11 pm

mrblackbat wrote:I'd like more details into the incidents as most that I see when I'm on my bike are caused by the cyclist. For instance, dickheads thinking that traffic lights don't apply to them, or just jumping on and off the pavement at a moments notice. Undercutting buses and lorries seems to be a common way to get yourself knocked off too....
These two guys the BBC have interviewed briefly seem to understand that. Respect each other, follow the rules of the road, use a bit of common sense, and you'll be fine.

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Re: Cycling

Post by Rover the Top » Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:01 pm

Dan wrote:
mrblackbat wrote:I'd like more details into the incidents as most that I see when I'm on my bike are caused by the cyclist. For instance, dickheads thinking that traffic lights don't apply to them, or just jumping on and off the pavement at a moments notice. Undercutting buses and lorries seems to be a common way to get yourself knocked off too....
These two guys the BBC have interviewed briefly seem to understand that. Respect each other, follow the rules of the road, use a bit of common sense, and you'll be fine.
It's like you've never encountered people before... :lol:

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Re: Cycling

Post by Savory » Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:30 pm

The bikes that really get up my nose are the Boris bikes because they are not regular bike riders. Usually they have no head protection and they don't know how to ride them.
wtf are boris bikes? :lol:

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Post by mcteeth » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:17 pm

mrblackbat wrote:I'd like more details into the incidents as most that I see when I'm on my bike are caused by the cyclist. For instance, dickheads thinking that traffic lights don't apply to them, or just jumping on and off the pavement at a moments notice. Undercutting buses and lorries seems to be a common way to get yourself knocked off too....
Agree absolutely, I've been cycling around London for 4 years and yes it is dangerous but the only incident I've had was completely my own fault for being a prat. But the number of things I see cyclists do each down blows my mind, but I think the media are very careful to apportion blame on the cyclist or say it was their fault.

But I know the junctions so well where these keep happening and I have a reasonable idea as to what has happened and you can't ignore the fact that every time the cyclist has put themselves at a level of risk.

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Re: Cycling

Post by Dan » Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:04 pm

6 dead in two weeks

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His death is the sixth cycling fatality on the capital's roads in two weeks and the 14th death in 2013. HGVs were involved in nine of the fatal crashes.

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Re: Cycling

Post by mrblackbat » Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:42 pm

The most interesting thing about that article is the number of cycle journeys versus deaths shows that cycling is actually a lot safer now than five years ago. Yet this is "unprecedented". Erm, not looking at those numbers, it isn't.

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Re: Cycling

Post by mrblackbat » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:33 pm

Eh?

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Re: Cycling

Post by iamarover » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:02 pm

Dan has posted an article reporting that today Sir Bradley Wiggins attended the ceremony where he was knighted by the queen.

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Re: Cycling

Post by Gibbon » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:49 pm

:lol:

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Re: Cycling

Post by mrblackbat » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:17 pm

Eyeing up some climbs to do whilst out in France in May; probably looking at the Col du Grand Colombier, or maybe the Annecy-Semnoz climb. Any suggestions around the Lyon/Annecy area most welcome, including smaller ones too, not just about killing myself on the HC shit....

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Re: Cycling

Post by Dan » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:29 pm

Climb onto a lilo and float around the sea with a beer :)

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Re: Cycling

Post by Savory » Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:04 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PFRdEUN240[/youtube]

well worth watching til the end :lol:

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Re: Cycling

Post by mrblackbat » Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:26 pm

Cracking win by Peter Sagan in the world's!

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