- Southwark plans crackdown on 20+mph cyclists1 year 5 weeks agoCan you actually achieve
Can you actually achieve 20mph in Southwark?
What with the terrible state of the roads, traffic lights every 50yrds, psychotic bus drivers, Boris bikes acting like random particles and taxi drivers moving to and from the kerb without warning.
I can't wait for the first attempted prosecution.
- Southwark plans crackdown on 20+mph cyclists1 year 5 weeks agoSeeing as non motorised
Seeing as non motorised vehicles aren't required to have speedometers fitted.......how can this be enforceable?
Surely it's down to the old 'furious cycling' rather than speeding?
- Tour de France Stage 161 year 5 weeks ago107, much better than I
107, much better than I expected, thanks Tommy V!
- Crack in Giant Defy 2 seat tube1 year 5 weeks agoDon't stand for it if the
Don't stand for it if the shop torqued it last.
The fact it's not torqued now is not an indication that it wasn't tight enough previously
At 4 months that's not good enough from the shop, unless they know something we don't.
- Tour de France Stage 161 year 5 weeks ago154 - second on the stage in
154 - second on the stage in forum scorum. Up to 518th with 5 more stages to go!
- Southwark plans crackdown on 20+mph cyclists1 year 5 weeks agoHang on a minute, are you
Hang on a minute, are you really saying it won't hurt a pedestrian if they are hit by a cyclist doing 25mph?
- Southwark plans crackdown on 20+mph cyclists1 year 5 weeks agoSo do I get this right, if
So do I get this right, if motorists routinely go well over 20 in a built up zone then despite what it would do to calm things down the police oppose 20mph speed limits and aren't minded to enforce?
BTW drivers are too dense to notice large signs and even 12ft hight white painted 20 ones on the road in Cardiff and the speed limit isn't currently enforced.
- Choisissez trois Français... 2014 édition1 year 5 weeks agoOh no, pinot and peraud did
Oh no, pinot and peraud did not finish top 10 today
- My brother’s not a doper, says Jonathan Tiernan-Locke’s twin sister1 year 5 weeks agoPaul J wrote:Joeinpoole: PartPaul J wrote:
Joeinpoole: Part of the basis of her case was that the pH of the B sample was out of spec and different to the A sample, providing evidence that it been mishandled / degraded.
There's a detailed discussion in this book:
Scroll back to page 155 for the beginning. Note that the descriptive text sometimes refers to "samples", but the actual text quoted seems to make it clear Modahl's legal argument was based on the B sample being degraded. Later descriptive text (e.g. on page 162) seems also to make it clear the issue was the B sample handling.
Reading the thing again, if footnote 23 on page 161 is true, then that would make you wonder a lot about procedures at this lab. That said, note paragraph 13 in the court of appeal judgement at:
"As to the first, although [the Independent Appeal Panel] noted that there were unsatisfactory features relating to the evidence as to the chain of custody, it was satisfied that nothing had occurred to cast any real doubt on the reliability of the findings. As to the second, it concluded that there was no justification for the argument that the laboratory had not been properly accredited, but that there had been some departures from best practice in relation to the analysis in particular of sample A, as to which the pH value had not been noted. Nonetheless it concluded that these did not cast any real doubt on the reliability of the findings. As to the third, it was satisfied that the samples were the appellant's. The problem which was identified, however, was that the pH value of the B sample was such as to show bacterial degradation of the sample to an extent which caused some of the experts called to give evidence which questioned whether the sample should have been analysed at all. The tribunal concluded that it was proper for the laboratory to analyse the sample as the question was essentially one of reliability. As to the fourth issue, it concluded that the analyses had been properly carried out. "
The judgement seems to go on to affirm this panel acted in good faith and properly in reaching those conclusions.
Basically, it seems to me that Mohdahl got off because she was able to raise reasonable doubt about the validity of the B test. She did not show why the A sample test would have been invalid, though her side makes claims about general handling issues during the B test that would make you wonder about that lab. However, the pH of her A-sample was fine, unlike the B.
I wouldn't want to bet my house on her having been clean though.
Ok, thanks for that but I think you are misreading some of the statements. The pH was originally noted at the time the sample was taken (as in before the sample was split between A & B)... and then again separately when the B sample was tested.
The B sample tested the same as the A sample for testosterone (the incredible 42:1 reading).
If an athlete takes testosterone then it causes a reaction in the liver and produces metabolites which are detectable and tested for. When testosterone is produced by bacteria, as a result of poor storage, then these metabolites do not appear. Metabolites were NOT detected in either the A or B samples.
Right from the start there were TWO glaring red lights about the validity of the test result. The truly bizarrely high reading of testosterone (40x normal) and the lack of metabolites. Theses issues were identical in both the A and B samples.
I absolutely *would* bet my house on Modahl being clean at the time of the testing.
The really depressing thing is that Modahl spent a fortune on private research* and clearing her name and yet, 20 years later, there are still folk (like you) who refuse to believe in her innocence. All because a laboratory screwed up __ nothing to do with Modahl at all. It could have happened to any other athlete unfortunate enough to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
*(NB: It was not previously understood that bacteria could produce testosterone in this way and scientific papers were published as a result of this research)
- Southwark plans crackdown on 20+mph cyclists1 year 5 weeks ago"Look and feel" of the road
"Look and feel" of the road eh? That is a new one. We have a 20 mph speed limit in the London Borough of Camden. All ignore it (including cyclists). I don't think plod will buy into this.
- Southwark plans crackdown on 20+mph cyclists1 year 5 weeks agoHonestly not that big a deal.
Honestly not that big a deal. Those using the fast routes such as CS7, or New Kent Road shouldn't be affected, as those are red routes controlled by TfL, not Southwark.
For all the side roads and quietways, I don't care. 20mph is plenty fast enough.
- Tour de France Stage 161 year 5 weeks ago1 rider away from my full
1 rider away from my full house again
- Southwark plans crackdown on 20+mph cyclists1 year 5 weeks agoThis should be
This should be entertaining
*gets a bucket of popcorn*
- Tour de France Stage 161 year 5 weeks ago13 clicks and 25 minutes and
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