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hawkinspeter [3906 posts] 6 months ago
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It was the bike.

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ktache [1951 posts] 6 months ago
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That does not look like the worlds fastest bike.

 

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hawkinspeter [3906 posts] 6 months ago
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Bristol doesn't need a quick bike to be quicker than other traffic.

(Pic shamelessly stolen from BristolPost)

 

 

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ktache [1951 posts] 6 months ago
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ibid

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CXR94Di2 [2685 posts] 6 months ago
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The losers also polluted the Environment.

  The winner arrived fitter, better mental attitude for the day and nothing to pay for parking.

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Mungecrundle [1541 posts] 6 months ago
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All this proves is that cyclists cause delays for other road users. If the cyclist had not taken part in the race, then one of the other transport options would have won. QED cyclists cause traffic congestion.

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Daveyraveygravey [700 posts] 6 months ago
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CXR94Di2 wrote:

The losers also polluted the Environment.

  The winner arrived fitter, better mental attitude for the day and nothing to pay for parking.

 

The winner may have arrived mentally scarred though, as he realised that some of those lovely normal folk in cars actually might want to kill him...

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Daveyraveygravey [700 posts] 6 months ago
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Can we have more info on the actual route?  It looks like the lady that took the bus had to get a bus to the start, so she was later than the others?  Is that fair?

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HoarseMann [273 posts] 6 months ago
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ktache wrote:

That does not look like the worlds fastest bike.

 

Fast enough though and pretty much a perfect city bike... hub dynamo, son edelux front light, bombproof sturmey 3 speed, folds so can blag it onto a train/bus, mudguards, looks a heap so unattractive to thieves... just the brakes that are probably a bit ropey, especially in the wet.

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Simon E [3809 posts] 6 months ago
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Daveyraveygravey wrote:

Can we have more info on the actual route?  It looks like the lady that took the bus had to get a bus to the start, so she was later than the others?  Is that fair?

Probably not but it's 21st century British public transport, what do you expect?

<shrug>

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Goldfever4 [406 posts] 6 months ago
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Daveyraveygravey wrote:

Can we have more info on the actual route?  It looks like the lady that took the bus had to get a bus to the start, so she was later than the others?  Is that fair?

 

I imagine they waited for her to get there before starting.

 

Ironically, the bus route will have been on the Metrobus, the brand new, hyper-expensive bus route that is still slower than cycling.

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Bmblbzzz [326 posts] 6 months ago
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Goldfever4 wrote:
Daveyraveygravey wrote:

Can we have more info on the actual route?  It looks like the lady that took the bus had to get a bus to the start, so she was later than the others?  Is that fair?

 

I imagine they waited for her to get there before starting.

 

Ironically, the bus route will have been on the Metrobus, the brand new, hyper-expensive bus route that is still slower than cycling.

But faster than driving in a car. I'm not sure whether this is down to the M32 bus lane or what. Any suggestions, anyone?

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brooksby [4839 posts] 6 months ago
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Goldfever4 wrote:
Daveyraveygravey wrote:

Can we have more info on the actual route?  It looks like the lady that took the bus had to get a bus to the start, so she was later than the others?  Is that fair?

I imagine they waited for her to get there before starting.

Ironically, the bus route will have been on the Metrobus, the brand new, hyper-expensive bus route that is still slower than cycling.

IIRC Metrobus was originally touted as being more or less a guided bus system, with dedicated routes etc; it ended up being too expensive to do that so the bulk of its routes are just on the normal roads, with the rest of the traffic, just like a 'normal' bus.  I did see a Metrobus on the new busway by Ashton Gate the other day.  Its a bit like seeing some rare bird: I imagine that bus-spotters werelined up to take serial numbers... yes 

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fukawitribe [2861 posts] 6 months ago
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brooksby wrote:
Goldfever4 wrote:
Daveyraveygravey wrote:

Can we have more info on the actual route?  It looks like the lady that took the bus had to get a bus to the start, so she was later than the others?  Is that fair?

I imagine they waited for her to get there before starting.

Ironically, the bus route will have been on the Metrobus, the brand new, hyper-expensive bus route that is still slower than cycling.

IIRC Metrobus was originally touted as being more or less a guided bus system, with dedicated routes etc; it ended up being too expensive to do that so the bulk of its routes are just on the normal roads, with the rest of the traffic, just like a 'normal' bus.  I did see a Metrobus on the new busway by Ashton Gate the other day.  Its a bit like seeing some rare bird: I imagine that bus-spotters werelined up to take serial numbers... yes 

I see a lot of them around Ashton, passenger number in them look decent - early morning / evening obviously, but see a fair few people outside that when i've been around. From what i've heard indirectly from people that have used that route, seems well regarded.

 

They were going to be predominantly fully guided, that was really never going to fly, and are mostly on the road but in bus lanes (some 'special' ones') for much of the routes i've seen. It's been a right comedy show getting even what we've got so far, but they seem alright - not tried yet, will next time I need to get back from Aztec without bike/car.

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hawkinspeter [3906 posts] 6 months ago
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They've now published a summary article that has more info on the routes: https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/raced-north-bristol-city...

(Sorry - I can't be bothered to copy/paste their different routes)