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Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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Deeferdonk | 6 years ago
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That policeman riding through the supermarket at full whack seems really reckless. What if a small child had run out in front of him, even if he had time to react or wouldn't make much difference on the polished surface.

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Dnnnnnn | 6 years ago
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I think this is the Tooting video:

www.facebook.com/1797224600303573/videos/2300255640000464

I hope the Daily Mail don't get hold of it...

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NPlus1Bikelights | 6 years ago
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PC Knellar's Sainsbury's Strava segment is unfair, I may have to challenge it hanging off a trolley 

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Jamminatrix | 6 years ago
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On narrow two-lane roads, I can understand how it may be a delay for vehicles to pass 2-abreast cyclists while maintaining the minimum legal passing distance with oncoming traffic. However, on bigger roads where there is at least two lanes in the same direction of travel, I think it should be law where motorists must completely move over into the next lane.

Paul_C wrote:

but those four cycle riders are taking up exactly the same space as a car or tractor...

I live in rural countryside, and some tractors (harvesters) can be as wide as an entire 2-lane road. Not one motorist has a problem pulling off the road and stopping to let the harvester by. But as soon as they see a cyclist, they act like the world is ending having 10 seconds of inconvenience. Everyone has to have something or someone they hate.

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alansmurphy | 6 years ago
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How do those bike racks stop the homeless, there's loads of space on the pavement.

 

Also I see an opportunity for a hammock!

 

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BehindTheBikesheds | 6 years ago
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Bike parking 3 blocks away and then has the gaul to say they can't put bike parking there because they need planning or some BS excuse. So not only using the excuse of this being parking for bikes despite it never ever going to be used but coming up with BS excuse as to why it isn't actually near where it's needed to cover up the fact it's intended use was to prevent homeless people from sleeping there.

Mut be related to Valbrona #CUNT

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Drinfinity | 6 years ago
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That “one peen” water bottle system? Sure, I’ll replace my bit of bent wire which is universally compatible with pretty much every bidon, for a big lump of plastic compatible with nothing else apart from a bottle from the same vendor. 

And the argument about small frames? Do Side loading bottle cages not exist in Oz?

 

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CygnusX1 replied to Drinfinity | 6 years ago
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Drinfinity wrote:

That “one peen” water bottle system? Sure, I’ll replace my bit of bent wire which is universally compatible with pretty much every bidon, for a big lump of plastic compatible with nothing else apart from a bottle from the same vendor. 

And the argument about small frames? Do Side loading bottle cages not exist in Oz?

But it "looks good, and its fast" - I'm in ....

 

(stitches)

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Paul_C | 6 years ago
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but those four cycle riders are taking up exactly the same space as a car or tractor...

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burtthebike | 6 years ago
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Staggering story from Seattle, a complete waste of money and effort, and I wouldn't mind betting there are plenty of places the cycle parking is actually needed.

Next time I want some cycle parking installed, I'll lie down on the pavement for a few days.

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Paul_C replied to burtthebike | 6 years ago
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burtthebike wrote:

Staggering story from Seattle, a complete waste of money and effort, and I wouldn't mind betting there are plenty of places the cycle parking is actually needed

 

wouldn't be surprised either if they took the money out of the cycling budget...

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