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by KTM690
7 Feb 2011, 9:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Clarkson advocates cutting cyclists up
Replies: 68
Views: 3986

Re: Clarkson advocates cutting cyclists up

Nutsey wrote:Clarkson is essentially a brilliant troll. He doesn't even need to come on this site, he's that good.

He even trolled an entire nation last week, and pre-emptively trolled the Mexican ambassador before he could hand wring in retaliation.

:D :D :D :D :D :D
by KTM690
7 Feb 2011, 9:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Clarkson advocates cutting cyclists up
Replies: 68
Views: 3986

Re: Clarkson advocates knocking cyclists off

If we follow this logic then we shouldn't complain when car drivers misbehave. There's complaining to the Police and there's using your position as a TV presenter to broadcast your views to the nation. Two completely different things. I don't think cyclists need Clarkson's blessing to use the publi...
by KTM690
7 Feb 2011, 8:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Another Criminal Cyclist?
Replies: 22
Views: 1839

Re: Another Criminal Cyclist?

TC, it's a well known fact that all the best, most convenient and most used cycle routes are marked with the prohibitory sign. :D There's no point in prohibiting routes that cyclists don't want to use. I'd never thought of it like that but it's so true! :lol: The application of TRO's (ie prohibitin...
by KTM690
7 Feb 2011, 8:51pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "The Government Can't Stop People Driving Badly"
Replies: 77
Views: 6124

Re: "The Government Can't Stop People Driving Badly"

kwackers wrote:
KTM690 wrote:Even penalties for parking are harsh - plus they can tow your car away.

They are! It's cheaper to kill 4 cyclists in a car with 3 bald tyres than it is to get your towed car back!



Not so sure when you factor the cleaning costs of removing squashed cyclist from the paintwork
by KTM690
7 Feb 2011, 6:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "The Government Can't Stop People Driving Badly"
Replies: 77
Views: 6124

Re: "The Government Can't Stop People Driving Badly"

The government can't stop people driving badly,but they can minimize it.At present, with a distinct lack of police presence and by all accounts that presence about to become even less,add to that the paltry sentences handed down, and it seems the government's objective is to maximize bad driving IM...
by KTM690
6 Feb 2011, 9:14pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycles and motorcycles
Replies: 18
Views: 1671

Re: Cycles and motorcycles

You need relatively little room to escape in with a motorcycle.

What's percieved as tailgating can be relatively safe.
by KTM690
6 Feb 2011, 9:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Clarkson advocates cutting cyclists up
Replies: 68
Views: 3986

Re: Clarkson advocates knocking cyclists off

On Top Gear tonight Clarkson said cyclists should be knocked off as they don't pay road tax. Given the number of Clarkson wannabees around can I expect some more abuse than usual on the bike tomorrow? I really think the BBC should sack him, he is advocating murder and dangerous driving. Lighten up ...
by KTM690
6 Feb 2011, 9:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Anti-motorist?
Replies: 42
Views: 2282

Re: Anti-motorist?

Acceptable loss. really? a better standard of driving (caused by a sterner police and courts) could slash that. if it's your son, wife, brother that gets killed for want of the motorist involved taking care - i'm sure you'll change your mind Smoking, alcohol and chronic cake retention kill more tha...
by KTM690
6 Feb 2011, 6:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Another Criminal Cyclist?
Replies: 22
Views: 1839

Re: Another Criminal Cyclist?

Is the Dartford crossing open to cyclists?
by KTM690
6 Feb 2011, 4:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Another Criminal Cyclist?
Replies: 22
Views: 1839

Re: Another Criminal Cyclist?

I wouldn't take the incident as anti cyclist or police being daft.

They may have though you had nicked the bike and were just being nosey
by KTM690
6 Feb 2011, 4:39pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Anti-motorist?
Replies: 42
Views: 2282

Re: Anti-motorist?

As for the war on motorists, how many have died in this war? Those that have seemed to be killed pretty much by 'friendly fire' whereas large numbers of innocent bystanders have also been killed. Seems fundamentally to be a war on 'non-motorists'. Only a 115 cyclists last year. And 500 pedestrians....
by KTM690
6 Feb 2011, 4:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Police Taking No Action - Advice Please
Replies: 67
Views: 4473

Re: Police Taking No Action - Advice Please

Just to get back for a moment to the nearside overtaking thing, I was involved in something a little earlier today which left me amazed. We are in the Leeds Green Belt here (not as rural as it sounds) but we do have plenty of riding schools hereabouts as the countryside is being urbanised. This mea...
by KTM690
6 Feb 2011, 1:30pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Stop Headway - Helmet compulsion in Northern Ireland
Replies: 118
Views: 7808

Re: Stop Headway - Helmet compulsion in Northern Ireland

Headway dont need or want anything more than "If only one child's life may possibly be saved" to justify their case. Acceptance. Well done for overcoming your denial. Truth is that Headway have a greater selection/weight of evidence to warp in favor of their arguments than CTC have to war...
by KTM690
6 Feb 2011, 1:19pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Formerly N.I. legislation - now general helmet argument
Replies: 101
Views: 4210

Re: Formerly N.I. legislation - now general helmet argument

It may be worth saying that cycling is generally considered good for not only the cyclist, but society in general. A personal anecdote: I banged my head on the pavement yesterday evening. it was only a slight tap, which might not have happened if I hadn't been wearing the cycle helmet. I also bange...
by KTM690
6 Feb 2011, 1:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Anti-motorist?
Replies: 42
Views: 2282

Re: Anti-motorist?

There is too much wrong with that post for me to put in the effort of correcting it all. If you split it up into individual points they can be demolished individually before moving on to the next then I might reply. As it stands the amount of work is too great, I am here for fun not hard work. Suff...