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by londoncommuter0000
31 Mar 2019, 10:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Traffic cop fined £485 after pleading guilty to careless driving after putting cyclist in coma
Replies: 13
Views: 1602

Re: Traffic cop fined £485 after pleading guilty to careless driving after putting cyclist in coma

thelawnet wrote:https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/motorist-who-left-cyclist-coma-16044345


Surprised the cyclist didn't get nicked for assaulting a police officer.
by londoncommuter0000
21 Mar 2019, 8:24am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?
Replies: 89
Views: 11576

Re: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?

Oh, and to get back on-topic: no, i'm not putting off touring decisions. But then, I have dual nationality anyway, so Brexit won't really affect me. :-)
by londoncommuter0000
21 Mar 2019, 8:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400769

Re: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?

That I find a sickening post. As a historian I could go on explaining that most of western European urban culture and society owes a lot to immigrants, but that is unlikely to persuade the supporters of brexit. But sick of fellow humans? Instead I treassure the memory of my grandfather being receiv...
by londoncommuter0000
20 Mar 2019, 6:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400769

Re: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?

Disproven? How...you mean disagreed with!!. No, disproven. Or rather - proven to be abject lies. The UK has never 'lost control' either of our borders or of our country. The EU does not and never has 'ruled' Britain, and has never had any desire to do so. The UK does not require the approval of the...
by londoncommuter0000
19 Mar 2019, 2:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400769

Re: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?

.....Not everybody who voted out expected an economic benefit - I think there was an acceptance that some fall in living standards may have to be accepted..... So what's the upside for the common wo/man? Please dont say taking back control,that's a fallacy disproven elsewhere on the forum. Disprove...
by londoncommuter0000
19 Mar 2019, 9:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Not all mayhem caused by motorists.
Replies: 20
Views: 3404

Re: Not all mayhem caused by motorists.

I am just well aware that when it comes to selfishness, arrogance and psychopathy, we cannot ever hope to hold a candle to the most selfish, brutal, arrogant thug the world has ever seen. The British car driver. As a British car driver......... :) Well, it's like that old truism... not all tories a...
by londoncommuter0000
19 Mar 2019, 8:20am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Not all mayhem caused by motorists.
Replies: 20
Views: 3404

Re: Not all mayhem caused by motorists.

It all depends on your definition of 'cyclist'. I'm willing to bet that 10 March was the first time that the assailant had been on a bicycle for years, and it's probably the last (unless he decides to go out and repeat his actions). At a guess : a driver who got fined and/or lost his licence after ...
by londoncommuter0000
18 Mar 2019, 3:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Not all mayhem caused by motorists.
Replies: 20
Views: 3404

Re: Not all mayhem caused by motorists.

As ever, it is largely bad people who make life miserable. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/mar/18/london-cyclist-critical-condition-kicked-off-bike-hackney?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other It all depends on your definition of 'cyclist'. I'm willing to bet that 10 March was the first time that the as...
by londoncommuter0000
18 Mar 2019, 8:15am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Victim of close pass sends video to police; they reply with threat of prosecution
Replies: 25
Views: 3832

Re: Victim of close pass sends video to police; they reply with threat of prosecution

Incidentally, I mentioned this in response to a suggestion that increased police powers more generally were all introduced by Tory governments. In the context of pavement cycling IIRC, the power of arrest for any offence - including summary offences such as this - was introduced in 2005. http://www...
by londoncommuter0000
17 Mar 2019, 10:05am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Victim of close pass sends video to police; they reply with threat of prosecution
Replies: 25
Views: 3832

Re: Victim of close pass sends video to police; they reply with threat of prosecution

reohn2 wrote:I watched the video and can't see what the cyclist did wrong :?
Have I missed something?


Well, you know that kerfuffle about 'driving while black'..?
by londoncommuter0000
16 Mar 2019, 8:50pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Iain's 2019 LeJog
Replies: 56
Views: 8025

Re: Iain's 2019 LeJog

I wish I had the courage to do this.

I keep thinking that my route would end when I was either deliberately pushed off my bike by the passenger of a passing car, or else wiped out by a BMW driver as he checks Facebook whilst overtaking me at 95 mph.
by londoncommuter0000
16 Mar 2019, 6:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How do you look behind with falling off your bike
Replies: 51
Views: 5903

Re: How do you look behind with falling off your bike

I’ve now been riding ~3 years. 2 1/2 of that on a mountain bike the last 6 months on a road bike. One thing I really struggle with is looking behind and not being able to stay in a straight line. I bought some TriEye glasses and like those but because I have a prescription in my glasses the TriEye ...
by londoncommuter0000
16 Mar 2019, 1:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Windy
Replies: 42
Views: 5631

Re: Windy

This weather makes me particularly cross, because I did not do anything to cause this. These extreme weather events are the result of the abject abuse of the planet by those for whom profit is the only aim in life. Capitalists. I would hang the lot of them. Who would hang the lawyers then? :D We'd ...
by londoncommuter0000
16 Mar 2019, 1:34pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Victim of close pass sends video to police; they reply with threat of prosecution
Replies: 25
Views: 3832

Re: Police tell cyclist they will prosecute him for reporting bad driving to them

they're all corrupt at one time or another The whole romantic notion of 'policing with consent' went out the door with the Miners' Strike, and aside from politicians and senior police officers who want to hoodwink the public into believing that we have even the slightest control over what happens, ...
by londoncommuter0000
16 Mar 2019, 1:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Windy
Replies: 42
Views: 5631

Re: Windy

peetee wrote:
londoncommuter0000 wrote:My wife and I were just sitting chatting, as you do.


Hardly. As far as I am aware I have never met your wife.


Ta boom-tisch!