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softpedal
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Postby softpedal » 16 Feb 2007, 10:46am

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Is this a joke? In the daily mail this morning.
It's certainly worthy of some comments.
Your never to old to become younger

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Jac
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Postby Jac » 16 Feb 2007, 12:00pm

Your kidding - something about bikes in the daily mail

- its got to be a joke - the orange 'frame' would not support the front forks if any weight were put on it. And it looks suspiciously like wood :roll:

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Postby thirdcrank » 16 Feb 2007, 12:32pm

That looks suspiciously like a quay or launching slip in the background. He looks to me like the sort of shifty type who might also have a kayak out-of-shot.

Softpedal - was there no explanatory text?

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Postby ThomasDylan » 16 Feb 2007, 12:54pm

thirdcrank wrote:Softpedal - was there no explanatory text?


It's the Daily Mail, so something like:

"Swarthy, foreign asylum seekers find new way of evading the pitiful attempts of the police to detect their escape routes"

would be close to the mark.

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Postby Simon L6 » 16 Feb 2007, 1:12pm

or

'Brussells bureaucrats will insist that all bicycles will have to meet the new Euro-Standard. A spokesman insisted the sideways position was vital to ensure that EU bicycles were competitive in world markets. Mr. Ivan Bigsalari from Romania told our reporter that the Eurobike could travel on either side of the road, and in both directions at once. What do you think? If you've got an irrational fear of foriegners and you're sufficiently credulous to believe this stuff, then call our hotline on .....

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Postby ThomasDylan » 16 Feb 2007, 2:09pm

or

(following on from the outcry over certain MPs' cycling expense claims)

Robdog Corbyn finds way of claiming twice the allowance per mile at OUR expense

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Postby Mrs Tortoise » 16 Feb 2007, 4:37pm

could it be he's just undecided (as opposed to a floating voter - in which case they'd have shown a boat). Remember it's the Daily Muddle, which is for middle class fascists who like to look at lots of pictures.

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Postby Jac » 16 Feb 2007, 8:22pm

Kayak - did someone mention a kayak :shock:

cant even see a boat myself - but he does look a bit shifty - and in two minds about direction to pedal

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Postby Terry T » 16 Feb 2007, 8:34pm

You never get thought provoking cycling stories in the Maily Dail, just pieces like this that ridicule our pastime and mark us down as social misfits. :x
I get the feeling that people who don't cycle, think we're a strange lot. :roll:

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Jac
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Postby Jac » 16 Feb 2007, 9:17pm

Strange lot - what ever gave you that impression T.T ?

We go out in the cold and wet, pedal for miles and carry our shopping home in bags hanging on our bikes - when we could far more easily travel in a warm car.
We dont care what our hair looks like - blown about in the wind.
Some even wear skinny clothes and zoom around at high speed,
or pack a few belongings a go away for weeks on end,
does'nt sound strange to me.

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Postby thirdcrank » 16 Feb 2007, 10:02pm

I believe the caption actually said, 'Conclusive proof that wearing a cycle helmet does not protect your brains'

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Postby Andrew Mills » 19 Feb 2007, 5:32pm

Don't know which way he's going but he should be had for not taking do care and attention as he's not looking where he's going.

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Postby mankymitts » 19 Feb 2007, 7:43pm

Would like to see it weave in and out of the traffic.

MM

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Postby robbo » 19 Feb 2007, 7:57pm


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Postby Si » 19 Feb 2007, 8:00pm

Dunno about the two directions at once, but the patent gut rest looks useful :D