Is Cycling Abnormal?

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reohn2
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Re: Is Cycling Abnormal?

Postby reohn2 » 6 Aug 2019, 4:04pm

Pete Owens wrote:
reohn2 wrote:Pete Owens
You're right it's picking,I'll leave it at that.

So long as you are happy to see cyclists treated as second class citizens.

I'm not and they weren't.
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Pete Owens
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Re: Is Cycling Abnormal?

Postby Pete Owens » 6 Aug 2019, 4:18pm

If you don't consider cyclists as traffic then you do consider us as second class citizens - period.

If you do consider cyclists as traffic then the issue would not have needed explaining to you.

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Re: Is Cycling Abnormal?

Postby reohn2 » 6 Aug 2019, 4:22pm

Pete Owens wrote:If you don't consider cyclists as traffic then you do consider us as second class citizens - period.

If you do consider cyclists as traffic then the issue would not have needed explaining to you.

There's no need to explain anything,there was a cycling festival roads were closed so all ages could take part,other traffic was diverted.

It's explained clearly here:-
Cunobelin wrote:
Shoogle wrote:There was a closed road bike event in Glasgow city centre at the weekend. I didn't attend. The local evening newspaper, the Evening Times, reported that "the roads were closed off to normal traffic." Does this make cycling abnormal?


Normal - all traffic that uses the route may do so
Closed to normal traffic means that a subset of that group is allowed and the rest excluded.

London Marathon is an example, residents only, an incident where only emergency vehicles are allowed, and a thousand other situations, not abnormal at all
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poetd
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Re: Is Cycling Abnormal?

Postby poetd » 6 Aug 2019, 4:37pm

Wow.

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Shoogle
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Re: Is Cycling Abnormal?

Postby Shoogle » 6 Aug 2019, 4:49pm

According to the Collins English Dictionary: "Someone or something that is abnormal is unusual, especially in a way that is worrying."
I'm definitely part of the traffic even though Sustrans talk about 'traffic free paths'.

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Re: Is Cycling Abnormal?

Postby Pete Owens » 6 Aug 2019, 5:46pm

reohn2 wrote:
Pete Owens wrote:If you don't consider cyclists as traffic then you do consider us as second class citizens - period.

If you do consider cyclists as traffic then the issue would not have needed explaining to you.

There's no need to explain anything,

You specificially asked for and explanation this morning:
reohn2 wrote:

How do you figure that one out?

the bit in red
there was a cycling festival roads were closed so all ages could take part,other traffic was diverted.

But that is not what the organisers said in the link. To remind you:

organisers wrote:On Sunday 4 August, we closed the roads of Glasgow to traffic and hosted a free cycling festival.


That sentence only makes sense if you don't consider cyclists to be traffic.

We all know what they intended to mean by the wording - so deeply held is the anti-cycling prejudice in which cycling is not considered as traffic that most would not even notice - in the same way that most men would not notice a job advert for a fire man rather than a fire fighter to be problematical.

reohn2
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Re: Is Cycling Abnormal?

Postby reohn2 » 6 Aug 2019, 5:53pm

The hairs have been split,on yet bike!
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Re: Is Cycling Abnormal?

Postby fastpedaller » 6 Aug 2019, 6:09pm

fastpedaller wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
fastpedaller wrote:According to a local (who runs) cycling isn't normal - so YES it is abnormal :lol:

Does he have a car?

He has a hybrid car - It was interesting to see what was under the bonnet!


I feel I need to add, he was referring to cycling not being natural (as in running) rather than abnormal..... maybe abnormal for the human body :?

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Re: Is Cycling Abnormal?

Postby brynpoeth » 6 Aug 2019, 6:39pm

Mike Sales wrote:As the Bonzo Dog sang,
We are normal and we want our freedom


Or Love

We are all normal when we want our freedom.

We are normal and we dig Bert Weedon
There is a 'normal' college in Bangor :wink:
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Mike Sales
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Re: Is Cycling Abnormal?

Postby Mike Sales » 6 Aug 2019, 6:43pm

brynpoeth wrote:There is a 'normal' college in Bangor :wink:


Yes, we called them normals.
I had a little fling with one.

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Re: Is Cycling Abnormal?

Postby sizbut » 6 Aug 2019, 6:51pm

reohn2 wrote:The hairs have been split,on yet bike!


"yet bike" - should I split further hairs? (or just buy a better shampoo) :D And that missing space! :D

Cycling is abnormal, irregular and unusual - so its just like the English language, wonderfully brilliant, weird and complex all at the same time.

reohn2
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Re: Is Cycling Abnormal?

Postby reohn2 » 6 Aug 2019, 7:00pm

sizbut wrote:
reohn2 wrote:The hairs have been split,on yet bike!


"yet bike" - should I split further hairs? (or just buy a better shampoo) :D And that missing space! :D

Cycling is abnormal, irregular and unusual - so its just like the English language, wonderfully brilliant, weird and complex all at the same time.

I've plenty of that on top,no need for shampoo :D
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