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Re: Velo Midlands

Posted: 7 Feb 2020, 8:13am
by willswitchengage
thatsnotmyname wrote:
Wanlock Dod wrote: It certainly makes a nice change to know that there won’t be any motorised traffic to contend with.


Never under-estimate the determination and self-entitlement of some car drivers. Lots of instances of cars being encountered on supposedly 'closed road' events. In that sense, you could even argue that closed roads could make it more dangerous, not less.


For those who didn't see it...

https://youtu.be/AHFZrlBUa8E

Re: Velo Midlands

Posted: 23 Feb 2020, 2:30pm
by Marcus Aurelius
willswitchengage wrote:
thatsnotmyname wrote:
Wanlock Dod wrote: It certainly makes a nice change to know that there won’t be any motorised traffic to contend with.


Never under-estimate the determination and self-entitlement of some car drivers. Lots of instances of cars being encountered on supposedly 'closed road' events. In that sense, you could even argue that closed roads could make it more dangerous, not less.


For those who didn't see it...

https://youtu.be/AHFZrlBUa8E

Why did no one swipe the keys out of the ignition of her car?

Re: Velo Midlands

Posted: 23 Feb 2020, 2:35pm
by Marcus Aurelius
I did the first Velo Birmingham Midlands.
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That was enough to put me right off. We had some idiots pouring a couple of hundred litres of oil all over the road, and spreading nails all over the place. To be fair, the organisers dealt with it very well, but it still shows what disregard the muppets who were responsible for the sabotage have for human lives.

Re: Velo Midlands

Posted: 20 Mar 2020, 12:53pm
by willswitchengage
Well that was a waste of £80.