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What the Minister of Transport will do for you
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Started this discussion. Last reply by ian robathan Dec 18, 2016.

So bad it's funny
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Started this discussion. Last reply by James Lee Aug 15, 2016.

For the Parade?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by James Lee May 16, 2016.

 

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David commented on Dave Cox's event 'Big Bike Picnic and Meet the WM Mayoral Candidates'
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Big Bike Picnic and Meet the WM Mayoral Candidates at Cannon Hill Park

April 22, 2017 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
This is the West Midlands Vote Bike Event for the Metro Mayor Elections. Main event is a bring your own picnic in Cannon Hill Park.  Just ride in on NCR5 and look for the red Space for Cycling flags. We want to celebrate cycling, listen to and ask questions of the Mayoral Candidates about supporting cycling, active travel, living streets and physical activity in general.A Push Bikes group with some of the candidates will meet at Victoria Square at 12.30 and ride down. Other groups and clubs are…See More
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After my own heart

"Fishing lure...complete with rod and coiled line!"
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After my own heart

"I'm guessing the streamers and ?light stick are on an extendable rod, to give the overtaking motorists something to aim at.  The spiral keychain looks like it extends outwards as part of that, perhaps for the hi-vis properties, perhaps to…"
Mar 8
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After my own heart

"uh, yeah. Sort of WTF, isn't it? Silver ended thingy is a mirror. Yellow spiral seems to be connected to dangly green fluoro light. Check out the homemade handlebar grips - plus an orange & black button at the end of handlebar."
Mar 8
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After my own heart

"Any ideas what is the assembly featuring yellow spiral cable wrap, a metal ring, and, er, a black thingy with silver ends?"
Mar 8
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After my own heart

"Yeah, padlocked to the carrier. While looking this over I started wondering how long it takes to remove/secure the various bits. I suspect there's a pannier that goes with the cyclist, and contains some electrnics that normally go in a bag on…"
Mar 8
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After my own heart

"I think that's the primary saddle, so to speak."
Mar 8
Kim commented on David's photo
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After my own heart

"Is that an emergency backup saddle on the rear rack?"
Mar 8
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After my own heart

mystery bike photo of the month. Really impressed with the way this one is kitted out.
Mar 8
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http://www.crashmap.co.uk/Search#14 cycle fatalities in the last 18 years, mapped.
Feb 10
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"Yes, about 30 people did. Next one is Monday 20th Feb, 19:00, same place."
Feb 6
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"Did anyone go to this?"
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New Kings Heath Cycling GroupWe need cycling to be easiuer and safer in Kings Heath.If you agree then come along to our first meet up atGorilla Coffee Cafe1A/1B Drayton RoadWed 18 Jan 20177PM
Dec 30, 2016
ian robathan replied to David's discussion What the Minister of Transport will do for you
"a minister who hates cycling ?"
Dec 18, 2016
Richard D replied to David's discussion What the Minister of Transport will do for you
"A lack of joined up thinking when it comes to cycling infrastructure? Surely not. If only there was somebody in charge of making sure that this sort of thing didn't happen. Like perhaps a government minister in charge of all forms of transport,…"
Dec 18, 2016

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What sort of riding do you do?
To and from the shops, mainly
Where do you live?
B13
Tell us about your bike(s)
A Gary Fisher 'Big Sur' and a BSA 'Courier'
About me
maker of improvised gear for domestic and techological needs. Otherwise underqualified, underemployed and overcommitted.

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For teh scientifically minded...

A few days ago my elder brother sent me some links to a paper he's co-authored on self-stable bicycles.

It's only just occurred to me that it's likely people round here would have an interest. So here are the links to “A bicycle can be stable without gyroscopic or caster effects” by Kooijman, Meijaard, Papadopoulos, Ruina, Schwab.

 

The paper, the online appendix, videos, and the companion historical study are at:…

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LS replied to Robert's discussion Big Bike Ride on Saturday April 22nd
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