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Your Average Joe replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"There's an interesting link on that follow-up post that Philip Whiteman added: Cyclist crashes as tacks sprinkled on Velothon Wales route - but others praise local support After having tacks sprinkled on the inaugural event..... "
May 15
Your Average Joe replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"This ain't a nimby win, it's just a delayed kick off at the moment. If the cycling community wants to win friends and influence people, it's going to take compromise, with some members having to soften their stance. Cyclists can be…"
May 15
Your Average Joe replied to doug salmon's discussion Prosecution for killing cyclist
"I could put forward a few alternatives to your furry bodywork (A fight on the pavement. An old man looking to cross. A minor accident on the opposite carriageway etc etc), but I'll not bother. Having thought this over a little now (only a…"
May 4
Your Average Joe replied to John K's discussion Commuting Distance - anyone over 14 miles ?
"  30+ years ago, I use to cycle, daily, from Chelmsley Wood to Rubery, that was ~16 miles each way. After doing that for a few years, I moved out Rubery way, got a job over Elmdon, started to drive to work and got fat (which is why I do a lot…"
May 4
Your Average Joe replied to Robert's discussion Big Bike Ride on Saturday April 22nd
"  Now, that explains why there seemed to be a lot of cyclist by the council house on Saturday (22nd). Luckily enough, we were able to get out before the big crowds turned up. Couldn't have people photobombing of my stepson's…"
May 4
Your Average Joe replied to doug salmon's discussion Prosecution for killing cyclist
"A lot of people confuse the two. That BBC video highlights Change Blindness, which is far easier to understand and accept than Inattentional Blindness. You can find the most famous IB video here. I don't want to go over the case bit by bit…"
Apr 18
Your Average Joe replied to doug salmon's discussion Prosecution for killing cyclist
"I have seen that piece on the case and I don't think people are, in general, saying the decision of the jury was wrong. From what I've read (in your link and elsewhere), the issue seems to be, why was the case not passed to the CPS? On…"
Apr 17
Your Average Joe replied to doug salmon's discussion Prosecution for killing cyclist
"From personal experience, I know how screwed up our justice system can be. I've seen the guilty walk free myself. Not being in court, I can't really comment on this case. I just know, you can miss things, which I've actually done in…"
Apr 13
Your Average Joe replied to doug salmon's discussion Prosecution for killing cyclist
"It may seem hard to believe, but it is possible to miss things that are right in front of you. It's called, inattentional blindness. All sorts of people have fallen foul of this, including police officers. There are some great videos on…"
Apr 12
Your Average Joe replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"75 miles, of tough hills, in 4-5 hrs? That seems a little optimistic to me. "
Mar 31
Your Average Joe replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"I guess, if you don't like the grub at the stops provided, a pub lunch might be for you. Even with 15,000 riders passing by, I'm not sure enough will stop to make up for the £5k that pub owner said she'd lose though."
Mar 31
Your Average Joe replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"I know that some Councillors have made threats regarding the Velothon in Wales and road closures. The difference between Wales and Birmingham, seems to be the willingness to listen. In Wales, they've listen to what people have to say and made…"
Mar 31
Your Average Joe replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"98 Comments and counting... Looks like the locals are just finding out about this event…"
Mar 30
Your Average Joe replied to Robert's discussion Cyclist Hit by Lorry on the A38 Bristol Road Near the Ring Road
"I don't know what is with tipper truck drivers, but they do seem to be involved in a cyclist deaths. I find them a menace when driving and when cycling. My advice, give them as wide a berth as possible, whenever possible. "
Mar 22
Your Average Joe replied to Ian's discussion Bike Fit
"Who was this with? I've just ordered a new bike myself and I'm thinking of getting a bike fitting when it turns up."
Mar 22
Your Average Joe replied to Ian's discussion Commuter Route
"Just to show, I'm not completely foolhardy, I have chickened out on cycling on the roads in the past myself. Even though it's a fairly new town, cycling on the roads in Milton Keynes is horrendous. It's the only place I've felt…"
Mar 19

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Road
Where do you live?
Frankley
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Specialized, Allez & Sirrus

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Andrew W replied to LS's discussion Small Heath Bridge Closure
"I find it hard to imagine something that ugly being installed in the city centre"
May 18
Tom H replied to LS's discussion Small Heath Bridge Closure
"wtf :("
May 18
Kim replied to LS's discussion Small Heath Bridge Closure
"Objection:  The world's longest urinal is outside Sheffield railway station.  :)"
May 17
LS replied to LS's discussion Small Heath Bridge Closure
"After 10 months of pleasantness the bridge is now reopened to motor vehicles. Instead of…"
May 17
ian robathan replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"yep I worked there at the time and was in Carephilly which should surprise no one !! But it settled…"
May 16
Dave Cox left a comment for Andrew W
"Hi Andrew many thanks for your message. Roger get's out when he can in the week and at…"
May 16
Andrew W replied to Dave Cox's discussion Piloting a tandem - a new Challenge ?
"Have sent you a message"
May 16
Your Average Joe replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"There's an interesting link on that follow-up post that Philip Whiteman added: Cyclist…"
May 15
Your Average Joe replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"This ain't a nimby win, it's just a delayed kick off at the moment. If the cycling…"
May 15
Dave Cox posted a discussion

Piloting a tandem - a new Challenge ?

Beacon member Roger Green is seeking some new sighted pilots to join him on his bespoke Longstaff…See More
May 15
Philip Whiteman replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"At last, CSM have relented and decided to work constructively and hopefully the event will go ahead…"
May 15
Robert replied to doug salmon's discussion Lapworth Museum
"I second that.   In fact I liked it so much I mentioned in a Push Bikes blog post…"
May 15
doug salmon posted a discussion
May 15
doug salmon replied to steve mcintyre's discussion The Big Vintage Ride, Birmingham
"A very good question."
May 15
steve mcintyre posted a discussion

The Big Vintage Ride, Birmingham

Anyone know if this event is taking place this year ?See More
May 15
Shivaji Shiva replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Cycling and the Circular Economy: does the Imagine Project open the way to a more sustainable future? -- 11 May 2017
"Thanks anyway John. Can anyone else out there help? Shivaji"
May 14

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