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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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What sort of riding do you do?
Road
Where do you live?
Frankley
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Specialized, Allez & Sirrus

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Kim replied to Robert Jones's discussion Bikes in Supermarkets
"I've only ever done it with my Brompton, which does a passable impression of a shopping basket…"
11 hours ago
Steve replied to Robert Jones's discussion Scooters / Mopeds / Motorbikes in Bicycle Lanes
"If there's a no motor vehicles sign, which it appear there is, they have no business being…"
11 hours ago
Kim replied to Robert Jones's discussion Scooters / Mopeds / Motorbikes in Bicycle Lanes
"In many ways, this is a symptom of cycle infrastructure that's actually worth using.  The…"
11 hours ago
Simon commented on LS's event 'BikeFest 2017'
"As a temporary marshal...that was the best bit ;-) Wish I could go but otherwise engaged on the…"
13 hours ago
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15 hours ago
Keith Dodds replied to Robert Jones's discussion Scooters / Mopeds / Motorbikes in Bicycle Lanes
"If a car goes into the ASL it means the lights will magically go green for them doesn't it?…"
15 hours ago
Keith Dodds replied to Robert Jones's discussion Bikes in Supermarkets
"I take mine and the lads trike into Sainsbury's Kings Heath at least one evening a week never…"
15 hours ago
Ryan Stait replied to Robert Jones's discussion Bikes in Supermarkets
"I take my bike into Sainsburys Selly Oak if I haven't got my lock with me. Never had any…"
16 hours ago
LS replied to Robert Jones's discussion Bikes in Supermarkets
"I often take my bike into supermarkets, usually if I don't have a lock or key with me. If…"
17 hours ago
Tom H replied to Robert Jones's discussion Scooters / Mopeds / Motorbikes in Bicycle Lanes
"rules 140 and 178 of the highway code. Rule 178 about ASLs is explicit that motorcyclists…"
18 hours ago
Robert Jones replied to Robert's discussion Birmingham Pride
"That's quite a tale."
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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

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