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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…"
Tuesday
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
Your Average Joe replied to Ian's discussion Commuter Route
"I'm sure, the drop in cycling proficiency for school children played a part in that decline too. For me, taking the lane is about positioning, not so much the acceleration. I see people riding far too close to the kerb all the time, which has…"
Mar 19
Your Average Joe replied to Ian's discussion Commuter Route
"I'm a little surprised at people's view of Five ways Island. I frequently cycle round it, from all approaches, without any real issues. I take the lane and stay in it, in the same way I would if I was driving round it. It may annoy those…"
Mar 18
Your Average Joe replied to Simon's discussion A34 lights
"I agree with most of what Kim has said. Unlike cycling on normal roads, where you're constantly being passed by other motor vehicles, it is possible to cycle in a bus lane and not encounter a bus, either at all, or only occasionally. Having…"
Mar 18
Your Average Joe replied to Simon's discussion A34 lights
"We've a completely different way of seeing things in this country, compare to those on the continent it seems. At the moment, BCC are on board with this cycling revolution, but I can see this changing, as political pressures change in…"
Mar 9
Your Average Joe replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"I've looked at the route and I know Droitwich pretty well too. You're still focusing on householder Ian.  Tell me, how are the companies on Pointon Way in Droitwich going to get on? Will farmers have to take a day off from milking…"
Mar 9

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Road
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Frankley
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Specialized, Allez & Sirrus

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LS replied to Robert's discussion Big Bike Ride on Saturday April 22nd
"I was pleasantly surprised that they all turned up which perhaps proves that cycling is starting to…"
9 hours ago
Dave Cox replied to Robert's discussion Big Bike Ride on Saturday April 22nd
"Many thanks to the many West Midlands cyclists who turned out.  All the candidates who has…"
14 hours ago
ian robathan replied to John K's discussion Commuting Distance - anyone over 14 miles ?
"3 times a week from Great Barr to NEC and back over various routes, shortest 40 mins (20KM) longest…"
18 hours ago
ian robathan replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
18 hours ago
Simon replied to John K's discussion Commuting Distance - anyone over 14 miles ?
"Used to do 25 each way including climbing over clent.  But nearly killed me .....could only…"
19 hours ago
LS replied to John K's discussion Commuting Distance - anyone over 14 miles ?
"Not me. Shortest route for me is 4.5 miles and is due to reduce to under 4 when we move later this…"
21 hours ago
David commented on Dave Cox's event 'Big Bike Picnic and Meet the WM Mayoral Candidates'
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nsandhu replied to Robert's discussion Big Bike Ride on Saturday April 22nd
"Photos from today's…"
yesterday
Philip Whiteman replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"Velobirmingham's arrogant chickens have come home to roost.  It could have been a lot…"
yesterday
James Elwood posted a discussion

Water Gunned by Blue Astra

Just been out for a ride and was squirted with water by two kids in a passing dark blue Astra. I…See More
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John K posted a discussion

Commuting Distance - anyone over 14 miles ?

Since 2007 my commute has increased from 4 to 7 to 10 and now to 14 miles which is taking me 50 to…See More
yesterday
James Elwood is now a member of Birmingham Cyclist
yesterday
Rich22222 replied to Robert's discussion Big Bike Ride on Saturday April 22nd
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Rich22222 replied to Robert's discussion Big Bike Ride on Saturday April 22nd
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Mortus Diablo replied to Robert's discussion Big Bike Ride on Saturday April 22nd
"OK thanks. However it's not entirely clear whether this is an actual ride through the city…"
Friday
Kim replied to Robert's discussion Big Bike Ride on Saturday April 22nd
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