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skydancer

Member since Mar 2007 • Last active Apr 2015

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    That would be great @JWestland free Monday and Tuesday evenings for film viewing

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    If I get a chance while in Belfast I'll try to see this:
    belfastfilmfestival.org/films/a-gĀ­irl-walks-home-at-night

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    Bicycle day coming up this Sunday...
    How are you celebrating?

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    On the forum it's also not entirely impossible that some of cycle training's most forthright advocates are, how can I put this politely, er, well, you know what I mean.

    What skully said...

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    Really?
    I'm coming to Belfast for work Sunday-Thursday. How long is it on for? Am free in the evenings and would love to go to see some films...

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    Come to London for some training?

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    (Yes the Conspiracy, the Dunning Kruger ref.)

    While I agree with some of what you say Oliver, and accept the last point re the tldr [See edit on op], which I suppose was meant to provoke a response, or an explanation of why they have not trained in order to improve riding if that's so important to them.

    There will be people who who refuse because of pride, and it's that pride, in their average cycling skills, which prevents them from accepting that they are average skills.

    I also think that to some extent many people assess their skills in bike handling as good which is probably true for many on-here. People may be used to being cut up in traffic, or squeezed drivers passing close, or annoyed at pedestrians stepping out in front of them and think that's unavoidable and normal because of "the idiots out there", rather than thinking what could they have done differently.

    As you know from undergoing training and perhaps reading Franklin etc. is that much of the training is counter intuitive and counter-car [driver] is king culture, which makes it more likely for people not to know (or care) about what they don't know.

    And of course, George Kelly, (who brings Plato to Constructivist Psychology where he describes a person as a scientist experimenting with their constructs , some open to change some less so)), says, everyone construes the world differently based on "their knowledge-states and pre-existing beliefs, as well as the degree of openness that they have". So my generalisation my be unfair to some but not for many others.

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