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Old 18th July 2007   #1
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http://main.london2012.com/en/news/archive/2007/July/2007-07-12-13-10.htm
http://www.building.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=284&storycode=3091333&c=0



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Old 18th July 2007   #2
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i love pringles
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Old 18th July 2007   #3
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Sweet! Read about this the other day. Loving the BMX bit inna middle.
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Old 18th July 2007   #4
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Don't want to be a total bore, but

http://londoncyclesport.com/news/article/mps/UAN/2530/v/1/sp/332787698713332296302
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Old 18th July 2007   #5
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hopefully i'll be in a nice country by 2012
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Old 18th July 2007   #6
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Buffalo Bill:Don't want to be a total bore, but

http://londoncyclesport.com/news/article/mps/UAN/2530/v/1/sp/332787698713332296302
Don't think thats boring, its important to keep the bigger picture stuff in mind because they will be really pushing how great what they are doing is and it could be easy to be taken in by all the PR.
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Old 18th July 2007   #7
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Yeah, we did a bit in the paper about the one they were going to build by Royal Docks, which I was well happy about as it's proper close to where I live. But alas since we broke the story way back, no developments have occurred.
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Old 18th July 2007   #8
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has anyone even thought about the state london will be in after the olimpics?...debt, unemplyement and so on,is east london doomed to turn into a shithole again?
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Old 18th July 2007   #9
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Stef:has anyone even thought about the state london will be in after the olimpics?...debt, unemplyement and so on,is east london doomed to turn into a shithole again?
Maybe my rent will go down?!
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Old 18th July 2007   #10
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lol i really hope to be on the other side of the equator by then, i just think that a lot of money is beilg wasted for the olympics, OUR MONEY, when there's a lot of other stuff that should be dealt with in London, such as guns for coppers, bigger prisons.
I don't understand this country sometimes....in china families aren't allowed to have more than one child without paying extra tax, in here you get cash for each one you get, a council flat, benefit......time for GIuliani like mayor to come?
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Old 18th July 2007   #11
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There's a lot of politics on here today!
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Old 18th July 2007   #12
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yeah, tooooooo much.
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Old 18th July 2007   #13
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Stef:in china families aren't allowed to have more than one child without paying extra tax, in here you get cash for each one you get, a council flat, benefit......time for GIuliani like mayor to come?
You get a lot more cash and property and free money (at tax payers expense) for being a privileged old-school-tie creative-tax-evading capitalist middle-class breeder.

Ooops - sorry - just saw your comment about guns for pigs and bigger prisons, so now I know you were being sarcastic.
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Old 18th July 2007   #14
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ya it's just so messed up you might as well take the piss, although i wouldn't mond pigs gping on a rampage every now and then, the other day i saw a kid actually saying to a cop he was gonna knock him out...pft
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Old 18th July 2007   #15
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Stef:time for GIuliani like mayor to come?
I know it should be in the listening thread (that's been quiet recently) but every should check out !!! - Me And Giuliani Down By The School Yard (A True Story) cool 80's dance punk. They're great live.
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Old 18th July 2007   #16
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oh man pigs with guns end up like stockwell. more innocent people dead.
and yeah, fuck council tax.

!!! is great, "hello is this thing on?" has got one hell of a bassline.
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Old 18th July 2007   #17
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Stef:lol i really hope to be on the other side of the equator by then, i just think that a lot of money is beilg wasted for the olympics, OUR MONEY, when there's a lot of other stuff that should be dealt with in London, such as guns for coppers, bigger prisons.
I don't understand this country sometimes....in china families aren't allowed to have more than one child without paying extra tax, in here you get cash for each one you get, a council flat, benefit......time for GIuliani like mayor to come?
its not bigger prison's that london of britain need,its better education system and a goverment that doesnt condone violence.the day police have guns is the day i leave this country...
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Old 18th July 2007   #18
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edmundane:oh man pigs with guns end up like stockwell. more innocent people dead.
and yeah, fuck council tax.

!!! is great, "hello is this thing on?" has got one hell of a bassline.
summit 'rong wif that? like 7 millions 'aint nuff...
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Old 18th July 2007   #19
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aidan:
its not bigger prison's that london of britain need,its better education system and a goverment that doesnt condone violence.the day police have guns is the day i leave this country...
by the way police have guns, just not all of them...where are you off to then?
seriously cop aren't hard enough in here, bunch of sissies, in Italy i've been chased on foot for smoking a joint, in London a cop told me i should smoke one when my ex's flat got broken into...curfew for minors, tougher laws, (a written constitution might help) better trained police is what this city should have. Why are there so many alchoholics in here by the way?
Don't get me wrong i still love London, it's just that it could be better.
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Old 18th July 2007   #20
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aidan:

its not bigger prison's that london of britain need,its better education system and a goverment that doesnt condone violence.the day police have guns is the day i leave this country...
Blimey, you left a few years ago. How's life treating you abroad?
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Old 19th July 2007   #21
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i assume we're talking about PC's on the streets not the other ones who got guns.

i'd say coppers in this country aren't getting their priorities right. it's not about the guns.

i agree a lot of them are sissies. i once got told off by a copper for having my bike between my legs on the pavement in brixton. my feet weren't even on the pedals. i got off my bike and sort of protested in a mild way he grabbed it, put it aside roughly and asked me for my name and address etc and threatened to give me a ticket. what a wanker. they should well be cracking down on drug dealers and all that crap instead of patronising a cyclist.

hey honest, is he supposed to be allowed to handle my bike at all?

it seems that it really is getting rather political today.
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Old 19th July 2007   #22
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Cops here are quite soft. If the yoofs back home did some of the crap that London's kiddies get away with they'd be taken out of view of the CCTV and have the crap beaten out of them. I think I'm addicted to that cop show.. Street Wars. Damn there are some little pr1cks on that show!! I couldn't be a cop - I would've truncheoned the whole town's under 30 population by now.
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Old 19th July 2007   #23
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seriously cop aren't hard enough in here, bunch of sissies, in Italy i've been chased on foot for smoking a joint, in London a cop told me i should smoke one when my ex's flat got broken into...
Yeah cos stoners are the ones who cause all the trouble. Maybe a fight over the last mars bar, but there really are bigger problems in london than spliffs.

Aidan's spot on here - London needs better education opportunities and positive things for kids to do. Some more council housing would go down a treat in most places. Giving people a chance to do better than their parents and a future to look forward to would counter more crime and anti-social behaviour than giving every policeman a gun and the ability to arrest people for looking a bit dodgy.
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Old 19th July 2007   #24
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Stopping small scale impact crime (shoplifting, vandalism, etc) has a positive impact on reducing more serious crimes, apparently.
That's why cops will deal with all crimes petty or not. Still, I think sometimes they could target more damaging crimes than remedial herb use..
"Kids these days..." just seem to have no respect for anyone - cops, parents, old peeps, etc. Who the hell is disciplining the kids? No one.
Not alowed to smack kids, not allowed corporal punishment in school, blah blah.. The little bastards get it too easy these days. If I was in charge...
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Old 19th July 2007   #25
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hippy:!! I couldn't be a cop - I would've truncheoned the whole town's under 30 population by now.
become a vigilante then..

for your bag..
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Old 19th July 2007   #26
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Sweet! I'm gonna adapt a bottle cage to hold one..

*pedal pedal pedal*
*ipod-drone-ped steps out while texting*
*WHACK!*
*smile*
*pedal pedal pedal*
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Old 19th July 2007   #27
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I've been thinking about getting one, you know, just in case..;)

I'm getting a bit old now, just as fast, but things hurt so much more these days...
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Old 19th July 2007   #28
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Momentum:
Aidan's spot on here - London needs better education opportunities and positive things for kids to do.
exactly. can't agree with you (& aidan) more.

and positive things for kids to do = cycling!
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Old 19th July 2007   #29
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aidan has said a lot of good things recently..

a sage mind for one so young.

I expect the government would prefer him to do lots of drugs and knife some youth workers..
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Old 19th July 2007   #30
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ahhh your to nice.......funny you should mention knifing a youth worker.....
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Old 19th July 2007   #31
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Not again!!! AIDAN!!!!
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Old 19th July 2007   #32
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yeah thats what she said......bitch
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Old 27th November 2007   #33
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i reckon we should conscript out of control youths into small battalions of poorly armed soldiers and send them into war zones see how much they like guns after that (plus we could film it and sell it to a broadcasting network as "reality" tv)
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Old 27th November 2007   #34
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now that i would watch
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Old 27th November 2007   #35
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Old 27th November 2007   #36
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ok i'm really late was away from my mac all day, but i would really like to see a polo area in the middle of velodromes?

or is that just me?
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Old 28th November 2007   #37
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hippy:Stopping small scale impact crime (shoplifting, vandalism, etc) has a positive impact on reducing more serious crimes, apparently.
That's why cops will deal with all crimes petty or not. Still, I think sometimes they could target more damaging crimes than remedial herb use..
"Kids these days..." just seem to have no respect for anyone - cops, parents, old peeps, etc. Who the hell is disciplining the kids? No one.
Not alowed to smack kids, not allowed corporal punishment in school, blah blah.. The little bastards get it too easy these days. If I was in charge...
Have you read Malcom Gladwells "Tipping Point?"

Part of me thinks that extra curricular activities would be a good thing, but my Daily mail side thinks we should stop being all 'touchy feely' with young people. Young people today have pretty much limitless opportunities. They have access to more information than any other generation in history and generally have more money. Yet they (we?) seem to do the least. I think we (as a society) have become lazy. We need more discipline, more reaction too our actions.
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Old 28th November 2007   #38
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Quote from the 2012 site

"Modern racing bikes dont look very different from the original invention."

Brilliant.
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Old 30th January 2008   #39
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If anyone fancies geeking out on this, someone showed mea flier for this exhibit at work:

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DESIGNING FOR LONDON 2012:
THE VELOPARK
28 NOV 23 FEB 2008

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic cycling races, consist of four disciplines; Track, Road, Mountain Bike, and BMX events.

The London 2012 VeloPark, to be based in the north of the Olympic Park, will include a Velodrome to host the Olympic and Paralympic indoor track cycling events and a purpose built BMX circuit to host Olympic BMX events.

The invited teams were asked to develop concept designs for the 6,000 seat Velodrome, symbolising its architectural importance as a key 2012 venue in the heart of the Olympic Park and its significance in legacy as a regional centre for British Cycling. The designers were also asked to reflect that the VeloPark should represent an important hub of activity in the north of the Olympic Park after the Games.

The Velodrome will be a permanent expression of cycling excellence in the UK and the architects were asked to reflect this in their designs, along with inclusiveness, security, sustainability, operability and financial viability.

After 2012 the VeloPark will consist of a central 6,000 seat Velodrome, a BMX Circuit, Mountain Bike Course, Cycle Speedway and Road Cycling circuit, providing new facilities for both training and events, by elite and community users.
http://www.newlondonarchitecture.org/exhibitions.php
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Old 30th January 2008   #40
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looks good but not a lot of information about whats at the exhibition

any ideas?
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Old 30th January 2008   #41
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afaik the winning and shortlisted design are on display...
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Old 30th January 2008   #42
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cool may go and visit that on a day off

i still think a polo court should be in the middle of the velodrome, just flip the back wheel and go
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Old 8th September 2008   #43
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London Velopark Plans unveiled for 2012

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7603640.stm
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Old 8th September 2008   #44
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still only seating for 6000. It's going to be a bit of a squeeze.
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Old 8th September 2008   #45
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Are they planning to keep the velodrome after the games or will it just be the outdoor courses? Its a bit nearer to me than Hearne Hill, would be nice...
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Old 8th September 2008   #46
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i thought they were keeping it. I could be wrong though
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Old 8th September 2008   #47
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What...no polo courts?!
;-)
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Old 8th September 2008   #48
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Hoy rides no-brakes (TM) on the street it seems. or they were all just sitting on some bikes for a photo...
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Old 8th September 2008   #49
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i thought they were keeping it. I could be wrong though
Someone said they were keeping it on the radio this morning. So it must be true.
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Old 8th September 2008   #50
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wouldn't it be a bit wasteful to just get rid of it ?
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