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BlakeG

Member since Apr 2017 • Last active Jul 2020
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  • in Rides & Races
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    Connor Swift doing a great turn, pulled about 30s back on his own.

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    Großshartner. He's a climber and 4th on GC so he stands enough of a chance that he had to continue on (if tomorrow's stage goes ahead of course).

  • in General
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    Spotted this morning: delivery driver using the bike lane and pavement opposite Mount Pleasant to cut through from Wren St to Calthorpe St. Doing it at about 30mph was presumably to limit the time that oncoming cyclists would be in danger.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Cheers, the one I meant was the turn off from White Stubbs Lane but good to know. Will have a look myself next weekend, really tempted to put 4 seasons on the TT bike for this one.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Dunno if it's been resurfaced yet but the 90 degree left hander at the far East point on the course was an absolute nightmare last year, gravel on top of potholes.

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    Who are the Beetles?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Imagine if you had an extra £100bn to solve all those thorny issues! My view was always that, as you say infrastructure investment is not a zero sum game, so we should spend money improving the railways but I didn't see any reason to spend so much on one line from Birmingham to London. Keep up the good work though!

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    10 years ago I worked on the HS2 business case, it was barely beneficial at the old cost estimate and a lot of that was due to some magic spreadsheet from (I think) PwC that said there would be huge benefits to the regional economies. I did transport modelling and almost all the benefit there was for people commuting into London from Birmingham. Politicians love shiny high speed projects though, nobody wants to spend the money on 4-tracking or electrifying existing routes.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Is front disc HH? I'd love to see all the bikes behind that window.

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    Ooh interesting flex, is the design their IP though?

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