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BlakeG

Member since Apr 2017 • Last active Jan 2019
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    At least it's not annondale anymore

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    Waited at some lights in the City with a hi-viz Brompton rider blasting out "Land of Hope and Glory" on a boom box.

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    They don't have public carriage licenses or The Knowledge but can somehow still deliver tourists to the correct destination in the West End, thereby confusing and frustrating cab drivers.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Assault with a vehicle is fine so long as it's a protest about parking charges:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-ma­nchester-45599295

    I hope there's a legal subtlety here that the journo hasn't picked up on.

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    Two brown trouser moments this morning on narrow, car-lined residential streets. Both times oncoming drivers drifted offline and only looked up from their mobiles at the last moment to avoid me. Much that I'd love to bemoan modern attention spans, this is reality now so don't be like me and put your life in the hands of the idiots: make eye contact (and be prepared to bail out).

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Did they just cut random lengths of cable outer?

  • in Rides & Races
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    Skinny - 50:20 (G)
    onyerbike - 50:56 (G)
    6pt - 52:31 (G)
    spinnnout - 52:52 (G)
    6pt - 53:20 (F - 84")
    lreilly - 53:47 (G)
    Brain-Stew - 53.53 (G)
    Bainbridge - 53.57 (G)
    woodsalexis - 54.00 (G)
    Eyebrows- 54:31 (G)
    BlakeG - 54.39 (G)
    Harpoonist - 55.06 (F - 86")
    Hovis - 55.17 (G)
    Eyebrows- 55:25 (F-77")
    Elswick - 55.31 (G)
    Blue Fleet - 55.39 (G)
    KDense - 55.43 (G)
    .gaz. - 55.44 (F - 81")
    BringMeMyFix - 55.55 (F - 78.9")
    Hazzles - 56.08 (G)
    Erik Jonsson - 56:15 (G)
    Bouncy - 56:21 (G)
    amey - 56:31 (G)
    vunugu - 56.32 (G)
    TheArchitect - 56:33 (G)
    bmx_fred - 56.48 (G)
    Jacobjd - 57:02 (F - 90")
    Chadders81 - 57.13(G)
    Sasmon 57.15 (G)
    umop3pisdn 57:34. (G)
    Moserism 57:44 (G)
    spinnnout 58:01 (F - 76.2")
    IAmNotARobot - 58.13 (G)
    Sam - 58:38 (G)
    inappropriate_bike - 58:38:23 (G)
    dancing james - 58.39 (G)
    Glanton - 58.39 (F - 74.2")
    iltmimi - 58:53 (G)
    Vince - 59:10 (G)
    _BW - 59:20 (F 77.3)
    joe smiff - 59:21 (G)
    FixedCheese - 59:23 (G)
    chris0 - 59.26 (G)
    T-V - 59.30 (G)
    adoubletap - 59.30 (G)
    Glanton - 59:35 (G)
    jim1985 - 59:39 (G)
    Damo - 59:39 (G)
    Commie - 59:40 (G)
    cgg - 59:41 (F - 77.1")
    FixedCheese - 59:42 (F - 74")
    toby.d - 1:00:14 (G)
    Pharoahsanders - 1:00.15 (G)
    Howard - 1:00:39 (G)
    Greeno - 1:00:39 (G)
    Bouncy - 1:00:54 (F - 72")
    william1984 - 1:00:59 (G)
    Olly398 - 1:01:00 (G)
    Sacredhart- 1:01.01 (G)
    TeddyUK 1:01:55 (G)
    youramericanlover - 1:00 (F - 81")
    villa-ru - 1:02:03 (G)
    vunugu - 1:02:50 (F - 79.6")
    shinkuu kiss - 1:03:26 (G)
    Rod Munch - 1:03:32 (G)
    edscoble - 1:03:45 (G)
    dysar - 1:03:48 (F - 76")
    Wrongcog - 1:03:54 (G)
    Ordinata - 1:04:15 (G)
    willski - 1:04:30 (F - 76")
    laner-1:04:45 (G)
    edscoble - 1:04:50 (SS)
    Doutzki - 1:04:59 (F - 75.5")
    Sandy_l - 1:05:28 (G)
    Yukirin - 1:06:12 (G)
    smiff - 1:06:15 (F - 67")
    Sparky - 1:06:19 (G)
    Damo - 1:07:06 (F)
    Bris - 1:08:18 (G)
    Balders - 1:09:28 (F - 48:16)
    dbr - 1:09:36 (G)
    Greenbank - 1:09:54 (G)
    dst - 1:10:17 (G)
    villa-ru - 1:11:04 (F - 68")
    Greenbank 1:11:48 (F - 67")
    Sparky - 1:12:05 (F - 48:18)

    Had a go this morning. It was really quiet and I saw an albino stag, lovely ride.

    https://www.strava.com/activities/176203­5375

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    Unfortunately there is a bit of history, my local MP was briefly famous for his mass debating technique:

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    Get well soon, looked like a last lap racing incident from my POV. Did you lose the back wheel accelating out?

    There's a very brief onboard clip at the end of this. I'm the one on the red Dolan who just missed it, proper brown trouser moment.

    And cheers for the photos @PhilDAS

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    Agreed. It did seem to be an odd race though, Richardson's winning breakaway looked almost accidental and he seemed absolutely knackered on that last ascent of Michaelgate. As you say, very hard to tell from highlights.

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