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SwissChap

Member since Aug 2018 • Last active Jan 2020

Fixed gear commuter in London. Honk if you like my filtering.

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    Yeah that's not very nice, though probably due to people being annoyed at having a mechanical. I mean I know I'm pretty pissed off when I get a flat. Though I'd try not to take that out on someone offering help - if anyone ever did!

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    Yep, I do the same usually. I'll confess to occasionally cycling past when I see someone looking pretty competent pumping up their repaired tyre as they seem to have everything under control. But if someone has a flat and isn't doing anything to repair it, chances are your help would be pretty valuable as they're likely lacking a tool or an inner tube.

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    :/

    Come on, you can't leave it to the Swiss to help people out. We're even more antisocial and bad at dealing with people than Londoners.

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    I'm sure readers of this thread are socially minded enough to not really need it, but anyway - reminder to please stop and offer help if there's someone standing on the sidewalk with a flat typing away on their phone, especially if you have tools and a spare tube. It might take you a few minutes and of course -1°C isn't anyone's favourite temperature to change a tube at, but investing those few minutes can possibly save someone from having to walk an hour or more to their destination.

    Now that being said, fuck me you really do absolutely freeze your fingers off when touching an aluminium rim in this weather. It reminds me of why I gave up rowing.

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    Yeah fuck that so much.

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    Not to my knowledge, there are essentially no road markings at all there beyond the speed limit. But even so, and even without any cyclists around, trying to overtake 3+ cars in front of you on a rather windy narrow road with very limited visibility is daft.

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    Yep fair enough. I suppose an important question is whether the bus timetable happens to match up with your flight - I think the bus travel itself is not going to be significantly slower than a taxi.

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    Sorry for not being made of money, I suppose?

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    Generally, there are buses going to the popular ski areas in France from Geneva. I think this website should show you viable connections, but there might also be other providers. Should be cheaper than a taxi, probably?

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    Can do, will be this evening.

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