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The_Seldom_Killer

Member since Jul 2008 • Last active Jan 2017

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    Rider Down

    Heard at today's race that Charlie Craig, son of Nick Craig, died this weekend. The very tragic loss of a talented rider and admirable young man.

    I had seemed almost inevitable that Charlie would have been a bright star of the future of british cyclocross and we are definitely the poorer for his passing.

    RIP Charlie Craig

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    Urban Nights North Stands race tonight. 16k in 1h28

    Last year I came 18th out of 19 and subject to verification I've come 18th out of 26 starts and should be back on the same points again. 8 minutes faster although I'm putting some of that down to a better route and a hell of a lot of luck with traffic.

    Next month is the much heralded Tipsy Sportsman which works on the following principles:
    100 minutes, 8-10 pubs.
    Points given for each pub visited based on how far they are from HQ.
    Points for each pub doubled if you drink a pint. Must be real ale, no substitutions.
    1 point for each minute or part thereof that you get back before the 100 minutes is up.
    5 points deducted for each minute or part thereof that you are over the 100 minutes getting back.

    In case any of you think that simply not running and netting a cool 100 points would be a smart move, there is last year's score sheet with a new record set for number of pints necked in an hour and forty.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Just come up in my twitter feed that spike traps have been found on the trails and paths behind Caerphilly Mountain Snack Bar. Look out if you happen to be up there.

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    The reason given is that, on release, Chelsea Manning is vulnerable both as a whistleblower, having been convicted of leaking documents and as a transgender woman with a publically documented history of suicide attempts. The time is needed in order to give the relevant authorities time to arrange a home and appropriate post release support.

    Bear in mind that Manning will remain a convicted criminal upon release as this is commutation, not a pardon. One of the big issues was the length of sentence placed on Manning, which far exceeded that for any other person found guilty of leaking documents. The 7 full years handily ties into that.

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    Well, I know how to crash into other people a lot and I've been assured that's half the game.

    May have to come back and see if I can learn how to play the other half soon.

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    Woo hoo, plantar fasciitis, I have a proper runners ailment. Got it playing polo.

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    Yeah, that's the way pretty much all companies assess claims of liability. They send you a form designed to collect the information they think they need to assess a claim. You fill it in and send it back to them. They make a decision... etc. Its a standard bureaucratic process. What were you expecting?

    You're already talking about making represented insurance claims before you've even attempted the process offered by TfL. A process that so far seems neither onerous or unreasonable.

    Arbitration or Small Claims will usual require evidence that you've made reasonable attempts to resolve the matter with the other party before they'll intervene so maybe try that first.

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    I haven't run a half in over a year and have signed up to the Dukeries Ultra 40 in May. I reckon you've got more than enough time to train for a 35 miler more than 6 months away.

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