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bracketed

Member since Oct 2009 • Last active Mar 2017
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    To the guy pushing past me on the no cycling footpath. A bike in a red circle means No Cycling, not Bike Path. And the little sign above it is a parking restriction, not a time of operation of the no cycling sign. And just because I told you to learn the fucking signs in the highway code does not then give you carte blanche to constantly swear at me, escalating things to ridiculous levels. Continually talking over me with your nonsense is not a great technique either. I don't think I even mentioned I ride, such was my revulsion at being associated with you in any way. You reminded me of the restaurant guy in the Range Rover on Priory Lane.
    Anyway, as that lane is about 20 metres from my house, I'm sure we'll meet again. I wonder what you do for a living, and how many people you make miserable on a daily basis.

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    Nah, that one's chopped. See this pic.

    The reality is spectacular enough!

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    I didn't think so, but in fact it does - then it wiggles down Lambeth Road to St George's Circus, and heads up Blackfrairs from there. Cycle route in joining-up shocker.

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    I used the anti-clockwise lane all the way round last night, and it was lovely. No bus conflict at the exit - not sure how typical that is though.

    This a.m. I stayed on the road to go all the way clockwise, and it was quite a smooth experience. For those that are turning up St George's, the lane behind the bus stops looks tempting cos it cuts out two sets of lights and only introduces 1. Plenty of people using it too, which possibly reduced the number of bikes on the road and made my life a bit easier there - less of a bunfight. But still enough bikes so that I didn't stick out like a sore thumb, and no motor hassle.

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    Turning right from newingtonbutts to nkr will be interesting. It's unlikely I'll be hugging the left lane or waiting for endless ped/bike crossings. Cue howls of motor outrage.

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    I think that it is often forgotten that there is a legitimate and important retribution aspect to justice. It is not just about deterrence of others and preventing re-offending ("I'm really sorry guv, won't do it again, look how good I've been up until now, hardly killed anybody")

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    ^ Pretty much, yes. Even with video evidence, just refuse to say who was driving.

    Though I understand that the max fine for doing that is £1000 - I have no idea why, given the seriousness of the collision, the guy was only fined £150.

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    Why can't putting in a claim be done online these days.

    It can if you're claiming on Co-op home insurance. As I've just had occasion to find out.

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    Hi,
    My bike has been stolen from my garage in Ewell. It's a white Condor Italia (the one with the curvy frame), with white Shimano RS31 wheels, white bar tape and saddle.
    It was a birthday present from my wife a few years ago, and is my pride and joy.
    I've no illusions about getting it back, but if someone does see it, I'd love to know.

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