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Backstop

Member since Mar 2012 • Last active Aug 2016

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    Apparently if you swing it really fast that can confuse their sonar and they can hit the hosepipe. But that never happened when we did it as kids.

    Their sonar operates above 11kHz apparently, unless you've connected it to a helicopter engine I don't think you'll be confusing the little blighters.

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    It's as if some drivers are not that competent...

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    I decide to ride it as a most enjoyable route of shared usage.

    That's better satire than I could manage.

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    Watcha,without glasses I tend to stare a bit when at range. Then I clocked who you were and was already on my way.
    Was in a bit of a bad mood as Ted Baker lost my new suit.

    Nice to spot you though.

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    The flat earthers have nothing on the cubic earthers.

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    At best and using the limited information I would have recorded any collision as 50/50. Just because you can squeak in front of another vehicle doesn't mean you have priority. I agree with the general principle of giving priority to the more vulnerable road user however.

    To play devil's advocate, @Sharkstar, if you got so close to colliding how could you be sure you were ok to proceed before entering the roundabout? Assuming a fair margin of error that is...

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    That what my nan reckons too.

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    Worth a repeat or two. The girl on the left is "so bored with this stupid sport".

    And does no one else think the French rider was out of order?

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    I was just singing 12 days of Christmas. Don't get to here the Dutch anthem that often...

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    It needs to be emphasised she actually landed that and qualified for the next round...

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