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Backstop

Member since Mar 2012 • Last active Jun 2019

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  • in General
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    If you made a bad decision ( amended from mistake) in your workplace and one was hurt, is it reasonable for you to lose your job? And all the consequences of that.

    If you operate heavy machinery in the vicinity of the public and your incompetence leads to a near miss then why shouldn't losing your job be an option?

  • in General
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    Why is there no enforcement of 20mph zones?

    It's reportedly met policy to ignore 20 mph limits. Staffing, the pain of enforcement in this era of technical let-offs and political animosity.

  • in General
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    Signs, more speed humps, removal of centre line and road narrowing. Given the zero enforcement of 20 mph zones this seems a lot like a net loss for cycling comfort.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Any suggestions for a suitable cheese to add to a loaf for cheesey bread?

  • in Improving Public Spaces
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    What a great solution, though the abundance of broken down, abandoned bikes already attached to a bike stand now feels like a metaphysical logic problem...

    Are they a recycled bikestand waiting to be upgraded? Are they attached to themselves?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I suppose I'd rather do it my self as they're are only 6' high at the moment and the rest which the council have done are 8'.

    Where I grew up the back garden fences were about 3' and you could look down the row of gardens, much nicer and communal.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Re fence replacement, anyone know how it's likely to go down with our council neighbours each side? We are midterrace and bordered by two council tenants. Is one side likely our responsibility and the other the councils?

    Neighbour one will be fine to deal with, she's great, the guys on the other side however are likely to be a bit more problematic.

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    16:30 train heading north with a bike

    From a London terminal? I would be careful with exactly when off-peakedness finishes for the afternoon, eg. the last train may be 16:23.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    motorised transport innovations

    I think the phrase loses meaning when extended to space travel...

    The upshot is usually just more and more travel beyond any reasonable utility that one could rationally defend

    This conclusion requires predicting the future and as such I wouldn't put much on it, who knows what utility there could be from commercial space flight?

  • in Rides & Races
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    Sorry, had it in my head this was 21st. Unavailable tomorrow. Apologies for flaking, very keen on rematch though.

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