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Clockwise

Member since Oct 2013 • Last active Jan 2017

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    An hour ride to the school I was teaching at, arrived with a good layer of frost on my beard.

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    Be careful of security guards on the stairs.

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    I find at the moment cycling is seen as very all or nothing by the majority of people. A fair number of the statements you just posted seem to agree once you bike to one place you must then bike to all the places so they can't bike to that 6 mile away office and then take public transport the other days. Get them to fair weather cycle in the spring and you can break them.

    I think our central trains being in meltdown is another sign of our roads being full of cars. Buses aren't able to move people as efficiently as needed so people are using trains more even for shorter journeys where a buses should make sense. Trains from further away are fucked for other reasons, the platform length comments(on the clapham junction-balham-croydon-brighton route I live on) tend to ignore that the timetables are dictated around the use of shared tracks at clapham junction, they could run 3 times as many trains to/from stations before that without the conflict but insist on running end to end on every train line. From what train working friends have told me we have bits like that dotted about London that basically disrupt service for 100miles. The way the operators are negotiated also leaves no room for improvement and it's worthwhile for them to keep the to the same and just bump ticket price 5% a year.

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    From the description of where you said it's very possible some good cctv can be found. I'd say contact tfl's Palestra office which might be difficult but they will have a ton of cctv if you get the right people.

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    I'm glad it's not just me feeling that way.

    I think the next big hurdle for cycling numbers is getting bikes back onto trains as a normal sight so those who live further away won't see it as drive door-door or train+tube but train+ride. That or decent bike parking with cctv/security at the more major stations.

    Hope the next tube strike is on a day with good weather, more likely to convert people.

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    Just got enough work booked to be ok into the summer and also getting to work for/in camden so tick another borough off as worked in.

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    I have one of each, I'll be honest being super oversized they are both far beyond what I'll need as I don't plan to jump on them.

    I have an order not arrived from planet x from mid december so waiting on paypal refund so I'm going to say just get an FSA hammer instead as it's the same bearings again.

    chainreactioncycles.com/fsa-h­ammer-headset-th-877-/rp-prod57088

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    Be careful it's pig and not pig pro then as pro one has cartridge.

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