One single thing that makes you think "knob" Vol 4

One single thing that makes you think "knob" Vol 4

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Blown2CV

23,816 posts

159 months

Tuesday 23rd June
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jamei303 said:
People who post something other than one single thing that makes them think "knob" on the One single thing that makes you think "knob" thread.
ok rain man how many matches are there on the floor

Graveworm

4,816 posts

27 months

Tuesday 23rd June
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NewUsername said:
Too many assumptions here, you cannot know the nature of the relationship with the unprecedented volumes we would be talking about, also the nature of cycling journeys is changing with ebikes and the c2w scheme meaning more purposeful journeys.
We used to have far more cycling and the deaths per km didn't increase in any meaningful way with falling numbers of cyclists. I don't know the future but I know the past and the present, so to say the assumption is erroneous, because it is an assumption is too easy, what I can say with some certainty is we won't get the unprecedented volumes so its always going to be conjecture.


Edited by Graveworm on Tuesday 23 June 15:02

monzaxjr

516 posts

102 months

Tuesday 23rd June
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The TWÁT who turned the conversation back to cyclists again. Meaning page after page of saddos bickering and trying to get one over each other. redcard

Edited by monzaxjr on Tuesday 23 June 15:43

nonsequitur

13,653 posts

72 months

Tuesday 23rd June
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jamei303 said:
People who post something other than one single thing that makes them think "knob" on the One single thing that makes you think "knob" thread.
I always thought that we were allowed two knobs.

Deranged Rover

562 posts

30 months

Tuesday 23rd June
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The DVLA - for finally putting a private number plate I first enquired about buying over SIX years ago into an auction, but with a £1200 start price.

Stuff that, then...furious

Alex_225

3,958 posts

157 months

Tuesday 23rd June
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What is it with Merc C220 owners? Was doing a motorway drive on Sunday, pulling off the M4 at Bath. Mr C220 flies past on the slip road, overtakes on the left and then brakes hard at the lights. I pull up behind C220 with obligatory AMG badge stuck next to the CDI badge, nice.

On the way home later, driving back along the M4 two cars sitting in the middle lane for mile after mile despite lane one being empty most of the time. Their speed varying from 60mph to 75mph depending on how alert they felt at that given time. I suspect lads in convoy, both in.....C220 diesel Mercs and another with that AMG badge on it. Also I think one of their seats was broken as one was sat almost horizontal in the car.

I'm no Merc hater, I own one but what is it about the C220 that seems to attract cretins and wannabe C63 owners!

Ares

9,796 posts

76 months

Tuesday 23rd June
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Graveworm said:
A fatal accident costs about the same to investigate as the prevention cost. That's without medical costs etc. I don't have the figures for other accidents but I would be astonished if the true cost of a serious accident, as defined, is less than their figures. Reported minor injuries are a small proportion of all accidents.

EH??? So the building of a cycle lane, or placing of a barrier, or signage costs, about the same as investigating a death??

I don't accept that those who want greater controls must dislike cyclists. It makes no sense as the same study, that found the majority wanted more controls, also found they wanted greater protections and more measures to encourage cycling. In any event if the majority dislike cyclists, that should be something to try to address rather than confront? I don't think they do and that has not been my experience at all.

Edited by Graveworm on Tuesday 23 June 11:38
When non cyclists are greater in number (89% of adults), finding the ones who chose to respond are in a majority that dislike the thing they don't do, isn't really a surprise is it?

monzaxjr

516 posts

102 months

Tuesday 23rd June
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Ares said:
When non cyclists are greater in number (89% of adults), finding the ones who chose to respond are in a majority that dislike the thing they don't do, isn't really a surprise is it?
Christ, are you still prattling on. blabla You deserve a ban for boring the rest of us to bloody tears.

kowalski655

10,319 posts

99 months

Tuesday 23rd June
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The old lady in the massive Audi, on the wrong side of the road in a car park, with 4 unrestrained kids in the back

nonsequitur

13,653 posts

72 months

Tuesday 23rd June
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kowalski655 said:
The old lady in the massive Audi, on the wrong side of the road in a car park, with 4 unrestrained kids in the back
Child care these days. Hopeless.

Solocle

1,482 posts

40 months

Tuesday 23rd June
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BTW, I was riding at 32 mph at the time.

But I also caught the downright funny:

ddom

1,156 posts

4 months

Tuesday 23rd June
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The guy in the Golf R earlier. Sorry to shatter your illusions biggrin

Liquid Knight

15,627 posts

139 months

Wednesday 24th June
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On other forums...

"I have a 1.2 >insert eurobox here< how can I make it pop and bang?"

... rolleyes

Woody John

759 posts

29 months

Wednesday 24th June
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Solocle said:

BTW, I was riding at 32 mph at the time.

But I also caught the downright funny:
That idiot in the free lander would have got a talking to,

Solocle

1,482 posts

40 months

Wednesday 24th June
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Woody John said:
That idiot in the free lander would have got a talking to,
Apparently Wiltshire Police aren't accepting footage... furious

Might be able to report it as threatening though... idea

Edited by Solocle on Wednesday 24th June 09:37

Woody John

759 posts

29 months

Wednesday 24th June
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Solocle said:
Woody John said:
That idiot in the free lander would have got a talking to,
Apparently Wiltshire Police aren't accepting footage... furious

Might be able to report it as threatening though... idea

Edited by Solocle on Wednesday 24th June 09:37
They should have had a bidon bouncing off their car at the very least.

nonsequitur

13,653 posts

72 months

Wednesday 24th June
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Solocle said:
Apparently Wiltshire Police aren't accepting footage... furious



Edited by Solocle on Wednesday 24th June 09:37
The long arm of the law.

Solocle

1,482 posts

40 months

Wednesday 24th June
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Woody John said:
They should have had a bidon bouncing off their car at the very least.
Waste of a perfectly good bidon. Conveniently, the vehicle behind was an independent tradesman, so contact details have been provided as a witness hehe

Just wish he could have lent me a can of paint. As an aside, his overtake was pretty much textbook!

TimoMak

186 posts

11 months

Wednesday 24th June
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Anyone with cams on the front and back of their bike is clearly on a mission. Is also very clear you are too far away from the curb.

If you don’t get hit by their near side wing mirror it is a safe pass.


Mafffew

1,874 posts

67 months

Wednesday 24th June
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TimoMak said:
Anyone with cams on the front and back of their bike is clearly on a mission. Is also very clear you are too far away from the curb.

If you don’t get hit by their near side wing mirror it is a safe pass.
Bait has been laid.

Who will bite?