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  1. Artisanal Firewood. Makes a massive difference to the meat flavour.
  2. Somebody caught our little group a few days back. Sunrise in Richmond Park
  3. Checkers apparently does a nice sock
  4. Surprised that Delarey is contradicting himself? You must be new around here.
  5. I agree, its good to see the narrative on this thread changing. We can improve our behaviour AND still demand that motorist do too.
  6. If the perception out there is that cyclists think they own the road and are a bunch of selfish twats, motorist will not be interested in being educated about these bunch of inconsiderate lycra wearing idiots. This is EXACTLY why we as cyclists have a responsibility to be more considerate. If we are, fewer people will hate us and more motorists will be willing to listen to a message from cyclists.
  7. Patchelicious


    Silverstone was lots of fun. Racing wasn’t great. But was nice to be out. Picked up a little memorabilia too.
  8. “Well that’s going to be a challenging wank” seal clubbing, rectum of the year, love letters from the abattoir…. Man he was good
  9. Taking a lane in Bakoven to stop cars passing you on a blind corner, and acknowledging them, is riding defensively, and the acknowledgement of the car shows consideration. Few rational people will have a problem with this. Riding into oncoming traffic to film a group riding 3 abreast for a social media post is not done for safety.
  10. What this thread quite clearly illustrates is that there are entitled people on bicycles and and in cars who use the others behaviour to justify their own entitlement. Be more lekker, whether that is in a car or on your bike, society will be better for it.
  11. The fact that you agree suggests that you know the answer.
  12. Are you saying that if inconsiderate behaviour does not lead to death, it should be accepted? All I’m saying is that some cyclist could be more considerate. I am struggling to see how you can disagree with this.
  13. And other cyclists. You ride like a twat today, that driver develops a hate for cyclists and then like a twat takes it out on somebody innocent tomorrow, making the original cyclist and the driver both twats.
  14. Asking cyclists to be more considerate to other road users is not victim blaming. Nobody here has blamed any cyclist for getting themselves killed. Labelling the plea for cyclists to be more considerate as victim blaming is a distortion of the request. Simply put, we are not going to change motorist behaviour positively by acting like inconsiderate 'rich hobbyists who think they are better people simply trying to get to work', but we can change OUR own behaviour. This behavioural change might not immediately decrease the number of deaths, but changing motorist attitudes towards cyclists positively is better than confirming the perception that we own the road.
  15. Ok, so if its makes no difference being inconsiderate or considerate when you cycle, why not er on the latter and be a positive contributor to society.
  16. No they don’t kill drivers, but that does not mean that their behaviour shouldn’t improve. The killing of drivers is a pretty drastic yard stick to set for behaviour correction. One can ride defensively AND be considerate at the same time.
  17. Nothing is an absolute, so the statement is already false. While there are many reasons that contribute to the attitude/behaviour towards cyclists, and you right in your bullying example, but to simply say that cyclists behaviour bears NO impact in the attitude towards them is false. One could argue that inconsiderate behaviour by cyclists contributes little to the deaths of cyclists by motorists, and I would agree, but this is a separate point to the one that I was making about the perceived issue that road cyclists own the road and should be subject to a motorist scorn. In no way ever should a cyclists behaviour be used to justify their death.
  18. There is, you are right. Its when there is consequence for bad behaviour that behaviours change.
  19. Make no mistake, cycling has a branding issue. Its been like that for some time. A few years ago a fellow hubber, BDF, and I tried to run a "Considerate Cyclist" campaign. It was all about improving our behaviour to improve attitude towards cyclist. Sadly though, he was killed while riding before we could finish it all.
  20. Yes it is. The majority is becoming more inclusive and equal. This needs to be acknowledged. But there will always be hate on both sides at the fringes, some misogynists and racists masquerading as rationalists, and the retribution seeking woke leftists masquerading as progressives.
  21. That pretty ***. Can I edit what the Mods say?
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