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Hand cyclists in Argus- warning flag


johnw

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It was good to see some hand cyclists with a decent red flag warning mounted on top of pole/aerial on their recumbent 3 wheelers. Think this should be compulsory. With them starting up front, it is quite scary as the pack suddenly opens up to pass.

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why did they start in front of the VA bunch only to be passed by every other group to follow? It was like dodging cones..Unhappy

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I think if they want to start that far in front those little flags should be on higher poles and the flags should be replaces by a flashing red ambulance light.Thumbs%20Up<?:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

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They should not only have flags, they should start far later, such as just before the celebrity group. It must be nerveracking having thousands of cyclists overtake you.

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We caught the leaders near UCT, and they stuck with us until we got to Wynberg Hill. They realy were motoring. But it is a bit weird having to keep an eye out for them by looking down at the tar.

 

We also had that guy in the yellow BEN recumbant - he rode away from us at Simonstown.

 

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A few things that should be compulsoru.

 

1) Flags of anything moving thats below 1 metre high i.e had cyclists and recumbents.

 

2) Ban bloody MP3 players with ear phones from Bunch riding!! Those guys have noidea what happening around them. They don'tlook around and they can't hear..

 

3) timing mats should be at the finishline..

 

 

rant over
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yeah well, I need all the help I can get, also need extra time to get up after multiple falls Big%20smileLOL<?:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

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2) Ban bloody MP3 players with ear phones from Bunch riding!! Those guys have noidea what happening around them. They don'tlook around and they can't hear..

 

 

Seconded.  What a stupid thing to do at a race this size! Angry
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2) Ban bloody MP3 players with ear phones from Bunch riding!! Those guys have noidea what happening around them. They don'tlook around and they can't hear..

 

 

Seconded.  What a stupid thing to do at a race this size! Angry

Thirded.

We had one **** who had the volume turned so loud that I could hear the rave music 3 bikes back.  Thankfully he got dropped early.

 

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