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I find it interesting to be honest.

Looking at the video, he stayed on the right side of the ASL on both occasions, which in my book is a bloody good start.

It's just a pity that he thought it was a good idea to come so dangerously close on two occasions.

The rest of the verbal I put down to age, lets hope things improve as he grows up.
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They should make scooter riders pass a test...
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The other issue is, that I don't believe you're allowed to cross those hashed lines, they are their to allow for drivers to turn right, not to over take.
Though I'm happy to be proven wrong on that.

Will be interesting to hear what the employer says.
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I think the interesting thing is more the culture of all road users and I don't exclude cyclists when I say all.

In this case it's the motor vehicle road users institutionalised views that need to change. The driver seems to think the road is his, even though the cyclist is perfectly within his rights to position himself where he is. Not only that but the driver seems to think this entitled him to use his vehicle as a weapon.

So how do you ensure the same level of courtesy is extended to all road users by all road users? Posting the video is good to start a discussion, but the only way to get irresponsible road users to change is to do something constructive. In my view the drivers employers should be responsible for ensuring that their drivers drive responsibly and are courteous to all.

So what would happen if all of the people that see this post where to ask the employer for their view of this employees actions? If their response was that they felt he had not met the standards expected the next question would be what action were they intending to take.

If the employer were not concerned, then clearly the employers views on responsible road use may need to be questioned. Perhaps this would need everyone who has seen this post to ask those responsible for road safety for their view on the drivers actions and the employers response.

Think I'll send an email...
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Evening all

Question, I'm looking to get a towbar mounted cycle carrier, for which I need.

A) A vehicle (Ideally a car).
B) A towbar.
C) A towbar cycle carrier.

I have the first on the list, but am missing the second and third.

Does any one have any recommendations?
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Thule cycle carriers are pretty good. They have light boards to keep you legal and you can tip them to open the boot while the bikes are still on.
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Aside from the focus of this video (very good by the way), one thing that really strikes me, at 5:28, that sentiment, is so true, not just for this situation but ALL interaction, be it with strangers or friends, it's so easy to be lost in our own world, and not think about others.
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Taking my other halfs bike down as she's back to work on Monday, after almost a year off, and noticed that the steering was a little stiff.

I think there may have been a little bit of water ingress.
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I find it quite therapeutic when I do it +Douglas Furlong. You need to ban the kids/wife/husband or whatever out of your garage/shed or my case balcony 
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I hate choice, so got the same bike again.
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Doug that isn't small at all especially when you consider that there is only 1/2 an inch of seat post left in the tube! Your the only guy I know who would ride behind a bus and still have any visibility.
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Douglas Furlong

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Afternoon all

I'm looking at getting a cycling rack, and am currently debating between a Thule and Atera.

Does any one here have any experience with either of these?
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Got a Thule tow bar mounted rack, which we have had for several years. Done lots of long trips. Very happy with it.
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Personally, I think you should have pulled over, it's just courtious of other road users. Would I have beeped certainly not, I'd probably have just thought "tosser" and got on with my day.
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My turn to pay what's in the package :)
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Did we finish?
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Curious to know if other people have been finding the items that they would normally buy from +Wiggle is no longer stocked?

I've noticed that their selection of C02 pumps has dropped to a particular category (minimalist, freeze your fingers off type), and they appear to have few choices on degreasers, most of which are all aerosol based.

Is it just me?
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There was once this old 9 speed cassette my dad always used to buy for all the road bikes in the family that they now don't stock.
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I think I'll be doing this, if it turns out to be on the up.
Italian manufacturer Kask is offering an amnesty on bicycle helmets to encourage riders to check their head protection.Take in an old helmet betwee...
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I think you just take your old helmet to a Kask retailer.
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Gender
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Linux and NetApp Administrator
Employment
  • London Metal Exchange
    Linux/ Storage Implementation Engineer, 2011 - present
  • Sporting Index
    Senior Systems Administrator, 2009 - 2011
  • Arc International
    Senior Systems Administrator, 2007 - 2009
  • Clickstream PLC
    Systems Administrator, 2007 - 2007
  • Cibernet
    IT Manager/ Unix Administrator, 2004 - 2007
  • Firebox
    Linux Administrator, 2002 - 2004
  • Arthur Andersen
    Systems Administrator, 2000 - 2002
  • Xpedior
    IT Manager/ Systems Administrator, 1999 - 2000
  • iDesk
    Systems Administrator, 1997 - 1999
  • Asda
    Pizza Supremo, 1996 - 1997
Education
  • Kingsbury High
    1994
  • The College of North West London
    1994 - 1995
  • Hendon College
    1995 - 1997
  • Open University
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Public - 4 weeks ago
reviewed 4 weeks ago
We've been with this practice for about 6 years. So far, they've missed pneumonia in an 8 month old who ended up being hospitalized. They missed a similar issue in our 6 month old a few 5 years ago. Both of our infants were left poorly treated and the issues were only resolved when we resorted to going to A&E. They missed a slipped disc. Getting an appointment is often a 3 week delay, emergency appointments are often "gone" within 5 minutes of the window opening. Honestly, it is a horrible experience.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Popped in here for Fish and Chips with the family after a recommendation from a local shop owner. Chips were wonderfully cooked, crispy and reasonable size, the fish was well cooked with a nice crunch batter "kids meal" was okay (not the best of sausages), crayons were on hand, and the back of the menu had colouring available for the 5 year old. 2 mains + 2 sides + kids + two alcoholic drinks + two juices = £35. Cheap? Not at all, but I'd rather spend £35 on a meal that I genuinely enjoyed, than £25 on soggy chips, crap fish, and horrible service.
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Public - a year ago
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Odd, I was sure I'd posted a review for this place a year or so ago, either way, I suppose time for an update :) I first used this store about 4 years ago, and my experience was pretty poor, the mechanic came across as pretty surly and unhelpful, leaving me with quite a bit of faffing on a wheel replacement. However, I believe they have had a change in management since then, and certainly a significant change in staff. As the 4 star's suggest I'm very pleased. I've used then mainly for the truing of wheels and have gone in 6 or 7 times over the last 4 years, getting both mine and my other half's wheels trued, and the quality seems reasonable. Additionally they've offered significant advice on maintenance and common issues relating to my hydrolic disk breaks, on the whole I'm very pleased with them. As with any non-internet based retailer, you need to be aware of cost, and that you will not be getting the cheapest deal on components, however, I personally feel it is offset by the support and personal service you do get.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Popped in here with my wife and two kids (one 5 and a half, the other 7 months). The decour was plesant, and the service good. The person seating us put us in a good place and took in to consideration the little one, though it wasn't packed, but at least they thought about it. When I folded up the push chair, it was taken and put out of the way quickly and plesantly. All of the staff we interacted with were surprisingly child friendly, to the point of being broody! (and they were all blokes). The only compliant I would make, is the fact that they didn't have any food for the younger pallet, which you'd think would not be too hard to manage (and NOT putting a grilled chillie on top of the food would be a good start!).
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Food and service is okay, probably the best cafe in Eltham we've tried so far.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Probably the most frequently visited restaurant. Food is the usual affair with Nando's, nothing to complain about, nothing to shout about.
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