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Re: Oh lordy, what have I let myself in for?

5 July 2014 - 7:09pm
Slow Loris wrote:In case you spot me – I'll be the one standing at the top holding out a large doughnut on a stick

Hmm doughnuts, so yummy!

I did pedal up Highgate Hill once (a few years ago), it's not something I'd like to do regularly and I had to use my lowest available gear but the biggest problem was the road being blocked by stationary tin boxes.

A nice coffee at Caffe Nero will revive me for the gravity assisted journey back home to Highbury!

Re: Oh lordy, what have I let myself in for?

5 July 2014 - 2:19pm
GrumpyGit wrote:Once I've built up my strength a bit I do have a local substitute which should provide suitable training for Ditchling Beacon,
Highgate Hill is steep enough for most folks

In case you spot me – I'll be the one standing at the top holding out a large doughnut on a stick

Re: One year ban for aggressive use of car

5 July 2014 - 1:18pm
I suspect that, in this case, the earlier action on the green could be taken as evidence of premeditation.

Even so, the judge's comments were pretty negative as regards the conviction.

Re: One year ban for aggressive use of car

5 July 2014 - 12:32pm
Maybe were suppose to be more thick skinned

Re: One year ban for aggressive use of car

5 July 2014 - 12:30pm
james01 wrote:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10946708/Parish-council-chairman-drove-car-towards-two-women-and-a-horse.html

What I find interesting about this case is that the level of aggression involved seems a fairly regular experience for cyclists - I've certainly been at the receiving end of this type of behaviour and I know that it would be laughably futile to report it to the police. But it happens to horse riders and they get a result.

Probably because the authorities view horse riders as upper class (toffs if you like) i.e. their type of people and cyclists as unwashed peasants who can't afford a car and should just sod off out of their way.

One year ban for aggressive use of car

5 July 2014 - 11:45am
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/ ... horse.html

What I find interesting about this case is that the level of aggression involved seems a fairly regular experience for cyclists - I've certainly been at the receiving end of this type of behaviour and I know that it would be laughably futile to report it to the police. But it happens to horse riders and they get a result.

Re: Oh lordy, what have I let myself in for?

5 July 2014 - 9:27am
Slow Loris wrote:The OP mentioned upthread that he was in North Central London and was thinking of taking trains out, so I'd recommend the Central London CTC - http://www.centrallondonctc.org.uk

Thanks for the lead, I'll be following that up in a week or two.

The Brooks is on and even though it's new doesn't feel too bad. Being a big lad I should break it in a bit quicker than smaller people. I've ordered some fancy bolts for the seatpost and saddle clamp to (hopefully) reduce the danger of it being stolen.

As the Brooks will probably outlast my bike I plan to transfer it to the next one (whenever that occurs).

Once I've built up my strength a bit I do have a local substitute which should provide suitable training for Ditchling Beacon,
Highgate Hill is steep enough for most folks

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