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jmd
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Mamils

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-10965608

I thought there seemed to be more bikes around!
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nadger
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Down girl  Wink
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Just heard a discussion on Ken Livingstone's programme on LBC about cyclists in London.  There is a general feeling that some control needs to be placed on them in respect of insisting they follow road rules and also carry insurance.  A number of motorists said they had had their cars damaged by cyclists who just rode off without stopping.
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Quote from: artmo
Just heard a discussion on Ken Livingstone's programme on LBC about cyclists in London.  There is a general feeling that some control needs to be placed on them in respect of insisting they follow road rules.

Well to a certain extent, that is down to the police.
When I was working in London, I did see a couple of cyclists jump a red light whilst I was walking to work.  There were a couple of policemen just the other side of the lights and they were pulled over.
It is more motor-cyclists you have to worry about - they think they can pick and choose between being a car or a bike or simply above the law.
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But at least motor cyclists are insured.  The problem with cyclists is that they are not insured and not identifiable generally.
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That's one good thing about the new London cycle hire scheme – insurance is included.
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Yes, third party insurance only.
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I quite agree with the comments about cyclists in Central London not obeying traffic regs. A lot of these were couriers as are a great many of the motorcyclists.
T'was a lot different when I cycled round London about 60 years ago.
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Another hazard in London are the rickshaws that seem to ignore all traffic regulations.  To ride in one you take your life in your hands at times Sad
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Oh lawd, now I'm a mamil. I used to be a lycra lout.  Smiley
My 'mid-life crisis' came shaped like this
but red.
(You need not to mind looking a bit of a wazzock to ride it, but it's fun.)  Cheesy
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A strange looking beast Gabe Wink
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A Mamil I am most certainly NOT Shocked
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(You need not to mind looking a bit of a wazzock to ride it, but it's fun.)  Cheesy
Gabe
You got me wondering so I googled http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=wazzock Cheesy
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@gabe Is it two or three wheel? (looks like two)
Two wheel recumbents always struck me as slightly unstable when slow moving, looks awkward to 'put a foot down' when you stop. Is it?
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@Nadger you had to Google wazzock? You do surprise me Smiley
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