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Shock horror!...Hold the front page!...Stop press...!

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Shock horror!...Hold the front page!...Stop press...!

This morning, I witnessed a cyclist stop and wait at a red traffic light... Shocked
Please pass the smelling salts...
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Re: Shock horror!...Hold the front page!...Stop press...!

You're lucky in 36 years driving I've not seen that happen Smiley
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Re: Shock horror!...Hold the front page!...Stop press...!

Did he commiet the ultimate cyclist`s crime?
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Re: Shock horror!...Hold the front page!...Stop press...!

What you mean actually put his feet on the ground <gasp>
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Re: Shock horror!...Hold the front page!...Stop press...!

He tried to stay balanced, but yes, he put his foot down. No I didn't believe it either Huh
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

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Is this a newspaper story or is it actually true Undecided
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He can plead ignorance...... Lips are sealed
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Quote from: Strat
Is this a newspaper story or is it actually true Undecided

Its another 12 days to April the first, otherwise I would agree that this would be the unlikeliest story you've heard in many a long day...
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Mind you it is the Spring Solecist today, so perhaps the reason for this aberration.
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

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Ah yes...the vernal equinox when cyclists lose their reason Cheesy
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......and their balance Wink
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What you mean actually put his feet on the ground <gasp>

Yes, Indeedy.... did you get photographic evidence....or does the court now accept "hearsay" evidence ?
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It always amuses me when you see a cyclist stopped and wobbling about trying to keep upright, when a simple foot on the ground does the same, in a sane way. Those that actually STOP at crossings/junctions/traffic lights etc  Crazy Lips are sealed
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Re: Shock horror!...Hold the front page!...Stop press...!

And just out of curiosity is it legal for cyclists to cycle on the pavement ? also is there no legal requirement for cyclists to have a bell on their bikes.
Please note I am not anti-cyclist, there would be a lot more fitter people if we could increase the number of people using bikes but several times whilst walking along the pavement cyclists have passed me at considerable speed with no warning and I hate to think what the outcome might have been if at the second of passing me I stepped to one side to avoid something on the pavement ?