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Old September 8th 18, 07:11 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling,uk.rec.driving,uk.d-i-y,alt.home.repair
rbowman[_2_]
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On 09/08/2018 06:51 AM, Jimmy Wilkinson Knife wrote:
When a cyclist uses a busy road, he slows down all the cars, making them
less efficient, using a lower gear, overtaking, changing speed, etc. So
you *******s aren't green at all.


Around here they just run over the cyclists. If the F350 doesn't get
them the horse trailer will..

I'm becoming a pussy in my old age and really like dedicated bike paths.
Sharing narrow, shoulderless roads with traffic isn't my thing anymore.


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Old September 8th 18, 07:19 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling,uk.rec.driving,uk.d-i-y,alt.home.repair
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On 09/08/2018 09:20 AM, Jimmy Wilkinson Knife wrote:
Plenty 4x4s, which you lot call trucks. A truck is actually a lorry and
weighs 50 tonnes fully laden.


If it ain't a Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 66 it ain't a real truck.
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Old September 8th 18, 07:23 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling,uk.rec.driving,uk.d-i-y,alt.home.repair
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On Sat, 08 Sep 2018 19:08:10 +0100, alan_m wrote:

On 08/09/2018 13:51, Jimmy Wilkinson Knife wrote:
When a cyclist uses a busy road, he slows down all the cars, making them
less efficient, using a lower gear, overtaking, changing speed, etc. So
you *******s aren't green at all.


+1
Especially if riding in groups wearing lycra.


Cars aren't allowed to drive two abreast, so why cyclists?
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Old September 8th 18, 07:23 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling,uk.rec.driving,uk.d-i-y,alt.home.repair
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On Sat, 08 Sep 2018 19:11:17 +0100, rbowman wrote:

On 09/08/2018 06:51 AM, Jimmy Wilkinson Knife wrote:
When a cyclist uses a busy road, he slows down all the cars, making them
less efficient, using a lower gear, overtaking, changing speed, etc. So
you *******s aren't green at all.


Around here they just run over the cyclists. If the F350 doesn't get
them the horse trailer will..

I'm becoming a pussy in my old age and really like dedicated bike paths.
Sharing narrow, shoulderless roads with traffic isn't my thing anymore.


Sharing them when there's a cycle path right next to the bloody road is insanity, yet they all do it around here.
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Old September 8th 18, 07:24 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling,uk.rec.driving,uk.d-i-y,alt.home.repair
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On Sat, 08 Sep 2018 19:19:12 +0100, rbowman wrote:

On 09/08/2018 09:20 AM, Jimmy Wilkinson Knife wrote:
Plenty 4x4s, which you lot call trucks. A truck is actually a lorry and
weighs 50 tonnes fully laden.


If it ain't a Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 66 it ain't a real truck.


Anyone with a BMW or Merc has more money than sense.
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Old September 8th 18, 07:27 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 3:07:05 PM UTC+1, Bruce 'Not Glug' Lee wrote:
Simon Jester wrote:
On Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 1:51:46 PM UTC+1, Jimmy Wilkinson Knife wrote:


When a cyclist uses a busy road, he slows down all the cars, making them
less efficient, using a lower gear, overtaking, changing speed, etc. So
you *******s aren't green at all.


die


The rest of your response is superfluous. This word is all that's needed.
Except not as a German article, but an English imperative.


"I intend to live forever or die trying", Vila Restal
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Old September 8th 18, 07:32 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 7:23:22 PM UTC+1, Jimmy Wilkinson Knife wrote:
On Sat, 08 Sep 2018 19:08:10 +0100, alan_m wrote:

On 08/09/2018 13:51, Jimmy Wilkinson Knife wrote:
When a cyclist uses a busy road, he slows down all the cars, making them
less efficient, using a lower gear, overtaking, changing speed, etc. So
you *******s aren't green at all.


+1
Especially if riding in groups wearing lycra.


Cars aren't allowed to drive two abreast, so why cyclists?


Cyclists have a right to use the roads, motorists are unwelcome guests on roads paid for by their betters.

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Old September 8th 18, 07:47 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling,uk.rec.driving,uk.d-i-y,alt.home.repair
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Jimmy Wilkinson Knife wrote

When a cyclist uses a busy road, he slows down all the cars,


Yes.

making them less efficient,


Nope, more efficient.

using a lower gear,


Nope.

overtaking, changing speed, etc.


They do that anyway even without the cyclists.

So you *******s aren't green at all.


Yep, it ****s the environment more to produce
the fuel cyclists consume.
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Old September 8th 18, 08:30 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Jimmy Wilkinson Knife[_2_]
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On Sat, 08 Sep 2018 19:32:26 +0100, Simon Jester wrote:

On Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 7:23:22 PM UTC+1, Jimmy Wilkinson Knife wrote:
On Sat, 08 Sep 2018 19:08:10 +0100, alan_m wrote:

On 08/09/2018 13:51, Jimmy Wilkinson Knife wrote:
When a cyclist uses a busy road, he slows down all the cars, making them
less efficient, using a lower gear, overtaking, changing speed, etc. So
you *******s aren't green at all.

+1
Especially if riding in groups wearing lycra.


Cars aren't allowed to drive two abreast, so why cyclists?


Cyclists have a right to use the roads, motorists are unwelcome guests on roads paid for by their betters.


A car user pays in road tax and fuel duty. A cyclist does not. And don't bother with the "we all pay income tax" bull****. A car driver pays more.
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Old September 8th 18, 08:31 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling,uk.rec.driving,uk.d-i-y,alt.home.repair
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On Sat, 08 Sep 2018 19:47:18 +0100, Rod Speed wrote:

Jimmy Wilkinson Knife wrote

When a cyclist uses a busy road, he slows down all the cars,


Yes.

making them less efficient,


Nope, more efficient.

using a lower gear,


Nope.


The most efficient speed for a car is to travel in top gear at low revs without causing the engine to splutter, that's about 40mph. Cyclists don't usually do that.

overtaking, changing speed, etc.


They do that anyway even without the cyclists.


Wrong, they pick the speed they like and stick to it.

So you *******s aren't green at all.


Yep, it ****s the environment more to produce
the fuel cyclists consume.


They cause the cars to consume more, as I've just explained.
 




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