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Old June 6th 13, 11:58 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mrcheerful[_3_]
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You couldn't make it up.

http://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/loc...post-1-5166670


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Old June 7th 13, 01:53 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 06/06/2013 23:58, Mrcheerful wrote:

You couldn't make it up.


http://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/loc...post-1-5166670


It's difficult to know what was the state of mind of the borough
engineer who decided to site a lamp-post in the middle of the
carriageway (or of a cycle-lane).


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Old June 7th 13, 08:22 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 7 June, 01:53, JNugent wrote:
On 06/06/2013 23:58, Mrcheerful wrote:

You couldn't make it up.
http://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/loc...us-condition-a...


It's difficult to know what was the state of mind of the borough
engineer who decided to site a lamp-post in the middle of the
carriageway (or of a cycle-lane).


I failed to find the bit in the report where it says the lamp post was
situated in the middle of the road/path, do you have some local
knowledge?

On the strength of the quoted report I make it the cyclists fault not
the borough engineers or anyone else's for that matter.
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Old June 7th 13, 09:04 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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"Mrcheerful" wrote in message
news
You couldn't make it up.

http://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/loc...post-1-5166670


It was the driver's fault. Err...

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Old June 7th 13, 09:42 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On Jun 7, 9:04*am, "John Benn" wrote:
"Mrcheerful" wrote in message

news
You couldn't make it up.


http://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/loc...us-condition-a...


It was the driver's fault. *Err...


You should write "goak" or something to help the lesser mortals in the
pack.

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Old June 7th 13, 10:40 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mrcheerful[_3_]
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ennemm wrote:
On 7 June, 01:53, JNugent wrote:
On 06/06/2013 23:58, Mrcheerful wrote:

You couldn't make it up.
http://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/loc...us-condition-a...


It's difficult to know what was the state of mind of the borough
engineer who decided to site a lamp-post in the middle of the
carriageway (or of a cycle-lane).


I failed to find the bit in the report where it says the lamp post was
situated in the middle of the road/path, do you have some local
knowledge?

On the strength of the quoted report I make it the cyclists fault not
the borough engineers or anyone else's for that matter.


Whoosh.


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Old June 7th 13, 10:49 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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"Mrcheerful" wrote

You couldn't make it up.

http://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/loc...post-1-5166670


Many years ago, I was cycling after dark and a woman stopped me to ask
whether I could see a bollard on a cycle way. I simply answered "no, you
have to know it's there". I would have had a Never Ready front lamp at that
time. The answer satisfied her and we didn't engage in further conversation.

Don't make assumptions.


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Old June 7th 13, 10:59 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Squashme
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On Jun 7, 10:49*am, "TMS320" wrote:
"Mrcheerful" wrote

You couldn't make it up.


http://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/loc...us-condition-a...


Many years ago, I was cycling after dark and a woman stopped me to ask
whether I could see a bollard on a cycle way.


"I simply answered "No, that's no bollard, lady. I'm just pleased to
see you!""

Squashme's the name! I'm here all week.

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Old June 7th 13, 04:08 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Gefreiter Krueger
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On Fri, 07 Jun 2013 10:49:52 +0100, TMS320 wrote:

"Mrcheerful" wrote

You couldn't make it up.

http://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/loc...post-1-5166670


Many years ago, I was cycling after dark and a woman stopped me to ask
whether I could see a bollard on a cycle way. I simply answered "no, you
have to know it's there". I would have had a Never Ready front lamp at that
time. The answer satisfied her and we didn't engage in further conversation.

Don't make assumptions.


Are you ****ing blind or something?

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Old June 7th 13, 04:09 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Gefreiter Krueger
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On Thu, 06 Jun 2013 23:58:36 +0100, Mrcheerful wrote:

You couldn't make it up.

http://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/loc...post-1-5166670


Why close the road for such a small accident? It's not like there's a huge overturned lorry blocking the road.

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