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Old June 26th 18, 08:59 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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What we all know!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...port-test.html
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Old June 26th 18, 10:17 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On Tue, 26 Jun 2018 00:59:46 -0700 (PDT), wrote:

What we all know!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...port-test.html

"cyclist wins commute challenge" . Is this a new definition of "win"
where coming second makes you first? Or merely the inability of the
Daily Wail and it's sad readers to comprehend that 7min 23sec by
pushbike is actually slower than 7min 15 sec by motorcycle?


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Old June 26th 18, 02:36 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On Tuesday, 26 June 2018 10:17:52 UTC+1, Peter Parry wrote:
On Tue, 26 Jun 2018 00:59:46 -0700 (PDT), wrote:

What we all know!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...port-test.html

"cyclist wins commute challenge" . Is this a new definition of "win"
where coming second makes you first? Or merely the inability of the
Daily Wail and it's sad readers to comprehend that 7min 23sec by
pushbike is actually slower than 7min 15 sec by motorcycle?


CYCLIST QUOTE:
"Rather than face gridlock on The Mall, I took the cycle lane through Green Park. Though it was swarming, this bought me crucial time and I crossed the finish eight seconds after the motorbike. If I’d pedalled a tiny bit faster, I could’ve won."
END QUOTE.

The BAMBI says:

QUOTE:
I can normally **weave** my way out or turn down a side street. Bus lanes are **confusing** for motorcyclists. There are some you can use and others you can’t — the rules don’t seem clear.
EMPHASIS MINE.

END QUOTE.
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Old June 27th 18, 10:51 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On Wednesday, 27 June 2018 10:14:35 UTC+1, Peter Parry wrote:


No mention of the time it took him to get out of his smelly Lycra and
change into his working attire.


The comments DID state that the BAMBI would get very sweaty in his black leathers and have to change at the workplace though. When I cycled to work, unlike the fat BAMBIS and cagers, I was raring to go and didn't need to jump start my flabby carcass into life with gallons of caffeine.
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Old June 27th 18, 12:24 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 27/06/18 10:14, Peter Parry wrote:
No mention of the time it took him to get out of his smelly Lycra
and change into his working attire.


Walking for 17 minutes is considerably more conducive to sweat than
cycling for 7 minutes. The driver took "ten minutes in search of a
parking space before sprinting to the finish line". You seriously reckon
they did not require a wash and brush up?
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Old June 27th 18, 07:00 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On Wednesday, 27 June 2018 12:24:12 UTC+1, TMS320 wrote:
On 27/06/18 10:14, Peter Parry wrote:
No mention of the time it took him to get out of his smelly Lycra
and change into his working attire.


Walking for 17 minutes is considerably more conducive to sweat than
cycling for 7 minutes. The driver took "ten minutes in search of a
parking space before sprinting to the finish line". You seriously reckon
they did not require a wash and brush up?


Indeed. Someone also mentioned that the Tube was not included which would have been like an oven in days like these.
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Old June 30th 18, 05:15 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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What we all know!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...port-test.html


Not that I'll ever own a motor vehicle in London but they ought to try the Chamber of Commercy bumper sticker:

"What's the hurry? You're already in London."




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Old July 2nd 18, 12:15 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 26/06/2018 08:59, wrote:

What we all know!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...port-test.html

Because every commuter in the UK travels between their home in Ebury
Street and their place of work in Jermyn Street, don't they?

Who would have "won" if the commute had involved 25 miles of motorway
(as one of mine used to)?


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Old July 2nd 18, 12:16 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 26/06/2018 14:36, wrote:
On Tuesday, 26 June 2018 10:17:52 UTC+1, Peter Parry wrote:
On Tue, 26 Jun 2018 00:59:46 -0700 (PDT),
wrote:

What we all know!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...port-test.html

"cyclist wins commute challenge" . Is this a new definition of "win"
where coming second makes you first? Or merely the inability of the
Daily Wail and it's sad readers to comprehend that 7min 23sec by
pushbike is actually slower than 7min 15 sec by motorcycle?


CYCLIST QUOTE:
"Rather than face gridlock on The Mall, I took the cycle lane through Green Park. Though it was swarming, this bought me crucial time and I crossed the finish eight seconds after the motorbike. If I’d pedalled a tiny bit faster, I could’ve won."
END QUOTE.

The BAMBI says:

QUOTE:
I can normally **weave** my way out or turn down a side street. Bus lanes are **confusing** for motorcyclists. There are some you can use and others you can’t — the rules don’t seem clear.
EMPHASIS MINE.

END QUOTE.


A new concept.

The "winner" is the one who claims that he could have won.

Spain ought to try it on.
 




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