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Old September 26th 09, 09:06 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Doug[_3_]
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On the ride last night I heard lots of foreign voices which poses
interesting questions. Is a Friday evening in London mainly about
tourists getting in the way of each other? Are most of those angry
drivers sounding their horns and deliberately nosing recklessly into
the mass of cyclists actually tourists gallivanting around the
capital, as are those pedestrians patiently waiting at bus stops for
CM to pass? Does CM actually benefit London financially as a tourist
attraction?

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Old September 26th 09, 09:51 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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"Doug" wrote in message
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On the ride last night I heard lots of foreign voices which poses
interesting questions. Is a Friday evening in London mainly about
tourists getting in the way of each other? Are most of those angry
drivers sounding their horns and deliberately nosing recklessly into
the mass of cyclists actually tourists gallivanting around the
capital, as are those pedestrians patiently waiting at bus stops for
CM to pass? Does CM actually benefit London financially as a tourist
attraction?

The only reason anyone would look at CM is to point and laugh at their
self-defeating antics Doug.

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Old September 27th 09, 05:04 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 26 Sep, 09:51, "Brimstone" wrote:
"Doug" wrote in message

... On the ride last night I heard lots of foreign voices which poses
interesting questions. Is a Friday evening in London mainly about
tourists getting in the way of each other? Are most of those angry
drivers sounding their horns and deliberately nosing recklessly into
the mass of cyclists actually tourists gallivanting around the
capital, as are those pedestrians patiently waiting at bus stops for
CM to pass? Does CM actually benefit London financially as a tourist
attraction?


The only reason anyone would look at CM is to point and laugh at their
self-defeating antics Doug.

Not true. We get cheers from pedestrian bystanders and welcoming hoots
from some drivers. Maybe it is a pleasant change for them to see
something other than a constant stream of motorised traffic choking
their lungs.

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Critical Mass London
http://www.criticalmasslondon.org.uk
"More bikes, fewer cars!".
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Old September 28th 09, 01:44 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Brimstone
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"Doug" wrote in message
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On 26 Sep, 09:51, "Brimstone" wrote:
"Doug" wrote in message

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On the ride last night I heard lots of foreign voices which poses
interesting questions. Is a Friday evening in London mainly about
tourists getting in the way of each other? Are most of those angry
drivers sounding their horns and deliberately nosing recklessly into
the mass of cyclists actually tourists gallivanting around the
capital, as are those pedestrians patiently waiting at bus stops for
CM to pass? Does CM actually benefit London financially as a tourist
attraction?


The only reason anyone would look at CM is to point and laugh at their
self-defeating antics Doug.

Not true. We get cheers from pedestrian bystanders and welcoming hoots
from some drivers. Maybe it is a pleasant change for them to see
something other than a constant stream of motorised traffic choking
their lungs.

Well, you would say that wouldn't you?

 




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