Another courier mail article asking cyclist to keep it down

Another courier mail article asking cyclist to keep it down

Postby Le Velo » Sun May 01, 2011 9:15 am

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Postby Oxford » Sun May 01, 2011 11:00 am

So since I am not a member of BQ, I can ignore the request, but modtly because it is pathetic. Would they prefer the sounds of sirens as ambos have to scrape cyclists off the road because cyclists didn't communicate the dangers of the roads to each other. Where do these dangers come from moron motorists off course. Just another Spam Fail beat up I'm afraid. Though I can understand being upset with megpone use, that is just silly.
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Postby Slim » Sun May 01, 2011 11:46 am

Oxford » So since I am not a member of BQ, I can ignore the request, but modtly because it is pathetic. ........ Just another Spam Fail beat up I'm afraid.


+1

What else would you expect from a Qld newspaper?

How else is it going to survive in a market choc-a-block with retirees and assorted silver backs? :P
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Postby Le Velo » Sun May 01, 2011 11:57 am

As far as for the cyclist concerned if the council would fix the roads then we would have no need to call out for pot holes on the road while riding. If motorists would be sensible drivers and speeds re-inforced And a 1 meter distance kept beetwen cyclist and cars there would be no need to call out for cars (or not that often anyway).

Looks like the only one breaking the law here is the rowing training using the megaphone by not obeying the noise restriction regulation here
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Postby elStado » Sun May 01, 2011 12:57 pm

Slim wrote:How else is it going to survive in a market choc-a-block with retirees and assorted silver backs? :P


As someone else mentioned in the comments, this is only going to get worse. Remember, Australia is an ageing nation. This means more old people with nothing better to do than complain about cyclists trying to be safe on the road while having a morning ride. Those oldies are awake at the crack of dawn anyway, don't know what their problem is.Nothing better to do except whinge and complain I guess.
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Postby ZepinAtor » Sun May 01, 2011 1:19 pm

elStado wrote:
Slim wrote: Remember, Australia is an ageing nation.


I thought the next thing you were going to say was that older cyclists with poorer hearing will be yelling louder than ever to warn of road obstacles.

You can just imagine it.

Henry.." CAR BACK"

Cedric.."yeah she did have a nice rack"

Henry.."POT HOLE"

Cedric.."don't call my wife a mole"
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Postby elStado » Sun May 01, 2011 1:24 pm

ZepinAtor wrote:
I thought the next thing you were going to say was that older cyclists with poorer hearing will be yelling louder than ever to warn of road obstacles.

You can just imagine it.

Henry.." CAR BACK"

Cedric.."yeah she did have a nice rack"

Henry.."POT HOLE"

Cedric.."don't call my wife a mole"


Well.. that's also going to be an issue.. imagine that. Packs of 'over 55' cyclists terrorizing the quiet suburbs.

It's good to be young and get to watch all this unfold.
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Postby HappyHumber » Sun May 01, 2011 4:41 pm

elStado wrote:It's good to be young and get to watch all this unfold.

Mr. Dorian Gray, I presume?
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Postby elStado » Sun May 01, 2011 5:19 pm

HappyHumber wrote:
elStado wrote:It's good to be young and get to watch all this unfold.

Mr. Dorian Gray, I presume?


Abso-lutely.

But what I really meant to say was that it is good to be young now at the dawn of major social, political, economic and environmental changes and be able to watch it all unfold over the next few decades.
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Postby HappyHumber » Sun May 01, 2011 8:46 pm

elStado wrote:...major social, political, economic and environmental changes and be able to watch it all unfold over the next few decades.


Weren't the flower children saying the same thing in the 60s? Age tenpers most idealism and hones selfishness.

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Postby The Womble » Sun May 01, 2011 9:03 pm

Slim wrote:
Oxford » So since I am not a member of BQ, I can ignore the request, but modtly because it is pathetic. ........ Just another Spam Fail beat up I'm afraid.


+1

What else would you expect from a Qld newspaper?

How else is it going to survive in a market choc-a-block with retirees and assorted silver backs? :P

Good to see Ben Wilson and his grumpy old men doing FA for cycling advocacy yet again. Can someone again tell me why I don't hold a BQ membership? Because I can't see the point in being a member of an organisation that frowns upon anything cycling that doesn't involve knee high socks and handlebar baskets. Maybe BQ should change their name to BS. Or better yet, B-CM :|
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Postby elStado » Sun May 01, 2011 9:16 pm

HappyHumber wrote:Weren't the flower children saying the same thing in the 60s?


They sure were, and that's when we did have massive changes, especially socially and economically. Now for round two!
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Postby The Womble » Sun May 01, 2011 9:19 pm

Well as long as BQ stay in the sixties where they belong I'm happy to move forward
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