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I nearly forgot about it until I saw the email that came in today. Good on them.
Trek Madone 4.5, Giant TCR Advanced SL3 ISP Di2 (the green machine)
Me too. Good to hear they are taking it seriously.
Wow, I've just spent an hour reading this thread...wow.
Just to wander sightly off topic again (sorry ), what strikes me is how unified the forum initially was against the idiot journalist, how a rather off topic controversy seemed to turn the anger inwards in such a cannibalistic way , then there was a refocusing on the common enemy, and there we all feel good again
You could write a thesis on group human behaviour from this thread, but one observation I have to make is how easily this community can become fractured. Even in the context of a response to a common foe.
That's perhaps indicative of a weakness of the cycling community, and a challenge: speaking with one voice to the public whilst encouraging constructive debate and entertaining differing views internally is very important to us all.
And on the whole we are pretty good at it, so we should have the confidence to remain unshaken by agent provocateurs and indulgent of dissenters.
(Man steps off soapbox)
I'm not so much a cyclist..more of a sit down comedian
Oh, you think the Press Council takes this kind of stuff seriously? Okay then. And there's a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Personally, I'd have sent a copy of the column to Media Watch. Then I'd have rung the guy and offered him my spare bike and the chance to come for a ride, gently explaining to him what it was all about so that he could see the error of his ways.
Some days you are a big, strutting rooster, some days you are a bit chicken and some days you are just a complete cocque. Roger Ramjet: 2009 Giant CRX3 Spockette: 2009 Trek FX 7.3 (WSD, property of Mrs Monsoon) Lady Penelope: 2011 Avanti Cadent 1.0 TdF
^ thanks for the hot tip. I'll be sure to to fly over 1000 km next time to do just that. So did he accept your invitation? Or should I expect another pot of gold?
Media Watch were contacted repeatedly and by many in relation to this.
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Huge fan of booted RGers who just can't help themselves
Media watch certainly have the right to pick and choose and if they reported it wouldn't like be on a conflict between groups rather quality and errors in reporting/journalism.
Schroeds, yes I see what you mean- as a community there can be a unity but not to forget, not everyone gets involved in these type if discussions and some members are very active.
That is the nature of forums and while any one topic may do no more than allow a discussion with collection of views, in context there is not always a goal or result.
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