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SMH cycling article in progress

Postby g-boaf » Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:14 pm

http://forum.jdmstyletuning.com/showthr ... uery/page5

The journalist is trawling through a few forums. Here he wants to find car drivers who have hit cyclists.

Do read post #47... Troll...

I sent the journo a rocket of an email.
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Re: SMH cycling article in progress

Postby The 2nd Womble » Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:00 pm

Did you see SCA's post asking the guys not to provide him with any cannon fodder?
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Re: SMH cycling article in progress

Postby g-boaf » Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:45 pm

He got nothing of use from me.

The article: http://m.smh.com.au/drive/roads-and-tra ... 2svyl.html
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Re: SMH cycling article in progress

Postby trailgumby » Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:31 pm

The 2nd Womble wrote:Did you see SCA's post asking the guys not to provide him with any cannon fodder?

I did. Nice work.

The problem with these articles is they raise the temperature in the relationship between cyclists and drivers, and those drivers who are predisposed are more likely then to act out.

Cyclists then get hurt.
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Re: SMH cycling article in progress

Postby briztoon » Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:03 pm

Well that was probably a waste of a couple of hours, but as he was nice enough to provide his email address, I sent him an email asking him to instead to write an article on the need for change of the Australian road culture. I gave him a few links and I debated both sides of the "war on the roads" argument. I even told him it would be the harder road to go down, but it is the road needed to effect real social change.

Still, I probably wasted a couple of hours of my life.
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Re: SMH cycling article in progress

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:30 pm

Did you point him at your thread Briz? Add a little reality to the BS...
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Re: SMH cycling article in progress

Postby briztoon » Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:10 pm

No, I didn't want to make it personal.
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Re: SMH cycling article in progress

Postby The 2nd Womble » Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:16 pm

briztoon wrote:No, I didn't want to make it personal.

You're a very level headed young man.
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Re: SMH cycling article in progress

Postby briztoon » Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:40 pm

I wish I was young. Immature more like it. I think I am the same age as you 2nd Womble.
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Re: SMH cycling article in progress

Postby The 2nd Womble » Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:08 pm

briztoon wrote:I wish I was young. Immature more like it. I think I am the same age as you 2nd Womble.

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Re: SMH cycling article in progress

Postby briztoon » Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:10 pm

The 2nd Womble wrote:
briztoon wrote:I wish I was young. Immature more like it. I think I am the same age as you 2nd Womble.

RIP


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Re: SMH cycling article in progress

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:49 am

The 2nd Womble wrote:
briztoon wrote:No, I didn't want to make it personal.

You're a very level headed young man.

+1 to this.
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Re: SMH cycling article in progress

Postby briztoon » Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:34 am

briztoon wrote:Well that was probably a waste of a couple of hours, but as he was nice enough to provide his email address, I sent him an email asking him to instead to write an article on the need for change of the Australian road culture. I gave him a few links and I debated both sides of the "war on the roads" argument. I even told him it would be the harder road to go down, but it is the road needed to effect real social change.

Still, I probably wasted a couple of hours of my life.


I received a very short reply this morning.

I don't write 'campaigns'. The article drew attention to the lack of progress on infrastructure. Cheers.
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