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Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
The worst thing about biting your tongue or cheek is having a real card of a dad who says things like "Gosh, you must be hungry!" while you're sat there, whimpering in mute agony.

I don't think I've ever felt a stronger urge to commit murder.
 

luka

Well-known member
Teas got corona. Get well soon but don't spread it around. Droid is right this one doesn't show up for a few days seen it loads now
 

jenks

thread death
Got hit by as woman riding an electric bike on the pavement. She was ‘enjoying going fast cos I usually have my kid on the back. I was on my MTB about to join a cycle path. Result - fractured elbow. I’ve broken a few bones in my time but this one is the worst in terms of pain.
This country needs to sort out why grown adults don’t feel safe to ride bikes on the road ffs
 

mixed_biscuits

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Got hit by as woman riding an electric bike on the pavement. She was ‘enjoying going fast cos I usually have my kid on the back. I was on my MTB about to join a cycle path. Result - fractured elbow. I’ve broken a few bones in my time but this one is the worst in terms of pain.
This country needs to sort out why grown adults don’t feel safe to ride bikes on the road ffs
Not too long ago it was a source of shame to cycle on the pavement once puberty struck.

Mixed-use pavements complicate matters as they legitimise the principle of mixed use as such.

Anything motorised, other than disability chairs, should require a license, number plate and be restricted to discrete lanes.
 

jenks

thread death
I get why it is that people don’t feel safe on the roads. As someone who cycles about 10,000 miles a year I understand. We need to make cycle travel normalised on roads with proper safety measures.
we don’t have much mixed use here so that’s not the reason she’s on the pavement
 

mixed_biscuits

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I get why it is that people don’t feel safe on the roads. As someone who cycles about 10,000 miles a year I understand. We need to make cycle travel normalised on roads with proper safety measures.
we don’t have much mixed use here so that’s not the reason she’s on the pavement
It doesn't matter whether a particular pavement is explicitly mixed use; that mixed use is generally more prevalent makes using the pavement more acceptable.
 

jenks

thread death
It doesn't matter whether a particular pavement is explicitly mixed use; that mixed use is generally more prevalent makes using the pavement more acceptable.
Not if you’re in an area where there isn’t much/any mixed use pavement, it’s not like they are having to think whether it might be mixed use or why isn’t this mixed use cos they have little/no experience of mixed use. It’s more a case of people not riding in roads cos they don’t feel safe and therefore the unintended consequence is that no one feels safe on either the road of the pavement.
 
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