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BeachBoy

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  1. I'd be interested in a new job

    How exact does the person spec need to be for your new employer. Although I take it "where the owner has a brain" is essential', is the rest only ‘desirable, Just askin for a friend.
  2. Juan Says Sorry

    A man drunk on a bus, is arrested and fined, but did not throw up on bus. http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=36351&headline=£150+fine+for+man+drunk+at+bus+station&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2017 And it's not anywhere near Christmas :-D
  3. 13 year-old cyclist forced off road by tractor

    But these mistakes or misjudgements with cyclists are not fender benders, these can easily kill or maim. I for one don't think it is just misjudgements, just like the pensioner who killed the cyclist in Kirkmichael, I don't think they care, and that is dangerous or careless driving and not an accident.
  4. 13 year-old cyclist forced off road by tractor

    It looks like anonymouse gives a list of very good reasons why not to overtake, but comes up with a percentage reason to put lives at risk and attempt it. And there are many like this on our roads, a danger to everyone not just cyclists.
  5. Festivals & Events on the IOM

    I watched the racing at the festval of motorcycling and felt safer than any year before, due to the ban and closure of the mountain section to cyclists, this put my mind at ease throughout the festival. If I had decided to cycle over the mountain during the races (which I never have) I would have been stopped in order to keep me safe, and to stop me from becoming a further cyclist added to the total of ZERO casualties over the years, and none again this year. This was in no way to aid motorcyclists and vehicle drivers who wished to drive over and above their ability without having to concentrate too much, although there may be some cynics out there. Hurrah to the safety czars, keeping us safe from idiots who are allowed to drive too fast to be able to see properly. I dont know if it was signed off correctly though
  6. 13 year-old cyclist forced off road by tractor

    Well make sure you don't get it on the keyboard.
  7. We are not as deep in it as we thought.

    Although the figures do seem to confirm more people dont give a sh.
  8. 13 year-old cyclist forced off road by tractor

    Of course it would
  9. 13 year-old cyclist forced off road by tractor

    Of course if I swung a six iron in front of your face with the intention of missing your nose by 1mm but instead smashed in your skull, I am sure you would be croaking, do not worry yourself, it was only an accident.
  10. 13 year-old cyclist forced off road by tractor

    No I think "Staying Alive" would be more appropriate I will get my coat
  11. No Cycling on the Mountain during ManxGP

    Don't forget the school run, as they rush to, or from dropping off the kiddies and then head to work in their seven seater people carrier's, it really is like we don't exist.
  12. No Cycling on the Mountain during ManxGP

    So after a good week, watching the races, (so easy to get your favorite spot at the Manx) and I managed a couple of laps, It is time to get the cycle out again. Both camera's are charged and ready to capture all the morons using their mobiles or putting on their makeup. I do not usually do anything with this footage as I have the videos for cases of close passes or getting hit, but anything clear to view I get now will be passing onto the police, now it looks like action will be taken using video evidence. If enough are prosecuted it may start to become slightly safer for the rest of us. So cyclist's keep checking your footage. Be good out there .
  13. No Cycling on the Mountain during ManxGP

    But they have never had to sweep up a cyclist as well you know, it is only the messy blood and body parts of motorbikers that need sweeping up, so again, how will they measure the success. Just asking.
  14. No Cycling on the Mountain during ManxGP

    Why would you not cycle up there at anytime, are you scared of cycling on an open road? Do feel it could be dangerous for cyclists all the time?
  15. No Cycling on the Mountain during ManxGP

    The sensible solution for what, making it a racetrack for the amateurs with it's annual death fest or making it safe. As the authorities seem to be going down the safety route hence the cycling ban, then a speed limit may be not long in coming.
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