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  1. Not sure they can do the fabric (as they tend to be slippy fabrics to reduce drag to improve speed to generate lift) but here is the suit colouring program so try and design yourself a buzzy bee http://phoenixfly.whoarethosetwo.com/
  2. Rog has just posted a video up from today. Enjoy http://vimeo.com/97010914
  3. A few photos from todays flights Roger is in Blue, I'm in red
  4. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/carltonreid/roads-were-not-built-for-cars-book-and-kindle-and/posts/
  5. Incredible - you can't argue with the logic of what I posted so you instead attack my personality. You have spent 20 odd pages on this thread saying that cyclists don't ride three abreast when someone comes along and says "yes they do" - you decide with no knowledge of what happened that it was a quick chat, regardless of what the law says and everyone driver on this thread says and that it was acceptable. Obviously you don't get it. We have to share the road with cars and unless we follow the rules and respect car drivers then why should we be treated with respect and have the right to complain when some thing affects us. There are so many comments here from so many people saying that cyclists get in the way - can't you get it into your head that three abreast riding can not be tolerated when there are cars about?? I'd rather put my hand up and say "Sorry guys - as a cyclist I don't condone this behaviour and will do what I can to make sure that cyclists ride more respectfully". If you want to continue to stick your hands over your ears and go "laaa laaa laaa this isn't happening" then that is up to you. Why did I post the photo up ? Because if one cyclist reads this thread and decides to be a bit more respectful of cars drivers wishes, and if one car drivers sees that not all cyclists are 'trying' to slow them down and treats cyclists with a bit more respect then perhaps the roads will get a little bit better for everyone. I do a lot of miles on the road and if the attitude to cyclists gets just a little better then I'll be happy - and if it takes 'manning up' when we ride in a way that falls below the standard that is reasonably expected from us then so be it.
  6. Lets break it down. There was a period of disbelief, a time for a thought period of "hang on, that ain't right", a period of err... then "I can take a photo", then "where is my phone", then "no, that's my wallet", then finding my phone, getting it from my hip pocket (not easy with a seat belt on), then getting it out of it's cover, then unlocking it, then finding the camera app, the waiting for it to start, then looking at the screen, then finding the zoom in, then waiting for it to focus before finally taking the photo. Yep - that's a while in my book. Slim, it might not be what you want to hear that cyclists do ride three abreast but that doesn't make me wrong for actually saying it and very nearly getting a photo of it. It makes the people cycling wrong so don't blame me for not getting my phone out in 3 miliseconds and taking a perfect photo.... Deal with the problem not the person reporting it.
  7. That was some assumption there! I was in the back seat.
  8. If anyone can recognise these three please give them a heads up that they aren't doing the rest of the cyclists on the isle of man any favours at all. They had been riding three wide for quite a while before this was taken - I wasn't quick enough with the phone.
  9. For supplying such a good example of world class s/s riding you are forgiven I did SSUK in 09, SSEC in 10 and was planing on doing SSWC last year but I couldn't get away to it.
  10. WTF ??? Shorter events for SingleSpeeders?? You gearist... S/S events in the UK and Europe tend to be as difficult as wussy multi geared XC events just with a bit more drinking. And more fun.. I did offer to arrange a SingleSpeed hill climb on the saturday this year but apparently there wasn't enough real ale on the island to keep more than 5 S/S riders sufficiently hydrated.
  11. Oh look out - someone has a different opinion - it must be wrong. Lets insult them and perhaps they'll go away...
  12. Does anyone actually know if speed was a factor in these incidents? Has this been stated at a coroners inquest? You lot make so many assumptions. Sorry to say it but it's just simple bad luck - wrong place, wrong time. You don't have to be going fast to die - just get hit in the wrong place on your body by the wrong piece of road furniture, kerb edging, piece of bike etc etc and thats it - game over. Top of my head I can think of one very obvious bike fatality in the last five years which was sub 30mph (Peel road whilst roads were closed) 100mph + crashes are survivable provided nothing stops you whilst you are scrubbing energy off as you slide down the road - but put a car/wall etc there and it reduces your chances. Bottom line is that one day every poster on this page will be dead - regardless of if there is a speed limit or not. Personally I'd rather live for 60 seconds on the knife's edge (and I'm not referring to speeding) than live for 60 years wrapped in cotton wool. But then genetically I'm a hunter not a gatherer.
  13. Naah - the daily commute is on my cube road bike and the bars are narrower than my shoulders. The mountain bike bars are a sensible width though. Rode that to work for a bit after moving to Port Erin but had to replace the tyres after 3 weeks so got a road bike!!
  14. I'd settle for tin box drivers obeying the rules of the road and staying the f*&k away from me. (I ride on my own - so single file, I average 20mph on my 16 mile journey so I'm not going slow, I have 4 taxed vehicles so I'm paying towards the upkeep of the roads and I have 3rd party cycling insurance..)
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