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IMO the buses here should be adapted to take bikes. And yes - work places should be encouraged to have showers and lockers where people can keep a change of kit. Most places I ever worked had showers and often sports facilities right back into the 80s. Suppose you need to freshen up before a late meeting - or people want to go for a run at lunchtime ?

 

E.g. here in Switzerland

 

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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 som

If you search "ride 3 or 4 abreast", "don't stop at red lights", "giving everyone the uppers", "spandex", "don't pay road tax" and "riding on the pavement" you should find the cyclist threads.

I see you are a subscriber, so presumably the board knows your identity from your payment. If you continue to threaten me I'll seek to find your identity and report you. Is that clear?

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IMO the buses here should be adapted to take bikes. And yes - work places should be encouraged to have showers and lockers where people can keep a change of kit. Most places I ever worked had showers and often sports facilities right back into the 80s. Suppose you need to freshen up before a late meeting - or people want to go for a run at lunchtime ?

 

E.g. here in Switzerland

 

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What a pity the cyclists could only cling on to their bikes on the back for the first 10 miles!
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Yes, let's spend some more taxpayers' money pandering slavishly to the interests of a tiny minority. We can add the remodelling of the TT course for 10 or so million to the millions we need to spend to keep pier-walkers happy and the hundreds of thousands of public money fighting PROWL's battles for them.

 

God forbid that the people who actually demand these faciliities - shock! horror! - actually PAY for them

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Yes, let's spend some more taxpayers' money pandering slavishly to the interests of a tiny minority. We can add the remodelling of the TT course for 10 or so million to the millions we need to spend to keep pier-walkers happy and the hundreds of thousands of public money fighting PROWL's battles for them.

 

God forbid that the people who actually demand these faciliities - shock! horror! - actually PAY for them

 

Dear Ugly Bugger Tugger,

 

The racks for the busses cost a few hundred quid tops. I don't need them myself but think they should be part of the island's offering to tourists and locals alike.

 

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I was on about remodelling the TT course actually.

 

Then I applaud your motion; sadly like so many others it will sail out to sea and be lost in the waves of history.

 

You're in favour of cyclists then - good to know. Maybe Slim can put you down for target practice a few lessons?

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The racks for the busses cost a few hundred quid tops. I don't need them myself but think they should be part of the island's offering to tourists and locals alike.

catch with new buses - esp on Peel route which serves hospital is that they have less room (+ more inconvenient) for wheelchairs + pushchairs.

Amusing - last Weds a bunch of Clothworker School pupils (6-7yrs ?) were on a trip to Douglas - using public service bus - they had arranged to come back by 2 buses to split load + gave notice of numbers etc to Bus HQ - come return the 14:15 bus turns out a single decker which is normally fairly full anyway - kids forced to wait for next bus.

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I ride a bike myself from time to time. I just don't think the entire road using world should revolve around me when I do

 

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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Yeah but the handle bars on your scramblers are about as wide as two roadies smile.png

 

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!!

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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.

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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.

 

plus, you had to pull over and safely take a snap! well i suppose taking a picture isn't actually using your mobile phone in the illegal sense. cyclists are getting as bad as motorists!

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plus, you had to pull over and safely take a snap! well i suppose taking a picture isn't actually using your mobile phone in the illegal sense. cyclists are getting as bad as motorists!

 

That was some assumption there! I was in the back seat.

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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.

 

You were mistaken, as cyclists never ride three abreast. It was just a trick of the perspective, or some such

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