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kneeshooter
kneeshooter
And the scores on the doors...
Five Ways Roundabout : 21.4 mph
Priory Road : 29.5 mph

I'm slightly peeved about not hitting 30, but no matter how I tried there was not enough resistance in the bike to push it much harder and I was slightly concerned about the Fiat on my tail.

This weeks gig offer is Half Man/Half Biscuit in Wolverhampton on Thursday. Anyone want to come with me? No free tickets at the moment (though if you want to come and can write I can try and swing it but will not know until the afternoon); but I will be driving so am good for a lift (within reason).

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purplewizard From: purplewizard Date: June 7th, 2005 04:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hope you wear one of those stoopid lille helmets, if you cycle at that speed...
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: June 7th, 2005 05:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sometimes. They're f-all use over 20mph anyway. apparently.
From: ikkleblacktruck Date: June 8th, 2005 10:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Wasn't there a study that decided they were in fact more likely to cause serious injury?
From: ikkleblacktruck Date: June 8th, 2005 06:04 am (UTC) (Link)
If you hit someone at 30mph with your non-deformable vehicle, will you kill them and/or yourself? (Not someone in a car, obviously...)
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: June 8th, 2005 06:43 am (UTC) (Link)
If you hit someone at 20mph with your large, unnecessary truck will you kill them?

As with everything there is a lot about judging the situation and behaving appropriately according to the conditions.
From: ikkleblacktruck Date: June 8th, 2005 09:50 am (UTC) (Link)
My truck is neither large (because it is tall it may appear that way, but it has a footprint only slightly larger than a mini) nor unnecessary, as you very well know. You can't tow a horse trailer with a car, or a bike. And I believe that no, 20mph wouldn't kill someone, even if they were stupid enough to throw themselves in front of me. People should be educated about road use as much as drivers - pedestrians who are not drivers themselves believe they are magically immune to damage as drivers will be able to stop in time. It is only when you become a driver that you realize this is not true.
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