Daily Mail on Cyclists

dondare
dondare Posts: 2,113
edited May 2013 in Commuting chat
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  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    I think you've found a portal to a strange, parallel universe. Somebody please destroy it - it is unnerving me!.......
    Faster than a tent.......
  • EKE_38BPM
    EKE_38BPM Posts: 5,821
    The world is all turned around.
    I think I've also seen flying pigs and water flowing uphill.
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  • Blimey O'Reilly!

    Next week:

    "Do Gay asylum seeker single-parents boost house prices"?
  • Initialised
    Initialised Posts: 3,047
    Did Hell freeze over?
    I used to just ride my bike to work but now I find myself going out looking for bigger and bigger hills.
  • Kieran_Burns
    Kieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    HYPNOTOAD.jpg

    It's the only explanation
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  • The Rookie
    The Rookie Posts: 27,812
    I'm now billing the Daily mail for a new Keyboard as I can't get the tea soaked Digestive bits out that impacted it at circa 100mph!
    Currently riding a Whyte T130C, X0 drivetrain, Magura Trail brakes converted to mixed wheel size (homebuilt wheels) with 140mm Fox 34 Rhythm and RP23 suspension. 12.2Kg.
  • edhornby
    edhornby Posts: 1,780
    however the comment on that page from Don Shipp does nail the DM for the volte-face very well, let's hope it is a clear change of tack and not just a one off

    Mr Shipp we salute you
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  • sketchley
    sketchley Posts: 4,238
    Only three comments and no one mentioned red lights
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    Chris

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  • sketchley
    sketchley Posts: 4,238
    Actually the DM makes a lot of money from clicks, the more comments the more clicks, if we really want the DM to change shouldn't we be flooding this blog with comments. If the typical anti cycling articals generate more clicks then guess which on the DM will doing in future.....
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    Chris

    Genesis Equilibrium - FCN 3/4/5
  • daviesee
    daviesee Posts: 6,386
    Sketchley wrote:
    Only three comments and no one mentioned red lights
    The last comment was at 9:01 PM.
    Shut down, or are all their posters just lay-abouts still in bed? :twisted:
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • bigmat
    bigmat Posts: 5,134
    How bizarre. Its like they knew all along that they were spouting sh*te and bile and have now decided to tell the truth. To be applauded, I guess.
  • The Rookie
    The Rookie Posts: 27,812
    daviesee wrote:
    Sketchley wrote:
    Only three comments and no one mentioned red lights
    The last comment was at 9:01 PM.
    Shut down, or are all their posters just lay-abouts still in bed? :twisted:
    Probably still being moderated.....like mine from about 9:10.
    Currently riding a Whyte T130C, X0 drivetrain, Magura Trail brakes converted to mixed wheel size (homebuilt wheels) with 140mm Fox 34 Rhythm and RP23 suspension. 12.2Kg.
  • Headhuunter
    Headhuunter Posts: 6,494
    Amazing! And the writer really does seem to be a cyclist... A lot of what he said rings true - the "betes noires" of cabbies and in particular Royal Mail van drivers (I was just thinking to myself the other day what loonies RM drivers seem to be in particular), the waist line thing (IME it's some fat old b@stard in a van who is most likely to cause problems) also the comment about cycling in the country vs cycling in London.

    I must say that in London I pass or am passed by a lot more drivers than in the country and yes some of those are agressive and dangerous in their behaviour, but as a percentage of total drivers, in the country I experience more vitriol and anger. The ironic thing is that in the country you get passed by some nasty idiot in a car, blasting his horn or shouting as he drives by and then literally minutes later you witness the same driver oh so carefully and delicately passing a horse and rider with the utmost attention.... So it's more than just the fact that cyclists force them to actually slow down otherwise they would pass horses with the same aggression, it's something more intrinsic about bicycles and cyclists....
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  • notsoblue
    notsoblue Posts: 5,756
    So it's more than just the fact that cyclists force them to actually slow down otherwise they would pass horses with the same aggression, it's something more intrinsic about bicycles and cyclists....

    I was riding in the Brecon Beacons last weekend and got honked and yelled at at *after* I pulled into a layby to allow a van who was following to pass safely. Its really bizarre. Though to be fair, there were at least a dozen really courteous and friendly drivers that I noticed giving me extra space.

    Its interesting to see the Daily Mail take this stance. But I won't read too much into it until its in their print edition.
  • Kieran_Burns
    Kieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    Amazing! And the writer really does seem to be a cyclist... A lot of what he said rings true - the "betes noires" of cabbies and in particular Royal Mail van drivers (I was just thinking to myself the other day what loonies RM drivers seem to be in particular), the waist line thing (IME it's some fat old b@stard in a van who is most likely to cause problems) also the comment about cycling in the country vs cycling in London.

    I must say that in London I pass or am passed by a lot more drivers than in the country and yes some of those are agressive and dangerous in their behaviour, but as a percentage of total drivers, in the country I experience more vitriol and anger. The ironic thing is that in the country you get passed by some nasty idiot in a car, blasting his horn or shouting as he drives by and then literally minutes later you witness the same driver oh so carefully and delicately passing a horse and rider with the utmost attention.... So it's more than just the fact that cyclists force them to actually slow down otherwise they would pass horses with the same aggression, it's something more intrinsic about bicycles and cyclists....

    It's the simple fact that 3/4 ton of panicking horse can cause a HELL of a lot more damage to a car than a skinny little squirt on a pushbike.
    Chunky Cyclists need your love too! :-)
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    2012 Felt F65X
    Proud CX Pervert and quiet roadie. 12 mile commuter
  • MrSweary
    MrSweary Posts: 1,699
    It's a tarp - as they say on't t'interwebs.
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  • Kieran_Burns
    Kieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    MrSweary wrote:
    It's a tarp - as they say on't t'interwebs.

    Rapsits all of 'em....
    Chunky Cyclists need your love too! :-)
    2009 Specialized Tricross Sport
    2011 Trek Madone 4.5
    2012 Felt F65X
    Proud CX Pervert and quiet roadie. 12 mile commuter
  • Kerguelen
    Kerguelen Posts: 248
    Don't give a flying **** about 1 article in the Mail that's supposed to make it all better, their domain is still in my block list.
  • CiB
    CiB Posts: 6,098
    The experiment failed then. 3 days in and only 10 comments - that won't do. I predict a return to cyclist baiting and feeding the readership what they want.
  • mrfpb
    mrfpb Posts: 4,569
    Well this follow up article got plenty of comments:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2329402/Trainee-accountant-boasted-Twitter-knocked-cyclist-bike-apologised-rider.html#ixzz2U6cGNmpv

    And the responses are very much pro-cylist, anti-moronic driver.
  • markhewitt1978
    markhewitt1978 Posts: 7,614
    primordially stupid

    Brilliant!
  • hubgearfan
    hubgearfan Posts: 36
    looks like you do get the odd pro cycling article in the DM; take this on the Charge Mixer 11 in silver:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive ... steel.html

    Also looks like it's a lot easier to find a pro cycling article in the Mail than it is to actually find one of these for sale if the web is anything to go by...unless anyone here knows better