Brace yourselves!

graham.
graham. Posts: 862
edited March 2014 in Commuting chat
Next weeks Top Gear (Sunday).
Jeremy Clarkson and James May make a "Public Information" film about safer cycling.

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  • Well cycling is better than the Dacia Logan at least...

    https://www.driving.co.uk/clarkson/the- ... 2014/18149
  • Koncordski
    Koncordski Posts: 1,009
    This may be the reason i need to stop watching the show completely. Thank god.

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  • MrSweary
    MrSweary Posts: 1,699
    Koncordski wrote:
    This may be the reason i need to stop watching the show completely. Thank god.

    Surely there are at least three good reasons already.
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  • Koncordski
    Koncordski Posts: 1,009
    MrSweary wrote:
    Koncordski wrote:
    This may be the reason i need to stop watching the show completely. Thank god.

    Surely there are at least three good reasons already.

    I've been trying to wean myself off it for years, but every now and again they drive some very nice car through some beautiful scenery and i sit down and watch it again. :roll:

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  • secretsam
    secretsam Posts: 5,117
    It may be funny

    Bear in mind that Richard Hamster is a cyclist, and Clarkson recently bought a bike

    It's just a hill. Get over it.
  • SecretSam wrote:
    It may be funny

    Bear in mind that Richard Hamster is a cyclist, and Clarkson recently bought a bike

    The other one rides too...but we all know it's gonna be a pee take of cyclists and will no doubt contain lots of stuff to beat us (to death) with...
  • The Rookie
    The Rookie Posts: 27,812
    Kerrist, lets at least give them a chance! Hammond and May have long been cyclists, most of what Clarkson says is tongue in cheek anyway.

    We all know it's not a motoring programme, but an entertainment show with cars (ish) as the subject matter anyway!
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  • The Rookie wrote:
    ... most of what Clarkson says is tongue in cheek anyway.

    Rimming doesn't count. :twisted:
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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    I loved James Blunt's comments last week.

    JC: I bought a bike and look what good it did me
    JB You're not supposed to eat it
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,551
    I've managed not to watch any of this series because it is just too irritating. This is from a (partially reformed) car nut that has been in he motor trade dealing with specialist cars all his working life. Saying that I believe they had the Alfa 8C on last week so I might have to watch that. I'll try to watch the cycling bit.
    With regards to James Blunt's comments, I've heard him interviewed before and for someone that makes such awful music he comes across as a really good bloke.
  • Veronese68 wrote:
    I've managed not to watch any of this series because it is just too irritating. This is from a (partially reformed) car nut that has been in he motor trade dealing with specialist cars all his working life. Saying that I believe they had the Alfa 8C on last week so I might have to watch that. I'll try to watch the cycling bit.
    With regards to James Blunt's comments, I've heard him interviewed before and for someone that makes such awful music he comes across as a really good bloke.

    I tend to find the car stuff unless its a somehow different or interesting car well boring, has to be said JC does take the persona too far into twitter....
  • arran77
    arran77 Posts: 9,260
    Veronese68 wrote:
    With regards to James Blunt's comments, I've heard him interviewed before and for someone that makes such awful music he comes across as a really good bloke.

    I'd imagine it's not hard to come across as a decent person when you're up against JC :wink:
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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    He genuinely does come across as a funny guy. His voice is super anal and nasal, and he isn't afraid to really take the piss out of himself as he knows that's how he's perceived in public
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,462
    coriordan wrote:
    His voice is super anal and nasal, and he isn't afraid to really take the wee-wee out of himself as he knows that's how he's made a fortune


    FTFY.
  • asprilla
    asprilla Posts: 8,440
    coriordan wrote:
    His voice is super anal and nasal, and he isn't afraid to really take the wee-wee out of himself as he knows that's how he's made a fortune


    FTFY.

    Closer to the truth. He's only interest is the money (which isn't necessarily a bad thing) and I know that he's fucked over a number if people to ensure he amasses as much as he can from that show and it's spin offs.
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  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    Veronese68 wrote:
    Saying that I believe they had the Alfa 8C on last week so I might have to watch that. I'll try to watch the cycling bit.

    The Touring version. Clarkson spouted some nonsense about how the Carrozzeria all went out of business with the demise of the separate chassis and then spent 10 minutes ten minutes telling us how beautiful the car was without providing one single shot that actually showed properly what it looked like. I kept (nearly) screaming at the TV - "But what does the bloody thing look like?" Alas, I wasn't to find out......
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  • Asprilla wrote:
    coriordan wrote:
    His voice is super anal and nasal, and he isn't afraid to really take the wee-wee out of himself as he knows that's how he's made a fortune


    FTFY.

    Closer to the truth. He's only interest is the money (which isn't necessarily a bad thing) and I know that he's farked over a number if people to ensure he amasses as much as he can from that show and it's spin offs.

    Asprilla: I think that coriordan and Red Trouser Rick were talking about James Blunt (who was a guest on last weeks show) while you appear to be talking about Jeremy Clarkson.
  • asprilla
    asprilla Posts: 8,440
    Good point.

    I retract my statement.
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,462
    Asprilla wrote:
    Good point.

    I retract my statement.

    Why?

    Probably still is accurate.
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,551
    Rolf F wrote:
    Veronese68 wrote:
    Saying that I believe they had the Alfa 8C on last week so I might have to watch that. I'll try to watch the cycling bit.

    The Touring version. Clarkson spouted some nonsense about how the Carrozzeria all went out of business with the demise of the separate chassis and then spent 10 minutes ten minutes telling us how beautiful the car was without providing one single shot that actually showed properly what it looked like. I kept (nearly) screaming at the TV - "But what does the bloody thing look like?" Alas, I wasn't to find out......
    Watched that bit last night. It did look nice, but he does talk a load of cobblers (no surprise there). He prattled on about style influences and Disco Volante being the name of a boat in a Jame Bond film. But no mention of the original Alfa Disco Volante which is clearly the design influence.
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    Sorry about the car based complaint. I'm sure the cycling feature will be even more inaccurate if what's vaguely a car show can't get car facts right.
  • asprilla
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    I see they have roped Boardman into the episode to comment on the film they make.
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  • veronese68
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    Asprilla wrote:
    I see they have roped Boardman into the episode to comment on the film they make.
    Good, a bit of sanity. I really hope they don't waste an opportunity to make a valid point to the great unwashed. Unfortunately I think any message may well get lost in arsehattishness.
  • Koncordski
    Koncordski Posts: 1,009
    It's going to end with the conclusion that it's bloody dangerous so we should all stay off the roads, if we get hurt it's our own fault. I reckon.

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  • Koncordski
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    It was worse, he's a cunt.

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  • veronese68
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    Hardly a surprise cars left them lots of room, The motorbike with a guy on the back holding a TV camera made them stand out a bit. Could have been worse I suppose.
  • Initialised
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    I think it took exactly the correct measure of urine!

    Shame he couldn't get Boardman to admit that sometimes it's actually safer for a cyclist to run a red than wait for the stampede but he's had his media training.

    That Porsche though, amazing, finally a car that make Hybrids sexy. If only the internal combustion engine and motor both ran on hydrogen...
    I used to just ride my bike to work but now I find myself going out looking for bigger and bigger hills.
  • jds_1981
    jds_1981 Posts: 1,858
    I was shocked. Rule 37!
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  • Kieran_Burns
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    I don't know whether it was just a co-incidence but I had more close passes in one commute this morning than I normally get in a Month
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