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Thursday, 26 December 2013
Christmas bling

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I don’t seem to have pursued photographs of Christmas bling as much in recent years, but here’s one I took the other night.

Posted by bigblue on 26/12/2013 at 11:26 PM
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What do you do when there’s a tailgater on your tail?

Presumably sudden braking also works, but it is the high-risk approach?

Posted by bigblue on 26/12/2013 at 01:33 PM
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Monday, 23 December 2013
Descending Ide Hill with Decent Drivers

Many of my videos have illustrated problem (or unusual) behaviour by fellow road users - the subject makes for more interesting viewing/conversation.  This video is therefore a bit more boring, as it shows a number of patient drivers who don’t tailgate, who don’t overtake too fast/close, and who show awareness of other motor vehicles and bicycles around them. Of course the drivers in this video are more representative of the drivers I encounter every day on the roads.

Posted by bigblue on 23/12/2013 at 08:45 AM
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Sunday, 22 December 2013
York Minster

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In the glorious winter sunshine.

Posted by bigblue on 22/12/2013 at 11:03 PM
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Tuesday, 17 December 2013
Splattered with Mucky Mud

This driver left me lots of space when passing (thanks) but didn’t slow down much and splattered me with a fine spray of mucky mud.  He must have been a very important person on a very important mission.  I hope that I didn’t hold him up at all.

Posted by bigblue on 17/12/2013 at 07:50 AM
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Monday, 16 December 2013
Cyclist doesn’t respect #Space4Cars

This driver in Oxted crossed the central line into oncoming traffic (which was me). Usually this is a sign of distraction or of speeding, and caused me some concern.  I moved my right arm backwards and forwards indicating the line in the centre of the road. This clearly annoyed the the driver of the van, and he glared at me in a look of rage and indignation.  So it seems that cars need space!  My apologies for being so inconsiderate of your needs, driver of Ford Transit Van Registration LT06LWA.  I thought you would be able to keep completely on the left side of the road, like the driver of the car behind you.

Posted by bigblue on 16/12/2013 at 09:23 AM
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Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Lascia ch’io pianga

I haven’t posted since the unexpected jolt from a long-expected event and I thought this video might be more appropriate to my feelings than the tons of photographs I have accumulated in my travels over the past week or two. 

In the video, opera singer Louisa Beard sings Lascia ch’io pianga—Almirena (Rinaldo by G.F. Handel) at the #TfLDieIn #StopTheKilling event in London on 29th November 2013.  The video above is from Pedaller, and I am posting it instead of my own film of the event as I prefer his version.

Posted by bigblue on 10/12/2013 at 06:28 PM
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Thursday, 05 December 2013
Prague Christmas Market

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In front of the Cathedral St Giles last night.

Posted by bigblue on 05/12/2013 at 07:30 AM
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