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Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Strava Segment 3250752 - Chalkpit Lane Descent

I recorded my best time on this segment in the summer of 2013, before my crash. I descend these types of routes more carefully now.  Here I have speeded up the video so that it is slightly faster than the fastest time ever recorded on Strava for this segment. It is not a speed I would recommend to anyone in real life.

Posted by bigblue on 24/02/2015 at 05:11 PM
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Sunday, 22 February 2015
LS14ZZU - Overtaking driver angry at oncoming cyclist

I was preparing to move the the right lane at the upcoming temporary traffic light. Suddenly I see the overtaking driver coming towards me and start to slow down and move out the way.  On the other hand he didn’t slow down, but acted furious that I didn’t get out of his way. Perhaps he doesn’t know how long it takes to slow down or turn a bicycle at speed? Or he felt a sense of entitlement to my lane?

Posted by bigblue on 22/02/2015 at 09:37 PM
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Saturday, 21 February 2015
KL08RWJ - Near Miss with Blue Audi Driver on Phone

This guy showed no signs of slowing down. All I saw was him shifting his phone from his left hand to his right, so I stopped. He didn’t appear to be in full control of his vehicle because he didn’t slow down as he came up to me and passed.

By his illegal and reckless driving, this driver is not only endangering himself, and me, but also his family who were in the car with him.

Posted by bigblue on 21/02/2015 at 05:13 PM
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Friday, 20 February 2015
Surrey County Council are fools

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And this photograph is proof. Clearly this cycling “facility” is not designed with cyclists in mind.

Posted by bigblue on 20/02/2015 at 02:17 PM
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Thursday, 19 February 2015
Chased down the hill

The video is speeded up a little bit.

Posted by bigblue on 19/02/2015 at 05:24 PM
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A near miss on Ganger’s Hill

So climbing up Ganger’s Hill yesterday evening I encountered a few vehicles coming the other way. All of the drivers stopped to let me pass, except for this one. He missed me by inches.  Basically this is one of the stupidest things you can do.  Judging by the logo on the side of the van, he was a driver from Potterton Baxi, who do heating systems.  According to their website, they have a:

team of over 250 Gas Safe registered engineers

Too bad they aren’t road safe.

Posted by bigblue on 19/02/2015 at 08:27 AM
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Wednesday, 18 February 2015
Haunted Inn shuts shop

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I have blogged before about this famous haunted Inn of Surrey with its grey lady. I see it has closed down - due to economic factors I suppose rather than ghostly ones.

Posted by bigblue on 18/02/2015 at 01:03 PM
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Tuesday, 17 February 2015
RE52HZA - How to win the race to back of the next queue

This driver, who clearly fancies himself as something of a VIP, shows us how to overtake* four vehicles and a cyclist and win the race to the back of the next traffic queue.

* Overtake? Did I write overtake?  I meant undertake of course.

Posted by bigblue on 17/02/2015 at 05:52 PM
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