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Sunday, 01 March 2015
Freedom is a State of Mind

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The statement itself has a level of ambiguity but the graffiti series appears to be a comment on domestic violence.

Posted by bigblue on 01/03/2015 at 03:04 AM
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Saturday, 28 February 2015
American irony

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It is sometimes suggested that American irony is some kind of oxymoron.  This photograph suggests otherwise. The words on the building are from Martin Luther King’s I Have A Dream speech:

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

On the other hand the images of the three people suggest that one can judge character by appearance - in this case by draping oneself with the American flag. I have no doubt that some fine people and some scoundrels alike, drape themselves literally or figuratively in the American flag.

Posted by bigblue on 28/02/2015 at 10:56 PM
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Wednesday, 25 February 2015
It’s snowing outside

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I now find myself in the polar vortex. It should be fun.

Posted by bigblue on 25/02/2015 at 09:39 PM
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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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