"Agreed, the UK has a long and proud motoring history. No doubt there are hoons everywhere. I'll move on.
Manufacturing, where it survives, gives an insight into the psyche of potential purchasers. If you can't sell the cars you are making…"
"Firstly, I don't agree that the cornerstone of cultural consciousness is a domestic manufacturing industry. The real issue is the popular perception of the importance and value in having a car, the personal importance of driving it in a…"
"I don't disagree he's a tough sell. It's a tough sell being an introverted, intelligent Australian sports "star". "Grumpy" in our lingo means, in part, "doesn't go out on the turps with the boys and…"
"You can definitely take in a book. I recommend against taking a laptop, although it is probably allowed you may not be able to keep it with you at all times, and let's just say that stuff goes missing from courts from time to time. For the same…"
"There's another factor. The collision speed is not the absolute speed of the motor vehicle, but the speed differential. A typical cyclist doing 30 km/h getting hit from behind by a car doing 60 has a collision speed of 30 km/h.
G'day Josh. I've been following your comments on the discussion of road rules and bush lawyers. You sound like you are speaking with some knowledge on the subject. Could we communicate off site about these matters? My email is dasmero"at"pacific.net.au
Josh - after your post I looked at ratetheplate which I had not known about. On prior occasions I had gone to police stations to make reports but it takes ages. Yesterday I was severely cut off by AL55DX near the fishmarkets (would have ploughed into the car if I had not just adjusted my brakes). Now ratetheplate seems to be not working. Do you know any more about that site?
Yes that's me. Beauie is hard work but good fun. Laps are about 5 1/2 to 6 minutes and you do x minutes plus 2 laps depending on your grade. It's basically up and down a fairly wide smooth road through an industrial estate. Slightly downhill on the way out, and uphill on the way back. 180 degree corners at either end. As with any crit the pace is always on out of each corner and gaps can form although most crits I've done there has been a bunch has spirnt. The sprint has a bit of an uphill lead out but flattens out before the line which is always further away than you think so don't go too early.
Not sure if it's just me but the pace always seems higher for the first 10 minutes or so and then relaxes a bit. Lots of people get shelled from the start but then it could be just my lack of warm-up.