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  1. There are many places around Sheffield that would be appropriate for a degree of pedestrianisation/cycling space I'm sure, but not a major arterial route like Shalesmoor. I think the council and the uni have some big ideas about the university site, Shalesmoor and Kelham all being one hipster student pedestrian/cycling paradise.
  2. Some racist fans gave him abuse. Formula 1 itself didn't stop him going right to the top.
  3. Idris Elba would have been a good choice 10 years ago maybe. Too old now I think. Who the hell would WANT to play Bond in these times anyway? you won't be able to drink alcohol, smoke and have your way women on screen now. They'll turn Bond into a goodie two shoes soy boy.
  4. A government subsidy scheme for E-bikes - proper ones, not those lame ones, would get lots of people commuting to work on bikes. Peddling away on normal bikes...nah, minority pursuit.
  5. Lewis Hamilton has rose right to the top of what is arguably the most elitist sport in the world to even get a foot in the door into, even at the low level of it. The colour of his skin wasn't a barrier for him. As Roy Castle used to say...dedication's what you need.
  6. I have one of those "fiendish feet" yoghurt pots by St Ivel from back in the eighties. Might be worth something...then again, maybe not.
  7. You think I'm a racist, I get that, and there's nothing I'll say here that will convince you otherwise (not that I care what you think anyway) but do you think that I would be so racist that I would refuse to work alongside black people? really? apart from being immoral, just in practical terms it wouldn't be doable would it?
  8. Where do you think I work, Duke Farm in rural Georgia?
  9. I work along side black people, there are black supervisors at my place of work; a few years back the general manager was black. I see plenty of black people employed all over the place and seemingly doing well. I suspect that in some people, and black people are no exception to this, there is a tendency to want to blame others for their own shortcomings.
  10. So tell me, what do you want ME to do about it? lets get down to the nitty gritty now. What, in practical terms do you want me to do about historic mistreatment of black people by white people?
  11. Their answer to this is "bikes have gears" and "its not as hard as you imagine peddling uphill" etc etc. It's easier said than done, believe me I've done it. I got fed up of arriving everywhere sweaty and knackered.
  12. I haven't got a problem wearing masks but I do a physical job and I find myself pulling it down a little for a period so my nose isn't covered with it, because it gets very warm and close with it on.
  13. Are there any other "key workers" that have worked all the way through this Corona virus, a bit browned off at all this*come on, lets roll our sleeves up and get back to work* sentiment, or is it just me?
  14. BLM are a divisive oganisation. Broad brushing all white people as racist, saying the western world and all its structures and institutions is racist is completely wrong, and having violent mass riots causing criminal damage to make the point is completely unacceptable, and to have public figures in the media and also people on this very forum basically condoning it is also totally unacceptable.
  15. What racist views? you're going to have to back that one up.
  16. Riiiiiight...so the good things this country did in the past, particularly the relatively recent past such as WW2, is nothing for you to feel proud of because it's nothing to do with you, but slavery hundreds of years ago, also nothing to do with you, is something you feel linked to and ashamed of?
  17. Do you feel personally guilty about slavery hundreds of years ago? are you getting down on one knee and grovelling in front of some black people? and if not, why not?
  18. Why am I fibbing? by "western" they mean white, given that the west is predominantly white and so the established structures were established by a white establishment. If they'd have said "We disrupt the prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable." that would have been one thing, but they just had to prefix it with "western".
  19. By THEIR OWN ADMISSION (not what I'm inferring, what BLM state themselves, go and look on their official website) what BLM are about is deconstructing WHITE western style capitalist democracy and the WHITE patriarchal traditional family structure (because, you know, only white westerners have the traditional family structure don't they?🙄) . And I suppose highlighting the historic Arab slave trade of black people won't really do anything towards that.
  20. So they're off the hook because they don't have statues in the UK?
  21. In case you've not noticed, there are Muslims living in Britain Mel. And the US. The unavoidable fact is, is that Muslims have a history of enslaving black people, and they did it for longer too, but you won't here anything about it from BLM.
  22. Its not irrelevant though is it? how come only white people are getting a hard time for historic slavery while Arabs seem to be getting a free ride? BLM are not going after Muslims.
  23. If it's such viable and easy option, then why aren't much more people just naturally doing it off their own backs? why the need to force people into it? A modest increase in young and relatively fit people may take cycling up but most other people won't so take your head out of the clouds and get real. By asking people to take up cycling, or even use buses instead of the car, you are asking people to completely restructure their lives, which is a big ask; many people have multiple short journeys to make throughout the day. There was a period when my day, Monday to Friday, was, get back from work, then take my partner to her work, then go and get kids from school, one at primary school and the other at secondary school, so three separate locations in a short space of time. Cycling and the buses wouldn't have made this possible. I suppose you think that it was foolish of us to build such a life but what is the alternative? either me or my partner shouldn't work? or we shouldn't have had kids? what??
  24. People like to get around nicely dressed and perhaps smelling nice, not sweating cobs from riding a push iron. The realistic solutions are technology for cleaner cars and a better and convenient public transport infrastructure. A mass cyclist society for Sheffield is a flatulent fantasy so forget it.
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