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scully
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Postby scully » 11 Oct 2011, 17:38


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Stuart
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Postby Stuart » 11 Oct 2011, 18:21

nd there I was, about to fire off a missive to Fairfax telling them I'd cancelled our SMH sub ....

wallman
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Postby wallman » 11 Oct 2011, 19:24

Yeah, I think that's it for the SMH Online and I. I've put up with the ads, the auto-play video, the increasingly shrill, trite reportage and the pre-school standard sub-editing, but really, this is just garbage. If it's meant seriously, it's stupid and offensive. If it's meant ironically, it's stupid and offensive. It offers nothing - no insight, no wit, nothing.

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Lizanne
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Postby Lizanne » 12 Oct 2011, 07:44

i was about to get angry, i listented to the audio first, then double checked by watching the video.
a little funny, but not what cyclists need

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mikesbytes
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Postby mikesbytes » 12 Oct 2011, 08:38

The new bike paths in the CBD have brought home that the best way to increase the number of commuters is simply to provide separated bike paths. There has been a massive increase in the number of bike commuters.

All this talk about type of bike, ride position, clothing, helmets is a load of rot. Boils down to whether the riders feel safe or not

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Michael
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Postby Michael » 12 Oct 2011, 08:59

(I cant get the vid to play, some issues here at work),

did it mention this as an example?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2oymHHy ... dded#at=18

timyone
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Postby timyone » 12 Oct 2011, 13:32

Ahhh lycra. Does any one look good in it? I know girls that do :p

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Toff
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Postby Toff » 14 Oct 2011, 14:44

This video is clearly taking the piis. It shows the opposite of everything they say. E.g. it say's you're going to have to wear lycra, and then shows guys riding in jeans. If you didn't work it out, the obvious clue was the Alan Jones reference, as he starts swearing at SMH journalists.

It's clearly pro cycling, pro change, and pro not taking stuff too seriously. Not bad if you ask me.


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