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Old August 16th 13, 07:17 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Old August 16th 13, 11:35 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On Fri, 16 Aug 2013 19:17:45 +0100, Mrcheerful
wrote:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-n...-boxes-2175808


The last picture in the gallery is cheating. To transport a sofa
properly all you need to do is attach four caster wheels and tow it
behind a bicycle, preferably with a couple snogging on it.
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Old August 17th 13, 01:05 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 16/08/2013 23:35, Bertie Wooster wrote:

On Fri, 16 Aug 2013 19:17:45 +0100, Mrcheerful
wrote:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-n...-boxes-2175808


The last picture in the gallery is cheating. To transport a sofa
properly all you need to do is attach four caster wheels and tow it
behind a bicycle, preferably with a couple snogging on it.


There speaks the voice of experience, no doubt.
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Old August 17th 13, 08:23 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On Sat, 17 Aug 2013 01:05:53 +0100, JNugent
wrote:

On 16/08/2013 23:35, Bertie Wooster wrote:

On Fri, 16 Aug 2013 19:17:45 +0100, Mrcheerful
wrote:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-n...-boxes-2175808


The last picture in the gallery is cheating. To transport a sofa
properly all you need to do is attach four caster wheels and tow it
behind a bicycle, preferably with a couple snogging on it.


There speaks the voice of experience, no doubt.


No doubt. I think that most teenage and adult men and women have
experienced snogging on a sofa. Far fewer while being towed behind a
bike, but I'm open to a new experience (with Clare of course) if you
are willing to tow us.
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Old August 17th 13, 09:56 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
jnugent
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On 17/08/2013 08:23, Bertie Wooster wrote:
On Sat, 17 Aug 2013 01:05:53 +0100, JNugent
wrote:

On 16/08/2013 23:35, Bertie Wooster wrote:

On Fri, 16 Aug 2013 19:17:45 +0100, Mrcheerful
wrote:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-n...-boxes-2175808

The last picture in the gallery is cheating. To transport a sofa
properly all you need to do is attach four caster wheels and tow it
behind a bicycle, preferably with a couple snogging on it.


There speaks the voice of experience, no doubt.


No doubt. I think that most teenage and adult men and women have
experienced snogging on a sofa. Far fewer while being towed behind a
bike, but I'm open to a new experience (with Clare of course) if you
are willing to tow us.


It would have to be off-road somewhere.

C&U Regulations, etc.

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Old August 17th 13, 11:04 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Bertie Wooster[_2_]
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On Sat, 17 Aug 2013 09:56:39 +0100, JNugent
wrote:

On 17/08/2013 08:23, Bertie Wooster wrote:
On Sat, 17 Aug 2013 01:05:53 +0100, JNugent
wrote:

On 16/08/2013 23:35, Bertie Wooster wrote:

On Fri, 16 Aug 2013 19:17:45 +0100, Mrcheerful
wrote:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-n...-boxes-2175808

The last picture in the gallery is cheating. To transport a sofa
properly all you need to do is attach four caster wheels and tow it
behind a bicycle, preferably with a couple snogging on it.

There speaks the voice of experience, no doubt.


No doubt. I think that most teenage and adult men and women have
experienced snogging on a sofa. Far fewer while being towed behind a
bike, but I'm open to a new experience (with Clare of course) if you
are willing to tow us.


It would have to be off-road somewhere.

C&U Regulations, etc.


Are bicycles covered by those regulations?

I suppose we'd have to fit reflectors to the end of the sofa, and if
at night a rear light, but as far as I know that is the limit of the
regulations for towing with a push bike.
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Old August 17th 13, 12:23 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Alexis
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Bertie Wooster wrote:

On Sat, 17 Aug 2013 09:56:39 +0100, JNugent
wrote:

On 17/08/2013 08:23, Bertie Wooster wrote:
On Sat, 17 Aug 2013 01:05:53 +0100, JNugent
wrote:

On 16/08/2013 23:35, Bertie Wooster wrote:

On Fri, 16 Aug 2013 19:17:45 +0100, Mrcheerful
wrote:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-n...-boxes-2175808

The last picture in the gallery is cheating. To transport a sofa
properly all you need to do is attach four caster wheels and tow it
behind a bicycle, preferably with a couple snogging on it.

There speaks the voice of experience, no doubt.

No doubt. I think that most teenage and adult men and women have
experienced snogging on a sofa. Far fewer while being towed behind a
bike, but I'm open to a new experience (with Clare of course) if you
are willing to tow us.


It would have to be off-road somewhere.

C&U Regulations, etc.


Are bicycles covered by those regulations?

I suppose we'd have to fit reflectors to the end of the sofa, and if
at night a rear light, but as far as I know that is the limit of the
regulations for towing with a push bike.


I'm afraid that is just not good enough - obviously, what is needed
for all bicycle trailed sofas is an escort by the Special Escort
Group. This specialist unit of the Metropolitan Police consists of
officers with a range of skills and operational experience from
various policing backgrounds. One motorcyclist (lead bike) positions
himself in front of the escort, controlling the pace and position of
the escort, whilst the others forge ahead, dealing with traffic
situations and advising the lead bike of the safest path through the
traffic they are controlling. SEG officers on Honda VFR1200
motorcycles use whistles in preference to sirens (which are not
fitted). This reduces the level of noise that precedes an escort and
will reduce the environmental impact of the escorted cyclist with
trailed sofa (plus snogging couple) on the general public.

I suggest we all write to our MP's about this: We just can not have
push bikes pulling sofas (with a couples snogging on them) around
willy-nilly (even if the sofas do have fitted reflectors and a rear
light at night).

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Old August 17th 13, 03:51 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Rob Morley
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On Fri, 16 Aug 2013 23:35:56 +0100
Bertie Wooster wrote:

On Fri, 16 Aug 2013 19:17:45 +0100, Mrcheerful
wrote:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-n...-boxes-2175808


The last picture in the gallery is cheating. To transport a sofa
properly all you need to do is attach four caster wheels and tow it
behind a bicycle, preferably with a couple snogging on it.


The last picture isn't a particularly overloaded vehicle, but it's a
fine example of how not to secure a load.

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Old August 18th 13, 10:34 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Peter Keller[_3_]
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On Sat, 17 Aug 2013 12:23:06 +0100, Alexis wrote:

Bertie Wooster wrote:

On Sat, 17 Aug 2013 09:56:39 +0100, JNugent
wrote:

On 17/08/2013 08:23, Bertie Wooster wrote:
On Sat, 17 Aug 2013 01:05:53 +0100, JNugent
wrote:

On 16/08/2013 23:35, Bertie Wooster wrote:

On Fri, 16 Aug 2013 19:17:45 +0100, Mrcheerful
wrote:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-n...tured-stacked-

high-boxes-2175808

The last picture in the gallery is cheating. To transport a sofa
properly all you need to do is attach four caster wheels and tow it
behind a bicycle, preferably with a couple snogging on it.

There speaks the voice of experience, no doubt.

No doubt. I think that most teenage and adult men and women have
experienced snogging on a sofa. Far fewer while being towed behind a
bike, but I'm open to a new experience (with Clare of course) if you
are willing to tow us.

It would have to be off-road somewhere.

C&U Regulations, etc.


Are bicycles covered by those regulations?

I suppose we'd have to fit reflectors to the end of the sofa, and if at
night a rear light, but as far as I know that is the limit of the
regulations for towing with a push bike.


I'm afraid that is just not good enough - obviously, what is needed for
all bicycle trailed sofas is an escort by the Special Escort Group. This
specialist unit of the Metropolitan Police consists of officers with a
range of skills and operational experience from various policing
backgrounds. One motorcyclist (lead bike) positions himself in front of
the escort, controlling the pace and position of the escort, whilst the
others forge ahead, dealing with traffic situations and advising the
lead bike of the safest path through the traffic they are controlling.
SEG officers on Honda VFR1200 motorcycles use whistles in preference to
sirens (which are not fitted). This reduces the level of noise that
precedes an escort and will reduce the environmental impact of the
escorted cyclist with trailed sofa (plus snogging couple) on the general
public.

I suggest we all write to our MP's about this: We just can not have push
bikes pulling sofas (with a couples snogging on them) around willy-nilly
(even if the sofas do have fitted reflectors and a rear light at night).


Don't you need a man with a red flag walking in front of the bicycle
towing the sofa with snogging couple on it, even if it is equipped with
reflectors and a rear light?
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Old August 18th 13, 10:56 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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You'd think with their huge disposable incomes[1] and superior
intelligence[2], cyclists could arrange for their crap to be transported
safely by other means. Why do such clever[3] and wealthy[4] people take such
stupid risks of injury and death, to save a relatively tiny amount of money?

[1] unsupported claim (ref - psycholist SOP)
[2] unsupported claim (ref - psycholist SOP)
[3] take a wild guess
[4] yep, you get the idea

 




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