Thursday, 5 November 2015

Chalk Another Up To Darwin…

Mr Knight who grew up in Cambridge moved to Shoebury 18 months before his death, on November 24.
His 51-year-old father Ron, said: “Cambridge and Southend have lost one of their young princes.
“It is nearly the first anniversary and you do not really ever get over these things but we are moving on.
“He was hard working, industrious and considered by many to be a very good friend.
“We had a beautiful life together. He was a really good friend and an amazing grandson, my father doted on him.”
Oh dear! So how did this ‘young prince’ meet his untimely fate?
A toxicology report found that the cyclist, who had no brakes on his fixed-wheel bike, had a blood alcohol level of 107mg of alcohol, over the 80mg drink-driving limit, and traces of cannabis in his system.
*sighs*

4 comments:

Mark In Mayenne said...

I believe that fixed wheel bikes are designed to have no brakes, stopping by pushing back on the pedals. Sounds nuts to me but they're you go.

Andrew Scarborough said...

I am often come over all wobbly while out and about. That's why I don't ride motorcycles any more, nor do I cycle. Mind you, the wobblies are only a result of nice beer and pleasant company. There are some nutters racing around town, mostly young lads delivering cocaine. South Hertfordshire is being populated by folk with the means to require such services. We also have the "close to retirement" librarian, blithely pedalling her sit up and beg up and down kerbs, pushing crossing buttons, and all the while maintaining her beatific rictus grin. She makes her own cider and is, apparently, a home grown herbalist.

Anonymous said...

"I believe that fixed wheel bikes are designed to have no brakes, stopping by pushing back on the pedals."

Yes this is technically true but brakes are far more effective. Fixed wheel bikes with no brakes are designed for use on a velodrome, an oval track that allows you to go around and around until you have time to stop. You would have to be both pissed and stoned to want to use one anywhere else.

Stonyground

JuliaM said...

"I believe that fixed wheel bikes are designed to have no brakes, stopping by pushing back on the pedals. "

Well, you learn something new every day!

"She makes her own cider and is, apparently, a home grown herbalist."

We used to have a nun on a bike around here, who regularly rode to the convent & back, but they closed the convent. I rather miss seeing her.

"Fixed wheel bikes with no brakes are designed for use on a velodrome, an oval track that allows you to go around and around until you have time to stop. You would have to be both pissed and stoned to want to use one anywhere else."

Good lord! Why would anyone ride something like this on the road?