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    Biker makes Thames leap

    Australian stunt biker Robbie Maddison took an unusual route across the Thames in London by leaping across the raised roadway across Tower Bridge.

    The stunt took place in the middle of the night but still drew a large crowd of spectators.

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    Is that a vehicular traffic bridge? It's awful narrow, with only two lanes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
    Is that a vehicular traffic bridge? It's awful narrow, with only two lanes.
    Its narrow because its old. Tower bridge, which opened in 1894.

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    That's the bridge tourists always think is London Bridge.

    It is narrow, but then again there aren't any major highways inside central London. Other newer bridges aren't really any wider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    It is narrow, but then again there aren't any major highways inside central London.
    Well how the heck do all the suburbanite commuters get their SUVs to work in the morning?

    Looks like you old worlders need to take some city planning lessons from Auto America!

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    Very simple. We sit in stationary traffic or don't drive. On friday I had to get to a meeting and had to take the car because I had a lot to take with me. A 5ish mile journey that took an hour. Lucky I left plenty of time. On my bike on weekends I can do it in 20 mins.

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    Don't you have a $7 toll or something of that nature to reduce commuting vehicles?

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    yup. congestion charge £8. it's an excuse for taxing more does nothing to relieve congestion. funny how many american cities send people to "learn" about it. it's a tax coming to you. start saving.

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    This thread is in dangerous territory...not having sex or poo by 10th post.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
    Don't you have a $7 toll or something of that nature to reduce stinky-poo vehicles?
    Poo'd it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    it's a tax coming to you. start saving.
    Unlikely . . . at least not any time soon. People around here view cheap vehicular travel as a birthright. There are no toll roads in Tennessee (unlike many other states). People get bent out of shape over the $60/year license plate tax and 39.8 cent/gallon gas tax. Why should we pay any more?

    This photo almost makes London look like a scenic place. Is it Photoshopped?


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    anywhere looks nice if you catch it at the right time of day. I bet even knoxville could look passible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Poo'd it for you.
    Whew! That was a close one. THIS is why we need a Foo LAW!!!
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    that gap the bike jumped didn't look very wide. the back flip was cool though

    there. poo pooed your thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
    Unlikely . . . at least not any time soon. People around here view cheap vehicular travel as a birthright. There are no toll roads in Tennessee (unlike many other states). People get bent out of shape over the $60/year license plate tax and 39.8 cent/gallon gas tax. Why should we pay any more?

    This photo almost makes London look like a scenic place. Is it Photoshopped?

    Actually, that's the pollution refracting the sunlight.
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    Not that impressive. Mainly cause motobikes can clear anything if you do it right plus it was small.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
    Is that a vehicular traffic bridge? It's awful narrow, with only two lanes.
    Well how the heck do all the suburbanite commuters get their SUVs to work in the morning?

    Looks like you old worlders need to take some city planning lessons from Auto America!
    This photo almost makes London look like a scenic place. Is it Photoshopped?
    Are you for real? Is that sarcasm, or are you genuinely that ignorant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pm63 View Post
    Are you for real? Is that sarcasm, or are you genuinely that ignorant?
    I like this guy. Anyone who sees through Velo Vol so quickly has to be alright.

    Burn Velo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pm63 View Post
    Are you for real?
    A question I ask frequently ask myself.

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    Clearly... anything can be jumped.


    Eyyyyy!!!

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