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    If you call an ambulance in Wales, you might get a bike

    Former BMX'r/medic stuck in traffic in ambulance gets bike paramedics started to respond quicker...

    Ambulance service swaps four wheels for two as cycling paramedics take to city streets - Cardiff news - CardiffOnline - WalesOnline
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    I thought you might be expecting one of these. It seems like it could double as a hearse too.
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    Here in the Netherlands, ambulance bikes or medical support bikes are being used succesfully in several cities and on some festivals for a while now.

    And being a bike loving country, if the ambulance(bike) is to late, it's also bossible to make your last trip by bike if you want to.
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    Nice additions Huffster & Rabies! Very Interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huffster View Post
    I thought you might be expecting one of these.
    That`s what I expected too.

    Quote Originally Posted by mtbxplorer View Post
    Nice additions Huffster & Rabies! Very Interesting.
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    Why would they have "Medical Service" printed in English???
    And in the US it would be very weird to see people applauding a funeral procesion like they seem to be doing in the last picture. Well, in THIS part of the US it would be weird.

    Cool windscreen, too! Must be to keep sOck`s buzzards under control.
    Recalculating....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post

    Why would they have "Medical Service" printed in English???
    And in the US it would be very weird to see people applauding a funeral procesion like they seem to be doing in the last picture. Well, in THIS part of the US it would be weird.

    Cool windscreen, too! Must be to keep sOck`s buzzards under control.
    They have medical services printed on them because English is an international language and these bikes were used by an company that is a support company for festivals etc.
    And here in the Netherlands we tend to have a bit more of an open mind when it comes to funerals and cremations.
    When my uncle died i suggested we would hire a special touringcar that is used for funerals, so we could go to the crematorium with the whole family including my uncle in his coffin.

    *And upon further inspection, it would look that it's not a windscreen but a painting.

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    curious as to the make of their boots to work with the SPDs

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    And in the US it would be very weird to see people applauding a funeral procesion like they seem to be doing in the last picture. Well, in THIS part of the US it would be weird.

    Cool windscreen, too! Must be to keep sOck`s buzzards under control.
    Depends who died. Some are overdue their final reward! Or they did well on inheritance. Or they like the going out in style.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabies010 View Post
    When my uncle died i suggested we would hire a special touringcar that is used for funerals, so we could go to the crematorium with the whole family including my uncle in his coffin.
    Must have been one crowded coffin.

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    I'm confident the one on the left just has flats. Harder to tell with the one on the right, but I can't say I'm sure it's clipless either - just not a good angle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianMc View Post
    Must have been one crowded coffin.

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    Sounds like you're back to your old self, Brian. Good to see. Heal on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianMc View Post
    Must have been one crowded coffin.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabies010 View Post
    They have medical services printed on them because English is an international language and these bikes were used by an company that is a support company for festivals etc.
    And here in the Netherlands we tend to have a bit more of an open mind when it comes to funerals and cremations.
    When my uncle died i suggested we would hire a special touringcar that is used for funerals, so we could go to the crematorium with the whole family including my uncle in his coffin.

    *And upon further inspection, it would look that it's not a windscreen but a painting.
    English: Ah, that makes sense.
    Funerals: Sounds like a nice idea, actually.
    Windscreen: Whoops!
    Recalculating....

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