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by francovendee
11 Dec 2019, 8:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21351
Views: 522977

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Certainly a dilemma and sometimes you go with the candidate and not the party.
An alternative to the party system would be a way forward,loose coalition of independents maybe?
by francovendee
11 Dec 2019, 6:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21351
Views: 522977

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I think you are correct. We've done the Political Compass test a few times on here, and just about all of the contributors were left/liberals, including me. I still want us out of the EU, but more than that, I want rid of the all the Tories. If that means we remain, so be it. I think you reflect th...
by francovendee
11 Dec 2019, 3:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Smartphone to use with google maps
Replies: 43
Views: 968

Re: Smartphone to use with google maps

Even running a phone with pre loaded maps will use a battery worth on a days ride.
I use Osmand and have set it so the screen only comes on when a turn is coming up. This does extend the battery life but I always carry a battery bank just in case I run out.
by francovendee
11 Dec 2019, 8:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1327
Views: 25801

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Fwiw I think the Tories have made two massive blunders in this campaign. First Get Brexit Done. I think as an issue people are sick to death of it and its slipped so far into the murk of 'it'll take forever' as to become a half forgotten issue, something almost surreal for the electorate. To priori...
by francovendee
10 Dec 2019, 2:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 47
Views: 1126

Re: How's your weather?

I realise you have to know how to use a file properly, it's a much underrated tool and most people don't know how to use one properly. Utterly agree. Used a file for years, and I was given a unit that held the file that clamped on the top of the bar and you set the correct angle, rake, and cut. Eas...
by francovendee
10 Dec 2019, 9:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mail on Sunday made false claims about Labour's tax plans
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: Mail on Sunday made false claims about Labour's tax plans

Can't imagine why anyone would be surprised by anything printed in the Mail publications.
They are a very successful paper and clearly aim their articles and the way they are written at a certain section of the public who just want their own views reinforced.
by francovendee
10 Dec 2019, 9:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 47
Views: 1126

Re: How's your weather?

Today the weather is cold and cloudy so I'm planning a 30 mile ride. We've had 6 weeks of the worse weather than I can remember having in the 16 years living here. Nothing but really strong gales and rain of biblical proportions. Normally in the Autumn and Winter I aim to average 70 miles each week....
by francovendee
10 Dec 2019, 9:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 431
Views: 8677

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

what do people make of the kid with no bed picture to-do? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2019-50717606 I sympathise with Boris as he was being setup? It seems thats what "journalists" do these days? The photo was genuine and for once Boris was in his reaction to it! :evil: The bots a...
by francovendee
10 Dec 2019, 9:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 47
Views: 1126

Re: How's your weather?

I used to dress the chain with a file, but it's far simpler to remove the chain and fit it in my bench-mounted grinder. Mine isn't as posh as this one, but you get the idea.61lo1-hTgHL._AC_SL1263_.jpg I've never bothered with one of these gadgets, I simply use a round file. A French guy, who cuts d...
by francovendee
10 Dec 2019, 9:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1327
Views: 25801

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

I both love and dislike hedges.
Great for wildlife habitat, great for giving shelter from cross winds and pretty in the Spring.
They are also the source of nearly all my visits from the p***ture fairy.
by francovendee
10 Dec 2019, 9:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 431
Views: 8677

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

what do people make of the kid with no bed picture to-do? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2019-50717606 I sympathise with Boris as he was being setup? It seems thats what "journalists" do these days? The photo was genuine and for once Boris was in his reaction to it! :evil:
by francovendee
9 Dec 2019, 8:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1327
Views: 25801

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Never short of a good fire though Mick F :D Warning thread drift. It's much more though. There is great changing beauty in trees. They provide a breaking of wind (refrain from comment please!). And a purifier of the atmosphere and carbon sink. Woodland is habitat for a whole myriad of lifeforms and...
by francovendee
8 Dec 2019, 10:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Good website
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: Good website

I've watched all his videos and enjoyed them greatly. His cheerful spirit and attitude to the seemingly impossible routes he's on is inspirational. Even when miles away from civilisation he shares his food with stray dogs. I've watched a number of long distance cyclists but his accounts are far bett...
by francovendee
8 Dec 2019, 9:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cyclist with road rage
Replies: 21
Views: 770

Re: Cyclist with road rage

What a knob!
I don't think the cyclist was well in his head.
by francovendee
8 Dec 2019, 9:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1327
Views: 25801

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Mick F wrote:Talking of trees ............. the various parties are saying they're going to plant (countless) millions of trees.

Where are they going to plant them?
Not round here I hope, as we have too many of the damned things as it is!


Never short of a good fire though Mick F :D