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by jgurney
18 Jun 2019, 10:42pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: The end of tent/tarp/hammock arguments?
Replies: 12
Views: 469

Re: The end of tent/tarp/hammock arguments?

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:The silly poncho thing I posted is an old idea, originated from some Russian forces?.


I recall seeing a German army surplus one in the late 1970's.
by jgurney
16 Jun 2019, 12:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 477
Views: 17317

Re: Is Trump Mad?

drumpf- Don't others think,... And to re-tweet a post..... which contains the word "Londonistan" - a racist term if ever there was one. Quite. Either Trump does not realise he is publicising extremist language which is grossly offensive to many Londoners, in which case he is ill-advised a...
by jgurney
16 Jun 2019, 11:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are people lazy?
Replies: 48
Views: 1088

Re: Are people lazy?

Mick F wrote: I've been actively searching out the chevrons and the double chevrons but rarely (if ever) do I see another dog-walker on those hills.


Those chevron marks are only shown on surfaced roads. Do many dog walkers avoid walking their dogs on roads?
by jgurney
1 Jun 2019, 12:11am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Wild Camping? Ok that will be £20
Replies: 41
Views: 1219

Re: Wild Camping? Ok that will be £20

I wish people would stop saying wild camping is illegal, ... it isn't. It is, unless the landowner has given their consent, as it is a trespass. When camping without the landowners permission you are trespassing and that is a civil matter, Exactly, trespass is contrary to civil law, i.e. is illegal...
by jgurney
31 May 2019, 10:29pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Wild Camping? Ok that will be £20
Replies: 41
Views: 1219

Re: Wild Camping? Ok that will be £20

I've had chats with the farmer working the land I was camping on and he wasn't bothered. It's technically illegal ... but there's been a long held local assumption that following the Scottish model with the addition of being above the intake wall then you've got effectively landowners permission. U...
by jgurney
10 May 2019, 1:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Morecambe Bay tidal power gateway!
Replies: 27
Views: 511

Re: Morecambe Bay tidal power gateway!

A barrage across the mouth of a long narrow sea loch with steep sides and therefore very little foreshore anyway might be both less environmentally damaging and cheaper to build.
by jgurney
3 May 2019, 1:24am
Forum: On the road
Topic: shared use
Replies: 63
Views: 2226

Re: shared use

the function of these paths is very different from roads. Most of them are used as leisure spaces rather than transport corridors. Where does that figure come from? The majority of these cycle & ped. only roads that I know of link places together and are promoted by local authorities, etc, as b...
by jgurney
3 May 2019, 1:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: shared use
Replies: 63
Views: 2226

Re: shared use

AIUI the reasons pedestrians are recommended to walk on the right of a road (with motor vehicles) with no footway, The presence or absence of motor vehicles is irrelevant. HC rule 2 does not mention doing anything different depending on it. The practice of walking on the right developed in the days...
by jgurney
1 May 2019, 11:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: shared use
Replies: 63
Views: 2226

Re: shared use

What is the basis for treating a shared use path as a road without a footpath? That it is a linear surface used by both pedestrians and vehicles. I.e. it is a road not segregated into footway and carriageway. That a particular subclass of vehicles - motorised ones - are not allowed there is of no s...
by jgurney
30 Apr 2019, 12:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: shared use
Replies: 63
Views: 2226

Re: shared use

Cycling home from work a couple of weeks ago (old railway line part of route 63), I saw a thirty-something woman running the other way so I pulled over to my left at the same time as she pulled over to her right, I came to a stop since I could see that she was determined not to go to her left. At t...
by jgurney
19 Apr 2019, 11:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16767
Views: 402586

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

al_yrpal wrote: they might elect someone who then gets displaced by a Trot because there are huge numbers of them now


Huge numbers of Trotskyites in modern Britain? How many is that? What is the source?
by jgurney
26 Feb 2019, 7:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Edge lines
Replies: 23
Views: 4978

Re: Edge lines

I know of only 1 around here. At times when I've used it, it would be pointless to use other parts of the carriageway. A cyclist there might want to leave the lane either to overtake a slower cyclist or to turn right (e.g. to go wherever the schoolboy with the white bag (just right of the bus) is g...
by jgurney
25 Feb 2019, 6:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Edge lines
Replies: 23
Views: 4978

Re: Edge lines

[..those are solid white lines, so if... there is not a sign with a time restriction, then cyclists must not use other parts of the road at all times. Not at all. A mandatory cycle lane (with a solid border line) is a part of the carriageway where vehicular traffic other than pedal cycles is prohib...
by jgurney
20 Jan 2019, 5:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16767
Views: 402586

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

The rift in society is too deep. We could end up with bloody civil war and a partitioned Britain - on the lines of India-Pakistan. I disagree - there is not really much rift in society at all, because views on the issue cut across most other social and political divisions and have little impact upo...
by jgurney
5 Jan 2019, 10:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How can I use this space?
Replies: 20
Views: 827

Re: How can I use this space?

I remember seeing that someone at a past York Rally had an old primus type stove which fitted in that space and had a quick release clip to attach it to the tube.