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by jgurney
20 Jan 2019, 5:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12207
Views: 297316

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: 764

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.
by jgurney
2 Jan 2019, 11:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: most plonkist
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: most plonkist

The Plonkers Agricultural Orchestra

www.theplonkers.co.uk
by jgurney
6 Nov 2018, 5:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike lights when on the pavement.
Replies: 46
Views: 1899

Re: Bike lights when on the pavement.

Pedestrians pushing a pram wouldn't have lights. I think pedestrians pushing a pram aren't driving a carriage.. and I think pedestrians driving animals or pushing a bike aren't required to have lights. Yes, a pram is an accompaniment of a pedestrian, not a carriage, so needs no lights. Neither does...
by jgurney
3 Nov 2018, 8:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are you a lottery dupe?
Replies: 84
Views: 2018

Re: Are you a lottery dupe?

I gamble annually, last year I punted about £500 in total. £100 on my house burning down, £100 on it being burgled and £300 on me wrecking my car or having it stolen. Insuring is the reverse of gambling. It is based on taking realistic precautions against unlikely events, while gambling involves un...
by jgurney
7 Sep 2018, 12:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A Misguided Badge of Honour?
Replies: 115
Views: 3340

Re: A Misguided Badge of Honour?

If HMRC's rates are realistic I dont know about realistic but being misinterpreted. They take into account all of the overhead costs which you have to pay whether or not you use the car. If you already have the car sat on the drive, you only occur additional running costs by using it for the trip w...
by jgurney
6 Sep 2018, 11:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A Misguided Badge of Honour?
Replies: 115
Views: 3340

Re: A Misguided Badge of Honour?

Sorry train people but the car wins every time It will sometimes be convenient, faster or cheaper, especially if it is kept for another reason and all the non-fuel costs are attributed to that use, and especially if more than one person is travelling. Claiming it is so "every time" is har...
by jgurney
16 Aug 2018, 7:28am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: North Norfolk Coastline
Replies: 36
Views: 1058

Re: North Norfolk Coastline

brynpoeth wrote:
jgurney wrote:
the Wells and Walsingham Light Railway, probably the world's longest 7-inch gauge line.


Wiki says the WWLR is 10.25" gauge :wink:


Oops! Absolutely right. Thanks.
by jgurney
15 Aug 2018, 8:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: North Norfolk Coastline
Replies: 36
Views: 1058

Re: North Norfolk Coastline

Mile 89 - if you like old trains, it may be worth the 2 extra miles to detour up to Weybourne and back, riding past the well-preserved NNR station and maybe see a train. It is also possible to take bikes on the steam train between Holt and Sheringham, and see the spacious guard's vans that used to ...
by jgurney
15 Aug 2018, 7:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 233
Views: 13522

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

661-Pete wrote:I'm curious as to how the gender of the OP seems to be determined.


I'd thought probably a woman simply because 'Chaddy' was the nickname of a deputy headmistress in an Agatha Christie novel.
by jgurney
10 Aug 2018, 9:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Seat Reservations with Cycle spaces
Replies: 23
Views: 1053

Re: Seat Reservations with Cycle spaces

Yes, where cycle carriage is in passenger accommodation (e.g. on Transpennine trains) that would make very good sense.

It would not be so important where there is separate cycle accommodation, such as on HSTs, sleepers and 225s (esp. 225s as the cycle accommodation is next to first class).
by jgurney
6 Jul 2018, 12:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road/Footpath
Replies: 17
Views: 707

Re: Road/Footpath

The footpath sign strongly suggests that the road is private but a right of way along it on foot exists. That would mean that the public had no right to go there on bicycles. However doing so is not a crime, although it might amount to a civil trespass. In the event that the owner or their agent tol...
by jgurney
27 Jun 2018, 1:00am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why isn't there a cycles on trains campaigns from Cycling UK?
Replies: 204
Views: 7300

Re: Why isn't there a cycles on trains campaigns from Cycling UK?

If people had to book a seat for each journey ...... Some countries do have reservation-only trains, e.g. France has some. They do pose some problems: - they mainly make good sense on purely long-distance services, but even then there will be some passengers who are wiling to stand rather than get ...
by jgurney
25 Jun 2018, 11:39pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why isn't there a cycles on trains campaigns from Cycling UK?
Replies: 204
Views: 7300

Re: Why isn't there a cycles on trains campaigns from Cycling UK?

The shift to mulitple units is nothing to do with technological developments. At risk of going off topic, it had a lot to do with technology. Distributed traction requires effective remote control of multiple engines and requires several small engines or motors to be affordable compared with one la...
by jgurney
25 Jun 2018, 9:12am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?
Replies: 178
Views: 15788

Re: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?

[i].... frustration with road dominance and poor etiquette. I am sometimes left feeling annoyed at road dominance and poor etiquette by motorists after walking or cycling along rural roads. Let's be clear: cycling is exclusive and not inclusive. Really? Surely the number of people in Britain physic...