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by Mick F
25 May 2019, 8:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Checking gpx routes
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: Checking gpx routes

Who's holding a grudge? Not me at all! :lol: I was cycling south after visiting Up North, and the Audax fitted in nicely. I commented on the inadequacies of the GPX route provided, and found that some cyclists didn't pay much attention to the route at all. Seems like I was wrong in my idea about the...
by Mick F
25 May 2019, 2:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 15725
Views: 380269

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

There are at least four parties saying they will make the UK leave (Con, Lab, UKIP, BXP). You said you voted for one of the right-wing zealot ones, rather than the moderates. Tories are very much split on it, Labour too. This is why parliament are at loggerheads. That only leaves UKIP and BXP who a...
by Mick F
25 May 2019, 1:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders
Replies: 33
Views: 716

Re: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders

................. and why are they called "Health" Centres?

Should be called Ill-health Centres or Poorly Centres or even Sick Centres.
by Mick F
25 May 2019, 1:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 15725
Views: 380269

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

And you may not be racist, zealous or right-wing, but you say you vote for them, so what's the practical difference? What are you saying? I voted to leave the EU. You voted to stay. I still want us to leave, and will continue to vote for the party or parties that will do it. You still want us to st...
by Mick F
25 May 2019, 1:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 87
Views: 1325

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

My uncle was a POW in Germany captured in Greece, and I'd like to bet that none of them stayed in Germany after the war. There is a difference, German POWs were retained here or the Soviet Union longer to help rebuild those countries they had tried to destroy. So there was time for German POWs to e...
by Mick F
25 May 2019, 1:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 15725
Views: 380269

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

From my conversations, people are like me. No conquering and ruling, just preferring to be out of the EU.
We were asked, and we spoke.
Just get on with it!
by Mick F
25 May 2019, 1:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders
Replies: 33
Views: 716

Re: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders

brynpoeth wrote: ............. maybe I should walk more :wink:
Get yourself a border collie puppy.
I've walked MILES with him.
by Mick F
25 May 2019, 1:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 15725
Views: 380269

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

Personally, I actually don't really care if we're in or out. My preference has always been that we should be out - and never joined in the first place either. Note - preference - I'm not zealous or right-wing, or politically angry about anything. I was asked - no, we were ALL asked - what we wanted,...
by Mick F
25 May 2019, 1:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Checking gpx routes
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: Checking gpx routes

Hit all the controls?
That's all?
I could have done my 107mile Audax in about 30miles
It was The Cotswold Challenge ride 17th May 2014.

I won't bother with one again. If I want to go for a long ride, I'll go for a long ride.
by Mick F
25 May 2019, 12:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 15725
Views: 380269

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

Mine? Personally? :lol: :lol: It was a referendum, and as many people voted who wanted to vote. The turn-out of all you Remainers (who it seems are the majority?) was rather pitiful perhaps? Maybe they didn't care enough and they let the Leavers win. No wonder the Remainers want another go at it. To...
by Mick F
25 May 2019, 12:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders
Replies: 33
Views: 716

Re: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders

It narks me off that my GP surgery doesnt have a single cycle stand, not even a piddly wheelbender. I get annoyed at having to use a car to drive 2 villages across to see the quack or collect a prescription simply because there's nowhere to secure a bike. Our health centre is the same, but I just l...
by Mick F
25 May 2019, 11:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I drove a normal car yesterday
Replies: 143
Views: 2281

Re: I drove a normal car yesterday

One of the advanced driving thought experiments is to drive with a large bowl of water sitting on your lap.
Drive smoothly and gently, and you stay dry.
by Mick F
25 May 2019, 11:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I drove a normal car yesterday
Replies: 143
Views: 2281

Re: I drove a normal car yesterday

Interactions would be better if we replaced seatbelts and airbags with spikes.
by Mick F
25 May 2019, 11:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 15725
Views: 380269

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

roubaixtuesday wrote:
Mick F wrote:Tiresome and frustrating.


You voted for it.
No, I voted to leave the EU.
It's tiresome and frustrating that we are going round in circles and haven't left.

Blame parliament.
by Mick F
25 May 2019, 10:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 87
Views: 1325

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Those that had been in Soviet POW camps were disgruntled about the length of time they were held, though l believe, proportionately, we held German POW longer, probably in better conditions though. Many of the German POWs remained here after the war. Very good friend of ours is the son of one. My u...