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by reohn2
24 May 2018, 10:20am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Giro d'Italia
Replies: 87
Views: 2971

Re: Giro d'Italia

starting to believe that Yates might do it now, but there is many slip betwixt cup and lip..... cheers Agreed he's looked the strongest and most wiley,Tom's close but not too close.I my rear for Yates is him crashing and I'm hoping he's learned his lessons over the past couple of years. The class L...
by reohn2
24 May 2018, 10:15am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why isn't there a cycles on trains campaigns from Cycling UK?
Replies: 30
Views: 531

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

Can anybody list with any certainty the countries with railways run privately for profit? I tried the obvious google approach but it includes Amtrak which I believe is private but not-for-profit. It seems to me that reorganising the railways on commercial principles (nearly wrote "lines" ...
by reohn2
24 May 2018, 10:09am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why isn't there a cycles on trains campaigns from Cycling UK?
Replies: 30
Views: 531

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

The overcrowding of trains seems to be a direct result of the increasing impossibility of commuting by car, combined with increasing house prices, especially in London. This isn't going to be reduced. And not helped by the shortsightedness of successive governments in favour of the car as primary m...
by reohn2
23 May 2018, 6:50pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Tour of California
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Tour of California

Ive watch it once a couple of years ago and a stage last year.Boring in the extreme is the only way I can describe racing on wide roads made for big vehicles,and grid system built town centres with 90 degree corners and even wider boulevards Boring,boring,boring. Contrasted with the proper cycle rac...
by reohn2
23 May 2018, 6:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ken Livingstone has left the labour party
Replies: 53
Views: 841

Re: Ken Livingstone has left the labour party

Has Ken got a book coming out? I've had quite a high opinion of some of his policies and achievements, but he does seem to be missing the limelight. This situation was entirely avoidable, there's so many middle east issues we'd be better of spending our time being bothered about. Doesn't matter if ...
by reohn2
23 May 2018, 6:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ken Livingstone has left the labour party
Replies: 53
Views: 841

Re: Ken Livingstone has left the labour party

I don't think it would have been any better if the left wing lunacy had prevailed over those same years. That is an opinion you're entitled to,but an opinion without foundation because neither of us know. What we do know is where the country stands now with rightwing domination it's had over the pa...
by reohn2
23 May 2018, 10:20am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Giro d'Italia
Replies: 87
Views: 2971

Re: Giro d'Italia

I hope Yates goes on to win it, but part of me hopes that they don't make it easy for him, either that or that he carries on pulling away from them further. Will anyone go for it in an all or nothing way? Froome maybe, back in 4th, if he can. The next two mountain stages and particularly the Cima C...
by reohn2
23 May 2018, 9:59am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Impending conversation with my wife
Replies: 40
Views: 819

Re: Impending conversation with my wife

Quick update: forgot to check the family calendar, so my wife was out last night and I dodged a bullet. And I'm on the bus today as I haven't worked out how to carry a full-size mop (which I need to buy) on a bike. As and when It happens, I'll of course let you all know... :D Perhaps if you remove ...
by reohn2
23 May 2018, 9:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ken Livingstone has left the labour party
Replies: 53
Views: 841

Re: Ken Livingstone has left the labour party

Was it also the days of Liverpool getting "taken over" by militant / Derek Hatton? The charismatic face of the loony left! :wink: Matched only by the present bunch of non charismatic loonie right :wink: PS,for clarity I'm no lover of DH,but I'm even less impressed by last thirty years of ...
by reohn2
23 May 2018, 9:02am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shared use Path: Overtaking into head on traffic
Replies: 22
Views: 521

Re: Shared use Path: Overtaking into head on traffic

Hi all, He said that I was cycling on the wrong side of the road, and therefore it was me who was in the wrong. It's the first time Basically this is correct IMO. Though the other cyclist caused the confusion by initially being on the wrong side then only going on to the correct side to overtake th...
by reohn2
22 May 2018, 8:24pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why isn't there a cycles on trains campaigns from Cycling UK?
Replies: 30
Views: 531

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

Why is it so puzzling? CUK isn't the CTC,the CTC was hijacked some years ago when it became the farcical "charity" it is now,you've no chance of CUK biting the hand that feeds it. It's why I left when it became the farce it is. As you are fond of asking when others rant - evidence please!...
by reohn2
22 May 2018, 3:59pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Giro d'Italia
Replies: 87
Views: 2971

Re: Giro d'Italia

pwa wrote:Froome using 34x32 for racing shows how inadequate that ratio is on a loaded touring bike, something you sometimes see.

I can't argue with that :wink:
by reohn2
22 May 2018, 11:05am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Bilateral vestibular dysfunction
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Bilateral vestibular dysfunction

Bob
Like N.A. I'd never heard of it before and have no idea how it would effect me.
I can only sympathise with you and your unfortunate problems and say I hope it responds to treatment,get well soon.
by reohn2
22 May 2018, 10:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ken Livingstone has left the labour party
Replies: 53
Views: 841

Re: Ken Livingstone has left the labour party

Hi, I could just say that Labour never or have never in the past attached Tory. Sometimes defensive tactics turn into offensive and who is attacking who. The person in question...........I Don't like for him, not any other reason. There is I feel a deeper meaning of dislike for him other than polit...
by reohn2
22 May 2018, 10:14am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Impending conversation with my wife
Replies: 40
Views: 819

Re: Impending conversation with my wife

brooksby wrote:........(I suspect that I'll end up acting like a teenager, and wearing a helmet to leave the house and return to the house, but putting it in a pannier in between... :roll: )

Problem solved :? .