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by GrahamMC
15 Nov 2019, 9:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 973
Views: 20714

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Caught the latter part of the Boris interview on the Beeb this morning - he didn't come across very well at all, in fact I felt just a little sorry for the guy, he's totally out of his depth in this situation. You can't just make jokes, keep repeating the same slogans and try to criticise your oppon...
by GrahamMC
22 Sep 2019, 6:35pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Pollution leaflets
Replies: 13
Views: 771

Re: Pollution leaflets

It's very difficult to influence the behaviour of these people by direct contact. "These people" are us .... 90% of CTC members are drivers, 100% of CTC members use diesel and petrol fuelled vehicles to support their lifestyle ... To quote Mitchell and Webb .."Hans ..are we the baddi...
by GrahamMC
20 Sep 2019, 6:27pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Pollution leaflets
Replies: 13
Views: 771

Re: Pollution leaflets

Okay, points taken. It's very difficult to influence the behaviour of these people by direct contact - I thought perhaps a leaflet would give them something to browse and a few interesting facts to make them take notice. In fact a few small actions like this would make little difference in the overa...
by GrahamMC
17 Sep 2019, 9:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Pollution leaflets
Replies: 13
Views: 771

Pollution leaflets

Is there anywhere where I can obtain leaflets to inform people of this issue? It makes me so angry. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/17/air-pollution-particles-found-on-foetal-side-of-placentas-study I'm not good at remonstrating with drivers who sit in their stationary vehicles pump...
by GrahamMC
23 May 2016, 8:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: do you use your calf muscles?
Replies: 20
Views: 3559

Re: do you use your calf muscles?

I often see cyclists in front of me with large calf muscles and tend to think these are the ones who use high gears and low cadence - would that be right or is it just how people are naturally shaped - related to general body shape perhaps?
by GrahamMC
27 Jan 2013, 8:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Songs with girls names A to Z
Replies: 42
Views: 1432

Re: Songs with girls names A to Z

Going back a bit but how about...

Joanna - the Walker brothers
Vanessa Simmons - Barclay James Harvest

If you remember those then you're getting on a bit like me...
by GrahamMC
29 Oct 2012, 9:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: radio magic.
Replies: 30
Views: 5998

Re: radio magic.

I also just don't get Chris Evans on radio 2. He's a radio 1 dj and best avoided. However, 6 Music and Absolute Radio are proof that good music is still being made and they mix it with some great oldies too. Downside though is the number of 'adverts' - the Beeb especially, really don't need to publi...
by GrahamMC
9 Mar 2012, 5:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Room 101
Replies: 86
Views: 13879

Re: Room 101

- All drivers who drive at 35mph plus on suburban roads (ok, you’d need a room the size of Wales for this) - Annual appraisal meetings at work - too much box-ticking and irritating company jargon. - Automated answering services which say that they are experiencing unusually high call demand but whic...
by GrahamMC
19 Feb 2012, 12:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Maps
Replies: 36
Views: 2960

Re: Maps

I was also let down by Bart's half-inch map, a few years ago now, and swore not to use them again. On a tour of Cornwall and Devon a road on the Bart's map turned into a track (an overgrown one at that) and we had to re-trace our steps and approach a different way. We were very late for lunch - most...
by GrahamMC
6 Aug 2011, 4:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lithuania is cycle friendly
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: Lithuania is cycle friendly

It's been a fantasy of mine to ride directly over such an obstacle and leave a dirty, tyre-shaped impression on roof and bonnet. Then, with arms outstretched, palms upturned and a with a gallic shrug, I'd say 'sorry mate I didn't see you!'. Looks like I might need something more substantial than my ...
by GrahamMC
15 Jul 2011, 8:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike damage on bike racks
Replies: 24
Views: 3397

Re: Bike damage on bike racks

The rack I'm using is a Thule Euroride 943 for three bikes and I've no complaints about it. It seems well designed and has been fitted properly. My problem is all in the mind - how can a structure about 5 feet by 3 feet, with three not-very-lightweight bikes on, be supported on a spherical object 2 ...
by GrahamMC
15 Jul 2011, 4:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Think about the things you like to do
Replies: 27
Views: 2169

Re: Think about the things you like to do

Not necessarily in order: A pint of Slumbering Monk and a packet of Real crisps in the Duke of York (in good company of course) The sound of the wheels spinning and the birds twittering whilst cycling down country lanes. Planning a previously unexplored route along the yellow roads of a 1:50000 Land...
by GrahamMC
15 Jul 2011, 3:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike damage on bike racks
Replies: 24
Views: 3397

Re: Bike damage on bike racks

Simple and brilliant! Thanks Skicat. :D
by GrahamMC
15 Jul 2011, 3:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike damage on bike racks
Replies: 24
Views: 3397

Bike damage on bike racks

I'll soon be setting off on another holiday with three bikes loaded on a rear, tow-bar mounted bike carrier. It's bad enough worrying about having such a wide and precious load balancing on a tow-ball but I also remember last year having to mess about with bits of rag wrapped around parts of the bik...
by GrahamMC
1 Jun 2011, 8:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Football Bores
Replies: 120
Views: 4877

Re: Football Bores

Anyone uttering the words 'Sepp Blatter' or 'FIFA' tomorrow at work can justifiably be labelled a football bore.

I'm missing the football season already. :(