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by atoz
6 Jul 2020, 7:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Maybe steel isn't so real.....
Replies: 55
Views: 1537

Re: Maybe steel isn't so real.....

I've just looked on the Dawes website and no Galaxy. A few years ago there were plenty of Galaxy variants. It's a shame if they disappear, in my youth the names Dawes and Galaxy were very highly sought after and well respected. A previous neighbour acquired a quite old early 80s Dawes Galaxy for ve...
by atoz
6 Jul 2020, 7:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Maybe steel isn't so real.....
Replies: 55
Views: 1537

Re: Maybe steel isn't so real.....

Steel is real, so is rust. Viva Carbon fibre. I have never ridden carbon fibre, but I have 2 similar bikes, 1 being alloy with carbon forks, the other 531 Competition. Both have their good and bad points, but for ride comfort it's the 531C bike every time- even with 23 width tyres. Handling is anot...
by atoz
5 Jul 2020, 12:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is your phone too big for your bike?
Replies: 50
Views: 1600

Re: Is your phone too big for your bike?

Maybe it's in the name - phone. Yesterday I did make a phone call, but I rarely do that. In between the odd call I use my phone as a small hand held computer. At home, it saves me logging on my PC. When travelling it saves me looking for an internet café. People on here who moan about phones presum...
by atoz
5 Jul 2020, 12:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is your phone too big for your bike?
Replies: 50
Views: 1600

Re: Is your phone too big for your bike?

People on here who moan about phones presumably have a PC, so they can't be that anti the technology. Not true. I'm posting this from a steam powered difference engine that the nice Mr Babbage made for me. Ooooh, I'd like to see that. Please can you post a picture? And a circuit diagram? I prefer o...
by atoz
5 Jul 2020, 9:43am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: School run anyone?
Replies: 47
Views: 1045

Re: School run anyone?

This comment was made on the FE news website by a schools transport specialist "Walking or cycling to school is simply not viable for the millions of children who have miles to travel each day. Before lockdown, 61% of pupils required transportation to school, which rose to 71% of those living ...
by atoz
3 Jul 2020, 11:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: School run anyone?
Replies: 47
Views: 1045

Re: School run anyone?

Nobody has mentioned the school bus. Distancing due to Covid-19 currently reduces public transport capacity to about 15% of normal. In 2014 more secondary school pupils went to/from school by bus than by car. Mini-me passed his Bikeability at primary. He showed no interest in cycling to secondary, ...
by atoz
3 Jul 2020, 11:42pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: School run anyone?
Replies: 47
Views: 1045

Re: School run anyone?

The primary school that I work at has 55 kids from 4 to 11. Country village and there are 4 kids that walk to school. The rest live in the surrounding villages and towns. 2 miles minimum.Sadly the long hills either way would preclude all but the keenest cyclists. Country roads with not even a verge...
by atoz
2 Jul 2020, 2:35pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: School run anyone?
Replies: 47
Views: 1045

Re: School run anyone?

Walking or cycling to most schools is completely viable. Anything under 10 miles each way should be possible for school kids. What I might agree with (although the OP did not say) is that many of the trips would be very dangerous to cycle because of motor vehicles. The local kids at our primary sch...
by atoz
2 Jul 2020, 1:59pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: School run anyone?
Replies: 47
Views: 1045

Re: School run anyone?

Schools are too big, they should be smaller and more numerous. Many middle class parents insist on sending their kiddies to 'better' schools that may be far from home Maybe boarding could be a solution, home just at weekends? Most secondary schools in my area are only accessible via busy main roads...
by atoz
2 Jul 2020, 1:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: School run anyone?
Replies: 47
Views: 1045

Re: School run anyone?

Most people live in towns and cities where the next school is not far away Most should be able to walk (or cycle) Apparently 1 in 4 journeys at peak period can be attributed to the school run if this piece is to be believed. IMHO, the issue is not so much distance, but safety. And then there is the...
by atoz
2 Jul 2020, 12:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: School run anyone?
Replies: 47
Views: 1045

School run anyone?

This comment was made on the FE news website by a schools transport specialist "Walking or cycling to school is simply not viable for the millions of children who have miles to travel each day. Before lockdown, 61% of pupils required transportation to school, which rose to 71% of those living i...
by atoz
29 Jun 2020, 11:15am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Grant Shapps, Transport Minister
Replies: 41
Views: 4675

Re: Grant Shapps, Transport Minister

You mean he won't splash out a large amount of taxpayers money to support your particular pet project? I agree. Not mine personally, I think you'll find this project has a lot of local support, supported by evidence-based costings. The alternative is to plug up the tunnel and let it collapse, at gr...
by atoz
23 Jun 2020, 2:28pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Your help pls Bradford/Shipley
Replies: 17
Views: 722

Re: Your help pls Bradford/Shipley

Actually the Bradford farce is worse than I thought. Turns out that shopping centres are having cash flow problems (quel surprise) so the Westfield shopping centre will probably become a white elephant- to match the Inland Revenue building built for typing pools...
by atoz
20 Jun 2020, 10:41am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Your help pls Bradford/Shipley
Replies: 17
Views: 722

Re: Your help pls Bradford/Shipley

Crikey!!!! I lifted your lid pal. Thank you very much for that insight. I lived on Crow Tree lane in the early seventies and coming from Bristol, I really liked Bradford and found the people very friendly and straightforward. I won't tell you what I started out as in Bradford, but for the last year...