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by thirdcrank
25 Jan 2021, 11:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tier 4 exercise limits
Replies: 200
Views: 8618

Out of the frying pan ...

I see a couple from Derbyshire have driven to York of all places and each received a ticket

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-y ... e-55798988
by thirdcrank
25 Jan 2021, 5:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Politics/current affairs sub-forum-Poll
Replies: 39
Views: 949

Re: Politics/current affairs sub-forum-Poll

... it's simply that facts are not necessarily 'to be accepted'. ...


Something which quite a lot of people on here don't seem to grasp. Perhaps it's the reason why some seem reluctant to support their posts with evidence.
by thirdcrank
25 Jan 2021, 2:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: It’s OK to be wrong.
Replies: 25
Views: 772

Re: It’s OK to be wrong.

There seems to be scope for wordplay on "dogma" in the thread title

And it's a cracking bike.
by thirdcrank
25 Jan 2021, 1:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Egg’d
Replies: 23
Views: 841

Re: Egg’d

For anybody on the receiving end of this AND has definitely got the correct reg for the vehicle AND who wants something done about this for the benefit of other riders AND who is prepared to attend court and give evidence if necessary BUT has not followed links above, then I urge them to report this...
by thirdcrank
25 Jan 2021, 7:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's had the vaccine?
Replies: 284
Views: 6808

Re: Who's had the vaccine?

Were there any points from the BMA in addition to those mentioned in the recent posts above? Thanks Jonathan My summary of the line you have taken is that those who understand this ( "the experts") are ok with delaying the second jab. This isn't an attempt to put words in anyone's mouth, ...
by thirdcrank
24 Jan 2021, 10:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's had the vaccine?
Replies: 284
Views: 6808

Re: Who's had the vaccine?

Have you got a link to the BMA's position, please? And as it's you I'll certainly try and respond. Thanks Jonathan I am only going on media reports of which this from the BBC is easiest to link. If the BMA is being wrongly quoted, then I've not seen any corrections or retractions. https://www.bbc.c...
by thirdcrank
24 Jan 2021, 7:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's had the vaccine?
Replies: 284
Views: 6808

Re: Who's had the vaccine?

Jdsk

Apart from noting that my comments about the BMA were wrongly attributed to you, you seem to have avoided the issue. For me, it's hard not to wonder why the body representing doctors seems to have come out against delaying the second injection.
by thirdcrank
24 Jan 2021, 2:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 328
Views: 9263

Re: How's your weather?

...]minus 23!! The UK would be at a standstill! Our water infrastructure alone is not built for that. ... There was a big fire at a school - thankfully unoccupied at the weekend - in Bradford yesterday. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9179115/Huge-fire-breaks-Islamic-girls-school-Bradford....
by thirdcrank
24 Jan 2021, 2:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Another rear-light setup question!
Replies: 15
Views: 384

Re: Another rear-light setup question!

... considering a light clipped to the bag or myself .... LED lights are very directional ie They are most visible when they are pointing towards the observer, normally following traffic in the case of rear lamps. IMO they are best fixed on the bike itself rather than the rider or their luggage. (T...
by thirdcrank
24 Jan 2021, 1:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bob Jackson's is shutting up - IT IS NOW (sob) !!
Replies: 124
Views: 6491

Re: Bob Jackson's is shutting up - IT IS NOW (sob) !!

The now almost defunct secret leeds site is the only other forum I do on anything like regularly. Ian Smith (of Otley, not Northern Rhodesia) is a former colleague.
by thirdcrank
24 Jan 2021, 1:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Egg’d
Replies: 23
Views: 841

Re: Egg’d

This type of thing is one of my numerous hobby horses. Over the years I've frequently posted about it - search on <bullying>

Here's a fairly recent thread about eggs being thrown.

viewtopic.php?p=1355683#p1355683
by thirdcrank
24 Jan 2021, 11:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 328
Views: 9263

Re: How's your weather?

Another hard frost this morning - by local standards, of course. The sun keeps peeping out but the North-facing rooves on the houses opposite still look as though they are covered in snow. To keep upright on the walk for the newspapers - I'm also delivering to an older former colleague who is shield...
by thirdcrank
24 Jan 2021, 11:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How oh how do you get a lockring off?
Replies: 117
Views: 2966

Re: How oh how do you get a lockring off?

A friend was struggling with an adjustable in just such a case, rooting through his tools we found a cheap socket set which despite the lack of quality, cracked off the seized ring without fuss. A middling-quality half inch socket set and breaker bar is a much better solution than using any adjusta...
by thirdcrank
24 Jan 2021, 11:24am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: The end of Gift Aid
Replies: 45
Views: 1518

Re: The end of Gift Aid

Given that none of current trustee were involved in the original process oo charity conversion I was wondering whether a root branch review of the benefit and disbenefits the conversion as brought. I would permite the trustees to reflect on the decision making process Cycling UK should examine opti...
by thirdcrank
24 Jan 2021, 11:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Politics/current affairs sub-forum-Poll
Replies: 39
Views: 949

Re: Politics/current affairs sub-forum-Poll

Perhaps a further contribution to confusion is the "foe" facility. If, as I do, you switch off people who are simply never worth the trouble of reading, it's important to recognise that they may be the origin of some apparently unexplained twist in the flow of a thread.