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by thirdcrank
23 Feb 2019, 1:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The gang of how many?
Replies: 149
Views: 3015

Re: The gang of how many?

Ironic that "a substantial majority" of the electorate voted in the Leave/Remain referendum to take back control, apparently because our institutions are the best but top judges have been branded enemies of the people for doing nothing more than a bit of judging and MP's who follow our unw...
by thirdcrank
23 Feb 2019, 11:15am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Of Cysts and Hysterectomies.
Replies: 14
Views: 257

Re: Of Cysts and Hysterectomies.

Here's my cyclists' "Get Well Soon" card.

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Hoping the next rear-end view is when you are out in front of the bunch!
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by thirdcrank
23 Feb 2019, 10:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The gang of how many?
Replies: 149
Views: 3015

Re: The gang of how many?

... I agree with voting controls you mention and with the "non of the above" "non of them" or similar on the ballot papaer. But what do you do after an overwhelming "non of them" vote? A substantial 'none of them' vote might be the reaction to compulsory voting. IMO an...
by thirdcrank
23 Feb 2019, 9:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The gang of how many?
Replies: 149
Views: 3015

Re: The gang of how many?

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by thirdcrank
23 Feb 2019, 7:35am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: EXTENDING THESE PAGES
Replies: 44
Views: 8139

Re: EXTENDING THESE PAGES

Do other folks agree with me, or am I the only one? I think you are simply mistaken. There isn't a page limit. Posts in the classified ads sections auto-delete after a set period of inactivity. The "For sale" section is the one that attracts by far the most posts. I've not been back to lo...
by thirdcrank
22 Feb 2019, 6:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Triggering traffic signals with magnet?
Replies: 37
Views: 2168

Re: Triggering traffic signals with magnet?

... I'd be interested in knowing what constitutes "not working". I'd put good money on it that actually being lit up at all would have some jobsworth claiming they were working (probably then demonstrated by using the patrol car to trigger them). I cannot point to any cases here but the o...
by thirdcrank
22 Feb 2019, 5:41pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Of Cysts and Hysterectomies.
Replies: 14
Views: 257

Re: Of Cysts and Hysterectomies.

Good luck with this.
by thirdcrank
22 Feb 2019, 4:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Triggering traffic signals with magnet?
Replies: 37
Views: 2168

Re: Triggering traffic signals with magnet?

I rang the police on this one, and got the curt answer " no one can give you permission to go through a red light" If a traffic light isn't working, it's not "lawfully erected" and it may be passed with due care and attention, ie, you cannot simply ignore it. If traffic had to w...
by thirdcrank
22 Feb 2019, 3:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Storage sheds
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: Bike Storage sheds

Presumably that was somewhere like a park, rather than in your garden/ backyard? It's pretty much a fact of life that people don't report things like that, often assuming that what's happening is legit; with or without what's happening in France, a yellow hi-viz vest legitimates anything, even more ...
by thirdcrank
22 Feb 2019, 2:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where you bin, man?
Replies: 12
Views: 738

Re: Where you bin, man?

I'm sure it will come as a massive relief to the entire forum membership that my missing copy of Private Eye arrived in a plain brown envelope at lunchtime today. A timely reply to my email by a human being to say they were posting it would have been nice and would have headed off my email to the ed...
by thirdcrank
22 Feb 2019, 10:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed
Replies: 25
Views: 2565

Re: King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed

Put it down as a success, accept the gratitude of cyclists everywhere, and keep your eyes peeled.
by thirdcrank
22 Feb 2019, 10:38am
Forum: On the road
Topic: WHAT!
Replies: 69
Views: 7257

Re: WHAT!

I cannot help much with the details of ANPR which had a terrible reputation in the early days, much like the DVLC (as was.) There's a tv series running called Traffic Cops. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006zygp I don't actively watch much telly, but my wife does so I'm a passive viewer (a bit li...
by thirdcrank
22 Feb 2019, 10:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Storage sheds
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: Bike Storage sheds

Do they have a closed base or do you have to bolt into a concrete base for full security benefits? The bike store has metal floor ie it forms a complete metal box. Belt 'n' braces suggests to me that while anchoring the whole caboodle isn't strictly necessary, it wouldn't go amiss. I don't know if ...
by thirdcrank
22 Feb 2019, 7:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Britain's Most Boring Town
Replies: 110
Views: 4334

Re: Britain's Most Boring Town

Harrogate has a big problem with motor traffic and futile attempts to deal with it have arguably made it worse. From a cycling POV, jams are ideal if you are ok with the fumes, but urban routes which have turned Victorian streets into one-way systems are not.
by thirdcrank
22 Feb 2019, 7:14am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK coastal tour ideas?
Replies: 17
Views: 745

Re: UK coastal tour ideas?

has any one wild camped on beaches? what is the law regarding that? The law of nature is that if you camp on a beach you are likely to be disturbed or worse by the tide unless you do a lot of careful planning. If you include the sand dunes as "beach" then I believe camping is likely to da...