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by thirdcrank
26 Sep 2020, 2:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Buried with a bicycle.
Replies: 22
Views: 472

Re: Buried with a bicycle.

The surest way to bump up the price is to make complicated wishes like being buried with a bike: a combined coffin+bike box or the like would be hard to source, hard to get into a hearse and a so-and-so to bury.
    by thirdcrank
    26 Sep 2020, 2:44pm
    Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
    Topic: 'Rat-running' increases on residential UK streets as experts blame satnav apps
    Replies: 23
    Views: 491

    Re: 'Rat-running' increases on residential UK streets as experts blame satnav apps

    My memories of Skipton as a road user goes back to the late 1950s. I've absolutely no data about traffic levels but it seems as busy now as ever; through traffic has been bypassed but there's much more local traffic, including from a larger area. The evidence for that is the expansion of car-parking...
    by thirdcrank
    26 Sep 2020, 11:39am
    Forum: Fun & Games
    Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
    Replies: 825
    Views: 34075

    Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

    I was interested to know why somebody would be displeased by a word which has changed meaning through usage, but no matter. I was reminded within the last few days of being corrected in my teens by my own English teacher. In the early 1950s I went to the now-demolished Castleton Primary School which...
    by thirdcrank
    26 Sep 2020, 10:44am
    Forum: Fun & Games
    Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
    Replies: 825
    Views: 34075

    Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

    I note that you haven't actually suggested an acceptable alternative that conveys the same meaning as "stranded in mid-Channel". Our language is very rich in different words with different shades of meaning which could convey more about the particular circumstances of the ferry's problem....
    by thirdcrank
    26 Sep 2020, 10:29am
    Forum: The Tea Shop
    Topic: Buried with a bicycle.
    Replies: 22
    Views: 472

    Re: Buried with a bicycle.

    My experience of advising people over this is not recent, but depending on which way you look at it, it's quite rare for local authorities to pay, although that varies locally. Austerity has probably tightened the purse strings even more. ... There were 3,784 public health funerals in the UK in the ...
    by thirdcrank
    26 Sep 2020, 8:46am
    Forum: The Tea Shop
    Topic: Buried with a bicycle.
    Replies: 22
    Views: 472

    Re: Buried with a bicycle.

    Mick F

    Did your father have some sort of life insurance or dis the local authority pay - public health funeral - ?
    by thirdcrank
    25 Sep 2020, 8:10pm
    Forum: On the road
    Topic: Cyclists on the road with two bikes, up to no good?
    Replies: 30
    Views: 627

    Re: Cyclists on the road with two bikes, up to no good?

    ... But riding without "due care and attention" ... Almost certainly "due care" if action were to be taken. It wouldn't help a civil claim either. Remember, the OP's implication was that one of the bikes being moved was probably nicked. In which case, careless cycling would be a...
    by thirdcrank
    25 Sep 2020, 7:26pm
    Forum: On the road
    Topic: Cyclists on the road with two bikes, up to no good?
    Replies: 30
    Views: 627

    Re: Cyclists on the road with two bikes, up to no good?

    The regs require the fitting of certain brakes. They say nothing about the rider being able to use them.

    Imagine somebody riding "no hands." They wouldn't be charged with riding a pedal cycle not fitted with brakes.
    by thirdcrank
    25 Sep 2020, 1:11pm
    Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
    Topic: TT Bike Handling (Chloe Dygert)
    Replies: 18
    Views: 490

    Re: TT Bike Handling (Chloe Dygert)

    ... Was it the commentator's curse? ...


    I thought I heard a commentator use a word unsuitable for a family-friendly forum
    by thirdcrank
    25 Sep 2020, 12:29pm
    Forum: On the road
    Topic: Cyclists on the road with two bikes, up to no good?
    Replies: 30
    Views: 627

    Re: Cyclists on the road with two bikes, up to no good?

    It's not the "holding on" offence which is here: 26 Holding or getting on to vehicle in order to be towed or carried. ... (2) If, for the purpose of being drawn, a person takes or retains hold of a motor vehicle or trailer while in motion on a road he is guilty of an offence. https://www.l...
    by thirdcrank
    25 Sep 2020, 11:55am
    Forum: On the road
    Topic: Cyclists on the road with two bikes, up to no good?
    Replies: 30
    Views: 627

    Re: Cyclists on the road with two bikes, up to no good?

    I may have posted this before:- At district police training centre in 1967, one of the lessons dealt with prioritising things. The accompanying film included a scene with a policeman on what used to be called point duty - not a common sight even then. The eagle-eyed star of this production left his ...
    by thirdcrank
    25 Sep 2020, 11:41am
    Forum: On the road
    Topic: Cyclists on the road with two bikes, up to no good?
    Replies: 30
    Views: 627

    Re: Cyclists on the road with two bikes, up to no good?

    Not a regular sight around here, but it's very easy to do: you just need to hold the riderless bike by the centre of the bars. Easier on the flat or gentle terrain than big hills.
    by thirdcrank
    25 Sep 2020, 11:38am
    Forum: Does anyone know … ?
    Topic: Navy ships off Plymouth
    Replies: 30
    Views: 1114

    Re: Navy ships off Plymouth

    Although both are going round in circles, it sounds as though each is doing something otherwise quite different from the other. ie Two of HM ships circling for apparently different reasons.
    by thirdcrank
    25 Sep 2020, 9:51am
    Forum: The Tea Shop
    Topic: Buried with a bicycle.
    Replies: 22
    Views: 472

    Re: Buried with a bicycle.

    Mick F wrote: ... your debts die with you. ...


    I could imagine that some credit cards have insurance to write off outstanding balances on death. It's not the case that dying cancels all debt. OTOH, if somebody dies without any assets at all, then creditors have no-one to pursue for settlement.