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by thirdcrank
15 Jun 2019, 10:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: About bike shops for big people?
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: About bike shops for big people?

What about Evans? (Sorry, this is canteen humour and so, inevitably in poor taste. :oops: )
by thirdcrank
15 Jun 2019, 10:08pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Father calls for cycle ban(after son's death)
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: Father calls for cycle ban(after son's death)

My understanding is that he didn't spout harmful nonsense, but rather tried to get the highway authority to provide separate infrastructure and only when they refused, he suggested they should ban cycling. Without a lot to go one, I presumed that this was a ploy to shame the authorities into doing s...
by thirdcrank
15 Jun 2019, 9:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclecraft
Replies: 48
Views: 1506

Re: Cyclecraft

I've decided that I am going to exercise my right to self determine and I now formally adopt the description of myself as a bicycle driver. Re cyclists using decent infrastructure, several times over the years I've posted that if there were to be any decent infrastructure, not only would cyclists us...
by thirdcrank
15 Jun 2019, 12:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclecraft
Replies: 48
Views: 1506

Re: Cyclecraft

Check my embarrassingly high post count and you will find that I have often drawn attention to the legal status of a cyclist as a driver. eg The much maligned Highways Act 1835 (as amended):- 72 Penalty on persons committing nuisances by riding on footpaths, &c. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
by thirdcrank
15 Jun 2019, 11:58am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Father calls for cycle ban(after son's death)
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Father calls for cycle ban(after son's death)

Father calls for cycle ban on Bournemouth Spur Road after son's death https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-48636610?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/england&link_location=live-reporting-story To be fair to Rob Barron, father of the deceased cyclist Christopher Gibbs, the BBC'...
by thirdcrank
15 Jun 2019, 11:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Barclays
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: Barclays

Mick F wrote:I have no idea what this thread is about.

Is it about forgetting your PIN for your card and how Barclays sort it out for you?

Why not go into the bank and speak to them?


You don't watch telly so you are spared the adverts. Be thankful.
by thirdcrank
15 Jun 2019, 11:07am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: OVO race - road defect causes crash
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: OVO race - road defect causes crash

I've just remembered that on one occasion, it was said that Max Sciandri lost the sprint in one edition of the Leeds Classic partly through hitting a pothole a couple of hundred yards out. It's not mentioned in the race reports so it may be an urban (chain gang?) myth. http://autobus.cyclingnews.com...
by thirdcrank
15 Jun 2019, 10:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclecraft
Replies: 48
Views: 1506

Re: Cyclecraft

When discussing Cyclecraft (or indeed the american equivalent, written by another JF, John Forester), it is important to remember that it was written by a vehicular cyclist about how to operate a bicycle as a vehicle on the public roads. I think that to a certain extent, selling vehicular cycling a...
by thirdcrank
15 Jun 2019, 9:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: End of Pensioner "Perks"
Replies: 329
Views: 7499

Re: End of Pensioner "Perks"

North Manchester General hospital was a huge workhouse. Much of the original building still stands and is in constant use to this day. That applies to almost all the "legacy" buildings owned by the NHS. The Thackray Medical Museum at Jimmy's in Leeds is housed in the former workhouse, whi...
by thirdcrank
15 Jun 2019, 9:10am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 152
Views: 8984

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

As it was during a training ride rather than a race, there's no footage of the crash, but one tv news programme - I can't remember which - had a vid of him "taken earlier" ie not the crash but the implications are there - of him riding no hands faffing with his jacket. I can well imagine t...
by thirdcrank
15 Jun 2019, 9:00am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Jokes about murder.
Replies: 28
Views: 621

Re: Jokes about murder.

... I'm no Brand fan but you'd need to have a fairly big axe to grind to think it was actually any sort of incitement. I suspect from the police pov it was all a storm in a tea cup, a complaint they had a duty to investigate (at least superficially) which was stirred up by media and the profile of ...
by thirdcrank
15 Jun 2019, 8:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 373
Views: 6950

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

In other news, the Daily Torygraph has this: Revealed: Secret Tory plan for members to crown Boris Johnson as new leader unopposed https://www.telegraph.co.uk/ So that's why he's had the sheepshearers to his mophead. I thought he was considering his image in a Churchillian bowler - note to POTUS, th...
by thirdcrank
15 Jun 2019, 6:40am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Jokes about murder.
Replies: 28
Views: 621

Re: Jokes about murder.

Jo Brand to face no action over acid joke, police say
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48640411

(I see the BBC has this in the entertainment/arts section of its website)
by thirdcrank
14 Jun 2019, 10:41pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmet discussions in York
Replies: 44
Views: 1598

Re: Helmet discussions in York

In the event of an accident and compensation could such details as on U tube be used in a court or compensation issue? If we are not applying the same rules for anyone else when it comes to being the victim of crime or victim of others negligence then not wearing an unproven garment should never ef...
by thirdcrank
14 Jun 2019, 10:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Presumptive liability
Replies: 19
Views: 675

Re: Presumptive liability

Nobody ever seems to be able to give much detail about how this works in practice elsewhere. eg France has been mentioned from time-to-time but I understand that in certain circumstances a hi-viz waistcoat - gilet jaune - is compulsory for cyclists (everywhere at night and all the time out in the st...