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by mjr
14 Dec 2019, 11:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Whats wrong with Pacer trains?
Replies: 40
Views: 1170

Re: Whats wrong with Pacer trains?

I rode on one of the new Northern rail trains a week after it was introduced. Manchester to Liv6rpool. One week in service and the clock was wrong, the supposedly excellent wifi wasn't switched on and the toilets were out of order. That's not teething troubles; that's CBA. Sooner Northern have thei...
by mjr
14 Dec 2019, 11:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New front lights
Replies: 33
Views: 1269

Re: New front lights

I've no idea what the beam is like but they are BS/Svtzo approved AFAIK Brochure (p4) shows it does not have DE-FR approvals (I take that to be Germany-France). Even so the beam shape in your linked review looks useful. But presumably it has NL approval? Can't tell from that brochure but it would s...
by mjr
14 Dec 2019, 11:32pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Cycling Time Trials - Red Lights are now compulsory
Replies: 13
Views: 322

Re: Cycling Time Trials - Red Lights are now compulsory

Are scrutineers allowed to toughen the rules as they wish then? The fact that maybe a third of cyclists use dazzling lights now (and maybe a third are unlit) doesn't stop an old torpedo with a modern bulb (even halogen) being visible enough.
by mjr
14 Dec 2019, 11:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is anyone moving?
Replies: 48
Views: 1097

Re: Is anyone moving?

I personally believe it would be difficult for an independent Scotland to gain entry to the EU. All members states need to approve a country’s application and I can’t see Spain agreeing lest it sends, for them, the wrong message to the Catalonians. Not that old cow pizza again! Spain would not veto...
by mjr
14 Dec 2019, 10:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Whats wrong with Pacer trains?
Replies: 40
Views: 1170

Re: Whats wrong with Pacer trains?

Morning all, Sadly the Pacers are proving more reliable than the new CAF rolling stock! The rolling stock situation is a joke in this country, but we ain't laughing :oops: . Bring back the Black 5's. IGICB MM All rolling stock has introduction problems. As well as the never-cured noisy rail-grindin...
by mjr
14 Dec 2019, 10:48am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Cycling Time Trials - Red Lights are now compulsory
Replies: 13
Views: 322

Re: Cycling Time Trials - Red Lights are now compulsory

My experience of TT competitors having "accidents" have all been from the side or front and not the rear. Perhaps a front light light would be more appropriate. ? Most TT frontal accidents I've known have been the triallist riding into a stationary vehicle. Short of banning some riding po...
by mjr
14 Dec 2019, 10:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1327
Views: 25789

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Secondly, Brexit will now progress to the next stage and we get to find out what Boris really wants it to look like. I'm not sure his personal inclinations are for as "hard" a Brexit as some of his colleagues would like. He may choose a higher degree of alignment with the EU than some mig...
by mjr
13 Dec 2019, 10:12pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Cycling Time Trials - Red Lights are now compulsory
Replies: 13
Views: 322

Re: Cycling Time Trials - Red Lights are now compulsory

sizbut wrote:They could easily turn you away. The wording is "clearly visible", something that is down to the opinion of the person enforcing the rule. They are the word and the spirit.

How? A torpedo light is clearly visible. It ain't invisible!
by mjr
13 Dec 2019, 10:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1327
Views: 25789

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

I do have a question though. The polling cards are known to the staff in the polling centre. You are given a number which is recorded. Therefore, the polling card you put in the ballot box can be traced back to you. You should take your polling card home to shred. You should put your completed ball...
by mjr
13 Dec 2019, 10:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1327
Views: 25789

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

The return to vitriol has escalated already. We know Katie Hopkins is a foul person but these are emboldened people now Boris is firmly in No10. This is how they think. F8608D97-3478-4AEC-B600-2A68AC3DEA36.jpeg Remember what Boris thinks of blue collar men: "the modern British male is useless....
by mjr
13 Dec 2019, 9:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Labour's plan for cycling
Replies: 42
Views: 1899

Re: Labour's plan for cycling

What Conservative-led city besides London has spent much on cycling lately? Boris was London mayor when the cycling infrastructure was made in spite of fierce opposition. He also cycled in Central London. Sadiq Khan doesn't and apparently won't or wouldn't let his daughters cycle. What's he done ap...
by mjr
13 Dec 2019, 4:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21351
Views: 522975

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

It seems that the predominant view of the BBC on here is that is has been heavily biased towards Brexit. I happened to have Radio 4 on in the car briefly this morning a little before 9 & was surprised, as well as slightly shocked, by a Conservative (Lord I think. I'll have to see if I can find ...
by mjr
13 Dec 2019, 4:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Labour's plan for cycling
Replies: 42
Views: 1899

Re: Labour's plan for cycling

So what about Labour run areas, don't they have control of their own highways budgets, what's stopping them from investing in active travel? Not complete control - a lot of it is funded by bidding for various funds distributed by national government (including basic maintenance like the famous poth...
by mjr
13 Dec 2019, 3:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Two out of three?
Replies: 25
Views: 854

Re: Two out of three?

Evidently the oncoming traffic is a good distance away, so not an immediate threat, but it looks to me as if that could easily change in a very short time frame, i.e. the stationary vehicles start to move before you can get back to the inside, and you are then stuck in a very exposed and dangerous ...
by mjr
13 Dec 2019, 2:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21351
Views: 522975

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

So the effect of this election being lost 48-52 by Leave parties is a landslide for five years of getting Brexit dung because of how the UK system punishes divisions and rewards alliances. No longer can Leavers claim any credible democratic justification. They just kept repeating the vote until it g...