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by mjr
20 Jun 2018, 1:49pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Slater and Gordon on contributory negligence
Replies: 12
Views: 171

Re: Slater and Gordon on contributory negligence

Tangled Metal wrote:Ignoring courts reducing payouts for missing helmets is ignoring what is probably happening.

Go on, cite the cases which make that a general precedent rather than a few very specific unusual cases.
by mjr
20 Jun 2018, 1:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Slater and Gordon on contributory negligence
Replies: 12
Views: 171

Re: Slater and Gordon on contributory negligence

Or they're just stating what would be the decision of the courts. I read that as solicitors stating what is the current thinking of the court system with contributions towards negligence. They see not wearing a helmet as contributory not the solicitors. It would probably be misrepresenting the situ...
by mjr
20 Jun 2018, 12:58pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Police Scotland victim blaming Campaign
Replies: 24
Views: 466

Re: Police Scotland victim blaming Campaign

Bryn was saying that the police should not be educating, and I disagree with that. I see great value in youngsters being shown the grim reality of fun in cars gone wrong. The funerals, the grieving families who will never see their loved ones again. Hard hitting stuff. Why do the police have to sho...
by mjr
20 Jun 2018, 12:54pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Statins - side effects
Replies: 456
Views: 29496

Re: Statins - side effects

I'm not sure about them. They are different to the statins side-effects, but seem to remind me of them. Maybe I'm being paranoid? It's not paranoia when they're out to get you ;) Given that Repatha lasts a lot longer in the body than statins and it's taken us years to get statin side-effects taken ...
by mjr
20 Jun 2018, 12:51pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Slater and Gordon on contributory negligence
Replies: 12
Views: 171

Re: Slater and Gordon on contributory negligence

I'm not on facebook so that passes me by. The posted message says "The first thing we have to prove is primary liability and then the defendant will have to assess contributory negligence, which would be if the cyclist was cycling in an unsafe manner or not wearing a helmet, explains our Steve...
by mjr
20 Jun 2018, 12:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Drink up, no more CO2
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Drink up, no more CO2

I was under the illusion that when you made beer it produced its own gas. so it seems clearly I was mistaken, it has to be added. it is just another fizzy drink? I suspect there's a difference between the beer poured from the casks on the bar (on the wall behind the counter - that's the real bar, n...
by mjr
20 Jun 2018, 12:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Police Scotland victim blaming Campaign
Replies: 24
Views: 466

Re: Police Scotland victim blaming Campaign

So people going into schools and telling young people about the misery that irresponsible driving causes is a waste of time? You are wrong on that one. But they don't do that much, do they? They more often go in and scare children away from playing in the streets or crossing roads and tell them to ...
by mjr
20 Jun 2018, 12:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Customs madness and 'dangerous objects'
Replies: 31
Views: 901

Re: Customs madness and 'dangerous objects'

crazydave789 wrote:I can break up any mobile phone and make at least 3 weapons out of it. not to mention stuff around your seat.

You are Jason Bourne and had better go hide again now.
by mjr
20 Jun 2018, 8:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedros Tulio: Pointless gadget or useful tool?
Replies: 17
Views: 385

Re: Pedros Tulio: Pointless gadget or useful tool?

Hi, I am wondering how I get my tool kit down from 850 grams. My usual is under 500, I think, including adjustable spanner and big socket to tighten cranks. Key step IMO is replacing a heavy flick knife multitool with a very light one (maybe - they have drawbacks) or something like a Topeak Super T...
by mjr
20 Jun 2018, 8:24am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How to improve safety at a junction
Replies: 16
Views: 409

Re: How to improve safety at a junction

Burn off the cycle lane and use the remainder of the cash to implement a 20mph across the whole of Ely. As usual, I agree with Mr Owens about narrow junction-only cycle lanes. They are usually deployed as part of a scheme to slow traffic over an area rather than at a single junction. Not been to Ca...
by mjr
19 Jun 2018, 11:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does anyone know the best way to cross the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR)
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: Does anyone know the best way to cross the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR)

Brucey wrote:suggestion; a recce via google streetview might save on a bit of legwork?

It at least might show where there are bridges or not?

I guess the NDR is too new. OpenStreetMap probably shows where there are bridges but not how good they are.
by mjr
19 Jun 2018, 11:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Track pump under £25
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: Best Track pump under £25

Sweep wrote:Can I ask what happened to your first one/why you no longer use it?

It wasn't mine and its owner took it back! So no idea on maintenance, sorry.
by mjr
19 Jun 2018, 9:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does anyone know the best way to cross the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR)
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: Does anyone know the best way to cross the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR)

For therapy, please visit www.writeToThem.com, select your county councillor and explain what you'd prefer them to do. The more different names they hear from, the better!
by mjr
19 Jun 2018, 9:31am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Statins - side effects
Replies: 456
Views: 29496

Re: Statins - side effects

Makes mental note to read the thread as I've been on them for 6 months or so Do bear in mind that the this thread will disproportionately represent people who have suffered such side effects. I've been taking statins for 12 years, and have never had any adverse effects at all. That you've noticed. ...
by mjr
18 Jun 2018, 9:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Track pump under £25
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: Best Track pump under £25

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/airworx-100 ... 66702.html and a previous version is one of the best I've used.

I've currently got a Beto which is OK but I'm slowly replacing its parts with SKS ones as they wear out!