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by mjr
15 Jun 2019, 8:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclecraft
Replies: 48
Views: 1511

Re: Cyclecraft

Indeed, that's junk. Whereas some would object to the likes of Two Plank Lane (if I've remembered the name correctly), although I wish the councils would cut the veg and fill the holes more!
by mjr
15 Jun 2019, 8:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Father calls for cycle ban(after son's death)
Replies: 9
Views: 369

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

mattsccm wrote:No. The idea is silly.Not discussing his emotions.

Indeed. Sorry for him but he still doesn't get the right to spout harmful nonsense unchallenged.
by mjr
15 Jun 2019, 7:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclecraft
Replies: 48
Views: 1511

Re: Cyclecraft

I now think one probably should distinguish between "vehicular cyclists" (fine, just a way of getting around) and "vehicularist cyclists" (bad, the sort of people who oppose all cycling-specific lanes and roads as a matter of principle). When I read Cyclecraft I was surprised to...
by mjr
15 Jun 2019, 6:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclecraft
Replies: 48
Views: 1511

Re: Cyclecraft

I now think one probably should distinguish between "vehicular cyclists" (fine, just a way of getting around) and "vehicularist cyclists" (bad, the sort of people who oppose all cycling-specific lanes and roads as a matter of principle).
by mjr
15 Jun 2019, 8:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400695

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

To continue on the bike analogy, in my opinion the EU is a poor quality bike that has never fitted us and is long overdue for the scrap heap. And to fix it we've decided to replace it one with no wheels. But we will develop alternative technological measures that will replace wheels and we're reall...
by mjr
15 Jun 2019, 8:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400695

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

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:No one will disagree with your post for sure.

Why post that after several have already disagreed with it?
by mjr
14 Jun 2019, 7:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclecraft
Replies: 48
Views: 1511

Re: Cyclecraft

I don't think you're wrong to suggest that's what it should be, but I think you're being quite naive if you think it's something you're genuinely likely to find. Marketing relies on pushing the boundaries what can be said to their limits. Or do you think that, for example, if you wear a Goretex coa...
by mjr
14 Jun 2019, 5:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nexus hub gear slipping
Replies: 30
Views: 12715

Re: Nexus hub gear slipping

Bicycle Ambulance in Cambridge used to service Nexus hubs. Might be worth a go?
by mjr
14 Jun 2019, 4:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400695

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

Of all the things wrong with the EU, this seems like small fry. Closer to home, we are about to get as PM a person paid £5000 a week to cobble together a few lies for the Daily Telegraph, and who gets hundreds of thousands a year for standing on a stage telling lies, all the while 'earning' an MP's...
by mjr
14 Jun 2019, 4:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400695

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

Imagine if he became PM and then lost his seat. His majority in Uxbridge is about 5000. I would have thought that would make him vulnerable to tactical voting, especially as he has peed off a lot of Asians in the past couple of years. Technically, he could continue as PM even then although you woul...
by mjr
14 Jun 2019, 1:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Online newspapers are increasingly centred around opinion pieces, discuss.
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Online newspapers are increasingly centred around opinion pieces, discuss.

[...] but what affect is opinion articles having? Spelling and grammar is getting worse ;) Anyway, this is my bored Friday musings when all I want to do is leave work for the weekend. Please ignore or reply as you seem fit. It's just your opinion. I've got some more servers to upgrade if you've fin...
by mjr
14 Jun 2019, 1:39pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2011 Vuelta result revision
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: 2011 Vuelta result revision

rjb wrote:So Froomdog gets the 2011 Vuelta win then has to hand back his 2017 win for a similar issue with excess Salbutamol use. Where will it all end. :shock:

I've not heard about the 2017 situation changing. Where's that reported, please? It's not on http://www.cyclingnews.com/riders/christopher-froome/
by mjr
14 Jun 2019, 1:37pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2011 Vuelta result revision
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: 2011 Vuelta result revision

How long did Armstrong's titles last until he was stripped of them? It was similar, wasn't it? His results from 1998 were invalidated in 2012, so 14 years, so 6 years longer than this one. In that case, the races were declared to have no winner, as you suggest. As I understand it, that was mainly b...
by mjr
14 Jun 2019, 1:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclecraft
Replies: 48
Views: 1511

Re: Cyclecraft

That said, I don't think that we should throw the proverbial baby out with the bath water. Cyclecraft is good resource, and I think that it is important to make cyclist aware of the many hazards designed into most shared use facilities in the UK, and the advantages of using the road, for cyclists w...
by mjr
14 Jun 2019, 10:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400695

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

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Maybe a mass protest will hold powers that be to book for half those who could be bothered to put their cross?

Maybe, but which half and why would this protest work when the previous ones haven't?