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by mjr
23 Jan 2019, 6:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I set off.....
Replies: 17
Views: 565

Re: I set off.....

work, medicine, cinema I can't imagine ever riding to go to one of those whatever the weather, I do have a car. :? Not sure where you live, but even in my semirural area, driving to those means a fairly high probability of getting stuck in traffic, paying for parking further away from your destinat...
by mjr
23 Jan 2019, 6:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 11044
Views: 271799

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

Your attribution is just whats wrong with the oneside backstop some thing that broke their own rules about keeping exit and trade talks separate It's a two-way backstop which only comes into play if trade talks fail. Not sure how you can regard it as one-sided or a trade talk without some serious m...
by mjr
23 Jan 2019, 5:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Government will miss its cycling target by a mile
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Government will miss its cycling target by a mile

I've shared it to a couple of places, but does anyone have the source for the 800m target? It's not in the link that het Graun has used, as far as I can see, which is November's safety report.
by mjr
23 Jan 2019, 4:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I set off.....
Replies: 17
Views: 565

Re: I set off.....

For winter riding I watch the weather forecast and if it is going to be raining, I stay in, if it's going to be below 40 F, I stay in, if the wind is going to be more than 15 MPH, I stay in. No problem with going out and having to turn back in those cases. Blimey. Anyone who you're meeting for anyt...
by mjr
23 Jan 2019, 4:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: black ice
Replies: 31
Views: 1039

Re: black ice

In answer to the OP – No. And it is not the temperature at your departure time that is the criteria. The best guide still remains the application of your own ‘common sense’ based on knowledge of your own cycling manor, habits and routes (gritted, hills and dips, water run-off, tree overhangs, urban...
by mjr
23 Jan 2019, 4:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?
Replies: 23
Views: 487

Re: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?

... still has dynamo-friendly tyres available, ... and no drag in daytime outweighs the higher dynamo drag. It depends on what tyres you put on the dynohub wheel, but it's not unlikely that the extra drag of a tyre that's got a dynamo track will substantially outweigh the drag of a lights-off dynoh...
by mjr
23 Jan 2019, 12:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trains...why?
Replies: 197
Views: 4836

Re: Griddle car menus updated

.......... - they don't report on regional or local networks. But most of us don't use long distance trains every day, reports on the local networks might be more illuminating. I wish they would,especially in North West England where it' particularly bad,I can't say for the rest of UK's local train...
by mjr
23 Jan 2019, 12:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pros and Cons of Davos?
Replies: 13
Views: 190

Re: Pros and Cons of Davos?

Imagine the chaos if when tomorrow morning you fired up your laptop /mobile and no Google - no mapping, no ability to search, find news, no YouTube, no WhatsApp ect ect. No chaos for me: OpenStreetMap, DuckDuckGo search (or others like Searx), plenty of other news services (even searches like newsn...
by mjr
23 Jan 2019, 11:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?
Replies: 23
Views: 487

Re: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?

Although, I accept/presume that hub dynamos are much better than bottles are they worth 10 times the difference. Also, what is your experience with drag and weight with both these options? Maybe not 10 times, but definitely worth the 3 times that they've fallen to lately. The main reason to use a b...
by mjr
23 Jan 2019, 11:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pros and Cons of Davos?
Replies: 13
Views: 190

Re: Pros and Cons of Davis?

I was watching the news following the WEF at Davis last night. It got me thinking about who goes there and what it is about. Does anyone know it's purpose and the pros / cons for it? I've no time for conspiracy theories so hopefully this thread will avoid them. We all seem sensible and balanced ind...
by mjr
23 Jan 2019, 11:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: It's March 29th, 23h00: What happens next?
Replies: 350
Views: 6933

Re: It's March 29th, 23h00: What happens next?

softlips wrote:If we do remain the NHS will have to open it’s doors to competition from EU companies to deliver healthcare. I attended a meeting in Brussels about this the week of the referendum.

Can you share any details of that meeting, please? Like, what's the legal basis?
by mjr
23 Jan 2019, 9:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: It's March 29th, 23h00: What happens next?
Replies: 350
Views: 6933

Re: It's March 29th, 23h00: What happens next?

brynpoeth wrote:Lichtenstein is not a member of the EU, it is very prosperous*

Maybe a Lichtenstein model could be tried for the UK

Same national anthem tune.

Isn't Lichtenstein in a customs union, though? So May's mad red line prevents it.
by mjr
22 Jan 2019, 6:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 11044
Views: 271799

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

Leaver seeks help to block democratic attempts at a UK negotiations extension - by asking the Polish government! :roll: https://mobile.twitter.com/DKShrewsbury ... 1095699456
by mjr
22 Jan 2019, 6:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 11044
Views: 271799

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

I just hope that the EU butts out of this matter and leave it to the UK and Irish to sort out? The GFA was NEVER anything to do with the EU and should NEVER have been part of any exit agreement, since it undermines the separation of exit and trade negotiations that the EU seems so keen to keep sepa...
by mjr
22 Jan 2019, 6:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 11044
Views: 271799

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

In case you were wondering what EU-inspired laws the Leavers may be unhappy with, someone found all 72 that the UK government voted against but ultimately agreed to at
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1087 ... 80736.html