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by mjr
20 Feb 2018, 9:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 5314
Views: 146903

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

the reason why Germany should be held up as an "example" is that the country is so well off with budget surpluses yet if you read the article I mentioned dont seem to have the forces to be able to fulfill their responsibilities? And since you didn't take the hint, what is this to do with ...
by mjr
20 Feb 2018, 9:13pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmets with built in lights
Replies: 30
Views: 868

Re: Helmets with built in lights

Another instance of the selfishness...
by mjr
20 Feb 2018, 8:30pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmets with built in lights
Replies: 30
Views: 868

Re: Helmets with built in lights

As a motorist, I don't want my attention grabbed unless you're an emergency vehicle, you selfish fool. As a cyclist once hospitalised after being t- boned by a smidsy I'd respectfully disagree with you. This isn't the first time you mentioned that, but I didn't find anything to suggest it was becau...
by mjr
20 Feb 2018, 8:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brompton touring in Belgium
Replies: 7
Views: 566

Re: Brompton touring in Belgium

Bromptons folded go free on Belgian trains. You may like wideish tyres to cope with the cobbles, concrete panels and small pavers that they like to use on cycleways, although they are rapidly upgrading to tarmac almost as much as their Dutch neighbours. Gent is arguably Belgian bike capital, home to...
by mjr
20 Feb 2018, 8:15pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmets with built in lights
Replies: 30
Views: 868

Re: Helmets with built in lights

As a motorist, I have to say I find helmet mounted lights do grab the attention. As a cyclist I like the ability to direct light at the motorist you want to see you, e.g. at traffic waiting to enter a roundabout. To these ends I use one of these, which are excellent; I don't like the idea of helmet...
by mjr
20 Feb 2018, 3:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pain in Foot
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Pain in Foot

Try your old shoe to rule out the new shoes?

If that's OK, try the old cleats?
by mjr
20 Feb 2018, 3:23pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmets with built in lights
Replies: 30
Views: 868

Re: Helmets with built in lights

I don't give a monkeys' about drivers respecting me - I care about maximising the chances of them seeing me and not hitting me. Then help CUK campaign for road justice. The catalogue of hi viz emergency vehicles with blue lights on getting crashed into suggests this isn't a winning tactic. The main...
by mjr
20 Feb 2018, 11:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 5314
Views: 146903

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

Netherlands starts recruiting 700-1000 more customs officers, preparing for the worst, as well as another 400+ passport-checkers. Has the UK started recruiting as presumably we're going to need thousands more if there's no deal? http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2018/02/at-least-750-extra-custom...
by mjr
20 Feb 2018, 10:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring New Zealand
Replies: 41
Views: 2175

Re: Touring New Zealand

Still no sign of dawn from NZ except increasing darkness - it's still cyclists' faults for getting themselves crashed into! :roll:

https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national ... g-at-night
by mjr
20 Feb 2018, 1:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Surrey Ride London and Classic
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Re: Surrey Ride London and Classic

IMO the best way to counter this would be positive comments about the event as a great day out, cash spent in local pubs and shops, subsequent return visits to the area, boost to tourism, brings money into the local economy, etc. It would. I wish I had some but so far I've remained in London becaus...
by mjr
20 Feb 2018, 1:12am
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's with cycling on the RIGHT of a path?
Replies: 93
Views: 1887

Re: What's with cycling on the RIGHT of a path?

A situation I have seen on a number of occasions is where a pedestrian was walking towards me on my left. I could see another cyclist coming up behind the pedestrian, so stayed to my left. As the other cyclist is about to pass the pedestrian, the pedestrian decides to get out of my way by walking i...
by mjr
19 Feb 2018, 9:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Paddington to Euston.
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Paddington to Euston.

Wigmore St is pretty busy in the week and may soon get Oxford Street's buses.
by mjr
19 Feb 2018, 6:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's with cycling on the RIGHT of a path?
Replies: 93
Views: 1887

Re: What's with cycling on the RIGHT of a path?

To be honest if the gist of your argument is that it is impossible for a cyclist to ease up to walking pace without being dangerously unstable I am perfectly happy to back real world experience against tendentious reasoning. I'm not saying dangerously unstable. I'm just not accepting the falsehood ...
by mjr
19 Feb 2018, 4:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's with cycling on the RIGHT of a path?
Replies: 93
Views: 1887

Re: What's with cycling on the RIGHT of a path?

All I am saying is that it is much easier to follow behind a walker than to have to negotiate them head on. It's not. Most wobble at low speed, which is recognised in design manuals as requiring more width... and if any route is that busy, it needs enough width, until at least two cyclists can pass...
by mjr
19 Feb 2018, 11:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Paddington to Euston.
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Paddington to Euston.

Going in that direction, I ride the direct way, up Praed St then Marylebone Rd. The Marylebone Road might look alarming on paper, being a dual carriageway trunk road, but there is a bus/cycle/taxi lane almost all the way along it, and the traffic is often moving pretty well at cycling pace anyway. ...