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by mjr
21 Oct 2018, 9:50pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Are you listening to LA's podcasts ?
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Are you listening to LA's podcasts ?

TheCyclingPodcast.com actually has editors and mostly keeps it tight... Not always but mostly.
by mjr
21 Oct 2018, 9:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7742
Views: 208492

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

The majority voted in tbe referendum for the UK to make its own laws, control its own borders and fisheries and to be able to trade on terms that we negotiate with whomsoever we want. Leaving aside that that wasn't on the voting paper (HT Psamathe), anyone claiming that we will make all our laws is...
by mjr
21 Oct 2018, 9:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How far?
Replies: 22
Views: 695

Re: How far?

Mick F wrote:Yes, hills make the ride for me.
Flat is boring perhaps?

Nah, flat's fascinating. You get to see so much more than just the next hilltops. ;)
by mjr
21 Oct 2018, 6:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7742
Views: 208492

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

reohn2 wrote:
Mick F wrote:Does it actually matter?

It does to the many people who'll suffer as a result,it doesn't matter to you because you won't.

He will, but I feel it's quite likely he'll never blame Brexit for it.
by mjr
21 Oct 2018, 10:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7742
Views: 208492

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

Forgive me for not reading the 500+ pages above. :shock: This might have been covered before. Does anyone else have the suspicion that somewhere around the levers-of-power the gameplan was to manoeuvre the political situation into such a god-awful, terrifying mess that the referendum would eventual...
by mjr
21 Oct 2018, 10:47am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: HC update - opening motor vehicle doors ...
Replies: 25
Views: 857

Re: HC update - opening motor vehicle doors ...

I'm sure we've had this discussion before, but I can't find it quickly. I believe it's always possible to ride wide of parked cars, but sometimes people choose to play car door roulette in order to make faster progress - it's a choice. Sorry, but I take exception to that choice of words. I do not, ...
by mjr
21 Oct 2018, 10:38am
Forum: On the road
Topic: City centre cycling ban
Replies: 14
Views: 667

Re: City centre cycling ban

I wouldn't expect to ride at much more than walking pace through such places. There are no real traffic rules in place and pedestrians assume they are at no risk of a vehicular collision. Allowing cyclists to speed through - and I've seen idiots out of the saddle sprinting through such an area weav...
by mjr
20 Oct 2018, 9:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7742
Views: 208492

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

If the Gov. really doesn't listen, the big fear is rioting in the streets - or even civil war... Clearly illustrating that many dont understand what democracy means. Basically the Remainers world is just like the EU, undemocratic. The EU is democratic. Ignoring 48% of voters is divisive and undemoc...
by mjr
20 Oct 2018, 8:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How far?
Replies: 22
Views: 695

Re: How far?

It depends how far away the thing I want to go to is!

10 miles is a typical utility ride. 40 is a good distance for touring or a day trip. Today was 75 because the arboretum is 33 miles away and add ten to meet friends to ride with and detour to shops on the way home.
by mjr
20 Oct 2018, 7:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Moving Up The Left On The Inside
Replies: 18
Views: 656

Re: Moving Up The Left On The Inside

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Yep that's it, no mention of cycle lane in article so assume that there was none?

It says Clapham Common South Side which is a bit of CS7 that has those horrible first-generation blue gutter lanes. It's not even bus lanes. TfL should be on trial.
by mjr
20 Oct 2018, 7:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Moving Up The Left On The Inside
Replies: 18
Views: 656

Re: Moving Up The Left On The Inside

If there was no cycle lane she shouldn't have gone down the inside. I never do it, simply to avoid that sort of situation. If there was a cycle lane the discussion is a different one. So how do you get to advance start boxes, then? Overtake normally on the right. The few local ones we have don't ha...
by mjr
20 Oct 2018, 6:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of clothing?
Replies: 27
Views: 860

Re: Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of clothing?

I hope your helmet is designed to have your cap worn under it. Many helmet manuals warn against such acts.
by mjr
19 Oct 2018, 5:42pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What chance of law on the roads when TV is pleading for motorists?
Replies: 12
Views: 524

Re: What chance of law on the roads when TV is pleading for motorists?

I would say on the subject of councils tricking drivers - words attributed to King Edmund formerly of CAR - I'd have to say we get plenty on here about poor signs in connection with cycling farcilities so it should surprise nobody that the same incompetence applies to quite a lot of signs. But wher...
by mjr
19 Oct 2018, 5:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Stay indoors?
Replies: 49
Views: 1663

Re: Stay indoors?

The M&S cycling chinos that were available a while back are (were) 98% cotton but 2%, you've guessed it, lycra to give a little stretch to the fabric. I'd challenge anyone to be able to tell the difference in feel to 100% cotton. I have a pair, complete with the orange gripper inside the waistb...
by mjr
19 Oct 2018, 5:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7742
Views: 208492

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

So what - Eastern block countries are in Europe. They are people the same as us - though I guess some who describe countries as Eastern block regard their inhabitants as somewhat inferior to westerners. I know quite a few people from so called Eastern block countries living in the UK. It will doubt...