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by mjr
20 Oct 2018, 9:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7697
Views: 207587

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: 7
Views: 213

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: 14
Views: 375

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: 14
Views: 375

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: 24
Views: 689

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: 10
Views: 376

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: 48
Views: 1466

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: 7697
Views: 207587

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...
by mjr
19 Oct 2018, 5:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road Bike and Cycle Tracks
Replies: 30
Views: 827

Re: Road Bike and Cycle Tracks

So, if you want a separate cycling infrastructure, you do so because you can't imagine or believe in a road network made safe from the dangers of motorised traffic. When you start telling other people that they do things for reasons they've already said they don't agree with, that's very silly and ...
by mjr
19 Oct 2018, 3:51pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What chance of law on the roads when TV is pleading for motorists?
Replies: 10
Views: 376

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

ITV last night broadcast a supposed news show called "Tonight: Driving - The True Cost?" which, rather than considering the economic harm done by the death, destruction and disease caused by motoring, was more like a half-hour partly-political broadcast on behalf of the motoring lobby, inc...
by mjr
19 Oct 2018, 3:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7697
Views: 207587

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

So I would say Farage is talking uninformed tosh. Plus ça change. Talking of uninformed tosh, when Michel Barnier said today: There is no added value in Brexit. It is a negative negotiation. No-one has been able to show me any added value in Brexit, not even Mr Farage, when I met him in my office a...
by mjr
19 Oct 2018, 1:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bike crash: The first things to do in the aftermath
Replies: 32
Views: 892

Re: Bike crash: The first things to do in the aftermath

Motons are unpredictable, the majority disobey the law but one never knows, a few obey the law NEVER trust a moton! "Motons" are people, and I'm happy to assume that those of them that are trying to be courteous aren't doing it in order to entrap me. I'd be sad to adopt a more paranoid wo...
by mjr
19 Oct 2018, 11:42am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: HC update - opening motor vehicle doors ...
Replies: 14
Views: 573

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

Oh no not the Dutch Reach again. Please will anyone who is still perpetuating this nonsense get into a car, try it and see for yourself that IT DOESN'T WORK. [...] Just tried and it does work. You must have exceptionally short arms if your face is pressed up against the window. Car designs and peop...
by mjr
19 Oct 2018, 11:25am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Belgium: possible new peak-time train bike ban from Feb 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: Belgium: possible new peak-time train bike ban from Feb 2019

Belgium has been the greatest country for producing cycle sport heroes, but is it not so good for ordinary cyclists? It's not the Netherlands but it's still very good for ordinary cycling. As you can see from the political responses to this stupid proposal by the railways, cycling has many more sup...
by mjr
19 Oct 2018, 10:51am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Stay indoors?
Replies: 48
Views: 1466

Re: Stay indoors?

That's my favourite cycling weather! On a bike you generate your own breeze so the best way of getting around when it's hot :D This...unless it's about 28/30 degrees then it's just too hot.One of the benefits of Lycra,cooler even on hot days and dries really quickly when you're sat having a cuppa/p...