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by mjr
23 Jan 2018, 1:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: AA Survey - Low level of enforcement
Replies: 33
Views: 471

Re: AA Survey - Low level of enforcement

Not investing in more police is financially ludicrous, the cost of not policing is far more costly than the damage done. Ah, but who pays those costs? Not the police and too many people don't seem to connect their stagnant police tax bills with the ever-increasing insurance prices, or the hidden co...
by mjr
23 Jan 2018, 12:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: AA Survey - Low level of enforcement
Replies: 33
Views: 471

Re: AA Survey - Low level of enforcement

Finally, the AA, or the bit of it that does this sort of research is a pro-motoring organisation, yet it seems to be increasingly supporting more enforcement as more drivers come to appreciate the problems caused to all, by the antics of some. Also, far more motorists are injured on the roads than ...
by mjr
23 Jan 2018, 10:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you like / love driving a motor vehicle?
Replies: 59
Views: 1096

Re: Do you like / love driving a motor vehicle?

Fact is, if you have a partner and you both have places of work to get to, and those places of work change from time to time, you can no longer conveniently choose to live close to your work or even on a bus route that gets you to work easily. Cars are part of that way of living. :( So can we chang...
by mjr
23 Jan 2018, 10:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Nice route around London
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Nice route around London

"without traffic lights" is the bit that stumps me, especially combined with "above all with as many landmarks" as otherwise you could use laps of Richmond Park. Could you wait until July for the Freecycle? It's usually an 8 mile loop around many central London landmarks and you'...
by mjr
23 Jan 2018, 10:39am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: AA Survey - Low level of enforcement
Replies: 33
Views: 471

Re: AA Survey - Low level of enforcement

That implies to me that the deterrent effect of traffic policing has collapsed. Yep. It's been WEEKS since I've seen a police car, let alone a policeman. A marked police motorbike had a Transit-type commercial van pulled over last night about a quarter-mile away and was clearly writing him up. Driv...
by mjr
23 Jan 2018, 10:31am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Did I do something wrong?
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: Did I do something wrong?

Thanks for the responses all. I feel reassured I was doing the right thing but wanted to hear from more experienced riders - to my mind, it was a potentially dangerous situation, more so for having a couple of speedy cyclists right behind me, so I wanted to make myself as visible as possible. Yep, ...
by mjr
23 Jan 2018, 10:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Night time fake puncture fairy
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Night time fake puncture fairy

I've had this happen - a tiny piece of wire stuck in the inner tube. It was almost self sealing, but not quite. If you have something like this stuck in the tyre it could be a cause of the problem.IMGP5294.JPG I've had a bit of wire like that get between the internal puncture strip and external rub...
by mjr
23 Jan 2018, 8:38am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Seven ways to lower your heart age
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: Seven ways to lower your heart age

I wonder if some editor changed cholesterol-lowering diet to low-cholesterol diet there. Dietary chol doesn't make much difference to most people because the body normally adjusts its production to compensate for it. Yet again Parkrun gets mentioned when no cycling equivalent like Let's Ride does. W...
by mjr
23 Jan 2018, 8:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Welcome to Paris!
Replies: 8
Views: 118

Re: Welcome to Paris!

That's bad but rats are also a common hazard on riverside cycle routes in this country.
by mjr
22 Jan 2018, 1:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repairing tires with small cuts etc..
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Repairing tires with small cuts etc..

I never bother filling in cuts. I flick out the small stone or piece of glass, but the breaker strip seems to stop most things from getting through to the tube. Would shoe goo be any better for cuts? Agree with TrevA, if the cuts aren't affecting the carcass remove debris. If affects the carcass to...
by mjr
22 Jan 2018, 12:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting to the Vennbahn
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: Getting to the Vennbahn

I've booked Rail & Sail London Liverpool St to Hook of Holland - then it will be the replacement bus to Schiedam and train to Maastricht - all part of the ticket. Then cycle to Aachen. Next day Vennbahn. Would you be willing to share the schedule for that, please? I think we looked at that and ...
by mjr
22 Jan 2018, 12:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting to the Vennbahn
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: Getting to the Vennbahn

Having a bit of trouble with hostels around there being booked so a long day followed by a very short two days. Yes, that seems to be a general problem with Whitsun and so we're looking at going earlier - but here's a silver lining for you: Whitsun was even more booked up last year because of Ascen...
by mjr
22 Jan 2018, 12:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repairing tires with small cuts etc..
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Repairing tires with small cuts etc..

-1 on most superglues. If you get any in the cut, you may create a lovely hard cast of whatever caused the cut, ready-aimed at your inner tube.

Use stormsure or similar, which sets rubbery not hard.
by mjr
20 Jan 2018, 6:32pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: How good is cycling?
Replies: 31
Views: 2103

Re: How good is cycling?

Vorpal wrote:
NUKe wrote:I had not realised it was a such an old thread, why did someone resurrect it.

Because this is an internet forum. :lol:

Recycling is almost as good as cycling!
by mjr
20 Jan 2018, 12:34am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Tour Down Under
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: Tour Down Under

The men's part is on the Freesports channel on Freeview HD and Freesat so I've been following it more this year than some. If only they'd do the same for the women and put some highlights on early evening, it'd be pretty good!