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by mjr
22 Feb 2018, 10:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Billy Graham in heaven?
Replies: 35
Views: 429

Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

reohn2 wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:.......Those referencing his support of communist genocide, do you have a reference/references?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Graham

I suspect that page may have been changing furiously recently!
by mjr
22 Feb 2018, 10:27am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling
Replies: 907
Views: 55253

Re: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling

I wasn't simply thinking of blind people walking along the length of the pavement. In fact I was thinking more of those crossing the road and mounting the pavement between two cars. Two cars that could be sharing a charging post with two outlets. Cables draped from that post would be a trip hazard ...
by mjr
22 Feb 2018, 9:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Billy Graham in heaven?
Replies: 35
Views: 429

Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

Those referencing his support of communist genocide, do you have a reference/references? "Bomber" Graham is a fairly oft made allegation during my lifetime. At the very least, Graham reportedly supported every USA war since Korea, including Nixon and Vietnam. Example reference including t...
by mjr
22 Feb 2018, 8:47am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling
Replies: 907
Views: 55253

Re: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling

Will it, though? Don't other people do what I do and park in the car park on the edge of the city centre nearest their entry point and walk from there? The shops, restaurants and so on are usually scattered over the centre so I'd have to walk similar distance wherever I parked the car. There's a sli...
by mjr
21 Feb 2018, 9:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 581
Views: 29936

Re: TV licensing...

A referendum on licence fees will be held in Switzerland soon Many people wanted to vote for abolition of the fees but opinions have changed, they are afraid of losing their "bbc", looks like the vote will be in favour of keeping licence fees SFR currently require one to dick about with v...
by mjr
21 Feb 2018, 8:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Have Britain’s imperial fantasies given us Brexit??
Replies: 143
Views: 2775

Re: Have Britain’s imperial fantasies given us Brexit??

Oh, it'll be Bill, but mainly because he's popular, not because what's currently written matters.
by mjr
21 Feb 2018, 5:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Billy Graham in heaven?
Replies: 35
Views: 429

Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

I'm not usually one to say this, but this thread, and in particular having a poll seems in rather bad taste, given he's literally just died, and irrespective of one's views of his religion, there seems to be unanimity that this was a profoundly decent man. :? Is there? If so, that's a bit worrying....
by mjr
21 Feb 2018, 5:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting bikes back from Paris
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: Getting bikes back from Paris

https://www.seat61.com/bike-by-train.htm#Step%202,%20getting%20your%20bike%20from%20London%20to%20Paris%20or%20Brussels%20by%20Eurostar spells out the main options. Intercité to Boulogne then TER to Calais looks fastest, €10 for the bike on the IC, but I'm not sure how many spaces. To do it all by T...
by mjr
21 Feb 2018, 5:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pain in Foot
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: Pain in Foot

I often come across this issue when a rider has been using the softer soled trainer soled shoes and then builds up their mileage, they often reference they are developing what we have referenced here as 'Hot Foot'. Yes stiffer soled shoes often help [...] Or you can simply stop trying to balance so...
by mjr
21 Feb 2018, 5:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Have Britain’s imperial fantasies given us Brexit??
Replies: 143
Views: 2775

Re: Have Britain’s imperial fantasies given us Brexit??

Wars have been fought regarding this. ......... the Andrew/William situation? As I said, it's debatable. No it's not - there is a clear line of succession as detail in this article. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/kate-middleton/11484034/family-tree-sucession.html There was a "clear lin...
by mjr
21 Feb 2018, 1:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling
Replies: 907
Views: 55253

Re: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling

I think it's futile to look for any logic in car ownership and use, now or in the future. It's irrational and I'll put my hand up here. There is some logic: some journeys become near-impossible, while others become more expensive in some ways (time and money using other modes of transport or hiring...
by mjr
21 Feb 2018, 1:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling
Replies: 907
Views: 55253

Re: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling

So the UK government has just been defeated in the High Court for the THIRD time over it's inadequate plans to tackle air pollution :D https://twitter.com/ClientEarth Maybe now they will stop pandering to industry lobby groups and squandering public funds trying to defend the indefensible. Perhaps ...
by mjr
21 Feb 2018, 1:28pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling
Replies: 907
Views: 55253

Re: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling

[...] leads draped between posts in the pavement and an adjacent car will be come a common thing. And for blind and partially sighted people that will be a nightmare. Crossing a road with parked cars, they will be risking crossing leads as they go for the curb between two parked vehicles. A few low...
by mjr
21 Feb 2018, 12:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 5325
Views: 147151

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

the EU will still be relying on UK forces when we leave, they should remember that How do you figure that out? If you're on about NATO countries, the UK may have about 200k active military personnel, which is similar to Germany, but France has about 225k, Turkey over 900k and the USA 1.4m... We are...
by mjr
21 Feb 2018, 10:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brompton touring in Belgium
Replies: 12
Views: 703

Re: Brompton touring in Belgium

chocjohn9 wrote:@slowroad - I use "De Rouck Geocart" maps.

Small note of caution: Flemish Brabant will be doing some junction renumbering this year. As far as I've read, it's not on the scale of the recent Flanders renumbering, but worth being aware of if buying paper maps.