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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: 347

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: 46
Views: 1407

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: 7675
Views: 207317

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: 796

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: 347

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: 7675
Views: 207317

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: 879

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: 13
Views: 509

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: 205

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: 46
Views: 1407

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...
by mjr
19 Oct 2018, 10:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of clothing?
Replies: 23
Views: 634

Re: Spf of clothing?

I've got a very good "expedition shirt" from a brand I don't recall. A very good brand though. It has a very high UPF. There are loops to button up the sleeves if you want them up. It's a very light but wind resistant fabric that's synthetic so handles sweat well, without going dark and l...
by mjr
19 Oct 2018, 10:35am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car Indicators - Is it me?
Replies: 36
Views: 975

Re: Car Indicators - Is it me?

On the other hand you get the drivers who slow right down and even stop on the approach to a roundabout, when it is patently obvious that it is clear and safe to continue. I'd prefer people to be overcautious than under, wouldn't you? I admire people who dare to stop. After all, if someone is crash...
by mjr
19 Oct 2018, 10:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7675
Views: 207317

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

I see it reported today that the supporters of brexit/ERG are trying to block a completely unrelated bit of legislation as a "show of strength". New law before Parliament to ban .50-calibre weapons due to terrorist risk and ERG is trying to block it through amendments just to show May of ...
by mjr
19 Oct 2018, 9:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car Indicators - Is it me?
Replies: 36
Views: 975

Re: Car Indicators - Is it me?

Maybe indicators should be banned :wink: Drove a Japanese car once (This One You Ought To Avoid), the indicator stalk was on the right!!! Been there, done that, wiped the windscreen on entry to a roundabout - dangerous! Rule 97 Before setting off. You should ensure that ... you know where all the c...
by mjr
19 Oct 2018, 12:22am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road Bike and Cycle Tracks
Replies: 30
Views: 796

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 ...