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by mjr
22 Feb 2018, 4:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 25
Views: 2116

Re: Travel Insurance

I was looking at travel/cycling insurance for a trip to France this Summer, happened upon the Post Office insurance site. [...] Am I missing something here. :? Yes, that they don't want cyclists. You could have taken the hint when it dictated that headgear. Congratulations on reading the policy car...
by mjr
22 Feb 2018, 1:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Billy Graham in heaven?
Replies: 70
Views: 869

Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

Guess what, a soupcon of hyperbole seems to be de rigeur on here, and maybe I have slipped into it - but my point remains, it's far from the Board's finest hour IMHO, starting with a distasteful Poll, and continuing from there. Why do you feel it's distasteful? What was mean-spirited or unaccepting...
by mjr
22 Feb 2018, 1:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what the surface of the Exe Estuary trail is like.
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: what the surface of the Exe Estuary trail is like.

http://cycle.st/p88354 makes me think tarmac. It's also shown as surfaced on OpenStreetMap via http://cycle.travel/map apart from 150m south of Exton which may be a slight misinterpretation as https://www.instantstreetview.com/@50.6679,-3.44337,186.42h,-4.78p,3.15z makes it look like a boardwalk to ...
by mjr
22 Feb 2018, 12:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting bikes back from Paris
Replies: 12
Views: 340

Re: Getting bikes back from Paris

simonhill wrote:They may fancy the challenge of wrestling with SNCF, or maybe prefer a simpler solution.

Just put the bikes on the trains. Don't wrestle with the trains. That probably won't end well!
by mjr
22 Feb 2018, 11:45am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling
Replies: 918
Views: 55430

Re: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling

It does, however, seem like a resolvable minor problem which you seem to keep reraising as if it's a blocker. I raised this potential problem because most other people on this thread seem to have been assuming that charging electric vehicles on streets is a simple thing with no downsides. And to me...
by mjr
22 Feb 2018, 11:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Billy Graham in heaven?
Replies: 70
Views: 869

Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

So, in summary: BG was a charlatan, a fraud, a hypocrite, a careerist and someone who was profiting from the weak-minded. He was a supporter of war and an advocate of mass murder. He duped successive presidents, tens of millions of ordinary people, and those who are now paying rich tribute to his l...
by mjr
22 Feb 2018, 11:20am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling
Replies: 918
Views: 55430

Re: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling

I can see you are thinking about it, which has to be the way forward. But I do think we should be listening to organisations that campaign for groups such as the visually impaired and the elderly, and we should not be satisfied until their needs have been met. Although my vision problems are minor ...
by mjr
22 Feb 2018, 10:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Billy Graham in heaven?
Replies: 70
Views: 869

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: 918
Views: 55430

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: 70
Views: 869

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: 918
Views: 55430

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: 584
Views: 30072

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: 146
Views: 2931

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: 70
Views: 869

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: 12
Views: 340

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. [Edit]Of the train-ferry options,[/Edit] Intercité to Boulogne then TER to Calais looks fastest, €10 for the bike on the IC, but I'm no...