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by firedfromthecircus
13 Jul 2019, 1:36pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Lidless rider on TV!
Replies: 33
Views: 896

Re: Lidless rider on TV!

Bonefishblues wrote:A helmet, a lifejacket and a poppy are standard issue as far as I can see.


I wonder which one would cause the largest volume of coruscating correspondence were it to be lacking from a presenters person?
by firedfromthecircus
12 Jul 2019, 11:51am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Repeated close passes by driver on commute
Replies: 27
Views: 1220

Re: Repeated close passes by driver on commute

Kick his [rude word removed] in.
by firedfromthecircus
12 Jul 2019, 11:49am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Velomobile paces peloton.
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: Velomobile paces peloton.

And here is a wee interview with the pilot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk5AwcupSpw
by firedfromthecircus
23 Jun 2019, 6:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Tragic Proliferation of ‘Drive-Cycling’
Replies: 189
Views: 14066

Re: The Tragic Proliferation of ‘Drive-Cycling’

Since the initiation of this thread and my earlier reply, I have now become a TDCer myself.
I can assure everyone that this is much to my chagrin, but a donkeys back can only take so much straw, and this donkey had reached his limit. :cry:
by firedfromthecircus
25 May 2019, 8:13pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Windcheetahs
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Re: Windcheetahs

I drove 700 miles to pick up a broken canoe the other week, sight unseen. Admittedly it was free, but it could have been fit only for firewood. Sometimes one takes a chance. The renovation's coming along nicely :D Lapstrake? Yep :) Nice. It was local to me but I didn't think I could do it justice. ...
by firedfromthecircus
25 May 2019, 12:28pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Windcheetahs
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Re: Windcheetahs

Bonefishblues wrote:I drove 700 miles to pick up a broken canoe the other week, sight unseen. Admittedly it was free, but it could have been fit only for firewood. Sometimes one takes a chance.

The renovation's coming along nicely :D


Lapstrake?
by firedfromthecircus
21 May 2019, 5:05pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 154
Views: 9769

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

100%JR wrote:Get down off your pedestal as you’re impressing no one but your own ego


Ooohhh the irony! :lol:
by firedfromthecircus
3 May 2019, 9:14pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 154
Views: 9769

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Watching the highlights on ITV4 yesterday I think Brailsford has done himself an injustice. Obviously I paraphrase, but for those who missed it when asked about fracking and Ineos involvement he basically said 'I have spoken to my new paymasters and I am now confident that fracking is fine and anyon...
by firedfromthecircus
19 Mar 2019, 6:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who should we be boycotting?
Replies: 117
Views: 15373

Re: Who should we be boycotting?

Team Ineos.

Murdochs Sky was bad, and you had to hold your nose a little, but this is another league.
by firedfromthecircus
26 Feb 2019, 7:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Police force discriminated against white heterosexual male
Replies: 17
Views: 1422

Re: Police force discriminated against white heterosexual male

But if the Police are to better reflect the make-up of society then they need to recruit from those groups that are not adequately represented. Thus, there may be a vacancy for an officer from an under represented group, but not a vacancy for an over represented group. That is not really discriminat...
by firedfromthecircus
21 Nov 2018, 5:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bus driver on the phone
Replies: 23
Views: 2845

Re: Bus driver on the phone

Like every other walk of life there are good bus companies and bad ones. The one I drove for a few years back certainly took complaints against its drivers seriously. When it is one persons word against another then it can be hard to take definitive action, but if a driver has many complaints agains...
by firedfromthecircus
21 Nov 2018, 4:26pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Help me work out how to transport my growing family!
Replies: 11
Views: 1537

Re: Help me work out how to transport my growing family!

Where in Scotland are you? David at Laidback Bikes in Edinburgh is a dealer for the Helios and various other bakfiets style bikes and load carriers. He can probably put you in touch with a few of his customers who are using bikes for family transport and arrange test rides. Well worth a visit if you...
by firedfromthecircus
15 Nov 2018, 8:40pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Help me work out how to transport my growing family!
Replies: 11
Views: 1537

Re: Help me work out how to transport my growing family!

Possibly look at something like the Workcycles Fr8 in family mode. http://www.workcycles.com/home-products/child-transport-bicycles/workcycles-fr8-as-family-bike http://mamafiets.blogspot.com/2011/05/workcycles-fr8-some-first-impressions.html Good luck. Edit to add e-assist version. http://www.workc...
by firedfromthecircus
22 Oct 2018, 6:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ye shall know them by their post-politics careers?
Replies: 34
Views: 1010

Re: Ye shall know them by their post-politics careers?

Others have done - and are doing - worse. What about the not even post politics stuff? Interesting that the red arrows are to go on a 9 week tour of the US to drum up business when a certain Mr May is a senior exec in a firm that is the largest shareholder in BAE Systems! Who pays for the tour and ...