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by firedfromthecircus
15 Oct 2019, 8:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?
Replies: 128
Views: 2167

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

What about our military bases in Scotland - are they essential? If so they'd probably be retained as British territory like the base areas in Cyprus. If anyone wonders why Scots may feel like anything less than a partner in a union of equals this attitude expressed by Pete should clarify it! We are...
by firedfromthecircus
15 Oct 2019, 8:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?
Replies: 128
Views: 2167

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

I’m really struggling with this. If I understand this correctly you live in Scotland for ten years and during that time feel it’s none of your business to vote on how it’s run or plans for its future. Military personnel serving somewhere is not really the same as civilians choosing to live somewher...
by firedfromthecircus
14 Oct 2019, 8:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?
Replies: 128
Views: 2167

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

How many people live in Scotland and are actually Scottish? 4million max, and most of them live in the central belt. I’m failing to see the significance of that. My point is that there's only 4m people who could want independence and far less if you have a vote on it. There are many more than 4m pe...
by firedfromthecircus
14 Oct 2019, 6:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?
Replies: 128
Views: 2167

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

We have have had a lot of soul searching about our own nation (UK) in recent years, but one thing we can all be very proud of is that if a part of the UK displays signs that it may want independence, it will at some point be given a vote on the matter. Spain's shameful response to calls for a vote ...
by firedfromthecircus
25 Sep 2019, 2:41pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 518
Views: 225743

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Gotta love a LWB!

Why did you change to the 20" front wheel?

When you said they no longer make them I had to take a look at the Rans site to see what they do still make and I see two Stratus models still listed, the XP and the LE. Are they set for the chop?
by firedfromthecircus
4 Sep 2019, 10:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Workstand
Replies: 23
Views: 1196

Re: Workstand

I have a Park stand but I want one of these. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tacx-T3075-Cyclemotion-Stand/dp/B000NNRBCY/ref=asc_df_B000NNRBCY/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=310164787656&hvpos=1o3&hvnetw=g&hvrand=10177979870517518119&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=...
by firedfromthecircus
4 Sep 2019, 4:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Workstand
Replies: 23
Views: 1196

Re: Workstand

I have a Park stand but I want one of these. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tacx-T3075-Cyclemotion-Stand/dp/B000NNRBCY/ref=asc_df_B000NNRBCY/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=310164787656&hvpos=1o3&hvnetw=g&hvrand=10177979870517518119&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c...
by firedfromthecircus
13 Jul 2019, 1:36pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Lidless rider on TV!
Replies: 42
Views: 1618

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: 44
Views: 7343

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: 2833

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: 21953

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: 13
Views: 3262

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: 13
Views: 3262

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: 170
Views: 18799

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: 170
Views: 18799

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...