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by ElCampesino
16 Nov 2018, 10:44am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 100
Views: 9925

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

I just bought a second hand Gain and it's very good for my urban commute. However, I am wondering how much drag is normal when the motor is switched off. In Orbea's descriptions, it sounds like you can ride it like a normal bike without assistance but that's not my experience. It rides reasonably we...
by ElCampesino
13 Jan 2017, 4:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20136
Views: 495175

Re: 'Brexit means Brexit' ... ** The Brexit Thread **

Why **** should foreigners get to vote? How do you know they pay there taxes? The majority of the ones I know never earn enough to pay taxes or only just go over the tax allowance before going home. Some no doubt go to other countries and use there tax allowance there. PS I have done it Because som...
by ElCampesino
12 Jan 2017, 10:46am
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: The slippery slope continues
Replies: 42
Views: 32489

Re: The slippery slope continues

And, as far as I know, legal advice.

EC
by ElCampesino
3 Nov 2016, 12:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20136
Views: 495175

Re: Theresa May's 'Brexit means Brexit' catchphrase is meaningless, Tory minister admits

Quite. Times have changed and I very much doubt that there's still a majority in favour of Brexit.

Today's decision will give constituents time to lobby their PMs, which in their vote, will hopefully reflect the current mood rather than the one that led to the June vote.

EC
by ElCampesino
6 Oct 2016, 12:52pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: The, used to be, CTC magazine.
Replies: 64
Views: 31020

Re: The, used to be, CTC magazine.

Damn, you beat me to it Andy.

Never use apostrophe's in plural's. :D

EC
by ElCampesino
29 Sep 2016, 2:34pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Are CTC members happy with the direction of the CTC
Replies: 56
Views: 25614

Re: Are CTC members happy with the direction of the CTC

In short, no I am deeply unhappy with the latest developments and the inclusion of non-CTC people in the Trustee election (hence blatantly ignoring a AGM motion) has only increased my unhappiness. I feel no affiliation whatsoever with CUK so will be leaving when my CTC membership expires next month....
by ElCampesino
17 Aug 2016, 10:26am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: British Cycling reaches 125,000 members milestone
Replies: 10
Views: 10128

Re: British Cycling reaches 125,000 members milestone

In November the figures will change to 69,999 (CTC) and 125,001 (BC).

EC

PS: That's when my membership expires ...
by ElCampesino
21 Jul 2016, 3:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New driving test: next to useless?
Replies: 25
Views: 1539

Re: New driving test: next to useless?

Um, I would have thought that this is an important priority and one that could potentially have a huge impact on cycling safety and numbers in the UK (probably more so than refurbishing old bikes).

EC
by ElCampesino
20 Jul 2016, 3:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New driving test: next to useless?
Replies: 25
Views: 1539

Re: New driving test: next to useless?

Does anyone know whether the CTC is lobbying the DVSA/DfT to get a cycling element included in the revised driving test?

EC
by ElCampesino
29 Jun 2016, 8:06pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: What do you look for in a campsite
Replies: 108
Views: 5898

Re: What do you look for in a campsite

I used to do a lot of cycle camping but stopped because of the noise on your average campsite (tellies, radios, children, people with instruments, engine noise, etc.). So, peace and quiet is of paramount importance - everything else is secondary for me (apart from the showers). Good luck with your u...
by ElCampesino
8 Apr 2016, 3:33pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: Don't mention the CUK
Replies: 86
Views: 56051

Re: Don't mention the CUK

Well, choosing a new name/brand and associated abbreviations can indeed be tricky as the example of the George Mason University in Virginia showed when it (almost) renamed its law school the 'Antonin Scalia School of Law'.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-35975832

:D

EC
by ElCampesino
24 Mar 2016, 12:25pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: We are Cycling UK Into - What is your view
Replies: 23
Views: 1154

Re: We are Cycling UK Into - What is your view

The 'We are' prefix helps to show a collective sense of togetherness (and can be adapted to e.g. ‘I am Cycling UK’ ‘She is Cycling UK’ ‘John is Cycling UK’ ‘Sally is Cycling UK’ etc). that sounds like a very positive opportunity for branding stuff, holds real potential for future campaigns. I find ...
by ElCampesino
5 Mar 2016, 9:12pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: DEMAND FOR A POLL OF THE WHOLE CLUB
Replies: 249
Views: 64171

Re: DEMAND FOR A POLL OF THE WHOLE CLUB

So, I assume that the roll-out of the new brand is on hold until the full membership poll has been conducted.

Surely, there's no point in spending any more time and money on the proposed re-branding until this issue has been resolved.

EC
by ElCampesino
1 Mar 2016, 11:30am
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: DEMAND FOR A POLL OF THE WHOLE CLUB
Replies: 249
Views: 64171

Re: DEMAND FOR A POLL OF THE WHOLE CLUB

Coming back to practicalities, if I want to submit the proposed petition, do I have to request a copy from Phil and then return it?

Can't I just print off a copy somewhere and then send the signed petition to Phil?

EC
by ElCampesino
9 Jun 2014, 3:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Folders that ride like a normal bike
Replies: 37
Views: 4395

Re: Folders that ride like a normal bike

The Airnmial Chameleon rides as well as most proper (700c) bikes, if not better. The problem is the design and the fact that they break. I know a number of people whose Chameleon collapsed under them without warning. The same happened to me a few weeks ago and if I'd been going any faster or been on...