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by landsurfer
12 Dec 2019, 7:52pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: The WIMPS JOGLE 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 1273

Re: The WIMPS JOGLE 2020

Unfortunately, it's unlikely I'll be able to make it as I will struggle to be able to gt two consecutive weeks away from work. However I am happy to help with planning again if needed. I'd hope to be able to join you for a few days if that's ok? You and Linda would be very welcome to assist and joi...
by landsurfer
11 Dec 2019, 8:03pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: The WIMPS JOGLE 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 1273

Re: The WIMPS JOGLE 2020

Good evening WIMPS, This is the point of the year when i have to ask who is actually doing this ride. The Whiteside's are, on the dates previously posted, with Hattie the campervan and Connor, Molly and Ella as our team. A support van is available with fuel card. I understand that stuff happens and ...
by landsurfer
9 Dec 2019, 12:48pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Support vehicles and "rules".
Replies: 35
Views: 1557

Re: Support vehicles and "rules".

I wholly agree with Landsurfer in that you do the Lejog or Jogle your way. I rode (and walked)it all, Landsurfer rode most of it. He completed his, I completed mine. It was a pleasure ride.....it wasnt going for any records....it was whatever we wanted it to be. Both Landsurfer and I started togeth...
by landsurfer
6 Dec 2019, 8:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Work as a teacher: Why?
Replies: 15
Views: 555

Re: Work as a teacher: Why?

Our friend qualified as a teacher, she taught in primary schools in Kent and Cornwall, she was a specialised Science teacher as well. 6 years later she sells tickets for Greater Western at Penzance station. She's paid more and has not been threatened with a knife by any 10 year old girls .... Work a...
by landsurfer
5 Dec 2019, 7:56pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Support vehicles and "rules".
Replies: 35
Views: 1557

Re: Support vehicles and "rules".

LEJOG June / July 2018. With a bunch of ladies and gents. And our baby. My wife and our "looked after child" .. Riley .. aged 7 months .... in our ratty camper van "Hattie" I cycled just over 600 miles of the full distance as i was the support van driver for a day or too, the veh...
by landsurfer
5 Dec 2019, 12:45pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Leading rides on busy roads.
Replies: 61
Views: 5813

Re: Leading rides on busy roads.

Why is anyone leading rides ? Are these rides for children ? Why would any group of adult cyclists need a Leader ? What do they do ...? This is genuinely baffling, i ride in groups all the time .... but no one is the leader .... The faster ones tend to be in front, they get to T junctions first to a...
by landsurfer
4 Dec 2019, 8:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Vittoria Randonneur Pro replacements
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Vittoria Randonneur Pro replacements

Vittoria Adventure ... are good tyres.
by landsurfer
4 Dec 2019, 8:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Elephant in the Room (US/UK trade talks)
Replies: 55
Views: 1189

Re: The Elephant in the Room (US/UK trade talks)

Whats the point ... your a zealot ..... :(
by landsurfer
4 Dec 2019, 5:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Elephant in the Room (US/UK trade talks)
Replies: 55
Views: 1189

Re: The Elephant in the Room (US/UK trade talks)

Apologies for the knee jerk face as well .... David. I work in the rail industry ... it's a long way from perfect.. a long way. The nationalisation of the East Coast service a couple of years ago was a major success for the government, financial and service. But that was a nationalisation by a capit...
by landsurfer
4 Dec 2019, 1:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Elephant in the Room (US/UK trade talks)
Replies: 55
Views: 1189

Re: The Elephant in the Room (US/UK trade talks)

Isn't that the point being made,under full UK government control the people's travel interests would be paramount an any profit would mean lower fares and a better service Or just more union strikes ..... The UK government don't give a flying fec for the peoples interests as we have seen over the l...
by landsurfer
4 Dec 2019, 11:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Elephant in the Room (US/UK trade talks)
Replies: 55
Views: 1189

Re: The Elephant in the Room (US/UK trade talks)

The subsidy goes more or less straight into the shareholders pockets. I take it someone independent has looked at the accounts of Operators which shows the subsidies being paid to the shareholders ? ALSO ... Interesting how many national governments are in receipt of subsidies to run UK railways. S...
by landsurfer
4 Dec 2019, 8:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Elephant in the Room (US/UK trade talks)
Replies: 55
Views: 1189

Re: The Elephant in the Room (US/UK trade talks)

I read just the other day that the railway companies get more in subsidies than they ever did when state run. And much of it goes to shareholders and massive salaries. Whilst the tax payers/users are treated with contempt,it doesn't surprise me in the least. Why anyone thinks the utilities includin...
by landsurfer
4 Dec 2019, 8:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Elephant in the Room (US/UK trade talks)
Replies: 55
Views: 1189

Re: The Elephant in the Room (US/UK trade talks)

PR is the only way forward ..... look how successful it has been in Northern Ireland ...... OH ..wait a minute .... :roll: You say one thing in public and another in private :roll: It's as PDQ says,in NI it's far better than what went before,presently in the rest of the UK the tail constantly wags ...
by landsurfer
4 Dec 2019, 6:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Elephant in the Room (US/UK trade talks)
Replies: 55
Views: 1189

Re: The Elephant in the Room

PDQ Mobile wrote:
30 countries in 30 years?
Or less.
The medical profession sure get around.



Maybe he's a medical salesman who visits lots of hospitals to sell stuff ???
by landsurfer
3 Dec 2019, 9:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Elephant in the Room (US/UK trade talks)
Replies: 55
Views: 1189

Re: The Elephant in the Room (US/UK trade talks)

PR is the only way forward ..... look how successful it has been in Northern Ireland ...... OH ..wait a minute .... :roll: