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by Penfolds11
10 Mar 2015, 11:51am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Doping culture still exists.
Replies: 21
Views: 2860

Re: Doping culture still exists.

"One "respected cycling professional" believes that 90% of the peloton is still doping, another put it at 20%" Really? On what basis can anyone say that? We've seen from the number of Astana riders who failed dope tests last season that it still exists "in the peleton"...
by Penfolds11
6 Mar 2015, 2:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 853
Views: 54446

Re: TV licensing...

We should have a licence fee of about £20 so that quality content can continue to be made, or perhaps it could be paid for out of general taxation. So why do we all need to pay for stuff like Eastenders, Come Dancing, Car Booty and the Voice which are essentially just BBC versions of the rubbish ma...
by Penfolds11
18 Feb 2015, 8:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Hydration For Cycling
Replies: 43
Views: 3899

Re: Best Hydration For Cycling

Just found this, would love it to be true. Thoughts? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2007228/Chocolate-milk-ideal-drink-recover-exercise-claim-scientists.html That's a 2011 story, which doesn't make it inaccurate just not necessarily up to date. Cycling Weekly covered milk in late 2013: h...
by Penfolds11
18 Feb 2015, 8:17am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Remove the Games Bucket from Std search
Replies: 15
Views: 18734

Re: Remove the Games Bucket from Std search

Edwards wrote:I have a Gabardine one and am still non the wiser as I can not find that button. Is it fitted to all types of raincoat? :lol: :?


Are you sure that's a Mac? With no buttons it sounds like a duffle coat - windproof but not waterproof! :lol:
by Penfolds11
18 Feb 2015, 7:26am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist defence fund Michael Mason
Replies: 116
Views: 20160

Re: Cyclist defence fund Michael Mason

I understood that using the word "allegedly" was no defence against libel. Would anyone better versed in the courts like to confirm or deny this rumour? :) [ending with:] So there are lots of ways to express opinions and avoid libel actions, but it needs a touch more thought than the mind...
by Penfolds11
18 Feb 2015, 7:12am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Remove the Games Bucket from Std search
Replies: 15
Views: 18734

Re: Remove the Games Bucket from Std search

thirdcrank wrote:
Psamathe wrote: ... Hold down the ⌘ modifier whilst clicking and it will select multiple entries from the list. ...

My profound thanks are only qualified by my not knowing what the ⌘ modifier is :oops: and having no obvious ⌘ button to hold down.


Yep, you'd need a Mac for that! :wink:
by Penfolds11
16 Feb 2015, 5:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How is the Local Bike Shop going to survive?
Replies: 106
Views: 9807

Re: How is the Local Bike Shop going to survive?

DPD are great: they send you a text when your delivery is a couple of households away and tell you the name of the driver, who invariable arrives at the door with a smile and a cheery hello. DPD is the only courier company I have had to ban from entering my property ... because of their abysmal and...
by Penfolds11
16 Feb 2015, 4:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How is the Local Bike Shop going to survive?
Replies: 106
Views: 9807

Re: How is the Local Bike Shop going to survive?

IThese days the couriers are much better, you often get a tracking number and a text or even a phone call to tell you when someething is going to arrive. Things will get better and better because the ones not offering timed delivery will get shunned IMO. Without wishing to challenge anything you wr...
by Penfolds11
16 Feb 2015, 2:27pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Atlas of Risk
Replies: 14
Views: 997

Re: Atlas of Risk

Looks like war is the safest option! :wink:
by Penfolds11
16 Feb 2015, 2:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: oh JEEZ - another thread on recommending a bike!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1906

Re: oh JEEZ - recommend a bike thread!!!

Ha-ha - I interpreted the subject line to mean that you wanted us to pick our favourite bike threads from this forum to recommend to you, rather than this being a thread in which to recommend a bike.

D'oh - sometimes my brain just doesn't connect in the right way! :oops:
by Penfolds11
16 Feb 2015, 2:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist defence fund Michael Mason
Replies: 116
Views: 20160

Re: Cyclist defence fund Michael Mason

I understood that using the word "allegedly" was no defence against libel. Would anyone better versed in the courts like to confirm or deny this rumour? :)
by Penfolds11
13 Feb 2015, 2:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Top Gear Factor?
Replies: 81
Views: 10372

Re: Top Gear Factor?

661-Pete wrote:Would I be considered bang out of order, if I suggested that for some 17yo's, this is the only suitable car...?


That was a perfectly suitable car for my Dad when he was in his 30's!

No, not the Dinky version, the petrol-driven version... :)
by Penfolds11
7 Feb 2015, 10:03am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Superhighway
Replies: 108
Views: 7243

Re: Superhighway

aspiringcyclist wrote:Here is a video explaining some solutions to the junction/side road problem.


This Walter Mitty world tries to show motorists voluntarily stopping to let cyclists go past. Dreamers! :lol:









But it would be nice to think it could one day happen in this country.... :x
by Penfolds11
7 Feb 2015, 9:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Biking on a budget, Help
Replies: 40
Views: 2630

Re: Biking on a budget, Help

If you've spent time reading this forum recently I expect you have already found the advice to thoroughly check your tyres after a puncture. You can repair the tube but if the sharp thing that caused the puncture is still embedded in the tyre then you can still be minutes away from another puncture....
by Penfolds11
7 Feb 2015, 9:30am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Deterrent sentencing for pavement cycling?
Replies: 90
Views: 10573

Re: Deterrent sentencing for pavement cycling?

There has been no ruling. The case has been dropped. The CPS have decided that the prosecution of this case is not in the public interest. I do not believe that the CPS have given any indication as to why they feel it is not in the public interest to prosecute. It certainly isn't carte blanche to r...