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by brynpoeth
21 May 2018, 8:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ken Livingstone has left the labour party
Replies: 8
Views: 143

Re: Ken Livingstone has left the labour party

Who is Ken Livingstone? twice mayor of London( beating the labour candidate ) and long standing mp. introduced the congestion charge and oyster cards in London. Vehement critic of tony Blair. Achieved the 2012 summer olympics bid and ushering in a major redevelopment of the city's East End, Charact...
by brynpoeth
21 May 2018, 8:10pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Giro d'Italia
Replies: 74
Views: 2514

Re: Giro d'Italia

Descending at 100 kmh seems far too dangerous, it needs a completely different skill set from cycling up hill, do they get coached in descending? Do they have to be a bit crazy? It is one thing to ride down a hill one knows but.. May one change bikes at the summit? It might be safer to go down on a ...
by brynpoeth
21 May 2018, 8:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did you get married in clothes related to your work or other activity?
Replies: 36
Views: 569

Re: Did you get married in clothes related to your work or other activity?

Slightly OT I know of two funerals - or at least the wake or memorial service afterwards where club members were encouraged to wear the cycling club jersey. That's a sort of uniform and evidently in both cases cycling was a huge part of the deceased's life. There shouldn't be a problem. I have been...
by brynpoeth
21 May 2018, 8:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did you get married in clothes related to your work or other activity?
Replies: 36
Views: 569

Re: Did you get married in clothes related to your work or other activity?

Cunobelin wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:
I remember reading Cunobelin stopped shaving 1976, now I know why :wink:




... I have trimmed it occasionally

Does the navy still have the "all or nothing" beard rule?
by brynpoeth
21 May 2018, 7:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ken Livingstone has left the labour party
Replies: 8
Views: 143

Re: Ken Livingstone has left the labour party

Who is Ken Livingstone?
by brynpoeth
21 May 2018, 7:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Harry is marrying Ms Merkel?
Replies: 280
Views: 10278

Re: Harry is marrying Ms Merkel?

Landsurfer had it right about uniforms

*An old tiger is still a tiger*
by brynpoeth
21 May 2018, 5:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Continental-style traffic light junctions
Replies: 23
Views: 413

Re: Continental-style traffic light junctions

Also of note on the continent (Germany / Netherlands) is that motor vehicles have to give way to pedestrians / cyclists when turning at junctions. ... . In theory, in law But in practice it is often ignored or they creep forward or miss one by a few cm, I never trust them Particularly bad when buse...
by brynpoeth
21 May 2018, 5:51pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Continental-style traffic light junctions
Replies: 23
Views: 413

Re: Continental-style traffic light junctions

Just today I developed a new solution to nasty junctions and roundabouts, I have done it before occasionally Instead of taking my chance going ahead when motors have green too I turn off, cycle down the side road to the first light-controlled crossing and cross there, go back on the other side, ofte...
by brynpoeth
21 May 2018, 5:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Harry is marrying Ms Merkel?
Replies: 280
Views: 10278

Re: Harry is marrying Ms Merkel?

Maybe a Thread Merging Strategy could be developed :wink:
by brynpoeth
21 May 2018, 5:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Blocking Post From Users.
Replies: 16
Views: 354

Re: Blocking Post From Users.

There are not many nasty people on these fora, I have had arguments with a few but they are soon forgotten, is it different on non-cycling fora? I really believe cyclists are a bit kinder than average, anyone disagree? I do love railways, looked at some railway fora. The are new members, established...
by brynpoeth
21 May 2018, 5:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dousing jaywalkers
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Dousing jaywalkers

Could be just the thing if it is pure water, great to cool down
What punishment awaits the offenders?
by brynpoeth
21 May 2018, 5:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A good recumbent trike for arthritic knees?
Replies: 20
Views: 273

Re: A good recumbent trike for arthritic knees?

There are plenty of other threads about "'bents" on here, must be thousands of posts Apparently reselling is quite easy, prices are high and the market is small. But there are so many different types and bents are more complicated than ordinary bikes I would try to hire or borrow different...
by brynpoeth
21 May 2018, 5:09pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Giro d'Italia
Replies: 74
Views: 2514

Re: Giro d'Italia

But can they sing? They must be the best things to come out of that bit of Lancashire since Lisa Stansfield and Mandy Jones

Are the twins almost identical in build and physique? Up the Clarion!
by brynpoeth
21 May 2018, 9:45am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Giro d'Italia
Replies: 74
Views: 2514

Re: Giro d'Italia

the Giro is full of surprises, not least because it is early season and no-one really knows who (of the GC contenders especially) is on form and who is not. Add in the relative unknowns in the Italian teams that wouldn't get a ride in the TdF or the Vuelta, the least predictable weather in the gran...
by brynpoeth
21 May 2018, 9:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A good recumbent trike for arthritic knees?
Replies: 20
Views: 273

Re: A good recumbent trike for arthritic knees?

Are your arms strong?
There are hand-powered machines, used for rehabilitation or people who can not use their legs at all
Best would be maybe hand AND foot powered