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by Psamathe
20 Jun 2018, 10:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: what do you do with your bank vendor machines slips??
Replies: 13
Views: 193

Re: what do you do with your bank vendor machines slips??

mercalia wrote:I mean those little tiny bits of paper that record your transaction when you use machine to get some money out?.....

Doesn't the same question apply to when you use a credit card in a shop. Similar little bits of paper some people do something with (or not)

Ian
by Psamathe
20 Jun 2018, 7:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Slater and Gordon on contributory negligence
Replies: 21
Views: 437

Re: Slater and Gordon on contributory negligence

... Just read your post after my previous post and I agree. If nobody ever presents counter arguments to flawed thinking then nothing will ever change and solicitors seeking to represent cyclists should be in there arguing the case and pointing out the shortcomings of e.g. helmets and contributory ...
by Psamathe
20 Jun 2018, 2:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Slater and Gordon on contributory negligence
Replies: 21
Views: 437

Re: Slater and Gordon on contributory negligence

..... Whatever the action/inaction, if there is current thinking which is flawed, harmful to cycling and not precedence, then surely a good solicitor with our best interests at heart would be challenging and seeking to change that flawed thinking, rather than pandering to it by implying we should h...
by Psamathe
20 Jun 2018, 2:34pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Slater and Gordon on contributory negligence
Replies: 21
Views: 437

Re: Slater and Gordon on contributory negligence

...... Truth is the comment could be about any aspect of the current legal situation which is based on existing judgements. So if the courts were saying anyone cycling with a custard pie on the head had a contribution towards negligence then they'd be mentioning that. Even if the op only wanted to ...
by Psamathe
20 Jun 2018, 2:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close pass
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Close pass

..... Basically they wanted to sack the guy based solely on my statement. I didn't report it despite two more emails, but the guy did disappear a month later never to return so they found another way. ..... On many occasions I have reported terrible driving but refused to give the registration plat...
by Psamathe
20 Jun 2018, 12:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Slater and Gordon on contributory negligence
Replies: 21
Views: 437

Re: Slater and Gordon on contributory negligence

https://www.facebook.com/slatergordonUK/videos/10155627147058366/ wrote:....which would be if the cyclist was cycling in an unsafe manner or not wearing a helmet,

To me, that they mention "cycling in an unsafe manner" OR "not wearing a helmet" suggests that not wearing a helmet is not unsafe.

Ian
by Psamathe
20 Jun 2018, 12:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close pass
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Close pass

I had a very close pass from an HGV this morning- about 18 inches at 30 mph+. It was a large well known haulage/distribution company and I got the regd no. Quick google search and I found the managing director's name, guessed his e mail address and sent him a message pointing out the error of his d...
by Psamathe
20 Jun 2018, 12:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Euro Velo 5
Replies: 8
Views: 515

Re: Euro Velo 5

MarcusT wrote:I've toured in Italy, Austria, Croatia and Slovenia. Italy has the most discourteous drivers, but not as bad as I've seen in UK, France or North America.

I thought people said that French drivers are generally considerate towards cyclists?

Ian
by Psamathe
20 Jun 2018, 12:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Customs madness and 'dangerous objects'
Replies: 41
Views: 1137

Re: Customs madness and 'dangerous objects'

Well, despite all these stringent new security checks, no one has actually had anything taken off them when boarding a ferry..... Not a ferry but an airport (and security not customs) but I used to have a shackle attached to my camera bag (shackle as boat shackle as photo below) and airport securit...
by Psamathe
16 Jun 2018, 4:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 20% KSI reduction from Operation Close Pass
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: 20% KSI reduction from Operation Close Pass

Without more information the 20% could be "noise" or truly significant e.g. if KSI's were 10 (previous year) and are now 8 (this year) then what about preceding years (was the 10 last year a bad blip?), was this year an unrelated good "blip" e.g. long term roadworks needing stric...
by Psamathe
15 Jun 2018, 4:29pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Comfort In Old Age
Replies: 11
Views: 409

Re: Comfort In Old Age

Been sleeping in my Saunders JetPacker and made me wonder how I walked the West Highland Way in horrible weather 2 of us in the JetPacker because now I'm thinking it's not big enough for me alone! Wondering if maybe I'll add and extra half kilo to my load and go for a two person tent! (e.g. MSR Hub...
by Psamathe
15 Jun 2018, 4:28pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Best (light) 1 man tent
Replies: 23
Views: 2702

Re: Best (light) 1 man tent

Has anybody any thoughts on Nordisk tents? I quite like the look of the Telemark 2 person tent (for myself alone) but never heard of the brand before.

Ian
by Psamathe
15 Jun 2018, 11:29am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Forum changes my wording
Replies: 72
Views: 1388

Re: Forum changes my wording

..... I see it differently, if personal bias can be shown to have slipped into this forum, I think the moderator in question should go and moderate in another less liberal place. That is my very humble opinion. I think everybody makes mistakes and I'd assumed that the said non-derogatory word would...
by Psamathe
15 Jun 2018, 9:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Gear inches - Is 2" Difference Significant
Replies: 81
Views: 3673

Re: Gear inches - Is 2" Difference Significant

Hi, I said that I have a 18.5" which I have used for touring up hill off road grass and steps too! And that is near my limit of endurance. I doubt you would tackle terrain that hard, your 23" will do fine...................it will only be your fitness that will hold you back. Happy tourin...
by Psamathe
15 Jun 2018, 8:57am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Comfort In Old Age
Replies: 11
Views: 409

Comfort In Old Age

Been sleeping in my Saunders JetPacker and made me wonder how I walked the West Highland Way in horrible weather 2 of us in the JetPacker because now I'm thinking it's not big enough for me alone! Wondering if maybe I'll add and extra half kilo to my load and go for a two person tent! (e.g. MSR Hubb...