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by Labrat
6 Oct 2020, 12:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Slow cycling only!
Replies: 31
Views: 1073

Re: Slow cycling only!

Cyril Haearn wrote: he rung his bell to scare me,



Can’t [rude word removed] win can you?

Ring bell - “he rung his bell to scare me”
Don’t ring bell - “should have had a bell”
by Labrat
3 Oct 2020, 8:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: List of recent 'innovations' of the cycling industry
Replies: 163
Views: 4932

Re: List of recent 'innovations' of the cycling industry

Some of this is just childish whinging. Let’s look at huge innovations - reliable e-bike motors and high capacity, relatively low weight battery packs. High output Rechargeable LED lighting - offering us bulbs that don’t need replacing & batteries that aren’t the size of a housebrick. Only a few...
by Labrat
27 Aug 2020, 10:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Petition for trespass
Replies: 13
Views: 469

Re: Petition for trespass

"We will make intentional trespass a criminal offence... " Context If that comment was unties to anything else then there may be an issue, but it wasn’t. It was prefaced by the comment “ We will tackle unauthorised traveller camps. We will give the police new powers to arrest and seize th...
by Labrat
27 Aug 2020, 6:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Petition for trespass
Replies: 13
Views: 469

Re: Petition for trespass

It's the classic case of badly-drafted legislation. Legislation hasn't yet been drafted It's just more people running around extrapolating one thing into another, whipping themselves into a frenzy and getting everyones kickers in a twist. I do wish someone had told them the story of the little boy ...
by Labrat
24 Aug 2020, 9:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: why the 'what three words' TV ad is so annoying?
Replies: 145
Views: 3445

Re: why the 'what three words' TV ad is so annoying?

So the whole thing seems pointless to me.... 3 words in English that put you in a 3 metre square that you look up on a smart phone in an emergency. What's not to get? The ambulance & cabs that failed to arrive when my chum fell down a bank and broke his wrist, would almost certainly have done s...
by Labrat
8 Aug 2020, 2:24pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: Membership rates
Replies: 196
Views: 7698

Re: Membership rates

I thought treating people differently purely on the basis of their age was a form of discrimination? A bad thing I was told. I was always under the impression that CTC viewed itself as a fairly egalitarian and progressive organisation, Is there any justifiable reason why a 66 year old millionaire sh...
by Labrat
25 Jul 2020, 12:02pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Frensham Loop okay for kids?
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Re: Frensham Loop okay for kids?

It’s very sandy, particularly at this time of year, so there will be a lot of pushing. It’s certainly not aimed at ‘family’ cycling, but if they are budding/keen MTB’ers it’s not too challenging
by Labrat
19 Jul 2020, 8:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Public Footpaths - cycling?
Replies: 189
Views: 6050

Re: Public Footpaths - cycling?

Section 72 is poorly punctuated perhaps? Comma missing? Or am I being pedantic? It says you are guilty of an offence if you ride on any footpath or causeway by the side of the road. I think they actually meant, that you are guilty of an offence if you ride on any footpath, or causeway by the side o...
by Labrat
27 Apr 2020, 12:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 445
Views: 12365

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

The number crunchers are trying everything to keep up the doom mongering. The Nightingale in Birmingham is empty. The one in London has treated 25 people in the last fortnight. There really is no huge disaster, just a SARS outbreak that escaped Asia. It’s a joke, always has been, always will be. Th...
by Labrat
26 Apr 2020, 11:17am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Energy drinks: Why? Why not?
Replies: 26
Views: 1245

Re: Energy drinks: Why? Why not?

What is an energy drink? Any drink other than plain water has some "energy" To meet the criteria of this survey, do the drinks specifically have to be labelled "energy drink" Sports drinks are marketed cleverly. Some specifically to be consumed during exercise, some post exercis...
by Labrat
3 Mar 2020, 8:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 1851
Views: 43360

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Oldjohnw wrote:Only membership of defined extremist groups should be taken into account

Oldjohnw wrote:Due diligence and vetting would pick up Robinson: being part of a group is not the only employment criterion



Make your mind up, which is it?
by Labrat
3 Mar 2020, 8:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 1851
Views: 43360

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Oldjohnw wrote:Only membership of defined extremist groups should be taken into account.


Who defines the groups?

I can imagine the uproar if, say, Tommy Robinson was given a public role, despite not being a member of any banned groups.
by Labrat
15 Jan 2020, 6:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?
Replies: 67
Views: 3871

Re: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?

pete75 wrote:
Wow. You've discovered trespass for the purposes of crime is a crime.


Indeed, and that’s exactly why trespassing on land with an intent to reside there should be a crime
by Labrat
15 Jan 2020, 5:43pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?
Replies: 67
Views: 3871

Re: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?

Worth reading this from George Monbiot in the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/15/tresspass-trap-law-land-travelling-people-rights The only problem with this article is that it's [rude word removed]. The proposed legislation, for which the consultation has been published...
by Labrat
3 Jan 2020, 7:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Has Trump just started WW3?
Replies: 121
Views: 2957

Re: Has Trump just started WW3?

Trump has made 'legitimate' the notion of going into a foreign country and taking out a leader of a third country. What a load of nonsense You appear to have entirely forgotten Obama invading Pakistan in order to kill Bin Laden. Now, back to the key point - what precisely do you think the leader of...