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by brooksby
17 Oct 2018, 9:05am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hate crime review
Replies: 15
Views: 520

Re: Hate crime review

I think the list of protected groups under 'hate crime' legislation should be expanded (still not sure about Goths, but modern Goths are very different to the ones I knew in my youth...). I certainly think that some of the Katie f-ing Hopkins style journalists should probably be prosecuted under 'in...
by brooksby
9 Oct 2018, 2:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle - You must be banned or poor
Replies: 96
Views: 16138

Re: Cycle - You must be banned or poor

What the Climate Scientists are saying is pretty horrendous. Perhaps we all ought to wear tabbards with thIs message on the back - " SAVE THE PLANET, GET ON YER BIKE! " Al "I rise in the morning, and greet the day, pull out the bike and I'm on my way. The transportation shows I care:...
by brooksby
8 Oct 2018, 1:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle - You must be banned or poor
Replies: 96
Views: 16138

Re: Cycle - You must be banned or poor

I dont care if anyone thinks I'm banned or poor. When the petrol runs out, and the penny drops that there arent enough rare earth metals to build enough electric cars to replace internal combustion cars lne for one, then theyll either be on the bike or bus themselves. https://www.theguardian.com/en...
by brooksby
30 Sep 2018, 8:21am
Forum: On the road
Topic: May To September Cyclist Dismount
Replies: 12
Views: 834

Re: May To September Cyclist Dismount

I'm confused! Why dismount, and, why specific dates?? My guess is that it is the holiday season and the likelyhood of a collision with a pedestrian is much higher. Do they have similar legislation for mobility scooters, I wonder? My mother is a nightmare on one in Sainsbury's. And mobility scooters...
by brooksby
28 Sep 2018, 3:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carradice bag supports (SQR vs Bagman QR)
Replies: 8
Views: 636

Re: Carradice bag supports (SQR vs Bagman QR)

OK, thanks, everyone. I actually do have a light on the end of the rack (proper Dutch style one with integrated reflector). I just like to always have my Lezyne super blinky (one of the round ones - Zecto?) as well. However, taking everyone's comments on board, I don't think that the SQR would actua...
by brooksby
28 Sep 2018, 10:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle - You must be banned or poor
Replies: 96
Views: 16138

Re: Cycle - You must be banned or poor

Doesn't Robert Penn ("Its all about the bike") give an anecdote in his book about how the locals in his pub gradually become more and more convinced that he lost his driving licence, and must have done something really terrible not to want to talk about it.
by brooksby
28 Sep 2018, 10:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carradice bag supports (SQR vs Bagman QR)
Replies: 8
Views: 636

Carradice bag supports (SQR vs Bagman QR)

I have a Carradice Cadet saddlebag. I bought the quick release which clamps to the saddle rails (I have a rack, so didn't need the Bagman support itself, and was able to get just the clamp from a supplier). When I attach the Cadet to that quick release arrangement it sits across the top of my rack a...
by brooksby
25 Sep 2018, 2:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do we really want an Emotional, Gay, Muslim Armed Forces ?
Replies: 54
Views: 1650

Re: Do we really want an Emotional, Gay, Muslim Armed Forces ?

There is a massive misconception that people join the Armed Services to Kill people. Many join because it is an option to train, get a trade and better oneself, with opportunities unavailable elsewhere Perhaps why there tends to be an over representation ion people from deprived areas Don't forget ...
by brooksby
25 Sep 2018, 2:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Electric car charging to kill off segregated cycle lanes
Replies: 66
Views: 2351

Re: Electric car charging to kill off segregated cycle lanes

Didn't they also test them on a shared-use or pedestrianised area in London ? Remember: cyclists on footpaths is bad, but driverless car/pod things on footpaths is good...? :roll: No... Cyclists on footpaths is fine providing the danger has been negated with a bicycle painted on them. Presumably pa...
by brooksby
25 Sep 2018, 2:49pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.
Replies: 138
Views: 4057

Re: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.

Cunobelin wrote:Teachers in a 'drunken brawl' on school trip to Barcelona


That is an awful story. I think their staff need to have name/number badges at all time to help identify poor behaviour, possibly even when *not* on school business... :wink:
by brooksby
25 Sep 2018, 2:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Electric car charging to kill off segregated cycle lanes
Replies: 66
Views: 2351

Re: Electric car charging to kill off segregated cycle lanes

While I agree with most of points made here in sunny Milton Keynes (yes, still sunny after all these years!) we are threatened on the Redway cycleway network by driveless vehicles. These would take up most of the 3m Redway width. Untested they are to be launched on us anyday. Big business involved ...
by brooksby
25 Sep 2018, 2:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.
Replies: 138
Views: 4057

Re: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.

The article says that the head has said they're "aware of issues" with school-age children in the area riding badly. Do they know that the kids in question are definitely from this school? If so, it seems to me that a number plate isn't necessary... I honestly don't see how the school can ...
by brooksby
18 Sep 2018, 10:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: All Things Are Possible ....
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: All Things Are Possible ....

Yeah, I read that article earlier. Problem we have here in Blighty is that there's nobody *with* the political will... :-(
by brooksby
15 Sep 2018, 12:39pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Government to re-invent sat nav and Google maps?
Replies: 25
Views: 882

Re: Government to re-invent sat nav and Google maps?

Like the current obsession with electric cars: they'll reduce emissions along the roads but not in toto because they have to get their power from a power station, and they'll do absolutely zilch to reduce congestion. Electric cars go hand in hand with renewables. Plus power stations are more effici...