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by D363
29 Apr 2019, 6:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Judgement by the Mob
Replies: 38
Views: 1229

Re: Judgement by the Mob

The quote unquote tags are for quoting other posts, I think. Completely irrelevant when referring to a recollection of an interview published about 10 years ago in a magazine. As are quotation marks for that matter, since it was a paraphrase. It was clear enough from a later reply to TM that I also ...
by D363
29 Apr 2019, 1:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Judgement by the Mob
Replies: 38
Views: 1229

Re: Judgement by the Mob

Could you really imagine people who buy the Big Issue reading books? Class act. We buy the Big Issue. Not every week but occasionally. There is a seller in our shopping centre whom we've known for several years - I don't know his exact circumstances because we've never asked - anyway whenever he sp...
by D363
28 Apr 2019, 7:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Judgement by the Mob
Replies: 38
Views: 1229

Re: Judgement by the Mob

I don't know what the terms were or who the other luminary was. Sounds like something James Lovelock might come out with, but that's an uninformed guess.
by D363
28 Apr 2019, 2:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Judgement by the Mob
Replies: 38
Views: 1229

Re: Judgement by the Mob

Who does buy the big issue? I've never really seen anyone buying one but obviously they do because it's still going well and helping people get back on track. What are they like? What are they like politically? I do, sometimes. Plus the occasional book! In cities I would guess sales are quite high,...
by D363
27 Apr 2019, 10:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Judgement by the Mob
Replies: 38
Views: 1229

Re: Judgement by the Mob

I suspect his course of action will be to continue as he's done for the past 40 years or so. I don't think he was depending on the post to pay off his mortgage or anything like that. Having said that I do agree that stitch ups can't be justified. I remember he was doing the rounds for one of his boo...
by D363
3 Apr 2019, 7:35pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should we stop using the word 'cyclists'?
Replies: 105
Views: 10599

Re: Should we stop using the word 'cyclists'?

The title of the OP. And the title of the Guardian article. No, it's a question, and the article concerned gives a specific context for that question. I spotted that it was a question and my answer was that it isn't a question worth asking because it cannot be fulfilled. We cannot stop people using...
by D363
1 Apr 2019, 9:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Value of Failures
Replies: 20
Views: 1208

Re: The Value of Failures

Not Churchill, George Bernard Shaw.
by D363
1 Apr 2019, 12:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Apartheid comes to London
Replies: 103
Views: 5870

Re: Apartheid comes to London

So that's it then. A newspaper feeding its angel-complex readership with lies, about people who must be a bit thick.
Heartwarming stuff.
by D363
29 Mar 2019, 10:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Apartheid comes to London
Replies: 103
Views: 5870

Re: Apartheid comes to London

Some people are still interested to hear when it was that South Africa was such a safe place for children to play all those decades ago Freddie.

We can leave talk of angels and devils out of it as well, now it's all about plain speaking.
by D363
7 Feb 2018, 8:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A good ride from Sheffield into the peaks and back
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: A good ride from Sheffield into the peaks and back

The Strines Rd is indeed another good option, get to it via Burbage moor and Labybower as per the first suggestion above (it connects the a57 and the a628), then plot a loop through the numerous lanes eastwards of it via Bolsterstone / Bradfield / Dungworth. If it's reasonably dry, Wyming Brook Lane...
by D363
7 Feb 2018, 9:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A good ride from Sheffield into the peaks and back
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: A good ride from Sheffield into the peaks and back

A variation on the above, but presented in reverse order: Follow Abbeydale Rd to Millhouses and at some lights by a set back pub turn right up Whirlowdale Rd (no through road to cars so you cross a pavement). Up to the end then right onto Abbey Lane, left at end onto A625, plod up to the moors until...
by D363
11 Jan 2018, 2:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lower limit of a SRF3 hub
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: Lower limit of a SRF3 hub

Thanks Brucey, helpful as ever.
by D363
11 Jan 2018, 12:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lower limit of a SRF3 hub
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Lower limit of a SRF3 hub

Currently I've got a bike set up with the above hub. To enable luggage carrying and use on Peak District hills the range is set up at roughly 36-48-64, but I've recently come across the efneo crank product which could potentially increase the range significantly. I'd be looking to set up with a low ...
by D363
23 Feb 2016, 6:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A question of priorities
Replies: 9
Views: 783

Re: A question of priorities

Not really. The quantity of dog waste on pavements and public fields and the lack of any bleating culture in the media suggests fines aren't handed out that often. Up to £1000 doesn't add up to much if it's based on multiples of zero.
by D363
8 Dec 2015, 10:37pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: This helmet thing.
Replies: 112
Views: 3984

Re: This helmet thing.

mjr wrote:
nez dans le guidon wrote:
al_yrpal wrote:A jock strap! :D

The queue enjoyed tbat moment immensley, soo embarrasing for an 18 year old in the prudish early sixties.

Al

Ah. I thought she was pulling your leg.[emoji15]

Third leg?

Sorry IGMC


Or helmet.