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by Lance Dopestrong
2 Jun 2019, 8:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I love Motability. Not.
Replies: 13
Views: 578

Re: I love Motability. Not.

So their cost cutting practices are dangerous (see my original post re how they tyre made the car unstable at speed), and you don't think I'm entitled to whinge when my wife's safety is compromised? I'm supposed to meekly accept danger and show my thanks simply because it's "free", which i...
by Lance Dopestrong
1 Jun 2019, 10:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I love Motability. Not.
Replies: 13
Views: 578

Re: I love Motability. Not.

I remember the olde Invacar. I think they tried to get them all back for chopping up when they were withdrawn. Do any survive? From what I now know about how Motability maintain their fleet I wouldn't touch one with Cugel's. If someone has owned used ones and they've been decent that is purely luck ...
by Lance Dopestrong
1 Jun 2019, 5:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 887
Views: 26407

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Psamathe wrote:
Lance Dopestrong wrote:I think it is now more a question as to who isn't standing. Is is true that Beyoncé is now standing?

Ian


I'm not sure I'm nasty enough to do the job, but I might throw my hat in the ring.
by Lance Dopestrong
1 Jun 2019, 1:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 887
Views: 26407

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

pete75 wrote:To ensure we remain in the EU we need a no deal Brexit promising Chris Grayling to become PM.


Brilliant! :lol: I can just imagine him getting out of his primeminesterial limo in Brussels and accidentally opening the door into Barnier's nuts!
by Lance Dopestrong
1 Jun 2019, 1:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 817
Views: 34639

Re: Is Trump Mad?

I see that despite the ludicrous invitation for his Royal visit, he still feels it appropriate to insult the family of those who invited him! Trump brands Meghan Markle 'nasty' after criticism ahead of UK visit Donald Trump has branded the Duchess of Sussex as “nasty” after hearing she made critica...
by Lance Dopestrong
1 Jun 2019, 11:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19973
Views: 492030

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

though not clear on how of course, and that's the sticking point. I'm an in-betweenie (tm), so have the rare advantage of being a detached observer of both camps. As I recall from the campaign there was very little talk of any kind of negotiated deal, contract, settlement, call it what you will. Th...
by Lance Dopestrong
1 Jun 2019, 10:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist dismount?
Replies: 18
Views: 1525

Re: Cyclist dismount?

Thanks Gaz, knew it was something broadly like that.
by Lance Dopestrong
1 Jun 2019, 10:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 887
Views: 26407

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Sir Philip Green is stepping up to the plate. Greedy, shady, wandering hands...when Boris goes to prison then Green must surely be the favourite?
by Lance Dopestrong
1 Jun 2019, 10:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: End of Pensioner "Perks"
Replies: 329
Views: 8243

Re: End of Pensioner "Perks"

Common sense is so rare these days, that the blindingly obvious, ie, "if you fritter your cash away on rubbish you won't be able to buy something else" is indeed worthy of reporting in the national news. Daughter number 3 had the same epiphany about 3 years ago and is herself expecting to ...
by Lance Dopestrong
1 Jun 2019, 10:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Scousers - you've got to hand it to them.
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Scousers - you've got to hand it to them.

I understand the name change was sponsored by the Zionist party of Israel.
by Lance Dopestrong
1 Jun 2019, 10:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I love Motability. Not.
Replies: 13
Views: 578

I love Motability. Not.

Mrs Dopestrong currently has a Motability car. The lease is up in September, whereupon we take delivery of the new car my Dad is very kindly buying us. The Motability vehicle is due a service, so this morning I rang up the dealer to get it booked in. “No can do”, they said. It seems Motability won’t...
by Lance Dopestrong
1 Jun 2019, 7:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist dismount?
Replies: 18
Views: 1525

Re: Cyclist dismount?

This isn't my field, but does the manual of guidance for street works specifically state that "cyclists dismount" signage should not be used as a substitute for making proper provision forums?
by Lance Dopestrong
31 May 2019, 10:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Di2 - A technology too far?
Replies: 90
Views: 3202

Re: Di2 - A technology too far?

I'm of that demographic and I don't see a problem with it. I admire it as the technological marvel it is. It's simply not for me.
by Lance Dopestrong
31 May 2019, 10:08pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmet discussions in York
Replies: 47
Views: 2152

Re: Helmet discussions in York

No, not really.

We'll hear the same old platitudes, the same old selectively presented "facts" while facts inconvenient to those proposing a position will be ignored. Same old. Mind you, be nice to hear someone bickering about something other than Brexit.
by Lance Dopestrong
31 May 2019, 8:15pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: All had helmets
Replies: 45
Views: 1474

Re: All had helmets

Nor me. I see plenty of otherwise sensible and law abiding riders going lidless, and probably even more thoughtless and unskilled riders in bonce potties.