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by Lance Dopestrong
20 Sep 2018, 8:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Another DT GCSE - Problems with current products
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Another DT GCSE - make cycling more accessable to the non-cyclist

What are you perceiving as the barriers to cycling for the non cyclist?
by Lance Dopestrong
20 Sep 2018, 8:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7081
Views: 196617

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

Ill health in my case, after being assaulted on duty protefting a school crossing patrol supervisor from a kicking, and having my elbow badly broken. I was only 3 years short of the full thirty, but wasn't going to pass a fitness test again with that so I went. I could have dragged it out in my role...
by Lance Dopestrong
20 Sep 2018, 8:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7081
Views: 196617

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

I retired at 47, but paid for my own degree by doing an OU, rather than mortgage my soul to a student loan. I never chucked it up the wall on shiny German cars, or the latest unnecessary smartphone, so I was able to do so. Divorcing a wealthy lady helped a bit too ;) The property market, and the way...
by Lance Dopestrong
20 Sep 2018, 8:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: No More Extra 9 Months on Passport After Early Renewal
Replies: 39
Views: 676

Re: No More Extra 9 Months on Passport After Early Renewal

So what? A few months the here or there over a decade is insignificant.

I must concur with ones views about the wonderfully efficient passport office *cough*
by Lance Dopestrong
20 Sep 2018, 7:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurotunnel or ferries?
Replies: 41
Views: 1536

Re: Eurotunnel or ferries?

Locking blade makes it a designated offensive weapon in the uk, irrespective of blade length, so not a good idea to have one in public.
by Lance Dopestrong
20 Sep 2018, 7:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7081
Views: 196617

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

Will we be Hungry after Brexit? Al :D Not me matey, or thirsty, or short of fuel or cash. Im prepped, and if it all goes smoothly then the preps wont be needed, but wont be wasted in the long term. Yep but also lay in about 500 12 bore cartridges in case the underclass turn to violence , robbery, r...
by Lance Dopestrong
20 Sep 2018, 5:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Threadless headset servicing - would you bother?
Replies: 36
Views: 1086

Re: Threadless headset servicing - would you bother?

I have serviced in my time 3 or 4 threaded headsets - mainly because they were second-hand bikes that needed a lookover, or bikes of mine that I'd had from new but neglected. Replaced loose bearings, greased everything etc etc. Jobs well done but it is clearly a bit of a fag of a job involving a fa...
by Lance Dopestrong
20 Sep 2018, 4:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7081
Views: 196617

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

al_yrpal wrote:Will we be Hungry after Brexit?

Al :D


Not me matey, or thirsty, or short of fuel or cash. Im prepped, and if it all goes smoothly then the preps wont be needed, but wont be wasted in the long term.
by Lance Dopestrong
20 Sep 2018, 3:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7081
Views: 196617

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

Anyone taken time out from complaining and done anything to protect themselves should everything implode? Just finished my final preparations today, although few will be gently on going. I do like to think that when the Rapture/Nuclear War/Famime/global sea level rises come that folk don't spend the...
by Lance Dopestrong
20 Sep 2018, 8:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Newbie... 2 bikes for £2k
Replies: 23
Views: 509

Re: Newbie... 2 bikes for £2k

Excellent and highly useable full susser start at about the one grand Mark, so for double that you can get an excellent tool. However, it's full squidger is simply not best suited to about 80% of the duties you have in mind for it.
by Lance Dopestrong
20 Sep 2018, 8:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurotunnel or ferries?
Replies: 41
Views: 1536

Re: Eurotunnel or ferries?

Cycling through the ports is fine if you aim for a night crossing. It varies of course, but as a rough rule of thumb the cheapest ferry crossing is liable to be about half the cost of the tunnel. The tunnel is amazing though. My Dad lived in Kent, ran his own company. When he moved his office to Par...
by Lance Dopestrong
20 Sep 2018, 7:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Newbie... 2 bikes for £2k
Replies: 23
Views: 509

Re: Newbie... 2 bikes for £2k

In MTB parlance XC is a racing discipline. Go into a store and ask for an XC MTB and you'll get something that isn't best suited to your real needs, which seem to be general off road fun and trail exploring, with a dollop of commuting. Sure, an XC bike can be used for that in the same way a Range Ro...
by Lance Dopestrong
19 Sep 2018, 10:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Tragic Proliferation of ‘Drive-Cycling’
Replies: 132
Views: 6403

Re: The Tragic Proliferation of ‘Drive-Cycling’

Don't just focus on it, but take some action.
by Lance Dopestrong
19 Sep 2018, 9:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...why 142 yards?
Replies: 13
Views: 592

Re: ...why 142 yards?

It's a historic convention, based upon the amount of runway needed for a Spitfire to get airborne.
by Lance Dopestrong
19 Sep 2018, 9:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you love your job?
Replies: 76
Views: 2362

Re: Do you love your job?

My job is being retired, which I love. I doubly love still being young enough to enjoy it.

I do a bit of work as an MTB instructor, mostly unpaid as most of my customers now are charities and I'm happy for them just to cover expenses.