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by Lance Dopestrong
17 Feb 2018, 5:44pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Promoting helmet wearing when cycling to work
Replies: 24
Views: 2153

Re: Promoting helmet wearing when cycling to work

Utter tosh. They have no duty of care to their employees outside of then work environment. Do they try to promote Volvo's to their motoring staff, or Durex to their more promiscuous employees?
by Lance Dopestrong
17 Feb 2018, 5:41pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: School trying to make helmets compulsory
Replies: 303
Views: 14225

Re: School trying to make helmets compulsory

Seize my child's bicycle, and I'd seize the head teachers (sorry, the Principal's) car until it was returned.
by Lance Dopestrong
22 Jan 2018, 10:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Should you have lights on during the day?
Replies: 283
Views: 9317

Re: Should you have lights on during the day?

Let us also not forget that Switzerland tried to follow Brussels with plans to make in-built leg protection compulsory on motorcycles, despite a goodly weight of evidence that they actually tore riders in half at the hip, disabling them at best, killing them at worst. The proposal was only defeated ...
by Lance Dopestrong
22 Jan 2018, 10:03am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Is time trialling to be banned on dual carriageways (A63)
Replies: 146
Views: 11892

Re: Time trailing to be banned on Dual Carriageways

Not sure how they'd enforce that. Does it mean I couldn't try to better my best time riding to work on that stretch?
by Lance Dopestrong
22 Jan 2018, 9:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Italy/Greece in July too hot?
Replies: 15
Views: 660

Re: Italy/Greece in July too hot?

I was in France last year - not cycling - in only June, and the temperatures hit 36C for every day but one I was there. Wouldn't want to have toured in that, but other people are happy to do so.
by Lance Dopestrong
22 Jan 2018, 9:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Should you have lights on during the day?
Replies: 283
Views: 9317

Re: Should you have lights on during the day?

The Swiss decision about dipped headlights for daytime use - as opposed to dim-dip or DRL - was a political one, with no foundation on any proven scientific observation. Much like the UK decision to make road workers wear fluorescent, despite no observable reduction in roadworker casualties linked t...
by Lance Dopestrong
21 Jan 2018, 11:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The price of disposable razors
Replies: 87
Views: 6139

Re: The price of disposable razors

hondated wrote:Do you think the price of these and £20 for 8 replacement razpor blades is why we have seen a proliferation of bearded men in recent years.


No sure. I've a full on Brian Blessed beard, and I Bic my head.
by Lance Dopestrong
21 Jan 2018, 7:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The top of Britain: we love Scotland!
Replies: 37
Views: 1993

Re: The top of Britain: we love Scotland!

I too love Scotland, but the isles more. I still own a cottage at Voe which I'll move back to when the youngest finishes school.
by Lance Dopestrong
21 Jan 2018, 7:35pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 6963
Views: 325851

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Mortal sin
by Lance Dopestrong
21 Jan 2018, 5:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why are Park Tools so expensive?
Replies: 28
Views: 2361

Re: Why are Park Tools so expensive?

Which tools did they invent?
by Lance Dopestrong
21 Jan 2018, 4:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What English do you SPEAK?
Replies: 168
Views: 12205

Re: What English do you SPEAK?

Ethnically a Breton, born in England, spent the formative years of my youth in Scotland, then went to prep school. I can switch between posh and Northern Isles Scots at whim. I do passable French - was near fluent at one point it it doesn't get exercised enough. I can get by in Greek, learned from m...
by Lance Dopestrong
21 Jan 2018, 4:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why are Park Tools so expensive?
Replies: 28
Views: 2361

Re: Why are Park Tools so expensive?

I've a drop forged Tent spanner modified on the bench grinder for pedals.
by Lance Dopestrong
21 Jan 2018, 4:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Weather
Replies: 44
Views: 2850

Re: Weather

Its a bit ruddy cold in my man cave today, and as Mrs Dopestrong is home there's no sneaking the stand into the house either :(
by Lance Dopestrong
21 Jan 2018, 3:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?
Replies: 356
Views: 39933

Re: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?

Tony wrote:My partner works in a bike shop. I am encouraging her to expand her cyclin, and she contacted meabout the "belles" campaign.
The politest word she used was "patronisibg"


Belles is OK. They were hardly likely to call it Munters, were they?
by Lance Dopestrong
21 Jan 2018, 12:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 5687
Views: 164159

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

Macron has admitted to Andrew Marr in an interview the other day that France would vote out if they had a referendum. *If* that's the case, why doesn't he submit to the will of the people, have a vote and let them decide? Its ironic considering how hard DeGaulle worked to keep Britain from joining t...