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by Tangled Metal
9 Jul 2020, 10:24pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Gwynedd Passing Distance signs
Replies: 19
Views: 373

Re: Gwynedd Passing Distance signs

Several roads in the Silverdale and Arnside AONB area had large passing distance signs 2 or 3 years ago. I thought they were metal signs on metal posts but I don't really notice them now like they've been taken down Whether plastic or metal the fact they're up is positive but I believe a thread on h...
by Tangled Metal
6 Jul 2020, 11:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Google planning to buy Fitbit, petition against to protect privacy
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Google planning to buy Fitbit, petition against to protect privacy

People worry about Google more than most other tech companies. You sign up to any app you've sold your data already. As to who owns the data well they do and they all monetise it. Intel bought out basis watch failed to gain traction. I think anther player for withings which still operates. I think G...
by Tangled Metal
6 Jul 2020, 10:48am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Please restrict your User Signature to three lines MAXIMUM
Replies: 18
Views: 1186

Re: Please restrict your User Signature to three lines MAXIMUM

Signatures turned off. I don't want to see use of divisive terms for cyclists, long lists of bikes, supposedly witty comments and googled quotes of Chinese philosophers or literary luminaries that I suppose are meant to show how well read you are (Google search often means only Google is well read m...
by Tangled Metal
5 Jul 2020, 10:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 261
Views: 4265

Re: Antisocial cyclists

Perhaps if we'd all had received more waves and hellos on our last bike rides we'd not be arguing?
by Tangled Metal
4 Jul 2020, 4:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 261
Views: 4265

Re: Antisocial cyclists

TM, are you from the Language Police? :wink: Which single word do you suggest? Maybe we could say all we want to with a couple of hundred words, dumming down is the word for that :? Just remembered another word I used, 'whiner' for ebike (makes a whining noise) If you use emoticons it might help pe...
by Tangled Metal
4 Jul 2020, 4:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 261
Views: 4265

Re: Antisocial cyclists

I thought hikers were more about longer walks in the countryside possibly involving multiple days which would then drift into backpacker. Walkers are people who might be walking locally on nearby footpaths or footways. The former needs more kit than the latter. However it's also true that hiker and ...
by Tangled Metal
4 Jul 2020, 4:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 261
Views: 4265

Re: Antisocial cyclists

I used to frequent a running forum quite some years ago. I was doing more walking than cycling so I thought I'd take up running to help that. I remember one thread where some people were taken to task by a long established and popular member of the forum over the use of terms such as jogger and runn...
by Tangled Metal
3 Jul 2020, 9:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: School run anyone?
Replies: 47
Views: 1099

Re: School run anyone?

Basically I suspect those countries prefer the option of providing [safe] options rather than trying to make drivers safer. Unfortunately our countryside isn't really the place for that hence more car use or public transport if there is any. How is our countryside any less the place for safe walkin...
by Tangled Metal
2 Jul 2020, 11:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 261
Views: 4265

Re: Antisocial cyclists

It's not the same. People help others despite never saying hi or waving or any other form of social contact. It doesn't bother me but I don't think it can be called antisocial to not reply we all have our own views on what is social and what isn't. Not saying hi or waving to strangers isn't antisoci...
by Tangled Metal
2 Jul 2020, 11:15pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Aldi July 2020 offers - chair and sleeping bag
Replies: 15
Views: 480

Re: Aldi July 2020 offers - chair and sleeping bag

We got a previous incarnation of the Aldi lightweight sleeping bag. It's thin and but very warm. If these are similar then a liner won't make them suitable outside of summer. IIRC we bought them to cycle tour in summer in Netherlands. First weekend car camping with them we bought some good quality ...
by Tangled Metal
2 Jul 2020, 9:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 261
Views: 4265

Re: Antisocial cyclists

Since when is shooting it a hi across the road the same as stopping to help someone in difficulties? It's totally separate matter. I stop to help but I don't give a shout out to someone across the road. We're basically discussing the greeting matter and you guys are confusing that with helping peopl...
by Tangled Metal
2 Jul 2020, 9:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: School run anyone?
Replies: 47
Views: 1099

Re: School run anyone?

In the real world that makes no difference. It still makes it unsafe to use for young children whether cycling or walking. Out of curiosity, what's the Danish or Dutch response? Would they say the road isn't unsafe is the drivers or perhaps provide safe provision for non motorized transportation? Ba...
by Tangled Metal
2 Jul 2020, 2:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 261
Views: 4265

Re: Antisocial cyclists

We differ for sure.
by Tangled Metal
2 Jul 2020, 2:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you really want to go to heaven?
Replies: 46
Views: 937

Re: Do you really want to go to heaven?

Entirely possible but the reality is those good things did happen due to religion. Not denying that - my point is that all of those good things, like kindness, helping your neighbour, cooking food for strangers, objecting to cruelty, looking after animals, sticking up for the oppressed etc. etc. ca...
by Tangled Metal
2 Jul 2020, 1:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: School run anyone?
Replies: 47
Views: 1099

Re: School run anyone?

Schools are too big, they should be smaller and more numerous. Many middle class parents insist on sending their kiddies to 'better' schools that may be far from home Maybe boarding could be a solution, home just at weekends? There's one small high school in our town. It's ok but if your kid has ab...