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by roubaixtuesday
18 Jan 2020, 10:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: BLACK ICE & How to stay safe road riding in winter.
Replies: 64
Views: 1779

Re: BLACK ICE & How to stay safe road riding in winter.

There's nothing you can do once on ice on normal tyres. It's amazing how unexpectedly and quickly you can go down.

As others have said, stick to gritted main roads helps, ice spiked tyres solves the problem. Other than that, it's basically just luck whether you stay up or not.
by roubaixtuesday
18 Jan 2020, 8:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should we celebrate leaving the EU
Replies: 46
Views: 1109

Re: Should we celebrate leaving the EU

At a time when we should be trying to unite a divided country Boris's plans smack of triumphalism, we won you lost! Remember, just under half the vote was to remain. Leaving the EU should be done without celebration, just let it fade from the headlines and deal with the task of getting some sort of...
by roubaixtuesday
17 Jan 2020, 7:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gloves for cycling
Replies: 30
Views: 1109

Re: Gloves for cycling

I suffer from terrible cold hands - maybe Reynaud's our practice nurse reckons. The tip I can offer is take two or maybe more pairs of gloves on any substantial ride in the wet. Just swap them over when they're wet through. Dry warm hands. Bliss. I have the same problem, and use these (rather expen...
by roubaixtuesday
16 Jan 2020, 3:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Inner Tube to prevent punctures.
Replies: 16
Views: 580

Re: Best Inner Tube to prevent punctures.

Hi, I have recently switch to Continental Grand Prix 4 Season Folding Road Tyre as I commute to work all year, I am using Continental Quality Road Long Valve Inner Tube which are good, but I have had a few punctures, is it just the time of year or is there a better inner tube I can use to be more r...
by roubaixtuesday
16 Jan 2020, 2:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Karma
Replies: 9
Views: 500

Re: Karma

Last night I had a car pull alongside me blaring the horn and shouting that I should be on the shared use pavement and not on the road. (this is a common occurrence but with the path unlit, having 2 bus stops and any number of unseen hazards along it I prefer the road) Anyway - I got the car reg an...
by roubaixtuesday
16 Jan 2020, 9:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21540
Views: 530703

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

al_yrpal wrote:We'll see! The 'experts' have a pretty poor record over the last few years. And, you seem to think we will just sit there like a rabbit in the headlights. People adapt...

Al


The analogy is cycling into a headwind. Can you adapt? Somewhat. Will it always be harder than a calm day? Yes.
by roubaixtuesday
16 Jan 2020, 9:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vanishing Topics?
Replies: 127
Views: 2951

Re: Vanishing Topics?

Nope! Not naming anyone. Not least because one regular poster I once had those banning thoughts about seems to have changed. I actually like reading what that poster puts out now. People change or an accommodation comes about where people can decide to not take things so seriously if they disagree....
by roubaixtuesday
16 Jan 2020, 7:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vanishing Topics?
Replies: 127
Views: 2951

Re: Vanishing Topics?

Nope! Not naming anyone. Not least because one regular poster I once had those banning thoughts about seems to have changed. I actually like reading what that poster puts out now. People change or an accommodation comes about where people can decide to not take things so seriously if they disagree....
by roubaixtuesday
16 Jan 2020, 6:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21540
Views: 530703

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

Pete, its people and companies who decide on trade, not Superstates. Deciders are the spec, quality, availability and cost amongst others. I dont think you understand trade? A free trade deal will be the result and that wont have a massive effect on our EU trade. But...increased trade with non EU c...
by roubaixtuesday
16 Jan 2020, 6:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21540
Views: 530703

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

So what? They dont want to loose that 10%, and trade wont stop, our economies are closely intertwined. The EU will sign up by the end of this year on terms very close to how things are now, its in the EUs interests. Its companies and people that determine business not trade blocs. Obviously all thi...
by roubaixtuesday
15 Jan 2020, 10:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vanishing Topics?
Replies: 127
Views: 2951

Re: Vanishing Topics?

Imho the evicted poster was only one person who misused the freedoms to post on here. The political hacks who browbeat opponents need ejecting too. For political threads to work everyone needs to play nice. By that I believe acceptance of others rights to their views is at the core. That acceptance...
by roubaixtuesday
15 Jan 2020, 10:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21540
Views: 530703

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

Nor were you. In 2018 we had a £66 billion trade deficit with Europe. The security stuff and the military spending shortfall is a matter of recent record and various press reports. They need us more than we need them... Debunked? I dont think so. Al You don't understand the economics of trade. Trad...
by roubaixtuesday
15 Jan 2020, 6:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21540
Views: 530703

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

al_yrpal wrote:...they need us more than we need them...

Al


You've got real talent there Al, you should try stand up.
by roubaixtuesday
15 Jan 2020, 5:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21540
Views: 530703

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

Why do you think its funny? The referendum was a serious question and as it turned out it had huge implications. Referendum questions should be simple and clear so that they can be easily understood by everyone, not just lawyers. In the event the question was misleading. If we give the government o...
by roubaixtuesday
15 Jan 2020, 4:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 328
Views: 6751

Re: The next Labour Leader

With regard to the armed forces I just want a PM who, like Labour PMs of the past, is committed to working within NATO for the foreseeable future. These used to be mainstream Labour views, but not anymore. I don't think this is true at all. There's a Labour leadership contest at the moment and AFAI...