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by Snow
27 Jun 2016, 12:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Scotland comes to the rescue?
Replies: 93
Views: 3687

Re: Scotland comes to the rescue?

I lost £5 betting on Scottish independence last time, I shall never forgive my country for that :P Though I do welcome another vote, as one of the major reasons behind a lot of the fear was leaving the EU and now we're being dragged out by the very people who once sold it to us as our only hope :lol:
by Snow
24 Jun 2016, 12:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vote with pencil or pen?
Replies: 21
Views: 1034

Re: Vote with pencil or pen?

Today was my first time voting and honestly I expected security of sorts, instead their were two women at a desk in a room, that was it, they barely even spoke to me and didn't seem to care what was happening, so for me personally how my ballot was marked was the least of my worries considering anyo...
by Snow
23 Jun 2016, 2:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: what will you be doing on Referendum Day?
Replies: 76
Views: 2799

Re: what will you be doing on Referendum Day?

I assume I shall spend today despairing at humanity, though I do that most days :P I'm honestly barely decided to vote in, my problem is not with Europe, my problem is with the masses of people who keep voting for bad governments and demanding to know why the government is bad...
by Snow
18 Jun 2016, 9:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Will such Advice Really Encourage Beginners ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2606

Re: Will such Advice Really Encourage Beginners ?

Clipless pedals for beginners? What sort of sadist wrote this lol. Perhaps a marketing push? Either way I'm now trading mine in for a set of normal pedals again, having had about 25 miles of riding with them I can say my experience has been rather negative, simply stopping and starting again is a ni...
by Snow
17 Jun 2016, 8:07pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Forehead (helmet) rash.
Replies: 20
Views: 3371

Re: Forehead (helmet) rash.

Moisturise? :P Dry skin is generally an easy fix with your run of the mill moisturiser, though I'm no expert on such things.
by Snow
11 Jun 2016, 9:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The British Empire - a force for good?
Replies: 19
Views: 1178

Re: The British Empire - a force for good?

I think maybe the royal family benefited :P This reminds me of people talking about "the good old days" seemingly being oblivious as to what that actually means.
by Snow
10 Jun 2016, 3:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: GPS blackout in Hebrides, July
Replies: 13
Views: 903

Re: GPS blackout in Hebrides, July

Tin foil hats at the ready! Them over the water are planning a similar exercise in California - at least over here its being restricted to a fairly sparsely populated area where impact will be limited Scotland has a population of like 5 million, London has about 6 million, so it's as good as it rea...
by Snow
10 Jun 2016, 1:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: GPS blackout in Hebrides, July
Replies: 13
Views: 903

Re: GPS blackout in Hebrides, July

They generally these days are making sure modern militaries are prepared for an EMP attack, so it might be to do with that.
by Snow
29 May 2016, 9:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to steal a bike - Bike thief reveals tricks of the trade
Replies: 25
Views: 4908

Re: How to steal a bike - Bike thief reveals tricks of the trade

Why are we supposed to believe a single word that comes out the the mouth of a thief? By the very nature of their trade - dishonestly acquiring other folks possessions - they prove themselves deceitful and untrustworthy, so why should we believe anything they say about either their methods or their...
by Snow
29 May 2016, 6:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to steal a bike - Bike thief reveals tricks of the trade
Replies: 25
Views: 4908

Re: How to steal a bike - Bike thief reveals tricks of the trade

Why are we supposed to believe a single word that comes out the the mouth of a thief? By the very nature of their trade - dishonestly acquiring other folks possessions - they prove themselves deceitful and untrustworthy, so why should we believe anything they say about either their methods or their...
by Snow
27 May 2016, 4:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Podium Girls
Replies: 474
Views: 24554

Re: Podium Girls

It seems a lot of people these days only want to acknowledge it if it's against women and can be used to further whatever belief they have, anything else is either sexism, social conditioning or just wrong (possibly all of the above). Really I don't see why we aren't just dealing with the issues, me...
by Snow
26 May 2016, 3:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany ferries - crazy prices
Replies: 35
Views: 3311

Re: Brittany ferries - crazy prices

Could they not just reserve a couple of car spaces for bikes? Then if money is the issue just charge accordingly to off set the cost for those with bikes, though if they only use say 2 car spaces it shouldn't be a huge financial problem and you can fit in a few bikes.
by Snow
25 May 2016, 6:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ear/headphones and listening to music?
Replies: 58
Views: 3737

Ear/headphones and listening to music?

Back in my high school days me and a friend used to ride to school and it was pretty normal for us to use our mp3 players, though we didn't use the roads so it wasn't really an issue. Fast forward many years after college and I'm now using the roads after getting back in to cycling, my friend (a dif...
by Snow
25 May 2016, 6:32pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Podium Girls
Replies: 474
Views: 24554

Re: Podium Girls

I don't see the harm in getting rid of the whole thing, but I also don't see much harm in keeping it other than a knee jerk reaction of sexism, as opposed to say a well thought out valid argument using evidence, rather than opinion. I know plenty of people, including women who wouldn't care less, so...