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by mikeonabike
26 Aug 2019, 9:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Alpine lake tour suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: Alpine lake tour suggestions

How far would you want to go in 4-6 days? Tour round Lake Geneva is about 200km and would be quite suitable for you.
by mikeonabike
22 Aug 2019, 7:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19096
Views: 472571

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

..... yes the conncession was to the WHOLE UK WIDE backstop , NOT THE ORIGINAL Northern Ireland only backstop. BOTH are unacceptable is Boris' claim...... In which case why has he voted supporting the agreement? As did many of his cabinet. Why? 1) Because they didn't understand it? 2) Because the c...
by mikeonabike
22 Aug 2019, 7:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: MPs say people will have to get out of their cars
Replies: 48
Views: 2065

Re: MPs say people will have to get out of their cars

According to "No Planet B", using 2018 UK statistics, the biggest use of energy is transport: 38% of the total.

Truth is of course that we need to use less energy in all sectors.
by mikeonabike
22 Aug 2019, 9:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 50 books to read before you...Favourite Classic books
Replies: 47
Views: 1362

Re: 50 books to read before you...Favourite Classic books

Vorpal, I guess you have more sense than the average Pokemon Go punter.

My suggestion is For Whom The Bell Tolls by Hemingway.
by mikeonabike
22 Aug 2019, 9:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19096
Views: 472571

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

So who's position is dishonest? After three years, we need to go back to the start. An honest Brexit is possible, but nothing, so far, about the Government's approach has been honest, and for that reason it will fail. It's only a matter of how soon and how much damage is caused along the way. In te...
by mikeonabike
22 Aug 2019, 9:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19096
Views: 472571

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

The serious point is that the UK govt claims to want to avoid a hard border, and claims to believe that "alternative arrangements" can easily be devised to achieve that, even if UK quits customs union and single market. EU's response has been that just in case those arrangements won't quit...
by mikeonabike
22 Aug 2019, 9:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19096
Views: 472571

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

mercalia wrote:... But I do point the finger at the EUs dishonest position
...

So the EU is dishonest but Johnson isnt? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by mikeonabike
12 Aug 2019, 9:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on trains in Spain
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Re: Bikes on trains in Spain

I don't know about the line to Palencia, but I have been on the Feve line from Bilbao southwestwards towards Leon and it does take bikes. Also only one train a day I think, but the timings may fit better with ferry.
by mikeonabike
11 Aug 2019, 7:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling London to Amsterdam
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: Cycling London to Amsterdam

I did London-Harwich last summer using cycle.travel's route, which worked pretty well. I didn't have a GPS, but printed off the cycle.travel route maps (and cue sheets for the tricky bits) - I did use my phone to help escape the twisty maze of Chelmsford. The route's roughly NCR 13 to South Hornchu...
by mikeonabike
9 Aug 2019, 10:10am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: unwelcome sight during walk on Downs
Replies: 63
Views: 1876

Re: unwelcome sight during walk on Downs

If this graffiti is on the back of a National Trust poster, then report it to the National Trust.
by mikeonabike
19 Jul 2019, 12:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Le Vélo Francette
Replies: 7
Views: 1482

Re: Le Vélo Francette

I'd never heard of it until your post. But last month I was driving near Clecy in Suisse Normande and crossed a well-signed nice-looking cycle route - now I know what it was.

https://cycling.lavelofrancette.com/cycle-route
by mikeonabike
19 Jul 2019, 12:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 776
Views: 32769

Re: Is Trump Mad?

As an experiment, you could go up to a black police officer and tell them to go back to the country they came from. Then we will discover whether that is racist. I like that. Nice one. Sometimes something so simple really shows the quintessence of the facts. But sadly andrec hasn't responded to my ...
by mikeonabike
19 Jul 2019, 9:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 776
Views: 32769

Re: Is Trump Mad?

Those four women got their retaliation in first. They can say anything they like about the president and his policies, and they have. They appear to have a problem with the president saying anything he likes about them and their policies in return. I see no bullying by either side, just a frank exc...
by mikeonabike
18 Apr 2019, 8:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19096
Views: 472571

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

A nice article in the Grauniad about how the Irish got their act together and made UK compliance with the GFA a condition of withdrawal deal https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/apr/18/how-the-irish-backstop-emerged-as-mays-brexit-nemesis Includes this quote from Boris Johnson: people in Dublin...
by mikeonabike
12 Mar 2019, 4:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19096
Views: 472571

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

Mick F wrote:If I were an outsider and not interested in the UK at all, it would be damned obvious that the whole of Ireland as an island, should be one single and complete country.

I think most people in Ireland and GB would agree with you Mick.