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by JQ666
20 Feb 2009, 1:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things we use that should never be manufactured again
Replies: 21
Views: 1472

Lawrie9 wrote:Bikes. For every one in use there are 15 in sheds and garages lying ldle.


How do 'they' know? When was the last bike census done?
by JQ666
16 Feb 2009, 8:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car free family
Replies: 78
Views: 5697

The reason for targetting SUVs (often incorectly labeled 4x4s) is because of the gratuitous excess of a 5L petrol engined tank to carry little Johny (20Kg) to school in Chelsea. This is such an obvious example of the worst excesses. The journey could be done in a micra (or even on a bike). Surely t...
by JQ666
13 Feb 2009, 5:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car free family
Replies: 78
Views: 5697

Neil Fat Man On A Bike wrote:Both my Landcruiser and my wifes Saab are 12 years old. My last Landcruiser was retired at the age of 21.


A Landcruiser came to my rescue last weekend - towed my useless rear wheel drive motor out of a rural pub carpark full of snow & ice. Now, I see the point of 4x4's :)
by JQ666
17 Dec 2008, 9:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Twenty Questions #4
Replies: 52
Views: 2952

would there no longer be sufficient clearance for your 700c wheel & tyre?
by JQ666
17 Dec 2008, 8:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?
Replies: 358
Views: 43015

That leaves 2/ While I'm sure it's right that this has an effect, it can't be the only thing that accounts for the disparity in numbers between male and female cyclists. My wife would never cycle on the main roads, and would never cycle up any kind of prolonged incline. This would be the case wheth...
by JQ666
17 Dec 2008, 8:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Carbon or titanium - which is best for Audax?
Replies: 0
Views: 628

I can't afford either, sorry :cry:
by JQ666
17 Dec 2008, 8:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help - I can't hear!
Replies: 50
Views: 4306

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/the_daily_politics/7788033.stm When you listen to this tripe on a supposedly serious politics show (I wonder if that is the case when Anita Anand introduces Phillips as a "proper ledge" :shock: ) then you begin to see the widespread prejudices against...
by JQ666
17 Dec 2008, 8:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lousy cyclists
Replies: 62
Views: 5900

I am amazed that some on this forum seem so unconcerned by dangerous and inconsiderate cycling. It is this type of thing which increases the prejudice against cycling by many motorists. I think many are concerned about dangerous & inconsiderate cycling, however the initial post didn't really hi...
by JQ666
17 Dec 2008, 7:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Twenty Questions (Pt3)
Replies: 62
Views: 3320

mudguard rattling against under-side of rack?
by JQ666
17 Dec 2008, 7:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help - I can't hear!
Replies: 50
Views: 4306

jan19 wrote:I'd welcome anything which might make people stop and think seriously before they bought an animal.

Or have a child I suppose. (sorry, don't mean to go into Daily Mail mode)




...or a bike.
by JQ666
17 Dec 2008, 6:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help - I can't hear!
Replies: 50
Views: 4306

I saw a smoking cyclist today :evil: Of course, I did my duty and reported this evil excuse for a person! it may have been me. to whom did you report them/me, and for what? presumably they/i wasn't riding & smoking in a public building? The police, of course. They took a statement and agreed it...
by JQ666
17 Dec 2008, 5:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help - I can't hear!
Replies: 50
Views: 4306

I saw a smoking cyclist today :evil:

Of course, I did my duty and reported this evil excuse for a person!
by JQ666
17 Dec 2008, 4:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help - I can't hear!
Replies: 50
Views: 4306

Seem to be hearing / seeing these sorts of statements in the media more regularly. Perhaps we're being gradually softened up for some sort of tax / licencing introduction :shock: I've seen policemen on their bicycles - if they can catch me I'll pay it, until then... Wonder if they'll have a 'high p...
by JQ666
17 Dec 2008, 2:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help - I can't hear!
Replies: 50
Views: 4306

hubgearfreak wrote:
numbnuts wrote:silly old fart


quite.
why are the BBC digging up coffins and broadcasting the thoughts of the senile?


Seem to be hearing / seeing these sorts of statements in the media more regularly.

Perhaps we're being gradually softened up for some sort of tax / licencing introduction :shock:
by JQ666
17 Dec 2008, 2:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help - I can't hear!
Replies: 50
Views: 4306

"collisions and abuse often follow" - I saw loads of bike collisions whilst out today. :wink:

I'm off down to the Post Office now to register my bike as it will give "complete security for cyclists themselves".

I'll have a pint of whatever Leslie Phillips has been drinking!