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by Cugel
23 Sep 2018, 10:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 51
Views: 673

Re: Visitors

It is true that grey squirrels don't belong in the UK and present difficulties for our native wildlife, as well as damaging trees. So if I could press a magic button that would remove them I would. But it isn't the fault of the squirrels that they are here. Some numpty must have brought them over. ...
by Cugel
23 Sep 2018, 10:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 51
Views: 673

Re: Visitors

Greys do impact upon the red squirrel population; they are bigger, eat available food when it is 'less ripe' and therefore before reds even start to eat it and do have greater immunity to the parapox virus. It is for those reasons that island populations of red squirrel, where greys have not reache...
by Cugel
23 Sep 2018, 10:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 51
Views: 673

Re: Visitors

Doh! Doh! Yerself! I have known that since I was a little kid! Reds are present on the Isle of Wight, Brownsea and the North of our island. No need to persecute a wild animal that has no choice. Please explain why greys are a nuisance and reds arent? Al Because Reds are native and benign,Greys are ...
by Cugel
22 Sep 2018, 6:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 51
Views: 673

Re: Visitors

Until very recently - last couple of years - you were required to notify the Ministry of Agriculture - DEFRA? - if you had grey squirrels on your propert and it was an offence not to do so. ===================================================== Grey squirrels are aliens threatening the existence of ...
by Cugel
22 Sep 2018, 6:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 51
Views: 673

Re: Visitors

You'd be better off with an air rifle. They might look cute, but they're horrible things. I know squirrels who feel the same about humans. And many hedgehogs avoid us too (if they can - they fail to outrun the motorcars, especially those driven by Mr Toad). Badgers are already well shot, as they ma...
by Cugel
22 Sep 2018, 8:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: When a younger guy challenges you at the lights ...
Replies: 38
Views: 1416

Re: When a younger guy challenges you at the lights ...

That reminds me of the old 'im peeling off because my abode/route is this way or I've done xx miles already when actually they've blown up. :lol: Heard the latter more than a few times from older gents when passing on a slope., just think that's a bit sad that they are so insecure they have to some...
by Cugel
22 Sep 2018, 8:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Torch Mount For A Broke Student
Replies: 27
Views: 552

Re: Bike Torch Mount For A Broke Student

95% of cycle lights have no filtration or focus Which is fine for the low-power Two Ronnies front/rear marker sort, but with those torches, it's dazzling and thereby illegal. Totally depends how you use them ... it'll give 1000 lumens on full power but you only get about 1 hr of battery life and al...
by Cugel
21 Sep 2018, 10:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Torch Mount For A Broke Student
Replies: 27
Views: 552

Re: Bike Torch Mount For A Broke Student

Here's an interesting Jan Heine blog thingy about bicycle light patterns. As ever, it ends up with a recommendation for a particular item that Mr Heine happens to sell.... https://janheine.wordpress.com/2018/09/20/myth-14-more-lumens-make-a-better-light/ Nevertheless, the argument of the article - t...
by Cugel
21 Sep 2018, 8:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7081
Views: 196586

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

There have always been Hungry people in Britain and there always will be. Whilst many are the victim of adverse circumstances, others, even people who should be well off seem to be incapable of making sensible choices in managing their money. That's no reason to make it worse though... Meanwhile ot...
by Cugel
20 Sep 2018, 7:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Navigation pain
Replies: 37
Views: 919

Re: Navigation pain

I've never used a bike GPS, so how quick and easy is it to cobble together a route and get it onto your device? Is it easy to learn? I'm not thinking of getting one, but I'm curious. My hand-held Satmap is okay for walking, but it simply shows you where you are on an OS map of your choice. So you a...
by Cugel
20 Sep 2018, 10:01am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Tragic Proliferation of ‘Drive-Cycling’
Replies: 132
Views: 6398

Re: The Tragic Proliferation of ‘Drive-Cycling’

There's non so boring as those who claim a holier than thou approach to whatever the subject....... We virtue signallers cannot help it if you secretly find our superior modes and immaculate behaviours enviable, then cover your longing to emulate us with irrelevant criticisms. No, we can't. Anyway,...
by Cugel
20 Sep 2018, 9:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Slebs preaching again.
Replies: 15
Views: 443

Re: Slebs preaching again.

Just to add: Celebrities have a unique power from their position of being very public figures. I'd far rather they use it for stuff like this than more negative things (like, say, telling cyclists to wear helmets ;) ) The problem with those self-indulgent and often pompous celebs dishing out good a...
by Cugel
19 Sep 2018, 6:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Tragic Proliferation of ‘Drive-Cycling’
Replies: 132
Views: 6398

Re: The Tragic Proliferation of ‘Drive-Cycling’

A lot of this does appear to come across as people looking down their noses claiming to be more “pure” to the ethos of how to be a “proper cyclist” than people who drive to where they ride. All very reminiscent of Vegans sneering at Vegetarians because they’re not really committed to the cause... P...
by Cugel
19 Sep 2018, 2:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7081
Views: 196586

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

In my formative years back in the 70's I used to live on a scabby estate (not too far removed from that portrayed by Shameless). The folk on there spent all their time whining about how unfair life was, how the council did this or that person did that. But they never tried to change anything themse...
by Cugel
19 Sep 2018, 2:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7081
Views: 196586

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

My brother is a ne'er do well who's probably never done more than a couple of months work in his entire life I'd prefer not to think there's an entire class of unemployed wasters and ne'er-do-wells. If there's one then it's an outlier. If it's ten of thousands then it's policy. Why are so many peop...