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by Cugel
23 Feb 2019, 11:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Something new to watch out for!
Replies: 23
Views: 778

Re: Something new to watch out for!

Cycling towards a familiar roundabout, check in my mirror for cars trying to exercise a last minute overtake when I'm suddenly buzzed by an electric bike clocking nearly 30mph. I'm not sure where he came from (he possibly hopped off the adjacent cycle patch because he went back onto the cycle path ...
by Cugel
23 Feb 2019, 10:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Something new to watch out for!
Replies: 23
Views: 778

Re: Something new to watch out for!

I'm not against e-bikes, I just think that the top speeds of them are too high for a significant number of users that has safety implications as well as giving the opportunity to crack the power train just as people did BITD on 50cc mopeds :? :? I'm not against xxxx is usually the opening statement...
by Cugel
23 Feb 2019, 10:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)
Replies: 48
Views: 897

Re: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)

(snip) Love your approach. But. Cycling takes place by Male and Female events. Not your choice, not mine, but the world governing bodies choice. Reality, now ... reality. While we allow men to pretend to be women to win women's events ... then Cycling, not individuals, should be ashamed of themselv...
by Cugel
23 Feb 2019, 6:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Something new to watch out for!
Replies: 23
Views: 778

Re: Something new to watch out for!

There's a couple of problems with e-bikes and e-scooters and e-skateboards alike: -almost instant acceleration -brakes that aren't upgraded -user that may not be used to ride at such speed Been able to go from zero to 20mph in a couple of seconds, anytime and anywhere, can be bliss for some but fea...
by Cugel
23 Feb 2019, 6:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Something new to watch out for!
Replies: 23
Views: 778

Re: Something new to watch out for!

E-bikes are not faster per se than ordinary bikes. ... (snip) Well they allow people to go faster than they could do ordinarily in many situations, this includes on the flat, if you've got assistance then you are using less effort elsewhere, that means you can go significantly faster over your ride...
by Cugel
23 Feb 2019, 2:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)
Replies: 48
Views: 897

Re: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)

Why do we separate competitions based on gender but not body-type or other genetic conditions and states? Is it fair to allow big muscley blokes to play rugby against skinny wee blokes? Of course it is. Therefore it must be fair to allow skinny wee women to play against both of them. After all, the...
by Cugel
23 Feb 2019, 1:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The gang of how many?
Replies: 149
Views: 3044

Re: The gang of how many?

(snip) ......the Tory party isn't nor ever has been left wing.It does the most and least it can do to aquire power for it's wealthmasters who's one aim is money and power and to keep the status quo. If the past decade hasn't taught us that then we haven't any capacity to learn. Well then, "we&...
by Cugel
23 Feb 2019, 9:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The gang of how many?
Replies: 149
Views: 3044

Re: The gang of how many?

(snip) ......the Tory party isn't nor ever has been left wing.It does the most and least it can do to aquire power for it's wealthmasters who's one aim is money and power and to keep the status quo. If the past decade hasn't taught us that then we haven't any capacity to learn. Well then, "we&...
by Cugel
23 Feb 2019, 8:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)
Replies: 48
Views: 897

Re: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)

Yes. It is not the situation yet, and may never be, but in theory we could arrive at a situation in which females who were born as females would have no hope of competing at the highest level in certain sports because the top tier would be occupied by females who were born male. How do we address t...
by Cugel
22 Feb 2019, 10:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why is it always an Audi
Replies: 109
Views: 11700

Re: Why is it always an Audi

No status attached to cars any longer, most are company owned and those that aren't are purchased on sub vented rate finance deals by those who can ill afford them. J. Ha ha - tell that to the many poseurs and macho men (also the wimmin variety) who go about in lookit-me-the-important-one mode. But...
by Cugel
22 Feb 2019, 10:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Something new to watch out for!
Replies: 23
Views: 778

Re: Something new to watch out for!

Hi, Yeah Seen it all before, the trouble with that sort of speed is that it is finite on the battery. I mostly catch all the pedalecs And leave them behind :) The one that did get away I just overtaken Then he blasted past me twice my speed :evil: Was tracking him down then he turned off to his hou...
by Cugel
22 Feb 2019, 10:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Something new to watch out for!
Replies: 23
Views: 778

Re: Something new to watch out for!

E-bikes are faster Speed=danger :( Better not move at all then. :-) E-bikes are not faster per se than ordinary bikes. You might manage to go a bit faster up a hill on one than the fellow on the unassisted version of the bike - until you reach 25kph. Above that speed you will be marginally slower o...
by Cugel
22 Feb 2019, 9:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The gang of how many?
Replies: 149
Views: 3044

Re: The gang of how many?

A bit thin on the detail. You probably refer to Henry Willink (minister for health in the coalition government). His 1944 proposal had cross party support despite many compromises. With the compromises taken out, go check how many times the Tory party voted against it. Already withdrawn because it ...
by Cugel
21 Feb 2019, 10:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The gang of how many?
Replies: 149
Views: 3044

Re: The gang of how many?

I think both parties are being led, not by Corbyn or May but by extremists. Corbyn should come off the fence and either back Brexit even without a deal or a new referendum. May needs to stand up the ERG and take them on. In my view they are already a separate Tory party and choose when to support M...
by Cugel
21 Feb 2019, 9:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The gang of how many?
Replies: 149
Views: 3044

Re: The gang of how many?

Three Tories, all female, Plus Three! I believe in the Impossible, it happened in 1989 A great centre party shall swamp the others and stop This Madness A wishful thunk is understandable but, essentially, useless in difficult times. Worse, some wishful thunks can draw a blinker over one's eye so th...