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by Si
20 Feb 2018, 3:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Surrey Ride London and Classic
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Re: Surrey Ride London and Classic

Well, at least it's still on. The Birmingham Velo has been binned off this year as they couldn't get the route sorted with various other Councils. In theory it's back next year....but who knows. Perhaps it'll just be laps of the outer ring road! On the plus side, our City Ride (or whatever it's call...
by Si
20 Feb 2018, 2:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Doping whilst Curling
Replies: 21
Views: 340

Re: Doping whilst Curling

Drugs in curling.....I'm very disappointed that no one has yet made a play on words concerning being "stoned".....the once low standards of this forum are not what they were!
by Si
20 Feb 2018, 2:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should the Tea Shop have a subsection for politics, like the subsection for helmet discussion?
Replies: 63
Views: 721

Re: Should the Tea Shop have a subsection for politics, like the subsection for helmet discussion?

Why do people keep raising this again To be fair I think that the nature of the Tea Shop has changed since this issue was first aired. As has been said, lately the amount of political debate has increased dramatically. Not that I'm saying that I necessarily want a subsection*, but rather that it is...
by Si
16 Feb 2018, 5:47pm
Forum: Mountain Biking
Topic: Where's your favourite off-road ride and why?
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: Where's your favourite off-road ride and why?

Berwyns are great. As long as wayfarers isnt full of 4wds and motorcycles, like it was the last time or two i was there. Some excellent pubs too. I also have a lovely loop around lynn briane (or however you spell it). Not overly technical but includes some wonderful views plus the (allegedly) longes...
by Si
14 Feb 2018, 3:36pm
Forum: Mountain Biking
Topic: Where are all the mountain bikers?
Replies: 13
Views: 784

Re: Where are all the mountain bikers?

Yep, when I moved here 20 years ago I had a fullsusser....around the local trails it took all the fun away so ended up rigid (although it did work well in the Shropshire hills where I used to ride it). I now tend to ride off road to get away into the countryside, see the nature and the views, so I d...
by Si
13 Feb 2018, 3:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: An extreme school run
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Re: An extreme school run

I'm amazed he could get anywhere near the front of the school at speed - most of the ones I go to are choka with Chelsea trackers, etc. Although I do work at a Wellbeing Centre (what used to be called leisure centres) that regularly has cars pummel into the front wall...mostly driven by boy racer dr...
by Si
13 Feb 2018, 3:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TRP Spyre Vs Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes
Replies: 34
Views: 928

Re: TRP Spyre Vs Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes

I ride mostly round city roads to the squealing is an advantage ;-) Although TBH I've not found that the BB7s do squeal that much unless they have the correct amount of damp on them. I found that BB7s bedded in quicker...thus if you get on a new bike with Spykes don't worry if the brakes feel totall...
by Si
13 Feb 2018, 3:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The 'tragedy' of black boxes...
Replies: 28
Views: 1238

Re: The 'tragedy' of black boxes...

Mmmm, I don't know about tragedy. Depends if the alternative would have been him overtaking in a dangerous way (i.e.exceeding the speed limit). If this were the case then having him being mouthy is probably the lesser of the evils on offer. Of course, it may be that in a particular instance if could...
by Si
13 Feb 2018, 3:41pm
Forum: Mountain Biking
Topic: Where are all the mountain bikers?
Replies: 13
Views: 784

Re: Where are all the mountain bikers?

Actually, I feel completely isolated from road bikers. From; everything-carbon to electronic shifters, there is a lapse if you have anything older than 5 yrs. when I picked up some MTB mags for the first time in ages recently I felt the same about MTBers. In my day an entry to mid level bike was ar...
by Si
13 Feb 2018, 3:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you "read" enough?
Replies: 17
Views: 465

Re: Do you "read" enough?

I read at least an hour a day fiction...would love to have the time and resources to read more. I read several times that amount of non-fiction, mostly the dross you get on social media / internet which is often painful to read and contains little in the way of important information, but there is so...
by Si
11 Feb 2018, 1:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cead mile failte - we love Ireland!
Replies: 41
Views: 1673

Re: Cead mile failte - we love Ireland!

Only been once...for a day, to Dublin, back in the '90s. My memories are of horrendous traffic queues tring to get from one side of the city to the other over the river, loads of hipster looking cycle courriers sat round drinking coffee on street corners, and that the people we were working with wer...
by Si
10 Feb 2018, 10:36am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Stonehenge Tunnel = £1,600,000,000 (yes, that's right)
Replies: 83
Views: 1988

Re: Stonehenge Tunnel = £1,600,000,000 (yes, that's right)

One thing that i did notice in the tunnel reports was mention of the possibility of closing the greenway/boat that runs next to the stones. I wouldnt mind too much if it was closed to motor vehicles, although the camper vans full of new age travelers, druids and strange northern europeans do add to ...
by Si
9 Feb 2018, 4:25pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Stonehenge Tunnel = £1,600,000,000 (yes, that's right)
Replies: 83
Views: 1988

Re: £1,600,000,000 (yes, that's right)

Are we doomed to repeat what caused the end of the culture that created Stonehenge? My guess is not because we've got me current problems to doom us that I very much doubt weren't around then. Could be wrong. Perhaps the tunnel will dig up a coal fired power station built out of bluestone! the ston...
by Si
9 Feb 2018, 4:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Stonehenge Tunnel = £1,600,000,000 (yes, that's right)
Replies: 83
Views: 1988

Re: £1,600,000,000 (yes, that's right)

Archaeology is often the only way to find out about people of the past. Most of human development occurred before the written record. Even when there are written records, we often lack details to put them in context, such as social structure, or the physical organisation of places and buildings. ye...
by Si
9 Feb 2018, 12:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Stonehenge Tunnel = £1,600,000,000 (yes, that's right)
Replies: 83
Views: 1988

Re: £1,600,000,000 (yes, that's right)

I find archaeology very interesting but what is it good for, can you briefly summarise? Diolch yn fawr iawn Archaeology is often the only way to find out about people of the past. Most of human development occurred before the written record. Even when there are written records, we often lack detail...