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by Thornyone
21 Jul 2020, 6:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice on cycling shoes
Replies: 0
Views: 146

Advice on cycling shoes

I need some new footwear for cycling. I have been happily using a pair of Hi Tec sort of gym shoes, but they seem no longer available. They were more comfy than a pair of Shimano SPD shoes I have, and easier to get into toeclips. Requirements: 1) For use with toe clips, not clipless, so rigid sole u...
by Thornyone
5 Jul 2020, 1:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 291
Views: 5752

Re: CUK supports BLM

[/quote] I understand that,but how has Leicester become predominently ethnic majority,I can understand ethnic areas,but unless the ethnic population is a majority there can't be totally ethnic schools or is it just certain areas. But I'm more interested in what you think the answer is and why the so...
by Thornyone
5 Jul 2020, 10:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 291
Views: 5752

Re: CUK supports BLM

Your point about lack of Asian riders being what? I live in Leicester, and I do see increasing numbers of Asian riders, usually away from the roads, as well quite a lot of black riders. OTOH, none of the Asians in my road seems to ride a bike. Perhaps because they can’t afford a bike? Not likely, b...
by Thornyone
5 Jul 2020, 9:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 291
Views: 5752

Re: CUK supports BLM

...... The garden of multicultural delights is not quite blooming in the way that the scriptwriters would have us believe. Why do you think that is? A host of reasons. Mainly sheer numbers. When immigrants are in a minority, there is more need for them to integrate and learn English. When “minoriti...
by Thornyone
5 Jul 2020, 9:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 291
Views: 5752

Re: CUK supports BLM

Leicester, Right at the Centre, has a particular ethnic makeup and is not typical, one could say it is pioneering, leading Is it the future? Does it work? Quite possibly the future for quite a few places in Britain. Does it work? Not really, in my opinion. The garden of multicultural delights is no...
by Thornyone
5 Jul 2020, 9:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 291
Views: 5752

Re: CUK supports BLM

.... I suggest you emerge for a while from rural Britain and experience reality. Rural Britain is real too, you know. Towns and cities with a lot of ethnic diversity are a reality, but they are not the only reality :lol: Though I take the rest of what you say as a valid opinion based on your own ex...
by Thornyone
5 Jul 2020, 9:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 291
Views: 5752

Re: CUK supports BLM

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by Thornyone
4 Jul 2020, 2:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I will be breaching lockdown today: any thoughts?
Replies: 38
Views: 1082

Re: I will be breaching lockdown today: any thoughts?

. It may well be that Leicester is therefore in no way unique in this respect. OTOH, given the fact that the highest number of infections in Leicester is in “Asian” areas (though the council says that infection numbers “broadly” reflect the ethnic makeup of the city*), it is likely that high densit...
by Thornyone
4 Jul 2020, 9:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I will be breaching lockdown today: any thoughts?
Replies: 38
Views: 1082

Re: I will be breaching lockdown today: any thoughts?

Enjoy your rides. You have done nothing wrong, legally or morally. On your point about supermarkets, it could be argued that as we are trying to quickly contain an excess of cases in Leicester it might be best for folk in the surrounding areas to avoid going to the same supermarkets as people from ...
by Thornyone
4 Jul 2020, 8:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I will be breaching lockdown today: any thoughts?
Replies: 38
Views: 1082

Re: I will be breaching lockdown today: any thoughts?

There is now more information about the lockdown on the Leicester City Council website: https://www.leicester.gov.uk/your-council/coronavirus/coronavirus-in-leicester-latest-news/common-questions-on-leicester-lockdown/ Exercise is referred to in the travel query (third on list). AFAIK police at the ...
by Thornyone
3 Jul 2020, 10:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I will be breaching lockdown today: any thoughts?
Replies: 38
Views: 1082

Re: I will be breaching lockdown today: any thoughts?

The whole problem with Covid 19 and the sort of mess we have in Leicester is that people seem incapable of seeing the obvious. My going for a bike ride ALONE (that is to say BY MYSELF, NOT, REPEAT NOT, meeting anyone else, and OUT OF DOORS) poses no threat to others. The virus has been spread becau...
by Thornyone
3 Jul 2020, 9:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I will be breaching lockdown today: any thoughts?
Replies: 38
Views: 1082

Re: I will be breaching lockdown today: any thoughts?

The whole problem with Covid 19 and the sort of mess we have in Leicester is that people seem incapable of seeing the obvious. My going for a bike ride ALONE (that is to say BY MYSELF, NOT, REPEAT NOT, meeting anyone else, and OUT OF DOORS) poses no threat to others. The virus has been spread becaus...
by Thornyone
3 Jul 2020, 8:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I will be breaching lockdown today: any thoughts?
Replies: 38
Views: 1082

Re: I will be breaching lockdown today: any thoughts?

As I understand your post, you intend being self- sufficient, meeting no-one and remaining outdoors? I think you are absolutely meeting the spirit of the rules and should feel no guilt. Absolutely. If I did actually encounter another individual I would, as I have all along, practice 2 metre minimum...
by Thornyone
3 Jul 2020, 8:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I will be breaching lockdown today: any thoughts?
Replies: 38
Views: 1082

I will be breaching lockdown today: any thoughts?

Since the beginning of the lockdown in March I have met no-one outside my 2 person household and the closest I have been to others has been during the horrid weekly supermarket trip, wearing a mask. I have cycled during the whole time, alone, though sometimes passing others on narrowish paths (breat...
by Thornyone
8 Jun 2020, 5:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cannot adjust index gears satisfactorily
Replies: 12
Views: 409

Re: Cannot adjust index gears satisfactorily

I don’t think I explained this very well. The chain has no trouble moving up and down through all sprockets from smallest to largest cog and back again. The problem is that when the cable tension is adequate to shift from smallest to next smallest sprocket, it seems to be too much cable tension to a...