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by Oldjohnw
23 Apr 2019, 6:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5176

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Can we be quite clear? Some have dismissed environmental concerns on the basis of an untruth ie that Greta Thunburg flew to the UK. She did not. She came by train. I don't know much about Ms Thompson although I understand that she is an actor who campaigns on quite a lot of stuff. I also believe tha...
by Oldjohnw
22 Apr 2019, 8:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5176

Re: Extinction Rebellion

We have a number of people whose main contribution to the thread is to accuse those who do their best to publicise the future climate breakdown of hypocrisy. I'll point out hypocrisy because I'm more inclined to listen to people who practice what they preach. How genuine is the concern of someone w...
by Oldjohnw
22 Apr 2019, 3:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Talk of old vehicles
Replies: 20
Views: 296

Re: Talk of old vehicles

My dad had a Ford Popular. My first car at age 18 in 1967 was a Ford Anglia with flopping back window. These cars found TV/film fame with Heartbeat and Harry Potter.
by Oldjohnw
22 Apr 2019, 2:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5176

Re: Extinction Rebellion

The figures are easy for manipulation. I remember a few years ago Stellus Savaloy or whatever the guy who invented Sqeeziejet was called, justified adding extra seats to his already crowded planes claming it reduced the amount of CO2. Of course it didn't reduce it at all: it merely reduced the per c...
by Oldjohnw
22 Apr 2019, 2:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Talk of old vehicles
Replies: 20
Views: 296

Re: Talk of old vehicles

With old cars there are some interesting developments with electric power - the latest I've seen being Aston Martin doing a conversion on a DB6 Volante mk2 ( YouTube video ), designed to be totally reversible - not even any extra holes drilled. Jaguar have done similar with an E-type & I've see...
by Oldjohnw
22 Apr 2019, 2:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?
Replies: 28
Views: 645

Re: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?

Thanks.

So not particularly a technical issue. Just something which doesn't quite know its purpose.
by Oldjohnw
22 Apr 2019, 1:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?
Replies: 28
Views: 645

Re: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?

As the unsophisticated rider of an old hybrid perhaps someone could educate me as to the problem, please. Always willing to learn.
by Oldjohnw
22 Apr 2019, 11:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A day of low pollution.
Replies: 22
Views: 298

Re: A day of low pollution.

Go camping. Use a gas stove and use fossil fuel. Light a fire or barbecue and burn down Yorkshire. So eat salad. All imported.
by Oldjohnw
22 Apr 2019, 10:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Face of the Tory Welfare State
Replies: 18
Views: 369

Re: The Face of the Tory Welfare State

A system devised and brought in by Labour... you really think they would be any better? No, New Labour ie; Tories in red ties. Going off the report and this man's list of illnesses how could anyone pass him fit for work? It isn't really anything to do with being fit for work. Just about funding tax...
by Oldjohnw
22 Apr 2019, 9:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A day of low pollution.
Replies: 22
Views: 298

Re: A day of low pollution.

I never venture out on a BH, even when I was working. Even the Cheviots get busy. Last I heard there were about a dozen people there which is about eleven too many. I may wander round the village or along the river. Shed roof repair day: no excuses, apparently. My shower even used solid shampoo bar....
by Oldjohnw
22 Apr 2019, 7:32am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Quiet site near Loch Ness
Replies: 27
Views: 627

Re: Quiet site near Loch Ness

I stayed at both the Foyers C and C site and the one at Dingwall, when I completed my JOGLE 4 years ago. I was not a member of the C and C Club at the time and had no problem getting into either site at the backpackers rate which was around £8 to £10. The site at Foyers has brilliant facilities inc...
by Oldjohnw
22 Apr 2019, 7:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: handlebar bag
Replies: 14
Views: 329

Re: handlebar bag

Just purchased a Vaude: £53 incl klick fit.

Now reduced to £40 at Wiggle.


https://www.wiggle.co.uk/vaude-road-ii-handlebar-bag/
by Oldjohnw
22 Apr 2019, 7:18am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Card of explanation.
Replies: 16
Views: 271

Re: Card of explanation.

I've only ever been 'told' to wear a helmet: by Mrs Oldjohnw.

Argument is futile. Logic is pointless. Evidence is irrelevant.
by Oldjohnw
22 Apr 2019, 7:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Notre Dame....
Replies: 63
Views: 974

Re: Notre Dame....

Meanwhile, churches in Sri Lanka and mosques in Christchurch get blown up and fired on on holy daysand hundreds die.

Jolly old place, our beautiful world.
by Oldjohnw
21 Apr 2019, 2:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14656
Views: 357726

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

We should aim for about a dozen options. That way we can have another undecisive poll and we can faff about for three more years and get nowhere.

And so ad infinitum.

But Brexit will still mean Brexit. Wot the people voted for.