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by DaveReading
5 Jul 2020, 8:20am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 261
Views: 4265

Re: Antisocial cyclists

When I go out for 20-30 miles in cycling shorts/jersey/helmet/gloves/cycle shoes, then I'm doing what cyclists do, so I gues that makes me one. When I jump on the bike for to ride to the shops, pub or my volunteer job in jeans/t-shirt/windcheater/whatever, then I'm a person on a bike, and perfectly...
by DaveReading
4 Jul 2020, 9:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 261
Views: 4265

Re: Antisocial cyclists

When I go out for 20-30 miles in cycling shorts/jersey/helmet/gloves/cycle shoes, then I'm doing what cyclists do, so I gues that makes me one. When I jump on the bike for to ride to the shops, pub or my volunteer job in jeans/t-shirt/windcheater/whatever, then I'm a person on a bike, and perfectly ...
by DaveReading
8 Jun 2020, 9:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9315

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

Carlton green wrote:However, give that a protest did take place in Wolverhampton the fact (I’d like verification please)

You suspect that all the media reports about it are fake news ?
by DaveReading
2 Jun 2020, 9:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: KMC chain link came undone
Replies: 30
Views: 1264

Re: KMC chain link came undone

reohn2 wrote:The only problem I've had with power/quick links is an 8sp KMC one that was a slack fit which I didn't like at all

KMC make two types of 8-speed quick link. The pin lengths differ by 0.2mm, sounds like you may have used the longer one when you really needed the shorter one.
by DaveReading
29 May 2020, 10:47pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 802
Views: 33311

Re: Cyril's linguistic walkabout: 'can' & 'may'

So, how might one distinguish between things that are possible but not allowed, and things that are possible AND allowed, without using can + may? Or do people under 40 not know or care about the difference? Why do you need to use "may" at all ? There's a perfectly good, unambiguous way t...
by DaveReading
29 May 2020, 8:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Test, Track and Trace - I don't understand
Replies: 35
Views: 765

Re: Test, Track and Trace - I don't understand

mjr wrote:That's easy enough to fake. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caller_ID_spoofing

Why would anyone bother going to those lengths ?

Fake CV calls are more likely to be from pranksters than from someone trying to defraud you (how?).
by DaveReading
28 May 2020, 9:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1377
Views: 29963

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

Boris has done well so far to show them that such unpleasant and populist tactics won't work with him. He has the potential to be one of our great prime ministers in modern times, ranking alongside Churchill and Thatcher. Getting Brexit done puts him well on the way to that status. Do you know a go...
by DaveReading
21 May 2020, 8:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Longer rides post CV lockdown.
Replies: 38
Views: 1451

Re: Longer rides post CV lockdown.

arnsider wrote:The whole point of the stay at home message is to avoid tying up the emergency services with road accidents.

Is the stay-at-home message only aimed at cyclists, then?

I thought it applied to everyone, whether or not they were planning to indulge in dangerous activities like cycling.
by DaveReading
21 May 2020, 8:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 778
Views: 21363

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

If you say people can go to he seaside for the day do you a) congratulate them for doing as they are told, or b) fine them for doing as they are told and turn them back? Asking for a friend. I'd have a quiet word with whoever told your friend that he/she had to go to the seaside. It's not compulsory.
by DaveReading
20 May 2020, 6:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The 'M' Word Motorist
Replies: 72
Views: 2276

Re: The 'M' Word Motorist

I just feel sorry for these poor residents.

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by DaveReading
17 May 2020, 2:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist Dismount sign for a railway crossing : Why?
Replies: 41
Views: 1877

Re: Cyclist Dismount sign for a railway crossing : Why?

according to the Highway Code a blue sign gives right of way to drivers There is only one reference in the entire Highway Code to "right of way": "General rules, techniques and advice for all drivers and riders (103 to 158): The rules in The Highway Code do not give you the right of ...
by DaveReading
14 May 2020, 5:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist fined for riding on the M58
Replies: 49
Views: 1620

Re: Incredible!

jgurney wrote:There are numerous cases of motorists driving into deep fords and other stupid places because a satnav told them to.

I have to confess that I initially misread that as "driving into deep fjords". :?
by DaveReading
3 May 2020, 11:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Security Advice sought
Replies: 14
Views: 545

Re: Cycle Security Advice sought

Marcus Aurelius wrote:IProper bike thieves have an M.O. which includes leaving the stolen bike attached to something with their own lock, for a few days. They then watch it, to see if it’s tracked or not.

Forgive me asking, but how exactly does that work ?
by DaveReading
3 May 2020, 7:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Weird Food Combinations you enjoy.
Replies: 49
Views: 1035

Re: Weird Food Combinations you enjoy.

Sardines on toast, sprinkled with chopped garlic.
by DaveReading
29 Apr 2020, 6:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 427
Views: 11107

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

Oldjohnw wrote:We used to feel sorry for Italy.

Feeling desperately sorry for Italy would still seem to be a legitimate reaction.