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by Carlton green
10 Aug 2020, 10:23pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Starter Bike for (Very) Overweight Woman
Replies: 9
Views: 323

Re: Starter Bike for (Very) Overweight Woman

For a bit of background, I'm 5'6 and 23.5 st. I am SUUUUUUPER aware that that's very big and I want to do something. Because in these strange times swimming pools are closed so I thought why not cycle to lose potential stones. I haven't been on a bike since I was a child and ideally it will be cycl...
by Carlton green
10 Aug 2020, 12:53pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: The age concession: a crisis of conscience
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Re: The age concession: a crisis of conscience

That's the one. As before, putting aside the acceptability of change and promises that might have been made, why should older people (rather than poorer people) pay less? (There has now been one answer, concerning health and illness: https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=139811&p...
by Carlton green
10 Aug 2020, 12:40pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: The age concession: a crisis of conscience
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Re: The age concession: a crisis of conscience

Will I vote selfishly in my own interest or altruistically as a principled socialist? "Jeder nach seinen Fähigkeiten... " ; - ) Jonathan Everyone according to his abilities? I don’t have a crisis of conscience about the old age concession being withdrawn and the reason for that is simple:...
by Carlton green
9 Aug 2020, 10:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: WW3: The West v China?
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: WW3: The West v China?

China has been the victim of aggression and imperialism.In the second world war they were attacked by Japan.The British forced the sale of narcotics and the imports were to result in widespread opium addiction.The Spectator was once edited by today's PM who typifies a colonial perspective with his ...
by Carlton green
6 Aug 2020, 12:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: WW3: The West v China?
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: WW3: The West v China?

AN article from the Spectator makes worrying reading at the ever expansion of China? https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/sea-change-china-has-its-sights-on-the-bay-of-bengal? I just hope it isnt in my life time. Yes, it does make for interesting reading and to my way of thinking it’s very plausible...
by Carlton green
6 Aug 2020, 11:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Handlebar bag advice
Replies: 40
Views: 949

Re: Handlebar bag advice

I have a handlebar bag on my touring bike and wouldn’t be without it. If you’re able to fit a front rack to your bike then consider a randonneur bag, they are a bit bigger and IMHO likely to be even more useful. I had one for a few days, but sold it as I couldn't use my front light. Yep, that can be...
by Carlton green
4 Aug 2020, 10:19am
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: Membership rates
Replies: 117
Views: 3251

Re: Membership rates

I object in principle to means testing with a club. Fair enough for state benefits or TV licence. But a cycling club? I know it has to go to the AGM for a vote first but to even propose it....... You're forgetting,the CUK(CTC as was RIP)isn't a club with members,it's a charity that has donors.........
by Carlton green
2 Aug 2020, 9:45am
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: Membership rates
Replies: 117
Views: 3251

Re: Membership rates

I just watched the video and it seems fair enough to me. Being 65 or over doesn’t automatically get anyone cheaper electricity or food so to my mind there isn’t a case for it getting cheaper Cycling U.K. membership. Being retired also doesn’t necessarily mean that someone is on a low income either s...
by Carlton green
1 Aug 2020, 4:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mad screw threads in Moulton Mk3
Replies: 16
Views: 500

Re: Mad screw threads in Moulton Mk3

I'm in the middle of rebuilding a Moulton Mk3 fork. Unsurprisingly the screw that holds the top out stop (and retains the fork mechanism) didn't want to unscrew and had to be drilled out. This screw is about 10" down from the top of the steerer and has (allegedly, I've never seen one intact......
by Carlton green
1 Aug 2020, 2:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Using your watch as a compass
Replies: 67
Views: 1514

Re: Using your watch as a compass

Don't forget that a dog can smell better than you can see. I did wonder about that, him picking up a sent from where we had already been. However on the outward leg I let him roam in front and he picked suitable trails that ended up in an area we had a little familiarity with. To us it's probably l...
by Carlton green
1 Aug 2020, 9:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Using your watch as a compass
Replies: 67
Views: 1514

Re: Using your watch as a compass

Don't forget that a dog can smell better than you can see. I did wonder about that, him picking up a sent from where we had already been. However on the outward leg I let him roam in front and he picked suitable trails that ended up in an area we had a little familiarity with. Dog navigation is ser...
by Carlton green
1 Aug 2020, 6:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Using your watch as a compass
Replies: 67
Views: 1514

Re: Using your watch as a compass

Despite the knowledge to locate North by a few methods I still prefer a compass and map if I'm somewhere I don't know well. I also enjoy being somewhere I don't know well without map and compass relying on my innate sense of direction (as described by another but IMHO it's not innate but learned ju...
by Carlton green
31 Jul 2020, 5:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The End of the Atomic Vicar. Inevitable!!
Replies: 18
Views: 497

Re: The End of the Atomic Vicar. Inevitable!!

The regulations around nuclear power make it orders of magnitude safer than any other generation. To follow the regulations properly quite a lot of general waste should be locked up. The biggest issues have been that nuclear power stations have historically been used for nuclear weapons production....
by Carlton green
31 Jul 2020, 4:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The End of the Atomic Vicar. Inevitable!!
Replies: 18
Views: 497

Re: The End of the Atomic Vicar. Inevitable!!

They've always been bad for your health anyway,so best ended soonest mended :wink: A darn sight less bad for your health than literally any other method of electricity production. I’m pro-nuclear but there are historic and ongoing issues with the handling, storage and disposal of radioactive materi...
by Carlton green
28 Jul 2020, 10:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pointless gesture - or simple genius?
Replies: 24
Views: 690

Re: Pointless gesture - or simple genius?

I think the money would be better spent creating a more positive image of cycling in the UK. One step at a time......... Cycling’s image isn’t, I think, that bad and many people can imagine themselves cycling too, but they haven’t quite turned imagination into reality. What’s missing is something t...