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by djnotts
17 Jun 2019, 9:05am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Carradice under-saddle bag (3 off)
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Re: Carradice under-saddle bag (3 off)

Hi Rob, I'll take one please. Out at moment, will p.m.you later. Regards, Dave J.
by djnotts
6 May 2019, 8:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: End of Pensioner "Perks"
Replies: 329
Views: 7611

Re: End of Pensioner "Perks"

https://www.facebook.com/nottsctc/

Scroll down a little to a snap of recent (20 April) Ride - age range 13 to 79! Sure keeps things lively and in perspective!
by djnotts
6 May 2019, 7:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: End of Pensioner "Perks"
Replies: 329
Views: 7611

Re: End of Pensioner "Perks"

Ever increasing proportion of females on local CTC Rides - perfect! I can only manage the speed and distance of the Saturday "Easy" outings but sometimes also make my own way to lunch stops on other Rides. Very much helps dispel loneliness, but then being widowed last year I also have a ne...
by djnotts
5 May 2019, 3:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: End of Pensioner "Perks"
Replies: 329
Views: 7611

Re: End of Pensioner "Perks"

Curbing pensioner benefits could help the young, says report Not building nuclear submarines could help the young, too. And not make it harder for pensioners to get around. :roll: Amen to that. Not of pensionable age, but I object strongly to removing free senior bus passes; it increases isolation,...
by djnotts
3 May 2019, 7:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mamil bikes
Replies: 34
Views: 1247

Re: Mamil bikes

Maybe the CTC can come with some "Not Approved for CTC use" stickers we can put on such bikes ? All bikes are welcome on the CTC Member Group rides I do. And here. Some ride heavy duty tourers, some ultra-expensive carbon race reps, many will of course own both and choose according to &qu...
by djnotts
2 May 2019, 8:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: End of Pensioner "Perks"
Replies: 329
Views: 7611

Re: End of Pensioner "Perks"

Moving house is considered stressful at any age - widowed and over 70 it's both mentally and physically crushing. Plus it simply reduces what I can leave - 5 grand wasted compared with what I'll leave in say 2 years time if I simply stay put. I wonder if the baby boomer generation is the last which...
by djnotts
1 May 2019, 9:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: At the next General Election will you vote for the current MP should he/she/it be standing again?
Replies: 32
Views: 600

Re: At the next General Election will you vote for the current MP should he/she/it be standing again?

I have never voted conservative. Therefore the question is irrelevant to me. Same here. I'd sooner chop my fingers off. I shall vote for current Labour incumbent should he stand again - altho' with a slightly heavy heart given that he did vote for Article 50. The worst Labour candidate is a better,...
by djnotts
1 May 2019, 9:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: End of Pensioner "Perks"
Replies: 329
Views: 7611

Re: End of Pensioner "Perks"

Interest declared - me, old. Bus pass saves me up to 20 quid a week. As far as I can tell, cost falls to D Trans PES line (budget), but that surely over simplifies the benefits - health in particular - ability to get timely medical care, reduction in loneliness - environmental - no car - social - he...
by djnotts
4 Apr 2019, 12:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16857
Views: 405256

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

"What do you suggest in the absence of a better method of determining a way forward for the country as a whole?" Is not the problem that there iS no way forward for the country as a whole? The issue has simply underlined the fact that the UK is hugely divided - the EU being to some extent ...
by djnotts
21 Mar 2019, 12:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16857
Views: 405256

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

I'd even sign a petition simply asking that May et al cease referring to the "people". "A relatively small majority of the people who voted some time ago...." would at least acknowledge that there ARE quite a lot of "people" who do not support Brexit in any form, whatev...
by djnotts
19 Mar 2019, 7:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Peace & Reconciliation?
Replies: 30
Views: 3419

Re: Peace & Reconciliation?

"Because there were no war criminals in the IRA"

Which I neither wrote nor implied. Of course there were.
by djnotts
18 Mar 2019, 8:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Peace & Reconciliation?
Replies: 30
Views: 3419

Re: Peace & Reconciliation?

"The families of 13 innocent unarmed civilians who were murdered want those responsible to be prosecuted and to face justice. That doesn't sound like revenge to me. In fact given that it's taken 47 years to get to this point and given that no one will be prosecuted for 9 of those murders, they ...
by djnotts
18 Mar 2019, 1:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16857
Views: 405256

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

There has of course been one positive thing about the whole sorry business. ALL one needs to know about any given other person in order to know Friend or Foe, whether worth speaking to, is "leave" or "remain". If the former then at best naïve and simple minded in not understandin...