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by meic
19 Oct 2018, 12:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: MP's free travel
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: MP's free travel

My MP has been missing out.
Apparently he hasnt had a single free trip given to him.
by meic
19 Oct 2018, 11:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hanging a swing from a tree
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Hanging a swing from a tree

I would give up on having the connection at the top. Use your ingenious technique to get a longer rope around the branch and do all the fixing to the swing at the bottom. I would also use two ropes (unless you want to spin around all the time too) and use a cheap shackle (available from Screwfix for...
by meic
19 Oct 2018, 9:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car Indicators - Is it me?
Replies: 36
Views: 923

Re: Car Indicators - Is it me?

Maybe indicators should be banned :wink: Drove a Japanese car once (This One You Ought To Avoid), the indicator stalk was on the right!!! Been there, done that, wiped the windscreen on entry to a roundabout - dangerous! Rule 97 Before setting off. You should ensure that ... you know where all the c...
by meic
19 Oct 2018, 9:15am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: HC update - opening motor vehicle doors ...
Replies: 12
Views: 432

Re: HC update - opening motor vehicle doors ...

Oh no not the Dutch Reach again. Please will anyone who is still perpetuating this nonsense get into a car, try it and see for yourself that IT DOESN'T WORK. Reach over to the door handle with the wrong hand and press your face right up to the window and enjoy a magnificent vie of ... your door pil...
by meic
18 Oct 2018, 10:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of clothing?
Replies: 22
Views: 588

Re: Spf of clothing?

do real men down there use sun cream?

I didnt.
They use zinc block. That stuff that makes the cricket fans look as if they are wearing war paint.
by meic
17 Oct 2018, 11:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: City centre cycling ban
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: City centre cycling ban

By the same logic and on the same grounds we should ban all cars, everywhere.
I bet there has already been somebody killed by a car in Worcester this year, rather than it just being thought to be a matter of time before it happens.
by meic
16 Oct 2018, 10:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How Do You Find "Nice" Cycle Areas And Routes
Replies: 29
Views: 869

Re: How Do You Find "Nice" Cycle Areas And Routes

I would say that it is overzealous in that respect. However, if you are doing a circular ride just for the sake of a ride, it doesnt matter one bit that there is a much, much, easier, shorter route possible. What does matter is that it can take you somewhere that is absolutely filthy and trashes you...
by meic
16 Oct 2018, 10:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How Do You Find "Nice" Cycle Areas And Routes
Replies: 29
Views: 869

Re: How Do You Find "Nice" Cycle Areas And Routes

Does it automatically choose quieter / cycle routes rather than main roads?

Yes, apparently it has data about traffic volumes which it calls on.
by meic
16 Oct 2018, 10:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Do you find it harder to take risks as you get older?
Replies: 32
Views: 1078

Re: Do you find it harder to take risks as you get older?

A lot of these things are nowhere near as risky as people feel they are. It is often fear of the unfamiliar. I dont mean in a xenophobic way, so much as we are numb to the risks of our present day to day existence. When traveling the world the most dangerous locations that I traveled through were al...
by meic
16 Oct 2018, 9:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How Do You Find "Nice" Cycle Areas And Routes
Replies: 29
Views: 869

Re: How Do You Find "Nice" Cycle Areas And Routes

I know there are apps for plotting routes but these aren’t really what I’m after as you have to know the route you want to follow in the 1st place.

Cycletravel will plot round trips for you. If you fancy a gratuitous ride mostly avoiding traffic it will offer them in mileage ranges of your choice.
by meic
16 Oct 2018, 8:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ease of cleaning.
Replies: 34
Views: 1001

Re: Ease of cleaning.

Paulatic: Flaerguard costs £10 for the smallest 750cc container, so you have just paid £10 "more" for ease of cleaning. :wink: I will pay more to avoid things that are irritatingly difficult to clean, I dont actually see any benefit in cleaning off dirt buried in the recesses of a cassette...
by meic
16 Oct 2018, 8:13am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.
Replies: 138
Views: 3942

Re: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.

Leaving behind piles of excrement, waste and damaging local property is not cultural

You mean dog ownership?
Seems pretty cultural around here and if ever a group needed number plates its dogs so the owners could be tracked when their dogs do what you mention in that bit of quote.
by meic
15 Oct 2018, 2:46pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: The end of "wild" camping?
Replies: 39
Views: 1299

Re: The end of "wild" camping?

The article said that Hungary had provided 11,000 places and there are 20,000 homeless people.
Nothing to do with wild camping, well almost nothing depending on how much of a predicament you find yourself in.
by meic
15 Oct 2018, 8:57am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Event helmet cobblers
Replies: 74
Views: 2551

Re: Event helmet cobblers

it certainly isn't law to have reflectors

It certainly is law to have reflectors in the way that Martinn described.