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by 661-Pete-oldversion
19 Jan 2011, 5:08pm
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: Stabbing CTC in the back!
Replies: 21
Views: 144698

Re: Stabbing CTC in the back!

Quite a debate then. This has clearly aroused a lot of passions here, and I'm really only sorry that it's got so angry. But perhaps that can't be helped. If people think the CTC is too expensive, then they should say how it can be trimmed. I don't undestand why that is linked with it not registering...
by 661-Pete-oldversion
19 Jan 2011, 8:59am
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: Stabbing CTC in the back!
Replies: 21
Views: 144698

Stabbing CTC in the back!

Hello (I've been away from this forum for a long time, sorry). I feel I really must come back here, to say this. I'm fairly active in a different cycling forum (under a different login name :D ) where there has been a lot of stuff about the 'charity' debate, although I've played no part in that. All...
by 661-Pete-oldversion
7 Nov 2009, 8:37pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Wiggle shipping policy
Replies: 7
Views: 1420

Re: Wiggle shipping policy

Evidently, what suits some doesn't suit others! Point of information, Wiggle have amended their web page. They now seem to be using Citylink automatically, only in the London area (they say theres still a Postal strike in London area is this true?) I'm outside London so this won't affect me if they ...
by 661-Pete-oldversion
5 Nov 2009, 2:13pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Wiggle shipping policy
Replies: 7
Views: 1420

Wiggle shipping policy

Wiggle have announced on their website that due to the Postal Strike they are shipping everything via Citylink "until further notice". Understandable but inconvenient. Citylink are not my best choice for delivery because they have a reputation for failing to deliver, instead leaving a card...
by 661-Pete-oldversion
18 Aug 2009, 7:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Still Swearing
Replies: 40
Views: 2860

Re: Still Swearing

Indeed, we could all (well most of us could) wish that the words under discussion had never entered the English language - or, to be more precise, that they had remained confined to their original and non-expletive (and very restricted) usage. But the real world is the real world, I'm afraid. Even p...
by 661-Pete-oldversion
18 Aug 2009, 5:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Still Swearing
Replies: 40
Views: 2860

Re: Still Swearing

There is a case for including swearwords - at least asterisked versions - in reported speech - particularly if you're reporting an altercation on the road. For instance, if I wanted to report that a lorry driver recently shouted (without any justification) at me: "You *bleep* ing idiot", I...
by 661-Pete-oldversion
18 Aug 2009, 5:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: have you a Doppelgänger ?
Replies: 18
Views: 988

Re: have you a Doppelgänger ?

Well: I'm mightily relieved that I no longer in the slightest resemble Rolf Harris :roll: - apparently there was a similarity in my student days, but I put it down to the type of glasses I wore - and the hairstyle - and the beard (I am now cleanshaven). Once, also many years ago, but in my non-hirsu...
by 661-Pete-oldversion
7 Aug 2009, 4:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Repeatedly harassed by farm dogs...
Replies: 37
Views: 2687

Re: Repeatedly harassed by farm dogs...

Has anyone tried a Dog Dazer by any chance? Looks like the answer to some of our prayers but I've read mixed reviews on the device. According to some, (1) it doesn't work :shock: (2) it's not weatherproof.
by 661-Pete-oldversion
17 Jul 2009, 2:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should we pay road tax?
Replies: 42
Views: 2338

Re: Should we pay road tax?

Actually damage to the road goes by the fourth power of axle weight. So a bike plus rider at 100kg does 1/50,000th the damage of a car at 1500kg (1500^4 / 100^4 = 50,000) By the way, I recall once doing that very calculation the other way round - for an HGV . To see how much tax (OK: road fund lice...
by 661-Pete-oldversion
12 Jul 2009, 7:09pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Alarming access rights to Yorkshire Dales
Replies: 9
Views: 913

Re: Alarming access rights to Yorkshire Dales

Quad bikes already have the run of most of the South Downs, it seems to me, (2-wheels as well as 4-wheels): I don't know whether it's legal or not (technically the South Downs Way is a Bridle Path I think, and other paths there are mostly B/P or F/P), but there's no stopping them. And as for their p...
by 661-Pete-oldversion
12 Jul 2009, 4:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Personal Info
Replies: 35
Views: 1615

Re: Personal Info

Nearly all forums give you the option to enter your date-of-birth: I suppose it's nice to get the 'happy birthday' messages when your time comes around. This is something I avoid doing at all costs - my date of birth is too touchy a piece of information to go in the public domain. Having said that, ...
by 661-Pete-oldversion
11 Jul 2009, 1:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Police car chase...
Replies: 26
Views: 1874

Re: Police car chase...

Ok a bit controversial and maybe a bit of journalistic histrionics there! I just dug up another account of the same story, in a different local rag (not on 't web) which is a bit more even handed. I remember that some years ago the emergency services staged a large-scale train crash near our house, ...
by 661-Pete-oldversion
10 Jul 2009, 9:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Police car chase...
Replies: 26
Views: 1874

Police car chase...

...was not all it seems, apparently. I just noticed this story, and frankly I'm shocked. After all the threads on this forum about dangerous D/C's and the A23 in particular because of Marie Vesco. Yes I know our policemen have got to be trained somehow, but surely not this!
by 661-Pete-oldversion
9 Jul 2009, 11:54am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Increase in popularity of cycling is giving rise to concern
Replies: 15
Views: 1629

Re: Increase in popularity of cycling is giving rise to concern

Horses are a totally different equation from pedestrians, in case anyone thinks of bracketing the two! On a narrow path a pedestrian will often step aside at your approach (I've acknowledged that courtesy many times), but a horse is a horse of a different colour, and usually means a stop and a wait ...
by 661-Pete-oldversion
8 Jul 2009, 2:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Postmen sacked for no cycling helmet.
Replies: 88
Views: 5557

Re: Postmen sacked for no cycling helmet.

Has anyone else made the link between the requirement to wear PPE and other such stuff like helmets and how pedantic and annoying it can be with the rise of no win no fee Personal Injury lawyers - (including CTC's) It certainly has not escaped my notice! (though I hesitate to knock the CTC's own le...