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by irc
30 Sep 2019, 6:20pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: congestion, roads discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 2160

Re: congestion, roads discussion

horizon wrote:I travel by train and have to pay the full upfront cost of my travel each timec.


Actually you don't. The taxpayer spends billions subsiding the trains.
by irc
22 Sep 2019, 11:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Humphrys bites hand that fed him (Grauniad + dm)
Replies: 16
Views: 556

Re: Humphrys bites hand that fed him (Grauniad + dm)

The Grauniad reports that John Humphrys turned on the bbc as soon as he was free to do so, What's the issue here? Surely working for any organisation means to some extent accepting the party line and not criticising them. Restrictions that no longer applied after he left. Maybe truth hurts? He was ...
by irc
24 Aug 2019, 5:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who should we be boycotting?
Replies: 140
Views: 21226

Re: Who should we be boycotting?

If you use table service you get an receipt emailed to you. You can request a receipt at the bar if that's your sort of thing though! A number of retailers want to email receipts now (Mountain Warehouse, WH Smith for example). I don't see why I should share my email address and be inundated with sp...
by irc
15 Aug 2019, 10:51pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Ticks and wild camping!!!
Replies: 45
Views: 2410

Re: Ticks and wild camping!!!

And clothing can be sprayed, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lifesystems-Anti-Mosquito-Clothing-Treatment/dp/B002WN1S5Y/ref=sr_1_2?adgrpid=53966412460&gclid=Cj0KCQjwhdTqBRDNARIsABsOl98O79JwjREQT48x4TZNcC_P6upM0vI0cRGS4pfukjAWwnXMvuW3kacaAtVKEALw_wcB&hvadid=259039662223&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9046...
by irc
1 Aug 2019, 11:21am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: High Court confirms loophole in mobile phone driving law
Replies: 41
Views: 4424

Re: High Court confirms loophole in mobile phone driving law

The problem with using careless driving to prosecute phone users is that courts often found that holding the phone did not in itself amount to careless driving. There was an instruction from the Procurator Fiscal in Glasgow that no proceedings would be taken unless there was evidence that driving wa...
by irc
23 Jul 2019, 10:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Weight Imbalance .... Bottles on Forks?
Replies: 14
Views: 1935

Re: Weight Imbalance .... Bottles on Forks?

The only time the handling on my Long Haul Trucker was ever less than perfect was when I got a trace of wobble/vibration in the handlebars. Cause turned out to be a half full fuel bottle in front lowrider pannier. Moved to rear and problem solved. For that reason I wouldn't use a fork mounted bottle...
by irc
18 Jul 2019, 7:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: of a tyre similar in performance to the almighty Voyager Hyper?
Replies: 51
Views: 3875

Re: of a tyre similar in performance to the almighty Voyager Hyper?

https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b0s142p3263/SCHWALBE-Marathon-Supreme-wired 700x40 and wired but otherwise close to the Hyper. And cheap at £20. As for rolling resistance - very little in it. The Supreme is slightly higher but balanced by better puncture resistance and thicker tread so presumably long...
by irc
15 Jul 2019, 8:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Edinburgh Tram Cycle Crashes
Replies: 0
Views: 2570

Edinburgh Tram Cycle Crashes

Cyclists win damages case against council.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... -incidents
by irc
13 Jul 2019, 9:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20007
Views: 492920

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

So you would ban Farage from TV? Think of the regimes where that sort of cleansing happens. Think where that goes. Ban him no? Give him less airtime? Definitely. His position in the world doesn't warrant the attention he gets.. He leads a party that won the Euro elections and advocates Brexit the s...
by irc
13 Jul 2019, 7:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20007
Views: 492920

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

stu1102 wrote:T This is the single biggest drop in the daily exchange rate since the 1970s among the four major currencies of the world.


No it isn't. There was a far bigger pound/dollar drop in 2008. I've not looked at other currencies.
by irc
23 Jun 2019, 6:47pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Health Service professionals
Replies: 27
Views: 993

Re: Health Service professionals

Just because they don't do as they say, it doesn't necessarily mean that what they're saying is wrong. Exactly. No great shortage of doctors that smoke. Very much a shortage of doctors who'll tell you smoking isn't a problem. Do a lot of doctors smoke now, more or less than in the general populatio...
by irc
19 Jun 2019, 8:14pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 199
Views: 14093

Re: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian

atlas_shrugged wrote:JIf anyone is at all in doubt about the gender bias in the UK legal system then look at the prison figures: 3,500 women .vs. 83,000 men.


There's a reason for that. Women commit less crime.
by irc
15 Jun 2019, 6:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: About bike shops for big people?
Replies: 70
Views: 2507

Re: About bike shops for big people?

Probably too small a market. The Surly Long Haul Trucker has a max rider weight of 300 pounds or 136kg. The number of cyclists heavier than that must be tiny Too small for a viable market?
by irc
15 Jun 2019, 12:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Walking boots - warranty claim query
Replies: 73
Views: 1425

Re: Walking boots - warranty claim query

Not upset, I'd say annoyed that I company I so obviously (by voting with my pocket) hold in high esteem. I've posted nowhere but here - I want to resolve this, and I'm not an internet review warrior. I was, and am, interested in other people's views on what they thought was and wasn't reasonable in...
by irc
14 Jun 2019, 9:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Walking boots - warranty claim query
Replies: 73
Views: 1425

Re: Walking boots - warranty claim query

Not upset, I'd say annoyed that I company I so obviously (by voting with my pocket) hold in high esteem. I've posted nowhere but here - I want to resolve this, and I'm not an internet review warrior. I was, and am, interested in other people's views on what they thought was and wasn't reasonable in...