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by mattheus
17 Feb 2019, 6:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is getting on a stop after your train ticket start point illegal in England?
Replies: 41
Views: 3819

Re: Is getting on a stop after your train ticket start point illegal in England?

The flexibility doesn't cost anything It does affect the train operating companies' (ToC's) costs, in a mixture of direct and indirect ways. Advance fares by their nature mean money paid in advance, with the usual benefits to the seller. Where there are multiple ToCs operating on the same routes or...
by mattheus
26 Jan 2019, 5:32pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Wayfarer Centenary Weekend 29-31 March 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 2068

Re: Wayfarer Centenary Weekend 29-31 March 2019

Those are the worst mountain-bikes I think I've ever seen.

;-)

Looks like I'm in - my (now) favourite local AUK has booked us a cottage fairly close.

(the hosting pub looks lovely, but the rooms ain't cheap!)
by mattheus
21 Jan 2019, 12:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CTC Travel Insurers Require Helmet
Replies: 39
Views: 7619

Re: CTC Travel Insurers Require Helmet

Fantastic work Chris :)


(As an aside, I only recently discovered ETA as a campaigning organisation. Haven't looked into them in detail, but if all other things *were* equal I'd rather give them my cash than to A.N.Other-Insurer )
by mattheus
20 Jan 2019, 2:56pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Wayfarer Centenary Weekend 29-31 March 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 2068

Re: Wayfarer Centenary Weekend 29-31 March 2019

This looks very appealing. :)

(apart from the logistics ... anyone have a spare couch in the area?!)
by mattheus
4 Jan 2019, 12:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: WHAT!
Replies: 60
Views: 5630

Re: WHAT!

" Passing sentence, chairwoman of the bench Margaret Hutchinson said: "We hope this will be a lesson to you." " Either she has NO IDEA of how human beings - especially drunken ex-footballers - think, or we're missing the rest of the quote: ".. but in reality I expect it wil...
by mattheus
4 Jan 2019, 10:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to bring my packed bike to Heathrow
Replies: 14
Views: 793

Re: How to bring my packed bike to Heathrow

Where are you flying to and with which airline? What other luggage do you have? If your airline allows bikes, it is always cheaper to take bike on the plane with you (checked luggage). I regularly fly my bike to Asia, so happy to advise. HK,China and British Airways. I think it's one of the option ...
by mattheus
3 Jan 2019, 6:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: WHAT!
Replies: 60
Views: 5630

Re: WHAT!

" Passing sentence, chairwoman of the bench Margaret Hutchinson said: "We hope this will be a lesson to you." " Either she has NO IDEA of how human beings - especially drunken ex-footballers - think, or we're missing the rest of the quote: ".. but in reality I expect it will...
by mattheus
2 Jan 2019, 9:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: RLJ deaths stat
Replies: 18
Views: 815

Re: RLJ deaths stat

That statistic doesn't surprise me in the least. I've often reasoned that a cyclist RLJing would by virtue of his/her vulnerability not do so in the face of traffic crossing on the opposite green light but would only do so when the opposing road is clear and safe Yes!!! I've absolutely no reason to...
by mattheus
1 Jan 2019, 6:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them
Replies: 97
Views: 6936

Re: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them

Cugel wrote:You can cry for a rozzer and a beak if you like


How did you know I'm a crybaby?? I haven't mentioned it on this forum.

Hopefully a big tough guy like you will be around when I need one - I love a hardman. x
by mattheus
1 Jan 2019, 8:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: #Festive500
Replies: 36
Views: 1181

Re: #Festive500

Completed this afternoon with a fifth 100+km ride! 558 in total, over 300km in Austria/CH/FL which made it more enjoyable than slogging around the local lanes. With 5933m of climbing too I found it a fair challenge, in flatter lands it must be quite easy :lol: I think the point is that getting out ...
by mattheus
1 Jan 2019, 8:53am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them
Replies: 97
Views: 6936

Re: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them

They aren't as unpredictable if you are good at predicting them. I don't think I'm ever surprised by a dog. Why should I have to? The dog owners are the people choosing to impose their dirty, noisy, potentially dangerous animals on members of the public. If I wandered around a park carrying a shotg...
by mattheus
31 Dec 2018, 5:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them
Replies: 97
Views: 6936

Re: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them

Dogs are half-wild animals and very unpredictable Read about one recently that killed both its keepers :( They aren't as unpredictable if you are good at predicting them. I don't think I'm ever surprised by a dog. An experienced police-man might say the same about all sorts of horrendous behaviour....
by mattheus
31 Dec 2018, 5:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: RLJ deaths stat
Replies: 18
Views: 815

RLJ deaths stat

Interesting letter in the Times Motoring section; anyone know if this is true? Don't suppose Mr Day of Marsh Baldon* reads this forum?? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dvwp-iSWkAE0_SG.jpg (I tweeted this first, just as the easiest way to get it online!) *he is quite near me - but it's sliiiightly too bi...
by mattheus
31 Dec 2018, 4:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them
Replies: 97
Views: 6936

Re: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them

What I'm talking about is people attempting to transfer their own duty of care - in this case keeping proper control of their dogs - onto others. Makes sense to me! That's not to say that we don't benefit from understanding the minds of hazardous critters - but we have the right to do certain thing...
by mattheus
23 Dec 2018, 5:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Plus Ca Change...
Replies: 95
Views: 3239

Re: Plus Ca Change...

Notable bicycle nerd and mechanical engineer Tom Anhalt on progress: https://www.instagram.com/p/BYy9qR4A4zS/ I wouldn’t go as far as calling clipless pedals, indexed shifting, and STI shifters “transformative”, but I guess that amounts to semantic quibbles. They’re transformative on some scale (de...