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by mattheus
19 Jan 2021, 3:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tier 4 exercise limits
Replies: 199
Views: 8566

Re: Tier 4 exercise limits

Interesting article Joggers and cyclists should wear masks – here's why ... The main one being that the NHS is truly overwhelmed for the first time in its 70-year history because of the rise in COVID hospital admissions. All possible measures must be taken to reduce these numbers. ... ...The 15-min...
by mattheus
8 Jan 2021, 12:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tier 4 exercise limits
Replies: 199
Views: 8566

Re: Tier 4 exercise limits

Let's keep some perspective. The police aren't all perfect, they do sometimes get things wrong, or take the law into their own hands. CUK are currently fighting this nonsense: https://www.cyclinguk.org/news/cycling-uk-demands-reform-after-assaulted-cyclist-warned-swearing Cycling UK demands reform a...
by mattheus
8 Jan 2021, 11:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tier 4 exercise limits
Replies: 199
Views: 8566

Re: Tier 4 exercise limits

thirdcrank wrote:Interpret the smoke signals being sent out. PCSOs may now issue fixed penalties. This isn't a message from the Home Office to go "Softly, softly."


Suggest you stay home then.
by mattheus
7 Jan 2021, 12:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: COVID Lockdown - Guidance versus the Law
Replies: 134
Views: 5129

Re: COVID Lockdown - Guidance versus the Law

If you were stopped and questioned 25 miles from home and your explanation that a 50 mile round was normal for you was not accepted and you were issued with a ticket, what then? Would you stump up or ask for the case to go to court? I'd go home and re-read the law [plus a load of blogs by lawyers a...
by mattheus
7 Jan 2021, 12:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: COVID Lockdown - Guidance versus the Law
Replies: 134
Views: 5129

Re: COVID Lockdown - Guidance versus the Law

Also don't forget that current estimates are that 1 in 3 people are carrying the disease without ever knowing they have it, so the real number is likley to be higher than the published figures on 2 levels, the asymptomatic and those who think they have just a cold, and those who simply don't tell a...
by mattheus
6 Jan 2021, 4:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: COVID Lockdown - Guidance versus the Law
Replies: 134
Views: 5129

Re: COVID Lockdown - Guidance versus the Law

Was anyone fined for 'going too far' under the previous iterations of restrictions/tiers/lockdowns? I think not, but could be wrong. NO - THEY WERE NOT!!! This is why it's even more important that we publicly SHAME such people online. Official law enforcement has let us down! CORONA-SHAMING - you K...
by mattheus
6 Jan 2021, 2:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: COVID Lockdown - Guidance versus the Law
Replies: 134
Views: 5129

Re: COVID Lockdown - Guidance versus the Law

e.g. Religious services still allowed e.g. you can meet somebody else outside (from a different household) whereas spring lockdown you had to exercise alone (I thought - I didn't pay much attention as that aspect didn't affect me). Yes, both correct as far as I recall. The "communal worship&qu...
by mattheus
18 Dec 2020, 12:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Has Made You Laugh Today ?
Replies: 97
Views: 4084

Re: What Has Made You Laugh Today ?

cycleruk wrote:Helms topical cartoon.
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Thank-you!

That was the first Helms cartoon to really make me laugh; it's stuck with me ever since, but couldn't find it online (and it's not in the recent compilation book).
Do you know the date of publication?
by mattheus
17 Dec 2020, 1:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wheelies
Replies: 26
Views: 1469

Re: Wheelies

For example, one key learning point which has genuinely taken me months to work out is that you simply have to exert equal finger pressure on the forward-edge of your handlebars during and after the 'pop' in order to lift your front wheel up straight - none of the YouTube videos tell you that. If s...
by mattheus
2 Oct 2020, 12:25pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Worlds TT (spoilers)
Replies: 35
Views: 1041

Re: Worlds TT (spoilers)

Also, can't not post this - the crazy climb to Assisi at the end of the previous stage - stewards wearing hi-viz vests with COVID-19 masks to catch the riders after they crossed the line in case they couldn't clip out - the slow-mo replays are epic. Lotte Kopecky didn't have anyone to catch her, 's...
by mattheus
2 Oct 2020, 12:17pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Worlds TT (spoilers)
Replies: 35
Views: 1041

Re: Worlds TT (spoilers)

Closing the stable door of course, but in this case there were plenty more horses still in the stable. Ha! I like your analogy :D 2 points here: 1) every PRO CYCLING pundit I've read or heard said the padding was in about the right place; and 2) if you watch Chloe's ride, she lost control verrrrry ...
by mattheus
2 Oct 2020, 11:14am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Worlds TT (spoilers)
Replies: 35
Views: 1041

Re: Worlds TT (spoilers)

Reacting with hindsight isn't always a sound approach to safety. Of course in this case, as it didn't do any harm - and presumably their resources weren't stretched - it was indeed reasonable to extend the padding. But do we have extra protection/signage etc at every RTA sight in the UK? Do we blame...
by mattheus
2 Oct 2020, 10:02am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Worlds TT (spoilers)
Replies: 35
Views: 1041

Re: Worlds TT (spoilers)

I thought - perhaps wrongly - that the barriers at that point of the course were permanent and partially covered with the usual heavy padding. Accepting that events showed the padding to be inadequate, I don't see it as some sort of sexist discrimination to rectify it before the men's event. Exactl...
by mattheus
1 Oct 2020, 2:15pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Worlds TT (spoilers)
Replies: 35
Views: 1041

Re: Worlds TT (spoilers)

thirdcrank wrote: Accepting that events showed the padding to be inadequate, I don't see it as some sort of sexist discrimination to rectify it before the men's event.

Exactly.
Such accusations are twaddle.
by mattheus
4 Sep 2020, 3:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 886
Views: 62522

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Wot, you mean no stops and no sleep?!? :O

That Gustaf fella was the boss :D :D