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by Vorpal
15 Jun 2019, 12:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Bike (very) Overweight
Replies: 41
Views: 1232

Re: Best Bike (very) Overweight

As much as I think you should take up cycling I think that at this stage with your excessively heavy weight and inevitable lack of any fitness and being a smoker you should consider consulting your GP for advice and also maybe consider other physical activity and changes in your diet to bring your ...
by Vorpal
15 Jun 2019, 12:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400696

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

And there are many private pension finds that go bust because the managers feel justified in taking advantage of good years to not pay into them, or to gamble with other people's money.
by Vorpal
15 Jun 2019, 12:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclecraft
Replies: 48
Views: 1512

Re: Cyclecraft

Yes, vehicular cyclist has become a dirty word. Those who advocated for pedal cyclists sharing the road, rather than segregated infrastructure, including CTC, are now blamed for the current state of affairs. I have seen those who advocate for reduced speed limits and filtered permeabiliity derided a...
by Vorpal
14 Jun 2019, 12:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400696

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

If you consider how much CEOs of large, international firms make, and the severance packages they get (often millions, even if the company is failing when they leave), or a British PM (iirc £153,000 per annum, plus a residence and expenses), it doesn't seem entirely unreasonable to me. You'd have to...
by Vorpal
14 Jun 2019, 12:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclecraft
Replies: 48
Views: 1512

Re: Cyclecraft

In the interests of broadening my knowledge and as a reference source I'd be happy to consider shelling out for something not intended for so-called vehicular cyclists. Can anybody point me to something dealing with such cycling in the UK including complying with the current law, sufficiently recei...
by Vorpal
14 Jun 2019, 12:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400696

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

So a big thanks to the volunteer, unpaid moderators for keeping the thread going and a plea to everyone to keep it civilised. :) Absolutely. And a suggestion that if there are to be suspensions or bans, they would be better aimed at individuals than threads. Perhaps, but the problem on this thread ...
by Vorpal
14 Jun 2019, 10:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Greater Anglia and bikes
Replies: 22
Views: 1454

Re: Greater Anglia and bikes

10:19 is an Ipswich train, so you don't need a reservation. the timetable is here https://www.greateranglia.co.uk/sites/default/files/assets/download_ct/20190423/uinhEMHp7hdox57anUK3XATE5d2Ll_c6xOJFAAxBGzQ/ga1905_mainline_table_2_web.pdf found from this page https://www.greateranglia.co.uk/travel-i...
by Vorpal
14 Jun 2019, 9:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe marathon plus tyres - traction?
Replies: 11
Views: 414

Re: Schwalbe marathon plus tyres - traction?

I don't like the traction on Marathons in general. the pluses are the worst of the Marathons in that regard. In my opinion, the road tyre with the best traction is Continental GP 4 Seasons. I have them in 28 mm on my commuter. They are puncture resistant, as well, though not as much as Marathon plus...
by Vorpal
14 Jun 2019, 9:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 374
Views: 6967

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Paulatic wrote:Yes we’ve seen the ‘runners’ but who are the owners and trainers?

I think runners is more on the order of 'grab & run'.
by Vorpal
14 Jun 2019, 9:31am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: feedback about moderation
Replies: 98
Views: 14677

Re: feedback about moderation

Sorry about that. I did not have the time & energy to deal with it, and no one else volunteered :lol: :lol:
by Vorpal
14 Jun 2019, 9:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400696

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

The topic has been pruned (again) and unlocked.

Please avoid insults, insulting insuations, etc. If the sniping & personal attacks get out of hand again, the thread will be permanently locked.
by Vorpal
14 Jun 2019, 9:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Greater Anglia and bikes
Replies: 22
Views: 1454

Re: Greater Anglia and bikes

10:19 is an Ipswich train, so you don't need a reservation. the timetable is here https://www.greateranglia.co.uk/sites/default/files/assets/download_ct/20190423/uinhEMHp7hdox57anUK3XATE5d2Ll_c6xOJFAAxBGzQ/ga1905_mainline_table_2_web.pdf found from this page https://www.greateranglia.co.uk/travel-in...
by Vorpal
14 Jun 2019, 9:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A Guide to Crossing London Between Trains
Replies: 17
Views: 712

Re: A Guide to Crossing London Between Trains

Sweep wrote:Ah so you are a woman carlislemike.

I think carlislemike was just showing me the t-shirt, following on from my post?
by Vorpal
13 Jun 2019, 3:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclecraft
Replies: 48
Views: 1512

Re: Cyclecraft

When discussing Cyclecraft (or indeed the american equivalent, written by another JF, John Forester), it is important to remember that it was written by a vehicular cyclist about how to operate a bicycle as a vehicle on the public roads. I think that to a certain extent, selling vehicular cycling as...
by Vorpal
13 Jun 2019, 3:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why didn't she notice the trap door?
Replies: 84
Views: 2474

Re: Why didn't she notice the trap door?

A fuleproof way to check machine translation would be to simply translate it back to the language one first thought of Eine narrensichere Pruefungsverfahren waere einfach der Text in der Ausgangssprache zurueckuebertragen zu lassen That doesn't actually work because people may have contributed diff...