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by Flinders
20 Oct 2018, 2:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Moving Up The Left On The Inside
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Re: Moving Up The Left On The Inside

pwa wrote:If there was no cycle lane she shouldn't have gone down the inside. I never do it, simply to avoid that sort of situation. If there was a cycle lane the discussion is a different one.


So how do you get to advance start boxes, then?
by Flinders
20 Oct 2018, 12:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: grooming gang trial
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Inappropriate thread title

661-Pete wrote:A dreadful story, and some despicable criminals - but the thread title is misleading and irrelevant - and potentially racist. Can we stick to the facts?

+1. I note no reference is made to the recent case where the offenders were white, and included women.
by Flinders
20 Oct 2018, 12:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: grooming gang trial
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Culture..........

And of course no white UK nationals ever do this sort of thing. Oh wait.....

Also, most child abuse is of children by their own parents or relatives.
by Flinders
18 Oct 2018, 8:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car Indicators - Is it me?
Replies: 36
Views: 1020

Re: Car Indicators - Is it me?

(I like indicators on wing mirrors- we have them, they stand out well on cars because they are not close to the other lights.)
by Flinders
18 Oct 2018, 8:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car Indicators - Is it me?
Replies: 36
Views: 1020

Re: Car Indicators - Is it me?

Some newer Audis (how come only Audi?) have moving strip indicators on the rear, why can't they put them on the front too? I have seen a car with animated front indicators. It might well have been an Audi. It still sucked and I would prefer a simple light on the corner and no switching the headligh...
by Flinders
15 Oct 2018, 10:59pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Urinary problems
Replies: 20
Views: 4321

Re: Urinary problems

John100 wrote:Thanks for all the comments. An update! The Selle saddle with a seat/height adjustment seems to be doing the trick. Still early days but things are looking better.

Glad to hear it. :)
Lets us know how she gets on longer term if you can, as it may well help others visiting the thread.
by Flinders
13 Oct 2018, 7:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 365
Views: 13232

Re: Is Trump Mad?

Meanwhile, a certain Mrs Trump seems intent on throwing spanners (sorry: "wrenches") in the West Wing Works. Is Melania set to be the least-loyal FL ever? Maybe she won't be FL much longer. How many women has the T had? Is he trying to out-Henry Henry VIII? Is the axe being duly sharpened...
by Flinders
13 Oct 2018, 7:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7710
Views: 207750

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

Re fishing, I hadn't realised until recently that most remaining UK quotas are in the hands of a very few rich individuals. Worth mentioning also that other countries didn't allow their fisherman to sell off quotas, they use quotas to protect smaller fishing boats. I think it was thatcher who pushed...
by Flinders
12 Oct 2018, 10:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Having the last Laugh
Replies: 32
Views: 937

Re: Having the last Laugh

Does anyone else get the feeling that this "shredding event" was a completely staged piece of theatre, with the main participants fully aware ? Yes, I think completely staged. Doesn't anyone think the auctioneers look closely at items they're selling? How does anyone think they checked it...
by Flinders
11 Oct 2018, 8:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hell On A Cycle Path.
Replies: 17
Views: 785

Re: Hell On A Cycle Path.

Probably with getting a photo of your leg, if you haven't already.
by Flinders
7 Oct 2018, 4:20pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Too Close for Comfort
Replies: 39
Views: 1158

Re: Too Close for Comfort

Assuming a self driving vehicles passes too close, who can be charged with an offence? http://www.eco-logica.co.uk/pdf/wtpp24.2.pdf page 50 Take cyclists, Carlos Ghosn, Nissan’s CEO, is no fan of people on bikes. In- deed he hates them. In a speech in January 2017 to introduce a prototype DC he tol...
by Flinders
2 Oct 2018, 6:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7710
Views: 207750

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

This sort of uproar about such a petty point will no doubt help to consolidate his position. Of course. That's why he said it, to dog whistle to Tory party members. Most of his supporters will be absolutely gobsmacked at this reaction and be thinking for god's sake when will the media "grow up...
by Flinders
2 Oct 2018, 9:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Grumpy Old Bike Shop Owners
Replies: 50
Views: 12017

Re: Grumpy Old Bike Shop Owners

My LBS, broadly speaking, doesn't service/repair bikes it hasn't sold. That's because their repair/service is always very busy, and they say they don't want to provide a slower service for regular customers who have bought bikes there. Also they know they have or can get any necessary parts for bike...
by Flinders
1 Oct 2018, 5:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7710
Views: 207750

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

Just talked to a young person today (early 20s). They felt they should take time to find out about the issues before voting in the referendum, and did what they could to find things out before making their choice. They were (rightly in my opinion) not happy about people voting just on prejudice, esp...
by Flinders
1 Oct 2018, 4:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 3 million horse riders
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Re: 3 million horse riders

( Re numbers- a few years ago it was the case that there wee more horses in the UK than there were before the car- but I suspect that's changed more recently- the cost of keeping one is going up above inflation at a time when real wages are falling.)