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by millimole
22 Apr 2019, 6:53pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-Bikes rules/Law
Replies: 40
Views: 1608

Re: E-Bikes rules/Law

Wouldn't 20mph be about the right the right level for assisted top speed? At least then ebike riders could ride in the 20mph limits without car drivers hassling to overtake. 20mph would be fine where there are 20 limits, but for most urban roads with a 30mph limit they could be a problem. I say thi...
by millimole
2 Apr 2019, 1:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: loud horn for a bike
Replies: 19
Views: 984

Re: loud horn for a bike

I had an AirZound for quite a while when I used to commute. I took it off because it was turning me into a bit of a twit! It's a bit like the camera debate - I was looking for and/or getting myself into situations where it (the AirZound or the camera) could be used in anger. Once I'd taken it off th...
by millimole
28 Mar 2019, 7:57am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?
Replies: 153
Views: 27457

Re: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?

Worst - taxi drivers. I'm not talking about London Black Cab drivers - I don't have sufficient experience to judge them, I'm talking about local private hire vehicles. Agreed. We live next to a school, so we see a lot of 'creative driving', and 'artistic parking', but it's the private hire taxis th...
by millimole
9 Feb 2019, 8:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Insulting advertising targeted at "Seniors"
Replies: 22
Views: 1763

Re: "Seniors Insurance" Cr*p?

One simple way of skipping TV advertising is to record programs containing adverts then FF through them,I'm surprised anyone who such adverts annoy so much doesn't do it. :) This is one of the main reasons we never* watch any live TV. (*6pm BBC news excepted) I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my ...
by millimole
3 Feb 2019, 4:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Carol Boardman death - case sent for trial
Replies: 133
Views: 16507

Re: Carol Boardman death - case sent for trial

I'd start the conversation with automatic mandatory driving tests after a ban of n days - currently it at the discretion of the court (n might equal 30 in my opinion, but that might encourage courts to give 28 day bans) Equally it ought to be the case that driving bans start once a custodial sentenc...
by millimole
2 Jan 2019, 9:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: other hobbies.
Replies: 95
Views: 9342

Re: other hobbies.

Other than reading a great deal I make my own wireless sets from other peoples junk, my 'ham radio' call is gw0vmr. Pat G0RBI G3YQW. G4SDZ I also collect (& use) old film cameras (1950s - early70s all European/Soviet) Sketching / Drawing (badly for the most part, but it amuses me) I'm a trendy ...
by millimole
22 Jun 2018, 7:37am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Swapping penalty points
Replies: 250
Views: 21217

Re: Swapping penalty points

I suspect there's two issues at work here. Firstly that driver crime isn't taken seriously by a large part of the population; secondly an increasing acceptance of society of minor lawbreaking. Criminal behaviour by drivers is discussed on here at length, as is the strange approach to sentencing. Poi...
by millimole
16 Jun 2018, 8:26am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why isn't there a cycles on trains campaigns from Cycling UK?
Replies: 204
Views: 7488

Re: Why isn't there a cycles on trains campaigns from Cycling UK?

Whoever designs our train carriages should go and have a look at those in Latvia and they'd find a simple way to reduce overcrowding - make the damn things wider. . AFAIR Latvia is on the old Russian gauge which allows for slightly wider trains than the rest of Europe. Trains from the FSU states ar...
by millimole
14 Jun 2018, 3:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Camera - Without Viewfinder? And Other Related Questions
Replies: 61
Views: 1513

Re: Camera - Without Viewfinder? And Other Related Questions

One feature of the modern camera - or more precisely, "smart?"-phone - that I would cheerfully welcome seeing consigned to the dustbin, is this misbegotten ability to take "selfies". . ! One of my film cameras (can't remember which one, I've only got 62) has a feature mentioned ...
by millimole
14 Jun 2018, 3:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?
Replies: 153
Views: 27457

Re: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?

Dare I stereotype another valued element within society, but.....health visitors. Every other time I get cut up or close passed the person driving seems to have some kind of nurses' uniform on. . Very unlikely to be Health Visitors since the government slashed the numbers in the profession. More li...
by millimole
8 Jun 2018, 10:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What might be the effects of the rapidly increasing motor vehicle fuel costs?
Replies: 132
Views: 2692

Re: This should be good news

Please fix this This! The car debate is so often led by urban dwellers who have no conception of the lack of public transport away from cities. Even in villages just outside of my home in Leicestershire they have no (zero) bus service - so to live there and shop/work/study they have no alternative ...
by millimole
30 May 2018, 8:40am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: First time
Replies: 26
Views: 1296

Re: First time

Re your backpack for valuables - I presume you mean on your back not on your bike (back) rack. If so, I would advise against anything on your back. Your back is a major region for heat dissipation and cycling with what is effectively multi layers on your back in the summer heat is not a good idea. ...
by millimole
30 May 2018, 8:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: First time
Replies: 26
Views: 1296

Re: First time

You will need to have some 'time off'. As in not moving. Things like washing, shopping and seeing things all take time. I generally plan on 1 day in 7 not moving. That day could be the 7th day, or the 6th or the 8th .. just a day off every so often as you need it or find a present place to stop. Yo...
by millimole
30 May 2018, 8:19am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why isn't there a cycles on trains campaigns from Cycling UK?
Replies: 204
Views: 7488

Re: Why isn't there a cycles on trains campaigns from Cycling UK?

I wonder how much extra would it cost to pull a guards van for (bikes)? Maybe its just that guards vans are not made any more? Guards vans were a product of a different type of railway. Guards are now also ticket sellers & checkers. In addition to being responsible y for the safety of the train...
by millimole
26 May 2018, 8:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: First time
Replies: 26
Views: 1296

Re: First time

I've travelled extensively in Europe although not by bike in recent years. I'd say that unless your bank has high charges for withdrawing cash then a debit card is the thing to use. I used to use a pre-loaded card, but the convenience of a debit card outweighs then these days (although might be usef...