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by millimole
13 Oct 2019, 8:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Eating and drinking on public transport.
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Eating and drinking on public transport.

I am a little puzzled by the Chief Medical Officer's call to ban eating and drinking on public transport. When I get on the bus I see signs banning food and drink already. When I take a train it often has a buffet car, and on longer journeys refreshment is needed. You are right about the ban on bus...
by millimole
6 Oct 2019, 8:30am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Trustee elections 2019 - deadline for applications extended
Replies: 11
Views: 2213

Re: Trustee elections 2019 - deadline for applications extended

In the nominations committee notes for each candidate I was puzzled to see two phrases against all of the candidates but one; "strategic management" and "behavioural change" and I confessed that I groaned. I spent the last half of my professional life in an SME which gave me a w...
by millimole
6 Oct 2019, 8:20am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK : Proposal for international expansion
Replies: 27
Views: 1274

Re: Cycling UK : Proposal for international expansion

It's encouraging to see that the OP has reformatted the post, and changed the title of the thread.
Maybe now we'll get some constructive discussion.

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my gormless idiot phone.
by millimole
30 Sep 2019, 10:21am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK : Proposal for international expansion
Replies: 27
Views: 1274

Re: Cycling UK : Proposal for international expansion

The original post is certainly hard to read and to take in - better formatting might yield more responses. (Reminiscent of a previous inhabitant of these elysian fields) While I don't agree with the premise it's a discussion worth having. CUK / CTC needs to look to the future that is without doubt, ...
by millimole
27 Sep 2019, 8:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rhine Ferries
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: Rhine Ferries

There are cruisers up and down the Rhein too, birthdaypersons go free, once had a four-hour trip from Ruedesheim to Koblenz :wink: Not to mention the Lorelei About 3 years ago we decided we wanted to do a Rhine cruise - then we saw the prices! We found out about the KD Line ferry Services, and went...
by millimole
16 Sep 2019, 8:12am
Forum: On the road
Topic: School Run
Replies: 78
Views: 2501

Re: School Run

. If you feel the picking up area is too small (they often are) go and talk to the local authority that designed and constructed the school, not the teachers who had no say in how the place was laid out. . The school at the end of our cul-de-sac was rebuilt a few years ago - a huge drop off area &a...
by millimole
9 Sep 2019, 6:46am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: physical membership card
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: physical membership card

I wish organisations would stop replacing thin peel-off laminated membership cards with plastic ingots where this is not needed. National Trust and Cycling UK both did this. I just looked and I have 14 credit-card sized cards of the standard 0.76mm thickness in my bulging wallet. Funnily enough, th...
by millimole
7 Sep 2019, 6:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day
Replies: 58
Views: 2448

Re: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day

The last time I used a film SLR, I shot 6 rolls of 36 exposure 35mm film. Even with Jessops low prices, the cost was a considerable chunk of the cost of an entry level DSLR. At the time, even though I had a digital compact camera, the cost of the film, developing and printing caused me to give film...
by millimole
6 Sep 2019, 9:14am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day
Replies: 58
Views: 2448

Re: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day

Here's an alternative view I'm one of Tangled Metals in between people. I want to jog memories, I want to take interesting photos, I want to enjoy the taking of the photo. I'm not flush with cash, I am technically poor (but learning) and I don't take a lot of photos. I use film cameras. Shock! Horro...
by millimole
3 Sep 2019, 4:10pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Shouty Helmet wearer
Replies: 41
Views: 1864

Re: Shouty Helmet wearer

I've never had a comment about my choice of headgear. I wonder if it's related to the rest of the outfit? Do riders in 'all the gear' get these comments if they're unhelmeted much more than riders in casual attire? (As you might have guessed, I tend towards everyday clothing and flat cap) I'm a tren...
by millimole
29 Aug 2019, 5:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bells on bikes
Replies: 126
Views: 5224

Re: Bells on bikes

You can never get it right all the time, though. I had a similar experience when riding slowly on a towpath, except that when I said "Excuse me please" one turned round and snarled, "Why don't you ring your **** bell?" To which I replied, "I did - three times!" :roll: ...
by millimole
26 Aug 2019, 9:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Police Incident?
Replies: 8
Views: 1197

Re: Police Incident?

Over the years I've come across a couple of closed roads due to RTCs - being pleasant to the police officers at the closure, and explaining the issue of the detour has allowed me through on each occasion. I don't take this for granted, and show respect at the actual scene and make sure I don't make ...
by millimole
18 Aug 2019, 8:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Team building: survival courses etc
Replies: 24
Views: 1424

Re: Team building: survival courses etc

I experienced several shades of "team building" exercises during my years attempting to climb the greasy pole of NHS management. Without exception they were toxic, disturbing and unhelpful. I saw grown men reduced to tears; experienced female managers fighting like cats, and friendships of...
by millimole
16 Aug 2019, 7:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: “Dutch” bike brakes
Replies: 16
Views: 936

Re: “Dutch” bike brakes

brynpoeth wrote:I love my back-pedal or coaster brake
So do I - I've used them for many years.

I'm seeing disc brakes appearing on newer bargain-basement machines, I would guess these will be the first point of failure.

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my gormless idiot phone.
by millimole
11 Aug 2019, 2:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I bought this lightmeter when it first came out
Replies: 34
Views: 1010

Re: I bought this lightmeter when it first came out

These comments mirror what a lot of people in the analogue photography world are saying. Certainly the non-proffesional digital photographer will 'spray & pray' whereas film makes you ensure that every shot counts. (Or in my case, you attempt to try to make it count!). With film there's less ten...