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by millimole
5 Aug 2020, 6:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Erotica and retro-cycling
Replies: 17
Views: 887

Re: Erotica and retro-cycling

I took my 1940s bike and my 1950s wife to one of these, only one of them fulfilled my expectation of the event
by millimole
3 Aug 2020, 9:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Self owning motorist tweets - a place to post them!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 609

Re: Self owning motorist tweets - a place to post them!!!

I hope I see some examples instead of it becoming a thread about the etymological origins of the word owned in this context!!! [emoji38] That would not happen if your thread title used plain English instead of slang. Bear in mind that some (many?) here will not be au fait with every nuance of newsp...
by millimole
3 Aug 2020, 9:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: car registration plate when transporting bike
Replies: 18
Views: 675

Re: car registration plate when transporting bike

I too always use a lighting board, I suspect why many people don't is part ignorance, and part the aggravation /cost of having a suitable connector wired into the cars electrics. I've always used towball mounts so having the connector fitted at the same time as the towbar is minimal extra cost (but ...
by millimole
1 Aug 2020, 7:23am
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: Membership rates
Replies: 65
Views: 2015

Re: Membership rates

I'd be very wary of removing the senior rate of membership, this is both the core and the history of the CTC - if they go then we will just be another charity/quango. . I agree but, but the organisation /is/ just another charity /quango! The purpose of CTC/CUK is to gain grants to to the work of go...
by millimole
31 Jul 2020, 6:56pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: Membership rates
Replies: 65
Views: 2015

Re: Membership rates

I suspect that the 'value' of Cycle magazine may vary with demographic including length of membership. It is a very pale shadow of its former self, and certainly does seem to be driven by advertising rather than content. I rarely find anything in Cycle that deserves my undivided attention. (For comp...
by millimole
29 Jul 2020, 12:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A mask in your bike bag?
Replies: 99
Views: 2984

Re: A mask in your bike bag?

No mask, don't wear one and will never be forced to wear one, given it's a request based on no science whatsoever it's ludicrous that so many sheeple are complying! There's TWELVE times lower risk of dying WITH a positive for something (but not FROM) currently than the peak deaths FROM respiratory ...
by millimole
28 Jul 2020, 2:17pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Residents to get new decision-making powers in England cycling 'revolution'
Replies: 14
Views: 491

Re: Residents to get new decision-making powers in England cycling 'revolution'

Maybe the trick is to forget talking to 'them' about cycling and walking, and use reverse psychology. 'Won't it be so much easier to drive to the shopping centre if there aren't as many cars rat-running down our street' and 'It'd be great to see your grandchildren being able to play in the street wi...
by millimole
26 Jul 2020, 10:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A mask in your bike bag?
Replies: 99
Views: 2984

Re: A mask in your bike bag?

Marcus Aurelius wrote:There’s no stipulation for it to be a “mask”. Just something that covers the nose and mouth.


Quite correct, but poor government advice and explanation makes this simple thing easy to miss or overcomplicate.
by millimole
26 Jul 2020, 7:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A mask in your bike bag?
Replies: 99
Views: 2984

Re: A mask in your bike bag?

YI think there should be a campaign to show how a mask should be worn properly. Yes, a competent policy would have shown this simply, consistently and repeatedly. Jonathan Indeed - lack of clear instruction and explanation has got us to the muddled point we are now at. I'm a mask sceptic, but rules...
by millimole
25 Jul 2020, 11:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Canal towpath petition
Replies: 65
Views: 1552

Re: Canal towpath petition

Here's my permit still attached to one of my bijes after all these years,, slowly fading away. The permit was AFAIK available for a small fee, then it became available to buy on the British Waterways website, then it was free to download after filling in a form, then, finally you could just download...
by millimole
25 Jul 2020, 11:30am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Canal towpath petition
Replies: 65
Views: 1552

Re: Canal towpath petition

There is also the technical, but not unimportant point that most towpaths are not public rights of way - they are permissive paths. The land is generally owned by The Canal & River Trust who can close the path at any time without warning, although they generally do post notices of planned closur...
by millimole
25 Jul 2020, 9:15am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Canal towpath petition
Replies: 65
Views: 1552

Re: Canal towpath petition

Nothing is free, and everything comes with a cost - how will this be funded? Or should I ask how much will you be prepared to pay for this? Do you envisage a 'cycling towpath tax' and would this require displaying a disc to show you've paid? What about the heritage of bridges? Will you demand these ...
by millimole
23 Jul 2020, 7:24am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet
Replies: 54
Views: 1694

Re: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet

Only one of a number of changing factors in the past 20 years. Here are a couple more. 1. There are an extra 5 to 6 million registered cars in the UK since 2000 further clogging busy roads. . Those cars have an increasing amount of in car technologies that have the potential to distract the driver ...
by millimole
15 Jul 2020, 8:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: pumps, a list of the good uns based on your findings.
Replies: 94
Views: 2360

Re: pumps, a list of the good uns based on your findings.

I used to so like a pump I had, which was great! It worked really well and could take my 406 tyres up to my preferred 60psi easy ... I forget wot it was called but it was readily identified by the cheesy plastic-covered clip at one end and a teeny-weeny hole, into which you poked a flimsy plastic q...
by millimole
11 Jul 2020, 10:01pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Lightweight camp shoes.
Replies: 26
Views: 954

Re: Lightweight camp shoes.

fram wrote:"Freet" slip ons. Cheap, light and practical. They also sell cheap and cheerful (but not terrifically durable) waterproof socks.
Either I'm looking at the wrong thing, or my definition of 'cheap' is at variance with yours