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by Jack
30 Jan 2012, 12:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring versus racing bike - for commuting
Replies: 197
Views: 13031

Re: Touring versus racing bike - for commuting

Batavus wrote:Does that count as irony?


Nah, don't think so, more like sarcasm.
by Jack
18 Dec 2011, 9:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Wheeling bikes on footpaths
Replies: 108
Views: 7614

Re: Wheeling bikes on footpaths

If you cause Personal Injury to a pedestrian while wheeling your bicycle on a footpath, the claimant has three years to raise a civil claim against you for Negligence. Unless the IP is a child in which case they have 3 years after reaching the age of 18. TBH, you've got to do something bloody silly...
by Jack
16 Dec 2011, 7:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Wheeling bikes on footpaths
Replies: 108
Views: 7614

Re: Wheeling bikes on footpaths

Ayesha wrote:If you cause Personal Injury to a pedestrian while wheeling your bicycle on a footpath, the claimant has three years to raise a civil claim against you for Negligence.

Unless the IP is a child in which case they have 3 years after reaching the age of 18.
by Jack
13 Dec 2011, 6:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boycott Scotland - Do Not Holiday There
Replies: 93
Views: 4861

Re: Boycott Scotland - Do Not Holiday There

peter99 wrote:Do you boycott England where every town and city has an asian takeaway serving Halal killed meat (throat cut without any pre stunning and left to bleed to death in pain) in their curries?


What about Wales? I've heard they kill baby lambs.
by Jack
7 Dec 2011, 10:40am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Trangia stoves
Replies: 199
Views: 19087

Re: Trangia stoves

hubgearfreak wrote:the beauty of a trangia is that if you set it before you go to bed, you need only drop a lit match in and the kettle's on, whilst you're still half asleep/hungover/making love/whatever :wink:


Yeah, it's a bugger having to turn a knob AND strike a match. :wink:
by Jack
30 Nov 2011, 5:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: striking teachers.
Replies: 105
Views: 3212

Re: striking teachers.

hubgearfreak wrote:- - i'm no tory- i've voted labour in every election there's been since i was 18 and am a member of a union. i understand the cause.


Don't worry mate, it happens to a lot of people as they get older. Next sign to watch for is buying the Daily Mail. Then you'll vote Tory :(
by Jack
30 Nov 2011, 1:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: striking teachers.
Replies: 105
Views: 3212

Re: striking teachers.

hubgearfreak wrote:
so they've gone to work depsite the majority decision of their union to strike? i think there's a word for that, yes.


Unless, of course, they are not members of the union, or are members of a union which hasn't balloted for a strike.
by Jack
27 Nov 2011, 11:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists 'urged to get insurance' by ABI
Replies: 53
Views: 4271

Re: Cyclists 'urged to get insurance' by ABI

Ivor Tingting wrote:- - - but if collision with a ped it's bad news unless they are minted ...............


or unless covered by their household insurance.
by Jack
3 Jun 2010, 9:50am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: The A39, is it busy start of July?
Replies: 15
Views: 2264

Re: The A39, is it busy start of July?

Mick F wrote:

Jog to LE is a different thing to a Tour.


To some, maybe. But there are no rules.
by Jack
30 May 2010, 8:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Newsflash! Cycling is now unhealthy!
Replies: 22
Views: 2107

Re: Newsflash! Cycling is now unhealthy!

Rather than seeing this as mocking healthy cycling I think it provides more evidence for limiting motorised vehicles in urban areas until they can control the particulates they pump out.
by Jack
23 Apr 2010, 11:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Effect of Atkins Diet
Replies: 46
Views: 2712

Re: Effect of Atkins Diet

The advice to "eat sensibly" is fatuous because the medical authorities keep changing their minds about what a healthy diet is. I'm not sure that's really the case but the media both promotes that idea and publicises every daft 'experts' fad diet. Now I just try to avoid obviously hi ener...
by Jack
15 Apr 2010, 11:18am
Forum: On the road
Topic: No-lights cyclist killed
Replies: 91
Views: 3969

Re: No-lights cyclist killed

swansonj wrote:Once upon a time, roads were genuinely a shared resource between pedestrians, horses, cyclists, etc.



When was this golden age? In the 1930's RTA fatalities were double those today with less than one tenth the motor vehicles on the road.
by Jack
13 Mar 2010, 9:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike Toaster Climb Speed
Replies: 1
Views: 578

Re: Bike Toaster Climb Speed

It's explained in the 'Help' pages as follows: " Speed On Flat is simply the speed that you normally cylce on a flat road with no wind. Climbing Speed is the number of meters you climb per minute when going uphill not including the time it takes to move forward. e.g. if you normally cycle at 30...
by Jack
5 Mar 2010, 1:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Eddie Izzard
Replies: 48
Views: 2794

Re: Eddie Izzard

- - -and the reports mention a 155lb person but no mention of bike weight. I guess it wasn't a chopper they did the tests on (Dr Coyle has done a lot of work with Lance!).