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by Romeo Whisky
26 May 2009, 4:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...what the strategy is??
Replies: 25
Views: 775

Re: ...what the strategy is??

The fact that CTC is trying to promote a voice for utility cyclists is an important reason for my membership. Campaign groups have started up in smaller geographic areas but, whether we want the mantle or not, people will always want to meet national representative bodies. I don't see any other nati...
by Romeo Whisky
25 May 2009, 8:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Etape Caledonia vandalised
Replies: 106
Views: 10466

Re: Etape Caledonia vandalised

It is perfectly normal, in fact almost uniform, to make no plea or decalration at this stage in solemn proceedings in Scotland. If anyone has any information they feel might help the police in their investigation, they should give it to the police, ASAP. I beleive that is what Keith should be encour...
by Romeo Whisky
24 May 2009, 11:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Super climbs
Replies: 71
Views: 2050

Re: Super climbs

I have not done any of these well known climbs. I do remember the Clisham on Harris though. One heck of a hill, but it was the only respite I got during three days cycling inot a South Westerly gale. Its one of these ones when you round a corner expecting to start your decent, to find you are only h...
by Romeo Whisky
23 May 2009, 1:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Saddlebag contents
Replies: 29
Views: 2670

Re: Saddlebag contents

Gaffer tape (for things that move and should not) and GT85 (for things that don't move but should). And usually a banana that I put in last week and forgot about.
by Romeo Whisky
22 May 2009, 2:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Edinburgh cycling information - routes, maps?
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Edinburgh cycling information - routes, maps?

OK, its not traffic free, but as long as you avoid 1600 to 1830, and possibly weekend afternoons if it is sunny, you can enjoy a nice run down to North Berwick for a fish supper and some ice cream before getting the (cycle award winning) train back to Edinburgh. Navigation is easy: you just keep the...
by Romeo Whisky
20 May 2009, 4:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Etape Caledonia vandalised
Replies: 106
Views: 10466

Re: Etape Caledonia vandalised

I fear that he will be having a pretty torid time of it in his community between now and his trial. Better for him to be out facing his community than hiding in jail as a martyr.
by Romeo Whisky
20 May 2009, 4:28pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Etape Caledonia vandalised
Replies: 106
Views: 10466

Alex Grosset

Oh, bit more here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/scotland/tayside_and_central/8059601.stm He has been a chairman of the Rannoch and Tummel Community Council and is also a church elder. The single charge against him alleges that between 16 and 17 May he acted in a way which showed complete disregard fo...
by Romeo Whisky
20 May 2009, 4:24pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Etape Caledonia vandalised
Replies: 106
Views: 10466

Community Council Leader charged

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/tayside_and_central/8059601.stm "Man charged over bike race chaos The race was halted while the road was cleared. Pic: Richard Thomas A community council chairman has appeared in court in connection with the disruption of a major cycling event in Perthshire o...
by Romeo Whisky
20 May 2009, 10:59am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Smug Tory Cycle Helmet Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 1871

Re: The Smug Tory Cycle Helmet Thread

I think it's the reversed sense of priorities and the misguided sense of immunity: 'I'm an increased danger to myself and others on the road, but thanks to a foam hat I'll be safe and you can't hate me.' Exactly. Incidently, I would never restirct my road awareness by listenting to music when I cyc...
by Romeo Whisky
19 May 2009, 11:51pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Smug Tory Cycle Helmet Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 1871

The Smug Tory Cycle Helmet Thread

I cannot find an online version but the impossibly odious (IMHO) shadow chancellor was in the Metro 60 second interview on 19 May. He says "I love listening to music. I don't know if I am allowed to but I listen to my headset when I cycle, which probably isn't the safest thing and I apologise f...
by Romeo Whisky
19 May 2009, 11:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Not Fun... :-( Trying to be positive about my trip out today
Replies: 46
Views: 4196

Re: Not Fun... :-( Trying to be positive about my trip out today

Thats nothing, Have you tried explaining the offside rule?
by Romeo Whisky
18 May 2009, 8:59am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Etape Caledonia vandalised
Replies: 106
Views: 10466

Road Tacks: Etape Caledonia

http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/news/display.var.2508735.0.Chaos_as_vandals_target_charity_cycle_race.php potential murderers here. Astonishing and dissapointing that someone can feel so strongly about a road being closed for an event to do something like this: Police have launched an investigation ...
by Romeo Whisky
17 May 2009, 9:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road Tax....
Replies: 34
Views: 1675

Re: Road Tax....

gilesjuk wrote:
some become disabled through reckless behaviour..


Including eating too many pies, smoking and not doing enough cycling.
by Romeo Whisky
16 May 2009, 1:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Child seat: what next?
Replies: 22
Views: 1378

Re: Child seat: what next?

We have done short tours with both a tagalong and a kiddyback tandem. Pleased to have been able to get shot of the tagalong now that No 1 can keep up on her own bike. The tandem gives a much more stable ride. We have a realtively cheap one (Dawes Toucan) which weighs a ton (and came with full size c...
by Romeo Whisky
16 May 2009, 12:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Europe end to end?
Replies: 23
Views: 2719

Re: Europe end to end?

What about the route in terms of leaving Scandinavia? Would you have to take the long way round via Finland and Russia (if its possible to cross into and out of Russia?) in order to keep it as one continuous cycle ride, or would taking a ferry or train across the straits between Sweden and Denmark ...