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by mw3230
6 May 2010, 6:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whitely Bay to Kendal
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Whitely Bay to Kendal

I would also use the BRT route posted by Matty it's a good and takes you past many of the urban Tyneside sights (Segedunum Roman Fort, Millenium Bridge, Sage Gateshead, Newcastle Quayside). Definitely stay on the north side of the River Tyne before crossing at the Scotswood Bridge. South side is a p...
by mw3230
6 May 2010, 6:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where have all the Thick Kids Gone?
Replies: 78
Views: 3862

Re: Where have all the Thick Kids Gone?

Freddie wrote: Can we not agree that true common sense, if there is such a thing, arrives by itself long before a University education is needed and at any rate, cannot be taught.


Agreed - but it can be developed, expanded, trained and matured by life experience, including time spent at university
by mw3230
3 May 2010, 5:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where have all the Thick Kids Gone?
Replies: 78
Views: 3862

Re: Where have all the Thick Kids Gone?

Education is good - anyone care to argue? Attending university and gaining a degree (no matter what standard and discipline) is education ergo it must be good. Employers still know where the good degrees come from and they will still take the candidate who fits their criteria, the poorly qualified/m...
by mw3230
3 May 2010, 4:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Elk Test
Replies: 26
Views: 1181

Re: The Elk Test

I'll not even mention the time I had to show the Rover service manual to the MOT tester who wanted to fail my P4 for worn front wheel bearings - they're supposed to have 60 thou end float :roll: Steve It's scary how few garage mechanics (without grey hair) understand adjustable bearings. Give it an...
by mw3230
3 May 2010, 4:47pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: National Express coach from Inverness after Lejog?
Replies: 10
Views: 1554

Re: National Express coach from Inverness after Lejog?

I've often thought that the coach would be an economic mode of travel, but then I look at the time it takes and save harder!!
by mw3230
3 May 2010, 2:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Elk Test
Replies: 26
Views: 1181

Re: The Elk Test

Seriously though, I think we have too many choices nowadays making us continually unhappy and discontent. This general election for one thing. Life would be simpler and more straightforward if we had less choice. Dictatorships don't have to be despotic. Service life taught me to obey and do my duty...
by mw3230
3 May 2010, 2:48pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: clicking on links
Replies: 22
Views: 2249

Re: clicking on links

I agree with you about opening windows and links. I've been banging on about it before. This forum ALWAYS opens links in the same window - and it is annoying to me in the extreme. Other fora don't do this, so why should this one? I had the same problem until I switched to Firefox. Now all links ope...
by mw3230
3 May 2010, 2:39pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Complaint against the police: Success? and what next?
Replies: 33
Views: 3701

Re: Complaint against the police: Success? and what next?

The points made in the discussion are valid, but the discussion itself does highlight the intractability I have often found displayed by people who have made complaints against the police. Should the complaint be investigated and upheld then the complainant is vindicated. He/she was wronged/badly do...
by mw3230
2 May 2010, 4:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Elk Test
Replies: 26
Views: 1181

Re: The Elk Test

[quote="thirdcrank" It now seems that a current version of the Citroën Berlingo type van-with-windows (and Peugeot / Fiat lookalikes) faces the same issues. http://www.facebook.com/SundayTimesInGear :[/quote] I've watched the video and the vehicles shown are not the Berlingo range but the ...
by mw3230
1 May 2010, 4:42pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Complaint against the police: Success? and what next?
Replies: 33
Views: 3701

Re: Complaint against the police: Success? and what next?

I guess the complaint was made in an attempt to assuage hurt and loss and as such cannot be criticised - many complaints against the Police are emotionally driven - but I feel the grounds of the complaint are nonsense. What of the duty of care of the other and perhaps more experienced cyclists in th...
by mw3230
29 Apr 2010, 7:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Old Sprint Wheels & Tubs - sell whole or strip ...?
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Old Sprint Wheels & Tubs - sell whole or strip ...?

Advertise them and see what the response is - this will give you the best indication of the demand/value
by mw3230
29 Apr 2010, 7:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Gordon's gaffe...
Replies: 35
Views: 1755

Re: Gordon's gaffe...

I laughed at Brown's discomfort and then I thought that perhaps I should have been more charitable - we all make mistakes after all. Then I though again and am now of the opinion that the man is a prize AH - he lives his life in the public spotlight and ought to be aware of such things as microphone...
by mw3230
29 Apr 2010, 6:22am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Certini Bicycle Saltash
Replies: 1
Views: 3594

Re: Certini Bicycle Saltash

Good to hear, enjoy the bike
by mw3230
28 Apr 2010, 8:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: polishing aluminium Components
Replies: 19
Views: 3668

Re: polishing aluminium Components

I watch the Antiques Roadshow and see the experts drooling over antiques displaying the bumps, marks and scratches that indicate much use - indeed reproduction furniture has artificial wear 'applied' to it. Perhaps your components should be viewed in the same way - more valuable because of the very ...
by mw3230
28 Apr 2010, 8:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vote Tory! **** the common people
Replies: 73
Views: 7104

Re: Vote Tory! **** the common people

was it a 60% turnout at the last election ? And the winners had 35% of the votes, which is 22% of the people eligible to vote. that's not evidence of a healthy democracy. I can't get upset at the low turn out - 60% turn out is not indicative of an unhealthy democracy, to my mind it's indicative of ...