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by mw3230
23 Apr 2010, 4:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My Faith in the [County] Council.
Replies: 17
Views: 917

Re: My Faith in the Council.

There is a carpark 100 yards away so why are they parking on cycle lanes. Because they: can, are lazy, are incapable of considering the needs of anyone but themselves, are visiting the bookies so already have an addictive personality so fix on that addiction thus worsening the effect of the aforeme...
by mw3230
23 Apr 2010, 3:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Effect of Atkins Diet
Replies: 46
Views: 2717

Re: Effect of Atkins Diet

About 7 years ago I was introduced to the Atkins. I was a lazy fat lump, and I dont deny it. Just touching 18stone.. high blood pressure, stress, out of breath at the top of the stairs. So I did Atkins for 12 months and started exercising after a few months into it on an air rower. The first 20 min...
by mw3230
22 Apr 2010, 4:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Search then ask ..
Replies: 31
Views: 1505

Re: Search then ask ..

I might be expecting too much of the technology here but if I was to carry out a search on Google, as I type I am offered suggestions based, I guess, on the information Google knows it has access to (or perhaps on previous searches). Is it possible that the forum could be developed in a similar way ...
by mw3230
22 Apr 2010, 4:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the point...
Replies: 140
Views: 5722

Re: What's the point...

What about wheeling your bike along the pavement past the red light and then hopping on your bike, is that technically going through the red light? I asked a similar question some time ago, and was told that it was an offense. Can't remember if they quoted the relevant law on it though. I think I'l...
by mw3230
22 Apr 2010, 2:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Search then ask ..
Replies: 31
Views: 1505

Search then ask ..

Is it just me becoming a little less tolerant or is there a growing tendency for people to ask questions on the forum as a first step to finding the information, assistance, product, route or whatever it is they want, rather than conducting a couple of straightforward searches on the forum itself an...
by mw3230
22 Apr 2010, 11:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sat Nav Which one???
Replies: 13
Views: 810

Re: Sat Nav Which one???

Try a search on here, there have been loads of discussions on the various options (without a consensus I fear)
by mw3230
22 Apr 2010, 11:11am
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: Thinking of joining CTC now?
Replies: 11
Views: 1057

Re: Thinking of joining CTC now?

Given that a move to being a charity means that we have to put the general population's interests above those of the membership (AIUI), would this have an impact upon the members' only parts of the website? For instance, would the list of routes, currently open only to members, have to be open to t...
by mw3230
22 Apr 2010, 9:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the point...
Replies: 140
Views: 5722

Re: What's the point...

Pedestrians use no petrol, have no exhausts and are less dangerous than a fast moving idiot on a bike - does that give them a HIGHER moral ground? :roll: :roll: I would say so - isn't that pretty much what strict liability is about? I'm not sure I understand your point. I was disagreeing with the n...
by mw3230
22 Apr 2010, 9:50am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Road Bike or Touring Bike
Replies: 11
Views: 1142

Re: Road Bike or Touring Bike

Any bike will do the E2E. People have done it on all styles and even a unicycle. Some old sailor from Cornwall is doing it on a Raleigh Chopper later this year would you believe it!!! Check out his blog http://jogleonachopper.blogspot.com/ ps - Mudguards, YES YES for the comfort of others as well as...
by mw3230
22 Apr 2010, 9:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the point...
Replies: 140
Views: 5722

Re: What's the point...

What we are talking about here is the morals of cyclists selectively ignoring rules designed to control motor vehicles. What gives the cyclist the moral high ground? Here are three simple clear reasons: 1, We are not consuming petroleum, thus not adding to our trade deficit. 2, Bicycles do not have...
by mw3230
22 Apr 2010, 9:19am
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the point...
Replies: 140
Views: 5722

Re: What's the point...

Its been mentioned above that civil disobedience (mass law breaking)is a way to change the law.Kinder Scout mass tresspass and the abolition of slavery have been mention in context as examples of such. To mention RLJing in the same world (let alone thread)as these honorable changes in daconian and ...
by mw3230
22 Apr 2010, 9:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Speeding Brompton
Replies: 12
Views: 2202

Re: Speeding Brompton

Commuting home yesterday, the computer on my Brommie registered almost 32 mph on (of course) a downhill stretch. Seemed very fast for me and I later reflected how an unnoticed pot-hole could have put me in traction for a few months (or worse). What speed has anyone got on a Brompton (and other bike...
by mw3230
22 Apr 2010, 9:12am
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the point...
Replies: 140
Views: 5722

Re: What's the point...

This makes pretty disappointing reading. Several of the contributors to this thread seem to be of the opinion that being on a bicycle confers some right of way over all others. Granted traffic lights are primarily for the control of traffic and this can be self regulating in the event of a failure,...
by mw3230
22 Apr 2010, 9:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Specialized Sirrus for touring?
Replies: 4
Views: 2214

Re: Specialized Sirrus for touring?

This is not only a comment on the suitability of the model of the bike but also a recommendation for the manufacturer A couple of years ago we were in Holland, my son on his Sirrus. We'd done a lot of miles and towards the end of the trip we noticed a crack in the forks. To cut a long story, the rig...
by mw3230
22 Apr 2010, 8:53am
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: Thinking of joining CTC now?
Replies: 11
Views: 1057

Re: Thinking of joining CTC now?

Regardless of the voting shenanigans, and the outcome, you'll still have access to the routes. What particular routes were you interested in - many are available from other sources if you Google them