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by mjr
20 Sep 2018, 11:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Evans Cycles seeks buyer after failing to mount rescue bid
Replies: 34
Views: 783

Re: Evans Cycles seeks buyer after failing to mount rescue bid

What I find interesting about this is it shows how little British success at the tours filters down to any sort of great take up in cycling by the general masses - we were very much sold this line on the 2012 Olympics. I thought the statistics said otherwise. Isn't this more about the continuing ma...
by mjr
20 Sep 2018, 10:59pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Unbelievably stupid PSV law
Replies: 15
Views: 515

Re: Unbelievably stupid PSV law

Seems rather ageist. How about retesting abilities instead? Not really. Our bodies do deteriorate as we age. I'm well aware of that! But if theirs go in any way that matters, ability testing should pick it up. Also, people deteriorate at different rates, as there are some pretty nimble 70+ year old...
by mjr
20 Sep 2018, 8:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: No More Extra 9 Months on Passport After Early Renewal
Replies: 39
Views: 618

Re: No More Extra 9 Months on Passport After Early Renewal

meic wrote:The reason for the change is to satisfy EU Shengen area border controls [...]

Have you any proof of that or is this another euromyth?
by mjr
20 Sep 2018, 8:43pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Unbelievably stupid PSV law
Replies: 15
Views: 515

Re: Unbelievably stupid PSV law

Seems rather ageist. How about retesting abilities instead?
by mjr
20 Sep 2018, 7:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurotunnel or ferries?
Replies: 41
Views: 1507

Re: Eurotunnel or ferries?

be careful of Eurotunnel and bikes - it's a service only once or twice a day and it might not be at the time you want. The ferries go every 20 minutes or so, and you can go to dunkirk if you want. You can rock up and buy a ticket at te port, although you might pay a bit more for that. and you have ...
by mjr
20 Sep 2018, 4:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Government to re-invent sat nav and Google maps?
Replies: 25
Views: 768

Re: Government to re-invent sat nav and Google maps?

Somehow I doubt the few remaining Austin seven cars are having much of an effect on air quality. :lol: You try finding a modern car ad that's permissively licensed! It's also rather interesting to note how some of the lies never change - the main modern one missing is the picture of it using a myst...
by mjr
20 Sep 2018, 4:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: NEW HERE....need advice please
Replies: 32
Views: 626

Re: NEW HERE....need advice please

You can get hybrid bicycles with larger tyres, say 35mm or 38mm (sometimes large still), they will be more than adequate for your purposes. They probably still look a little skinny to the average non-cyclist, but if you don't pump them rock hard then they will provide decent cushioning from road ir...
by mjr
20 Sep 2018, 4:27pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Government to re-invent sat nav and Google maps?
Replies: 25
Views: 768

Re: Government to re-invent sat nav and Google maps?

The othe news item we’re seeing more of is “toxic air in our schools”, etc. Riddle me this: we’re in largely post-industrial era now, so not too many steel works, factories or coal fires causing pollution - yet most reports seem pretty non-specific about where all these nasty black carbon particles...
by mjr
20 Sep 2018, 12:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...why 142 yards?
Replies: 13
Views: 570

Re: ...why 142 yards?

I'm guessing it's a combination of Paulatic's idea i.e. Appendix A in the Traffic Signs Manual and 130 metres being converted to the nearest yard (142). A quick search (google) suggests that the distance may be common in Norfolk, but not elsewhere. Maybe the Norfolkers like to be precise in their c...
by mjr
20 Sep 2018, 9:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Spf of clothing?
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Spf of clothing?

Chris Froome famously didn't read the instructions with his new super thin Rapha kit a few years ago which said to apply sunblock before wearing it and got horribly burned. He posted pictures of it. https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/chri ... burn-18852
by mjr
20 Sep 2018, 9:14am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Navigation pain
Replies: 37
Views: 896

Re: Navigation pain

But is that what cycling is really about :?: I'm not a Tourer but more a CC/Weekend/mid-week Cyclist and for me it's about getting out there and just riding the lanes/countryside.If I make a wrong turn(rarely) I just go with it and get back on track at the next junction 8) Out here where roads are ...
by mjr
19 Sep 2018, 7:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... what these signposts mean?
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: ... what these signposts mean?

I think that's the Lawrence Weston one. It seems to no longer be on Route 4. I wonder if it'll ever have its number altered.
by mjr
19 Sep 2018, 7:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...why 142 yards?
Replies: 13
Views: 570

...why 142 yards?

Advance warning signs for Give Way and some other hazards are often "142 yards" such as the attached one. 142 yards is 426 feet and Design Table II in 1968's "Layout of Roads in Rural Areas" (which I recently got sent a copy of for another reason) gives the "Minimum Stopping...
by mjr
19 Sep 2018, 5:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GCSE Project - Hi-Vis / Safety
Replies: 46
Views: 1243

Re: GCSE Project - Hi-Vis / Safety

I've put strips of reflective self-adhesive tape on mine. Does it meet the legal requirements? I'd prefer to have a fully legal bike for that day when I need to pursue my case against the motorist for costs et al No, it doesn't, but unless the defendant can show that presence of pedal reflectors wo...
by mjr
19 Sep 2018, 3:19pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Tragic Proliferation of ‘Drive-Cycling’
Replies: 132
Views: 6381

Re: The Tragic Proliferation of ‘Drive-Cycling’

Personally, I don’t think that telling other people that they are doing cycling “wrong” is helpful to our cause at all. Instead let’s be bloody thankful that they are on a bike at all, let them do it their way, as they hopefully build confidence and a feeling of security, and become more willing to...