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by mjr
9 Nov 2018, 9:38am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BC membership up
Replies: 104
Views: 2276

Re: BC membership up

Just out of curiosity I checked the BC site to see what it had to offer me, and it gave me details of rides run by the nearest club, with the easiest aimed at beginners and youngsters, 30 miles in 2.5 hours. Seems to be every Sunday, and starting only 4.5 miles from my home. Looked for the same sor...
by mjr
9 Nov 2018, 1:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Windows 10 Defender now can run in a sandbox
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Windows 10 Defender now can run in a sandbox

The real scandal is that the content scanner parts were running with high privileges until now :shock:
by mjr
9 Nov 2018, 1:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Windows 10 Defender now can run in a sandbox
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Windows 10 Defender now can run in a sandbox

The real scandal is that the content scanner parts were running with high privileges until now :eek:
by mjr
8 Nov 2018, 4:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shoulder Barged By Pedestrian On A Cycle Path
Replies: 29
Views: 1230

Re: Shoulder Barged By Pedestrian On A Cycle Path

I think that it is worth reflecting on whether or not the path would meet the minimum standard. Whilst I appreciate that it is not mandatory it is usually rather surprising how much bigger and better a facility would have been if it had met the recommended minimum standard for the conditions. Shoul...
by mjr
8 Nov 2018, 3:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shoulder Barged By Pedestrian On A Cycle Path
Replies: 29
Views: 1230

Re: Shoulder Barged By Pedestrian On A Cycle Path

There are various places where walkers, runners, dogs, cyclists and even horses share the way. In some such places, it's reasonable to allow the dog or horse or child to run about freely and the onus is on the speeding cyclist to slow down. In other places, the dog, child or horse should be under c...
by mjr
8 Nov 2018, 2:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shoulder Barged By Pedestrian On A Cycle Path
Replies: 29
Views: 1230

Re: Shoulder Barged By Pedestrian On A Cycle Path

The canal footpath [...] What about HC Rule 56? Dogs . Do not let a dog out on the road on its own. Keep it on a short lead when walking on the pavement, road or path shared with cyclists or horse riders. I may be wrong, but I don't think canal towpaths (not footpaths! Naughty!) are often highways ...
by mjr
8 Nov 2018, 1:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EuroVelo 5 South of Milan
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: EuroVelo 5 South of Milan

Thanks for the efforts all. I'm a little surprised this route isn't well documented with real world views. I'd of thought it would be really popular. Either that or everyone else is giving it a miss for a reason :-). IIRC, it's the cycling version of Via Romea Francigena, the Ciclovia dei Pellegrin...
by mjr
8 Nov 2018, 1:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Selling out to the dark side....
Replies: 35
Views: 690

Re: Selling out to the dark side....

:roll: indeed! I'm sure you could contrive to pay that, Why would i contrive to pay that much ? :roll: Prices quoted are from thetrainline.com this morning. Contrive ... really ! Yes, contrive, by using that booking agency as well as whatever else you did to exceed even Mick F's price. There's no s...
by mjr
8 Nov 2018, 9:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Selling out to the dark side....
Replies: 35
Views: 690

Re: Selling out to the dark side....

3 adults Doncaster to Edinburgh. Return . Booked 5 days in advance ..... £528 .... or £80 In diesel and drive. :roll: :roll: indeed! I'm sure you could contrive to pay that, but straightforward advance tickets are currently about £210 total and there may be cheaper ways (splitting and so on), while...
by mjr
7 Nov 2018, 4:16pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: systems lejog
Replies: 25
Views: 728

Re: systems lejog

I feel that these two quotes may be connected: I think you were doing a different ride to me.I remember you leaving the campsite while some of us were getting ready and seeing you sitting outside a cafe with the fast lads but by the time we got served you had all gone. Done all sorts of long cycling...
by mjr
7 Nov 2018, 4:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Folding pedals
Replies: 20
Views: 849

Re: Folding pedals

one thing that isn't immediately obvious is that some (many) pedals have the whole cage move sideways in order to fold. This means that it is easy enough to knock the pedals when the bike is parked, and the pedals then fold when you are trying to ride the bike, which is highly inconvenient. Most of...
by mjr
7 Nov 2018, 2:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre Pressure - Berto's 15%
Replies: 58
Views: 1929

Re: Tyre Pressure - Berto's 15%

I have had a snakebite puncture, but I hit a sharp pothole on a steep descent, the clank was sickening and I'm still rather surprised it only punctured the tube instead of at least wrecking the wheel Potholes mosly avoidable those that aren't are either bunny hopped or under water :shock: :wink: I ...
by mjr
7 Nov 2018, 12:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hampshire Based Cyclist? Want Segregated Cycle Tracks?
Replies: 10
Views: 435

Re: Hampshire Based Cyclist? Want Segregated Cycle Tracks?

Adopting guidance used by another, similar shire council should be reasonably uncontroversial. That doesn't match my impressions. Has any other shire council adopted that policy yet? Norfolk came out with a draft design guide which was not very good IIRC but it seemed to go no further and now they ...
by mjr
7 Nov 2018, 11:56am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hay fever in November?
Replies: 16
Views: 389

Re: Hay fever in November?

Does anyone else have hay fever symptoms at the moment? Any clues as to what it might be at this time of year (late September to now mid-November)? Yes, pretty much what you said: blocked sinuses, aching neck and occasionally head, sometimes heavy limbs. I think mine's a cold because it started jus...
by mjr
7 Nov 2018, 11:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre Pressure - Berto's 15%
Replies: 58
Views: 1929

Re: Tyre Pressure - Berto's 15%

EDIT,FWIW,I'm a low tyre pressure freak and believe most roadies are riding with way to much air in their tyres in the belief that it makes them faster,it doesnt if they have the correct tyre pressures for load.Ive ridden tyres from 23mm to 65mm and have never ever experienced a snakebite puncture ...