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by Bicycler
28 May 2016, 5:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: carradice cotton capes?
Replies: 58
Views: 17679

Re: carradice cotton capes?

rmurphy195 wrote:Love the colour - blends in nicely with the surroundings on a grey, rainy day, not like those horrible yellow ones you could see from miles away ....

It's refreshing to read a comment from someone who hasn't fallen for the hi-vis nonsense :wink:
by Bicycler
27 May 2016, 11:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Got Beeped Yesterday
Replies: 21
Views: 2308

Re: Got Beeped Yesterday

Lance Dopestrong wrote:Why no mention of all the cyclists we see riding like wannabe organ donors every day?

It would be off topic wouldn't it? Or do you mean that they also beep horns at people?
by Bicycler
26 May 2016, 10:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: carradice cotton capes?
Replies: 58
Views: 17679

Re: carradice cotton capes?

Capes need to have a bit of weight to them. The light plastic capes flap around like there's no tomorrow when there's a bit of wind. Thankfully when you hear the words 'Carradice' and 'waxed cotton' you know that the word 'lightweight' means no such thing :lol: I haven't used a cape in thirty years ...
by Bicycler
26 May 2016, 9:49pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Podium Girls
Replies: 474
Views: 22960

Re: Podium Girls

I'd advise people offended by the word never to see the Vagina Monologues. Or Shakespeare's Hamlet or Twelfth Night. But, yes, the excessive swearing in our society is tiresome at best. I despair of the number of highly educated young adults on my Facebook who slip into a stream of swear words when ...
by Bicycler
26 May 2016, 6:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Podium Girls
Replies: 474
Views: 22960

Re: Podium Girls

I'm not sure it is anonymity that does it. I've long observed that women seem to scrutinise each others' looks and actions much more closely than men scrutinise them. As for anonymity, it has its plusses and minuses. Social expectations keep order but they also restrict our liberty. Overall, I'm qui...
by Bicycler
26 May 2016, 5:32pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Podium Girls
Replies: 474
Views: 22960

Re: Podium Girls

Weird coincidence but this short news item has just appeared in my Facebook News Feed: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03wbp84
by Bicycler
26 May 2016, 4:29pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Podium Girls
Replies: 474
Views: 22960

Re: Podium Girls

I think there's good reason to look at cycle sport and worrying whether it creates unrealistic images reinforcing unhelpful views which put many ordinary people off cycling. Podium girls are someway down the list of those images though.
by Bicycler
26 May 2016, 1:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ear/headphones and listening to music?
Replies: 58
Views: 3475

Re: Ear/headphones and listening to music?

Don't you think that pedestrians using earphones are more likely to step out into moving traffic? I do. They can make people oblivious to what is going on around them. I'd be surprised if there is not a similar effect with cyclists. Whether earphones can be used at a volume that does not pose a pro...
by Bicycler
25 May 2016, 5:56pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: What do you value in membership of CTC/CUK?
Replies: 52
Views: 3239

Re: What do you value in membership of CTC/CUK?

steady eddy wrote:Why can't the magazine be sent digitally so that they save all the production costs and the postage - that's the way that so many magazines are going.

viewtopic.php?f=45&t=87260
by Bicycler
25 May 2016, 2:09pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: "Chopper" Cyclist killed in 3-rider collision (Plastic hats)
Replies: 119
Views: 5958

Re: "Chopper" Cyclist killed in 3-rider collision (Plastic hats)

Good luck with that one. Personally I think we're much better pushing the uncertainty about effectiveness and freedom of choice angles which will receive decent levels of support within the cycling community rather than alienating almost all of it by taking a stance which would be instantly dismisse...
by Bicycler
24 May 2016, 9:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Changing the gear levers on a child's bike
Replies: 14
Views: 760

Re: Changing the gear levers on a child's bike

I think you are right to see how she goes. It might take a while and feel strange for her at first, but I'm sure she'll get the hang of it just as countless children did when downtube shifters were commonplace. If she currently manages to ride a bike without a head then understanding downtube shifte...
by Bicycler
24 May 2016, 9:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Route Planner
Replies: 483
Views: 86487

Re: New Route Planner

The in-browser editors such as ID (which I think is now the default) have a brief tutorial on basic editing when you first use them. So just sign up for an account and go to the part you want to edit on the map and click edit. To check if something is correct you need to open the editor and click on...
by Bicycler
24 May 2016, 8:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Podium Girls
Replies: 474
Views: 22960

Re: Podium Girls

Freddie, you seem to be suggesting that because there is a spectrum of seriousness in sexism, the less serious stuff is ok. I disagree I think that Everyday Sexism presents a particular feminist narrative which sees sexism where it sometimes doesn't exist. It also fails to consider how gender roles...
by Bicycler
24 May 2016, 8:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Podium Girls
Replies: 474
Views: 22960

Re: Podium Girls

Women may indeed prefer to be nurses and men may indeed prefer to be engineers, but I think that putting that down entirely to biological rather than environmental factors is making rather too many assumptions. Perhaps, but when young women are now being given special grants to enter STEM fields an...