Search found 3340 matches

by Bicycler
24 May 2016, 7:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Podium Girls
Replies: 474
Views: 23788

Re: Podium Girls

Freddie, my point was simply that attempting to sort out gender differences by focusing upon one half of the population was inherently flawed. How do you redefine the concept of feminine and womanly roles without consideration for masculine and manly roles? They are inter-related concepts. I wasn't ...
by Bicycler
24 May 2016, 6:59pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Podium Girls
Replies: 474
Views: 23788

Re: Podium Girls

Why are women typically more likely to be nurses? Is it because we expect women to be nurses and not engineers? Why is that do you think, is one more womanly than the other? The fact that we have to mandate to get young women into areas that have historically been male dominated just shows that we ...
by Bicycler
24 May 2016, 6:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Podium Girls
Replies: 474
Views: 23788

Re: Podium Girls

The neighbour's boy (10) "would like to be a male teacher" :?
by Bicycler
24 May 2016, 6:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Whats the big deal about traveling abroad?
Replies: 54
Views: 2866

Re: Whats the big deal about traveling abroad?

Travelling isn't for everybody and it's fine to decide it's not for you. As with many things people are very passionate about their hobby and can't understand why it isn't for others.

As for photographs, I don't understand why some tourists need to take 1001 photos of a famous landmark.
by Bicycler
24 May 2016, 6:42pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Do you actually like camping?
Replies: 118
Views: 8599

Re: Do you actually like camping?

Yeah, I like it. I like cycling too. Neither means that I like doing either in horrible conditions but I might enjoy the trip that involves doing either or both in horrible conditions.

To the OP: it's not for everybody and it's fine to decide that it's not for you.
by Bicycler
24 May 2016, 4:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Podium Girls
Replies: 474
Views: 23788

Re: Podium Girls

Pete, I wasn't in any way justifying the status quo in the workplace, merely saying that there aren't generally huge performance gaps between those of either gender. It's an oversimplification, I know. My main point was that it doesn't provide a good comparison to professional sport. As for the &quo...
by Bicycler
24 May 2016, 3:51pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route planning
Replies: 24
Views: 2483

Re: Route planning

These guys are currently doing a 10 day LEJOG. I think this is day 2 and judging by the bikes I think Garmin routing may have got them into this mess. lol http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160511/cff4ac4b121e9bd371412c9efbaeacc4.jpg I think I'd have sacked off the LEJOG and spent 10 days enjoying l...
by Bicycler
24 May 2016, 3:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "bombproof"
Replies: 12
Views: 1042

Re: "bombproof"

I wonder if Syria has an equivalent of the CUK forum. If so it must have an equivalent of the helmet ghetto "my bombproof wheel saved my life" :(
by Bicycler
24 May 2016, 3:24pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Podium Girls
Replies: 474
Views: 23788

Re: Podium Girls

There'll always be some women who can mix it with the men, but they are rare at the top levels( beryl burton was impressive for distance tt ), where athletes are honed to get the last watt of effort out. In everyday life theres more chance that you'll meet a woman who cycles faster than yourself as...
by Bicycler
24 May 2016, 3:02pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Podium Girls
Replies: 474
Views: 23788

Re: Podium Girls

As I was writing that diatribe, Vorpal suggested mixed gender teams. Fine, great. If women can perform equally to men in sport and I've just been led along by sexist myth, then I'm happy to be put right. I have no problem with acknowledging a woman (or women) as being the best at whatever they are a...
by Bicycler
24 May 2016, 2:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Podium Girls
Replies: 474
Views: 23788

Re: Podium Girls

As the question of 'equality in sport' has been raised. And to put the cat amongst the pigeons... :wink: In the workplace the assumption of equality holds, not because there aren't differences between men and women but because those differences are insignificant compared to the variance within each ...
by Bicycler
24 May 2016, 2:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 762
Views: 111183

Re: New Route Planner

From what I've seen cycle.travel and cyclestreets are fine with cycle barriers without a bicycle=yes tag but one router I used (graphhopper maybe) was stumped by a simple gate on a cycleway until the bicycle tag was added. So best to add the tag so the access is clear to all. maxwidth=x and maxlengt...
by Bicycler
24 May 2016, 1:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Podium Girls
Replies: 474
Views: 23788

Re: Podium Girls

Every sport has got to progress with the times otherwise it dies, for cycling to attract more sponsors and get better TV coverage and for cyclists to have greater facilities in our towns and cities we need to attract more than just Mamils to the sport. If we want cyclists to have better facilities ...
by Bicycler
24 May 2016, 1:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 762
Views: 111183

Re: New Route Planner

I think we'll have to differ about cobbled roads being "unpaved", though I can see why Richard would apply a routing penalty to such ways. It wasn't the routing that I was querying, it was the wording of the instructions. That would be a great addition. However, few of the barriers I know ...
by Bicycler
24 May 2016, 12:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Podium Girls
Replies: 474
Views: 23788

Re: Podium Girls

No, but perhaps we should cut tradition more slack than decisions made today. I contend that the current standard of dress and behaviour on the podium of most major races is an acceptable arrangement.