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by Bicycler
24 May 2016, 12:51pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Podium Girls
Replies: 474
Views: 23788

Re: Podium Girls

Champagne, national anthems, flowers and mascots have nothing to do with motor or cycle racing either but they are part of the tradition. Whilst I don't want to defend some of the scantily clad podium and grid girls seen at various times in the past (as with everything the 1980s was the nadir of poo...
by Bicycler
24 May 2016, 12:38pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Podium Girls
Replies: 474
Views: 23788

Re: Podium Girls

The girls are a ridiculous throw back to the dark ages in a sport that could do with having a revamp and needs to get more women interested in cycling. Having two girls posing at the end of a stage for no valid reason is a turn off for most women I'd imagine and makes a mockery of the effort the ri...
by Bicycler
24 May 2016, 12:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 755
Views: 110827

Re: New Route Planner

Hi Richard, thanks for another informative reply. A lot of the surface tags wouldn't make good instructions anyway. Words like compacted and ground are not commonly used in everyday speech, so unpaved is preferable. Other tags like cobbled or gravel are readily understood by most people (at least in...
by Bicycler
23 May 2016, 9:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 755
Views: 110827

Re: New Route Planner

Would it be possible for some of the detail in the surface tagging to be used in the routing instructions? It seems a shame to direct people to use "rough unpaved road" (a cobbled street) or "unpaved trail" (a gravel cycleway) when the osm tags are more precise. In those particul...
by Bicycler
23 May 2016, 8:51pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: How important is it that I choose a definite route?
Replies: 20
Views: 2159

Re: How important is it that I choose a definite route?

I set off on a planned route in early June 2014 with a few variations. I did change it as I went - for example in the area of Wigan, Preston etc I followed canals which were a bit slow but pleasant easy cycling away form the mass of roads in that part of NW England. A quick clarifier on this point ...
by Bicycler
23 May 2016, 4:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "bombproof"
Replies: 12
Views: 1041

Re: "bombproof"

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/wheels.php Let's be very clear about something. Rims for racing bikes, such as the Mavic Open Pro and Velocity Aerohead, are made for people who use bicycles in races. That's why they're called racing bikes; because people actually race with them! To be a competitive ...
by Bicycler
23 May 2016, 4:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can someone recommend which North Yorkshire group I should try
Replies: 12
Views: 737

Re: Can someone recommend which North Yorkshire group I should try

It's what's in the process of maybe-becoming Cycling UK. I didn't think we were allowed to mention it any more, based on various people making fun of anyone who said "CTC" at Saturday's space4cycling workshops. Quite correct. You should have apologised instantly and used the official name...
by Bicycler
23 May 2016, 4:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can someone recommend which North Yorkshire group I should try
Replies: 12
Views: 737

Re: Can someone recommend which North Yorkshire group I should try

To provide a serious answer for Danjog: The CTC was a very old and large membership organisation representing all types of cyclists in the UK. The CTC rebranded in April to become "Cycling UK". This is the Cycling UK Forum, it used to be the CTC Forum. This happened because it was felt tha...
by Bicycler
23 May 2016, 3:45pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: "Chopper" Cyclist killed in 3-rider collision (Plastic hats)
Replies: 119
Views: 6364

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

1) I have no difficulty carrying mine about, but if I did, that would not to my mind be a good reason for not using one. My riding helmet is far heavier and bulkier, but I'd never get on a horse without it. I don't know anything about riding helmets so can't pass comment on that. However, you're dr...
by Bicycler
20 May 2016, 6:05pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: themes
Replies: 74
Views: 33749

Re: themes

I have made a few tweaks here and there to the ProSilver style, but I'm not paid to spend hours playing with this Forum's styles, sadly. Nor would I ask you to. It's just that the newer Prosilver seemed to result in much more spacing on the home page than the old one. Maybe my eyes are already adju...
by Bicycler
20 May 2016, 5:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Katie Hopkins: gullible upper class twit?
Replies: 20
Views: 1345

Re: Katie Hopkins: gullible upper class twit?

I've long since chosen to avoid any kind of political campaigning of this kind spread through social media. Is Katie Hopkins gullible for believing it? Yes, but only as gullible as all the other people sharing whatever comes up in their newsfeed that confirms their existing opinions. Some people wil...
by Bicycler
20 May 2016, 5:44pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: themes
Replies: 74
Views: 33749

Re: themes

gaz wrote:
Mick F wrote:Anthony has installed Subsilver2 ...

Just had a look, ghastly. Thank heavens for Prosilver :wink: .

+1 :D

That said, I agree with Mick about the excessive spacing. Is this a necessary part of making the forum better for mobile users or just a glitch?
by Bicycler
19 May 2016, 10:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 755
Views: 110827

Re: New Route Planner

I'm not sure if it's a bug or a feature (I suspect the latter), but is it supposed to suggest a different set of routes if you click the button more than once? I'd hope so, it's a nice feature but a bit inconsistent (which might not be it's fault - how is it meant to know the difference between a p...
by Bicycler
19 May 2016, 4:20pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: "Chopper" Cyclist killed in 3-rider collision (Plastic hats)
Replies: 119
Views: 6364

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

Speaking strictly for me I reserve my visceral opposition for people who insist upon telling or compelling others to wear helmets. I have no real interest in telling helmet wearers not to wear theirs (though I do understand why some people like MJR do). Downsides are hard to quantify and vary from p...