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by Psamathe
19 Oct 2018, 8:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon Vs Marathon Plus tyres.
Replies: 18
Views: 617

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Vs Marathon Plus tyres.

I switched from Marathon GreenGuard (which I assume may be just "Marathon") to Marathon Plus. Some had been saying how much heavier they were and how that affected the ride but I didn't notice any difference riding them. I think a lot of the "difficulty fitting" depends on the wh...
by Psamathe
19 Oct 2018, 1:00pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Transgender woman wins cycling championship
Replies: 72
Views: 1613

Re: Transgender woman wins cycling championship

reply to pasamathe ( sorry didnt want to copy/paste your quote ) I think that person is what you now define as gender fluid...They are happy being either male or female depending on their role at the time..or to some...the best of both worlds :D They may be happy being male at home and happy being ...
by Psamathe
19 Oct 2018, 11:13am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Transgender woman wins cycling championship
Replies: 72
Views: 1613

Re: Transgender woman wins cycling championship

reply to pasamathe ( sorry didnt want to copy/paste your quote ) I think that person is what you now define as gender fluid...They are happy being either male or female depending on their role at the time..or to some...the best of both worlds :D They may be happy being male at home and happy being ...
by Psamathe
19 Oct 2018, 10:24am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Transgender woman wins cycling championship
Replies: 72
Views: 1613

Re: Transgender woman wins cycling championship

cyclemad wrote:.....
We should all be equal and free to express our selves and live our lives the way we want to ....

I don't think anybody is saying that you shouldn't.

Ian
by Psamathe
19 Oct 2018, 10:24am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Transgender woman wins cycling championship
Replies: 72
Views: 1613

Re: Transgender woman wins cycling championship

I think the bottom line is ...Be who you want to be.......If a person feels happier as Pippa rather than Phillip then so be it......Time to accept people for what or who they wish to be and respect that. Not so long ago a male wearing female clothing in public was considered to be causing a Breach ...
by Psamathe
19 Oct 2018, 10:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7742
Views: 208574

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I see it reported today that the supporters of brexit/ERG are trying to block a completely unrelated bit of legislation as a "show of strength". New law before Parliament to ban .50-calibre weapons due to terrorist risk and ERG is trying to block it through amendments just to show May of t...
by Psamathe
19 Oct 2018, 9:50am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Transgender woman wins cycling championship
Replies: 72
Views: 1613

Re: Transgender woman wins cycling championship

Maybe relevant to the discussion, something I heard on Newsnight yesterday which shocked me so I double checked for other reports and Anger over women’s business honour for cross-dressing banker A male Credit Suisse director who sometimes goes to work in a wig and dress has prompted outrage by accep...
by Psamathe
19 Oct 2018, 9:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7742
Views: 208574

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I've gradually beginning to think the supporters of brexit are just pushing and pushing for as hard a Brexit as they can get. Given a little and they'll push for even further. e.g. Walk out on the EU at lunchtime and they'll be threatening to topple May unless she walks out on then before breakfast....
by Psamathe
19 Oct 2018, 9:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car Indicators - Is it me?
Replies: 36
Views: 1135

Re: Car Indicators - Is it me?

Very few people use indicators where I live, which makes for safer driving because it keeps others guessing as to where they are going to go and they therefore proceed with caution. I think our road system for motor vehicles is designed on the basis that people use indicators. e.g. "The Rounda...
by Psamathe
19 Oct 2018, 9:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: After A Tour ... Lacking Motivation to Go Out Cycling
Replies: 57
Views: 2080

Re: After A Tour ... Lacking Motivation to Go Out Cycling

Useful to read about insurance, mine is similar, 60 days and it's "unoccupied". Definitely something worth thinking about before any long tour. Yep, be careful. I was once away for over 60 days (non cycling), insurance company had confirmed verbally that their limit was 90 days, turned ou...
by Psamathe
17 Oct 2018, 9:38pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Transgender woman wins cycling championship
Replies: 72
Views: 1613

Re: Transgender woman wins cycling championship

I wonder if the lack of comment on this post is down to the web of fear that exists around anyone challenging anything to do with the LGBTQ "community". Maybe it's simply down to a lot of people being pretty relaxed about this sort of thing and not thinking there's actually much to commen...
by Psamathe
17 Oct 2018, 9:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: After A Tour ... Lacking Motivation to Go Out Cycling
Replies: 57
Views: 2080

Re: After A Tour ... Lacking Motivation to Go Out Cycling

Most people have friendly neighbours who could keep a look out, does that satisfy the insurers? Nope. They require it to be "occupied" and those definitions vary between insurers. Some require a minimum number of days (e.g. 7 sequential) in a furnished property (i.e. enough stuff in the h...
by Psamathe
17 Oct 2018, 6:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: After A Tour ... Lacking Motivation to Go Out Cycling
Replies: 57
Views: 2080

Re: After A Tour ... Lacking Motivation to Go Out Cycling

In answer to above post: About 7 months at home, although that doesn't count time away in my camper. I can't see any reason to travel less. ...... Bit off-topic but I assume you must regularly be away for longer than most house insurance policies allow a house to be left unoccupied. When I last wen...
by Psamathe
17 Oct 2018, 6:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car Indicators - Is it me?
Replies: 36
Views: 1135

Re: Car Indicators - Is it me?

Maybe it's my age (52) but I struggle to see the front indicator of modern cars.... Not you, many cars these days don't seem to bother to indicate and if they are not indicating your wont see the indicators. Sit waiting to pull out onto a roundabout and watch all those cars turn left without indica...
by Psamathe
16 Oct 2018, 3:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.
Replies: 138
Views: 4057

Re: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.

"the vast majority of complaints would be about cars/SUVs driving and parking standards. But that somehow seems to be regarded as "just one of those things". (I don't know how to do the box 'quote' thing, so I'm hoping its automatic.) Most schools have zig-zag lines and railings for ...