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by PDQ Mobile
6 Jul 2019, 8:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is a Toruing Bike?
Replies: 16
Views: 948

Re: What is a Toruing Bike?

A bullfighting bike.
by PDQ Mobile
6 Jul 2019, 12:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5281

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

Thinks.... .....what about oil storage tanks form central heating? Is there anyone on here that is completely free of fossil energy for domestic heating? I include oil, solid fuel (but not wood), gas (bio gas exempted) and electric generated partly by gas turbine etc. But a I will except mick's cha...
by PDQ Mobile
5 Jul 2019, 7:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17677
Views: 431238

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

Go ask the Greeks about EU imposed austerity. The complete fiscal mess that brought about austerity was created and implemented by the failings of sick pseudo democracies. Anyone who thinks democracy has never been better needs to wake up quickly. Trump and Brexit are what happens when ordinary peo...
by PDQ Mobile
5 Jul 2019, 12:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17677
Views: 431238

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

horizon wrote:
So, yes, let's have more democracy, not less. And let's enjoy the fact that we have a European parliament.

+1
by PDQ Mobile
5 Jul 2019, 9:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17677
Views: 431238

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

Windmiller; Roubaix raises some very valid and accurate criticism if your assessment and I add my own. -------- Forgive me but I fail to see what the politics of Ancient Greece (mildly interesting as it is in itself) has to do with Brexit? Labels such as populist are also unhelpful and carry too lit...
by PDQ Mobile
4 Jul 2019, 10:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17677
Views: 431238

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

Indeed my colours are firmly nailed to the mast. Ask me for an opinion and I will endeavour to answer it truthfully and thoughly. My honest opinion based on a longish and full life. I believe to leave the EU is a terrible mistake for the UK. That the advantages outweigh some less good things. I have...
by PDQ Mobile
4 Jul 2019, 6:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17677
Views: 431238

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

Cromwell disolved Parliament because it was essentially corrupt and wanted to restore the even more corrupt King. The remain stance fits like a glove with King Charles, Really? I am a remainer and I do not hold the monarchy in great stead. Preferring as I do the proportional representation of Bruss...
by PDQ Mobile
4 Jul 2019, 2:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17677
Views: 431238

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

Just seen the story about Widdlecoombe Fair likening Brex**it to emancipation of slaves - and by corollary, likening EU membership to slavery. If that's not gross racism and extremely insulting to African-Americans descended from former slaves, I don't know what is... It just goes to show what disg...
by PDQ Mobile
4 Jul 2019, 10:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5281

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

It is quite clear to me that on the old British rail infrastructure there will be difficulties to install overhead power for electrification. Vast swathes of the network are however pretty straightforward. (No pun intended) Install gantries at trackside and the hang wires and trackside transformers ...
by PDQ Mobile
3 Jul 2019, 7:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5281

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

Yes, I agree, but can Shillamill Viaduct and Shillamill Tunnel cope with overhead cables? https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1246222 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-26110559 Why ever not? The viaduct looks like child's play. Nice solid granite. Tunnels of restricted hi...
by PDQ Mobile
3 Jul 2019, 2:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5281

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

You could start a campaign!
Electric and sustainable now!!!

Or at least campaign make sure that the trackbed, tunnels and bridges are done in such a way that electrification, when come it as it must, would be totally straightforward.
by PDQ Mobile
3 Jul 2019, 1:17pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Is the experience of road cycling comparable to what it's like to being a woman?
Replies: 15
Views: 5274

Re: Is the experience of road cycling comparable to what it's like to being a woman?

reohn2 wrote:
monxton wrote:
reohn2 wrote:Only a woman can truly answer that question.

A woman with experience of road cycling, yes.

Without doubt :wink:


Mountain biking doesn't count?
Take the rough with the smooth? :shock:

Sorry, I'll get me coat.
by PDQ Mobile
3 Jul 2019, 1:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5281

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

I'm repeating what I hear. As far as I know, the geography and the curves and narrowness of the rail beds plus the fact that Penzance is at the end of the line make the whole idea of electrification non-viable. There's no way that they'll electrify the Cornish and Devon-ish branch lines even though...
by PDQ Mobile
3 Jul 2019, 12:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Have you lit the fire yet?
Replies: 30
Views: 721

Re: Have you lit the fire yet?

Meanwhile in S Japan a meter of rain has fallen since Friday! :shock:
It would change the landscape here, with the scars visible for centuries.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-48850111
by PDQ Mobile
3 Jul 2019, 12:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: cycletouring mileage, coast Lands End - Aberystwyth
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: cycletouring mileage, coast Lands End - Aberystwyth

It is a well known, but poorly understood phenomena, that Welsh miles are longer. :shock: