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by 100%JR
10 May 2019, 5:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fred Whitton
Replies: 51
Views: 2073

Re: Fred Whitton

It does seem excessive that it is closed to all other cyclists for 8.5 hours. Surely the bulk of FW'ers are cycling up it within a few hours. Hard Knott is around the 80 mile mark so the times between the first and last riders can vary greatly. Fast riders finish in just over 6hrs with slower rider...
by 100%JR
10 May 2019, 3:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fred Whitton
Replies: 51
Views: 2073

Re: Fred Whitton

Avoiding the question of whether or not it's a good idea, is it legal, do they have the authority to prevent anyone walking or cycling up the road or is it only closed to motor vehicles. Similarly, if roads are closed for the marathon or other running event, do people who have not entered running o...
by 100%JR
10 May 2019, 2:53pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 154
Views: 9814

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Although I knew about Ineos, it hadn't struck me that the cyclists would be going through Yorkshire emblazoned with Ineos stickers and labels. It couldn't be much more in-your-face and insulting to the people of Yorkshire fighting Ineos' attempts to frack there. Riding roughshod is the phrase that ...
by 100%JR
10 May 2019, 2:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fred Whitton
Replies: 51
Views: 2073

Fred Whitton

The organisers of the Fred Whitton Sportive have just posted on Social Media that any cyclists without an event number will not be allowed on Hard Knott pass.That section of road is officially closed to motor vehicles for the event this year but not allowing cyclists who haven't paid to ride seems t...
by 100%JR
2 May 2019, 8:16pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 154
Views: 9814

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Saw the head fracker on TV and he was not being 100% truthful about what fracking is (most sources discuss the questionable chemicals injected into the ground whilst Head Greenwasher was claiming it’s just injecting water!). Ian Can you prove it’s not just water? “Most” sources are probably just cl...
by 100%JR
2 May 2019, 3:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 470
Views: 8958

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Stopping/cutting down on motoring journeys will not make anything other than a small dent in the problem :roll: Why is the focus always on the motorist?Boils my urine. China is one of the biggest polluters on the planet......and most people there cycle :lol: People need to open their eyes to the rea...
by 100%JR
2 May 2019, 2:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hi-tech voting?
Replies: 37
Views: 796

Re: Hi-tech voting?

pete75 wrote:I just walked down to our voting station without my polling card. They just asked for name and address and gave me a voting slip. No ID checks at all.

Ditto.
by 100%JR
30 Apr 2019, 2:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Static exercise bikes and virtual displays - some questions!
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: Static exercise bikes and virtual displays - some questions!

Get a real bike!! If you spend all day in front of a computer screen, why on earth would you want to do it on a bike?? ^^^^This with bells on! The roads in my area are terrible, filled with potholes. The traffic is awful. That pretty much describes most of the UK :lol: You don't have to travel far ...
by 100%JR
27 Apr 2019, 2:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 470
Views: 8958

Re: Extinction Rebellion

It isn't just about the right recycling bin. It's cutting the waste in the first place. Dump the plastic back with the supermarket: if we all did that they'd get the message. Isn't knowing how to behave but not doing so itself hypocrisy ? Not at all when you know that knowing how to behave will ach...
by 100%JR
27 Apr 2019, 1:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trains...why?
Replies: 291
Views: 11324

Re: Trains...why?

brynpoeth wrote:Greta Thunberg got a first-class rail pass, travelled from Stockholm to Strasbourg, Roma, London and back home, Plus One
Now she is back at school :wink:

She either has a very high boredom threshold or is a sucker for punishment.....or both :lol:
by 100%JR
26 Apr 2019, 10:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...who buys this stuff?
Replies: 53
Views: 2463

Re: ...who buys this stuff?

In a similar vein I have a colleague who leaves a cycling magazine open at ludicrously priced £300 cycling shoes so that their 'financial controller' thinks the £90 Shimanos they've really got in mind are good value! Thinking about it, that's probably the real reason we need £10k bikes as they make...
by 100%JR
26 Apr 2019, 10:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 470
Views: 8958

Re: Extinction Rebellion

100%JR ... are you by any chance telling a few porkies? To wind people up? :lol: Er no? What would you assume that? I wonder if the population at large, whilst gradually becoming aware and our plight is slowly dawning, are just keeping their fingers crossed that something will turn up. Or maybe the...
by 100%JR
26 Apr 2019, 10:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: No hair - advantages/disadvantages
Replies: 72
Views: 1523

Re: No hair - advantages/disadvantages

Mick F wrote:
pete75 wrote:The correct headgear for a cyclist.
.......... and the correct top tube.
Horizontal. :D

Nope.
Sloping top tube,Straight fork :wink:
by 100%JR
26 Apr 2019, 4:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 470
Views: 8958

Re: Extinction Rebellion

I wonder if the population at large, whilst gradually becoming aware and our plight is slowly dawning, are just keeping their fingers crossed that something will turn up. Or maybe they see what's happening but realise it's futile doing anything? Until Countries/Industries etc change then one person...
by 100%JR
26 Apr 2019, 2:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...who buys this stuff?
Replies: 53
Views: 2463

Re: ...who buys this stuff?

I'll take a guess,the same people who'll pay hundreds if not thousands of ££££s for a vanity plate on their car :wink: There's a few blokes at work got these.They're either the irish ones (GAZ 1030 etc)or UK ones that only actually spell something with a broad spread of imagination :roll: I upset m...