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by mikeonabike
24 Apr 2018, 7:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: London Marathon
Replies: 39
Views: 2074

Re: London Marathon

Of course running on uneven ground causing twisting could be the way running causes more knee injuries but without that it's better mode of movement than walking for getting around. Makes sense we're evolved for running being a grassland ape. I think the idea is that we are not actually evolved for...
by mikeonabike
23 Apr 2018, 8:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: London Marathon
Replies: 39
Views: 2074

Re: London Marathon

One of the papers ran an article about marathon running being a rather unhealthy form of exercise - obviously strain on joints, but also because it's an extended period of not particularly hard work. Much better to do something more gentle with occasional hard cardio work. It didn't go on to say tha...
by mikeonabike
13 Apr 2018, 9:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson caught lying ? ( yet again ? )
Replies: 245
Views: 8331

Re: Blond buffoon caught lying yet again.

I think he is simply one of many, and of no more (or less) interest than any other dodgy politician, it amuses me that once again there is an attempt to reinforce the bias of the thread by limiting the politicians under discussion to serving cabinet ministers. Why the desperation to exclude all the...
by mikeonabike
12 Apr 2018, 12:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson caught lying ? ( yet again ? )
Replies: 245
Views: 8331

Re: Blond buffoon caught lying yet again.

I think that we can close the thread now... \Boris is a very naughty boy, no other politicians should be discussed, mentioned or even considered because no-one will ever be as naughty as Boris. It is really about attacking Boris than any sensible discussion about corruption and poor standards in Po...
by mikeonabike
11 Apr 2018, 9:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson caught lying ? ( yet again ? )
Replies: 245
Views: 8331

Re: Blond buffoon caught lying yet again.

I think that we can close the thread now... \Boris is a very naughty boy, no other politicians should be discussed, mentioned or even considered because no-one will ever be as naughty as Boris. It is really about attacking Boris than any sensible discussion about corruption and poor standards in Po...
by mikeonabike
10 Apr 2018, 7:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson caught lying ? ( yet again ? )
Replies: 245
Views: 8331

Re: Blond buffoon caught lying yet again.

As with any politician there will be opposing opinions and controversies I don't think there is any controversy or difference of opinion about the fact that Boris lied in this instance (and previously). But yes there is difference of opinion about whether he should resign over it. Some of us will t...
by mikeonabike
9 Apr 2018, 11:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson caught lying ? ( yet again ? )
Replies: 245
Views: 8331

Re: Blond buffoon caught lying yet again.

How may one determine whether a politrickian is lying? You do know it's in the job description don't you? Along with lawyers, barristers, estate agents and car salespersons. The problem is being caught lying. In Boris' position this doesn't just lead to loss of personal credibility, it causes actua...
by mikeonabike
9 Apr 2018, 10:55am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: An account worth reading
Replies: 122
Views: 22679

Re: An account worth reading

The best way of slowing traffic down in this case would be to install a pedestrian crossing next to the bus stop. But probably in the Highways Dept cost-benefit analysis you need 3 or 4 deaths to justify the installation cost.
by mikeonabike
9 Apr 2018, 10:41am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dublin & ferries
Replies: 13
Views: 2068

Re: Dublin & ferries

Thanks Al, that is very helpful. My previous Dublin trips have involved taxi rides along the N11 to UCD and back, so I fancied something different.

By pedestrian entrance to Tolka Road, you mean the gate at the junction of East Wall Rd and Bond Rd? I wouldnt have thought of that!
by mikeonabike
29 Mar 2018, 4:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dublin & ferries
Replies: 13
Views: 2068

Re: Dublin & ferries

Thanks for the quick responses. The canal route from the west looks a good idea. Maybe adds about 10km if coming from the south, but I'll be aiming for the scenic routes. I've been to Dublin a few times so the point of this trip is to explore more widely, but Dublin isn't a bad place to end up (comp...
by mikeonabike
29 Mar 2018, 9:25am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dublin & ferries
Replies: 13
Views: 2068

Dublin & ferries

I am planning a trip to Ireland from Rosslare westward and then back across to Dublin and ferry to Holyhead. Would be good to pick your brains for advice on the into/out of Dublin sections: - Ferries: both Stena and Irish Ferries run to Holyhead. Are they equally bike-friendly? - Accommodation: it m...
by mikeonabike
22 Feb 2018, 8:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Have Britain’s imperial fantasies given us Brexit??
Replies: 151
Views: 4950

Re: Have Britain’s imperial fantasies given us Brexit??

Name one Prince of Wales with a son, who died before his father ....... the ruling monarch. Edward aka the Black Prince. I'm sure there must be others but he's the only one I can think of without looking it up. Yes his son Richard II got the job when grandad died. But it didn't work out too well, h...
by mikeonabike
8 Jan 2018, 3:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Portsmouth accommodation
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: Portsmouth accommodation

Thanks very much both of you
by mikeonabike
8 Jan 2018, 2:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Portsmouth accommodation
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Portsmouth accommodation

I'm planning a cross channel trip this year. With the most suitable ferry times it will be easiest to stay overnight in Portsmouth. Does anyone have any recommendations for bike-friendly hotels or B&Bs?
Thanks
Mike
by mikeonabike
2 Jan 2018, 7:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Border Force volunteers?
Replies: 91
Views: 2638

Re: Border Force volunteers?

I've noticed a few comments about airfields and south coast ports, but not about our land border in Ireland. I imagine that there are many public-spirited individuals up there who will be keen to offer their services as border volunteers, they may have been twiddling their thumbs for the last 15 yea...