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by Si
6 Nov 2018, 11:15am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BC membership up
Replies: 109
Views: 4853

Re: BC membership up

[post removed in order to prevent people randomly making up stuff about my rides]
by Si
6 Nov 2018, 8:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Load of balls on TV - shock, horror !!
Replies: 26
Views: 823

Re: Load of balls on TV - shock, horror !!

I know of lots of people who don't use social media, I am one of them


erm......far be it for me to point out what's wrong with this statement but......;-)
by Si
6 Nov 2018, 7:28am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BC membership up
Replies: 109
Views: 4853

Re: BC membership up

Please do not turn this into another helmet argument. UC's point was not that people should not wear helmets but that he was annoyed because he thinks BC are trying to remove the individual's choice as to whether or not they wear one. Fortunately he is incorrect in his talk of BC's blanket bad on he...
by Si
5 Nov 2018, 6:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Adventure Show
Replies: 9
Views: 833

Re: The Adventure Show

Was a good show...got me itching to enter next year's now......but i just know if i enter it'll be proper scotish weather
by Si
5 Nov 2018, 6:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Guy Fawkes night
Replies: 49
Views: 1210

Re: Guy Fawkes night

took ages to get my quivering wreck of a cat in last night :-( on the other hand, I shall be out hunting rocket wood tomorrow, to be used on the model railway. We don't seem to have Guy Fawkesnight here. Just one long fireworks festival starting with Diwali and ending shortly after new year's eve. A...
by Si
1 Nov 2018, 1:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Everday cycling hall of fame
Replies: 19
Views: 939

Re: Everday cycling hall of fame

Very difficult. Id like to go for someone who demonstrates that the average person can get around by bike without super human fitness or loads of expensive kit, and make cycling part of the average day. Problem is that no one is famous for doing such a thing, even though every utility cyclist in the...
by Si
31 Oct 2018, 12:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dooring - Have You Experienced It?
Replies: 30
Views: 1802

Re: Dooring - Have You Experienced It?

[Made the poll more explicit]
by Si
30 Oct 2018, 10:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New bike!
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: New bike!

I was pleasantly surprised by the bike. They are Raleigh Red or Dead bikes of which we have "acquired" a large number. They work very well as a learn to ride bike for our ladies, having a low crossbar and bottom bracket, and reasonable high bars.
by Si
29 Oct 2018, 3:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New bike!
Replies: 8
Views: 455

New bike!

I'm lovin' my new ride...the tassels are sooooo cool, it also has a matching handbag that integrates onto the rack! https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/45015583_2107473229569430_6594175585763721216_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ht=scontent-lht6-1.xx&oh=ebe8c7f73ee6da8557638340620aa79c&...
by Si
26 Oct 2018, 7:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Body Clock
Replies: 25
Views: 1323

Re: Body Clock

Sounds about right.....when i was working on a uni field school in the summer i was up at 5 with the sun and ready for bed at 9...which was a pain as the students wanted to stay up partying until 2!
by Si
26 Oct 2018, 5:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: City centre cycling ban
Replies: 67
Views: 2589

Re: City centre cycling ban

Vehicular Cyling..... Both roads and infra should be designed for people on bikes not for cyclists. I earn a living from teaching people to ride in traffic yet i do not see this as an answer - only proper infra will solve our problems and get a significant number of peoole on bikes . Thus just beca...
by Si
26 Oct 2018, 9:16am
Forum: On the road
Topic: City centre cycling ban
Replies: 67
Views: 2589

Re: City centre cycling ban

Vehicular Cyling..... Both roads and infra should be designed for people on bikes not for cyclists. I earn a living from teaching people to ride in traffic yet i do not see this as an answer - only proper infra will solve our problems and get a significant number of peoole on bikes. Thus just becaus...
by Si
25 Oct 2018, 4:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: City centre cycling ban
Replies: 67
Views: 2589

Re: City centre cycling ban

I've been down Friar St loads of times...the bit shown in the photo is a bit of a pinch point....the rest is slightly better and is no worse than many shared use pavements for cycling. My approach would be to use it, but to ride slowly and carefully, use the bell and polite 'excuse-me's, and get off...
by Si
24 Oct 2018, 4:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Proving I'm me!
Replies: 74
Views: 1737

Re: Proving I'm me!

Finally I have proved to their satisfaction that I am, indeed, me. Found an old payslip from my work for the University in the summer, and one of those annoying pension letters for a pension policy that has 10p in it as I only worked there for a couple of months.
by Si
23 Oct 2018, 9:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ye shall know them by their post-politics careers?
Replies: 34
Views: 903

Re: Ye shall know them by their post-politics careers?

Various posts trimmed or removed, as telling people to get a life or that they have the intellectual capacity of a 12yo is not conducive to constructive debate, and, as has been demonstrated here, will only serve to divert the topic to discussion of each others' (perceived) character flaws. Have a ...