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by syklist
1 Dec 2016, 5:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: UK could pay to access the EU single market
Replies: 67
Views: 3012

Re: UK could pay to access the EU single market

"The UK would consider making payments to the EU after it leaves the bloc to secure the best possible access to the EU single market, Brexit Secretary David Davis has said." Assuming that is something that the EU is actually prepared to offer as opposed to the supporters of brexit politic...
by syklist
1 Dec 2016, 4:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trump Wins!
Replies: 532
Views: 16414

Re: Trump Wins!

In order to get the right political perspective I mix several different cereals together each morning for my breakfast and the proportions constantly change. If only others were as conscientious in their cereal habits as me the world would be a much better place. :wink: :lol: :lol: So what does por...
by syklist
1 Dec 2016, 4:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why was Thatcher given a state funeral ??
Replies: 95
Views: 4244

Re: Why was Thatcher given a state funeral ??

If you want to have a thread with the only function to provide a place to heap abuse and scorn over a political leader a lot of people actually respect and admire then perhaps look for a political forum set up for socialist groupings. Unless I'm mistaken CUK forums are a broader church than that. T...
by syklist
1 Dec 2016, 1:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trump Wins!
Replies: 532
Views: 16414

Re: Trump Wins!

blackbike wrote:
Psamathe wrote:
It mislead theLeave voter you were quoting earlier in this thread



No it didn't.

He misunderstood it.

The slogan was very clearly a request, not a promise.

It is impossible to be misled by a request.

For some reason this seems appropriate at this point.

by syklist
1 Dec 2016, 12:13pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Bug protection in Scandinavia
Replies: 14
Views: 673

Re: Bug protection in Scandinavia

Or go there outside the mosquito season... Which is when? October - April. There may be other times; if you can be flexible, wait until there has been a couple of weeks of mostly dry weather, which sometimes happens in August and September, and go then. The total numbers of mozzies up on Golsfjelle...
by syklist
1 Dec 2016, 12:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are you a vegan?
Replies: 112
Views: 4449

Re: Are you a vegan?

To be honest, I'm fully used to seeing veggies getting all the 'stick' on comments pages and forums. I don't know why it is they invoke such hostility - nor do I understand why the same happens to cyclists. Not much fun for us veggie cyclists then :| As a vegetarian, over three decades or more, I'v...
by syklist
1 Dec 2016, 9:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why was Thatcher given a state funeral ??
Replies: 95
Views: 4244

Re: Why was Thatcher given a state funeral ??

Seriously though, my point was that you and others blame Thatcher for what seems to be all our nation's ills. The point is that, although the divisions existed in UK society before the 1979 General Election it was Thatcher that cracked them open and, using an elected dictatorship forced through cha...
by syklist
1 Dec 2016, 9:44am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: HASE Trix
Replies: 9
Views: 2940

Re: HASE Trix

I spoke to London Recumbents about fitting an Alfine 11 to my Kettwiesel (too impecunious for a Rohloff). They strongly counselled against, saying that they didn't think the hub was up to the job and might well break. The Alfine 8 has apparently a much sturdier rating. (Indeed, I don't think that S...
by syklist
1 Dec 2016, 6:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12988
Views: 321088

Re: Theresa May's 'Brexit means Brexit' catchphrase is meaningless, Tory minister admits

So UK not doing well and prospects looking worse all the time. And our politicians still wont listen and still drive forward their own ideological aims whatever the cost to the UK. More of the same from the Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/nov/30/brexit-rising-frustration-across-...
by syklist
1 Dec 2016, 6:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why was Thatcher given a state funeral ??
Replies: 95
Views: 4244

Re: Why was Thatcher given a state funeral ??

Funny how prime ministers get voted in but some time after their leadership has ended their popularity conveniently gets forgotten and they move into the reviled or hatred category. I believe it happens a lot. Thatcher has been very popular but now some people on here are painting a wholly negative...
by syklist
1 Dec 2016, 6:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why was Thatcher given a state funeral ??
Replies: 95
Views: 4244

Re: Why was Thatcher given a state funeral ??

Your view but there's probably as many with the opposite views and not always the rich who your lot accuse of keeping us in our place. Thatcher and other leaders do good and bad in office according to the observer's political leanings. Blair didn't do anything wrong, Callaghan was a saint and so on...
by syklist
29 Nov 2016, 4:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why was Thatcher given a state funeral ??
Replies: 95
Views: 4244

Re: Why was Thatcher given a state funeral ??

And so we have it,the rich get richer and the poor get stood on,there's never been more people struggling to keep their head above the water and never since Victorian time been so many people sleeping rough on the streets of the UK or the old and infirm being treated so pitifully,in the fifth or si...
by syklist
29 Nov 2016, 4:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring with A Folding Bike
Replies: 16
Views: 4690

Re: Touring with A Folding Bike

In over 25 years of touring I've never wanted to take my bike on a bus. I have caught trains in Italy, Corsica and Slovakia. I bought a ticket wheeled my bike on down the platform lifted it onto the train and I've put it on a hook or into a rack. It is quite common to take your bike on a coach her ...
by syklist
29 Nov 2016, 12:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring with A Folding Bike
Replies: 16
Views: 4690

Re: Touring with A Folding Bike

Personally I've never had a problem with putting a fully sized bike in a free cardboard box and riding from the airport. What about when you suddenly find you have to take a bus, and that the bus, although it could easily swallow your full sized bike in the under floor luggage space, is not allowed...
by syklist
29 Nov 2016, 12:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring with A Folding Bike
Replies: 16
Views: 4690

Re: Touring with A Folding Bike

We have cycle camped with both our Bromptons and Dahons. So it is possible. I have added a piggy back frame to our Brompton touring bags which takes a pair of Ortlieb front panniers in addition to the Brompton bag (I call it a Brompt-o-lieb). It gives us just enough space for touring without kids. I...