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by bikely-challenged
21 Oct 2008, 9:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: More on the discrimination vein (but not LGBT)
Replies: 108
Views: 6828

Re: More on the discrimination vein (but not LGBT)

I very rarely eat out, partly for this reason. Other people see it as a treat, but I hate to pay extortionate prices for the privilege of having (usually) one choice on the menu, which like you say invariably has cheese in it. Most chefs/cooks have no interest in vegetarian food and there are plenty...
by bikely-challenged
21 Oct 2008, 3:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: OAP mugged by cyclist
Replies: 68
Views: 3810

It depends on how you define "cyclist". If your definition is "one who rides a pedal cycle" then anyone cycling is a cyclist. However, if you define that term to mean "a cycling enthusiast" the scope narrows somewhat. Depending on context either definition can apply, w...
by bikely-challenged
21 Oct 2008, 2:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: should a helmet be made UK law
Replies: 12
Views: 787

pencomuk wrote: im not saying that unhelmeted uses should be labled a criminal do you consider a driver of a car a criminal if he /she is not using a seat belt?


You just said the police could pull over un-helmeted cyclists and fine them. Sounds like criminalising to me.
by bikely-challenged
21 Oct 2008, 2:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: any bike-joring fans????
Replies: 18
Views: 1700

Never heard of this before. Thanks for posting. My Husband takes the dog out on his bike (against my wishes - I think it's dangerous). He has a dog-jogger type lead which clips to a very strong clip on his belt. It's like a wrinkly-bungee thing. It's not designed for pulling, but as our dog is a dre...
by bikely-challenged
21 Oct 2008, 12:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: do you feel safe touring alone?
Replies: 24
Views: 2694

This happened in the area last weekend. By all accounts a totally unprovoked random attack. Again late at night. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7677759.stm One of the male suspects was thought to be aged between 20 and 30 years old, 5ft 7in tall, of a stocky build and wearing ...
by bikely-challenged
21 Oct 2008, 12:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: IDIOT BLACK HACKNEY TAXI driver in WALLASEY, WIRRAL
Replies: 18
Views: 2617

What a moron.

I've also found that some cabbies (and others who earn their living from driving) think they own the road. They see the roads as their workplace and you just as a temporary and unnecessary obstacle to their work.

They usually think they're great and skilled drivers too :roll:
by bikely-challenged
21 Oct 2008, 12:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: do you feel safe touring alone?
Replies: 24
Views: 2694

Three times in a year I've had to swerve to avoid neds entering the road to try and attack me (or threaten to). The most recent incident was apparently because he objected to the brightness of my front light, a 1 watt LED. Do you know if they were drinking? I'd hate to think they do this kind of ra...
by bikely-challenged
20 Oct 2008, 4:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why so many step-through frames?
Replies: 23
Views: 2303

I'm after a reasonably-decent but not too expensive hybrid which will cope with city potholes, canal towpaths and bridleways on day rides and short tours. I was a bit narked that the manufacturer I have always wanted a bike from does not do small frames in anything other than step-throughs. I will ...
by bikely-challenged
20 Oct 2008, 1:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why so many step-through frames?
Replies: 23
Views: 2303

byegad wrote:It has long been my opinion that a woman has less to lose on hitting a crossbar than a man and, in a logical world, men would use step throughs and women high top tube frames.


Certainly less to lose, but it still hurts if you bang your tuppence on it.
by bikely-challenged
20 Oct 2008, 12:04am
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Forum for LGBT Members
Replies: 120
Views: 18031

It is really bad manners to interupt a conversation and change the subject completely :shock: The original mention of the government was in context with the discussion but the recent posts are not. So can we get back to the original discussion, or if it has died, as it seems to have done, let it di...
by bikely-challenged
19 Oct 2008, 5:18pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Forum for LGBT Members
Replies: 120
Views: 18031

I agree, this Governments been great for minority interests. Shame they don't give a toss about the majority. I've voted Labour all my life but never again. The Tories don't inspire me with confidence either. There's nobody to vote for. Having been a member since my early teens I tore up my "N...
by bikely-challenged
17 Oct 2008, 2:54pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Forum for LGBT Members
Replies: 120
Views: 18031

I know that many posters on this Forum enjoy criticisng the Government, but under Labour we have finally achieved the legal rights we need to protect us as we try to lead ordinary everyday lives just being ourselves. I agree, this Governments been great for minority interests. Shame they don't give...
by bikely-challenged
17 Oct 2008, 11:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: do you feel safe touring alone?
Replies: 24
Views: 2694

OP, I think you're right to be concerned. I've noticed a few of these type of threads recently on other bike forums. One poster said since he's got his new bike he keeps getting lads shouting out "Oi, come over here!" and he knows they want to take his bike. I sometimes run along a little ...
by bikely-challenged
15 Oct 2008, 6:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: OAP mugged by cyclist
Replies: 68
Views: 3810

Best wishes to the poor Lady concerned. :evil: to the cowardly predator. A more appropriate headline might have been "Scum on a bike mugs OAP". I think they're right to mention the bike, if only to warn others of his presence in town. Have to admit, the word Cyclist conjures up a mental im...
by bikely-challenged
14 Oct 2008, 4:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Disaster Movie
Replies: 14
Views: 944

Re: Disaster Movie

If you are thinking of seeing this movie, don't bother! I took my daughter out for a birthday treat and she chose this movie, based on the trailers. My girlfriend and I had to sit through the most awful, purile, pointless waste of time ever. Alan Trailers are always better than films. They show the...