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by bikely-challenged
6 Oct 2008, 5:24pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Kettler Cycles
Replies: 6
Views: 2479

Re: Kettler Cycles

I am extremely disappointed by these customer service failures which clearly do not match Germany's reputation for engineering quality". Kettler have declined to comment on these customer care issues but agreed to replace the bike in two days. I'd be disappointed too. I love German brands and ...
by bikely-challenged
6 Oct 2008, 5:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road rage incident
Replies: 26
Views: 2587

If you want to kill someone in this country, run them down in your car. You're much more likely to get light punishment, or none at all.

I'll be interested to see what sentence Mr Palmer receives and whether he is allowed to drive a vehicle again. Interested, but disappointed.....
by bikely-challenged
5 Oct 2008, 11:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?
Replies: 358
Views: 42559

Do women still want a bike with a lowered crossbar? Is that sort of dignity aid still required? Don't know about other Women, but I wanted a step-through. Due to my bad back I'm not particularly agile. Also, like Jan said, Women specific bikes have a different geometry to Men's. Regarding the motor...
by bikely-challenged
5 Oct 2008, 9:34pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?
Replies: 358
Views: 42559

Chicken and egg, if women bought lots of bikes they'd stock more... But how can a Women buy a bike if they only have 1 in the store? I don't expect a tiny independent LBS to stock a range of Ladies bikes, but Evans? I think that's quite shocking! It took me weeks to find a bike shop where I could a...
by bikely-challenged
5 Oct 2008, 9:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: So much for the liberated female stuff...
Replies: 15
Views: 1485

am i getting old...all for equality and respect within a relationship, but why shouldnt men want and enjoy doing somethings and women others. here speaketh a lone parent...so perhaps its just my excuse for leaving somethings undone :wink: would rather be on my cycle,out with the kids or dancing any...
by bikely-challenged
5 Oct 2008, 1:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: one reason people hate cyclists
Replies: 19
Views: 2304

Perhaps the point about the Shipman analogy is that he did cause a lot of people to start worrying about doctors taking the power of life and death into their own hands - people who previously would have had 110% faith in doctors. One of the reasons he got away with it for so long was that even the...
by bikely-challenged
5 Oct 2008, 12:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Red Squirrels being robbed by Crows - I'm Fed Up :(
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Gosh BC, do you get RED squirrels!! Ive never seen a real native squirrel before, on teh CTC bike ride there were lots of notices about them as we must of passed through a strong hold for reds... I looked and looked, but none were seen... mind you, I was so busy at the pedals I could of missed them...
by bikely-challenged
4 Oct 2008, 11:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Am I a wuss??
Replies: 36
Views: 2677

In St Helens (where I misspent my youth) we added blouse to the end, as in "you're a big girls blouse". I grew up in St Helens too, and the expression was familiar :lol: I'm pretty sure it made it onto the telly too! I remember Hilda Baker saying it a lot in a TV sit-com, but can't rememb...
by bikely-challenged
4 Oct 2008, 4:33pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Charity cyclist killed in Somerset
Replies: 4
Views: 2065

:cry: Saw this on Sky News last night. How tragic. Thanks for posting the link to his justgiving page. Very poignant to read the lighthearted messages from his friends and sponsors ("Good luck and don't fall off!" and "See you soon!"), then they change to sympathy messages. So ne...
by bikely-challenged
4 Oct 2008, 12:05am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lands end to JOG.
Replies: 25
Views: 3447

Haven't checked on Mr Kettell's progress for days, had a look tonight and he's got as far as Scotland. He's in Beattock right now. I wish he was coming by me, I'd love to see him go past.
by bikely-challenged
3 Oct 2008, 6:49pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?
Replies: 358
Views: 42559

Have seen plenty of other "girlies" who clearly believe they are not capable of learning techy stuff, you can actually see their brain switch off. Some believe they're incapable and some pretend to be incapable because they don't want to do it. What's the point of having a Man around the ...
by bikely-challenged
3 Oct 2008, 5:08pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: This is what happens when we ask nicely?
Replies: 48
Views: 4859

IMHO, around 3800BC with the start of competative consumption and production of excesses :wink: . I can only speak from my own experience, I'm not clever enough to know all about life in 3800BC. I've never lived in a city though, perhaps that's why. Maybe small-town England is still safe. I'd like ...
by bikely-challenged
3 Oct 2008, 2:59pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: This is what happens when we ask nicely?
Replies: 48
Views: 4859

All the above posts proof my point that we have a serious social problem in this country where "I" matter and no one else exists When did this start? I think a lot of the rot set in in the 1980's. The greed is good decade. Didn't road rage also become a popular phrase then? I know people ...
by bikely-challenged
3 Oct 2008, 1:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Red Squirrels being robbed by Crows - I'm Fed Up :(
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Red Squirrels being robbed by Crows - I'm Fed Up :(

As I sit here I can see into the garden. The Squirrels bury their peanuts and the Crows wait for the Squirrels to go and dig them up and eat them. I felt quite depressed today, watching the Squirrels frantically digging around for the nuts they buried yesterday and continually coming up empty handed...
by bikely-challenged
3 Oct 2008, 12:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle lanes, taxi drivers and the taxi licensing authority
Replies: 12
Views: 1722

"I must say that I have used the provided cycle path from the Park & Ride to and from the City centre for a long time and have never found the need to cycle in the bus lane. As a former very experienced accident investigator, I am sure that I would rather take my chances with a pedestrian ...