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by Spinners
14 Dec 2019, 7:28pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Cycling Time Trials - Red Lights are now compulsory
Replies: 21
Views: 1672

Re: Cycling Time Trials - Red Lights are now compulsory

I don't know what a 'type A' or 'type B' event are, Type A are what are generally known as "open" events that have to be entered 10 days in advance, use a village hall as HQ, are marshalled, are often on faster courses and offer prizes for winners. Type B are the "club" events t...
by Spinners
14 Dec 2019, 1:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 33293

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Here's a few things to look forward to: 1. Brexit and a trade deal with Europe kicked into the long grass. Brexit wont get 'done' effectively till at least 2025 but more likely 2030. It took Canada 7 years to get a trade deal with the EU and that was infinitely easier to conclude. 2. Mandatory heal...
by Spinners
14 Dec 2019, 11:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 33293

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Apparently The Queen voted and whilst in the polling booth was heard to comment, "These little pencils makes one cross".
by Spinners
13 Dec 2019, 8:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Driver of the day award
Replies: 1
Views: 548

Re: Driver of the day award

Yep. There's a lot of rushing around going on at the moment.
by Spinners
13 Dec 2019, 7:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is anyone moving?
Replies: 209
Views: 6747

Re: Is anyone moving?

Happy where I am... especially as we're entering a brave new world. Strap in, it's going to be a blast!
by Spinners
13 Dec 2019, 5:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 33293

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Whilst I could never vote for Jeremy Corbyn I do feel a bit sorry for him today... unlike Jo Swinson for whom I have absolutely no sympathy at all.
by Spinners
13 Dec 2019, 5:38pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Cycling Time Trials - Red Lights are now compulsory
Replies: 21
Views: 1672

Cycling Time Trials - Red Lights are now compulsory

A new regulation has just come in for all Cycling Time Trials (effective from 02/01/2010); “No competitor shall be permitted to start either a Type A or Type B event unless such competitor has affixed to the rear of their machine a working rear red light, either flashing or constant, that is illumin...
by Spinners
13 Dec 2019, 4:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 33293

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Something that Blair understood, and that people on the hard left don’t appear to, is that it’s better to be electable and do what you can than it is to be a party in opposition (in opposition your voice and actions have relatively little sway and the ‘worse’ alternative party can now do as it choo...
by Spinners
12 Dec 2019, 10:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 33293

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Showing 86 just before the first declaration.

Ruth Davison will need a good layer of goose grease :twisted:

(Shudders)
by Spinners
12 Dec 2019, 10:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 33293

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Only 144 constituencies had the exit poll so I think the Tory majority will be smaller than the forecast.
by Spinners
12 Dec 2019, 4:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 33293

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Voted mid-morning, a new experience for me now that I'm semi-retired as I'm normally there at 07.00hrs. Mrs. Spinners and daughter have just come back from the Polling Station about 100 yards away. Not for the first time in recent history I voted Plaid Cymru. Apart from being quite impressed by Adam...
by Spinners
11 Dec 2019, 4:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 33293

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Thankfully, we've only had one candidate knock the door - a nice Labour lady doing our side of the street whilst Stephen Kinnock was knocking the doors on the other side of the street - fair play to him. When I told her that I wouldn't be voting for Labour because I just can't vote for a party led b...
by Spinners
8 Dec 2019, 10:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 33293

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

roubaixtuesday wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:Am I the only one here who loves conifers?


I love conifers.

Just not high density monoculture of them.


Fir enough :wink:
by Spinners
8 Dec 2019, 8:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Argos road bikes ( i.e. Argos the utility shop )
Replies: 44
Views: 4756

Re: Argos road bikes ( i.e. Argos the utility shop )

Has anyone actually brought one?! How do they ride? Esp the carbon forked one? Cheers James As mentioned on page 1 - I bought what would become the 'middle one' but only because the one with the carbon fork hadn't been released. I just wanted something to thrash on what was my pre-work blast of abo...