Graffito on a urinal in Powys,
"Do your best, England needs Welsh water."
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- 14 Jul 2019, 8:56am
- Forum: On the road
- Topic: Real Naked Cycling (i.e. no phone or GPS)
- Replies: 44
- Views: 1322
I always use paper maps and carry an ancient Nokia in my pocket. Never been lost. Me too. My paper maps are mostly about 40 years old, so can make for some interesting navigating at times... :D I enjoy using the old maps which don't show all these horrible new dual carriageways and motorways. Of co...
- 13 Jul 2019, 5:55pm
- Forum: The Tea Shop
- Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
- Replies: 17543
- Views: 424251
pete75 wrote:I'd be willing to bet the Chinese had chain about 700 years ago.
Wikipedia gives 225BC for invention of chain as in, for instance, anchor chain.
Chain as a drive, in a bicycle or machine is something different.
Are there parallels, is there a lobby for compulsory LJs? Our cricket boys plan to be world champions tomorrow, most do not wear h****s I don't think there is a lobby, though I have heard individuals calling for compulsion. A difference between helmets and LJs is that most of the danger lids are su...
brynpoeth wrote:Right about LJs on canals surely, wearing one could be an impediment, makes one bigger and less manoeuvrable
Except for kiddies maybe?
Different in sailing races maybe where one leans right out with only ones toes still on board
One can make one's own judgement about that.
You are not. I do a bit of boating, and feel about LJs much as I do about bike helmets. If there is a puddle within shot all on screen must wear the things. Please to explain a bit more about lifejackets (floating jackets?), diolch[/quote] Some of my uneasiness about LJs is for the same reasons as ...
- 13 Jul 2019, 10:17am
- Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
- Topic: Cycling and the Law
- Replies: 8
- Views: 428
I have the same rule whether walking, cycling or motoring: be careful and courteous. It's kept me out of trouble for many decades. The behaviour of the other idiot is, of course, beyond my control. You can try to anticipate and forestall dangerous others, so it is not entirely beyond your control. ...
Are you sure it isn't polycotton - I haven't checked the brochure. My Fellpacker is polycotton. Yes, I am. The tent is quite old. The fly is synthetic. I saw Fellpine - I'm just interested as to whether Saunders ever made any cotton tents at all. I'm fairly sure the name is Fellpine. It has two ver...
horizon wrote:Mike Sales wrote:
My Saunders Fellpine has a cotton inner.
Are you sure it isn't polycotton - I haven't checked the brochure. My Fellpacker is polycotton.
Yes, I am. The tent is quite old. The fly is synthetic.
I expect that the health and safety guys had issued him with a lifejacket, so all's well. (Am I the only one who has noticed the Beeb's predilection for them?) You are not. I do a bit of boating, and feel about LJs much as I do about bike helmets. If there is a puddle within shot all on screen must...
I can't think of any options or wording that would be fair. I think that Leavers suffer from a splittist tendency too. What would their united option be on a referendum ballot? I think most would have been satisfied with, or at least accepted, May's deal. What is truly grim is that a hardcore of he...
I'm watching Walking Britain's Lost Railways. The presenter is riding with an interviewee who is bareheaded. They are on a Sustrans converted railway line it's true, but nevertheless it is rather daring.
Hard to know about any future Brexit vote, it may be 'changing the rules' halfway through, but have a sneaking suspicion that the establishment will seek to divide the Leave vote in any 'People's Vote' or referendum. I can't think of any options or wording that would be fair. I think that Leavers s...
- 12 Jul 2019, 6:34pm
- Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
- Topic: What can we learn from LGBTx campaigns?
- Replies: 34
- Views: 1159
Going back to the Trans component: this is very much in the news nowadays, stirring up both support and opposition (as well as bewilderment) and a lot of the opposition comes from some other sections of the LGBT... community (mostly, I think, L, at least at the moment). This shows a weakness shared...
There is no general law (or rule) governing the conduct of referenda: they are all one offs. There would be no change needed. It was not even set out whether the 2016 referendum was advisory or more binding. True, but l think we'd be kidding ourselves if setting different standards in different vot...