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by Mike Sales
14 Jul 2019, 9:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 360
Views: 34803

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Graffito on a urinal in Powys,

"Do your best, England needs Welsh water."
by Mike Sales
14 Jul 2019, 8:56am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Real Naked Cycling (i.e. no phone or GPS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1322

Re: Real Naked Cycling (i.e. no phone or GPS)

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...
by Mike Sales
13 Jul 2019, 5:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17543
Views: 424251

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

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.
by Mike Sales
13 Jul 2019, 10:51am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Lidless rider on TV!
Replies: 37
Views: 1048

Re: Lidless rider on TV!

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...
by Mike Sales
13 Jul 2019, 10:43am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Lidless rider on TV!
Replies: 37
Views: 1048

Re: Lidless rider on TV!

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.
by Mike Sales
13 Jul 2019, 10:35am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Lidless rider on TV!
Replies: 37
Views: 1048

Re: Lidless rider on TV!

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 ...
by Mike Sales
13 Jul 2019, 10:17am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling and the Law
Replies: 8
Views: 428

Re: Cycling and the Law

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. ...
by Mike Sales
12 Jul 2019, 9:29pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: canvas tents
Replies: 19
Views: 509

Re: canvas tents

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...
by Mike Sales
12 Jul 2019, 9:08pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: canvas tents
Replies: 19
Views: 509

Re: canvas tents

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.
by Mike Sales
12 Jul 2019, 8:17pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Lidless rider on TV!
Replies: 37
Views: 1048

Re: Lidless rider on TV!

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...
by Mike Sales
12 Jul 2019, 8:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What is a constitution?
Replies: 37
Views: 748

Re: What is a constitution?

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...
by Mike Sales
12 Jul 2019, 7:55pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Lidless rider on TV!
Replies: 37
Views: 1048

Lidless rider on TV!

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.
by Mike Sales
12 Jul 2019, 6:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What is a constitution?
Replies: 37
Views: 748

Re: What is a constitution?

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...
by Mike Sales
12 Jul 2019, 6:34pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What can we learn from LGBTx campaigns?
Replies: 34
Views: 1159

Re: What can we learn from LGBTx campaigns?

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...
by Mike Sales
12 Jul 2019, 2:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What is a constitution?
Replies: 37
Views: 748

Re: What is a constitution?

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...