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by Mike Sales
14 Jul 2019, 10:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17612
Views: 429795

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

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. I was about a hundred years out. The Chinese had it over 800 years ago. From WIkipedia T...
by Mike Sales
14 Jul 2019, 10:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: First escooter death?
Replies: 124
Views: 2636

Re: First escooter death?

There were two vehicles involved in this incident. One was a lorry. A lorry killed a cyclist at the same spot last year.
The roundabout layout has been described as confusing.
Why are we all discussing the escooter, not the lorry's presence or the roundabout?
by Mike Sales
14 Jul 2019, 10:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: First escooter death?
Replies: 124
Views: 2636

Re: First escooter death?

Would a foam hat be a solution?
by Mike Sales
14 Jul 2019, 9:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: British warships in Gulf to be renamed AA and RAC
Replies: 50
Views: 1254

Re: British warships in Gulf to be renamed AA and RAC

strange thing to say like I didnt join the army to kill people I cannot resist it any longer. Was it for the water skiing and the travel? Colonel: Watkins, why did you join the army? Watkins: For the water-skiing and the travel, sir. Not for the killing, sir. I asked them to put it on my form, sir:...
by Mike Sales
14 Jul 2019, 9:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 363
Views: 34933

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: 45
Views: 1461

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: 17612
Views: 429795

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: 42
Views: 1350

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: 42
Views: 1350

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: 42
Views: 1350

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: 447

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: 551

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: 551

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: 42
Views: 1350

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: 768

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...