There’s loads of guidance for cycle infrastructure. Unfortunately highways designers see the guidance as the highest/best, rather than the minimum requirement. And there is no requirement to follow any of it.
I blame Sustrans for the entirely shite state of UK cycle infrastructure. Their desire to create a “national cycle network” of blu…[Read more]
keithb replied to the topic Made up words that have become part of everyday speech in your family. in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago
Spooble – When one is feeling restless and a bit over-active/twitchy, but doesn’t know what to do with the excess energy. Spoobling or spoobling about.
It was actually invented by my wife in reference to the cats, but has stuck through 3 kids….
If you are carrying stuff, seriously consider a traditional carradice saddlebag. I much preferred the weight distribution as i found you don’t get the “tail wagging dog” sensation. They do raise the CoG of the bike but it’s negligible once your on the saddle.
keithb replied to the topic Flybe…. Should the taxpayer fund a failing airline? in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago
To play devil’s advocate… The railways are subsidised, the roads are subsidised, driving is subsidised, so why not UK air travel? Also, much of flybe’s fleet are low altitude, low speed propeller aircraft which I believe are less polluting than jets? Could’ve wrong on that last one…
keithb replied to the topic At what point do you and your partner decide to call it a day? in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago
To focus on couple of points, particularly as medical investigation has had limited success.
You say you are a shit parent. You won’t be, but you may feel that way. Have you considered some form of parenting class/course? It may help you see you’re not as bad as you think, and give you some useful additional skills/techniques for managing you…[Read more]
keithb replied to the topic Following on from Presents and the madness of it… Worst present you've had ? in the forum Chat Forum 2 months ago
For my fortieth, my sister bought me… A skateboard!
I’ve not been on a skateboard since I was about 10, and was rubbish on it then!
It wasn’t even ironic, or some sort of joke…
I mean, what’s an overweight 40 year-old, with 3 young kids, who doesn’t have time to ride a bike, going do with a skateboard???
Thanks… Good job she’s g…[Read more]
Weirdly we have 2 of those in the house. The wife’s one does that all the time, and the only timeline does it, is when the wife puts the lid on it…
I reckon operator error…
And yes, pop the rubber seal out and put it back in, the right way up, flat, and evenly tensioned.
Those mugs are awesome, stay hot for hours and totally leak proof if…[Read more]
keithb replied to the topic Am I being unreasonable? Employee wanting holiday in lieu of teambuilding event in the forum Chat Forum 3 months ago
It’s a normal working day. Technically there’s probably justification for giving those who did attend time off in lieu. Just to piss off the one left out!
keithb replied to the topic Searching for an article – You are probably over biked by Charlie The Bikemonger in the forum Chat Forum 3 months ago
How weird, that article just popped up on my Facebook feed…
Looks like Facebook are trawling the forum for site content for their feed…
We’ve got something similar, though not as deep.
Ours is a sowkaway.
First thing is get your water company to stop charging you for surface water charges.
Second, establish if it’s s sowkaway or genuine storage. What’s your underlying geology? Clay soils? Then probably storage.
It would probably have had a hand pump originally with the w…[Read more]