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  1. Actually, you're quite right. Very wrong of me to be opposed to her becoming an MLC because of her age. I'm purely against it because of her lack of life/professional/people/negotiating experience. Something she can easily remedy (although it will take a few years). But at least she starts off with brains, so already ahead of many.
  2. Having read her LinkedIn (which has no mention of any religion) I would have no problem with this person.... ...except WAY too young and inexperienced. She'd be so easy to manipulate.
  3. Pity upskirting isn't illegal on the island.
  4. This depends on whether the guy has the right connections. From the article, I doubt he does.
  5. At the time, Alf wasn't just "not a fan", he was actively "anti" the whole thing. Along with Kate and Peter. Coincidentally, I saw my MHK (at the time) today - Geoff RR Corkish. He was a big fan (mainly because he couldn't think for himself).
  6. True, there are some "lightly used" roads between the MER stations in Douglas and Ramsey. You can easily turn a 12.6 mile hilly ride into a 19.9 mile super-hilly* ride by taking the "scenic" route! You don't cycle much, do you? * 2,100 feet of climbing vs 1,053 feet (source:google maps) I actually think it's a good idea. I doubt that hardcore racers/riders will use it (too narrow for their speed). But as a way to encourage cycling as a form of transport and generally improve the nations health, it's an excellent idea. Fewer cars on the road, better health...all good.
  7. Yeah. His trolling was the issue (is my sarcasm up to your standards?)
  8. Just not for cycling.
  9. Totally agree. But didn't want to give dilligaf another reason to go off on one about cyclists.
  10. Cyclists use cycle bottles. I have about 12. They last for years. We don't often throw them away - just stick 'em in the dishwasher. They range from £3 to....silly money.
  11. Thx Honestly, cycle shoes are safer. And do you think us portly middle aged men would wear lycra if we had another reasonable choice? Its not a good look.
  12. I wasn't calling you names. It was just an observation. Unnecessary and ignorant.
  13. However, you're 100% wrong. You got this wrong because you're stupid. "Clipless" pedals are far safer. Every cyclist falls over the first time they use them, after which there is simply no comparison (maybe see if the skiers will go skiing without their ski bindings? It would be funny to watch though) For example, if your pedal or shoe is wet, on a regular pedal you apply pressure and your foot slips off. Suddenly. The cranks spin round, cracks you in the shin, followed by a good chance of a fall. Even a tiny pothole can cause a rider's foot to leave the pedal causing you to swerve. Similarly, wearing jeans vs lycra pants might look cooler, but the chance of your bell-bottoms catching in the chain at an awkward moment can also lead to a fall. Cycling gloves prevent blisters on the palm of your hand. Not pretty. The padding in shorts prevents blisters down below. Even less pretty. Proper lycra jackets prevent you sweating when it's sunny but equally repel rain water when it rains. Sometimes it's sunny AND rainy on the same day! Really? Yes, really! And lycra gear (even the black stuff) has reflective strips sown in, so road users with lights can see you. Although it might seem that lycra gear is primarily made for twats, by an utterly bizarre coincidence, it's perfect for....riding a bicycle. There literally is no other form of clothing in our Galaxy that is better suited to cycling. And although I may think that motorbike riders look like rejects from a Village People YMCA video who are just looking for the next leather joy-boy party to attend, I'm actually smart enough to realise that the leather, zips and metal inserts are designed for the moment the human body comes into contact with tarmac at 100mph. And jodpurs?! What the fuck is that shit about? Oh yes, it's perfect for riding a horse. Padded in precisely the right places. And what about those swimming trunks? And those karate-kid-twats in their white pyjamas! And why can't Usain Bolt put on a nice pair of slacks instead of that awful lycra one-piece? And ice-skates?! Shoes with blades on the sole? WTF! Unless you're bloody Torvill and Dean, why can't you just slide around on the ice with a herring strapped to each foot? I am SO OFFENDED by other people wearing exactly the right choice of clothing for their chosen hobby!!!!!!!
  14. Yes, the races are fully insured. It's compulsory. Also, individual riders who cross the white line can be disqualified. Much like every group of humans, some of them are just twats and refuse to obey the rules.
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