Sky Ride reurning to Southampton for 2014

Daily Echo: A previous Sky Ride in Southampton A previous Sky Ride in Southampton

THOUSANDS of people are set to once again take to the pedals for a Hampshire city's cycling extravaganza.

This year's Southampton Sky Ride will see a day of all things cycling return to the city and the streets cleared of all traffic.

And organisers are promising it will be bigger and better than ever.

The event, on June 29, is one of 15 major events going on across the country this summer at cities including Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield, Hull and Bolton.

In its fifth year, it will see a traffic-free route for riders around the city centre alongside extreme challenges, music and entertainment and competitions.

Last year's event saw 10,000 people, from six-year-olds to 70-year-olds, get in the saddle to take on the five-mile route, which took in some of the city's most well-known sites.

The event is organised by Southampton City Council through its My Journey initiative, in partnership with British Cycling and Sky.

Everyone who registers their free place online will receive a Sky Ride lanyard with a bundle of goodies on the day and the first 1,000 people to register will receive a limited edition Sky Ride gift.

A council spokesperson said: “We are extremely happy to give Southampton residents the opportunity to enjoy a fantastic day out for all families and cycling lovers on traffic-free streets.

“The event is set to be even bigger and better than last year and we would like to encourage all to join us on the day as a demonstration of commitment to making Southampton a better place to live for everyone.”

Sky Ride ambassador and Olympian Sir Chris Hoy said: “We've made it easier than ever to get out on your bike and spend quality time with your family and friends.

“Sky Rides close towns and cities for big bike events so you can ride safely on traffic-free streets, with a huge festival atmosphere and loads to do both on and off the bike.

“They are great fun and a great way to get on your bike.”

To register visit goskyride.com/Southampton.

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11:11am Tue 13 May 14

__KTF__ says...

I hope they don't cycle 3 abreast or urinate in any bushes along the way ;)
I hope they don't cycle 3 abreast or urinate in any bushes along the way ;) __KTF__
  • Score: 9

11:14am Tue 13 May 14

townieboy says...

This should be stopped, there is not one good reason to hold this event. More dangerous walking in town that day then when there are cars everywhere and whats it all for ??????????????
This should be stopped, there is not one good reason to hold this event. More dangerous walking in town that day then when there are cars everywhere and whats it all for ?????????????? townieboy
  • Score: -21

11:52am Tue 13 May 14

elvisimo says...

townieboy wrote:
This should be stopped, there is not one good reason to hold this event. More dangerous walking in town that day then when there are cars everywhere and whats it all for ??????????????
yep cancel all these sort of events - football matches, marathons, concerts etc. Walking in town shouldn't be that difficult .
The event is to encourage people to take up cycling - do some exercise which a brief look around central Southampton will indicate is a very good idea indeed.
[quote][p][bold]townieboy[/bold] wrote: This should be stopped, there is not one good reason to hold this event. More dangerous walking in town that day then when there are cars everywhere and whats it all for ??????????????[/p][/quote]yep cancel all these sort of events - football matches, marathons, concerts etc. Walking in town shouldn't be that difficult . The event is to encourage people to take up cycling - do some exercise which a brief look around central Southampton will indicate is a very good idea indeed. elvisimo
  • Score: 19

12:26pm Tue 13 May 14

good-gosh says...

Good for children – shows them round the city as they can never normally do and gives them a feel for what a huge collective group they are in the city – power to the children.
Good for children – shows them round the city as they can never normally do and gives them a feel for what a huge collective group they are in the city – power to the children. good-gosh
  • Score: 3

12:31pm Tue 13 May 14

teamgreen says...

wait till the cycle hating trolls find out its going up the avenue from town and around the common like the first sky ride.if you cant drive into town get the bus walk or even cycle dont moan its once a year unlike the disruption caused to the traffic when the ships come in or football or the boat show.
wait till the cycle hating trolls find out its going up the avenue from town and around the common like the first sky ride.if you cant drive into town get the bus walk or even cycle dont moan its once a year unlike the disruption caused to the traffic when the ships come in or football or the boat show. teamgreen
  • Score: 6

12:51pm Tue 13 May 14

townieboy says...

elvisimo wrote:
townieboy wrote: This should be stopped, there is not one good reason to hold this event. More dangerous walking in town that day then when there are cars everywhere and whats it all for ??????????????
yep cancel all these sort of events - football matches, marathons, concerts etc. Walking in town shouldn't be that difficult . The event is to encourage people to take up cycling - do some exercise which a brief look around central Southampton will indicate is a very good idea indeed.
Cycling once a year great. Walkin in town is a joke on this day...as are the parks...when was the last concert in town ? Oh can can walk arund Soton anytime you ont need to cycle it isnt that big a place.
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]townieboy[/bold] wrote: This should be stopped, there is not one good reason to hold this event. More dangerous walking in town that day then when there are cars everywhere and whats it all for ??????????????[/p][/quote]yep cancel all these sort of events - football matches, marathons, concerts etc. Walking in town shouldn't be that difficult . The event is to encourage people to take up cycling - do some exercise which a brief look around central Southampton will indicate is a very good idea indeed.[/p][/quote]Cycling once a year great. Walkin in town is a joke on this day...as are the parks...when was the last concert in town ? Oh can can walk arund Soton anytime you ont need to cycle it isnt that big a place. townieboy
  • Score: 3

1:05pm Tue 13 May 14

ToastyTea says...

What is the appeal of this, would it not be nicer going for a bike ride in the new forest or along a river or something.
What is the appeal of this, would it not be nicer going for a bike ride in the new forest or along a river or something. ToastyTea
  • Score: 0

1:16pm Tue 13 May 14

djl197 says...

ToastyTea wrote:
What is the appeal of this, would it not be nicer going for a bike ride in the new forest or along a river or something.
The Nimbys wont like that, they don't like 2000 cyclists over 2 days for the wiggle events, so 10000 cyclists for 1 day would probably make them explode.
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: What is the appeal of this, would it not be nicer going for a bike ride in the new forest or along a river or something.[/p][/quote]The Nimbys wont like that, they don't like 2000 cyclists over 2 days for the wiggle events, so 10000 cyclists for 1 day would probably make them explode. djl197
  • Score: 5

1:22pm Tue 13 May 14

ToastyTea says...

djl197 wrote:
ToastyTea wrote:
What is the appeal of this, would it not be nicer going for a bike ride in the new forest or along a river or something.
The Nimbys wont like that, they don't like 2000 cyclists over 2 days for the wiggle events, so 10000 cyclists for 1 day would probably make them explode.
I don't mean cycling with 1000's of others, I mean cycling with a few friends, pretty sure would be far nicer. Was what I used to enjoy when was a kid anyway just going off on rides with some mates around the countryside.
[quote][p][bold]djl197[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: What is the appeal of this, would it not be nicer going for a bike ride in the new forest or along a river or something.[/p][/quote]The Nimbys wont like that, they don't like 2000 cyclists over 2 days for the wiggle events, so 10000 cyclists for 1 day would probably make them explode.[/p][/quote]I don't mean cycling with 1000's of others, I mean cycling with a few friends, pretty sure would be far nicer. Was what I used to enjoy when was a kid anyway just going off on rides with some mates around the countryside. ToastyTea
  • Score: 4

1:41pm Tue 13 May 14

-stiv- says...

ToastyTea wrote:
What is the appeal of this, would it not be nicer going for a bike ride in the new forest or along a river or something.
You're able to do both of these things, unbelievably.
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: What is the appeal of this, would it not be nicer going for a bike ride in the new forest or along a river or something.[/p][/quote]You're able to do both of these things, unbelievably. -stiv-
  • Score: 5

1:50pm Tue 13 May 14

ToastyTea says...

-stiv- wrote:
ToastyTea wrote:
What is the appeal of this, would it not be nicer going for a bike ride in the new forest or along a river or something.
You're able to do both of these things, unbelievably.
That still doesn't explain the appeal
[quote][p][bold]-stiv-[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: What is the appeal of this, would it not be nicer going for a bike ride in the new forest or along a river or something.[/p][/quote]You're able to do both of these things, unbelievably.[/p][/quote]That still doesn't explain the appeal ToastyTea
  • Score: 2

1:59pm Tue 13 May 14

fatbloke12 says...

Just what we need more road closures making it harder to get around the city , nice idea but causes chaos
Just what we need more road closures making it harder to get around the city , nice idea but causes chaos fatbloke12
  • Score: 3

3:11pm Tue 13 May 14

vag says...

I am a member of British cycling, and I organise group ride outs via the goskyride website all year round. This is a very big, well organised event, which gives people a chance to get to know wht the skyride organisation are all about, and get a chance to cycle around Southampton without having to worry about traffic. they are always very well attended, great fun, and you can speak to cycling experts, and get free goodies as well.
I am a member of British cycling, and I organise group ride outs via the goskyride website all year round. This is a very big, well organised event, which gives people a chance to get to know wht the skyride organisation are all about, and get a chance to cycle around Southampton without having to worry about traffic. they are always very well attended, great fun, and you can speak to cycling experts, and get free goodies as well. vag
  • Score: 8

3:29pm Tue 13 May 14

03alpe01 says...

cue lots and lots of moaning from people who can't see that this is a good thing
cue lots and lots of moaning from people who can't see that this is a good thing 03alpe01
  • Score: -1

4:09pm Tue 13 May 14

geoff51 says...

Just what Southampton needs to promote the tourism in the City!
Shut the roads down for a bunch of numpties in Lycra!
If we asked for the City to be closed down for a car race there would be hands thrown up in horror, what hold do these idiots have over the council?
Just what Southampton needs to promote the tourism in the City! Shut the roads down for a bunch of numpties in Lycra! If we asked for the City to be closed down for a car race there would be hands thrown up in horror, what hold do these idiots have over the council? geoff51
  • Score: -8

4:21pm Tue 13 May 14

southamptonadi says...

geoff51 wrote:
Just what Southampton needs to promote the tourism in the City!
Shut the roads down for a bunch of numpties in Lycra!
If we asked for the City to be closed down for a car race there would be hands thrown up in horror, what hold do these idiots have over the council?
Geoff it's a sky ride, families and children. Not much Lycra going on there. They hAve them up and down the country. Please google sky rides.

It's a great way for my six and three year old to cycle around town but that would be the only reason I do it. You'd be quite silly taking your fancy road bike round there as a five year old goes zooming past. They also get up up and down kerbs which wouldn't be good. So please your Lycra hatred away form a family fun event.

Anyway why you moaning about the city. Make your mind up. Forest or City still not sure what Lycra did to offend you..
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: Just what Southampton needs to promote the tourism in the City! Shut the roads down for a bunch of numpties in Lycra! If we asked for the City to be closed down for a car race there would be hands thrown up in horror, what hold do these idiots have over the council?[/p][/quote]Geoff it's a sky ride, families and children. Not much Lycra going on there. They hAve them up and down the country. Please google sky rides. It's a great way for my six and three year old to cycle around town but that would be the only reason I do it. You'd be quite silly taking your fancy road bike round there as a five year old goes zooming past. They also get up up and down kerbs which wouldn't be good. So please your Lycra hatred away form a family fun event. Anyway why you moaning about the city. Make your mind up. Forest or City still not sure what Lycra did to offend you.. southamptonadi
  • Score: 5

4:31pm Tue 13 May 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

ToastyTea wrote:
djl197 wrote:
ToastyTea wrote:
What is the appeal of this, would it not be nicer going for a bike ride in the new forest or along a river or something.
The Nimbys wont like that, they don't like 2000 cyclists over 2 days for the wiggle events, so 10000 cyclists for 1 day would probably make them explode.
I don't mean cycling with 1000's of others, I mean cycling with a few friends, pretty sure would be far nicer. Was what I used to enjoy when was a kid anyway just going off on rides with some mates around the countryside.
I still do just go for rides to nowhere and back with friends.
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]djl197[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: What is the appeal of this, would it not be nicer going for a bike ride in the new forest or along a river or something.[/p][/quote]The Nimbys wont like that, they don't like 2000 cyclists over 2 days for the wiggle events, so 10000 cyclists for 1 day would probably make them explode.[/p][/quote]I don't mean cycling with 1000's of others, I mean cycling with a few friends, pretty sure would be far nicer. Was what I used to enjoy when was a kid anyway just going off on rides with some mates around the countryside.[/p][/quote]I still do just go for rides to nowhere and back with friends. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 0

4:52pm Tue 13 May 14

downfader says...

ToastyTea wrote:
What is the appeal of this, would it not be nicer going for a bike ride in the new forest or along a river or something.
There is a good report from a couple of years ago that detailed why - so many people are afraid of traffic now. The Skyride also has a festival feel about it, plus there are Bike Doctors down there as well as stalls to buy food and products.

I know a fair few people who will only ride on this one day.
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: What is the appeal of this, would it not be nicer going for a bike ride in the new forest or along a river or something.[/p][/quote]There is a good report from a couple of years ago that detailed why - so many people are afraid of traffic now. The Skyride also has a festival feel about it, plus there are Bike Doctors down there as well as stalls to buy food and products. I know a fair few people who will only ride on this one day. downfader
  • Score: 4

5:14pm Tue 13 May 14

geoff51 says...

southamptonadi wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
Just what Southampton needs to promote the tourism in the City!
Shut the roads down for a bunch of numpties in Lycra!
If we asked for the City to be closed down for a car race there would be hands thrown up in horror, what hold do these idiots have over the council?
Geoff it's a sky ride, families and children. Not much Lycra going on there. They hAve them up and down the country. Please google sky rides.

It's a great way for my six and three year old to cycle around town but that would be the only reason I do it. You'd be quite silly taking your fancy road bike round there as a five year old goes zooming past. They also get up up and down kerbs which wouldn't be good. So please your Lycra hatred away form a family fun event.

Anyway why you moaning about the city. Make your mind up. Forest or City still not sure what Lycra did to offend you..
Lycra looks good on shapely young ladies not on fat middle age would be Wiggins!
my objection is to the slavish way we are all expected to roll over and bow to a minority of non paying road users whether it is in town or forest, there is no room for one minority to abuse the roads when others are denied the right.
[quote][p][bold]southamptonadi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: Just what Southampton needs to promote the tourism in the City! Shut the roads down for a bunch of numpties in Lycra! If we asked for the City to be closed down for a car race there would be hands thrown up in horror, what hold do these idiots have over the council?[/p][/quote]Geoff it's a sky ride, families and children. Not much Lycra going on there. They hAve them up and down the country. Please google sky rides. It's a great way for my six and three year old to cycle around town but that would be the only reason I do it. You'd be quite silly taking your fancy road bike round there as a five year old goes zooming past. They also get up up and down kerbs which wouldn't be good. So please your Lycra hatred away form a family fun event. Anyway why you moaning about the city. Make your mind up. Forest or City still not sure what Lycra did to offend you..[/p][/quote]Lycra looks good on shapely young ladies not on fat middle age would be Wiggins! my objection is to the slavish way we are all expected to roll over and bow to a minority of non paying road users whether it is in town or forest, there is no room for one minority to abuse the roads when others are denied the right. geoff51
  • Score: -8

5:43pm Tue 13 May 14

downfader says...

geoff51 wrote:
southamptonadi wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
Just what Southampton needs to promote the tourism in the City!
Shut the roads down for a bunch of numpties in Lycra!
If we asked for the City to be closed down for a car race there would be hands thrown up in horror, what hold do these idiots have over the council?
Geoff it's a sky ride, families and children. Not much Lycra going on there. They hAve them up and down the country. Please google sky rides.

It's a great way for my six and three year old to cycle around town but that would be the only reason I do it. You'd be quite silly taking your fancy road bike round there as a five year old goes zooming past. They also get up up and down kerbs which wouldn't be good. So please your Lycra hatred away form a family fun event.

Anyway why you moaning about the city. Make your mind up. Forest or City still not sure what Lycra did to offend you..
Lycra looks good on shapely young ladies not on fat middle age would be Wiggins!
my objection is to the slavish way we are all expected to roll over and bow to a minority of non paying road users whether it is in town or forest, there is no room for one minority to abuse the roads when others are denied the right.
Thats fine then. Lets stop all the festivals in the Forest.. and the running events... and the commoners events... seems only fair as all of these stop traffic.

One

day

a

year

And you have an obsession with men in lycra. I am sure you love it really
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southamptonadi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: Just what Southampton needs to promote the tourism in the City! Shut the roads down for a bunch of numpties in Lycra! If we asked for the City to be closed down for a car race there would be hands thrown up in horror, what hold do these idiots have over the council?[/p][/quote]Geoff it's a sky ride, families and children. Not much Lycra going on there. They hAve them up and down the country. Please google sky rides. It's a great way for my six and three year old to cycle around town but that would be the only reason I do it. You'd be quite silly taking your fancy road bike round there as a five year old goes zooming past. They also get up up and down kerbs which wouldn't be good. So please your Lycra hatred away form a family fun event. Anyway why you moaning about the city. Make your mind up. Forest or City still not sure what Lycra did to offend you..[/p][/quote]Lycra looks good on shapely young ladies not on fat middle age would be Wiggins! my objection is to the slavish way we are all expected to roll over and bow to a minority of non paying road users whether it is in town or forest, there is no room for one minority to abuse the roads when others are denied the right.[/p][/quote]Thats fine then. Lets stop all the festivals in the Forest.. and the running events... and the commoners events... seems only fair as all of these stop traffic. One day a year And you have an obsession with men in lycra. I am sure you love it really downfader
  • Score: 4

5:45pm Tue 13 May 14

downfader says...

Why is the Sky Ride popular, even with many non-cyclists who bring the family down? Read this report:

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  • Score: 3

6:09pm Tue 13 May 14

southamptonadi says...

geoff51 wrote:
southamptonadi wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
Just what Southampton needs to promote the tourism in the City!
Shut the roads down for a bunch of numpties in Lycra!
If we asked for the City to be closed down for a car race there would be hands thrown up in horror, what hold do these idiots have over the council?
Geoff it's a sky ride, families and children. Not much Lycra going on there. They hAve them up and down the country. Please google sky rides.

It's a great way for my six and three year old to cycle around town but that would be the only reason I do it. You'd be quite silly taking your fancy road bike round there as a five year old goes zooming past. They also get up up and down kerbs which wouldn't be good. So please your Lycra hatred away form a family fun event.

Anyway why you moaning about the city. Make your mind up. Forest or City still not sure what Lycra did to offend you..
Lycra looks good on shapely young ladies not on fat middle age would be Wiggins!
my objection is to the slavish way we are all expected to roll over and bow to a minority of non paying road users whether it is in town or forest, there is no room for one minority to abuse the roads when others are denied the right.
But it won't affect you will it, so what's the problem. Most of its. Off road.

Please look into sky rides before your blinkered views get in the way of facts.

It's not that type of event. And no one is denied the right to use a road. Get a bike and join in.

I must remember to force all Toyota Prius of the the road coz I hate non paying road users legally using a road. But please let's not go there. I fully against freeloaders.

You should get over it, if not start to lobby the government to abolish a free ride for cyclists. I will fully support you.

Do you have the same hatred for people who wear football kits around too. Stupid Rooney wannabes. It's nothing to do with wiggins but the best thing to wear. Just like I wear appropriate clothing when doing other sporting activities"
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southamptonadi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: Just what Southampton needs to promote the tourism in the City! Shut the roads down for a bunch of numpties in Lycra! If we asked for the City to be closed down for a car race there would be hands thrown up in horror, what hold do these idiots have over the council?[/p][/quote]Geoff it's a sky ride, families and children. Not much Lycra going on there. They hAve them up and down the country. Please google sky rides. It's a great way for my six and three year old to cycle around town but that would be the only reason I do it. You'd be quite silly taking your fancy road bike round there as a five year old goes zooming past. They also get up up and down kerbs which wouldn't be good. So please your Lycra hatred away form a family fun event. Anyway why you moaning about the city. Make your mind up. Forest or City still not sure what Lycra did to offend you..[/p][/quote]Lycra looks good on shapely young ladies not on fat middle age would be Wiggins! my objection is to the slavish way we are all expected to roll over and bow to a minority of non paying road users whether it is in town or forest, there is no room for one minority to abuse the roads when others are denied the right.[/p][/quote]But it won't affect you will it, so what's the problem. Most of its. Off road. Please look into sky rides before your blinkered views get in the way of facts. It's not that type of event. And no one is denied the right to use a road. Get a bike and join in. I must remember to force all Toyota Prius of the the road coz I hate non paying road users legally using a road. But please let's not go there. I fully against freeloaders. You should get over it, if not start to lobby the government to abolish a free ride for cyclists. I will fully support you. Do you have the same hatred for people who wear football kits around too. Stupid Rooney wannabes. It's nothing to do with wiggins but the best thing to wear. Just like I wear appropriate clothing when doing other sporting activities" southamptonadi
  • Score: 2

6:09pm Tue 13 May 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

geoff51 wrote:
southamptonadi wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
Just what Southampton needs to promote the tourism in the City!
Shut the roads down for a bunch of numpties in Lycra!
If we asked for the City to be closed down for a car race there would be hands thrown up in horror, what hold do these idiots have over the council?
Geoff it's a sky ride, families and children. Not much Lycra going on there. They hAve them up and down the country. Please google sky rides.

It's a great way for my six and three year old to cycle around town but that would be the only reason I do it. You'd be quite silly taking your fancy road bike round there as a five year old goes zooming past. They also get up up and down kerbs which wouldn't be good. So please your Lycra hatred away form a family fun event.

Anyway why you moaning about the city. Make your mind up. Forest or City still not sure what Lycra did to offend you..
Lycra looks good on shapely young ladies not on fat middle age would be Wiggins!
my objection is to the slavish way we are all expected to roll over and bow to a minority of non paying road users whether it is in town or forest, there is no room for one minority to abuse the roads when others are denied the right.
Pedestrians are also a minority of road users that don't pay your myhical road tax, as are those who drive exempt vehicles.
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southamptonadi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: Just what Southampton needs to promote the tourism in the City! Shut the roads down for a bunch of numpties in Lycra! If we asked for the City to be closed down for a car race there would be hands thrown up in horror, what hold do these idiots have over the council?[/p][/quote]Geoff it's a sky ride, families and children. Not much Lycra going on there. They hAve them up and down the country. Please google sky rides. It's a great way for my six and three year old to cycle around town but that would be the only reason I do it. You'd be quite silly taking your fancy road bike round there as a five year old goes zooming past. They also get up up and down kerbs which wouldn't be good. So please your Lycra hatred away form a family fun event. Anyway why you moaning about the city. Make your mind up. Forest or City still not sure what Lycra did to offend you..[/p][/quote]Lycra looks good on shapely young ladies not on fat middle age would be Wiggins! my objection is to the slavish way we are all expected to roll over and bow to a minority of non paying road users whether it is in town or forest, there is no room for one minority to abuse the roads when others are denied the right.[/p][/quote]Pedestrians are also a minority of road users that don't pay your myhical road tax, as are those who drive exempt vehicles. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 0

7:32pm Tue 13 May 14

Torchie1 says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
southamptonadi wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
Just what Southampton needs to promote the tourism in the City!
Shut the roads down for a bunch of numpties in Lycra!
If we asked for the City to be closed down for a car race there would be hands thrown up in horror, what hold do these idiots have over the council?
Geoff it's a sky ride, families and children. Not much Lycra going on there. They hAve them up and down the country. Please google sky rides.

It's a great way for my six and three year old to cycle around town but that would be the only reason I do it. You'd be quite silly taking your fancy road bike round there as a five year old goes zooming past. They also get up up and down kerbs which wouldn't be good. So please your Lycra hatred away form a family fun event.

Anyway why you moaning about the city. Make your mind up. Forest or City still not sure what Lycra did to offend you..
Lycra looks good on shapely young ladies not on fat middle age would be Wiggins!
my objection is to the slavish way we are all expected to roll over and bow to a minority of non paying road users whether it is in town or forest, there is no room for one minority to abuse the roads when others are denied the right.
Pedestrians are also a minority of road users that don't pay your myhical road tax, as are those who drive exempt vehicles.
"Tax discs and car tax"............. straight from the DVLA page Ginger so you'd better convey your anal observations to Gov..UK
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southamptonadi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: Just what Southampton needs to promote the tourism in the City! Shut the roads down for a bunch of numpties in Lycra! If we asked for the City to be closed down for a car race there would be hands thrown up in horror, what hold do these idiots have over the council?[/p][/quote]Geoff it's a sky ride, families and children. Not much Lycra going on there. They hAve them up and down the country. Please google sky rides. It's a great way for my six and three year old to cycle around town but that would be the only reason I do it. You'd be quite silly taking your fancy road bike round there as a five year old goes zooming past. They also get up up and down kerbs which wouldn't be good. So please your Lycra hatred away form a family fun event. Anyway why you moaning about the city. Make your mind up. Forest or City still not sure what Lycra did to offend you..[/p][/quote]Lycra looks good on shapely young ladies not on fat middle age would be Wiggins! my objection is to the slavish way we are all expected to roll over and bow to a minority of non paying road users whether it is in town or forest, there is no room for one minority to abuse the roads when others are denied the right.[/p][/quote]Pedestrians are also a minority of road users that don't pay your myhical road tax, as are those who drive exempt vehicles.[/p][/quote]"Tax discs and car tax"............. straight from the DVLA page Ginger so you'd better convey your anal observations to Gov..UK Torchie1
  • Score: -5

7:48pm Tue 13 May 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

Torchie1 wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
southamptonadi wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
Just what Southampton needs to promote the tourism in the City!
Shut the roads down for a bunch of numpties in Lycra!
If we asked for the City to be closed down for a car race there would be hands thrown up in horror, what hold do these idiots have over the council?
Geoff it's a sky ride, families and children. Not much Lycra going on there. They hAve them up and down the country. Please google sky rides.

It's a great way for my six and three year old to cycle around town but that would be the only reason I do it. You'd be quite silly taking your fancy road bike round there as a five year old goes zooming past. They also get up up and down kerbs which wouldn't be good. So please your Lycra hatred away form a family fun event.

Anyway why you moaning about the city. Make your mind up. Forest or City still not sure what Lycra did to offend you..
Lycra looks good on shapely young ladies not on fat middle age would be Wiggins!
my objection is to the slavish way we are all expected to roll over and bow to a minority of non paying road users whether it is in town or forest, there is no room for one minority to abuse the roads when others are denied the right.
Pedestrians are also a minority of road users that don't pay your myhical road tax, as are those who drive exempt vehicles.
"Tax discs and car tax"............. straight from the DVLA page Ginger so you'd better convey your anal observations to Gov..UK
Not "road tax" though, is it, get that through your clearly thick skull and car tax still isn't the correct term as ALL road going vehicles, unless legally recognised as being exempt(such as a bicycle or the porsche 918 Spyder), pay the same tax on EMISSIONS, there is no seperate "truck/bus/tractor/d
igger tax, it's VEHICLE(meaning just that, a vehicle which could be anything) Excise Duty.
[quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southamptonadi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: Just what Southampton needs to promote the tourism in the City! Shut the roads down for a bunch of numpties in Lycra! If we asked for the City to be closed down for a car race there would be hands thrown up in horror, what hold do these idiots have over the council?[/p][/quote]Geoff it's a sky ride, families and children. Not much Lycra going on there. They hAve them up and down the country. Please google sky rides. It's a great way for my six and three year old to cycle around town but that would be the only reason I do it. You'd be quite silly taking your fancy road bike round there as a five year old goes zooming past. They also get up up and down kerbs which wouldn't be good. So please your Lycra hatred away form a family fun event. Anyway why you moaning about the city. Make your mind up. Forest or City still not sure what Lycra did to offend you..[/p][/quote]Lycra looks good on shapely young ladies not on fat middle age would be Wiggins! my objection is to the slavish way we are all expected to roll over and bow to a minority of non paying road users whether it is in town or forest, there is no room for one minority to abuse the roads when others are denied the right.[/p][/quote]Pedestrians are also a minority of road users that don't pay your myhical road tax, as are those who drive exempt vehicles.[/p][/quote]"Tax discs and car tax"............. straight from the DVLA page Ginger so you'd better convey your anal observations to Gov..UK[/p][/quote]Not "road tax" though, is it, get that through your clearly thick skull and car tax still isn't the correct term as ALL road going vehicles, unless legally recognised as being exempt(such as a bicycle or the porsche 918 Spyder), pay the same tax on EMISSIONS, there is no seperate "truck/bus/tractor/d igger tax, it's VEHICLE(meaning just that, a vehicle which could be anything) Excise Duty. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 3

8:31pm Tue 13 May 14

teamgreen says...

geoff51 wrote:
southamptonadi wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
Just what Southampton needs to promote the tourism in the City!
Shut the roads down for a bunch of numpties in Lycra!
If we asked for the City to be closed down for a car race there would be hands thrown up in horror, what hold do these idiots have over the council?
Geoff it's a sky ride, families and children. Not much Lycra going on there. They hAve them up and down the country. Please google sky rides.

It's a great way for my six and three year old to cycle around town but that would be the only reason I do it. You'd be quite silly taking your fancy road bike round there as a five year old goes zooming past. They also get up up and down kerbs which wouldn't be good. So please your Lycra hatred away form a family fun event.

Anyway why you moaning about the city. Make your mind up. Forest or City still not sure what Lycra did to offend you..
Lycra looks good on shapely young ladies not on fat middle age would be Wiggins!
my objection is to the slavish way we are all expected to roll over and bow to a minority of non paying road users whether it is in town or forest, there is no room for one minority to abuse the roads when others are denied the right.
yet again a troll with the road tax b/s.
get your facts straight WE ALL PAY ROAD TAX THROUGH OUR COUNCIL TAX.
what car drivers pay is a tax on the crap that comes out of your exhaust pipe.
do some research and you will find out it was abolished years ago.remember the roads use to be very bad and they were made smoother and safer for horse's and carts as well as cyclists.cars came as a after thought.
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southamptonadi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: Just what Southampton needs to promote the tourism in the City! Shut the roads down for a bunch of numpties in Lycra! If we asked for the City to be closed down for a car race there would be hands thrown up in horror, what hold do these idiots have over the council?[/p][/quote]Geoff it's a sky ride, families and children. Not much Lycra going on there. They hAve them up and down the country. Please google sky rides. It's a great way for my six and three year old to cycle around town but that would be the only reason I do it. You'd be quite silly taking your fancy road bike round there as a five year old goes zooming past. They also get up up and down kerbs which wouldn't be good. So please your Lycra hatred away form a family fun event. Anyway why you moaning about the city. Make your mind up. Forest or City still not sure what Lycra did to offend you..[/p][/quote]Lycra looks good on shapely young ladies not on fat middle age would be Wiggins! my objection is to the slavish way we are all expected to roll over and bow to a minority of non paying road users whether it is in town or forest, there is no room for one minority to abuse the roads when others are denied the right.[/p][/quote]yet again a troll with the road tax b/s. get your facts straight WE ALL PAY ROAD TAX THROUGH OUR COUNCIL TAX. what car drivers pay is a tax on the crap that comes out of your exhaust pipe. do some research and you will find out it was abolished years ago.remember the roads use to be very bad and they were made smoother and safer for horse's and carts as well as cyclists.cars came as a after thought. teamgreen
  • Score: 6

8:32pm Tue 13 May 14

elvisimo says...

geoff51 wrote:
Just what Southampton needs to promote the tourism in the City!
Shut the roads down for a bunch of numpties in Lycra!
If we asked for the City to be closed down for a car race there would be hands thrown up in horror, what hold do these idiots have over the council?
Ah there she blows
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: Just what Southampton needs to promote the tourism in the City! Shut the roads down for a bunch of numpties in Lycra! If we asked for the City to be closed down for a car race there would be hands thrown up in horror, what hold do these idiots have over the council?[/p][/quote]Ah there she blows elvisimo
  • Score: 7

8:51pm Tue 13 May 14

southamptonadi says...

I wish the government would make me display a "TAX" disc on my bicycle as it would end the argument straight away, it's irelevent that it would be free.
I would even pay for the postage to send it to me.

They should declare it illegal to ride a bicycle without displaying a tax disc. And then a second later carry out the idea of abolishing the paper disc as it's electronic anyway. Register your bicycle and it's registered as a emissions free vehicle.

Then bikes and cars would both be "taxed" in the same system.

End of argument then.

Trust Geoff to turn a good article into a tax war
I wish the government would make me display a "TAX" disc on my bicycle as it would end the argument straight away, it's irelevent that it would be free. I would even pay for the postage to send it to me. They should declare it illegal to ride a bicycle without displaying a tax disc. And then a second later carry out the idea of abolishing the paper disc as it's electronic anyway. Register your bicycle and it's registered as a emissions free vehicle. Then bikes and cars would both be "taxed" in the same system. End of argument then. Trust Geoff to turn a good article into a tax war southamptonadi
  • Score: 6

9:15pm Tue 13 May 14

geoff51 says...

southamptonadi wrote:
I wish the government would make me display a "TAX" disc on my bicycle as it would end the argument straight away, it's irelevent that it would be free.
I would even pay for the postage to send it to me.

They should declare it illegal to ride a bicycle without displaying a tax disc. And then a second later carry out the idea of abolishing the paper disc as it's electronic anyway. Register your bicycle and it's registered as a emissions free vehicle.

Then bikes and cars would both be "taxed" in the same system.

End of argument then.

Trust Geoff to turn a good article into a tax war
Sorry where in my post did I mention car/road tax?
My point was in the interests of equality and fairness why should any group have the right to cause maximum disturbance to the city with minimum contribution.
If a group of motorist asked for the city centre to be closed down for a road event I would like any of the posters who complain about my opinion to support this type of event and see what would happen then.
[quote][p][bold]southamptonadi[/bold] wrote: I wish the government would make me display a "TAX" disc on my bicycle as it would end the argument straight away, it's irelevent that it would be free. I would even pay for the postage to send it to me. They should declare it illegal to ride a bicycle without displaying a tax disc. And then a second later carry out the idea of abolishing the paper disc as it's electronic anyway. Register your bicycle and it's registered as a emissions free vehicle. Then bikes and cars would both be "taxed" in the same system. End of argument then. Trust Geoff to turn a good article into a tax war[/p][/quote]Sorry where in my post did I mention car/road tax? My point was in the interests of equality and fairness why should any group have the right to cause maximum disturbance to the city with minimum contribution. If a group of motorist asked for the city centre to be closed down for a road event I would like any of the posters who complain about my opinion to support this type of event and see what would happen then. geoff51
  • Score: -6

9:41pm Tue 13 May 14

downfader says...

geoff51 wrote:
southamptonadi wrote:
I wish the government would make me display a "TAX" disc on my bicycle as it would end the argument straight away, it's irelevent that it would be free.
I would even pay for the postage to send it to me.

They should declare it illegal to ride a bicycle without displaying a tax disc. And then a second later carry out the idea of abolishing the paper disc as it's electronic anyway. Register your bicycle and it's registered as a emissions free vehicle.

Then bikes and cars would both be "taxed" in the same system.

End of argument then.

Trust Geoff to turn a good article into a tax war
Sorry where in my post did I mention car/road tax?
My point was in the interests of equality and fairness why should any group have the right to cause maximum disturbance to the city with minimum contribution.
If a group of motorist asked for the city centre to be closed down for a road event I would like any of the posters who complain about my opinion to support this type of event and see what would happen then.
"non paying road users" is what you said.

Are cyclists exempt from council tax then? Income tax? National insurance, perhaps?

Because if this is the case then I'd like my money back. Why dont you and Torchie get off your backsides and join in on the ride for once? I'm sure someone could lend you a bike.
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southamptonadi[/bold] wrote: I wish the government would make me display a "TAX" disc on my bicycle as it would end the argument straight away, it's irelevent that it would be free. I would even pay for the postage to send it to me. They should declare it illegal to ride a bicycle without displaying a tax disc. And then a second later carry out the idea of abolishing the paper disc as it's electronic anyway. Register your bicycle and it's registered as a emissions free vehicle. Then bikes and cars would both be "taxed" in the same system. End of argument then. Trust Geoff to turn a good article into a tax war[/p][/quote]Sorry where in my post did I mention car/road tax? My point was in the interests of equality and fairness why should any group have the right to cause maximum disturbance to the city with minimum contribution. If a group of motorist asked for the city centre to be closed down for a road event I would like any of the posters who complain about my opinion to support this type of event and see what would happen then.[/p][/quote]"non paying road users" is what you said. Are cyclists exempt from council tax then? Income tax? National insurance, perhaps? Because if this is the case then I'd like my money back. Why dont you and Torchie get off your backsides and join in on the ride for once? I'm sure someone could lend you a bike. downfader
  • Score: 4

10:11pm Tue 13 May 14

geoff51 says...

downfader wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
southamptonadi wrote:
I wish the government would make me display a "TAX" disc on my bicycle as it would end the argument straight away, it's irelevent that it would be free.
I would even pay for the postage to send it to me.

They should declare it illegal to ride a bicycle without displaying a tax disc. And then a second later carry out the idea of abolishing the paper disc as it's electronic anyway. Register your bicycle and it's registered as a emissions free vehicle.

Then bikes and cars would both be "taxed" in the same system.

End of argument then.

Trust Geoff to turn a good article into a tax war
Sorry where in my post did I mention car/road tax?
My point was in the interests of equality and fairness why should any group have the right to cause maximum disturbance to the city with minimum contribution.
If a group of motorist asked for the city centre to be closed down for a road event I would like any of the posters who complain about my opinion to support this type of event and see what would happen then.
"non paying road users" is what you said.

Are cyclists exempt from council tax then? Income tax? National insurance, perhaps?

Because if this is the case then I'd like my money back. Why dont you and Torchie get off your backsides and join in on the ride for once? I'm sure someone could lend you a bike.
When hell freezes over would I ever get a bike when I could use something that made the job easier like a motor!
I havent ridden a bike since i was 16 and old enough for something with a motor and I dont regret a moment of that decision over 40 years ago.
[quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southamptonadi[/bold] wrote: I wish the government would make me display a "TAX" disc on my bicycle as it would end the argument straight away, it's irelevent that it would be free. I would even pay for the postage to send it to me. They should declare it illegal to ride a bicycle without displaying a tax disc. And then a second later carry out the idea of abolishing the paper disc as it's electronic anyway. Register your bicycle and it's registered as a emissions free vehicle. Then bikes and cars would both be "taxed" in the same system. End of argument then. Trust Geoff to turn a good article into a tax war[/p][/quote]Sorry where in my post did I mention car/road tax? My point was in the interests of equality and fairness why should any group have the right to cause maximum disturbance to the city with minimum contribution. If a group of motorist asked for the city centre to be closed down for a road event I would like any of the posters who complain about my opinion to support this type of event and see what would happen then.[/p][/quote]"non paying road users" is what you said. Are cyclists exempt from council tax then? Income tax? National insurance, perhaps? Because if this is the case then I'd like my money back. Why dont you and Torchie get off your backsides and join in on the ride for once? I'm sure someone could lend you a bike.[/p][/quote]When hell freezes over would I ever get a bike when I could use something that made the job easier like a motor! I havent ridden a bike since i was 16 and old enough for something with a motor and I dont regret a moment of that decision over 40 years ago. geoff51
  • Score: -3

10:14pm Tue 13 May 14

southamptonadi says...

geoff51 wrote:
southamptonadi wrote:
I wish the government would make me display a "TAX" disc on my bicycle as it would end the argument straight away, it's irelevent that it would be free.
I would even pay for the postage to send it to me.

They should declare it illegal to ride a bicycle without displaying a tax disc. And then a second later carry out the idea of abolishing the paper disc as it's electronic anyway. Register your bicycle and it's registered as a emissions free vehicle.

Then bikes and cars would both be "taxed" in the same system.

End of argument then.

Trust Geoff to turn a good article into a tax war
Sorry where in my post did I mention car/road tax?
My point was in the interests of equality and fairness why should any group have the right to cause maximum disturbance to the city with minimum contribution.
If a group of motorist asked for the city centre to be closed down for a road event I would like any of the posters who complain about my opinion to support this type of event and see what would happen then.
Ok then, you called cyclists non paying road users, how would you like them to become paying road users? Without involving some form of tax.

Get a group of motorists to have closed roads for a day maybe a street rally. Would be great. Or a go kart championship.

Does not matter what it is. I probably won't be on the sky ride but now I know the date I can plan my life around not being in the city centre for that one day.

Before ginger says it, motorists including me practically close the roads most days by grid locking it.

I can see your point about fairness etc but I'm not quite sure that's where your coming from.

it's not fair we can't use mayflower park for two weeks of the year because of commercial event.
What about those idiots who had street parties, blocking my roads that's unfair.

Anyone can come up with a plan and ask the council to close the roads for them.
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southamptonadi[/bold] wrote: I wish the government would make me display a "TAX" disc on my bicycle as it would end the argument straight away, it's irelevent that it would be free. I would even pay for the postage to send it to me. They should declare it illegal to ride a bicycle without displaying a tax disc. And then a second later carry out the idea of abolishing the paper disc as it's electronic anyway. Register your bicycle and it's registered as a emissions free vehicle. Then bikes and cars would both be "taxed" in the same system. End of argument then. Trust Geoff to turn a good article into a tax war[/p][/quote]Sorry where in my post did I mention car/road tax? My point was in the interests of equality and fairness why should any group have the right to cause maximum disturbance to the city with minimum contribution. If a group of motorist asked for the city centre to be closed down for a road event I would like any of the posters who complain about my opinion to support this type of event and see what would happen then.[/p][/quote]Ok then, you called cyclists non paying road users, how would you like them to become paying road users? Without involving some form of tax. Get a group of motorists to have closed roads for a day maybe a street rally. Would be great. Or a go kart championship. Does not matter what it is. I probably won't be on the sky ride but now I know the date I can plan my life around not being in the city centre for that one day. Before ginger says it, motorists including me practically close the roads most days by grid locking it. I can see your point about fairness etc but I'm not quite sure that's where your coming from. it's not fair we can't use mayflower park for two weeks of the year because of commercial event. What about those idiots who had street parties, blocking my roads that's unfair. Anyone can come up with a plan and ask the council to close the roads for them. southamptonadi
  • Score: 5

5:51am Wed 14 May 14

vag says...

geoff51 wrote:
southamptonadi wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
Just what Southampton needs to promote the tourism in the City!
Shut the roads down for a bunch of numpties in Lycra!
If we asked for the City to be closed down for a car race there would be hands thrown up in horror, what hold do these idiots have over the council?
Geoff it's a sky ride, families and children. Not much Lycra going on there. They hAve them up and down the country. Please google sky rides.

It's a great way for my six and three year old to cycle around town but that would be the only reason I do it. You'd be quite silly taking your fancy road bike round there as a five year old goes zooming past. They also get up up and down kerbs which wouldn't be good. So please your Lycra hatred away form a family fun event.

Anyway why you moaning about the city. Make your mind up. Forest or City still not sure what Lycra did to offend you..
Lycra looks good on shapely young ladies not on fat middle age would be Wiggins!
my objection is to the slavish way we are all expected to roll over and bow to a minority of non paying road users whether it is in town or forest, there is no room for one minority to abuse the roads when others are denied the right.
Non paying road user? I pay about 2000 quid a year in 'Road Tax' and fuel duty on my cars. So I reckon I'm entitled to go for a bike ride now and again. How much do you pay to use 'your' roads, out of interest?
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southamptonadi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: Just what Southampton needs to promote the tourism in the City! Shut the roads down for a bunch of numpties in Lycra! If we asked for the City to be closed down for a car race there would be hands thrown up in horror, what hold do these idiots have over the council?[/p][/quote]Geoff it's a sky ride, families and children. Not much Lycra going on there. They hAve them up and down the country. Please google sky rides. It's a great way for my six and three year old to cycle around town but that would be the only reason I do it. You'd be quite silly taking your fancy road bike round there as a five year old goes zooming past. They also get up up and down kerbs which wouldn't be good. So please your Lycra hatred away form a family fun event. Anyway why you moaning about the city. Make your mind up. Forest or City still not sure what Lycra did to offend you..[/p][/quote]Lycra looks good on shapely young ladies not on fat middle age would be Wiggins! my objection is to the slavish way we are all expected to roll over and bow to a minority of non paying road users whether it is in town or forest, there is no room for one minority to abuse the roads when others are denied the right.[/p][/quote]Non paying road user? I pay about 2000 quid a year in 'Road Tax' and fuel duty on my cars. So I reckon I'm entitled to go for a bike ride now and again. How much do you pay to use 'your' roads, out of interest? vag
  • Score: 4

6:17am Wed 14 May 14

townieboy says...

Can only hope the weather comes in to save the day. Rain and some hail stones would deter most who like to bloke all the PAVEMENTS for a day. I would expect most to arrive by CAR then ride about pointlessly then leave by CAR and come back in a years time having promoted nothing but chaos. WELL DONE to all the partcipate.
Can only hope the weather comes in to save the day. Rain and some hail stones would deter most who like to bloke all the PAVEMENTS for a day. I would expect most to arrive by CAR then ride about pointlessly then leave by CAR and come back in a years time having promoted nothing but chaos. WELL DONE to all the partcipate. townieboy
  • Score: -7

6:46am Wed 14 May 14

downfader says...

vag wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
southamptonadi wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
Just what Southampton needs to promote the tourism in the City!
Shut the roads down for a bunch of numpties in Lycra!
If we asked for the City to be closed down for a car race there would be hands thrown up in horror, what hold do these idiots have over the council?
Geoff it's a sky ride, families and children. Not much Lycra going on there. They hAve them up and down the country. Please google sky rides.

It's a great way for my six and three year old to cycle around town but that would be the only reason I do it. You'd be quite silly taking your fancy road bike round there as a five year old goes zooming past. They also get up up and down kerbs which wouldn't be good. So please your Lycra hatred away form a family fun event.

Anyway why you moaning about the city. Make your mind up. Forest or City still not sure what Lycra did to offend you..
Lycra looks good on shapely young ladies not on fat middle age would be Wiggins!
my objection is to the slavish way we are all expected to roll over and bow to a minority of non paying road users whether it is in town or forest, there is no room for one minority to abuse the roads when others are denied the right.
Non paying road user? I pay about 2000 quid a year in 'Road Tax' and fuel duty on my cars. So I reckon I'm entitled to go for a bike ride now and again. How much do you pay to use 'your' roads, out of interest?
The irony is that Geoff put a photo of his little zero VED car on a BBC gardening website a couple of years back...
[quote][p][bold]vag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southamptonadi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: Just what Southampton needs to promote the tourism in the City! Shut the roads down for a bunch of numpties in Lycra! If we asked for the City to be closed down for a car race there would be hands thrown up in horror, what hold do these idiots have over the council?[/p][/quote]Geoff it's a sky ride, families and children. Not much Lycra going on there. They hAve them up and down the country. Please google sky rides. It's a great way for my six and three year old to cycle around town but that would be the only reason I do it. You'd be quite silly taking your fancy road bike round there as a five year old goes zooming past. They also get up up and down kerbs which wouldn't be good. So please your Lycra hatred away form a family fun event. Anyway why you moaning about the city. Make your mind up. Forest or City still not sure what Lycra did to offend you..[/p][/quote]Lycra looks good on shapely young ladies not on fat middle age would be Wiggins! my objection is to the slavish way we are all expected to roll over and bow to a minority of non paying road users whether it is in town or forest, there is no room for one minority to abuse the roads when others are denied the right.[/p][/quote]Non paying road user? I pay about 2000 quid a year in 'Road Tax' and fuel duty on my cars. So I reckon I'm entitled to go for a bike ride now and again. How much do you pay to use 'your' roads, out of interest?[/p][/quote]The irony is that Geoff put a photo of his little zero VED car on a BBC gardening website a couple of years back... downfader
  • Score: 8

8:14am Wed 14 May 14

St.Winch70 says...

townieboy wrote:
Can only hope the weather comes in to save the day. Rain and some hail stones would deter most who like to bloke all the PAVEMENTS for a day. I would expect most to arrive by CAR then ride about pointlessly then leave by CAR and come back in a years time having promoted nothing but chaos. WELL DONE to all the partcipate.
Illiterate nonsense spouter. This event is fantastic entertainment for families, whilst at the same time promoting a healthier element that can be introduced to the lifestyle of all.
I think it's brilliant that Southampton host such a thing, what else does Southampton offer?
[quote][p][bold]townieboy[/bold] wrote: Can only hope the weather comes in to save the day. Rain and some hail stones would deter most who like to bloke all the PAVEMENTS for a day. I would expect most to arrive by CAR then ride about pointlessly then leave by CAR and come back in a years time having promoted nothing but chaos. WELL DONE to all the partcipate.[/p][/quote]Illiterate nonsense spouter. This event is fantastic entertainment for families, whilst at the same time promoting a healthier element that can be introduced to the lifestyle of all. I think it's brilliant that Southampton host such a thing, what else does Southampton offer? St.Winch70
  • Score: 4

8:22am Wed 14 May 14

teamgreen says...

lets see if the same people who moan about this will moan about the running race they what to hold in southampton centre with hopefully within a few years 10,000 runners.
lets see if the same people who moan about this will moan about the running race they what to hold in southampton centre with hopefully within a few years 10,000 runners. teamgreen
  • Score: 4

9:01am Wed 14 May 14

camerajuan says...

So Jeffy, you're under the impression that the only people who compete in this event are middle aged overweight men - and that they all wear lycra.

When you know little to nothing about a subject, it's best to not comment on it. Same method I use with cricket stories. Leave them alone.

And now we find you don't actually pay "road tax" thanks to the BBC website revelation above. Live by the sword and die by the sword - you're not paying for the roads? What gives you the right to dictate who can? And assume that 10,000, overweight, middle aged men don't pay for the roads either?

You really are the gift that keeps on giving.
So Jeffy, you're under the impression that the only people who compete in this event are middle aged overweight men - and that they all wear lycra. When you know little to nothing about a subject, it's best to not comment on it. Same method I use with cricket stories. Leave them alone. And now we find you don't actually pay "road tax" thanks to the BBC website revelation above. Live by the sword and die by the sword - you're not paying for the roads? What gives you the right to dictate who can? And assume that 10,000, overweight, middle aged men don't pay for the roads either? You really are the gift that keeps on giving. camerajuan
  • Score: 5

9:46am Wed 14 May 14

Mr E says...

Has anybody realized there are 2 cruise ships on turnaround that day - so we will have around 9000 passengers trying to get in or out of the docks on that day.
Has anybody realized there are 2 cruise ships on turnaround that day - so we will have around 9000 passengers trying to get in or out of the docks on that day. Mr E
  • Score: 1

10:45am Wed 14 May 14

teamgreen says...

Mr E wrote:
Has anybody realized there are 2 cruise ships on turnaround that day - so we will have around 9000 passengers trying to get in or out of the docks on that day.
but its using the old route up the avenue not down near the mayflower park so as not to cause any travel problems.
[quote][p][bold]Mr E[/bold] wrote: Has anybody realized there are 2 cruise ships on turnaround that day - so we will have around 9000 passengers trying to get in or out of the docks on that day.[/p][/quote]but its using the old route up the avenue not down near the mayflower park so as not to cause any travel problems. teamgreen
  • Score: 4

12:35pm Wed 14 May 14

vag says...

Mr E wrote:
Has anybody realized there are 2 cruise ships on turnaround that day - so we will have around 9000 passengers trying to get in or out of the docks on that day.
It's being held on a Sunday, using mostly parks, and areas where only bicycles, pedestrians, taxis and busses can go anyway. The little bits of the route that involve roads that can be used by all traffic, will be controlled by temporary traffic lights, and not actually closed off completely. I expect that there will be very minimal disruption, if previous years are a good measure.
[quote][p][bold]Mr E[/bold] wrote: Has anybody realized there are 2 cruise ships on turnaround that day - so we will have around 9000 passengers trying to get in or out of the docks on that day.[/p][/quote]It's being held on a Sunday, using mostly parks, and areas where only bicycles, pedestrians, taxis and busses can go anyway. The little bits of the route that involve roads that can be used by all traffic, will be controlled by temporary traffic lights, and not actually closed off completely. I expect that there will be very minimal disruption, if previous years are a good measure. vag
  • Score: 3

3:44pm Wed 14 May 14

geoff51 says...

camerajuan wrote:
So Jeffy, you're under the impression that the only people who compete in this event are middle aged overweight men - and that they all wear lycra.

When you know little to nothing about a subject, it's best to not comment on it. Same method I use with cricket stories. Leave them alone.

And now we find you don't actually pay "road tax" thanks to the BBC website revelation above. Live by the sword and die by the sword - you're not paying for the roads? What gives you the right to dictate who can? And assume that 10,000, overweight, middle aged men don't pay for the roads either?

You really are the gift that keeps on giving.
Actually neither you or your idiot friend Downfader have an idea what you are talking about the car in question has a road tax of £140 and my other car has a road tax of £260.
If you two are sad enough to need to trawl the internet to find this information which was actually on the now defunct RHS gardeners forum, you really need to get a life which does not involve crushing your only brain cell on a bicycle saddle.
[quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: So Jeffy, you're under the impression that the only people who compete in this event are middle aged overweight men - and that they all wear lycra. When you know little to nothing about a subject, it's best to not comment on it. Same method I use with cricket stories. Leave them alone. And now we find you don't actually pay "road tax" thanks to the BBC website revelation above. Live by the sword and die by the sword - you're not paying for the roads? What gives you the right to dictate who can? And assume that 10,000, overweight, middle aged men don't pay for the roads either? You really are the gift that keeps on giving.[/p][/quote]Actually neither you or your idiot friend Downfader have an idea what you are talking about the car in question has a road tax of £140 and my other car has a road tax of £260. If you two are sad enough to need to trawl the internet to find this information which was actually on the now defunct RHS gardeners forum, you really need to get a life which does not involve crushing your only brain cell on a bicycle saddle. geoff51
  • Score: -4

4:03pm Wed 14 May 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

townieboy wrote:
Can only hope the weather comes in to save the day. Rain and some hail stones would deter most who like to bloke all the PAVEMENTS for a day. I would expect most to arrive by CAR then ride about pointlessly then leave by CAR and come back in a years time having promoted nothing but chaos. WELL DONE to all the partcipate.
I'll be arriving by BIKE, riding as many laps as I can and then going home by BIKE.
[quote][p][bold]townieboy[/bold] wrote: Can only hope the weather comes in to save the day. Rain and some hail stones would deter most who like to bloke all the PAVEMENTS for a day. I would expect most to arrive by CAR then ride about pointlessly then leave by CAR and come back in a years time having promoted nothing but chaos. WELL DONE to all the partcipate.[/p][/quote]I'll be arriving by BIKE, riding as many laps as I can and then going home by BIKE. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 1

4:06pm Wed 14 May 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

geoff51 wrote:
camerajuan wrote:
So Jeffy, you're under the impression that the only people who compete in this event are middle aged overweight men - and that they all wear lycra.

When you know little to nothing about a subject, it's best to not comment on it. Same method I use with cricket stories. Leave them alone.

And now we find you don't actually pay "road tax" thanks to the BBC website revelation above. Live by the sword and die by the sword - you're not paying for the roads? What gives you the right to dictate who can? And assume that 10,000, overweight, middle aged men don't pay for the roads either?

You really are the gift that keeps on giving.
Actually neither you or your idiot friend Downfader have an idea what you are talking about the car in question has a road tax of £140 and my other car has a road tax of £260.
If you two are sad enough to need to trawl the internet to find this information which was actually on the now defunct RHS gardeners forum, you really need to get a life which does not involve crushing your only brain cell on a bicycle saddle.
*VED of £140 and £260
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: So Jeffy, you're under the impression that the only people who compete in this event are middle aged overweight men - and that they all wear lycra. When you know little to nothing about a subject, it's best to not comment on it. Same method I use with cricket stories. Leave them alone. And now we find you don't actually pay "road tax" thanks to the BBC website revelation above. Live by the sword and die by the sword - you're not paying for the roads? What gives you the right to dictate who can? And assume that 10,000, overweight, middle aged men don't pay for the roads either? You really are the gift that keeps on giving.[/p][/quote]Actually neither you or your idiot friend Downfader have an idea what you are talking about the car in question has a road tax of £140 and my other car has a road tax of £260. If you two are sad enough to need to trawl the internet to find this information which was actually on the now defunct RHS gardeners forum, you really need to get a life which does not involve crushing your only brain cell on a bicycle saddle.[/p][/quote]*VED of £140 and £260 Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 6

4:08pm Wed 14 May 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

geoff51 wrote:
camerajuan wrote:
So Jeffy, you're under the impression that the only people who compete in this event are middle aged overweight men - and that they all wear lycra.

When you know little to nothing about a subject, it's best to not comment on it. Same method I use with cricket stories. Leave them alone.

And now we find you don't actually pay "road tax" thanks to the BBC website revelation above. Live by the sword and die by the sword - you're not paying for the roads? What gives you the right to dictate who can? And assume that 10,000, overweight, middle aged men don't pay for the roads either?

You really are the gift that keeps on giving.
Actually neither you or your idiot friend Downfader have an idea what you are talking about the car in question has a road tax of £140 and my other car has a road tax of £260.
If you two are sad enough to need to trawl the internet to find this information which was actually on the now defunct RHS gardeners forum, you really need to get a life which does not involve crushing your only brain cell on a bicycle saddle.
Neither of your cars have a "road tax", they have VED, a tax on emissions for road vehicles, "road tax" has not existed since 1937 and the roads have been better off since.
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: So Jeffy, you're under the impression that the only people who compete in this event are middle aged overweight men - and that they all wear lycra. When you know little to nothing about a subject, it's best to not comment on it. Same method I use with cricket stories. Leave them alone. And now we find you don't actually pay "road tax" thanks to the BBC website revelation above. Live by the sword and die by the sword - you're not paying for the roads? What gives you the right to dictate who can? And assume that 10,000, overweight, middle aged men don't pay for the roads either? You really are the gift that keeps on giving.[/p][/quote]Actually neither you or your idiot friend Downfader have an idea what you are talking about the car in question has a road tax of £140 and my other car has a road tax of £260. If you two are sad enough to need to trawl the internet to find this information which was actually on the now defunct RHS gardeners forum, you really need to get a life which does not involve crushing your only brain cell on a bicycle saddle.[/p][/quote]Neither of your cars have a "road tax", they have VED, a tax on emissions for road vehicles, "road tax" has not existed since 1937 and the roads have been better off since. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 4

4:28pm Wed 14 May 14

geoff51 says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
camerajuan wrote:
So Jeffy, you're under the impression that the only people who compete in this event are middle aged overweight men - and that they all wear lycra.

When you know little to nothing about a subject, it's best to not comment on it. Same method I use with cricket stories. Leave them alone.

And now we find you don't actually pay "road tax" thanks to the BBC website revelation above. Live by the sword and die by the sword - you're not paying for the roads? What gives you the right to dictate who can? And assume that 10,000, overweight, middle aged men don't pay for the roads either?

You really are the gift that keeps on giving.
Actually neither you or your idiot friend Downfader have an idea what you are talking about the car in question has a road tax of £140 and my other car has a road tax of £260.
If you two are sad enough to need to trawl the internet to find this information which was actually on the now defunct RHS gardeners forum, you really need to get a life which does not involve crushing your only brain cell on a bicycle saddle.
Neither of your cars have a "road tax", they have VED, a tax on emissions for road vehicles, "road tax" has not existed since 1937 and the roads have been better off since.
Yeh whatever Sadman!
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: So Jeffy, you're under the impression that the only people who compete in this event are middle aged overweight men - and that they all wear lycra. When you know little to nothing about a subject, it's best to not comment on it. Same method I use with cricket stories. Leave them alone. And now we find you don't actually pay "road tax" thanks to the BBC website revelation above. Live by the sword and die by the sword - you're not paying for the roads? What gives you the right to dictate who can? And assume that 10,000, overweight, middle aged men don't pay for the roads either? You really are the gift that keeps on giving.[/p][/quote]Actually neither you or your idiot friend Downfader have an idea what you are talking about the car in question has a road tax of £140 and my other car has a road tax of £260. If you two are sad enough to need to trawl the internet to find this information which was actually on the now defunct RHS gardeners forum, you really need to get a life which does not involve crushing your only brain cell on a bicycle saddle.[/p][/quote]Neither of your cars have a "road tax", they have VED, a tax on emissions for road vehicles, "road tax" has not existed since 1937 and the roads have been better off since.[/p][/quote]Yeh whatever Sadman! geoff51
  • Score: -4

4:38pm Wed 14 May 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

geoff51 wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
camerajuan wrote:
So Jeffy, you're under the impression that the only people who compete in this event are middle aged overweight men - and that they all wear lycra.

When you know little to nothing about a subject, it's best to not comment on it. Same method I use with cricket stories. Leave them alone.

And now we find you don't actually pay "road tax" thanks to the BBC website revelation above. Live by the sword and die by the sword - you're not paying for the roads? What gives you the right to dictate who can? And assume that 10,000, overweight, middle aged men don't pay for the roads either?

You really are the gift that keeps on giving.
Actually neither you or your idiot friend Downfader have an idea what you are talking about the car in question has a road tax of £140 and my other car has a road tax of £260.
If you two are sad enough to need to trawl the internet to find this information which was actually on the now defunct RHS gardeners forum, you really need to get a life which does not involve crushing your only brain cell on a bicycle saddle.
Neither of your cars have a "road tax", they have VED, a tax on emissions for road vehicles, "road tax" has not existed since 1937 and the roads have been better off since.
Yeh whatever Sadman!
And being proven to be an idiot has reduced you to insults.
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: So Jeffy, you're under the impression that the only people who compete in this event are middle aged overweight men - and that they all wear lycra. When you know little to nothing about a subject, it's best to not comment on it. Same method I use with cricket stories. Leave them alone. And now we find you don't actually pay "road tax" thanks to the BBC website revelation above. Live by the sword and die by the sword - you're not paying for the roads? What gives you the right to dictate who can? And assume that 10,000, overweight, middle aged men don't pay for the roads either? You really are the gift that keeps on giving.[/p][/quote]Actually neither you or your idiot friend Downfader have an idea what you are talking about the car in question has a road tax of £140 and my other car has a road tax of £260. If you two are sad enough to need to trawl the internet to find this information which was actually on the now defunct RHS gardeners forum, you really need to get a life which does not involve crushing your only brain cell on a bicycle saddle.[/p][/quote]Neither of your cars have a "road tax", they have VED, a tax on emissions for road vehicles, "road tax" has not existed since 1937 and the roads have been better off since.[/p][/quote]Yeh whatever Sadman![/p][/quote]And being proven to be an idiot has reduced you to insults. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 4

4:55pm Wed 14 May 14

geoff51 says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
camerajuan wrote:
So Jeffy, you're under the impression that the only people who compete in this event are middle aged overweight men - and that they all wear lycra.

When you know little to nothing about a subject, it's best to not comment on it. Same method I use with cricket stories. Leave them alone.

And now we find you don't actually pay "road tax" thanks to the BBC website revelation above. Live by the sword and die by the sword - you're not paying for the roads? What gives you the right to dictate who can? And assume that 10,000, overweight, middle aged men don't pay for the roads either?

You really are the gift that keeps on giving.
Actually neither you or your idiot friend Downfader have an idea what you are talking about the car in question has a road tax of £140 and my other car has a road tax of £260.
If you two are sad enough to need to trawl the internet to find this information which was actually on the now defunct RHS gardeners forum, you really need to get a life which does not involve crushing your only brain cell on a bicycle saddle.
Neither of your cars have a "road tax", they have VED, a tax on emissions for road vehicles, "road tax" has not existed since 1937 and the roads have been better off since.
Yeh whatever Sadman!
And being proven to be an idiot has reduced you to insults.
Who is the idiot? your obsession with the terminology for what motorists pay to use the roads makes you out to have a major problem, maybe OCD, Do you store your Lycra in colour coded order?
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: So Jeffy, you're under the impression that the only people who compete in this event are middle aged overweight men - and that they all wear lycra. When you know little to nothing about a subject, it's best to not comment on it. Same method I use with cricket stories. Leave them alone. And now we find you don't actually pay "road tax" thanks to the BBC website revelation above. Live by the sword and die by the sword - you're not paying for the roads? What gives you the right to dictate who can? And assume that 10,000, overweight, middle aged men don't pay for the roads either? You really are the gift that keeps on giving.[/p][/quote]Actually neither you or your idiot friend Downfader have an idea what you are talking about the car in question has a road tax of £140 and my other car has a road tax of £260. If you two are sad enough to need to trawl the internet to find this information which was actually on the now defunct RHS gardeners forum, you really need to get a life which does not involve crushing your only brain cell on a bicycle saddle.[/p][/quote]Neither of your cars have a "road tax", they have VED, a tax on emissions for road vehicles, "road tax" has not existed since 1937 and the roads have been better off since.[/p][/quote]Yeh whatever Sadman![/p][/quote]And being proven to be an idiot has reduced you to insults.[/p][/quote]Who is the idiot? your obsession with the terminology for what motorists pay to use the roads makes you out to have a major problem, maybe OCD, Do you store your Lycra in colour coded order? geoff51
  • Score: -5

4:59pm Wed 14 May 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

geoff51 wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
camerajuan wrote:
So Jeffy, you're under the impression that the only people who compete in this event are middle aged overweight men - and that they all wear lycra.

When you know little to nothing about a subject, it's best to not comment on it. Same method I use with cricket stories. Leave them alone.

And now we find you don't actually pay "road tax" thanks to the BBC website revelation above. Live by the sword and die by the sword - you're not paying for the roads? What gives you the right to dictate who can? And assume that 10,000, overweight, middle aged men don't pay for the roads either?

You really are the gift that keeps on giving.
Actually neither you or your idiot friend Downfader have an idea what you are talking about the car in question has a road tax of £140 and my other car has a road tax of £260.
If you two are sad enough to need to trawl the internet to find this information which was actually on the now defunct RHS gardeners forum, you really need to get a life which does not involve crushing your only brain cell on a bicycle saddle.
Neither of your cars have a "road tax", they have VED, a tax on emissions for road vehicles, "road tax" has not existed since 1937 and the roads have been better off since.
Yeh whatever Sadman!
And being proven to be an idiot has reduced you to insults.
Who is the idiot? your obsession with the terminology for what motorists pay to use the roads makes you out to have a major problem, maybe OCD, Do you store your Lycra in colour coded order?
What lycra?
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: So Jeffy, you're under the impression that the only people who compete in this event are middle aged overweight men - and that they all wear lycra. When you know little to nothing about a subject, it's best to not comment on it. Same method I use with cricket stories. Leave them alone. And now we find you don't actually pay "road tax" thanks to the BBC website revelation above. Live by the sword and die by the sword - you're not paying for the roads? What gives you the right to dictate who can? And assume that 10,000, overweight, middle aged men don't pay for the roads either? You really are the gift that keeps on giving.[/p][/quote]Actually neither you or your idiot friend Downfader have an idea what you are talking about the car in question has a road tax of £140 and my other car has a road tax of £260. If you two are sad enough to need to trawl the internet to find this information which was actually on the now defunct RHS gardeners forum, you really need to get a life which does not involve crushing your only brain cell on a bicycle saddle.[/p][/quote]Neither of your cars have a "road tax", they have VED, a tax on emissions for road vehicles, "road tax" has not existed since 1937 and the roads have been better off since.[/p][/quote]Yeh whatever Sadman![/p][/quote]And being proven to be an idiot has reduced you to insults.[/p][/quote]Who is the idiot? your obsession with the terminology for what motorists pay to use the roads makes you out to have a major problem, maybe OCD, Do you store your Lycra in colour coded order?[/p][/quote]What lycra? Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 5

5:14pm Wed 14 May 14

geoff51 says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
camerajuan wrote:
So Jeffy, you're under the impression that the only people who compete in this event are middle aged overweight men - and that they all wear lycra.

When you know little to nothing about a subject, it's best to not comment on it. Same method I use with cricket stories. Leave them alone.

And now we find you don't actually pay "road tax" thanks to the BBC website revelation above. Live by the sword and die by the sword - you're not paying for the roads? What gives you the right to dictate who can? And assume that 10,000, overweight, middle aged men don't pay for the roads either?

You really are the gift that keeps on giving.
Actually neither you or your idiot friend Downfader have an idea what you are talking about the car in question has a road tax of £140 and my other car has a road tax of £260.
If you two are sad enough to need to trawl the internet to find this information which was actually on the now defunct RHS gardeners forum, you really need to get a life which does not involve crushing your only brain cell on a bicycle saddle.
Neither of your cars have a "road tax", they have VED, a tax on emissions for road vehicles, "road tax" has not existed since 1937 and the roads have been better off since.
Yeh whatever Sadman!
And being proven to be an idiot has reduced you to insults.
Who is the idiot? your obsession with the terminology for what motorists pay to use the roads makes you out to have a major problem, maybe OCD, Do you store your Lycra in colour coded order?
What lycra?
I always thought that Lycra was the uniform that was required for obsessive compulsive cyclists, so you felt like one of the boys.
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: So Jeffy, you're under the impression that the only people who compete in this event are middle aged overweight men - and that they all wear lycra. When you know little to nothing about a subject, it's best to not comment on it. Same method I use with cricket stories. Leave them alone. And now we find you don't actually pay "road tax" thanks to the BBC website revelation above. Live by the sword and die by the sword - you're not paying for the roads? What gives you the right to dictate who can? And assume that 10,000, overweight, middle aged men don't pay for the roads either? You really are the gift that keeps on giving.[/p][/quote]Actually neither you or your idiot friend Downfader have an idea what you are talking about the car in question has a road tax of £140 and my other car has a road tax of £260. If you two are sad enough to need to trawl the internet to find this information which was actually on the now defunct RHS gardeners forum, you really need to get a life which does not involve crushing your only brain cell on a bicycle saddle.[/p][/quote]Neither of your cars have a "road tax", they have VED, a tax on emissions for road vehicles, "road tax" has not existed since 1937 and the roads have been better off since.[/p][/quote]Yeh whatever Sadman![/p][/quote]And being proven to be an idiot has reduced you to insults.[/p][/quote]Who is the idiot? your obsession with the terminology for what motorists pay to use the roads makes you out to have a major problem, maybe OCD, Do you store your Lycra in colour coded order?[/p][/quote]What lycra?[/p][/quote]I always thought that Lycra was the uniform that was required for obsessive compulsive cyclists, so you felt like one of the boys. geoff51
  • Score: -5

5:22pm Wed 14 May 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

geoff51 wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
camerajuan wrote:
So Jeffy, you're under the impression that the only people who compete in this event are middle aged overweight men - and that they all wear lycra.

When you know little to nothing about a subject, it's best to not comment on it. Same method I use with cricket stories. Leave them alone.

And now we find you don't actually pay "road tax" thanks to the BBC website revelation above. Live by the sword and die by the sword - you're not paying for the roads? What gives you the right to dictate who can? And assume that 10,000, overweight, middle aged men don't pay for the roads either?

You really are the gift that keeps on giving.
Actually neither you or your idiot friend Downfader have an idea what you are talking about the car in question has a road tax of £140 and my other car has a road tax of £260.
If you two are sad enough to need to trawl the internet to find this information which was actually on the now defunct RHS gardeners forum, you really need to get a life which does not involve crushing your only brain cell on a bicycle saddle.
Neither of your cars have a "road tax", they have VED, a tax on emissions for road vehicles, "road tax" has not existed since 1937 and the roads have been better off since.
Yeh whatever Sadman!
And being proven to be an idiot has reduced you to insults.
Who is the idiot? your obsession with the terminology for what motorists pay to use the roads makes you out to have a major problem, maybe OCD, Do you store your Lycra in colour coded order?
What lycra?
I always thought that Lycra was the uniform that was required for obsessive compulsive cyclists, so you felt like one of the boys.
No, that's the uniform for racing/club cyclists, give me a lighter bike and I'll be happy because then i'll be able to go faster for longer.
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: So Jeffy, you're under the impression that the only people who compete in this event are middle aged overweight men - and that they all wear lycra. When you know little to nothing about a subject, it's best to not comment on it. Same method I use with cricket stories. Leave them alone. And now we find you don't actually pay "road tax" thanks to the BBC website revelation above. Live by the sword and die by the sword - you're not paying for the roads? What gives you the right to dictate who can? And assume that 10,000, overweight, middle aged men don't pay for the roads either? You really are the gift that keeps on giving.[/p][/quote]Actually neither you or your idiot friend Downfader have an idea what you are talking about the car in question has a road tax of £140 and my other car has a road tax of £260. If you two are sad enough to need to trawl the internet to find this information which was actually on the now defunct RHS gardeners forum, you really need to get a life which does not involve crushing your only brain cell on a bicycle saddle.[/p][/quote]Neither of your cars have a "road tax", they have VED, a tax on emissions for road vehicles, "road tax" has not existed since 1937 and the roads have been better off since.[/p][/quote]Yeh whatever Sadman![/p][/quote]And being proven to be an idiot has reduced you to insults.[/p][/quote]Who is the idiot? your obsession with the terminology for what motorists pay to use the roads makes you out to have a major problem, maybe OCD, Do you store your Lycra in colour coded order?[/p][/quote]What lycra?[/p][/quote]I always thought that Lycra was the uniform that was required for obsessive compulsive cyclists, so you felt like one of the boys.[/p][/quote]No, that's the uniform for racing/club cyclists, give me a lighter bike and I'll be happy because then i'll be able to go faster for longer. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 5

6:14pm Wed 14 May 14

geoff51 says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
camerajuan wrote:
So Jeffy, you're under the impression that the only people who compete in this event are middle aged overweight men - and that they all wear lycra.

When you know little to nothing about a subject, it's best to not comment on it. Same method I use with cricket stories. Leave them alone.

And now we find you don't actually pay "road tax" thanks to the BBC website revelation above. Live by the sword and die by the sword - you're not paying for the roads? What gives you the right to dictate who can? And assume that 10,000, overweight, middle aged men don't pay for the roads either?

You really are the gift that keeps on giving.
Actually neither you or your idiot friend Downfader have an idea what you are talking about the car in question has a road tax of £140 and my other car has a road tax of £260.
If you two are sad enough to need to trawl the internet to find this information which was actually on the now defunct RHS gardeners forum, you really need to get a life which does not involve crushing your only brain cell on a bicycle saddle.
Neither of your cars have a "road tax", they have VED, a tax on emissions for road vehicles, "road tax" has not existed since 1937 and the roads have been better off since.
Yeh whatever Sadman!
And being proven to be an idiot has reduced you to insults.
Who is the idiot? your obsession with the terminology for what motorists pay to use the roads makes you out to have a major problem, maybe OCD, Do you store your Lycra in colour coded order?
What lycra?
I always thought that Lycra was the uniform that was required for obsessive compulsive cyclists, so you felt like one of the boys.
No, that's the uniform for racing/club cyclists, give me a lighter bike and I'll be happy because then i'll be able to go faster for longer.
My comment was meant to be ironic you idiot!
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: So Jeffy, you're under the impression that the only people who compete in this event are middle aged overweight men - and that they all wear lycra. When you know little to nothing about a subject, it's best to not comment on it. Same method I use with cricket stories. Leave them alone. And now we find you don't actually pay "road tax" thanks to the BBC website revelation above. Live by the sword and die by the sword - you're not paying for the roads? What gives you the right to dictate who can? And assume that 10,000, overweight, middle aged men don't pay for the roads either? You really are the gift that keeps on giving.[/p][/quote]Actually neither you or your idiot friend Downfader have an idea what you are talking about the car in question has a road tax of £140 and my other car has a road tax of £260. If you two are sad enough to need to trawl the internet to find this information which was actually on the now defunct RHS gardeners forum, you really need to get a life which does not involve crushing your only brain cell on a bicycle saddle.[/p][/quote]Neither of your cars have a "road tax", they have VED, a tax on emissions for road vehicles, "road tax" has not existed since 1937 and the roads have been better off since.[/p][/quote]Yeh whatever Sadman![/p][/quote]And being proven to be an idiot has reduced you to insults.[/p][/quote]Who is the idiot? your obsession with the terminology for what motorists pay to use the roads makes you out to have a major problem, maybe OCD, Do you store your Lycra in colour coded order?[/p][/quote]What lycra?[/p][/quote]I always thought that Lycra was the uniform that was required for obsessive compulsive cyclists, so you felt like one of the boys.[/p][/quote]No, that's the uniform for racing/club cyclists, give me a lighter bike and I'll be happy because then i'll be able to go faster for longer.[/p][/quote]My comment was meant to be ironic you idiot! geoff51
  • Score: -3

6:16pm Wed 14 May 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

geoff51 wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
camerajuan wrote:
So Jeffy, you're under the impression that the only people who compete in this event are middle aged overweight men - and that they all wear lycra.

When you know little to nothing about a subject, it's best to not comment on it. Same method I use with cricket stories. Leave them alone.

And now we find you don't actually pay "road tax" thanks to the BBC website revelation above. Live by the sword and die by the sword - you're not paying for the roads? What gives you the right to dictate who can? And assume that 10,000, overweight, middle aged men don't pay for the roads either?

You really are the gift that keeps on giving.
Actually neither you or your idiot friend Downfader have an idea what you are talking about the car in question has a road tax of £140 and my other car has a road tax of £260.
If you two are sad enough to need to trawl the internet to find this information which was actually on the now defunct RHS gardeners forum, you really need to get a life which does not involve crushing your only brain cell on a bicycle saddle.
Neither of your cars have a "road tax", they have VED, a tax on emissions for road vehicles, "road tax" has not existed since 1937 and the roads have been better off since.
Yeh whatever Sadman!
And being proven to be an idiot has reduced you to insults.
Who is the idiot? your obsession with the terminology for what motorists pay to use the roads makes you out to have a major problem, maybe OCD, Do you store your Lycra in colour coded order?
What lycra?
I always thought that Lycra was the uniform that was required for obsessive compulsive cyclists, so you felt like one of the boys.
No, that's the uniform for racing/club cyclists, give me a lighter bike and I'll be happy because then i'll be able to go faster for longer.
My comment was meant to be ironic you idiot!
I know, now it's stupid.
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: So Jeffy, you're under the impression that the only people who compete in this event are middle aged overweight men - and that they all wear lycra. When you know little to nothing about a subject, it's best to not comment on it. Same method I use with cricket stories. Leave them alone. And now we find you don't actually pay "road tax" thanks to the BBC website revelation above. Live by the sword and die by the sword - you're not paying for the roads? What gives you the right to dictate who can? And assume that 10,000, overweight, middle aged men don't pay for the roads either? You really are the gift that keeps on giving.[/p][/quote]Actually neither you or your idiot friend Downfader have an idea what you are talking about the car in question has a road tax of £140 and my other car has a road tax of £260. If you two are sad enough to need to trawl the internet to find this information which was actually on the now defunct RHS gardeners forum, you really need to get a life which does not involve crushing your only brain cell on a bicycle saddle.[/p][/quote]Neither of your cars have a "road tax", they have VED, a tax on emissions for road vehicles, "road tax" has not existed since 1937 and the roads have been better off since.[/p][/quote]Yeh whatever Sadman![/p][/quote]And being proven to be an idiot has reduced you to insults.[/p][/quote]Who is the idiot? your obsession with the terminology for what motorists pay to use the roads makes you out to have a major problem, maybe OCD, Do you store your Lycra in colour coded order?[/p][/quote]What lycra?[/p][/quote]I always thought that Lycra was the uniform that was required for obsessive compulsive cyclists, so you felt like one of the boys.[/p][/quote]No, that's the uniform for racing/club cyclists, give me a lighter bike and I'll be happy because then i'll be able to go faster for longer.[/p][/quote]My comment was meant to be ironic you idiot![/p][/quote]I know, now it's stupid. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 4

7:24pm Wed 14 May 14

downfader says...

Geoff. I reiterate. I am SURE someone can give you a go on a bike for the day. Do you not want to rider with your Grandchildren? (I'm presuming you have some from older comments you made)

I also reiterate - you have an obsession with lycra. We get it now! We understand. There is no shame in admiring another man's physique.
Geoff. I reiterate. I am SURE someone can give you a go on a bike for the day. Do you not want to rider with your Grandchildren? (I'm presuming you have some from older comments you made) I also reiterate - you have an obsession with lycra. We get it now! We understand. There is no shame in admiring another man's physique. downfader
  • Score: 3

7:35pm Wed 14 May 14

ChopStick says...

Oh great.. More misery for motorists.
Oh great.. More misery for motorists. ChopStick
  • Score: -4

7:49pm Wed 14 May 14

geoff51 says...

downfader wrote:
Geoff. I reiterate. I am SURE someone can give you a go on a bike for the day. Do you not want to rider with your Grandchildren? (I'm presuming you have some from older comments you made)

I also reiterate - you have an obsession with lycra. We get it now! We understand. There is no shame in admiring another man's physique.
For your information and something for you to store for further insults, both my children were handicapped and are now deceased.
My obsession with Lycra is the fact that the display of a small meat and two veg on cyclists makes me want to puke and should not be allowed on public view in front of children and young ladies
[quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: Geoff. I reiterate. I am SURE someone can give you a go on a bike for the day. Do you not want to rider with your Grandchildren? (I'm presuming you have some from older comments you made) I also reiterate - you have an obsession with lycra. We get it now! We understand. There is no shame in admiring another man's physique.[/p][/quote]For your information and something for you to store for further insults, both my children were handicapped and are now deceased. My obsession with Lycra is the fact that the display of a small meat and two veg on cyclists makes me want to puke and should not be allowed on public view in front of children and young ladies geoff51
  • Score: -5

8:12pm Wed 14 May 14

downfader says...

geoff51 wrote:
downfader wrote:
Geoff. I reiterate. I am SURE someone can give you a go on a bike for the day. Do you not want to rider with your Grandchildren? (I'm presuming you have some from older comments you made)

I also reiterate - you have an obsession with lycra. We get it now! We understand. There is no shame in admiring another man's physique.
For your information and something for you to store for further insults, both my children were handicapped and are now deceased.
My obsession with Lycra is the fact that the display of a small meat and two veg on cyclists makes me want to puke and should not be allowed on public view in front of children and young ladies
I am sorry for your children. I was not aware.

However there is little chance of you seeing a cyclists tackle through their lycra shorts. There is a very good reason for this. I do not understand why you feel so emasculated? ...you come across as having very low self esteem and wanting to push this upon everyone else. You did this with the other drivers on the new forest/pony stories a while back I note.

Instead of trying to subject others to rants and general abuse why not find something positive to enjoy?
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: Geoff. I reiterate. I am SURE someone can give you a go on a bike for the day. Do you not want to rider with your Grandchildren? (I'm presuming you have some from older comments you made) I also reiterate - you have an obsession with lycra. We get it now! We understand. There is no shame in admiring another man's physique.[/p][/quote]For your information and something for you to store for further insults, both my children were handicapped and are now deceased. My obsession with Lycra is the fact that the display of a small meat and two veg on cyclists makes me want to puke and should not be allowed on public view in front of children and young ladies[/p][/quote]I am sorry for your children. I was not aware. However there is little chance of you seeing a cyclists tackle through their lycra shorts. There is a very good reason for this. I do not understand why you feel so emasculated? ...you come across as having very low self esteem and wanting to push this upon everyone else. You did this with the other drivers on the new forest/pony stories a while back I note. Instead of trying to subject others to rants and general abuse why not find something positive to enjoy? downfader
  • Score: 1

8:20pm Wed 14 May 14

geoff51 says...

downfader wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
downfader wrote:
Geoff. I reiterate. I am SURE someone can give you a go on a bike for the day. Do you not want to rider with your Grandchildren? (I'm presuming you have some from older comments you made)

I also reiterate - you have an obsession with lycra. We get it now! We understand. There is no shame in admiring another man's physique.
For your information and something for you to store for further insults, both my children were handicapped and are now deceased.
My obsession with Lycra is the fact that the display of a small meat and two veg on cyclists makes me want to puke and should not be allowed on public view in front of children and young ladies
I am sorry for your children. I was not aware.

However there is little chance of you seeing a cyclists tackle through their lycra shorts. There is a very good reason for this. I do not understand why you feel so emasculated? ...you come across as having very low self esteem and wanting to push this upon everyone else. You did this with the other drivers on the new forest/pony stories a while back I note.

Instead of trying to subject others to rants and general abuse why not find something positive to enjoy?
I have found something enjoyable to do, its called winding up pompous prats who have only one subject to hold forth on.
I have no problem with my self esteem, thank you
Also lycra is as revealing a speedos and just as unpleasant on old bodies.
[quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: Geoff. I reiterate. I am SURE someone can give you a go on a bike for the day. Do you not want to rider with your Grandchildren? (I'm presuming you have some from older comments you made) I also reiterate - you have an obsession with lycra. We get it now! We understand. There is no shame in admiring another man's physique.[/p][/quote]For your information and something for you to store for further insults, both my children were handicapped and are now deceased. My obsession with Lycra is the fact that the display of a small meat and two veg on cyclists makes me want to puke and should not be allowed on public view in front of children and young ladies[/p][/quote]I am sorry for your children. I was not aware. However there is little chance of you seeing a cyclists tackle through their lycra shorts. There is a very good reason for this. I do not understand why you feel so emasculated? ...you come across as having very low self esteem and wanting to push this upon everyone else. You did this with the other drivers on the new forest/pony stories a while back I note. Instead of trying to subject others to rants and general abuse why not find something positive to enjoy?[/p][/quote]I have found something enjoyable to do, its called winding up pompous prats who have only one subject to hold forth on. I have no problem with my self esteem, thank you Also lycra is as revealing a speedos and just as unpleasant on old bodies. geoff51
  • Score: -5

8:27pm Wed 14 May 14

downfader says...

geoff51 wrote:
downfader wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
downfader wrote:
Geoff. I reiterate. I am SURE someone can give you a go on a bike for the day. Do you not want to rider with your Grandchildren? (I'm presuming you have some from older comments you made)

I also reiterate - you have an obsession with lycra. We get it now! We understand. There is no shame in admiring another man's physique.
For your information and something for you to store for further insults, both my children were handicapped and are now deceased.
My obsession with Lycra is the fact that the display of a small meat and two veg on cyclists makes me want to puke and should not be allowed on public view in front of children and young ladies
I am sorry for your children. I was not aware.

However there is little chance of you seeing a cyclists tackle through their lycra shorts. There is a very good reason for this. I do not understand why you feel so emasculated? ...you come across as having very low self esteem and wanting to push this upon everyone else. You did this with the other drivers on the new forest/pony stories a while back I note.

Instead of trying to subject others to rants and general abuse why not find something positive to enjoy?
I have found something enjoyable to do, its called winding up pompous prats who have only one subject to hold forth on.
I have no problem with my self esteem, thank you
Also lycra is as revealing a speedos and just as unpleasant on old bodies.
Who says you've wound anyone up?

We've been here before, havent we Jeffy. So you're not serious then about your written comments on cycling. Then why bother commenting? Doesnt that also undermine anyones support for your situation about your kids? How can anyone believe you...
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: Geoff. I reiterate. I am SURE someone can give you a go on a bike for the day. Do you not want to rider with your Grandchildren? (I'm presuming you have some from older comments you made) I also reiterate - you have an obsession with lycra. We get it now! We understand. There is no shame in admiring another man's physique.[/p][/quote]For your information and something for you to store for further insults, both my children were handicapped and are now deceased. My obsession with Lycra is the fact that the display of a small meat and two veg on cyclists makes me want to puke and should not be allowed on public view in front of children and young ladies[/p][/quote]I am sorry for your children. I was not aware. However there is little chance of you seeing a cyclists tackle through their lycra shorts. There is a very good reason for this. I do not understand why you feel so emasculated? ...you come across as having very low self esteem and wanting to push this upon everyone else. You did this with the other drivers on the new forest/pony stories a while back I note. Instead of trying to subject others to rants and general abuse why not find something positive to enjoy?[/p][/quote]I have found something enjoyable to do, its called winding up pompous prats who have only one subject to hold forth on. I have no problem with my self esteem, thank you Also lycra is as revealing a speedos and just as unpleasant on old bodies.[/p][/quote]Who says you've wound anyone up? We've been here before, havent we Jeffy. So you're not serious then about your written comments on cycling. Then why bother commenting? Doesnt that also undermine anyones support for your situation about your kids? How can anyone believe you... downfader
  • Score: 1

8:50pm Wed 14 May 14

geoff51 says...

downfader wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
downfader wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
downfader wrote:
Geoff. I reiterate. I am SURE someone can give you a go on a bike for the day. Do you not want to rider with your Grandchildren? (I'm presuming you have some from older comments you made)

I also reiterate - you have an obsession with lycra. We get it now! We understand. There is no shame in admiring another man's physique.
For your information and something for you to store for further insults, both my children were handicapped and are now deceased.
My obsession with Lycra is the fact that the display of a small meat and two veg on cyclists makes me want to puke and should not be allowed on public view in front of children and young ladies
I am sorry for your children. I was not aware.

However there is little chance of you seeing a cyclists tackle through their lycra shorts. There is a very good reason for this. I do not understand why you feel so emasculated? ...you come across as having very low self esteem and wanting to push this upon everyone else. You did this with the other drivers on the new forest/pony stories a while back I note.

Instead of trying to subject others to rants and general abuse why not find something positive to enjoy?
I have found something enjoyable to do, its called winding up pompous prats who have only one subject to hold forth on.
I have no problem with my self esteem, thank you
Also lycra is as revealing a speedos and just as unpleasant on old bodies.
Who says you've wound anyone up?

We've been here before, havent we Jeffy. So you're not serious then about your written comments on cycling. Then why bother commenting? Doesnt that also undermine anyones support for your situation about your kids? How can anyone believe you...
As if I care about your opinion!
[quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: Geoff. I reiterate. I am SURE someone can give you a go on a bike for the day. Do you not want to rider with your Grandchildren? (I'm presuming you have some from older comments you made) I also reiterate - you have an obsession with lycra. We get it now! We understand. There is no shame in admiring another man's physique.[/p][/quote]For your information and something for you to store for further insults, both my children were handicapped and are now deceased. My obsession with Lycra is the fact that the display of a small meat and two veg on cyclists makes me want to puke and should not be allowed on public view in front of children and young ladies[/p][/quote]I am sorry for your children. I was not aware. However there is little chance of you seeing a cyclists tackle through their lycra shorts. There is a very good reason for this. I do not understand why you feel so emasculated? ...you come across as having very low self esteem and wanting to push this upon everyone else. You did this with the other drivers on the new forest/pony stories a while back I note. Instead of trying to subject others to rants and general abuse why not find something positive to enjoy?[/p][/quote]I have found something enjoyable to do, its called winding up pompous prats who have only one subject to hold forth on. I have no problem with my self esteem, thank you Also lycra is as revealing a speedos and just as unpleasant on old bodies.[/p][/quote]Who says you've wound anyone up? We've been here before, havent we Jeffy. So you're not serious then about your written comments on cycling. Then why bother commenting? Doesnt that also undermine anyones support for your situation about your kids? How can anyone believe you...[/p][/quote]As if I care about your opinion! geoff51
  • Score: -1

9:13pm Wed 14 May 14

downfader says...

geoff51 wrote:
downfader wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
downfader wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
downfader wrote:
Geoff. I reiterate. I am SURE someone can give you a go on a bike for the day. Do you not want to rider with your Grandchildren? (I'm presuming you have some from older comments you made)

I also reiterate - you have an obsession with lycra. We get it now! We understand. There is no shame in admiring another man's physique.
For your information and something for you to store for further insults, both my children were handicapped and are now deceased.
My obsession with Lycra is the fact that the display of a small meat and two veg on cyclists makes me want to puke and should not be allowed on public view in front of children and young ladies
I am sorry for your children. I was not aware.

However there is little chance of you seeing a cyclists tackle through their lycra shorts. There is a very good reason for this. I do not understand why you feel so emasculated? ...you come across as having very low self esteem and wanting to push this upon everyone else. You did this with the other drivers on the new forest/pony stories a while back I note.

Instead of trying to subject others to rants and general abuse why not find something positive to enjoy?
I have found something enjoyable to do, its called winding up pompous prats who have only one subject to hold forth on.
I have no problem with my self esteem, thank you
Also lycra is as revealing a speedos and just as unpleasant on old bodies.
Who says you've wound anyone up?

We've been here before, havent we Jeffy. So you're not serious then about your written comments on cycling. Then why bother commenting? Doesnt that also undermine anyones support for your situation about your kids? How can anyone believe you...
As if I care about your opinion!
Do you not see my point about credibility and how you've damaged yours on here? I think you do care. You keep coming back for the attention.

Still time for you to change, Geoff.
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: Geoff. I reiterate. I am SURE someone can give you a go on a bike for the day. Do you not want to rider with your Grandchildren? (I'm presuming you have some from older comments you made) I also reiterate - you have an obsession with lycra. We get it now! We understand. There is no shame in admiring another man's physique.[/p][/quote]For your information and something for you to store for further insults, both my children were handicapped and are now deceased. My obsession with Lycra is the fact that the display of a small meat and two veg on cyclists makes me want to puke and should not be allowed on public view in front of children and young ladies[/p][/quote]I am sorry for your children. I was not aware. However there is little chance of you seeing a cyclists tackle through their lycra shorts. There is a very good reason for this. I do not understand why you feel so emasculated? ...you come across as having very low self esteem and wanting to push this upon everyone else. You did this with the other drivers on the new forest/pony stories a while back I note. Instead of trying to subject others to rants and general abuse why not find something positive to enjoy?[/p][/quote]I have found something enjoyable to do, its called winding up pompous prats who have only one subject to hold forth on. I have no problem with my self esteem, thank you Also lycra is as revealing a speedos and just as unpleasant on old bodies.[/p][/quote]Who says you've wound anyone up? We've been here before, havent we Jeffy. So you're not serious then about your written comments on cycling. Then why bother commenting? Doesnt that also undermine anyones support for your situation about your kids? How can anyone believe you...[/p][/quote]As if I care about your opinion![/p][/quote]Do you not see my point about credibility and how you've damaged yours on here? I think you do care. You keep coming back for the attention. Still time for you to change, Geoff. downfader
  • Score: 1

12:39am Thu 15 May 14

southamptonadi says...

Geoff, what's your view on the non paying road runners that will block the roads for a day.

Actually I think you like to wind most people up. Not just cyclists. But sometimes you have a point.

And I'm genuinely sorry about your loss. Must of been hard. I'm surprised you used the word deceased, it's very unemotional.
Geoff, what's your view on the non paying road runners that will block the roads for a day. Actually I think you like to wind most people up. Not just cyclists. But sometimes you have a point. And I'm genuinely sorry about your loss. Must of been hard. I'm surprised you used the word deceased, it's very unemotional. southamptonadi
  • Score: 1

9:17am Thu 15 May 14

camerajuan says...

geoff51 wrote:
camerajuan wrote:
So Jeffy, you're under the impression that the only people who compete in this event are middle aged overweight men - and that they all wear lycra.

When you know little to nothing about a subject, it's best to not comment on it. Same method I use with cricket stories. Leave them alone.

And now we find you don't actually pay "road tax" thanks to the BBC website revelation above. Live by the sword and die by the sword - you're not paying for the roads? What gives you the right to dictate who can? And assume that 10,000, overweight, middle aged men don't pay for the roads either?

You really are the gift that keeps on giving.
Actually neither you or your idiot friend Downfader have an idea what you are talking about the car in question has a road tax of £140 and my other car has a road tax of £260.
If you two are sad enough to need to trawl the internet to find this information which was actually on the now defunct RHS gardeners forum, you really need to get a life which does not involve crushing your only brain cell on a bicycle saddle.
I didn't trawl through anything thank you, I commented on a statement put to the feed that you pay £0 VED. Now you stating you have two cars which you pay a total of £400 VED on doesn't give you any more right to use the road than people who have no car, as they pay the exact same amount as owners of zero emissions vehicles. £0. Your £400 is because your car is slightly polluting the air. Why should cyclists pay to not pollute?

Still, care to comment on the rather glaring mistake you have made on your assumption that all cyclists are overweight middle aged men in lycra? What makes you think this?!?! Lycra shorts on a saddle do not have the same visibility as Speedos do. That's like saying a knee length skirt shows the same amount as knickers! Where do you get your opinions from?
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: So Jeffy, you're under the impression that the only people who compete in this event are middle aged overweight men - and that they all wear lycra. When you know little to nothing about a subject, it's best to not comment on it. Same method I use with cricket stories. Leave them alone. And now we find you don't actually pay "road tax" thanks to the BBC website revelation above. Live by the sword and die by the sword - you're not paying for the roads? What gives you the right to dictate who can? And assume that 10,000, overweight, middle aged men don't pay for the roads either? You really are the gift that keeps on giving.[/p][/quote]Actually neither you or your idiot friend Downfader have an idea what you are talking about the car in question has a road tax of £140 and my other car has a road tax of £260. If you two are sad enough to need to trawl the internet to find this information which was actually on the now defunct RHS gardeners forum, you really need to get a life which does not involve crushing your only brain cell on a bicycle saddle.[/p][/quote]I didn't trawl through anything thank you, I commented on a statement put to the feed that you pay £0 VED. Now you stating you have two cars which you pay a total of £400 VED on doesn't give you any more right to use the road than people who have no car, as they pay the exact same amount as owners of zero emissions vehicles. £0. Your £400 is because your car is slightly polluting the air. Why should cyclists pay to not pollute? Still, care to comment on the rather glaring mistake you have made on your assumption that all cyclists are overweight middle aged men in lycra? What makes you think this?!?! Lycra shorts on a saddle do not have the same visibility as Speedos do. That's like saying a knee length skirt shows the same amount as knickers! Where do you get your opinions from? camerajuan
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