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Rather late in the day, I discovered hostels - an interesting alternative, for a couple of nights.

I'm sure there's a Dutch Xantia van, & possibly an Irish one - to replace the BX's those markets got.

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Chacun a son gout. :wink:

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The cyclist often gets an airing on the FCF, but in a moment of rare TV watching, I discovered Laurence Fox, of Morse/Lewis or similar fame, managed to persuade Frank Skinner to put "Cyclists clad in lycra" into the "real" Room 101.

Now this was not all cyclists, and the traditional cyclist, as illustrated by Philip Larkin cycling into a churchyard with a brown overcoat on, escaped being put in 101.



Others were trying to argue that it was quite reasonable for the enthusiast to try to mimic their "Tour-de-France" heroes by wearing the appropriate Team outfits in their normal cycling activities. Frank did say just because you like Formula 1, you wouldn't consider commuting to work in logo-ed up fireproof overalls in Team colours. :-D

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
13 Jul 2017, 23:47
Frank did say just because you like Formula 1, you wouldn't consider commuting to work in logo-ed up fireproof overalls in Team colours. :-D


Oh, I don't know...

I've cycled to work dressed in this in the past...
Own Work
Own Work
I've changed into normal clothes before starting work though...

Lycra is strictly for riding and nothing else... It is not comfy in any other situation, unlike my running kit...

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The entire discussion on Jeremy Vine today about the 5 year old selling lemonade without a permit from a little table to festival goers, and being landed with a fine for £150 from 4 enforcement officers from the Council., and ending up crying all the way home and asking "did I do something wrong daddy?"

Those were supposedly the facts.....more likely lazy media journalism...eloquently and politely pointed out by some callers.

Regardless of my own opinion, or possibly the complete opposite opinion of others, the interference of the presenter with his own bias, and the failure to present the facts, left the irritated listener i.e. me, shouting at the radio in a vain attempt to get Vine to get the responsible adult who was in the studio, to respond to some very valid points raised rather than let him get away with it, take no responsibility at all for the incident, and avoid answering the questions raised.

Typical of this little trivial discussion, and interviewing,/presenting, if you can call it that in general.

So I am going to bin that particular discussion, rather than Vine himself., and give him the benefit of the doubt till next time :)

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
21 Jul 2017, 20:44


So I am going to bin that particular discussion, rather than Vine himself., and give him the benefit of the doubt till next time :)

Regards Neil



Ahhh ! I think you might have missed the point of the Jeremy Vine show - he's there to fill the gap between Ken Bruce and Steve Wright as cheaply as possible.... possibly because they spent all the budget on him :lol: Accuracy and balanced, well argued discussions don't really come into it :rofl2:
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I am so pleased I don't watch TV or listen to the radio!
Better coverage Here and no stupid voices to have to contend with.

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I no longer listen to BBC National Radio except for an occasional listen to R4.

I've been listening to BBC 3CR - our local BBC radio station. It is truly excellent... Try your own local one Steve ;)

I deposited Steve Wright, Chris Evans and that awful Yank on R2 weekend mornings into Room 101 ages ago...

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I can't abide the presenters Jim, even Classic FM only gets a half hour in the morning before I go to work. and then perhaps once a month.
CDs only for me.

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That's a shame Steve. Perhaps 3CR is unusual but it has a great mix of good easy-listening music and intelligent presenters - works a treat for me. It's good listening and company from 04:00 right up to bedtime...

Classic FM got binned I'm afraid as I just cannot bear, in common with all commercial stations, the adverts :D Adverts I find are an insult to my intelligence generally and how they are repeated ad-nauseum is intolerable.

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Yep, the ads are annoying but I filter them out.
Fairly immune to adverts as I treat them all as bovine excrement.

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You are lucky Steve. Adverts are like a sharp, acute pain to me :evil:

I'm watching the Tour de France on ITV4 at the moment and can just tolerate the ads because I really want to watch the bike racing... Luckily they come in blocks so I can walk away and do something else when they come on...

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Drop links and rusted nuts and threads, my large molegrips which have disappeared just when I needed them, and tyre fitters who windy gun wheel bolts so tight that said bolts have a 20% probability of shearing off when attempts are made to remove them.....

...yes and any other one spanner jobs which change into unnecessary nightmares due to the demon rust :-D

job done but room 101 gets a few deposits out of the frustration

Regards Neil

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Yes, I'll agree with all those Neil :twisted:

Room 101 is too good for the fitters who wind their windy-guns up full-tilt though...

I'm trying to think of a decent punishment for them...