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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:20 pm 
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I have a bigger problem at the moment with grown men who seem to carry school bags everywhere these days.

Work, rugby matches etc.


My work has recently moved everyone to laptops that we're required to take home each day. As such we all got fancy new "schoolbags" to carry them in. Since this I've noticed shitloads of other people with the same brand so I suspect the work ones are mostly laptops becoming more prevalent in the age of increasing mobile access.

Still feel like a twat carting it through town though.


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I don't cycle, but I bet the people here kicking mammils have no quams wearing a replica rugby jersey to sink pints and eat pies.


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Chris Hoy is the latest.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-41092831

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Cyclist Sir Chris Hoy has apologised for saying Lycra looked "awful" on anyone weighing more than 8st (49kg).

The six-time Olympic gold medallist took to Twitter to say he was "really sorry" for the comment, which he described as "tongue-in-cheek"

It followed a GQ article in which he said amateur cyclists did not have to pull on a pair of tight-fitting shorts to look good.

That led to criticism that he was "body shaming" larger cyclists.

In his article, Sir Chris said Lycra was not the most elegant material and that professional cycling gear generally looked bad on anyone heavier than 8st.
'14+stone Mamil'

He also said the desire of so-called "mamils" - middle-aged men in Lycra - to be seen in the latest high-performance Team Sky cycling kit all too often led to ridiculous results.

"Personally, I feel sorry for mamils," he wrote. "When they walk into a cafe dressed head-to-toe in Lycra, you always spot people sniggering at them."

However, in an apparent change of heart, Sir Chris said: "As a 14+stone MAMIL myself, this was a tongue-in-cheek article that wasn't meant to offend.

"I'm really sorry; reading it back it looks harsh & that wasn't my intention. Whatever ur age/build, if ur on a bike u have my respect."

It's cute that the right get so upset that idiots apologise for upsetting people when they should tell people to get fecked.
Get a life alt Cucks


Very well said indeed. Go and have a drink, you deserve it.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:22 am 
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I don't cycle, but I bet the people here kicking mammils have no quams wearing a replica rugby jersey to sink pints and eat pies.

You've seen the almost simultaneous thread that seems to disprove this, right??


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:37 am 
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RuggaBugga wrote:
Mullet 2 wrote:
I have a bigger problem at the moment with grown men who seem to carry school bags everywhere these days.

Work, rugby matches etc.


My work has recently moved everyone to laptops that we're required to take home each day. As such we all got fancy new "schoolbags" to carry them in. Since this I've noticed shitloads of other people with the same brand so I suspect the work ones are mostly laptops becoming more prevalent in the age of increasing mobile access.

Still feel like a twat carting it through town though.

Ditto. Work notebook. Napsack. Walk o' shame.

:blush:


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:49 am 
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I cycle a bit, got padded under shorts for about 15 quid and throw a pair of soccer shorts on over them. I had no idea that lycra stuff ran into the hundreds of euro.


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MungoMan wrote:
RuggaBugga wrote:
Mullet 2 wrote:
I have a bigger problem at the moment with grown men who seem to carry school bags everywhere these days.

Work, rugby matches etc.


My work has recently moved everyone to laptops that we're required to take home each day. As such we all got fancy new "schoolbags" to carry them in. Since this I've noticed shitloads of other people with the same brand so I suspect the work ones are mostly laptops becoming more prevalent in the age of increasing mobile access.

Still feel like a twat carting it through town though.

Ditto. Work notebook. Napsack. Walk o' shame.

:blush:


It's just a bag

men caring too much about fashion are to be distrusted


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guy smiley wrote:
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I wear shorts over my Lycra padded cycling shorts.


That's what I do a lot of the time.



What are you afraid of?


Having 5 times Olympic gold medalists making fun of me.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:00 am 
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I love my lycra - bib shorts and no brand jerseys. Wear it road riding. Wear it mountain biking where it's not so accepted.

It's comfortable. End of story.


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Thanks for the photo. I'd never have been able to visualise such apparel without it.


No love for this look?

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JM2K6 wrote:
MungoMan wrote:
RuggaBugga wrote:
Mullet 2 wrote:
I have a bigger problem at the moment with grown men who seem to carry school bags everywhere these days.

Work, rugby matches etc.


My work has recently moved everyone to laptops that we're required to take home each day. As such we all got fancy new "schoolbags" to carry them in. Since this I've noticed shitloads of other people with the same brand so I suspect the work ones are mostly laptops becoming more prevalent in the age of increasing mobile access.

Still feel like a twat carting it through town though.

Ditto. Work notebook. Napsack. Walk o' shame.

:blush:


It's just a bag

men caring too much about fashion are to be distrusted


It can be taken too far the other way btw.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:04 am 
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RuggaBugga wrote:
Mullet 2 wrote:
I have a bigger problem at the moment with grown men who seem to carry school bags everywhere these days.

Work, rugby matches etc.


My work has recently moved everyone to laptops that we're required to take home each day. As such we all got fancy new "schoolbags" to carry them in. Since this I've noticed shitloads of other people with the same brand so I suspect the work ones are mostly laptops becoming more prevalent in the age of increasing mobile access.

Still feel like a twat carting it through town though.


Do you mean this kind of thing?

https://www.bagsdirect.com/samsonite-gu ... V4QAvD_BwE


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:34 am 
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Seneca of the Night wrote:
RuggaBugga wrote:
Mullet 2 wrote:
I have a bigger problem at the moment with grown men who seem to carry school bags everywhere these days.

Work, rugby matches etc.


My work has recently moved everyone to laptops that we're required to take home each day. As such we all got fancy new "schoolbags" to carry them in. Since this I've noticed shitloads of other people with the same brand so I suspect the work ones are mostly laptops becoming more prevalent in the age of increasing mobile access.

Still feel like a twat carting it through town though.


Do you mean this kind of thing?

https://www.bagsdirect.com/samsonite-gu ... V4QAvD_BwE

For the full-on shame experience, something along these lines is indicated.

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Seneca of the Night wrote:
RuggaBugga wrote:
Mullet 2 wrote:
I have a bigger problem at the moment with grown men who seem to carry school bags everywhere these days.

Work, rugby matches etc.


My work has recently moved everyone to laptops that we're required to take home each day. As such we all got fancy new "schoolbags" to carry them in. Since this I've noticed shitloads of other people with the same brand so I suspect the work ones are mostly laptops becoming more prevalent in the age of increasing mobile access.

Still feel like a twat carting it through town though.


Do you mean this kind of thing?

https://www.bagsdirect.com/samsonite-gu ... V4QAvD_BwE


Yep. Mine is this one:

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"built for the modern executive" hipster orange accents and all x(

That being said I only have to actually go in to the office twice a week so I can live with looking like a berk while doing it.


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Question for the boreds cycling experts, if I can do 100km in somewhere between 5h30m to 6h on a mountain bike, what difference would a proper road bike make in terms of time? For cycling at a moderate pace, not trying to push hard or break speed records, just make it to the destination


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:28 am 
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Question for the boreds cycling experts, if I can do 100km in somewhere between 5h30m to 6h on a mountain bike, what difference would a proper road bike make in terms of time? For cycling at a moderate pace, not trying to push hard or break speed records, just make it to the destination


I ride both a fair bit - about 10-15% time reduction for the same kms on the roadie.


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I would think if you can cycle 100km okay on a Mountain Bike you should be able to do it on a road bike in three and a half to four hours.

Then again, I have a mate who is a very accomplished mountain biker and he has really struggled to take to the road bike. He can't cope with the gearing differences and lack of comfort.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:40 am 
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I would think if you can cycle 100km okay on a Mountain Bike you should be able to do it on a road bike in three and a half to four hours.

Then again, I have a mate who is a very accomplished mountain biker and he has really struggled to take to the road bike. He can't cope with the gearing differences and lack of comfort.


That's interesting, I would have thought a road bike would be more comfortable for long distances. Bearing in mind I've never so much as sat on a road bike, what are the other big differences?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:44 am 
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I would think if you can cycle 100km okay on a Mountain Bike you should be able to do it on a road bike in three and a half to four hours.

Then again, I have a mate who is a very accomplished mountain biker and he has really struggled to take to the road bike. He can't cope with the gearing differences and lack of comfort.


That's interesting, I would have thought a road bike would be more comfortable for long distances. Bearing in mind I've never so much as sat on a road bike, what are the other big differences?


The main advantage of the road bike is your position is much more aerodynamic. Lighter wheels help a bit with the acceleration. Don't find overall bike weight makes a lot of difference.

I'd guess position where you're back is almost horizontal can be pretty uncomfortable though.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:31 am 
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ID2 wrote:
Question for the boreds cycling experts, if I can do 100km in somewhere between 5h30m to 6h on a mountain bike, what difference would a proper road bike make in terms of time? For cycling at a moderate pace, not trying to push hard or break speed records, just make it to the destination

When I moved from MTB to road bike 10+ years ago it added ~2mph to my average speed. 16ish mph became 18ish mph for example.


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JM2K6 wrote:
MungoMan wrote:
RuggaBugga wrote:
Mullet 2 wrote:
I have a bigger problem at the moment with grown men who seem to carry school bags everywhere these days.

Work, rugby matches etc.


My work has recently moved everyone to laptops that we're required to take home each day. As such we all got fancy new "schoolbags" to carry them in. Since this I've noticed shitloads of other people with the same brand so I suspect the work ones are mostly laptops becoming more prevalent in the age of increasing mobile access.

Still feel like a twat carting it through town though.

Ditto. Work notebook. Napsack. Walk o' shame.

:blush:


It's just a bag

men caring too much about fashion are to be distrusted


Why? :((


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now this thread has moved onto Manbags, this thread needs some input from Slick :nod:


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now this thread has moved onto Manbags, this thread needs some input from Slick :nod:


That's probably better than me posting a sympathy piece about Harvey Weinstein being harangued into apologising.


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now this thread has moved onto Manbags, this thread needs some input from Slick :nod:


That's probably better than me posting a sympathy piece about Harvey Weinstein being harangued into apologising.


can you actually apologise for Rape ?

it is a bit more serious than insulting Chubsters tbf


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You should apologise for starting this shit thread.


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You should apologise for starting this shit thread.


Sorry.


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On your knees, bitch!


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It was a harrowing moment. At a Momentum event during the Labour Party conference last month, the spectre of misogyny reared its head. Spectres, as we all know, are especially fond of rearing their heads. And misogynistic spectres are the most head-rearing of the lot.

During a light-hearted ‘game show’, a volunteer from the audience was asked to keep score, and to prevent him from obstructing the audience’s view was asked to kneel down. It was at this point that Labour MP Clive Lewis took the opportunity to demean the young man by uttering the phrase ‘get on your knees, bitch’.

The victim appeared to laugh. The audience laughed too. It’s as though everyone present was under the impression that Lewis’s words were no more than a joke, and shouldn’t be taken seriously. Thankfully, numerous politicians who were not actually in attendance have since been able to pass judgement on Lewis without having their interpretation muddied by ‘context’.

‘In what way did Clive Lewis think this was appropriate?’, mused Conservative director of communications Carrie Symonds. Lewis used ‘violent sexual language’ claimed Labour’s Stella Creasy, and was guilty of ‘normalising violence’. ‘Inexplicable. Inexcusable. Dismayed’, tweeted Harriet Harman, so distraught that she was unable even to compose full sentences.

Meanwhile, equalities minister Justine Greening wrote a stern letter to Jeremy Corbyn demanding that he ‘condemn the sexist language of Clive Lewis’ and once and for all ‘tackle misogyny in the Labour Party’. Rebecca Hilsenrath, chief executive of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, called for ‘firm, robust and prompt action on the part of the Labour Party to make clear that there is no place for misogyny in the party’. The Guardian also described Lewis’s words as ‘misogynist’. That his comment was made in jest, and the fact that no women were actually involved in the exchange, has not prevented critics from reaching the only possible conclusion: Lewis clearly hates women.

The shockwaves didn’t end there. Yvette Cooper said there can be ‘no excuse for saying this, whatever context’. Anna Soubry dismissed claims that Lewis’s remark was merely ‘campy humour’ as ‘leftist twaddle’. Mims Davies railed against Lewis’s ‘astoundingly inappropriate language’ and suggested that he be reprogrammed – sorry, retrained – by none other than Jess Phillips, a Labour MP often mistaken for a socialist due to her Brummie accent. For her part, Phillips claimed to be ‘obviously’ appalled, which is even worse than being covertly appalled.

With crass insensitivity, political commentator Aaron Bastani then had the audacity to point out what actually happened, as if the fact of him being present at the event made him any more qualified to discuss it. Bastani is co-founder of Novara Media, and a renowned male, so it was perhaps inevitable that both Creasy and Phillips would retort with accusations of ‘mansplaining’. When Bastani’s female colleague Ash Sarkar gave a similar account, Creasy and Phillips were curiously silent. Can’t think why.

Equally mysterious was why the source of all these complaints was a video posted by conservative blogger Paul Staines, otherwise known as Guido Fawkes. A cynic might conclude that all these Conservatives and Labour centrists had some shared vested interest in attacking Corbynistas like Lewis. A cynic might likewise suspect that by taking Lewis’s joke at face value, these critics are adopting the now commonplace strategy of undermining an opponent’s PC credentials through what is effectively a weaponised form of identity politics. I’m no cynic, so for me this is all purely a matter of coincidence.

Back to the Twitterstorm, which continued to rage in unexpected directions. Journalist and broadcaster Julia Hartley-Brewer, who wasn’t offended by Lewis’s quip, did declare herself to be ‘annoyed’ that Ash Sarkar (who had been hosting the event) can be heard on the Guido Fawkes video saying ‘this is supposed to be a safe space’. Sarkar, you see, had made the mistake of responding to Lewis’s joke with another joke. She should have known better. In this new enlightened era jokes are to be treated as literal statements. To put it another way, jokes no longer exist.

In all this confusion, it’s too easy to forget about the victim: the volunteer from the audience, an actor called Sam Swann, who from henceforth and forevermore will doubtless be known as ‘Clive Lewis’s bitch’. What did he have to say about the horror that he had endured? ‘It was clearly jovial and nothing vicious’, said Swann. ‘The whole event was so brilliant for seeing MPs letting their hair down and f**king around with people who support them. I think Clive Lewis is an absolute legend.’ Clearly, the young man was too traumatised to appreciate the full extent of his ordeal.

Lewis has since issued the obligatory mea culpa. ‘I apologise unreservedly for the language I used at an event in Brighton last month’, he tweeted. ‘It was offensive and unacceptable.’ This appears to have resolved the matter, for as all good comedians know, the very best jokes are invariably followed by statements of repentance.

So what lessons are we to learn from this unpleasant debacle? An event took place in which a joke was made and literally nobody present was offended. So what? It now seems we have every right to feel offended on other people’s behalf, particularly when there is political capital to be accrued. And if you think this is all a lot of fuss about nothing, you should be thoroughly ashamed of yourself.


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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42552884


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Jeremy Hunt today apologised for the Government's mismanagement of the NHS.


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May today apologised for Hunts mismanagement of the NHS.
Yet they were both told time and time again this crisis would occur.


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May today apologised for Hunts mismanagement of the NHS.
Yet they were both told time and time again this crisis would occur.
Weak and wobbly and utterly useless


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May today apologised for Hunts mismanagement of the NHS.
Yet they were both told time and time again this crisis would occur.
Weak and wobbly and utterly useless


Not really harangued though. Worn down by the bleedin' obvious over a long period of time.


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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42552884


Is Toby Young the guy who organised his own bachelor party and nobody showed up?


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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42552884


Is Toby Young the guy who organised his own bachelor party and nobody showed up?


I don't know. He looks like he may have been a woman up until 5 or 6 years ago.


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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42552884


Is Toby Young the guy who organised his own bachelor party and nobody showed up?


I don't know. He looks like he may have been a woman up until 5 or 6 years ago.


I got it a bit wrong almost no one showed up and the guy who organised it was one of the ones who didn't show up, so Toby doesn't believe in friendship anymore.


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