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  • ProssPross Posts: 25,468
    rjsterry said:

    Pross said:

    The increased popularity of cycling in the last 15 years has been a bad thing.

    You think it's bad in South Wales? Think what it's going to be like in London when people have to go back to work and don't want to use public transport.
    I used to get far less abuse off impatient drivers when it wasn't popular and I can see why when I observe some of the riding ability. Around here it's the groups and 'clubs' (a new one seems to spring up every week where a group of equally incompetent cyclists get together and buy some matching kit) that are the big issue as they have no idea how to ride properly in a group. They end up with one in the gutter, another near the centre line and 5 or 10m gaps between wheels and some of the riding styles are so ugly it makes me want to scream!
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,037
    shortfall said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    shortfall said:

    No idea what Chubby and Bernard are. Sounds like it's a view that will be unpopular around here

    Comedians very much "of their time" and controversial even in the 70s and 80s but both blessed with brilliant comic timing and delivery.
    The Macc Lads were a punk band that were pretty much delivered the same style of humour but to music.
    I'll add Kevin Bloody Wilson to the list of performers I think are great.
    Well thats because you're and absolute c... 😉
    Well I have been to Canada :smiley:
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  • ProssPross Posts: 25,468
    Las Vegas is a horrible place to visit and should be avoided at all cost.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,790
    Pross said:

    Las Vegas is a horrible place to visit and should be avoided at all cost.

    Not an unpopular opinion.
    LV is an absolute censored -hole.
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 5,449

    Pross said:

    Las Vegas is a horrible place to visit and should be avoided at all cost.

    Not an unpopular opinion.
    LV is an absolute censored -hole.
    Yes but it is staggering in its awfulness and worth seeing for that reason alone.
  • I think Trump will win a second term in November
  • shortfallshortfall Posts: 2,968
    Mike Tyson isnt even in the top ten heavyweights of all time let alone the top ten boxers.
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 3,387
    Nibali's descending skills are seriously over rated.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,861
    Trumps still alive.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • ProssPross Posts: 25,468

    Pross said:

    Las Vegas is a horrible place to visit and should be avoided at all cost.

    Not an unpopular opinion.
    LV is an absolute censored -hole.
    Everyone else I've met who has been there raves about it. I had two days and a night there in '94 and hated it. Wasted 2 days when I could have been sunbathing by the pool in LA.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,204
    edited July 2020
    Plan B could have been sunbathing by the pool in LV.
    On topic, unpopular opinions - sunbathing is a waste of time.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 6,335
    edited July 2020
    Brian Cox is a liar, astronomy and associated theoretical science isn't "cool" or "mind blowing" it's boring as ****. I'm willing to concede it *may* serve some purpose - god knows what - but don't try and make it entertainment .
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,861
    The world is flat like the economy.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 7,564
    Manc33 was correct in all his pronouncements.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,790
    Road cycle racing is dull, dull, dull.
    Add to that, long distance running such as a marathon, 1000m or 5000m. Only interesting bit is last 100m or so.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,037
    Lefties blame their lack of success and their dissatisfaction with life on 'the system' and the government, because it's easier than blaming their own lack of ability/hard work/foresight/luck.
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,861
    SDP blame everyone except themselves for a poor record, instead of looking at their hairbrained idea's. Nearly as unpopular with the older generation as Greta Thunberg. Although some of GT,s idea's do make sense, she's still a petulant brat.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • tangled_metaltangled_metal Posts: 4,015
    Reduced fat cheese is not cheese it's barely edible plastic.

    Most reduced fat food products are artificial and not fit for human consumption.

    Cycling is meant to be fun but hard work. So why do people use turbos?
  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 6,335

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    Cycling is meant to be fun but hard work. So why do people use turbos?

    Deferred pleasure

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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,861
    Gluten free bread, according to the OH.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,710 Lives Here
    Potatoes and bread are overrated.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,204

    Reduced fat cheese is not cheese it's barely edible plastic.

    Most reduced fat food products are artificial and not fit for human consumption.

    Cycling is meant to be fun but hard work. So why do people use turbos?

    I doubt that these are unpopular opinions.
    Related observations. Low fat products have increased sugar. Low sugar products have increased fats. Those that don't simply have lower quantities of product.
    i.e. low fat crisps are 28g when the standard crisps are 35g.

    Unpopular opinion. Healthy junk food is an oxymoron.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 11,843
    Right wingers attribute their success to hard work and skill, and never to luck. Any failures are attributed to bad luck.
  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,481
    pblakeney said:

    Reduced fat cheese is not cheese it's barely edible plastic.

    Most reduced fat food products are artificial and not fit for human consumption.

    Cycling is meant to be fun but hard work. So why do people use turbos?

    I doubt that these are unpopular opinions.
    Related observations. Low fat products have increased sugar. Low sugar products have increased fats. Those that don't simply have lower quantities of product.
    i.e. low fat crisps are 28g when the standard crisps are 35g.

    Unpopular opinion. Healthy junk food is an oxymoron.
    Didn't someone start a thread a while back looking for a low calorie energy drink?

    That was fun.
  • slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,498
    Pross said:

    Around here it's the groups and 'clubs' (a new one seems to spring up every week where a group of equally incompetent cyclists get together and buy some matching kit) that are the big issue as they have no idea how to ride properly in a group. They end up with one in the gutter, another near the centre line and 5 or 10m gaps between wheels and some of the riding styles are so ugly it makes me want to scream!

    These new clubs seem to end up doing club rides as sportives - every rider for themselves and little to no sense of group riding - when mentioned that - they decide that so they don't annoy drivers, they'll single out whenever there's a vehicle behind them .... :s
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,710 Lives Here
    Am all on board with the “cycling (as a sport) is far too popular” take.
  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,481
    All arguments about politically correct terminology (eg colored v black, BAME, LGBTetc) are pointless and self defeating.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,790
    pblakeney said:

    Plan B could have been sunbathing by the pool in LV.
    On topic, unpopular opinions - sunbathing is a waste of time.

    Have to agree re sunbathing- waste of time and as boring as...
    Can't understand why people pay good money to go on holiday to just lie on a concrete patch next to a puddle of a pool.
    The beach - I hate the beach as well. All that sand sticking to your skin just feels dirty.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,037

    Right wingers attribute their success to hard work and skill, and never to luck. Any failures are attributed to bad luck.

    That won't be too unpopular here.
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  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,790
    What's a right winger? :confused:,
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