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I know a couple of cyclists who now have recording devices on the rear of their bikes, not sure it's doing them any good (mentally anyway) as it's bringing home how vulnerable we really are and how much some motorists don't give a f**k. Some young fellas with the R plates reported to the cops within the first week of use.

As mentioned earlier by someone else phone use whilst driving is really scary. The amount of people doing it is ridiculous.

General discussion / Re: Biggest Sh*t Stirrers
« on: June 18, 2018, 11:46:44 PM »
He was the sole dissenting voice in the Irish media during the Rugby World Cup bid and did great work exposing it for the sham, built on false claims and figures, that it was. How much he knows about the game of rugby or Joey Carbery is completely irrelevant to that.
I didn't follow the process but that he adopted that approach wouldn't surprise me, as it would create a bit of a kerfuffle and raise his profile. Of course, maybe he just believed it.

General discussion / Re: Biggest Sh*t Stirrers
« on: June 18, 2018, 11:43:50 PM »
I've never seen a more precious Journo than McKenna, any criticism he gets generates some hysteric reactions. He's Kimmage lite, clearly wants to be a Doping exposer but doesn't have the background knowledge of someone who really knows their onions.

General discussion / Re: Cycling
« on: June 17, 2018, 09:09:21 PM »
Eddie Dunbar is having some year of it, some of the big boys will be taking note.

Yeah, I was wondering where the Paedophile thing had sprung from. It's a shitty enough situation without throwing more fuel on the fire.

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulsters perspective on coaching
« on: June 12, 2018, 04:19:33 PM »
Donegal have been great to watch since Bonner has come in, so credit where it's due and don't lump them in with the other turgid shite.

General discussion / Re: Cycling
« on: June 11, 2018, 10:11:47 PM »
I've had both bikes as well, as I said the R872 is definitely racier, but if you've no issues with a bad back it would be an easy choice imo - because the R872 is just a much better bike.

General discussion / Re: Cycling
« on: June 10, 2018, 07:55:59 AM »
Thanks lads.
I was also looking at the Ribble bikes from the UK. Seem like serious value for what you get spec wise.
Ribble R872 is a serious bike. Fantastic value bike that you could easily race. Had one a few years back and still hankering after it, will likely get one again at some point.

General discussion / Re: Fitness Holiday
« on: June 06, 2018, 05:17:09 PM »
Squad of us went to Tenerife in January for a cycling trip and it really opened my eyes to what a holiday could and should be, fantastic mix of socialising and training. One of my best ever holidays.

The money is the huge issue, not to belittle The Driver's situation but club fallouts could fill Local and National papers on a weekly basis year round.

Could be PK's new cause celebre. He's turned Turk a bit after calling out the Dubs for cheating and be rounded on by all & sundry.

General discussion / Re: Time for a post-catholic Ireland
« on: June 02, 2018, 04:57:31 PM »
Good point about Home Rule, if it had've been implemented on an All Ireland basis as originally intended it could have been a real game changer.

Still think my point stands tho, whereas the OP refers to a post-catholic Ireland it could quite easily be framed as the need to be a 'post 1916 influenced Ireland', the Rising and all that followed gave ROI the culture that the RCC exponentially increased (and subsequently abused) it's power in. Huge swathes of that culture are being unpicked, I just think it's much bigger than an RCC issue as the OP would suggest.

General discussion / Re: Time for a post-catholic Ireland
« on: June 02, 2018, 04:18:28 PM »
Returning to the OP & the idea of 'A post Catholic Ireland'. It actually makes me think more about the influence of 1916 and it as a factor in the direction & influence on modern Ireland more so than the RCC. While the RCC was obviously a huge factor in Irish life before it, it ultimately was a huge beneficiary of the Rising. Without 1916 Ireland, unfettered by the Constitutionally guaranteed influence of the RCC, may have developed as a more Liberal nation in line with the rest of the UK/Europe.

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