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It's the truth. https://media.giphy.com/media/JO94KEXmcSG1GsLIlJ/giphy.gif

5 days, 22 hours in After Hours by Better Than Christ 173 Replies 2,081 Views 5 Thanks

Abortion in Ireland: 2 years on

It certainly is, but it isn't relevant to this topic. Yours is exactly the kind of histrionic language that saw the No side lose so badly. If they'd toned it down a bit and found some sensible spokespeople, they might have stood half a chance

6 days, 23 hours in Current Affairs/IMHO by Better Than Christ 892 Replies 26,465 Views 15 Thanks

Abortion in Ireland: 2 years on

No, we were told that other people's bodies are none of our business. Thankfully enough people listened

1 week in Current Affairs/IMHO by Better Than Christ 892 Replies 21,934 Views 17 Thanks

Have you ever been on a tacky holiday

No, I would've absolutely hated it. Even when I was in my late teens, a book and a cup of tea was more my... cup of tea. I can't explain it, but I become extremely depressed in situations like that. I avoid noisy pubs for similar reasons. It's a very alienating experience, being surrounded by people

1 week in After Hours by Better Than Christ 151 Replies 16,384 Views 38 Thanks

Abortion in Ireland: 2 years on

I remember all the tone policing that happened during the referendum. Mainly from 'sensible' pro-choice men like the late Noel Whelan telling young women that using angry language while talking about the state's denial of their bodily autonomy risked losing them the support of moderates. If anyone c

1 week in Current Affairs/IMHO by Better Than Christ 892 Replies 15,075 Views 2 Thanks

Do you sleep in the nip?

I think I'd sooner sleep naked than in pyjamas. I mean, imagine if the house went on fire and I ended up having to run around outside in pyjamas

1 week in After Hours by Better Than Christ 81 Replies 5,050 Views 2 Thanks

Cycling on paths and other cycling issues (updated title)

They're arguably even worse in this country. This one on Leopardstown Rd in Dublin always strikes me as being particularly unusable

1 week in Commuting & Transport by Better Than Christ 2,476 Replies 48,759 Views 4 Thanks

Cycling on paths and other cycling issues (updated title)

I think it's also fair to say that the vast majority don't use bus lanes when there's a cycle lane (albeit usually a very poor one) provided. Or at least they move aside as soon as they can when there's a bus behind them. The only ones I've ever had problems with are the male ones who dress like the

1 week in Commuting & Transport by Better Than Christ 2,476 Replies 48,292 Views 1 Thank

Cycling on paths and other cycling issues (updated title)

I would've thought losing momentum and having to start all over again was annoying. That's why, on roads where there is no bus or cycle lane, I tend to stay behind the cyclist, regardless of whether or not there is an opportunity to safely overtake. This road (along with its state-of-the-art cycle l

1 week in Commuting & Transport by Better Than Christ 2,476 Replies 48,292 Views

Cycling on paths and other cycling issues (updated title)

It's irrelevant because I don't do it. Here's what I do when I get stuck behind a bike on a road like the Stillorgan dual carriageway and it's possible to safely overtake - I indicate, fully change lanes when it's safe to do so, and when I've cleared the obstacle, I indicate again and pull back in

1 week in Commuting & Transport by Better Than Christ 2,476 Replies 48,292 Views 1 Thank

Cycling on paths and other cycling issues (updated title)

I'm talking about stretches of road like this, where there is a cycle lane and also a bus lane. I never said anything about coming to an immediate stop

1 week in Commuting & Transport by Better Than Christ 2,476 Replies 48,134 Views

Cycling on paths and other cycling issues (updated title)

Once I'm back in the bus lane, having safely cleared the obstruction, it is perfectly legal to pull in at the next bus stop. Just like it's perfectly legal to cycle in a bus lane. :)

1 week in Commuting & Transport by Better Than Christ 2,476 Replies 48,134 Views

Cycling on paths and other cycling issues (updated title)

I'm not purposely obstructing them; I'm just doing my job, and not showing them the added courtesy that I show towards the majority of cyclists (i.e. the ones who don't feel the need to use bus lanes). You mean don't overtake a cyclist, full-stop? Because there's always a bus stop within a few h

1 week in Commuting & Transport by Better Than Christ 2,476 Replies 48,439 Views 2 Thanks

Cycling on paths and other cycling issues (updated title)

And I'm legally entitled (contractually obliged, tbh) to stop at bus stops - even if I've just overtaken a cyclist who has chosen to use the bus lane. Some cyclists on here seem to have issues with that. Is there a course they could do to resolve those issues?

1 week in Commuting & Transport by Better Than Christ 2,476 Replies 48,385 Views 1 Thank

Cycling on paths and other cycling issues (updated title)

And I 'sort it' by overtaking them when it's safe to do so. Ideally, I'd like bus lanes to be for buses only - not for the guards to park in when it suits them, not for people to park in while they change a tyre or exchange details after a bump, not for delivery drivers, not for taxis and not for cy

1 week in Commuting & Transport by Better Than Christ 2,476 Replies 48,385 Views 1 Thank