Carlos reacted to ghufar in glasshouse plans
For clarity you wanted a response and here it is.
Just because I own the greenhouses doesn't mean it has ANYTHING to do with my shop business which BTW has supported this community for over 40 years and pumped back into the local economy many millions in salaries and services as well as assisting many local charities with both funds and raffle prizes. Threats of disrupting the business due to a separate personal issue can only lead to a domino effect.
Islesat (as owners of a local business) should realise that I wouldn't stop using their business if he asked more for his house than I felt it was worth because I wanted to use it for a "community project". Have some sense people - this letter just reeks of cutting off your noses to spite your face.
I originally purchased the greenhouse which had not been used for many years due to lack of commercial viabilty with the hope of building eco-friendly housing or even having the option of rebuilding a commercial building to house my furniture and floorcoverings departments if I wanted. David Adamsons have clearly stated that they had no other property to compare the value to and have come back with a figure a third of what I believe I can achieve if I continue down one of my original desired routes in the future. However as I was approached with a community project I was more than willing to just take what it has almost cost me taking into account interest, original price and other costs over the last 5 years. This is not as one commentator states "twice the asking price" and trust him to make it clear that despite having made this my home for over 45 years I'm "an incomer" so that's another reason for my "apparent greed".
As Kavi says the figures of the project without even the purchase price were mind blowing and unfortunately I fear there could have been a swimming pools/mareel saga had it gone ahead anyway. Having said all this I can say that I am saddened that we could not reach a satisfactory resolution.
Hope that some of you can now see things from both sides of the fence...
Carlos got a reaction from Davie P in If you were a councillor...
"Council roads maintenance manager Dave Coupe explained that each set of lights in the town is now so old that manufacturers are unable to supply some replacement parts.
One new set of lights is due to arrive in February, which Coupe said would replace the crossing at Bolts. But to replace all 10 would cost around Â£150,000 and he doesn't have the budget to do that straight away."
Full new install at Bolts and likely some spares scavenged from the old one to try and keep the rest going a bit longer?
Carlos reacted to Scorrie in People stupidly running in the pitch black on the major roads!
If runners choose not to make themselves seen, or decide to run whilst listening to music on headphones, then as far as I'm concerned that is Darwinism at its finest. I just hope they don't take anyone else out with them when a Tulloch truck full of aggregate mashes them into the tarmac.....
Everyone has a role to play in keeping folk safe when they are out and about, agreed. But there's always one dick wandering about in basically night camouflage or driving in fog with no heid lights on, rathers spoils it for everyone then.
That's why the caveat 'always be able to stop in the distance you can see to be clear' covers just about all situations.
I'm more bothered by the attitude of some drivers that appears to be that roads are for cars. Not cyclists, not pedestrians/joggers where there's no pavement and not for horses. Just cars. And everyone else should just stay the hell off the roads so that cars can travel as fast as possible.
Putting my pedant hat on:
The road is for 'road users'. This includes pedestrians where there is no constructed pavement. And 'pedestrian' just means travelling by walking, whether it is on a pavement, on a road or across the Red Sea. It is not a classification of road user that is restricted to using a pavement.
Carlos got a reaction from Scorrie in People stupidly running in the pitch black on the major roads!
At first this sounded a bit worrying to me too, but then I remembered that drivers are required to be able to stop in the distance that they can see is clear, so no worries eh?
Carlos got a reaction from BigMouth in Cyclists
Welsh Active Travel bill passed
The disappointing thought for me is that if we were here 30 years ago, then for Shetland we'd build the new A roads, and keep a lot of the old ones in place running parallel, for single track local access and as through routes for walking and cycling.
Carlos reacted to BigMouth in Cyclists
I ride a bike and always have my lights on. I never wear reflective clothing or a helmet. Cycling is much more likely to do you good than harm through improved health. Do you remember that time that there was a sniper on the roof of the Gilbert Bain and we all had to go around with bulletproof jackets every time we walked around Lerwick? No I didn't think so. It would be silly wouldn't it? We would just tackle the problem; the sniper. Any driver who can't see a cyclist with their lights on needs a trip to Specsavers, conveniently located in the street with excellent prices and service. Any cyclist who rides around without lights on needs a swift talking to by Plod, much the same as the string of drivers I see in their cars with only their sidelights on at night.
My lights are bright and flash and with the visibilty available on roads out of the town people should be able to spot me from way back, giving them time to slow down in the face of oncoming traffic and pass me at a reasonable pace when there is gap in the traffic. I still have cars pass me so close that I could buff their paintwork as they pass. I keep a list of their registration numbers though.
Most drivers I am glad to say give me plenty of room and I really appreciate the effort that you are making. For those that insist on tooting their horn when close to me, please refrain, stop your car and explain what you think I am doing wrong.
Carlos got a reaction from shetlandpeat in Cyclists
if somebody is on the road with no lights, when they should have lights, then they are at fault.
As per my response to the OP, I don't consider that it makes any difference what kind of vehicle they are using, or that it makes much sense to put an individuals behaviour onto everybody else that uses that kind of vehicle too.
As you say, there are poor "road users" of every description and I feel we'd be better off working on those, than trying to drag it into some drivers vs cyclists issue, when 95% of both are doing not so bad.
Peat meanwhile seem determined to bring in every possible meme, that ever appears in any "cycling" discussion, at the earliest opportunity, to ensure all waters are as muddied as possible and everybody stops reading before we get to anything interesting
Carlos got a reaction from CHUCK NORR1S in Cyclists
I'd agree. I ended up cycling on the hard shoulder one day the mist came down a bit, as although I had a yellow vest and lights, I felt my batteries were down and the light was not as bright as it might be. Apparently I was worrying about nothing though, as half of the cars I met had no lights on at all.....
Why do drivers complain about cyclists riding without lights and then not use lights themselves?????
Carlos got a reaction from Kavi Ugl in VHS to DVD Companies
VHS is half or less the resolution of DVD, before you start with anything else.
if you're looking to "change" the quality - brightness/contrast/colour cast changes, then you might be OK, if you are looking to "enhance" it, then it's a bigger job and not likely to give CSI style results....