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by Louise Sinclair
Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: World Disabled Chess Championships, 17-25 October, Dresden
Replies: 22
Views: 2261

Re: World Disabled Chess Championships, 17-25 October, Dresden

:lol: :lol:
Yes I recall hearing about that squealing. I would love to get the detractors and tie a wrist, forcing it down slightly towards the corresponding ankle to see how comfortable they felt with a spinal deformity.
by Louise Sinclair
Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: World Disabled Chess Championships, 17-25 October, Dresden
Replies: 22
Views: 2261

Re: World Disabled Chess Championships, 17-25 October, Dresden

James Plaskett has type 1 Diabetes ( auto immune disease) not type 2 which is endemic these days often due to lifestyle. James visited South Africa where his brother lived and offered to meet and play the top black player. I have a disability which makes chess difficult. I have scoliosis which badly...
by Louise Sinclair
Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Road Cycling
Replies: 76
Views: 9481

Re: Chess and Road Cycling

Interesting article - however gridlock has been made worse with the introduction of bus lanes. Roads were first made passable for the carriage trade in the 18 th century as passengers even then had problems with highway men and accidents resulting from poor road maintenance causing over turned vehic...
by Louise Sinclair
Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Road Cycling
Replies: 76
Views: 9481

Re: Chess and Road Cycling

In reply to some posts Roads tarmacked for cars http://www.theguardian.com/environment/bike-blog/2011/aug/15/cyclists-paved-way-for-roads Then it is a pity the cyclists don't contribute to excise duty and have number plates for identifying them when they cause an accident. Equality on the roads ple...
by Louise Sinclair
Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is chess a matter of understanding or memory?
Replies: 53
Views: 10760

Re: Is chess a matter of understanding or memory?

Killer instinct is worth it's weight in gold whenever a person wants to excell at anything. Luck favours the player who keeps confident and retains an open mind when examining a position.
Louise
by Louise Sinclair
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 93190

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

At this rate all players should be allocated stretchy form fitting body stockings to prevent any forbidden electronic device being concealed on their person.
Louise
by Louise Sinclair
Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Road Cycling
Replies: 76
Views: 9481

Re: Chess and Road Cycling

Dave Ewart wrote:Hah, we'll clearly have to agree to disagree on all this: however, that is indeed quite a funny little paragraph :-)
Dave
If I spot you I shall try not to melt your tyres in my frenzy :D
Pleased to amuse you.
by Louise Sinclair
Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Road Cycling
Replies: 76
Views: 9481

Re: Chess and Road Cycling

I have a confession to make. I am a serial killer. I have murdered numerous cyclists during my life. I am the sole reason for the road blockages yesterday. The Tour de France passed by our road and my husband colluded with the authorities to block the streets to ensure the competitors were saved fro...
by Louise Sinclair
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Road Cycling
Replies: 76
Views: 9481

Re: Chess and Road Cycling

Bill Porter wrote:Change' Cyclists' to any religious or ethnic minority and it's easy to see what Gary and Louise are doing here.
I think you must have been be suffering from too much sun. I haven't a clue what you are talking about.
Louise
by Louise Sinclair
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Road Cycling
Replies: 76
Views: 9481

Re: Chess and Road Cycling

Michael
I am glad you enjoy some humour. I feel full of remorse for my unseemly laughter :D
Louise
by Louise Sinclair
Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Women at chess clubs
Replies: 20
Views: 3199

Re: Women at chess clubs

Francis That would be pleasant but not always feasable. In my case I had the club champion kindly taking an interest - Harry Wolverton was an old school gentleman and always decent to new untried members. All clubs really need is a couple of decent established members who are happy to put new people...
by Louise Sinclair
Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Road Cycling
Replies: 76
Views: 9481

Re: Chess and Road Cycling

Vehicle Excise Duty is a tax. Excise levied on diesel and petrol is tax. This is paid for by road users who buy fuel. Excise Duty is raised to pay for roads - cyclists do not pay any Vehicle Excise Duty. Are you claiming that because you have to spend more to drive a car than to ride a bike, that t...
by Louise Sinclair
Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Road Cycling
Replies: 76
Views: 9481

Re: Chess and Road Cycling

Cyclists claim environmental credentials. They discount the cost to the environment of manufacturing bicycles. Especially the rubber components and glue. [...] Tax levied on motorists for the maintenance of the roads is not applied to cyclists but they don't seem to object to partaking of the large...
by Louise Sinclair
Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Road Cycling
Replies: 76
Views: 9481

Re: Chess and Road Cycling

The point is not, of course, whether the proportion of cyclists who ride badly is greater than the proportion of motorists who drive badly, or whether one group is a greater danger than the other. it's that it's not OK to express hatred of people as a group, or wish violence on them, or exult in th...
by Louise Sinclair
Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Road Cycling
Replies: 76
Views: 9481

Re: Chess and Road Cycling

Cyclists claim environmental credentials. They discount the cost to the environment of manufacturing bicycles. Especially the rubber components and glue. The only truly environmentally friendly methods of travel involve camels , horses or shanks pony. Do the cyclists who proudly claim the moral high...