Two wheeled tourism firm sets up Helston motorcycle tours

Two wheeled tourism firm sets up Helston motorcycle tours

Two wheeled tourism firm sets up Helston motorcycle tours

First published in News

A new two-wheeled initiative has rolled into town in order to promote tourism in Helston.

Mercury Motorcycle Hire Ltd was opened officially by mayor Mike Thomas, who cutting the ribbon surrounded by a number of established local bikers and spectators.

In line with the celebratory atmosphere, the mayor then posed for photos sitting on one of the new bikes.

Mercury Hire is the initiative of Helston family Scott and Marianna Flint, in an effort to bring a new opportunity for the town to promote tourism within and across the county.

It gives people the chance to hire out a motorbike and explore the area.

The new centre, which is located in Unit 4 Tyacke Place, off Tyacke Road, also offers a variety of clothing, accessories and parts.

Mr Thomas identified this new initiative as “welcome evidence of commercial investment that could only be positive for Helston, and indeed, the wider community in general.”

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8:28am Tue 22 Jul 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

I think its a stupid idea, if people are not in practice with riding one then they'll more likely have an accident and if they are in practice then they would have their own. If they came down by camper van or something then why would they leave the rest of the family and go off on a motorbike. Anyone not used to our roads and lanes is probably an accident waiting to happen. A fleet of open top tourist buses would be better.
I think its a stupid idea, if people are not in practice with riding one then they'll more likely have an accident and if they are in practice then they would have their own. If they came down by camper van or something then why would they leave the rest of the family and go off on a motorbike. Anyone not used to our roads and lanes is probably an accident waiting to happen. A fleet of open top tourist buses would be better. Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 34

8:34am Tue 22 Jul 14

meerkats says...

Helston fly on the wall wrote:
I think its a stupid idea, if people are not in practice with riding one then they'll more likely have an accident and if they are in practice then they would have their own. If they came down by camper van or something then why would they leave the rest of the family and go off on a motorbike. Anyone not used to our roads and lanes is probably an accident waiting to happen. A fleet of open top tourist buses would be better.
A good comment ,it does seem an odd business to set up and dont think it will do much to promote tourism.
[quote][p][bold]Helston fly on the wall[/bold] wrote: I think its a stupid idea, if people are not in practice with riding one then they'll more likely have an accident and if they are in practice then they would have their own. If they came down by camper van or something then why would they leave the rest of the family and go off on a motorbike. Anyone not used to our roads and lanes is probably an accident waiting to happen. A fleet of open top tourist buses would be better.[/p][/quote]A good comment ,it does seem an odd business to set up and dont think it will do much to promote tourism. meerkats
  • Score: 33

11:07am Tue 22 Jul 14

Pendennisracer says...

Typical narrow minded responses above, probably neither of you have ridden a bike. People ride bike for various reasons but the word enjoyment will be in anyones response when asked.

Don't forget, these are full size bikes so you will need to have a bike licence to ride them, not moped hire you see at holiday islands.

The target market isn't going to be a bored dad on holiday with a family but a couple who have travelled to the area by car or camper, who have a motorbike at home but for luggage/convenience have used alternative transport to get to the area. A day or 2 exploring Cornwall on 2 wheels whilst you are here sounds great.

Also there's people who will visit friends in the area who have bikes, hiring another bike to join friends for a ride out to be shown the area.

Another area is coporate, someone in the area for work, what a nice way to spend a few evenings visiting places we have - probably better in an evening rather than Sunday when the idots are out for a drive.

Appreciate this isn't going to be a mega business but good luck to the owners.
Typical narrow minded responses above, probably neither of you have ridden a bike. People ride bike for various reasons but the word enjoyment will be in anyones response when asked. Don't forget, these are full size bikes so you will need to have a bike licence to ride them, not moped hire you see at holiday islands. The target market isn't going to be a bored dad on holiday with a family but a couple who have travelled to the area by car or camper, who have a motorbike at home but for luggage/convenience have used alternative transport to get to the area. A day or 2 exploring Cornwall on 2 wheels whilst you are here sounds great. Also there's people who will visit friends in the area who have bikes, hiring another bike to join friends for a ride out to be shown the area. Another area is coporate, someone in the area for work, what a nice way to spend a few evenings visiting places we have - probably better in an evening rather than Sunday when the idots are out for a drive. Appreciate this isn't going to be a mega business but good luck to the owners. Pendennisracer
  • Score: -32

12:15pm Tue 22 Jul 14

DCI Jen says...

Pendennisracer wrote:
Typical narrow minded responses above, probably neither of you have ridden a bike. People ride bike for various reasons but the word enjoyment will be in anyones response when asked.

Don't forget, these are full size bikes so you will need to have a bike licence to ride them, not moped hire you see at holiday islands.

The target market isn't going to be a bored dad on holiday with a family but a couple who have travelled to the area by car or camper, who have a motorbike at home but for luggage/convenience have used alternative transport to get to the area. A day or 2 exploring Cornwall on 2 wheels whilst you are here sounds great.

Also there's people who will visit friends in the area who have bikes, hiring another bike to join friends for a ride out to be shown the area.

Another area is coporate, someone in the area for work, what a nice way to spend a few evenings visiting places we have - probably better in an evening rather than Sunday when the idots are out for a drive.

Appreciate this isn't going to be a mega business but good luck to the owners.
It doesn't make Helston fly on the wall and meerkats narrow minded just because they hold a different opinion from you. I don't care either way but I can imagine it will put some other tourists off visiting some quiet villages or tourist attractions if they are swarming with noisy motorbikes. Lets just hope the people that hire them are not the ones that tailgate cars, break the speed limits and cut in front and fill up a cars breaking distance gap.
[quote][p][bold]Pendennisracer[/bold] wrote: Typical narrow minded responses above, probably neither of you have ridden a bike. People ride bike for various reasons but the word enjoyment will be in anyones response when asked. Don't forget, these are full size bikes so you will need to have a bike licence to ride them, not moped hire you see at holiday islands. The target market isn't going to be a bored dad on holiday with a family but a couple who have travelled to the area by car or camper, who have a motorbike at home but for luggage/convenience have used alternative transport to get to the area. A day or 2 exploring Cornwall on 2 wheels whilst you are here sounds great. Also there's people who will visit friends in the area who have bikes, hiring another bike to join friends for a ride out to be shown the area. Another area is coporate, someone in the area for work, what a nice way to spend a few evenings visiting places we have - probably better in an evening rather than Sunday when the idots are out for a drive. Appreciate this isn't going to be a mega business but good luck to the owners.[/p][/quote]It doesn't make Helston fly on the wall and meerkats narrow minded just because they hold a different opinion from you. I don't care either way but I can imagine it will put some other tourists off visiting some quiet villages or tourist attractions if they are swarming with noisy motorbikes. Lets just hope the people that hire them are not the ones that tailgate cars, break the speed limits and cut in front and fill up a cars breaking distance gap. DCI Jen
  • Score: 39

1:03pm Tue 22 Jul 14

ronedgcumbe says...

What a great idea. Should enhanse many people's holidays.
Good luck to you. Great to see investment in the town.
What a great idea. Should enhanse many people's holidays. Good luck to you. Great to see investment in the town. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: -44

1:39pm Tue 22 Jul 14

meerkats says...

Pendennisracer wrote:
Typical narrow minded responses above, probably neither of you have ridden a bike. People ride bike for various reasons but the word enjoyment will be in anyones response when asked.

Don't forget, these are full size bikes so you will need to have a bike licence to ride them, not moped hire you see at holiday islands.

The target market isn't going to be a bored dad on holiday with a family but a couple who have travelled to the area by car or camper, who have a motorbike at home but for luggage/convenience have used alternative transport to get to the area. A day or 2 exploring Cornwall on 2 wheels whilst you are here sounds great.

Also there's people who will visit friends in the area who have bikes, hiring another bike to join friends for a ride out to be shown the area.

Another area is coporate, someone in the area for work, what a nice way to spend a few evenings visiting places we have - probably better in an evening rather than Sunday when the idots are out for a drive.

Appreciate this isn't going to be a mega business but good luck to the owners.
i am not narrow minded and used to ride a moped , and my husband used to have a motorbike and i rode pillion for many years and yes i did enjoy it thankyou very much.
[quote][p][bold]Pendennisracer[/bold] wrote: Typical narrow minded responses above, probably neither of you have ridden a bike. People ride bike for various reasons but the word enjoyment will be in anyones response when asked. Don't forget, these are full size bikes so you will need to have a bike licence to ride them, not moped hire you see at holiday islands. The target market isn't going to be a bored dad on holiday with a family but a couple who have travelled to the area by car or camper, who have a motorbike at home but for luggage/convenience have used alternative transport to get to the area. A day or 2 exploring Cornwall on 2 wheels whilst you are here sounds great. Also there's people who will visit friends in the area who have bikes, hiring another bike to join friends for a ride out to be shown the area. Another area is coporate, someone in the area for work, what a nice way to spend a few evenings visiting places we have - probably better in an evening rather than Sunday when the idots are out for a drive. Appreciate this isn't going to be a mega business but good luck to the owners.[/p][/quote]i am not narrow minded and used to ride a moped , and my husband used to have a motorbike and i rode pillion for many years and yes i did enjoy it thankyou very much. meerkats
  • Score: 29

3:02pm Tue 22 Jul 14

ronedgcumbe says...

There always seems to be negativity whenever a new business opens in Helston.
Just heard some news today that something that could totally transform the town centre is very much on the cards. No doubt there will be negative remarks about that.
I think it is great that people are prepared to invest in the town.
There always seems to be negativity whenever a new business opens in Helston. Just heard some news today that something that could totally transform the town centre is very much on the cards. No doubt there will be negative remarks about that. I think it is great that people are prepared to invest in the town. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: -43

3:10pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Helston John says...

I think the business is a good idea, but I don't think you're in a position to accuse others of negativity Ron, you're the most negative person in Helston I think and the majority of Town Cllrs would probably agree with me I think. Such hypocrisy.
I think the business is a good idea, but I don't think you're in a position to accuse others of negativity Ron, you're the most negative person in Helston I think and the majority of Town Cllrs would probably agree with me I think. Such hypocrisy. Helston John
  • Score: 39

3:41pm Tue 22 Jul 14

meerkats says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
There always seems to be negativity whenever a new business opens in Helston.
Just heard some news today that something that could totally transform the town centre is very much on the cards. No doubt there will be negative remarks about that.
I think it is great that people are prepared to invest in the town.
you have made many negative comments in the past about Helston ,HBIP, and the TC to name but a few so to accuse others of being negative is unfair. Why the big secret as to what youve heard ? , there are always rumours around about businesses wanting to come into town.
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: There always seems to be negativity whenever a new business opens in Helston. Just heard some news today that something that could totally transform the town centre is very much on the cards. No doubt there will be negative remarks about that. I think it is great that people are prepared to invest in the town.[/p][/quote]you have made many negative comments in the past about Helston ,HBIP, and the TC to name but a few so to accuse others of being negative is unfair. Why the big secret as to what youve heard ? , there are always rumours around about businesses wanting to come into town. meerkats
  • Score: 34

3:41pm Tue 22 Jul 14

meerkats says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
There always seems to be negativity whenever a new business opens in Helston.
Just heard some news today that something that could totally transform the town centre is very much on the cards. No doubt there will be negative remarks about that.
I think it is great that people are prepared to invest in the town.
you have made many negative comments in the past about Helston ,HBIP, and the TC to name but a few so to accuse others of being negative is unfair. Why the big secret as to what youve heard ? , there are always rumours around about businesses wanting to come into town.
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: There always seems to be negativity whenever a new business opens in Helston. Just heard some news today that something that could totally transform the town centre is very much on the cards. No doubt there will be negative remarks about that. I think it is great that people are prepared to invest in the town.[/p][/quote]you have made many negative comments in the past about Helston ,HBIP, and the TC to name but a few so to accuse others of being negative is unfair. Why the big secret as to what youve heard ? , there are always rumours around about businesses wanting to come into town. meerkats
  • Score: 36

7:55pm Tue 22 Jul 14

ronedgcumbe says...

meerkats wrote:
ronedgcumbe wrote:
There always seems to be negativity whenever a new business opens in Helston.
Just heard some news today that something that could totally transform the town centre is very much on the cards. No doubt there will be negative remarks about that.
I think it is great that people are prepared to invest in the town.
you have made many negative comments in the past about Helston ,HBIP, and the TC to name but a few so to accuse others of being negative is unfair. Why the big secret as to what youve heard ? , there are always rumours around about businesses wanting to come into town.
I have never made negative comments about Helston. That's a ridiculous accusation. It's the town I love and wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
I believe it's more than rumours but as I was told in confidence I cannot say more except that if it comes about it would be great news.
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: There always seems to be negativity whenever a new business opens in Helston. Just heard some news today that something that could totally transform the town centre is very much on the cards. No doubt there will be negative remarks about that. I think it is great that people are prepared to invest in the town.[/p][/quote]you have made many negative comments in the past about Helston ,HBIP, and the TC to name but a few so to accuse others of being negative is unfair. Why the big secret as to what youve heard ? , there are always rumours around about businesses wanting to come into town.[/p][/quote]I have never made negative comments about Helston. That's a ridiculous accusation. It's the town I love and wouldn't want to live anywhere else. I believe it's more than rumours but as I was told in confidence I cannot say more except that if it comes about it would be great news. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: -40

8:01pm Tue 22 Jul 14

meerkats says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
meerkats wrote:
ronedgcumbe wrote:
There always seems to be negativity whenever a new business opens in Helston.
Just heard some news today that something that could totally transform the town centre is very much on the cards. No doubt there will be negative remarks about that.
I think it is great that people are prepared to invest in the town.
you have made many negative comments in the past about Helston ,HBIP, and the TC to name but a few so to accuse others of being negative is unfair. Why the big secret as to what youve heard ? , there are always rumours around about businesses wanting to come into town.
I have never made negative comments about Helston. That's a ridiculous accusation. It's the town I love and wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
I believe it's more than rumours but as I was told in confidence I cannot say more except that if it comes about it would be great news.
have to watch this space as the saying goes.
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: There always seems to be negativity whenever a new business opens in Helston. Just heard some news today that something that could totally transform the town centre is very much on the cards. No doubt there will be negative remarks about that. I think it is great that people are prepared to invest in the town.[/p][/quote]you have made many negative comments in the past about Helston ,HBIP, and the TC to name but a few so to accuse others of being negative is unfair. Why the big secret as to what youve heard ? , there are always rumours around about businesses wanting to come into town.[/p][/quote]I have never made negative comments about Helston. That's a ridiculous accusation. It's the town I love and wouldn't want to live anywhere else. I believe it's more than rumours but as I was told in confidence I cannot say more except that if it comes about it would be great news.[/p][/quote]have to watch this space as the saying goes. meerkats
  • Score: 7

8:07pm Tue 22 Jul 14

ronedgcumbe says...

I have been critical of the town council and hbip but not negative.
But let's not forget that most of the 106 money has been wasted and council charges have increased enormously suposably for extra responsibilities like public toilet that will probably have to close anyway.
I have been critical of the town council and hbip but not negative. But let's not forget that most of the 106 money has been wasted and council charges have increased enormously suposably for extra responsibilities like public toilet that will probably have to close anyway. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: -45

8:40am Wed 23 Jul 14

telstar1962 says...

Typical reaction from those sitting at their computers criticizing this initiative.

Ask yourselves: what business or initiative am I involved in, or have set up, in order to assist Helston and the surrounding area ?
Typical reaction from those sitting at their computers criticizing this initiative. Ask yourselves: what business or initiative am I involved in, or have set up, in order to assist Helston and the surrounding area ? telstar1962
  • Score: -31

8:58am Wed 23 Jul 14

ronedgcumbe says...

Well said Telstar.
Over the years it has been Helston biggest problem.
Those willing to invest in Helston should be supported and applauded.
Well said Telstar. Over the years it has been Helston biggest problem. Those willing to invest in Helston should be supported and applauded. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: -43

12:49pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Helston John says...

Talk about self righteous mixed with hypocrisy. Telstar has no idea what any of the commenters on here do for a living or for community involvement within or outside Helston. As for Ron, the BIP and TC have been trying to improve Helston so for him to say he criticises them both but is not negative is claptrap. Hark at his negativity now about the toilets, Trengrouse Way is about to reopen. As usual Ron hasn't a clue what he's talking about I think. And for him to say the section 106 money has been wasted IS NEGATIVE. It has NOT been wasted.
Talk about self righteous mixed with hypocrisy. Telstar has no idea what any of the commenters on here do for a living or for community involvement within or outside Helston. As for Ron, the BIP and TC have been trying to improve Helston so for him to say he criticises them both but is not negative is claptrap. Hark at his negativity now about the toilets, Trengrouse Way is about to reopen. As usual Ron hasn't a clue what he's talking about I think. And for him to say the section 106 money has been wasted IS NEGATIVE. It has NOT been wasted. Helston John
  • Score: 45

1:03pm Wed 23 Jul 14

meerkats says...

telstar1962 wrote:
Typical reaction from those sitting at their computers criticizing this initiative.

Ask yourselves: what business or initiative am I involved in, or have set up, in order to assist Helston and the surrounding area ?
just for your information i do work in retail in Helston but i dont own the business
[quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: Typical reaction from those sitting at their computers criticizing this initiative. Ask yourselves: what business or initiative am I involved in, or have set up, in order to assist Helston and the surrounding area ?[/p][/quote]just for your information i do work in retail in Helston but i dont own the business meerkats
  • Score: 39

1:04pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Helston John says...

And who did all the negativity come from about Cllr Wallis who works hard for Helston too, in the past, no not meerkats or Gill but yes Ron Edgcumbe and Telstar with little digs. All these Cllrs work for Helston but I don't see Ron backing the Council or the BIP all he ever does is show negativity about their efforts. So for him to preach to others now is plain ludicrous.
And who did all the negativity come from about Cllr Wallis who works hard for Helston too, in the past, no not meerkats or Gill but yes Ron Edgcumbe and Telstar with little digs. All these Cllrs work for Helston but I don't see Ron backing the Council or the BIP all he ever does is show negativity about their efforts. So for him to preach to others now is plain ludicrous. Helston John
  • Score: 44

1:17pm Wed 23 Jul 14

telstar1962 says...

Since I am considered to be ignorant, and so that everyone can be enlightened, please tell us what you all do for a living or what initiatives you are involved in for the community in Helston or further afield. That's just for the sake of openness and transparency etc etc

I applaud the initiative shown by the motor-cycle entrepreneur. That's what business is about. But who knows whether it will be a success or not. I certainly will not criticize his effort

With the businesses I have been involved in, research has always been carried out first to see if there is the perceived demand, and if you are willing to provide an above average service, then success should follow
Since I am considered to be ignorant, and so that everyone can be enlightened, please tell us what you all do for a living or what initiatives you are involved in for the community in Helston or further afield. That's just for the sake of openness and transparency etc etc I applaud the initiative shown by the motor-cycle entrepreneur. That's what business is about. But who knows whether it will be a success or not. I certainly will not criticize his effort With the businesses I have been involved in, research has always been carried out first to see if there is the perceived demand, and if you are willing to provide an above average service, then success should follow telstar1962
  • Score: -37

2:57pm Wed 23 Jul 14

DCI Jen says...

telstar1962 wrote:
Since I am considered to be ignorant, and so that everyone can be enlightened, please tell us what you all do for a living or what initiatives you are involved in for the community in Helston or further afield. That's just for the sake of openness and transparency etc etc

I applaud the initiative shown by the motor-cycle entrepreneur. That's what business is about. But who knows whether it will be a success or not. I certainly will not criticize his effort

With the businesses I have been involved in, research has always been carried out first to see if there is the perceived demand, and if you are willing to provide an above average service, then success should follow
I've already said, it doesn't bother me either way, I'm not critical of the business at all, only a minority of bikers themselves.
How about you tell us what you do for a living or are involved with for Helston or the surrounding area? Personally I think it is people's private business and whatever they do or don't do it doesn't stop them having an opinion. If you were willing to give out your personal information on a public website telstar you wouldn't be posting under the name telstar. I have given my full name on here frequently.
[quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: Since I am considered to be ignorant, and so that everyone can be enlightened, please tell us what you all do for a living or what initiatives you are involved in for the community in Helston or further afield. That's just for the sake of openness and transparency etc etc I applaud the initiative shown by the motor-cycle entrepreneur. That's what business is about. But who knows whether it will be a success or not. I certainly will not criticize his effort With the businesses I have been involved in, research has always been carried out first to see if there is the perceived demand, and if you are willing to provide an above average service, then success should follow[/p][/quote]I've already said, it doesn't bother me either way, I'm not critical of the business at all, only a minority of bikers themselves. How about you tell us what you do for a living or are involved with for Helston or the surrounding area? Personally I think it is people's private business and whatever they do or don't do it doesn't stop them having an opinion. If you were willing to give out your personal information on a public website telstar you wouldn't be posting under the name telstar. I have given my full name on here frequently. DCI Jen
  • Score: 41

4:28pm Wed 23 Jul 14

meerkats says...

telstar1962 wrote:
Since I am considered to be ignorant, and so that everyone can be enlightened, please tell us what you all do for a living or what initiatives you are involved in for the community in Helston or further afield. That's just for the sake of openness and transparency etc etc

I applaud the initiative shown by the motor-cycle entrepreneur. That's what business is about. But who knows whether it will be a success or not. I certainly will not criticize his effort

With the businesses I have been involved in, research has always been carried out first to see if there is the perceived demand, and if you are willing to provide an above average service, then success should follow
i have no wish or interest to know what you do for a living etc and apart from what i said re my work i am not going to be anymore open about it. it shouldnt really concern you or make any difference to the article. simples
[quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: Since I am considered to be ignorant, and so that everyone can be enlightened, please tell us what you all do for a living or what initiatives you are involved in for the community in Helston or further afield. That's just for the sake of openness and transparency etc etc I applaud the initiative shown by the motor-cycle entrepreneur. That's what business is about. But who knows whether it will be a success or not. I certainly will not criticize his effort With the businesses I have been involved in, research has always been carried out first to see if there is the perceived demand, and if you are willing to provide an above average service, then success should follow[/p][/quote]i have no wish or interest to know what you do for a living etc and apart from what i said re my work i am not going to be anymore open about it. it shouldnt really concern you or make any difference to the article. simples meerkats
  • Score: 39

4:58pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Helston John says...

Telstar1962 is hilarious, he asks for openness and transparency from everyone on here about their private business, where they work or what initiatives they are involved with etc, whilst he posts under the name telstar1962. Whether I was to say I was a Cllr and owned a business in Helston and worked for the community, or that I was 101 years old in residential care home, does not exclude my personal opinion on here.
Telstar1962 is hilarious, he asks for openness and transparency from everyone on here about their private business, where they work or what initiatives they are involved with etc, whilst he posts under the name telstar1962. Whether I was to say I was a Cllr and owned a business in Helston and worked for the community, or that I was 101 years old in residential care home, does not exclude my personal opinion on here. Helston John
  • Score: 34

6:02pm Wed 23 Jul 14

meerkats says...

Wont bring much business into town if they all hop on their bikes and go for a ride. !!
Wont bring much business into town if they all hop on their bikes and go for a ride. !! meerkats
  • Score: 14

8:29am Thu 24 Jul 14

fastbike says...

meerkats wrote:
Helston fly on the wall wrote:
I think its a stupid idea, if people are not in practice with riding one then they'll more likely have an accident and if they are in practice then they would have their own. If they came down by camper van or something then why would they leave the rest of the family and go off on a motorbike. Anyone not used to our roads and lanes is probably an accident waiting to happen. A fleet of open top tourist buses would be better.
A good comment ,it does seem an odd business to set up and dont think it will do much to promote tourism.
Coming to Cornwall six to seven times a year with my camper van and family, a motor bike hire business is a fantastic idea. i have already used mercury hire and will use them every time i get to cornwall Anyone who thinks this a stupid idea needs to wake up. If the idiot who suggested an open top bus should invest his money in this stupid idea!
I will be wholeheartedly be promoting Mercury business to all my contacts and colleagues from London...
Many thanks for a wonderful and friendly, professional family-run business. PS it does promote tourism seeing that its advertised in London and their story made one of the biggest London papers, so comments above are based on ignorant unfoundings.
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helston fly on the wall[/bold] wrote: I think its a stupid idea, if people are not in practice with riding one then they'll more likely have an accident and if they are in practice then they would have their own. If they came down by camper van or something then why would they leave the rest of the family and go off on a motorbike. Anyone not used to our roads and lanes is probably an accident waiting to happen. A fleet of open top tourist buses would be better.[/p][/quote]A good comment ,it does seem an odd business to set up and dont think it will do much to promote tourism.[/p][/quote]Coming to Cornwall six to seven times a year with my camper van and family, a motor bike hire business is a fantastic idea. i have already used mercury hire and will use them every time i get to cornwall Anyone who thinks this a stupid idea needs to wake up. If the idiot who suggested an open top bus should invest his money in this stupid idea! I will be wholeheartedly be promoting Mercury business to all my contacts and colleagues from London... Many thanks for a wonderful and friendly, professional family-run business. PS it does promote tourism seeing that its advertised in London and their story made one of the biggest London papers, so comments above are based on ignorant unfoundings. fastbike
  • Score: -38

8:43am Thu 24 Jul 14

meerkats says...

fastbike wrote:
meerkats wrote:
Helston fly on the wall wrote:
I think its a stupid idea, if people are not in practice with riding one then they'll more likely have an accident and if they are in practice then they would have their own. If they came down by camper van or something then why would they leave the rest of the family and go off on a motorbike. Anyone not used to our roads and lanes is probably an accident waiting to happen. A fleet of open top tourist buses would be better.
A good comment ,it does seem an odd business to set up and dont think it will do much to promote tourism.
Coming to Cornwall six to seven times a year with my camper van and family, a motor bike hire business is a fantastic idea. i have already used mercury hire and will use them every time i get to cornwall Anyone who thinks this a stupid idea needs to wake up. If the idiot who suggested an open top bus should invest his money in this stupid idea!
I will be wholeheartedly be promoting Mercury business to all my contacts and colleagues from London...
Many thanks for a wonderful and friendly, professional family-run business. PS it does promote tourism seeing that its advertised in London and their story made one of the biggest London papers, so comments above are based on ignorant unfoundings.
just because you dont agree with a comment re the buses doesnt mean he/she is an idiot and its rude of you to say it.
[quote][p][bold]fastbike[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helston fly on the wall[/bold] wrote: I think its a stupid idea, if people are not in practice with riding one then they'll more likely have an accident and if they are in practice then they would have their own. If they came down by camper van or something then why would they leave the rest of the family and go off on a motorbike. Anyone not used to our roads and lanes is probably an accident waiting to happen. A fleet of open top tourist buses would be better.[/p][/quote]A good comment ,it does seem an odd business to set up and dont think it will do much to promote tourism.[/p][/quote]Coming to Cornwall six to seven times a year with my camper van and family, a motor bike hire business is a fantastic idea. i have already used mercury hire and will use them every time i get to cornwall Anyone who thinks this a stupid idea needs to wake up. If the idiot who suggested an open top bus should invest his money in this stupid idea! I will be wholeheartedly be promoting Mercury business to all my contacts and colleagues from London... Many thanks for a wonderful and friendly, professional family-run business. PS it does promote tourism seeing that its advertised in London and their story made one of the biggest London papers, so comments above are based on ignorant unfoundings.[/p][/quote]just because you dont agree with a comment re the buses doesnt mean he/she is an idiot and its rude of you to say it. meerkats
  • Score: 29

9:09am Thu 24 Jul 14

Helston John says...

meerkats wrote:
fastbike wrote:
meerkats wrote:
Helston fly on the wall wrote:
I think its a stupid idea, if people are not in practice with riding one then they'll more likely have an accident and if they are in practice then they would have their own. If they came down by camper van or something then why would they leave the rest of the family and go off on a motorbike. Anyone not used to our roads and lanes is probably an accident waiting to happen. A fleet of open top tourist buses would be better.
A good comment ,it does seem an odd business to set up and dont think it will do much to promote tourism.
Coming to Cornwall six to seven times a year with my camper van and family, a motor bike hire business is a fantastic idea. i have already used mercury hire and will use them every time i get to cornwall Anyone who thinks this a stupid idea needs to wake up. If the idiot who suggested an open top bus should invest his money in this stupid idea!
I will be wholeheartedly be promoting Mercury business to all my contacts and colleagues from London...
Many thanks for a wonderful and friendly, professional family-run business. PS it does promote tourism seeing that its advertised in London and their story made one of the biggest London papers, so comments above are based on ignorant unfoundings.
just because you dont agree with a comment re the buses doesnt mean he/she is an idiot and its rude of you to say it.
Don't worry meerkats probably just a nice promotion by the founders themselves. Either that or a good representation of some of the rude tourists we get down here.
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fastbike[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helston fly on the wall[/bold] wrote: I think its a stupid idea, if people are not in practice with riding one then they'll more likely have an accident and if they are in practice then they would have their own. If they came down by camper van or something then why would they leave the rest of the family and go off on a motorbike. Anyone not used to our roads and lanes is probably an accident waiting to happen. A fleet of open top tourist buses would be better.[/p][/quote]A good comment ,it does seem an odd business to set up and dont think it will do much to promote tourism.[/p][/quote]Coming to Cornwall six to seven times a year with my camper van and family, a motor bike hire business is a fantastic idea. i have already used mercury hire and will use them every time i get to cornwall Anyone who thinks this a stupid idea needs to wake up. If the idiot who suggested an open top bus should invest his money in this stupid idea! I will be wholeheartedly be promoting Mercury business to all my contacts and colleagues from London... Many thanks for a wonderful and friendly, professional family-run business. PS it does promote tourism seeing that its advertised in London and their story made one of the biggest London papers, so comments above are based on ignorant unfoundings.[/p][/quote]just because you dont agree with a comment re the buses doesnt mean he/she is an idiot and its rude of you to say it.[/p][/quote]Don't worry meerkats probably just a nice promotion by the founders themselves. Either that or a good representation of some of the rude tourists we get down here. Helston John
  • Score: 26

9:43am Thu 24 Jul 14

telstar1962 says...

Helston John is also funny. Many commenters on here know who I am, and that I own a small business locally, and our services are in demand 7 days a week. Do you want to know my blood group and DNA info too ?
Helston John is also funny. Many commenters on here know who I am, and that I own a small business locally, and our services are in demand 7 days a week. Do you want to know my blood group and DNA info too ? telstar1962
  • Score: -15

11:56am Thu 24 Jul 14

mike8578 says...

What a great idea! As if we haven't got enough morons doing at least 70 mph as they pass my cottage on Meneage Road (30 mph limit, by the way, for all those idiots out there that seem to think that speed limits are for four-wheeled vehicles only).
Give us a police speed camera van or static camera on Meneage Road before someone is killed.
What a great idea! As if we haven't got enough morons doing at least 70 mph as they pass my cottage on Meneage Road (30 mph limit, by the way, for all those idiots out there that seem to think that speed limits are for four-wheeled vehicles only). Give us a police speed camera van or static camera on Meneage Road before someone is killed. mike8578
  • Score: 21

3:20pm Thu 24 Jul 14

meerkats says...

mike8578 wrote:
What a great idea! As if we haven't got enough morons doing at least 70 mph as they pass my cottage on Meneage Road (30 mph limit, by the way, for all those idiots out there that seem to think that speed limits are for four-wheeled vehicles only).
Give us a police speed camera van or static camera on Meneage Road before someone is killed.
I agree with what you say , but it is car drivers as well as bikers that are exceeding the speed limit. The only time i have ever seen people take heed is sometime ago now when the Police were in the cemetery gateway and did pull some over for going too fast. This road is extremely dangerous and can take ages to cross , there was a talk of putting a crossing in but it would probably cost too much. If this business takes off then the bikers have to respect our roads ,drivers and pedestrians alike.
[quote][p][bold]mike8578[/bold] wrote: What a great idea! As if we haven't got enough morons doing at least 70 mph as they pass my cottage on Meneage Road (30 mph limit, by the way, for all those idiots out there that seem to think that speed limits are for four-wheeled vehicles only). Give us a police speed camera van or static camera on Meneage Road before someone is killed.[/p][/quote]I agree with what you say , but it is car drivers as well as bikers that are exceeding the speed limit. The only time i have ever seen people take heed is sometime ago now when the Police were in the cemetery gateway and did pull some over for going too fast. This road is extremely dangerous and can take ages to cross , there was a talk of putting a crossing in but it would probably cost too much. If this business takes off then the bikers have to respect our roads ,drivers and pedestrians alike. meerkats
  • Score: 14

4:30pm Thu 24 Jul 14

mike8578 says...

meerkats wrote:
mike8578 wrote:
What a great idea! As if we haven't got enough morons doing at least 70 mph as they pass my cottage on Meneage Road (30 mph limit, by the way, for all those idiots out there that seem to think that speed limits are for four-wheeled vehicles only).
Give us a police speed camera van or static camera on Meneage Road before someone is killed.
I agree with what you say , but it is car drivers as well as bikers that are exceeding the speed limit. The only time i have ever seen people take heed is sometime ago now when the Police were in the cemetery gateway and did pull some over for going too fast. This road is extremely dangerous and can take ages to cross , there was a talk of putting a crossing in but it would probably cost too much. If this business takes off then the bikers have to respect our roads ,drivers and pedestrians alike.
It's dangerous enough on the "footpath", dodging cyclists whizzing past at 20 mph, and then there's the GTi mobility scooters...
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mike8578[/bold] wrote: What a great idea! As if we haven't got enough morons doing at least 70 mph as they pass my cottage on Meneage Road (30 mph limit, by the way, for all those idiots out there that seem to think that speed limits are for four-wheeled vehicles only). Give us a police speed camera van or static camera on Meneage Road before someone is killed.[/p][/quote]I agree with what you say , but it is car drivers as well as bikers that are exceeding the speed limit. The only time i have ever seen people take heed is sometime ago now when the Police were in the cemetery gateway and did pull some over for going too fast. This road is extremely dangerous and can take ages to cross , there was a talk of putting a crossing in but it would probably cost too much. If this business takes off then the bikers have to respect our roads ,drivers and pedestrians alike.[/p][/quote]It's dangerous enough on the "footpath", dodging cyclists whizzing past at 20 mph, and then there's the GTi mobility scooters... mike8578
  • Score: 8

5:36pm Thu 24 Jul 14

meerkats says...

mike8578 wrote:
meerkats wrote:
mike8578 wrote:
What a great idea! As if we haven't got enough morons doing at least 70 mph as they pass my cottage on Meneage Road (30 mph limit, by the way, for all those idiots out there that seem to think that speed limits are for four-wheeled vehicles only).
Give us a police speed camera van or static camera on Meneage Road before someone is killed.
I agree with what you say , but it is car drivers as well as bikers that are exceeding the speed limit. The only time i have ever seen people take heed is sometime ago now when the Police were in the cemetery gateway and did pull some over for going too fast. This road is extremely dangerous and can take ages to cross , there was a talk of putting a crossing in but it would probably cost too much. If this business takes off then the bikers have to respect our roads ,drivers and pedestrians alike.
It's dangerous enough on the "footpath", dodging cyclists whizzing past at 20 mph, and then there's the GTi mobility scooters...
the mobility scooters go faster than my moped used to lol
[quote][p][bold]mike8578[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mike8578[/bold] wrote: What a great idea! As if we haven't got enough morons doing at least 70 mph as they pass my cottage on Meneage Road (30 mph limit, by the way, for all those idiots out there that seem to think that speed limits are for four-wheeled vehicles only). Give us a police speed camera van or static camera on Meneage Road before someone is killed.[/p][/quote]I agree with what you say , but it is car drivers as well as bikers that are exceeding the speed limit. The only time i have ever seen people take heed is sometime ago now when the Police were in the cemetery gateway and did pull some over for going too fast. This road is extremely dangerous and can take ages to cross , there was a talk of putting a crossing in but it would probably cost too much. If this business takes off then the bikers have to respect our roads ,drivers and pedestrians alike.[/p][/quote]It's dangerous enough on the "footpath", dodging cyclists whizzing past at 20 mph, and then there's the GTi mobility scooters...[/p][/quote]the mobility scooters go faster than my moped used to lol meerkats
  • Score: -1

2:15pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Pendennisracer says...

fastbike wrote:
meerkats wrote:
Helston fly on the wall wrote:
I think its a stupid idea, if people are not in practice with riding one then they'll more likely have an accident and if they are in practice then they would have their own. If they came down by camper van or something then why would they leave the rest of the family and go off on a motorbike. Anyone not used to our roads and lanes is probably an accident waiting to happen. A fleet of open top tourist buses would be better.
A good comment ,it does seem an odd business to set up and dont think it will do much to promote tourism.
Coming to Cornwall six to seven times a year with my camper van and family, a motor bike hire business is a fantastic idea. i have already used mercury hire and will use them every time i get to cornwall Anyone who thinks this a stupid idea needs to wake up. If the idiot who suggested an open top bus should invest his money in this stupid idea!
I will be wholeheartedly be promoting Mercury business to all my contacts and colleagues from London...
Many thanks for a wonderful and friendly, professional family-run business. PS it does promote tourism seeing that its advertised in London and their story made one of the biggest London papers, so comments above are based on ignorant unfoundings.
Blimey - common sense positive response.

At least fastbike, you know to get out of Dodge as soon as you pick up your bike due to fear of the locals, looking at the bickering posts above.

Reminds me why I take the bike abroad, no just for the weather but the welcome you get there when you turn up on a motorbike.

Welcome to Cornwall & enjoy your time here on 2 wheels - I do!!
[quote][p][bold]fastbike[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helston fly on the wall[/bold] wrote: I think its a stupid idea, if people are not in practice with riding one then they'll more likely have an accident and if they are in practice then they would have their own. If they came down by camper van or something then why would they leave the rest of the family and go off on a motorbike. Anyone not used to our roads and lanes is probably an accident waiting to happen. A fleet of open top tourist buses would be better.[/p][/quote]A good comment ,it does seem an odd business to set up and dont think it will do much to promote tourism.[/p][/quote]Coming to Cornwall six to seven times a year with my camper van and family, a motor bike hire business is a fantastic idea. i have already used mercury hire and will use them every time i get to cornwall Anyone who thinks this a stupid idea needs to wake up. If the idiot who suggested an open top bus should invest his money in this stupid idea! I will be wholeheartedly be promoting Mercury business to all my contacts and colleagues from London... Many thanks for a wonderful and friendly, professional family-run business. PS it does promote tourism seeing that its advertised in London and their story made one of the biggest London papers, so comments above are based on ignorant unfoundings.[/p][/quote]Blimey - common sense positive response. At least fastbike, you know to get out of Dodge as soon as you pick up your bike due to fear of the locals, looking at the bickering posts above. Reminds me why I take the bike abroad, no just for the weather but the welcome you get there when you turn up on a motorbike. Welcome to Cornwall & enjoy your time here on 2 wheels - I do!! Pendennisracer
  • Score: -15

2:34pm Fri 25 Jul 14

meerkats says...

Pendennisracer wrote:
fastbike wrote:
meerkats wrote:
Helston fly on the wall wrote:
I think its a stupid idea, if people are not in practice with riding one then they'll more likely have an accident and if they are in practice then they would have their own. If they came down by camper van or something then why would they leave the rest of the family and go off on a motorbike. Anyone not used to our roads and lanes is probably an accident waiting to happen. A fleet of open top tourist buses would be better.
A good comment ,it does seem an odd business to set up and dont think it will do much to promote tourism.
Coming to Cornwall six to seven times a year with my camper van and family, a motor bike hire business is a fantastic idea. i have already used mercury hire and will use them every time i get to cornwall Anyone who thinks this a stupid idea needs to wake up. If the idiot who suggested an open top bus should invest his money in this stupid idea!
I will be wholeheartedly be promoting Mercury business to all my contacts and colleagues from London...
Many thanks for a wonderful and friendly, professional family-run business. PS it does promote tourism seeing that its advertised in London and their story made one of the biggest London papers, so comments above are based on ignorant unfoundings.
Blimey - common sense positive response.

At least fastbike, you know to get out of Dodge as soon as you pick up your bike due to fear of the locals, looking at the bickering posts above.

Reminds me why I take the bike abroad, no just for the weather but the welcome you get there when you turn up on a motorbike.

Welcome to Cornwall & enjoy your time here on 2 wheels - I do!!
calling a local an idiot and saying comments are ignorance based is not the best way to get on with people .
[quote][p][bold]Pendennisracer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fastbike[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helston fly on the wall[/bold] wrote: I think its a stupid idea, if people are not in practice with riding one then they'll more likely have an accident and if they are in practice then they would have their own. If they came down by camper van or something then why would they leave the rest of the family and go off on a motorbike. Anyone not used to our roads and lanes is probably an accident waiting to happen. A fleet of open top tourist buses would be better.[/p][/quote]A good comment ,it does seem an odd business to set up and dont think it will do much to promote tourism.[/p][/quote]Coming to Cornwall six to seven times a year with my camper van and family, a motor bike hire business is a fantastic idea. i have already used mercury hire and will use them every time i get to cornwall Anyone who thinks this a stupid idea needs to wake up. If the idiot who suggested an open top bus should invest his money in this stupid idea! I will be wholeheartedly be promoting Mercury business to all my contacts and colleagues from London... Many thanks for a wonderful and friendly, professional family-run business. PS it does promote tourism seeing that its advertised in London and their story made one of the biggest London papers, so comments above are based on ignorant unfoundings.[/p][/quote]Blimey - common sense positive response. At least fastbike, you know to get out of Dodge as soon as you pick up your bike due to fear of the locals, looking at the bickering posts above. Reminds me why I take the bike abroad, no just for the weather but the welcome you get there when you turn up on a motorbike. Welcome to Cornwall & enjoy your time here on 2 wheels - I do!![/p][/quote]calling a local an idiot and saying comments are ignorance based is not the best way to get on with people . meerkats
  • Score: 18

4:36pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Pendennisracer says...

meerkats wrote:
Pendennisracer wrote:
fastbike wrote:
meerkats wrote:
Helston fly on the wall wrote:
I think its a stupid idea, if people are not in practice with riding one then they'll more likely have an accident and if they are in practice then they would have their own. If they came down by camper van or something then why would they leave the rest of the family and go off on a motorbike. Anyone not used to our roads and lanes is probably an accident waiting to happen. A fleet of open top tourist buses would be better.
A good comment ,it does seem an odd business to set up and dont think it will do much to promote tourism.
Coming to Cornwall six to seven times a year with my camper van and family, a motor bike hire business is a fantastic idea. i have already used mercury hire and will use them every time i get to cornwall Anyone who thinks this a stupid idea needs to wake up. If the idiot who suggested an open top bus should invest his money in this stupid idea!
I will be wholeheartedly be promoting Mercury business to all my contacts and colleagues from London...
Many thanks for a wonderful and friendly, professional family-run business. PS it does promote tourism seeing that its advertised in London and their story made one of the biggest London papers, so comments above are based on ignorant unfoundings.
Blimey - common sense positive response.

At least fastbike, you know to get out of Dodge as soon as you pick up your bike due to fear of the locals, looking at the bickering posts above.

Reminds me why I take the bike abroad, no just for the weather but the welcome you get there when you turn up on a motorbike.

Welcome to Cornwall & enjoy your time here on 2 wheels - I do!!
calling a local an idiot and saying comments are ignorance based is not the best way to get on with people .
My comment was slightly tongue in cheek but I'll bite, who did I call an idiot or accouse ignorance in my post?

Just commented that the thread became a bickering match about Helston planning politics as well as slagging off motorcyclists in general.
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pendennisracer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fastbike[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helston fly on the wall[/bold] wrote: I think its a stupid idea, if people are not in practice with riding one then they'll more likely have an accident and if they are in practice then they would have their own. If they came down by camper van or something then why would they leave the rest of the family and go off on a motorbike. Anyone not used to our roads and lanes is probably an accident waiting to happen. A fleet of open top tourist buses would be better.[/p][/quote]A good comment ,it does seem an odd business to set up and dont think it will do much to promote tourism.[/p][/quote]Coming to Cornwall six to seven times a year with my camper van and family, a motor bike hire business is a fantastic idea. i have already used mercury hire and will use them every time i get to cornwall Anyone who thinks this a stupid idea needs to wake up. If the idiot who suggested an open top bus should invest his money in this stupid idea! I will be wholeheartedly be promoting Mercury business to all my contacts and colleagues from London... Many thanks for a wonderful and friendly, professional family-run business. PS it does promote tourism seeing that its advertised in London and their story made one of the biggest London papers, so comments above are based on ignorant unfoundings.[/p][/quote]Blimey - common sense positive response. At least fastbike, you know to get out of Dodge as soon as you pick up your bike due to fear of the locals, looking at the bickering posts above. Reminds me why I take the bike abroad, no just for the weather but the welcome you get there when you turn up on a motorbike. Welcome to Cornwall & enjoy your time here on 2 wheels - I do!![/p][/quote]calling a local an idiot and saying comments are ignorance based is not the best way to get on with people .[/p][/quote]My comment was slightly tongue in cheek but I'll bite, who did I call an idiot or accouse ignorance in my post? Just commented that the thread became a bickering match about Helston planning politics as well as slagging off motorcyclists in general. Pendennisracer
  • Score: -27

6:01pm Fri 25 Jul 14

meerkats says...

Pendennisracer wrote:
meerkats wrote:
Pendennisracer wrote:
fastbike wrote:
meerkats wrote:
Helston fly on the wall wrote:
I think its a stupid idea, if people are not in practice with riding one then they'll more likely have an accident and if they are in practice then they would have their own. If they came down by camper van or something then why would they leave the rest of the family and go off on a motorbike. Anyone not used to our roads and lanes is probably an accident waiting to happen. A fleet of open top tourist buses would be better.
A good comment ,it does seem an odd business to set up and dont think it will do much to promote tourism.
Coming to Cornwall six to seven times a year with my camper van and family, a motor bike hire business is a fantastic idea. i have already used mercury hire and will use them every time i get to cornwall Anyone who thinks this a stupid idea needs to wake up. If the idiot who suggested an open top bus should invest his money in this stupid idea!
I will be wholeheartedly be promoting Mercury business to all my contacts and colleagues from London...
Many thanks for a wonderful and friendly, professional family-run business. PS it does promote tourism seeing that its advertised in London and their story made one of the biggest London papers, so comments above are based on ignorant unfoundings.
Blimey - common sense positive response.

At least fastbike, you know to get out of Dodge as soon as you pick up your bike due to fear of the locals, looking at the bickering posts above.

Reminds me why I take the bike abroad, no just for the weather but the welcome you get there when you turn up on a motorbike.

Welcome to Cornwall & enjoy your time here on 2 wheels - I do!!
calling a local an idiot and saying comments are ignorance based is not the best way to get on with people .
My comment was slightly tongue in cheek but I'll bite, who did I call an idiot or accouse ignorance in my post?

Just commented that the thread became a bickering match about Helston planning politics as well as slagging off motorcyclists in general.
i used my comment above re your comment about avoiding the locals and i meant he hasnt got a good attitude with what he said. it was not directed at you .
[quote][p][bold]Pendennisracer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pendennisracer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fastbike[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helston fly on the wall[/bold] wrote: I think its a stupid idea, if people are not in practice with riding one then they'll more likely have an accident and if they are in practice then they would have their own. If they came down by camper van or something then why would they leave the rest of the family and go off on a motorbike. Anyone not used to our roads and lanes is probably an accident waiting to happen. A fleet of open top tourist buses would be better.[/p][/quote]A good comment ,it does seem an odd business to set up and dont think it will do much to promote tourism.[/p][/quote]Coming to Cornwall six to seven times a year with my camper van and family, a motor bike hire business is a fantastic idea. i have already used mercury hire and will use them every time i get to cornwall Anyone who thinks this a stupid idea needs to wake up. If the idiot who suggested an open top bus should invest his money in this stupid idea! I will be wholeheartedly be promoting Mercury business to all my contacts and colleagues from London... Many thanks for a wonderful and friendly, professional family-run business. PS it does promote tourism seeing that its advertised in London and their story made one of the biggest London papers, so comments above are based on ignorant unfoundings.[/p][/quote]Blimey - common sense positive response. At least fastbike, you know to get out of Dodge as soon as you pick up your bike due to fear of the locals, looking at the bickering posts above. Reminds me why I take the bike abroad, no just for the weather but the welcome you get there when you turn up on a motorbike. Welcome to Cornwall & enjoy your time here on 2 wheels - I do!![/p][/quote]calling a local an idiot and saying comments are ignorance based is not the best way to get on with people .[/p][/quote]My comment was slightly tongue in cheek but I'll bite, who did I call an idiot or accouse ignorance in my post? Just commented that the thread became a bickering match about Helston planning politics as well as slagging off motorcyclists in general.[/p][/quote]i used my comment above re your comment about avoiding the locals and i meant he hasnt got a good attitude with what he said. it was not directed at you . meerkats
  • Score: 12

5:44pm Sat 26 Jul 14

ereinoesyou says...

i think the Falmouth packet should ban all stories about Helston, all that ever happens is the comments turn into a slagging match.

and why cant people in Helston just be happy that there is a new business in town, surely its got to be a good thing that someone has come up with a niche idea which will no doubt bring money to the Cornish economy. Not all bikers are big harley riding nuckleheads, theyre not going to rock up at the local and beat the life out of all the locals.

and just because theyre on two wheels why do you all automatically assume theyre going to ride at 70 along country lanes?? i ride a bicycle around the lanes between Falmouth and Helston and have never met a speeding inconsiderate motorcyclist, Car drivers on the other hand are a completely different story. Impatient idiots in 2 tonne death machines overtaking little old me on my bike weighing less than 100kg together with inches to spare because i am only doing 27mph. Most motorcyclists will only ride fast when they know the roads theyre on will allow it.

lighten up peeps, hire a (motor)bike and feel the wind in (whats left of) your hair!
i think the Falmouth packet should ban all stories about Helston, all that ever happens is the comments turn into a slagging match. and why cant people in Helston just be happy that there is a new business in town, surely its got to be a good thing that someone has come up with a niche idea which will no doubt bring money to the Cornish economy. Not all bikers are big harley riding nuckleheads, theyre not going to rock up at the local and beat the life out of all the locals. and just because theyre on two wheels why do you all automatically assume theyre going to ride at 70 along country lanes?? i ride a bicycle around the lanes between Falmouth and Helston and have never met a speeding inconsiderate motorcyclist, Car drivers on the other hand are a completely different story. Impatient idiots in 2 tonne death machines overtaking little old me on my bike weighing less than 100kg together with inches to spare because i am only doing 27mph. Most motorcyclists will only ride fast when they know the roads theyre on will allow it. lighten up peeps, hire a (motor)bike and feel the wind in (whats left of) your hair! ereinoesyou
  • Score: -41

6:36pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Claudius says...

ereinoesyou wrote:
i think the Falmouth packet should ban all stories about Helston, all that ever happens is the comments turn into a slagging match.

and why cant people in Helston just be happy that there is a new business in town, surely its got to be a good thing that someone has come up with a niche idea which will no doubt bring money to the Cornish economy. Not all bikers are big harley riding nuckleheads, theyre not going to rock up at the local and beat the life out of all the locals.

and just because theyre on two wheels why do you all automatically assume theyre going to ride at 70 along country lanes?? i ride a bicycle around the lanes between Falmouth and Helston and have never met a speeding inconsiderate motorcyclist, Car drivers on the other hand are a completely different story. Impatient idiots in 2 tonne death machines overtaking little old me on my bike weighing less than 100kg together with inches to spare because i am only doing 27mph. Most motorcyclists will only ride fast when they know the roads theyre on will allow it.

lighten up peeps, hire a (motor)bike and feel the wind in (whats left of) your hair!
YOU might drive safely at 27mph and of course lots of car drivers are idiots too of course, but I think, and will continue to think that 99% of the motorcyclists that I observe on a daily basis are complete morons, and I don't say that lightly.I really have an issue with most of these people.

I defy you to go any trip of any reasonable mileage in a car and not have some idiot try and force you to the curb to squeeze through in heavy traffic including over white lines ,drive at 100 mph at every opportunity.
I've mentioned a few times on here about the idiots sat on my rear offside quarter ,not quite in view, forcing you to try and keep one eye on the cyclist and the other on the curb.
Tell me why they can never stick to the rules of the road and stay behind you until it's clear.Showing off ?
Last year I had two motorcyclists overtake me on the Penryn bypass in the oncoming traffic lane as I was overtaking another car in the outside lane and I don't view this as a rare event.
Motor cyclists will only ride fast when the roads allow it you say , I think most will ride fast wherever they are regardless of the speed limit.
I welcome debate on this subject...Pendennis racer over to you.
By the way you say you have never met an inconsiderate speeding motorcyclist.....you must drive with your eyes closed !
[quote][p][bold]ereinoesyou[/bold] wrote: i think the Falmouth packet should ban all stories about Helston, all that ever happens is the comments turn into a slagging match. and why cant people in Helston just be happy that there is a new business in town, surely its got to be a good thing that someone has come up with a niche idea which will no doubt bring money to the Cornish economy. Not all bikers are big harley riding nuckleheads, theyre not going to rock up at the local and beat the life out of all the locals. and just because theyre on two wheels why do you all automatically assume theyre going to ride at 70 along country lanes?? i ride a bicycle around the lanes between Falmouth and Helston and have never met a speeding inconsiderate motorcyclist, Car drivers on the other hand are a completely different story. Impatient idiots in 2 tonne death machines overtaking little old me on my bike weighing less than 100kg together with inches to spare because i am only doing 27mph. Most motorcyclists will only ride fast when they know the roads theyre on will allow it. lighten up peeps, hire a (motor)bike and feel the wind in (whats left of) your hair![/p][/quote]YOU might drive safely at 27mph and of course lots of car drivers are idiots too of course, but I think, and will continue to think that 99% of the motorcyclists that I observe on a daily basis are complete morons, and I don't say that lightly.I really have an issue with most of these people. I defy you to go any trip of any reasonable mileage in a car and not have some idiot try and force you to the curb to squeeze through in heavy traffic including over white lines ,drive at 100 mph at every opportunity. I've mentioned a few times on here about the idiots sat on my rear offside quarter ,not quite in view, forcing you to try and keep one eye on the cyclist and the other on the curb. Tell me why they can never stick to the rules of the road and stay behind you until it's clear.Showing off ? Last year I had two motorcyclists overtake me on the Penryn bypass in the oncoming traffic lane as I was overtaking another car in the outside lane and I don't view this as a rare event. Motor cyclists will only ride fast when the roads allow it you say , I think most will ride fast wherever they are regardless of the speed limit. I welcome debate on this subject...Pendennis racer over to you. By the way you say you have never met an inconsiderate speeding motorcyclist.....you must drive with your eyes closed ! Claudius
  • Score: 44

9:43pm Sat 26 Jul 14

meerkats says...

ereinoesyou wrote:
i think the Falmouth packet should ban all stories about Helston, all that ever happens is the comments turn into a slagging match.

and why cant people in Helston just be happy that there is a new business in town, surely its got to be a good thing that someone has come up with a niche idea which will no doubt bring money to the Cornish economy. Not all bikers are big harley riding nuckleheads, theyre not going to rock up at the local and beat the life out of all the locals.

and just because theyre on two wheels why do you all automatically assume theyre going to ride at 70 along country lanes?? i ride a bicycle around the lanes between Falmouth and Helston and have never met a speeding inconsiderate motorcyclist, Car drivers on the other hand are a completely different story. Impatient idiots in 2 tonne death machines overtaking little old me on my bike weighing less than 100kg together with inches to spare because i am only doing 27mph. Most motorcyclists will only ride fast when they know the roads theyre on will allow it.

lighten up peeps, hire a (motor)bike and feel the wind in (whats left of) your hair!
Absurd thing to say that the Packet should ban all stories about Helston , the comments dont turn into a slagging match but your comments are argument inciting. I have not read any comments on here saying that not all bikers are big harley riding knuckleheads who are going to beat up locals. Some motorcycles are built to go too fast, there was a programme on recently when a motorcyclist was stopped for riding at an average speed of 130mph (not in Cornwall ) so tell me where that speed is acceptable on public roads.
[quote][p][bold]ereinoesyou[/bold] wrote: i think the Falmouth packet should ban all stories about Helston, all that ever happens is the comments turn into a slagging match. and why cant people in Helston just be happy that there is a new business in town, surely its got to be a good thing that someone has come up with a niche idea which will no doubt bring money to the Cornish economy. Not all bikers are big harley riding nuckleheads, theyre not going to rock up at the local and beat the life out of all the locals. and just because theyre on two wheels why do you all automatically assume theyre going to ride at 70 along country lanes?? i ride a bicycle around the lanes between Falmouth and Helston and have never met a speeding inconsiderate motorcyclist, Car drivers on the other hand are a completely different story. Impatient idiots in 2 tonne death machines overtaking little old me on my bike weighing less than 100kg together with inches to spare because i am only doing 27mph. Most motorcyclists will only ride fast when they know the roads theyre on will allow it. lighten up peeps, hire a (motor)bike and feel the wind in (whats left of) your hair![/p][/quote]Absurd thing to say that the Packet should ban all stories about Helston , the comments dont turn into a slagging match but your comments are argument inciting. I have not read any comments on here saying that not all bikers are big harley riding knuckleheads who are going to beat up locals. Some motorcycles are built to go too fast, there was a programme on recently when a motorcyclist was stopped for riding at an average speed of 130mph (not in Cornwall ) so tell me where that speed is acceptable on public roads. meerkats
  • Score: 7

11:49pm Sat 26 Jul 14

ereinoesyou says...

Claudius wrote:
ereinoesyou wrote:
i think the Falmouth packet should ban all stories about Helston, all that ever happens is the comments turn into a slagging match.

and why cant people in Helston just be happy that there is a new business in town, surely its got to be a good thing that someone has come up with a niche idea which will no doubt bring money to the Cornish economy. Not all bikers are big harley riding nuckleheads, theyre not going to rock up at the local and beat the life out of all the locals.

and just because theyre on two wheels why do you all automatically assume theyre going to ride at 70 along country lanes?? i ride a bicycle around the lanes between Falmouth and Helston and have never met a speeding inconsiderate motorcyclist, Car drivers on the other hand are a completely different story. Impatient idiots in 2 tonne death machines overtaking little old me on my bike weighing less than 100kg together with inches to spare because i am only doing 27mph. Most motorcyclists will only ride fast when they know the roads theyre on will allow it.

lighten up peeps, hire a (motor)bike and feel the wind in (whats left of) your hair!
YOU might drive safely at 27mph and of course lots of car drivers are idiots too of course, but I think, and will continue to think that 99% of the motorcyclists that I observe on a daily basis are complete morons, and I don't say that lightly.I really have an issue with most of these people.

I defy you to go any trip of any reasonable mileage in a car and not have some idiot try and force you to the curb to squeeze through in heavy traffic including over white lines ,drive at 100 mph at every opportunity.
I've mentioned a few times on here about the idiots sat on my rear offside quarter ,not quite in view, forcing you to try and keep one eye on the cyclist and the other on the curb.
Tell me why they can never stick to the rules of the road and stay behind you until it's clear.Showing off ?
Last year I had two motorcyclists overtake me on the Penryn bypass in the oncoming traffic lane as I was overtaking another car in the outside lane and I don't view this as a rare event.
Motor cyclists will only ride fast when the roads allow it you say , I think most will ride fast wherever they are regardless of the speed limit.
I welcome debate on this subject...Pendennis racer over to you.
By the way you say you have never met an inconsiderate speeding motorcyclist.....you must drive with your eyes closed !
Ride, not drive. And I agree there are idiots on the road. Mainly white van men. I think you misunderstood my comment. I was saying they wouldnt ride at 70 + on back roads, unless they really were morons with a death wish and a doner card.

You also misunderstood me about never meeting a n inconsiderate speeding motorcyclist... I was talking about on the b roads and cornish lanes. Moat motorcyclists dont have a death wish, just the unfortunate few.
[quote][p][bold]Claudius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ereinoesyou[/bold] wrote: i think the Falmouth packet should ban all stories about Helston, all that ever happens is the comments turn into a slagging match. and why cant people in Helston just be happy that there is a new business in town, surely its got to be a good thing that someone has come up with a niche idea which will no doubt bring money to the Cornish economy. Not all bikers are big harley riding nuckleheads, theyre not going to rock up at the local and beat the life out of all the locals. and just because theyre on two wheels why do you all automatically assume theyre going to ride at 70 along country lanes?? i ride a bicycle around the lanes between Falmouth and Helston and have never met a speeding inconsiderate motorcyclist, Car drivers on the other hand are a completely different story. Impatient idiots in 2 tonne death machines overtaking little old me on my bike weighing less than 100kg together with inches to spare because i am only doing 27mph. Most motorcyclists will only ride fast when they know the roads theyre on will allow it. lighten up peeps, hire a (motor)bike and feel the wind in (whats left of) your hair![/p][/quote]YOU might drive safely at 27mph and of course lots of car drivers are idiots too of course, but I think, and will continue to think that 99% of the motorcyclists that I observe on a daily basis are complete morons, and I don't say that lightly.I really have an issue with most of these people. I defy you to go any trip of any reasonable mileage in a car and not have some idiot try and force you to the curb to squeeze through in heavy traffic including over white lines ,drive at 100 mph at every opportunity. I've mentioned a few times on here about the idiots sat on my rear offside quarter ,not quite in view, forcing you to try and keep one eye on the cyclist and the other on the curb. Tell me why they can never stick to the rules of the road and stay behind you until it's clear.Showing off ? Last year I had two motorcyclists overtake me on the Penryn bypass in the oncoming traffic lane as I was overtaking another car in the outside lane and I don't view this as a rare event. Motor cyclists will only ride fast when the roads allow it you say , I think most will ride fast wherever they are regardless of the speed limit. I welcome debate on this subject...Pendennis racer over to you. By the way you say you have never met an inconsiderate speeding motorcyclist.....you must drive with your eyes closed ![/p][/quote]Ride, not drive. And I agree there are idiots on the road. Mainly white van men. I think you misunderstood my comment. I was saying they wouldnt ride at 70 + on back roads, unless they really were morons with a death wish and a doner card. You also misunderstood me about never meeting a n inconsiderate speeding motorcyclist... I was talking about on the b roads and cornish lanes. Moat motorcyclists dont have a death wish, just the unfortunate few. ereinoesyou
  • Score: -5

12:05am Sun 27 Jul 14

ereinoesyou says...

Peter Falmouth wrote:
ereinoesyou wrote:
i think the Falmouth packet should ban all stories about Helston, all that ever happens is the comments turn into a slagging match.

and why cant people in Helston just be happy that there is a new business in town, surely its got to be a good thing that someone has come up with a niche idea which will no doubt bring money to the Cornish economy. Not all bikers are big harley riding nuckleheads, theyre not going to rock up at the local and beat the life out of all the locals.

and just because theyre on two wheels why do you all automatically assume theyre going to ride at 70 along country lanes?? i ride a bicycle around the lanes between Falmouth and Helston and have never met a speeding inconsiderate motorcyclist, Car drivers on the other hand are a completely different story. Impatient idiots in 2 tonne death machines overtaking little old me on my bike weighing less than 100kg together with inches to spare because i am only doing 27mph. Most motorcyclists will only ride fast when they know the roads theyre on will allow it.

lighten up peeps, hire a (motor)bike and feel the wind in (whats left of) your hair!
Idiot, why should the packet ban all Helston stories, like that's going to make sales and keep the paper going you moron. Youre reading them and commenting on the Helston ones, and talk about a big hypocrite you were right obnoxious in the past on the Falmouth stories about the docks/shipping etc. You've placed enough comments on the various Helston stories today just to cause argument.
If you don't like the stories or comments then don't read them you idiot. Just because you can't debate doesn't mean others can't.
Do you wear a cycle helmet and hi viz while you're being mr perfect on your push bike? what a load of cr@p bikers will only ride fast when they know the roads will allow it, no road allows over 70 in this country and some of them do that in a 40 limit. And how the hell do you know youre going at 27 miles per hour on a sodding push bike, have you got a speedo fixed to it.
Idiot? gee youre friendly. to address your points... that was a joke, of course the packet shouldnt ban helston stories. i was simply commenting on the fact that the "most commented" section of the homepage was all stories about helston.

" you were right obnoxious in the past on the Falmouth stories about the docks/shipping" if simply saying that "ocean" was talking rubbish and actually supporting a local employer who bring a lot of money to the area then yeah sure thing.

"enough comments".... 2

who said i cant debate? i enjoy a good debate. it lets me use vocabulary other than the word "idiot"

yes i wear a cycle helmet, not high vis, although my coat is bright blue, and the jersey is quite garish too... oh and then theres the lights on the bike too add to the visibility... no road LEGALLY allows over 70 you are correct, can you hand on heart say youve never sat in the middle/outside lane and done atleast 73? by "allows" i meant allows as in they feel it is safe, main word there being THEY if the motorcyclist believes that over the limit is safe then more fool them, i am not condoning speeding here.

and yes, i do know i am "going at 27 miles per hour on a sodding push bike" as i have "got a speedo fixed to it" and GPS tracking software.

i hope this addresses your concerns with my post. and please, if you decide to reply, try not to call anyone an idiot... its unbecoming.
[quote][p][bold]Peter Falmouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ereinoesyou[/bold] wrote: i think the Falmouth packet should ban all stories about Helston, all that ever happens is the comments turn into a slagging match. and why cant people in Helston just be happy that there is a new business in town, surely its got to be a good thing that someone has come up with a niche idea which will no doubt bring money to the Cornish economy. Not all bikers are big harley riding nuckleheads, theyre not going to rock up at the local and beat the life out of all the locals. and just because theyre on two wheels why do you all automatically assume theyre going to ride at 70 along country lanes?? i ride a bicycle around the lanes between Falmouth and Helston and have never met a speeding inconsiderate motorcyclist, Car drivers on the other hand are a completely different story. Impatient idiots in 2 tonne death machines overtaking little old me on my bike weighing less than 100kg together with inches to spare because i am only doing 27mph. Most motorcyclists will only ride fast when they know the roads theyre on will allow it. lighten up peeps, hire a (motor)bike and feel the wind in (whats left of) your hair![/p][/quote]Idiot, why should the packet ban all Helston stories, like that's going to make sales and keep the paper going you moron. Youre reading them and commenting on the Helston ones, and talk about a big hypocrite you were right obnoxious in the past on the Falmouth stories about the docks/shipping etc. You've placed enough comments on the various Helston stories today just to cause argument. If you don't like the stories or comments then don't read them you idiot. Just because you can't debate doesn't mean others can't. Do you wear a cycle helmet and hi viz while you're being mr perfect on your push bike? what a load of cr@p bikers will only ride fast when they know the roads will allow it, no road allows over 70 in this country and some of them do that in a 40 limit. And how the hell do you know youre going at 27 miles per hour on a sodding push bike, have you got a speedo fixed to it.[/p][/quote]Idiot? gee youre friendly. to address your points... that was a joke, of course the packet shouldnt ban helston stories. i was simply commenting on the fact that the "most commented" section of the homepage was all stories about helston. " you were right obnoxious in the past on the Falmouth stories about the docks/shipping" if simply saying that "ocean" was talking rubbish and actually supporting a local employer who bring a lot of money to the area then yeah sure thing. "enough comments".... 2 who said i cant debate? i enjoy a good debate. it lets me use vocabulary other than the word "idiot" yes i wear a cycle helmet, not high vis, although my coat is bright blue, and the jersey is quite garish too... oh and then theres the lights on the bike too add to the visibility... no road LEGALLY allows over 70 you are correct, can you hand on heart say youve never sat in the middle/outside lane and done atleast 73? by "allows" i meant allows as in they feel it is safe, main word there being THEY if the motorcyclist believes that over the limit is safe then more fool them, i am not condoning speeding here. and yes, i do know i am "going at 27 miles per hour on a sodding push bike" as i have "got a speedo fixed to it" and GPS tracking software. i hope this addresses your concerns with my post. and please, if you decide to reply, try not to call anyone an idiot... its unbecoming. ereinoesyou
  • Score: -2

12:17am Sun 27 Jul 14

ereinoesyou says...

meerkats wrote:
ereinoesyou wrote:
i think the Falmouth packet should ban all stories about Helston, all that ever happens is the comments turn into a slagging match.

and why cant people in Helston just be happy that there is a new business in town, surely its got to be a good thing that someone has come up with a niche idea which will no doubt bring money to the Cornish economy. Not all bikers are big harley riding nuckleheads, theyre not going to rock up at the local and beat the life out of all the locals.

and just because theyre on two wheels why do you all automatically assume theyre going to ride at 70 along country lanes?? i ride a bicycle around the lanes between Falmouth and Helston and have never met a speeding inconsiderate motorcyclist, Car drivers on the other hand are a completely different story. Impatient idiots in 2 tonne death machines overtaking little old me on my bike weighing less than 100kg together with inches to spare because i am only doing 27mph. Most motorcyclists will only ride fast when they know the roads theyre on will allow it.

lighten up peeps, hire a (motor)bike and feel the wind in (whats left of) your hair!
Absurd thing to say that the Packet should ban all stories about Helston , the comments dont turn into a slagging match but your comments are argument inciting. I have not read any comments on here saying that not all bikers are big harley riding knuckleheads who are going to beat up locals. Some motorcycles are built to go too fast, there was a programme on recently when a motorcyclist was stopped for riding at an average speed of 130mph (not in Cornwall ) so tell me where that speed is acceptable on public roads.
hello meercats. as i said to "Peter Falmouth" it was a joke.

slagging match, bickering its all the same, and Mr Falmouth calling anyone who he doesnt agree with an idiot is kind of turning this into a slagging match. and calling me and others an idiot and a moron is far far more arguement inciting than anything i have said, yet his comments get voted up... strange that.

some motorcycles are built to go too fast, but alas so are cars, a 1ltr engined nissan micra will easily do 60-70 mph, it will even get to 100 eventually if your leg doesnt get numb, yes, most motorcyclists speed, so do most car drivers. its the world we live in.

the harley riding comment was supposed to be tongue in cheek also...

i didnt once say it was acceptable on public roads to average 130mph, and on the flip side there was a guy up country who got done speeding and lost his licence for doing 170+ in a porsche. obviously not acceptable atall.
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ereinoesyou[/bold] wrote: i think the Falmouth packet should ban all stories about Helston, all that ever happens is the comments turn into a slagging match. and why cant people in Helston just be happy that there is a new business in town, surely its got to be a good thing that someone has come up with a niche idea which will no doubt bring money to the Cornish economy. Not all bikers are big harley riding nuckleheads, theyre not going to rock up at the local and beat the life out of all the locals. and just because theyre on two wheels why do you all automatically assume theyre going to ride at 70 along country lanes?? i ride a bicycle around the lanes between Falmouth and Helston and have never met a speeding inconsiderate motorcyclist, Car drivers on the other hand are a completely different story. Impatient idiots in 2 tonne death machines overtaking little old me on my bike weighing less than 100kg together with inches to spare because i am only doing 27mph. Most motorcyclists will only ride fast when they know the roads theyre on will allow it. lighten up peeps, hire a (motor)bike and feel the wind in (whats left of) your hair![/p][/quote]Absurd thing to say that the Packet should ban all stories about Helston , the comments dont turn into a slagging match but your comments are argument inciting. I have not read any comments on here saying that not all bikers are big harley riding knuckleheads who are going to beat up locals. Some motorcycles are built to go too fast, there was a programme on recently when a motorcyclist was stopped for riding at an average speed of 130mph (not in Cornwall ) so tell me where that speed is acceptable on public roads.[/p][/quote]hello meercats. as i said to "Peter Falmouth" it was a joke. slagging match, bickering its all the same, and Mr Falmouth calling anyone who he doesnt agree with an idiot is kind of turning this into a slagging match. and calling me and others an idiot and a moron is far far more arguement inciting than anything i have said, yet his comments get voted up... strange that. some motorcycles are built to go too fast, but alas so are cars, a 1ltr engined nissan micra will easily do 60-70 mph, it will even get to 100 eventually if your leg doesnt get numb, yes, most motorcyclists speed, so do most car drivers. its the world we live in. the harley riding comment was supposed to be tongue in cheek also... i didnt once say it was acceptable on public roads to average 130mph, and on the flip side there was a guy up country who got done speeding and lost his licence for doing 170+ in a porsche. obviously not acceptable atall. ereinoesyou
  • Score: -7

8:32am Sun 27 Jul 14

Helston John says...

ereinoesyou wrote:
i think the Falmouth packet should ban all stories about Helston, all that ever happens is the comments turn into a slagging match.

and why cant people in Helston just be happy that there is a new business in town, surely its got to be a good thing that someone has come up with a niche idea which will no doubt bring money to the Cornish economy. Not all bikers are big harley riding nuckleheads, theyre not going to rock up at the local and beat the life out of all the locals.

and just because theyre on two wheels why do you all automatically assume theyre going to ride at 70 along country lanes?? i ride a bicycle around the lanes between Falmouth and Helston and have never met a speeding inconsiderate motorcyclist, Car drivers on the other hand are a completely different story. Impatient idiots in 2 tonne death machines overtaking little old me on my bike weighing less than 100kg together with inches to spare because i am only doing 27mph. Most motorcyclists will only ride fast when they know the roads theyre on will allow it.

lighten up peeps, hire a (motor)bike and feel the wind in (whats left of) your hair!
By the way, Not good of you to generalise, not all the Helston stories become slanging matches, and I have NEVER seen Gill or meerkats have a slanging match with anyone or Telstar, i might not always agree with Telstar. It's a well known fact debates can get heated. And considering all the abuse Gill has put up with on here I'm surprised she's not rude back to anyone. And no I don't know Gill or meerkats or Telstar, only what I read of their comments on here.
[quote][p][bold]ereinoesyou[/bold] wrote: i think the Falmouth packet should ban all stories about Helston, all that ever happens is the comments turn into a slagging match. and why cant people in Helston just be happy that there is a new business in town, surely its got to be a good thing that someone has come up with a niche idea which will no doubt bring money to the Cornish economy. Not all bikers are big harley riding nuckleheads, theyre not going to rock up at the local and beat the life out of all the locals. and just because theyre on two wheels why do you all automatically assume theyre going to ride at 70 along country lanes?? i ride a bicycle around the lanes between Falmouth and Helston and have never met a speeding inconsiderate motorcyclist, Car drivers on the other hand are a completely different story. Impatient idiots in 2 tonne death machines overtaking little old me on my bike weighing less than 100kg together with inches to spare because i am only doing 27mph. Most motorcyclists will only ride fast when they know the roads theyre on will allow it. lighten up peeps, hire a (motor)bike and feel the wind in (whats left of) your hair![/p][/quote]By the way, Not good of you to generalise, not all the Helston stories become slanging matches, and I have NEVER seen Gill or meerkats have a slanging match with anyone or Telstar, i might not always agree with Telstar. It's a well known fact debates can get heated. And considering all the abuse Gill has put up with on here I'm surprised she's not rude back to anyone. And no I don't know Gill or meerkats or Telstar, only what I read of their comments on here. Helston John
  • Score: 10

10:13am Sun 27 Jul 14

meerkats says...

ereinoesyou wrote:
meerkats wrote:
ereinoesyou wrote:
i think the Falmouth packet should ban all stories about Helston, all that ever happens is the comments turn into a slagging match.

and why cant people in Helston just be happy that there is a new business in town, surely its got to be a good thing that someone has come up with a niche idea which will no doubt bring money to the Cornish economy. Not all bikers are big harley riding nuckleheads, theyre not going to rock up at the local and beat the life out of all the locals.

and just because theyre on two wheels why do you all automatically assume theyre going to ride at 70 along country lanes?? i ride a bicycle around the lanes between Falmouth and Helston and have never met a speeding inconsiderate motorcyclist, Car drivers on the other hand are a completely different story. Impatient idiots in 2 tonne death machines overtaking little old me on my bike weighing less than 100kg together with inches to spare because i am only doing 27mph. Most motorcyclists will only ride fast when they know the roads theyre on will allow it.

lighten up peeps, hire a (motor)bike and feel the wind in (whats left of) your hair!
Absurd thing to say that the Packet should ban all stories about Helston , the comments dont turn into a slagging match but your comments are argument inciting. I have not read any comments on here saying that not all bikers are big harley riding knuckleheads who are going to beat up locals. Some motorcycles are built to go too fast, there was a programme on recently when a motorcyclist was stopped for riding at an average speed of 130mph (not in Cornwall ) so tell me where that speed is acceptable on public roads.
hello meercats. as i said to "Peter Falmouth" it was a joke.

slagging match, bickering its all the same, and Mr Falmouth calling anyone who he doesnt agree with an idiot is kind of turning this into a slagging match. and calling me and others an idiot and a moron is far far more arguement inciting than anything i have said, yet his comments get voted up... strange that.

some motorcycles are built to go too fast, but alas so are cars, a 1ltr engined nissan micra will easily do 60-70 mph, it will even get to 100 eventually if your leg doesnt get numb, yes, most motorcyclists speed, so do most car drivers. its the world we live in.

the harley riding comment was supposed to be tongue in cheek also...

i didnt once say it was acceptable on public roads to average 130mph, and on the flip side there was a guy up country who got done speeding and lost his licence for doing 170+ in a porsche. obviously not acceptable atall.
jokes are meant to be funny , i dont share your sense of humour obviously and i didnt say that you said it was acceptable on public roads to average 130mph.
[quote][p][bold]ereinoesyou[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ereinoesyou[/bold] wrote: i think the Falmouth packet should ban all stories about Helston, all that ever happens is the comments turn into a slagging match. and why cant people in Helston just be happy that there is a new business in town, surely its got to be a good thing that someone has come up with a niche idea which will no doubt bring money to the Cornish economy. Not all bikers are big harley riding nuckleheads, theyre not going to rock up at the local and beat the life out of all the locals. and just because theyre on two wheels why do you all automatically assume theyre going to ride at 70 along country lanes?? i ride a bicycle around the lanes between Falmouth and Helston and have never met a speeding inconsiderate motorcyclist, Car drivers on the other hand are a completely different story. Impatient idiots in 2 tonne death machines overtaking little old me on my bike weighing less than 100kg together with inches to spare because i am only doing 27mph. Most motorcyclists will only ride fast when they know the roads theyre on will allow it. lighten up peeps, hire a (motor)bike and feel the wind in (whats left of) your hair![/p][/quote]Absurd thing to say that the Packet should ban all stories about Helston , the comments dont turn into a slagging match but your comments are argument inciting. I have not read any comments on here saying that not all bikers are big harley riding knuckleheads who are going to beat up locals. Some motorcycles are built to go too fast, there was a programme on recently when a motorcyclist was stopped for riding at an average speed of 130mph (not in Cornwall ) so tell me where that speed is acceptable on public roads.[/p][/quote]hello meercats. as i said to "Peter Falmouth" it was a joke. slagging match, bickering its all the same, and Mr Falmouth calling anyone who he doesnt agree with an idiot is kind of turning this into a slagging match. and calling me and others an idiot and a moron is far far more arguement inciting than anything i have said, yet his comments get voted up... strange that. some motorcycles are built to go too fast, but alas so are cars, a 1ltr engined nissan micra will easily do 60-70 mph, it will even get to 100 eventually if your leg doesnt get numb, yes, most motorcyclists speed, so do most car drivers. its the world we live in. the harley riding comment was supposed to be tongue in cheek also... i didnt once say it was acceptable on public roads to average 130mph, and on the flip side there was a guy up country who got done speeding and lost his licence for doing 170+ in a porsche. obviously not acceptable atall.[/p][/quote]jokes are meant to be funny , i dont share your sense of humour obviously and i didnt say that you said it was acceptable on public roads to average 130mph. meerkats
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8:44pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Jirakitt says...

Peter Falmouth is god. Do not question him. He knows what's best for you, me and everyone on this his planet. Bow down for his greatness and all powering sir peter. 'Get a life, you lot of idiots'
Peter Falmouth is god. Do not question him. He knows what's best for you, me and everyone on this his planet. Bow down for his greatness and all powering sir peter. 'Get a life, you lot of idiots' Jirakitt
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