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by comfortablynumb
19 May 2019, 10:09am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Gout on a bike
Replies: 17
Views: 1017

Re: Gout on a bike

I am 62 years old, 1.8m tall and 80kg so no lightweight but not over heavy either, rarely drink alcohol and vegetarian for about 30 years so nothing like the stereotypical gout sufferer and used to laugh at my overweight, meat scoffing, wine drinking ex workmate how suffered badly with gout. Last Oc...
by comfortablynumb
9 May 2019, 4:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Second car - electric?
Replies: 42
Views: 680

Re: Second car - electric?

Mick, sounds like a Peugeot Ion or Citroen C-Zero would fit the bill. They are both rebadged Mitsubishi I-Mievs. My wfe has an Ion and we use it for all the local trips, and my Yaris Hybrid stays in the garage until we need to do a longer run. They are getting old now but I think new ones were on sa...
by comfortablynumb
31 Mar 2019, 4:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Eurosport
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

Re: Eurosport

I've had Eurosport for a few years now. Whilst a chromecast should be good, it's excellent with YouTube for example, the Android Eurosport app is very buggy. Lots of people are complaining that the playback keeps skipping a few seconds back and forth when used with Chromecast. This is my experience ...
by comfortablynumb
2 Jan 2019, 8:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Silica gel: advice sought
Replies: 13
Views: 418

Re: Silica gel: advice sought

We have found these very good in the wife's car which lives outside. Had them a couple of years and they dry out easily on the storage heater and back in the car for a couple of months or so, should last ages between dry outs for your needs. https://www.halfords.com/motoring/car-accessories/interior...
by comfortablynumb
30 Aug 2018, 4:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!
Replies: 60
Views: 1360

Re: Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!

One which I ride ride past often is the old Wenford Clay Dries at the top end of the Camel Trail from Bodmin. It was closed by Imerys (formerly English China Clays) several years ago. The Camel Trail goes right through the old loading bays where the rail trucks were loaded to take the clay down to p...
by comfortablynumb
27 Jul 2018, 7:46pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Hill starts
Replies: 15
Views: 816

Re: Hill starts

Never had any problem, power wise at least, to restart on hills. The only problem I have had especially riding some rough tracks around Porlock last week is keeping the front wheel down! That's on a KTM with Bosch CX Performance centre drive. When looking for my first e-bike a couple of years ago I ...
by comfortablynumb
12 Oct 2017, 9:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wanted. Small car.
Replies: 408
Views: 12355

Re: Wanted. Small car.

Glad you like it Mick. Interesting what you say about the performance, although nothing great on paper, overtaking and pulling away from stops is always easy, probably because you are never in the wrong gear I suppose. Mine turned 16,000 miles today on a trip down to St Ives. If Toyota only got more...
by comfortablynumb
5 Sep 2017, 8:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wanted. Small car.
Replies: 408
Views: 12355

Re: Wanted. Small car.

Glad you're pleased with it Mick. Regarding the fuel consumption, do you use any particular brand? I find that I consistently get an extra 4 or 5 mpg from my Yaris Hybrid on branded fuel (Texaco, BP, Shell etc) compared to supermarket stuff (Morrisons). I appreciate that branded v supermarket petrol...
by comfortablynumb
24 Aug 2017, 10:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wanted. Small car.
Replies: 408
Views: 12355

Re: Wanted. Small car.

Been busy for a couple of days, congrats on the new car Mick. Love the colour but I would because mine is white too :D Mines the Icon spec, so you will have a few nice extras.
Enjoy the relaxing drive, Steve.
by comfortablynumb
16 Aug 2017, 9:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wanted. Small car.
Replies: 408
Views: 12355

Re: Wanted. Small car.

Sorry for being late here, been up to Exeter today and cycled from the city to Topsham, Exmouth and on to Budleigh Salterton and back with my KTM Macina electric assist, I still have to pedal though so hybrid if you like :D The Yaris just recorded 60.3 mpg from Exeter back to Bodmin at slightly over...
by comfortablynumb
14 Aug 2017, 3:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wanted. Small car.
Replies: 408
Views: 12355

Re: Wanted. Small car.

Mick, Regarding the point about buying new we had the same experience. After everyone telling me over several years, I was silly to buy new , we went looking for a nice one year old or "demonstrator" type car. But the deals on new with all the sweeteners meant there was barely any saving. ...
by comfortablynumb
12 Aug 2017, 7:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wanted. Small car.
Replies: 408
Views: 12355

Re: Wanted. Small car.

Hi Mick, Thanks for the update. Good idea to go back to the Toyota fresh another day. Do have Mrs F drive it, she will find it really simple and wonder why all other non hybrids are so hard to drive, it's other cars which are "quirky" :D Never driven the Jazz but heard good reports on them...
by comfortablynumb
8 Aug 2017, 7:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wanted. Small car.
Replies: 408
Views: 12355

Re: Wanted. Small car.

Hi Mick, I don't see any problem with the battery, please check these "facts" for yourself but I understand the entire car has a 5 year / 100k mile warranty and the battery is warranted for 10 years which is extended to 11 years if you have the "Hybrid Health Check" done as a fre...
by comfortablynumb
8 Aug 2017, 3:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wanted. Small car.
Replies: 408
Views: 12355

Re: Wanted. Small car.

Hi Mick, Another vote for the Yaris Hybrid. Visibility is brilliant plus you get a reversing camera. When my mate demonstrated the reverse camera on his Prius I kind of thought "meh whatever" but it feels really strange now to drive a car without one, you always think what if there's a chi...
by comfortablynumb
5 Jul 2017, 7:24am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: September LeJog
Replies: 18
Views: 3887

Re: September LeJog

Whilst no specific mention of when the cycling restriction ends, local press are reporting the road works all finishing by Friday July 14th with the exception of one overbridge a couple of weeks later.
http://www.kier-a30cornwall.co.uk/
Steve.