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by sjs
1 Jan 2020, 4:29pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helimeds.
Replies: 212
Views: 4538

Re: Helimeds.

If we use the England Wales rates there are between 4000 and 6700 deaths by traumatic head injury in the UK, the number of hospitalisations in E&W from head injury stand at 200,000, up from the previous 160,000. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs74/documents/head-injury-briefing-paper2 the pap...
by sjs
1 Jan 2020, 2:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Labour finished?
Replies: 56
Views: 1004

Re: Is Labour finished?

Mike Sales wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:
Marcus Aurelius wrote:If I ever took leave of my senses, and allied with Corbyn’s thinking. I’d just go to Russia, or join Hezbollah. The guy is a terrorist sympathiser and a traitor.


Evidence?



Marcus doesn't do evidence.

Good at ranting though.
by sjs
1 Jan 2020, 2:00pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helimeds.
Replies: 212
Views: 4538

Re: Helimeds.

If we use the England Wales rates there are between 4000 and 6700 deaths by traumatic head injury in the UK, the number of hospitalisations in E&W from head injury stand at 200,000, up from the previous 160,000. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs74/documents/head-injury-briefing-paper2 the pap...
by sjs
27 Dec 2019, 9:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route around peak District from Derby.
Replies: 18
Views: 759

Re: Route around peak District from Derby.

- Cromford is a really lovely quirky village. Ace bookshop-cafe by the pond! It is and the Tor Cafe by the main lights on the A6 is popular with cyclists. It's also at the bottom of another of my favourite roads, the Via Gellia (I have no idea of the pronunciation), if it didn't mean missing someth...
by sjs
21 Dec 2019, 10:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mashing the tea.
Replies: 32
Views: 616

Re: Mashing the tea.

Ey up, mi duck is about the dialect of Pinxton, a pit village a few miles north of Nottingham. "Mash" is the word used there. There is a series of books called "Ey up mi duck", by the late Rick Scollins and John Titford, about the dialect of Ilkeston, not very far from Pinxton. ...
by sjs
18 Dec 2019, 11:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things you've never done
Replies: 192
Views: 41604

Re: Things you've never done

mercalia wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Voted tory

+1

Did once, to my shame. 1979, when I was only a child.
by sjs
18 Dec 2019, 11:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things you've never done
Replies: 192
Views: 41604

Re: Things you've never done

Mike Sales wrote:Eaten or drunk in a MacDonalds.


Me neither, though have given in to the kids a couple of times.
Never eaten KFC or had a late night kebab.
by sjs
18 Dec 2019, 10:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Phd application form - subject 'Reducing the ice hazard for cyclists'
Replies: 28
Views: 1509

Re: Phd application form - subject 'Reducing the ice hazard for cyclists'

Note, it's not Birmingham University, it's University of Birmingham.....two entirely different institutions! Really? Are you reading Birmingham University as Birmingham City University, which is not the same as the University of Birmingham? Wikipedia says "The University of Birmingham (informa...
by sjs
15 Dec 2019, 7:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Smartphone to use with google maps
Replies: 58
Views: 1755

Re: Smartphone to use with google maps

I have this attached to my stem. In it is my Moto G5S Android smartphone running Osmand + with imported routes determined by cycle.travel. its impervious to rain, you can use the touch screen through the transparent window. If you wish you can have an additional power pack connected tucked undernea...
by sjs
8 Dec 2019, 10:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC iPlayer CPU hogging
Replies: 27
Views: 780

Re: BBC iPlayer CPU hogging

There's a thing called get_iplayer which will download programmes from iplayer and keep them as an mp4, indefinitely if you decide to ignore the time limit. It runs on Windows, among others OS's. It is a command line program but there is a slightly less hostile browser interface.
by sjs
26 Nov 2019, 9:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Online route planning using OS
Replies: 14
Views: 646

Re: Online route planning using OS

Disappointingly, you can plot routes on the OS Maps app, but it won’t “snap to roads” so you have to do the plotting freehand. You can only do “snap to track” in a National Park, which is about as much use as a Chocolate Teapot unless you live or regularly ride in an NP. I find it’s best to use ano...
by sjs
23 Nov 2019, 2:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Online route planning using OS
Replies: 14
Views: 646

Re: Online route planning using OS

Sorted. Abandon Android and fire up the PC. Thanks for the alternatives though On Android there's an app called Maverick which displays tracks and has OS mapping to Explorer (1:25k) level, complete with green RoWs. And, you can download maps for later use. And, they're in a standard format suitable...
by sjs
23 Nov 2019, 11:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Online route planning using OS
Replies: 14
Views: 646

Re: Online route planning using OS

Hi Bikehike version of OS doesn't show the RoW It shows the OS symbology for public RoW if you zoom in using +/- buttons. The symbols are not green as used on OS Explorer maps but red, which is normally used for permitted routes (IIRC). Dunno why the colour changed tho I'm not massively up on my ma...
by sjs
15 Nov 2019, 7:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yet another 1x road bike... this time by B'Twin
Replies: 28
Views: 2947

Re: Yet another 1x road bike... this time by B'Twin

They should name it the B'Twin Cambridge. Perfect for around these parts where crossing one railway bridge doubles the amount of climbing on a cross city ride. If they sold it with a pre-rusted chain and kicked the wheels out of true from day one, they'd really be on the money. :D Well Castle Hill ...
by sjs
15 Nov 2019, 7:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge range- thoughts?
Replies: 63
Views: 1800

Re: Garmin Edge range- thoughts?

It’s actually a bridleway by the looks of it, hence the possible confusion - we had come from Elton, past the entrance to Lyveden Farm. If I want to do a “road” ride, why does the program think it’s ok to go down a bridleway? So do I have to check every mile of a created route against an OS map? We...