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by sjs
14 Aug 2020, 7:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Subversion Practices of Russia: Black PR
Replies: 12
Views: 225

Re: The Subversion Practices of Russia: Black PR

The Tories are masters of it. Hard to believe they're more than enthusiastic amateurs, given their recent performance at just about everything else. They're a bunch of crooks financed by the rich for the rich. when Grant Shapps manages to look like the pick of the bunch, you know you're in trouble.
by sjs
14 Aug 2020, 7:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Subversion Practices of Russia: Black PR
Replies: 12
Views: 225

Re: The Subversion Practices of Russia: Black PR

reohn2 wrote:The Tories are masters of it.


Hard to believe they're more than enthusiastic amateurs, given their recent performance at just about everything else.
by sjs
12 Aug 2020, 1:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sea cruises: Why? Why not?
Replies: 84
Views: 1632

Re: Sea cruises: Why? Why not?

I was persuaded to go on a cruise this year, never having done it before. Since the scheduled departure was in May, it didn't happen of course. And, I managed to get the money back from TUI, which, based on stories one reads about their slowness to provide refunds, is quite an achievement.
by sjs
10 Aug 2020, 1:13pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG and le grub
Replies: 28
Views: 649

Re: LEJOG and le grub

When I’m doing a long day ride it’s often an excuse to eat and drink junk all day - £3.50 meal deals with chocolate milk drinks and chocolate bars, flap jacks etc etc. Now I’m looking at 14 days of this - plus 14 dinners in pubs and B&Bs potentially of the pie and chips variety. I’m going to co...
by sjs
7 Aug 2020, 9:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Specialized Tricross - anyone had any experience of this?
Replies: 14
Views: 410

Re: Specialized Tricross - anyone had any experience of this?

Oh and the original tyres were absolutely terrible. Literally a puncture a week, on fairly benign surfaces.
by sjs
7 Aug 2020, 9:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Specialized Tricross - anyone had any experience of this?
Replies: 14
Views: 410

Re: Specialized Tricross - anyone had any experience of this?

I bought a 2009 Tricross Comp, under the cycle to work scheme. Never very impressed by the wheels (loose spokes constantly needling tightening), the brakes (I kept the cantis but changed the calipers) or the creaky bottom bracket (eventually went for square taper and took the opportunity to go for a...
by sjs
1 Aug 2020, 2:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sigma sport cycle computer - what tyre size
Replies: 23
Views: 589

Re: Sigma sport cycle computer - what tyre size

I've always just started with a random or default setting for tyre size, ridden a known distance, then applied a correction factor to the original size setting.
ie
correct size = random size X (known distance)/(incorrectly measured distance)
by sjs
29 Jul 2020, 12:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Out-and-back or circuit?
Replies: 69
Views: 1917

Re: Out-and-back or circuit?

I often use the railway to get back from one-way rides in the Peterborough or Cambridge/Ely/Kings Lynn directions. Returned from Cambridge a few weeks ago on a Sunday afternoon (the day before masks became compulsory on public transport IIRC) and as far as I could see I was the only passenger.
by sjs
27 Jul 2020, 1:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Out-and-back or circuit?
Replies: 69
Views: 1917

Re: Out-and-back or circuit?

Getting bored? I must admit being bored after more than 40 years with Oxfordshire but have now realised that Devon is much more boring in comparison. Part of my reason for moving was to throw the jigsaw in the air to see where the pieces landed. Perhaps that is what Mick needs to do. I think the di...
by sjs
26 Jul 2020, 11:38am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Getting fed up with pedestrians and dogs on "shared" paths
Replies: 56
Views: 1549

Re: Getting fed up with pedestrians and dogs on "shared" paths

This thread shows why public footpaths should not be opened up to cycling.
by sjs
25 Jul 2020, 8:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Getting fed up with pedestrians and dogs on "shared" paths
Replies: 56
Views: 1549

Re: Getting fed up with pedestrians and dogs on "shared" paths

Pete Owens wrote:Just tweek a few of the words of the OPs anti pedestrian post slightly and you would end up with a standard anti-cyclist rant fit for a Daily Mail editorial.



Yep. Or +1 or something. Couldn't agree more, anyway.
by sjs
23 Jul 2020, 11:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Unfortunate URLs
Replies: 10
Views: 433

Re: Unfortunate URLs

profpointy wrote:I understand there' was a company who bought and sold collectable and expensive fountain pens. The business was called Pen Island. I leave working out the problem with their website as an exercise for the reader


There are a lot of examples along the same lines. Powergenitalia.com anyone?
by sjs
22 Jul 2020, 12:47pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Favourite railway cycle routes
Replies: 33
Views: 4157

Re: Favourite railway cycle routes

Whats the longest rail trail in the UK ... And if ridden with a paved / surfaced canal path whats the longest combined path way ..... I have a heart issue and although being encouraged to keep up with the milage my (cycling) Cardio consultant suggests i keep off the big climbs ( Whinlatter Pass nex...
by sjs
19 Jul 2020, 12:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 883
Views: 120363

Re: Cycle Travel Question

I've not encountered any downloading problems with Firefox. I also always save the route before making the GPX /TCX if that makes any difference. No problem here either using either Firefox (78) or Chrome on a Chromebook (83). Both GPX and TCX download quite happily. Works for me with Chrome on Mot...
by sjs
19 Jul 2020, 12:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Comet neowise
Replies: 9
Views: 320

Re: Comet neowise

We saw it around 11:30 a few days ago, a few degrees above the horizon, probably a bit west of north. The sky rotates anticlockwise around the pole, so it moves east as the night goes on. Clearly visible to the naked eye, with a decent tail, so I was impressed. Having said that, my wife claimed not ...