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by peter99
27 Jan 2013, 8:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: More Sad news...
Replies: 100
Views: 6630

Re: More Sad news...

...http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-21225233 lets hope they find the barsteward and string him up, RIP and thoughts with family and friends. What suggests it was a man? I seem to remember the cyclist killed by a driver who kept going for hundreds of yards into blinding sunlight at speed...
by peter99
12 Dec 2012, 11:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lorry Drivers watching DVDs
Replies: 21
Views: 1763

Re: Lorry Drivers watching DVDs

Any porn?
by peter99
8 Oct 2012, 10:28pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Mandatory life jackets
Replies: 15
Views: 1224

Re: Mandatory life jackets

Many single handed round the world sailors don't bother. Sounds stupid at first doesn't it? But the reason is if they are off cape horn say, and fall overboard, the yacht keeps sailing into the distance without them, land rescue is 12, 24, 36 hours away and the nearest competitor maybe 15 hours away...
by peter99
20 Sep 2012, 10:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Say the fraction 7/32 out loud
Replies: 23
Views: 11084

Re: Say the fraction 7/32 out loud

I'e times 7/32 by four and a half to get 32/32 or a whole. Few
by peter99
20 Sep 2012, 10:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Say the fraction 7/32 out loud
Replies: 23
Views: 11084

Re: Say the fraction 7/32 out loud

Yes, one thirty second is correct. It's one equal bit out of thirty two equal bits. Just like one quarter is one equal bit out of four equal bits. However..... One sixteenth is correct. Two sixteenths isn't. Two sixteenths = one eighth (remember fractions at school and reducing them? 1/8th is half o...
by peter99
20 Sep 2012, 8:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Say the fraction 7/32 out loud
Replies: 23
Views: 11084

Re: Say the fraction 7/32 out loud

Your thinking in Metric, ie 7 of 10, seven tenths.

your question is deaing in thirty seconds or seconths if you like.

So out of 32 bits divide by 7 to get the metric - but it doesn't quite work that way.

So, 7 bits out of thirty two bits in imperial. Does that make sense?
by peter99
19 Sep 2012, 10:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Say the fraction 7/32 out loud
Replies: 23
Views: 11084

Re: Say the fraction 7/32 out loud

In engineering

seven thirty seconds
by peter99
7 Sep 2012, 3:28am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Wiggle
Replies: 100
Views: 126473

Re: Wiggle

Ahem;

I BLAME WIGGLE

Ahem.







(Someone had to do it :D )
by peter99
24 Jul 2012, 10:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Be Safe, Be Seen.
Replies: 181
Views: 12763

Re: Be Safe, Be Seen.

I was there 2 months ago and it [inappropriate term removed] down (and snowed) solidly for the entire week!
by peter99
15 Jul 2012, 1:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First Aid Kits
Replies: 32
Views: 4001

Re: First Aid Kits

OP is right. All you need in a first aid kit (first to aid, that is the clue) is; Something to stop heavy bleeding after a serious cut / gash etc Something to support a broken bone Something to strap / tie padding on Therefore Some gauze padding type pads, stop the immediate bleed, then hospital cou...
by peter99
10 Jul 2012, 9:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Good Locks - Are They Worth It?
Replies: 30
Views: 2195

Re: Good Locks - Are They Worth It?

Your question has been answered.
A good lock is better than a poor one.
A good lock can and will be broken by a determined theif.
The best lock is is only as good as the answer directly above this line.

Or do you want an answer to suit your expected expectations?
by peter99
10 Jul 2012, 2:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Good Locks - Are They Worth It?
Replies: 30
Views: 2195

Re: Good Locks - Are They Worth It?

As said above, if serious criminal decides he wants it, it's toast even with hardened 20mm links. I have loads of quality cordless tools for work. A friend recently lost the keys to a substantial hardened 16mm chain. She asked me to free the bike after 2 weeks of key searching. I took my cordless gr...
by peter99
26 Jun 2012, 5:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Today (Road Rage Story)
Replies: 22
Views: 4397

Re: Today (Road Rage Story)

Report it. He may have injured someone else near to the incident you had with him. Police could ID parade him, you pick him out etc.
by peter99
26 Jun 2012, 5:40am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Times Campaign for safer cycling
Replies: 261
Views: 25332

Re: The Times Campaign for safer cycling

When your boiler breaks down would you mind putting it on your bike trailer and bringing it to me as the tools I require to fix it are too heavy / numerous to carry on my bike. I'll fit it onto a test jig (at your expense), fix it, hand it back to you. Then you can take it home on your bike, refit i...
by peter99
1 May 2012, 11:37am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: I want to pay road tax!
Replies: 48
Views: 12177

Re: I want to pay road tax!

Yes I can see that. Running shoes would need to be included too. If I do a Fartlek running session (no laughing at the back, it means random intervals at various speeds etc as you feel you want to do them) I can approach 15 towards 20 mph. A clash of heads with a walking pedestrian would result in g...