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by horizon
20 Apr 2018, 11:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Supercommuter?
Replies: 82
Views: 14398

Re: Supercommuter?

As if any proof were needed, it kind of shows that assembling a bike properly with carefully chosen parts and high standards of build quality is almost certainly a worthwhile investment of one's time, in the long run. cheers It's also an encouragement to people like me who are prepared to invest a ...
by horizon
20 Apr 2018, 10:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Buying on-line
Replies: 31
Views: 668

Re: Buying on-line

Have we factored in the cost of going to Truro yet? That's 100 miles return at 45p per mile. That's an hour each way at let's say £10.00 per hour, that's £65.00. The cost of earning that money with travel to work is maybe another £5.00. Then there's recovery time (they don't call it shop until you d...
by horizon
19 Apr 2018, 10:07am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Multi-morbidity (Radio 4 news)
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Multi-morbidity (Radio 4 news)

There's a fuller report in the Guardian (and possibly in other media too): https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/apr/19/patients-with-multiple-conditions-not-getting-best-possible-care-say-experts I felt that although there were issues about patient care, the big message was that people are becom...
by horizon
19 Apr 2018, 9:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: getting out of Malaga Airport on a bike
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: getting out of Malaga Airport on a bike

The last train , i believe , is around 11 pm , so by the time i have recuperated and unpacked my bike this would not be an option . By the time you've recuperated and unpacked, you won't have too long to wait for the early morning train. I would definitely plan to overnight at the terminal (if you'...
by horizon
19 Apr 2018, 9:35am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Multi-morbidity (Radio 4 news)
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Multi-morbidity (Radio 4 news)

Interesting piece on Radio 4 this morning about multi-morbidity. This apparently is a serious and increasing problem that doctors say they don't understand. Some illnesses are naturally found together but doctors are now saying that patients are presenting with several unrelated conditions. I wonder...
by horizon
18 Apr 2018, 10:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: All you Want to Know about MAMILS
Replies: 20
Views: 632

Re: All you Want to Know about MAMILS

Do these people deserve the tag MAMIL, when the folk using the (usually) derogatory tag have often been cycling for fewer years? My impression is that the people who use the term MAMIL have never been cycling at all. To mock the bulging flesh of a middle aged man in Lycra is usually to divert atten...
by horizon
18 Apr 2018, 10:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Disposal of used tyres
Replies: 13
Views: 621

Re: Disposal of used tyres

The bad news in the report (apart from the lack of recycling) is that where tyres were "recycled", the author was unable to verify how and by whom with obvious implications. The good news is that old tyres are a problem for retailers so that might eventuality put some pressure on someone ...
by horizon
17 Apr 2018, 10:45pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Do the helmets in accidents involving helmets get investigated?
Replies: 56
Views: 1309

Re: Do the helmets in accidents involving helmets get investigated?

Here's one of the abstracts (my emphasis): Abstract Cycling is a popular form of recreation and method of commuting with clear health benefits. However, cycling is not without risk. In Canada, cycling injuries are more common than in any other summer sport; and according to the US National Highway a...
by horizon
17 Apr 2018, 9:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Disposal of used tyres
Replies: 13
Views: 621

Re: Disposal of used tyres

AFAIK they cannot be recycled, even if they are collected and even if there is no charge for disposal. When I say cannot, I mean are not. Although there is no straightforward way to reuse the content or the complete tyre, car tyre recycling does exist and it's hard to see why bicycle tyres cannot be...
by horizon
17 Apr 2018, 9:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Novel cycle tours in Britain?
Replies: 13
Views: 740

Re: Novel cycle tours in Britain?

I always try to put in a word for the National Byway on this sort of thread. It seems ideal for the time period and aims you have in mind. I often find that having sorted out or followed a nice route, I come across their signs. It's a great way to see the country in one go. https://www.thenationalby...
by horizon
17 Apr 2018, 7:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ant McPartlin arrested over drink-driving collision
Replies: 123
Views: 3379

Re: Ant McPartlin arrested over drink-driving collision

FWIW, I think that the possibility of disqualification from driving can be a very effective deterrent against bad driving for the type of person who would not ignore a ban. What's needed is a perception that the risk of being detected and prosecuted is high and that on conviction disqualification i...
by horizon
17 Apr 2018, 2:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ant McPartlin arrested over drink-driving collision
Replies: 123
Views: 3379

Re: Ant McPartlin arrested over drink-driving collision

"But how are we to know that his new behaviour will continue? We cannot - the only evidence we have to go on is that he has failed this time." On this basis, anyone imprisoned for any offence should NEVER be released. Harsh. I'm now disqualified from joining the armed forces (due to age)....
by horizon
17 Apr 2018, 1:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ant McPartlin arrested over drink-driving collision
Replies: 123
Views: 3379

Re: Ant McPartlin arrested over drink-driving collision

"The point is, I changed my behaviour. Without getting caught. Without public shaming and without therapy. I'm sure others here will have also cleaned up their act in the same way. For that reason I am reluctant to believe that this offender cannot correct this behaviour." Just so. The po...
by horizon
17 Apr 2018, 1:15pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Do the helmets in accidents involving helmets get investigated?
Replies: 56
Views: 1309

Re: Do the helmets in accidents involving helmets get investigated?

Vorpal, mjr: many thanks for that. The kind of information i thought might be available is of the forensic kind - speed of impact, what injury and why, effect on helmet etc. None of this is rocket science and I would have thought, given the high profile given to helmets, someone might have done it ...
by horizon
17 Apr 2018, 12:31pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Do the helmets in accidents involving helmets get investigated?
Replies: 56
Views: 1309

Re: Do the helmets in accidents involving helmets get investigated?

(BTW I'm quite astonished that no such investigations take place and I feel confident that this forum would know of such studies had they occurred). I suppose you have looked at http://www.cyclehelmets.org/ ? I've had another brief look but cannot find any links to investigations of actual accidents.