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by arnsider
27 Mar 2020, 7:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 120
Views: 3905

Re: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?

One way of limiting motor travel maybe to ask all essential users, police, fire, carer's etc to apply for a dispensation from a ban with their registration numbers then set up number plate recognition cameras on all motorways and using the Police National Computer, to remove personal liability and a...
by arnsider
26 Mar 2020, 10:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 120
Views: 3905

Re: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?

It bewilders me that the government, whilst pleading with everyone to cut out uneccessary travel, have neither, for instance, rationed fuel nor imposed a lower blanket speed limit. Okay, rationing fuel might be a very difficult proposition, but may be necessary if we start to run short, due to inter...
by arnsider
24 Jan 2020, 7:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling group politics
Replies: 61
Views: 3478

Re: Cycling group politics

Regarding mine and others use of the word Politics/Political, strictly speaking, the dictionary (google)defines "politics as "relating to the government or public affairs of a country". I think we can all agree that the word has been used often, outwith its original context, scaling d...
by arnsider
5 Jan 2020, 2:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling group politics
Replies: 61
Views: 3478

Re: Cycling group politics

Glad to hear it. My comment was as always an observation on a few, not the norm. Why has it triggered you so?
I have been a victim of personal vitriol from people who attempted to "organise" my cycling when I just did not conform and I can say that there are two sides to the argument.
by arnsider
5 Jan 2020, 10:09am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling group politics
Replies: 61
Views: 3478

Re: Cycling group politics

Reading back through this discourse, I have quite a few observations. Firstly, My post was a reflection of my own impressions and as always, they are at odds with those of others. That's only natural, as we all have a differing take on things. The fact that there is a huge amount of duplication and ...
by arnsider
6 Dec 2019, 12:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: OS bagging
Replies: 84
Views: 7537

Re: OS bagging

LOL!!
Dare I say that the standards of Surveying and levelling practises among Civil Engineers leaves a lot to be desired.
by arnsider
25 Nov 2019, 6:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: OS bagging
Replies: 84
Views: 7537

Re: OS bagging

The flush brackets were designed to take a metal platform that had a foot at the same level as the arrow top. The same accuracy could be achieved sitting the staff on a two bob coin, provided you allowed a few millimeters for the coin thickness. I well remember closing a long line of obs on a bracke...
by arnsider
25 Nov 2019, 6:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: OS bagging
Replies: 84
Views: 7537

Re: OS bagging

Newlyn observatory determined Mean Sea level over a long period. Mean sea level is pretty dynamic and is subject to great variation, storm surges, tidal stream velocity etc. OS levels were suppied predominantly for engineering purposes namely drainage and as such were adequate. Geodetic consideratio...
by arnsider
25 Nov 2019, 6:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: OS bagging
Replies: 84
Views: 7537

Re: OS bagging

Ordnance Survey down graded the whole Trig Network when GPS became really accurate around the early nineties. Before then, a colossal operation was undertaken to establish the network, with first order levelling and Theodolite observations. Actually finding old marks can be a needle in haystack scen...
by arnsider
25 Nov 2019, 6:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Not Fun... :-( Trying to be positive about my trip out today
Replies: 46
Views: 3960

Re: Not Fun... :-( Trying to be positive about my trip out today

I have similar misgivings here and coincidentally have opened a topic just. Getting fitter does not always involve competition with others and if you are disciplined enough, you will push yourself on a solo ride just as much. Ability will inevitablty vary according to physique and you really cannot ...
by arnsider
25 Nov 2019, 6:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling group politics
Replies: 61
Views: 3478

Cycling group politics

I have been a regular group rider for fifteen years. As well as CTC membership, I ride with a couple of other groups associated with outdoor activity clubs. One of the groups operate a ride plan that befalls individuals on a cyclical pattern, but the other two, including CTC, have their rides planne...
by arnsider
24 Nov 2019, 11:47pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Wiggle
Replies: 92
Views: 124642

Re: Wiggle

They said they would reimburse my postage costs. I haven't checked. The joke is that I turned to Chain reaction in the end only to learn from a mate that it is the same outfit! "Instead of using technology to automate processes, think about using technology to enhance human interaction" To...
by arnsider
24 Nov 2019, 11:37pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Acute Hip Pain
Replies: 10
Views: 734

Re: Acute Hip Pain

Well, after inconclusive treatment for an impacted disc in my lower spine, I started to get pain in my right shoulder which my physio reckoned might be bursitis. Then the same pain in the left shoulder. My physio offered a steroid jab for the right shoulder, but I declined, thinking that my Doc woul...
by arnsider
13 Nov 2019, 3:10pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Wiggle
Replies: 92
Views: 124642

Re: Wiggle

Update on the above.
Got through to Wiggle chatline today.
Have to take the parcel to ASDA which is three miles away (Not the BP garage I was able to collect from)
I won't be doing anymore business with them.
by arnsider
13 Nov 2019, 12:32am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Wiggle
Replies: 92
Views: 124642

Re: Wiggle

Reading all these comments tells me one thing and that is that Wiggle are inconsistent. That has been my own experience of them. MEDIOCRE. My latest negative experience says it all. Ordered some gloves using their suggested measurement of size. Collected order from collection point. Gloves too small...