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by Audax67
15 Nov 2018, 5:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Your Favourite Saddle
Replies: 55
Views: 1727

Re: Your Favourite Saddle

My left leg is 11 mm shorter than the right, so plastic-armature saddles and hard leather ones are utter hell on my left sit-bone. The supple leather Selle Anatomica works, though: http://www.pbase.com/johnewing/image/160761090.jpg The two sides move pretty well independently. The creases are there ...
by Audax67
10 Nov 2018, 1:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Kissing Gates
Replies: 46
Views: 1074

Re: Kissing Gates

Hah. Speaking as one who caught an enlightened French cycle-path barrier in the breadbasket some weeks back, the best approach is no <expletive> barrier at all.
by Audax67
10 Nov 2018, 1:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Whats in your room 101?
Replies: 38
Views: 900

Re: Whats in your room 101?

There's a fortune to be made in self-adhesive supra-occular gutters for cyclists.

Anyway, my candidates for Room 101: hackers. They turned something wonderful into a minefield.
by Audax67
1 Nov 2018, 2:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cordless drills
Replies: 51
Views: 1179

Re: Cordless drills

I had an Aldi drill and after a few years the battery expired. I couldnt get a replacement battery from anywhere. I had to bin the drill. I hope those Samsung batteries are a standard item. Al Ditto my Leroy Merlin own-brand piece of horse pucky*. Two batteries, both NiCd, whereof one just swelled ...
by Audax67
28 Oct 2018, 1:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Jailed Driver Pushes Cyclist Under Car
Replies: 17
Views: 1059

Re: Jailed Driver Pushes Cyclist Under Car

Gareth Marshall said that he couldn't thank the NHS enough. A chum of my wife's just moved to New York and posted that his projects there were all dependent on staying healthy, because a hospital stay cost $4200 per day, not including treatment. It strikes me that the NHS should be suing Hefferman t...
by Audax67
16 Oct 2018, 1:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: MTB rider killed by hunter in Alps, France
Replies: 17
Views: 1426

Re: MTB rider killed by hunter in Alps, France

The hunting clubs have a lot of influence here. Some years ago our club planned an MTB event through state-owned forest. We put our declarations, with maps, in to the Préfecture and received an OK from all the mairies whose areas we'd be riding through, ditto from the Office National des Forêts. The...
by Audax67
10 Oct 2018, 11:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: How much to take on an audax?
Replies: 24
Views: 1162

Re: How much to take on an audax?

+1 for Carradice. Super C Audax for 200, 300 & 400, Lowsaddle Longflap for 600 & PBP. Put extra straps on the flap to take wet rainjacket etc. I use an SQR block and strap a small toolbag under it, in front of the saddlebag. The Super C Audax would do for 600 & PBP too if you didn't mind...
by Audax67
10 Oct 2018, 11:08am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?
Replies: 91
Views: 4438

Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Almost a year since my first answer to this thread, my plans have changed a bit. I've stopped writing my routing program since Google changed their business model and ICBA learning another system; also, I'm not aiming at 1000k rides any more so those that already exist are sufficient. While I still ...
by Audax67
10 Oct 2018, 10:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Colour does make a difference?
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: Colour does make a difference?

As to whether colour makes a difference, you decide: http://www.pbase.com/johnewing/image/153575916.jpg http://www.pbase.com/johnewing/image/153584117.jpg The pics are from a set of slides I found on a fleamarket. From the fashions, they date from around 1911. Colouring the subject in Photoshop wasn...
by Audax67
10 Oct 2018, 10:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Colour does make a difference?
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: Colour does make a difference?

It does exist and it is used: https://youtu.be/NjDclfAFRB4
by Audax67
10 Oct 2018, 10:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dangerous Radiation?
Replies: 16
Views: 1128

Re: Dangerous Radiation?

I wouldn't worry about it: the strongest signal is emitted by the scanning gates, and everyone walks through those, with or without tags. If you live in a town, the chances of getting cancer from fossil fuel emissions are far greater, especially if you ride in traffic a lot.

Ain't that jolly?
by Audax67
5 Oct 2018, 1:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Maximum recommend speed with bike on roof rack
Replies: 28
Views: 1148

Re: Maximum recommend speed with bike on roof rack

MikeF wrote:Drag is proportional to the square of the speed, ie it is almost twice as great at 70 mph than 50 mph.


As you will notice when you take your foot off the accelerator.
by Audax67
4 Oct 2018, 10:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Recommend me a phone.
Replies: 17
Views: 485

Re: Recomend me a phone.

bigjim wrote:
Audax67 wrote:Image

You selling your phone Audax? :)


Yeah, it drags down my jersey and the wretched cord is a nightmare at intersections.
by Audax67
4 Oct 2018, 10:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: is 5 years enough?
Replies: 14
Views: 584

Re: is 5 years enough?

What struck me about this was the fact that he must have known he was on the cab camera. So he almost must have known he would get away with doing this. Did his employer ever check the camera? If he did? Then again if he didn't? The phone is most likely the employer's preferred method of sending or...
by Audax67
3 Oct 2018, 1:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Costa Coffee - oh dear!
Replies: 19
Views: 663

Re: Costa Coffee - oh dear!

As usual, the Beeb squit about bacon doesn't mention the absolute probability of getting breast cancer, just the possibly-alarming increase.