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by Audax67
16 Oct 2018, 1:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: MTB rider killed by hunter in Alps, France
Replies: 17
Views: 1252

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: 947

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: 88
Views: 4018

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: 268

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: 268

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: 13
Views: 716

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: 1060

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: 457

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: 553

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: 632

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.
by Audax67
3 Oct 2018, 1:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Recommend me a phone.
Replies: 17
Views: 457

Re: Recomend me a phone.

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by Audax67
30 Sep 2018, 1:38pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 629
Views: 22998

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

The missus came out with that gruesome Americanism "pickpocketed" the other day. I blame that Internet thing.
by Audax67
29 Sep 2018, 3:10pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: For those taking medication
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Re: For those taking medication

I'm only (only, the man says) on four types covering 3 maladies, and when I'm cycling I can leave one of them out otherwise it weaponizes my lower intestine.
by Audax67
29 Sep 2018, 3:04pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hypothyroidism and Depression
Replies: 13
Views: 524

Re: Hypothyroidism and Depression

+1 to that ^^^. I'm not a sufferer but one of our dogs is, and the effects of Levothyroxine have been little short of miraculous. Before my wife diagnosed hypothyroidism his hair was coming out in clumps, he could hardly climb a flight of stairs, he was getting fat and he was generally miserable. No...
by Audax67
26 Sep 2018, 12:32pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: “virtually indistinguishable” in the dark
Replies: 167
Views: 3898

Re: “virtually indistinguishable” in the dark

I only use it at night myself, or in bad visibility. But I do prefer yellow & other bright colours for jerseys. A couple of years back our club got a Morticia Addams lookalike for secretary. She wanted to get the whole club into black, but was eventually argued back to bright green and black, ha...