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by pwa
22 Apr 2019, 10:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5180

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Change your habits. I have and still am. Cugel. Are you still commuting to work, Cugel? It is easier to be environmentally aware if you don't have to commute into a city, if you don't have to live in a city, if you can afford the costs of change and you don't struggle to pay the bills. A lot of peo...
by pwa
22 Apr 2019, 8:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much difference does tyre width make.
Replies: 31
Views: 812

Re: How much difference does tyre width make.

I freewheel downhill faster than other members of my family when we cycle together but I've always thought that was mostly due to me being heavier :D I'm the biggest in our group, always fastest down :D but slowest back up :( Yes, that's the way it goes. Those of us who carry a touch of excess weig...
by pwa
22 Apr 2019, 8:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5180

Re: Extinction Rebellion

To some extent the views of some highly paid celeb is less relevant to me than those of a well informed person living a life a bit more like mine. Someone who doesn't have the dosh to buy a new electric car, who can't up sticks and go and live in the woods because he/she is anchored by a job, who ha...
by pwa
22 Apr 2019, 8:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5180

Re: Extinction Rebellion

A classic example is David Attenborough, the BBC and it's output. What must be the footprint of flying him, crews, production teams out to remote locations, the output of the electrical equipment they use, the costs of broadcasting, the cost of the electricity powering millions of TV sets? No-one c...
by pwa
22 Apr 2019, 7:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5180

Re: Extinction Rebellion

If you mean that the message is the important thing, I agree. But it is hard not to comment on the irritation of being lectured about the unsustainable nature of my lifestyle by blighters who spend a lot of time flying. I want serious people trying to guide me, not clowns who never look in the mirr...
by pwa
22 Apr 2019, 6:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5180

Re: Extinction Rebellion

In nearby Henley on Thames they reckon theres a road vehicle pollution problem. And in Sonning on Thames at the single track lights controlled Thames Bridge right by Clooneys house theres a problem too. Its not only in cities, anywhere stationary vehicles are idling at lights and spitting out fumes...
by pwa
22 Apr 2019, 6:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5180

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Yet another example how people are trying to discredit the messenger and are ignoring facts that don't fit with their pre-conceived ideas. But given recent history on this thread I suspect we'll have another "what hypocrisy ..." post before long as they try and discredit another (or even ...
by pwa
22 Apr 2019, 6:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 593
Views: 105448

Re: A positive thread

Awful sunny blue weather today, Minus One, doubtless lots of people are out cycling , driving, walking, Minus Two I am lucky, went cycling yesterday, can stay at home today, cooking & reading, about 21oo the light outside is bearable, plan to go for a little walk to the book-exchange, Plus Thre...
by pwa
22 Apr 2019, 6:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?
Replies: 28
Views: 655

Re: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?

The twist? - the steep (referred to as "compact") frame angles mean that it's often difficult to get the saddle far enough back and the 'twist' is the effects of that on some joints and other parts of your anatomy from not being able to get the saddle far enough back. It's not an out-and-...
by pwa
22 Apr 2019, 6:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?
Replies: 28
Views: 655

Re: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?

As the unsophisticated rider of an old hybrid perhaps someone could educate me as to the problem, please. Always willing to learn. I suppose having disc brakes but only having clearance for 28mm tyres is a missed opportunity, since those brakes would allow a choice of wider tyres. But as a bike it ...
by pwa
22 Apr 2019, 6:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5180

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Al Gore didn't actually walk or cycle everywhere on his travels to raise Climate Change awareness across the US and world. Should he have just stayed at home and done nothing? Ian His Nashvile home has electricity bills 21 times higher than the (already high) USA average. https://www.washingtontime...
by pwa
22 Apr 2019, 8:21am
Forum: On the road
Topic: shared use
Replies: 14
Views: 356

Re: shared use

It's just people for you. Can't rely on em. Like with sheep, don't assume common sense is actively working.
by pwa
22 Apr 2019, 8:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much difference does tyre width make.
Replies: 31
Views: 812

Re: How much difference does tyre width make.

I freewheel downhill faster than other members of my family when we cycle together but I've always thought that was mostly due to me being heavier :D
by pwa
22 Apr 2019, 8:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Notre Dame....
Replies: 63
Views: 977

Re: Notre Dame....

Furthermore, there are now arguments erupting in France , about the enormous fund (crowdfunding?) for ND repairs, whilst other historic buildings in France, including many churches, which are also in urgent need of repairs, get nothing. The Gilets Jaunes have, not surprisingly, picked up on this......
by pwa
21 Apr 2019, 8:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much difference does tyre width make.
Replies: 31
Views: 812

Re: How much difference does tyre width make.

A make/model such as the Continental Grand Prix 4 Season 700C Duraskin Tyre comes in four different sizes: 32c, 28c, 25c, and 23c. Opinion would be about a playoff between weight and comfort. My general thought would be to go for the 28c for some comfort and durability, but is there much difference...