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by ThePinkOne
16 Aug 2019, 6:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is electric the end of the bike as we know it
Replies: 65
Views: 3424

Re: Is electric the end of the bike as we know it

E-bikes do seem to have lots of potential for getting car commutors onto (e)-bikes. Something to be celebrated IMO. If (say) 20% of a workforce switched from cars to e-bike to reach the office/shop, you're heading to the sort of level where things like decent secure cycle parking at workplaces becom...
by ThePinkOne
7 Jul 2019, 8:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?
Replies: 127
Views: 10924

Re: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?

Many recent verage speed camera installations I've seen use the back numberplate, not the front.

Maybe to ensure that motorcyclists also need to obey the speed limit :wink:

TPO
by ThePinkOne
5 Jul 2019, 6:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?
Replies: 127
Views: 10924

Re: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?

Average: mean, median, mode? :wink: I try to be a truthful person but occasionally when I see a motron going too fast with his window open I shout %&@# 'safety camera!!'@&€* Unless there really is a safety camera nearby, of course Mean. (i.e. what the everyday shorthand for "average&qu...
by ThePinkOne
5 Jul 2019, 6:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: If you can’t see my mirrors...
Replies: 14
Views: 3048

Re: If you can’t see my mirrors...

10 years ago I was driving 7.5 ton delivery vehicles and they had multiple side mirrors that eliminated blindspots to left and right. There was a tapering blind area to the rear of the vehicle however. We were told quite categorically that it was our responsibility to adjust mirrors so they were ef...
by ThePinkOne
5 Jul 2019, 6:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?
Replies: 127
Views: 10924

Re: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?

There is a method that works: Average Speed Cameras (the "yellow vulture" things). Admittedly they do require that the driver can (a) read the signs and (b) understands what "average" means (cannot assume given the level of literacy and numeracy in the general population). They w...
by ThePinkOne
5 Jul 2019, 3:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why do drivers think this acceptable?
Replies: 60
Views: 9436

Re: Why do drivers think this acceptable?

Not really expecting an answer, just want to let off steam. Cycling back from the gym, looking to turn right down a quiet side road, check clear to move to the middle, arm out indicating right, and what happens.? Well, about 50 feet from the turn off two cars think it acceptable to pass me on the r...
by ThePinkOne
5 Jul 2019, 3:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why do drivers think this acceptable?
Replies: 60
Views: 9436

Re: Why do drivers think this acceptable?

In reply to the OP: most drivers of any motorised vehicle probably don't think it's acceptable. That said, a trend I notice developing amongst all road users is an attitude of "I'm bigger than you so you should give way to me." There are 2 motor vehicles that I use- a very small private ca...
by ThePinkOne
30 Jun 2019, 7:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 280
Views: 5732

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

And as recently announced we have hydrogen powered trains in the uk. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48698532 https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/13E4E/production/_107468418_hydro_train_640_3x-nc.png l] It's easy to draw it, but the practicalities are more challenging. Aside from the sp...
by ThePinkOne
23 Jun 2019, 5:08pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Homeopathy, does it work?
Replies: 232
Views: 5997

Re: Homeopathy, does it work?

I recommend Ben Goldacre's book "Bad Sience" and the stuff in there about homeopathy. Basically, it "works" due to the placebo effect. As he points out, the placebo effect is an amazing thing, even things like colour of pill can effect how well they work for different things. TPO
by ThePinkOne
23 Jun 2019, 5:03pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Health Service professionals
Replies: 27
Views: 993

Re: Health Service professionals

Long hours, long gaps between breaks, tired and emotionally drained at the end of the shift Hardly assists with healthy eating and exercise.... Indeed. Add in the night shifts (which can play havoc with metabolism).... maybe a few other things. Stress for example- tends to increase cortisol. A nurs...
by ThePinkOne
16 May 2019, 9:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bees in the compost bin
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: Bees in the compost bin

If it's tree bees they will be gone by the end of July once the next generation is raised.

We had a nest in the eaves a year or two back, they were no bother, the drones flying the guard pattern outside the nest were fascinating to watch.

TPO
by ThePinkOne
4 Apr 2019, 8:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where you bin, man?
Replies: 18
Views: 1699

Re: Where you bin, man?

No, mine is regular as clockwork and always on time, has been for 20 years. It comes in a plastic wrapper too not a brown paper envelope :lol:

TPO
by ThePinkOne
4 Apr 2019, 8:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Freedom for England
Replies: 101
Views: 2592

Re: Freedom for England

I fancy that if there were to be a referendum in which only the residents of England could take part with a yes/no question on the lines of "Should England gain independence? " then I'd anticipate a majority for yes, especially if the social media types got cracking on the money that woul...
by ThePinkOne
31 Mar 2019, 4:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Insurance for cyclists again
Replies: 18
Views: 3109

Re: Insurance for cyclists again

Hmmm, I doubt it. His bio https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Winston shows a number of professional bodies there to complain to, and he does have a Twitter feed apparently. I feel a few complaints coming on, for someone who apparently represents science his attitude to cyclists from his anecdotal ...
by ThePinkOne
29 Mar 2019, 7:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: tea v coffee
Replies: 33
Views: 2751

Re: tea v coffee

Proper Chinese green tea brewed in a tea-pot (you don't need a strainer as the leaves are so big). Refreshing. Any recommendations as to what is the good stuff? Erm... The stuff my husband is given by Chinese colleagues which only has Chinese writing on the pack is what I drink. Sorry I cannot be m...