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by al_yrpal
9 Jul 2020, 11:28am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Improving prformance in elderly.
Replies: 111
Views: 2216

Re: Improving prformance in elderly.

Reading the posts above I feel smug that I didnt need an Ebike until I reached 76 and moved somewhere surrounded by dozens of long 1 in 4 hills. My tourer sits in the garage unloved but will come out when I take a trip to East Anglia or back to the Chilterns, countryside that I can still manage. Ant...
by al_yrpal
5 Jul 2020, 5:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 261
Views: 4265

Re: Antisocial cyclists

People on bicycles isnt the same description I would give to keen cyclists who I would call simply cyclists.

Entertainers usually write entertaining things. Making inane comments about anything and everything, some of them quite controversial, isnt the same thing...

Al :wink:
by al_yrpal
4 Jul 2020, 11:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pub or Haircut first?
Replies: 32
Views: 526

Re: Pub or Haircut first?

Went to the Little Bakery just around the corner for a fry up this morning with my friend Tony. Look like Robinson Crusoe at the moment, barbers in for a shock, :shock:

Al
by al_yrpal
30 Jun 2020, 10:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I drove a normal car yesterday
Replies: 225
Views: 4555

Re: I drove a normal car yesterday

Hi, Was that fitted to a bus? Yes, and I drove the bus at the Leyland test track, I insisted on it. I was working as a consultant to the NRDC at the time. The same drive had been used in the ram air generator on the TSR2 with which I had experience. The drive was a very novel concept, too novel for...
by al_yrpal
30 Jun 2020, 8:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I drove a normal car yesterday
Replies: 225
Views: 4555

Re: I drove a normal car yesterday

The Kestrel Drive along with the Torotrak transmission would do that but like so many brilliant British developments no one will back it. :( Al I don't know what Kestral Drive and Torotrak are but if they're that good you'd think investors would be falling over themselves to back it. Google says To...
by al_yrpal
30 Jun 2020, 4:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I drove a normal car yesterday
Replies: 225
Views: 4555

Re: I drove a normal car yesterday

I'm still learning about how these things work. Ours is "only" a Yaris, so as such the battery isn't very big. A Prius has a much bigger one and as such gets much better economy than we do. I know you can't get something for nothing, but I wonder if you could prolong the distance availabl...
by al_yrpal
30 Jun 2020, 3:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 261
Views: 4265

Re: Antisocial cyclists

Flag etiquette is just good manners. We always furled our ensign at sunset, flew a courtesy abroad, Q flag for customs etc. But, we did have a Beer Oclock flag and the Bracknell Socialist Yacht Club flag which had a crossed bottle opener and sickle on it. The guy who played Onslow in keeping up appe...
by al_yrpal
30 Jun 2020, 2:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 261
Views: 4265

Re: Antisocial cyclists

We were in Murrays Fish Restaurant in Cowes one evening. There was a commotion outside and several armed Police sprinted past. Apparently someone tried to get into the Royal Yacht Squadron not wearing a tie! :lol:

Al
by al_yrpal
30 Jun 2020, 2:05pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Front Wheel conversion
Replies: 17
Views: 480

Re: Front Wheel conversion

My friend fitted a Cyclotricity front hub drive to his Raleigh. He found it difficult to control direction even after he fitted the throttle because of torque steer. He sold the kit and bought a Cube ebike with a Bosch bottom bracket drive. He did say that Cyclotricity were very helpful.

Al
by al_yrpal
30 Jun 2020, 1:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 261
Views: 4265

Re: Antisocial cyclists

The red duster of course (red ensign). Best one was when we were out in the channel in a real hooley and we spotted a French Corvette. We dipped and a door opened in the side and a harrased looking capless sailor sprinted down to the stern to return the salute. I expect Mick F wont approve... :D Al
by al_yrpal
30 Jun 2020, 12:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 261
Views: 4265

Re: Antisocial cyclists

Doesn't that depend on how big and how fast they are? I seldom find myself close enough to wave to the bulk carriers of shipping containers churning along at thirty knots. We keep well out of their way, but I have waved to the cook leaning on the after rail of such. There is a tendency for rag and ...
by al_yrpal
29 Jun 2020, 6:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 261
Views: 4265

Re: Antisocial cyclists

Seriously, do you get waves from other car users when driving? Ow do Yes if I’m in the Transporter.....but only from others with similar customised T5/T6s.Some Carravelle owners also wave. Reliant owners also used to flash and wave back when they were slightly more common. Fellow motorcyclists do.....
by al_yrpal
29 Jun 2020, 5:06pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Things that get ignored in the hope that they go away.
Replies: 36
Views: 775

Re: Things that get ignored in the hope that they go away.

Titchmarsh :(

Gets everywhere, makes me avoid going into B&Q!

Al
by al_yrpal
29 Jun 2020, 1:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you really want to go to heaven?
Replies: 46
Views: 937

Re: Do you really want to go to heaven?

If its there, yes please. My Mrs died last week, I loved her very much and I would love to think I would be seeing her again. But, I am not a Christian and I dont believe an afterlife awaits us. As for Christians, there are plenty around here, Church attendance is very strong. I know many and many o...
by al_yrpal
29 Jun 2020, 1:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 261
Views: 4265

Re: Antisocial cyclists

Remember this? viewtopic.php?f=15&t=137459

Perenial problem it seems. :D

Al