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by Bmblbzzz
5 Aug 2020, 1:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring or gravel frame?
Replies: 40
Views: 1468

Re: Touring or gravel frame?

I also love the flared drops I have on my Spesh Sequoia. I was going to say the idea of slimming down the kit is a good one, especially if it is in any way dual purpose; I mean, if you might also use it hiking, for instance, then money spent on a smaller tent or lighter sleeping bag would be advanta...
by Bmblbzzz
4 Aug 2020, 3:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How not to lock up your bike
Replies: 40
Views: 1363

Re: How not to lock up your bike

Ah.
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by Bmblbzzz
4 Aug 2020, 2:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How not to lock up your bike
Replies: 40
Views: 1363

Re: How not to lock up your bike

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/for_the_win

@Cowsham: You're looking at the context of the thread, not the post in which I used the phrase. My sentence was something like "Sheffield stands ftw."
by Bmblbzzz
4 Aug 2020, 12:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How not to lock up your bike
Replies: 40
Views: 1363

Re: How not to lock up your bike

"For the win" in this context.
by Bmblbzzz
4 Aug 2020, 1:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How not to lock up your bike
Replies: 40
Views: 1363

Re: How not to lock up your bike

As for remembering when you were a kid in the 70s and didn't need to lock a bike up: firstly, kids don't often lock their bikes up now; secondly, most of the population is not old enough to remember the 70s. Getting back a bit more on topic, someone posted that we should think why the bike was locke...
by Bmblbzzz
4 Aug 2020, 12:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Quiet Lanes
Replies: 25
Views: 790

Re: Quiet Lanes

Evidently it depends which lane and what time. The only Quiet Lanes I know have always been very quiet when I've been on them - usually no motorised traffic at all - and likely to remain that way due to width and direction. A case of designation in response to features present versus in hope? If you...
by Bmblbzzz
3 Aug 2020, 5:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Using your watch as a compass
Replies: 67
Views: 1494

Re: Using your watch as a compass

Knowing which way you're going at the moment is the easy bit. It doesn't tell you where the road will end up after a few twists and turns.
by Bmblbzzz
1 Aug 2020, 2:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Steel molecules - do they get tired?
Replies: 33
Views: 825

Re: Steel molecules - do they get tired?

Nothing tires Bike of Steel -- except Kryptonite. So be careful what lock you use.
by Bmblbzzz
31 Jul 2020, 6:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting cycle.travel route planner to follow MY route choice
Replies: 33
Views: 802

Re: Getting cycle.travel route planner to follow MY route choice

The examples they give suggest that RWGPS's popularity-influenced routing is in practice minor non-deviation; instead of diverting you onto a quieter parallel route for a short distance, it will follow the main road you were already on. That IMO is good. At least for me! For some people, a couple of...
by Bmblbzzz
30 Jul 2020, 2:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A mask in your bike bag?
Replies: 99
Views: 2984

Re: A mask in your bike bag?

The trouble with every 'classic innate rights' argument is that it fails to suggest a solution when my 'innate rights' conflict with yours. Other than 'suck it up, loser.' A few of those who use this argument may even not be aware of that, but only a few.
by Bmblbzzz
30 Jul 2020, 12:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting cycle.travel route planner to follow MY route choice
Replies: 33
Views: 802

Re: Getting cycle.travel route planner to follow MY route choice

Stiles must be rare/unknown on bridlepaths, but there are plenty with "step over" gates to allow horses to pass but (theoretically) keep out motorbikes. Also, of course, standard gates, which you will have to dismount to open. Here are some horsists complaining about something similar: htt...
by Bmblbzzz
29 Jul 2020, 2:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A mask in your bike bag?
Replies: 99
Views: 2984

Re: A mask in your bike bag?

There's TWELVE times lower risk of dying WITH a positive for something (but not FROM) currently than the peak deaths FROM respiratory disease in 2018! With a positive what for what thing? Your sentence doesn't make sense. A positive for something, that means it could be anything, the test cannot is...
by Bmblbzzz
29 Jul 2020, 12:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A mask in your bike bag?
Replies: 99
Views: 2984

Re: A mask in your bike bag?

The utility cyclist wrote:There's TWELVE times lower risk of dying WITH a positive for something (but not FROM) currently than the peak deaths FROM respiratory disease in 2018!

With a positive what for what thing? Your sentence doesn't make sense.
by Bmblbzzz
27 Jul 2020, 8:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A mask in your bike bag?
Replies: 99
Views: 2984

Re: A mask in your bike bag?

They're obviously further on in Essex, haven't found any ripe yet round here.
by Bmblbzzz
24 Jul 2020, 9:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 17 year old calls us out...
Replies: 69
Views: 2423

Re: 17 year old calls us out...

No one could have predicted CV19 but a viral pandemic of some sort has been expected for a couple of decades.