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by MikeF
4 Dec 2020, 9:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Could the non-drivers not take a train?
Replies: 118
Views: 3645

Re: Could the non-drivers not take a train?

That is a similar figure to what I would estimate for 10million cars, but the number of UK cars is 3 times that. Power is MW but energy is MW/h so the energy needed in your example is 55GW/h or if you count the total number of cars it's 150GW/h. Assuming an average power generation of 30GW per day ...
by MikeF
3 Dec 2020, 11:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Could the non-drivers not take a train?
Replies: 118
Views: 3645

Re: Could the non-drivers not take a train?

Yes I agree and that's what I said. Now give me some figures about how much electrical power will be needed to replace the petrol and diesel fuel and how it will be produced. Both of you seem to be missing some fundamental issues here. 8000 miles per year at 4 miles per kwh is 2MW per Year per EV. ...
by MikeF
3 Dec 2020, 3:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Could the non-drivers not take a train?
Replies: 118
Views: 3645

Re: Could the non-drivers not take a train?

Yes indeed, and I stated that about National Grid in my post. As stated on their website this is what National Grid does "We move electricity through the system" . However what the National Grid doesn't do is generate any power and that is the fundamental point. To make a similar analogy ...
by MikeF
3 Dec 2020, 3:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Could the non-drivers not take a train?
Replies: 118
Views: 3645

Re: Could the non-drivers not take a train?

But the National Grid is in an excellent position to talk about current (!) and future demand and capacity of supply as well as of distribution. Here's a recent accessible piece on EVs: "6 myths about electric vehicles busted" https://www.nationalgrid.com/stories/journey-to-net-zero/5-myt...
by MikeF
3 Dec 2020, 9:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Could the non-drivers not take a train?
Replies: 118
Views: 3645

Re: Could the non-drivers not take a train?

The folk in charge of the grid say there's enough and by the time 10 million EV's do hit the road we'll have added more energy to the mix too. Agreed x2. Jonathan The grid only distributes electricity; it does not generate it. The "grid people" say the distribution system can cope with in...
by MikeF
3 Dec 2020, 9:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bells
Replies: 114
Views: 3240

Re: Bells

drossall wrote:
Billy007 wrote:In traffic a bell is simply ineffective if you value your life as it can't be heard above the noise of traffic.

I have made a number of drivers jump, simply by shouting at them :?
Sounds as though you are fuelling aggression, which is not helpful for anyone.
by MikeF
3 Dec 2020, 8:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacement bottom bracket on hybrid.
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: Replacement bottom bracket on hybrid.

Thanks people. That’s what I thought it might be. It’s English thread so the cups unwound anti clockwise ( towards the front wheel ). They didn’t give me as much of a hard time as I thought they were going to. I should get another few years out of the bike now. Clockwise and anti-clockwise are rela...
by MikeF
3 Dec 2020, 8:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Flashing headlights
Replies: 40
Views: 1575

Re: Flashing headlights

661-Pete wrote:Yes, I know the HC says you should only do it to warn other road users - but nearly every motorist I've encountered uses the gesture as a 'come on' signal.


That's exactly what the lorry driver was doing, but not for you, but for the driver exiting the driveway. :wink: Hence the HC statement.
by MikeF
2 Dec 2020, 10:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bells
Replies: 114
Views: 3240

Re: Bells

Here's The Canal & River Trust's advice for towpath use, bell, then thank you. I don't say 'coming through' if my bell has not been heard , I tend to say 'just coming by there', the exact words don't matter too much, it's the tone of voice used isn't it ? https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/news-and...
by MikeF
1 Dec 2020, 4:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacement bottom bracket on hybrid.
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: Replacement bottom bracket on hybrid.

Thanks people. That’s what I thought it might be. It’s English thread so the cups unwound anti clockwise ( towards the front wheel ). They didn’t give me as much of a hard time as I thought they were going to. I should get another few years out of the bike now. Clockwise and anti-clockwise are rela...
by MikeF
1 Dec 2020, 3:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fell off today
Replies: 37
Views: 2020

Re: Fell off today

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Unfortunately they don't make 'em like that any more.
by MikeF
30 Nov 2020, 10:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bells
Replies: 114
Views: 3240

Re: Bells

Here's The Canal & River Trust's advice for towpath use, bell, then thank you. I don't say 'coming through' if my bell has not been heard , I tend to say 'just coming by there', the exact words don't matter too much, it's the tone of voice used isn't it ? https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/news-and...
by MikeF
30 Nov 2020, 10:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bells
Replies: 114
Views: 3240

Re: Bells

Wow, so when my wife and I go walking on quiet country lanes we have to go in single file all the time? The runner might have actually said "coming past" or something similar - it was friendly, not at all aggressive. I was there, you weren't and there was definitely no bell or call from t...
by MikeF
30 Nov 2020, 1:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bells
Replies: 114
Views: 3240

Re: Bells

Trikesnbikes wrote:A tale of two passes:

About 5 minutes later a voice from behind us said "coming through"
Exactly what this phrase is meant to mean I haven't a clue, but it's an aggressive expression in my view. "coming by" might be more acceptable.