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by Postboxer
8 Jul 2020, 12:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wrecking my shorts - but position otherwise ok?
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Wrecking my shorts - but position otherwise ok?

How about swapping saddles between the bikes to see if the wear is bike or saddle related.
by Postboxer
7 Jul 2020, 9:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle lift
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Cycle lift

Interesting to see if this progresses. There must be other places in the UK where one could be useful, any nominations?
by Postboxer
1 Jul 2020, 2:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 420
Views: 11003

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

Here's a screen shot of my spreadsheet comparison to 12th June of weekly deaths in England and Wales from ALL respiratory diseases (incl C.19) as underlying cause, again all data taken directly from the register at ONS, no fake news/inaccurate graphs showing deaths that are not from C.19 at all, ju...
by Postboxer
30 Jun 2020, 1:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 261
Views: 4223

Re: Antisocial cyclists

I received a full arm in the air, thumbs up a couple of weeks ago from a rider going in the opposite direction, I didn't have time to react with anything more than a nod, wide road with a lot of traffic noise so couldn't really exchange words. I did momentarily wonder if he had me confused with some...
by Postboxer
29 Jun 2020, 1:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 261
Views: 4223

Re: Antisocial cyclists

Loud music in pubs isn't allowed when they reopen, as it's believed shouting may spread the virus more than just talking, which seems like it may make sense. Perhaps in the current climate some people are keeping themselves to themselves more, as they don't want to add to any risk of spreading the v...
by Postboxer
26 Jun 2020, 7:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How to report an assault?
Replies: 40
Views: 1303

Re: How to report an assault?

Presumably it was a close pass too so even if the driver didn't know what the passenger was up to, or can't remember who the passenger was :roll: , the police should also be at least having a word with the driver.
by Postboxer
26 Jun 2020, 2:28pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)
Replies: 184
Views: 30949

Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

In case anyone is missing live sport, the 2018 highlights are on from Saturday 27th at 7pm on ITV4. https://www.itv.com/itvcycling/articles/relive-highlights-from-the-2018-tour-de-france-on-itv4 Although all the trailers have spoilers as to who wins. Perhaps they should pick a year less fresh in the...
by Postboxer
23 Jun 2020, 6:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 3 people dead do not equal 3 people dead
Replies: 19
Views: 948

Re: 3 people dead do not equal 3 people dead

If the government is ending the daily coronavirus news conference, perhaps it should be replaced with one where they list all the deaths of the day, week or month, just to show the numbers dying due to various factors, perhaps this would highlight the numbers dying in road collisions, then they coul...
by Postboxer
22 Jun 2020, 12:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 2 metre rule
Replies: 49
Views: 1470

Re: 2 metre rule

You've also got to consider how well people are at judging how far 2m is and good they are at keeping that far away from everyone. Then where do you measure from? Is it centre to centre or extremity to extremity. If they say 1m is adequate, the people failing at keeping 2m would then not be observin...
by Postboxer
16 Jun 2020, 1:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is your phone too big for your bike?
Replies: 51
Views: 1653

Re: Is your phone too big for your bike?

I was searching for something the other day and came across my old mobiles, they used to be more fun, now they all look the same. I had a walkman one, ones with slidy bits, flipping bits, fold out keyboards, slides and rotating dials to uncover the lens and start up the camera. Now they are all just...
by Postboxer
12 Jun 2020, 8:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Government Petitions
Replies: 10
Views: 796

Re: Government Petitions

I've often wondered about how wide canals need to be these days and whether they could be narrowed in places to allow for widening of the towpaths, as they're often constrained in built up areas. I even jokingly suggested draining and paving them, to get a wide, traffic and junction free route strai...
by Postboxer
10 Jun 2020, 10:40pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Marginal Gains, the next?
Replies: 18
Views: 1430

Re: Marginal Gains, the next?

I'd love to see a day by day chart of calorie expenditure on a grand tour, along with a total for the three weeks. If the research is to be believed, there may be huge disparities. https://www.tue.nl/en/our-university/departments/biomedical-engineering/the-department/news/news-overview/a-cyclist-in-...
by Postboxer
9 Jun 2020, 1:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: £50 for bike repair
Replies: 27
Views: 1089

Re: £50 for bike repair

So just several weeks after telling everyone to go back to work if they can but not to use public transport then.
by Postboxer
9 Jun 2020, 9:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: about Father Brown's time travelling bicycles
Replies: 61
Views: 3066

Re: about Father Brown's time travelling bicycles

Brucey wrote:Cadfael maybe rides one of these...?

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Stoke Poges stained glass

cheers


None of that would go down well on the local shared path.
by Postboxer
8 Jun 2020, 2:19pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Everesting
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: Everesting

Perhaps built in 1953? Is there a Hillary Rise close by?