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by mercalia
14 Jul 2018, 7:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Perhaps Poncho ?
Replies: 27
Views: 650

Re: Perhaps Poncho ?

Carradice cape. https://www.carradice.co.uk/products/rainwear/duxback-rain-poncho-standard or the bigger one? https://www.carradice.co.uk/products/rainwear/duxback-rain-poncho-super I thinbk you do need to have a bit of space with one of those things The thing I dont like is the hood - there is no ...
by mercalia
14 Jul 2018, 4:14pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 6973
Views: 327803

Re: It's about time we had more fun

The French are certainly good at doing ceremonies - not
Bastille Day cockups
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-44833858/mishaps-as-paris-celebrates-bastille-day
by mercalia
14 Jul 2018, 1:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC and other fat cats Pay - more than the PM!
Replies: 188
Views: 6944

Re: BBC and other fat cats Pay - more than the PM!

Hi, Latest is that the BBC have rolled out employing their mates via BBC Studios.......................thats ok then so its just hiding their pay :evil: https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/uk-news/2018/07/11/bbc-salary-reveal-what-are-the-key-things-to-know/ How was the BBC Studios funded.............
by mercalia
14 Jul 2018, 12:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Will chaning tyres make a noticeable difference?
Replies: 12
Views: 626

Re: Will chaning tyres make a noticeable difference?

the thing that stops me going fast is in decreasing importance a) the wind b) the wind c) weight d) fitness e) gearing f) tyres
by mercalia
14 Jul 2018, 12:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Perhaps Poncho ?
Replies: 27
Views: 650

Re: Perhaps Poncho ?

what we call a cycle cape is totally different to a poncho. It depends what sort of cycle cape you refer to, and indeed what sort of poncho. A cycling race cape is just a jacket, and the original South American ponchos were basically a woolen blanket with a hole in the middle, but if you compare a ...
by mercalia
14 Jul 2018, 12:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 265
Views: 9824

Re: Is Trump Mad?

Well, the Drumpf may be mad, but he wasn't mad enough to team up with Treeza and mix it with the nice friendly crowds waiting to greet him in London yesterday.... ....or was he? Do my eyes deceive me? trump&treeza 01.jpg [dig the masks btw - nice work whoever at GMB dreamt them up - but loo...
by mercalia
14 Jul 2018, 9:32am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Perhaps Poncho ?
Replies: 27
Views: 650

Re: Perhaps Poncho ?

I used one in and out of the military for decades, I wear them walking, boating all over, I pack one for cycling as they have so many uses. I even have an AGU sycling one which isn't like the awful plastic cape thing I had as a kid and while not as versatile is good bit of kit. https://hollandbikes...
by mercalia
14 Jul 2018, 9:08am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Spot the Madame Tussauds dummy?
Replies: 0
Views: 67

Spot the Madame Tussauds dummy?

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by mercalia
14 Jul 2018, 12:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Perhaps Poncho ?
Replies: 27
Views: 650

Re: Perhaps Poncho ?

The trouble with ponchos - if they are light the wind can get up underneath. if they are heavier like the cotton ones well they are heavy. Also the cottons ones need care - will rot if they are put away wet & do need reroofing now and then. One reviewer who swore by them changed his mind when hi...
by mercalia
13 Jul 2018, 5:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6232
Views: 174699

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

That depends on the job. In the case of some jobs--picking soft fruit is a good example; it's hard, back-breaking labour, paid by quantity --British people mostly don't want to do it. Not enough to get the crops in, anyway. Some students will do it, and a few other people who are able to do that so...
by mercalia
13 Jul 2018, 1:05pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Joker of the day
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Joker of the day

Nellie the elephant packed her trunk and said goodbye to the circus...

if only
by mercalia
13 Jul 2018, 10:34am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution
Replies: 559
Views: 53414

Re: Every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution

May be this is part of the answer?
The filter creating bubbles of clean air in London
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Pollution Free Zones


https://edition.cnn.com/2018/07/11/health/airlabs-clean-air-filter/index.html
by mercalia
13 Jul 2018, 10:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Roller Pinion + Shaft Drive
Replies: 24
Views: 904

Re: Roller Pinion + Shaft Drive

This prototype chainless bike suggests the future of cycling could be ceramic
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https://www.digitaltrends.com/outdoors/ceramicspeed-chainless-bike-drive/