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by Cyril Haearn
18 May 2021, 9:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?
Replies: 273
Views: 36813

Re: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?

Maybe the Invisible Person (police officer) is hiding, observing and booking people who do not indicate. I think one should always indicate when driving, I should like to read arguments against. Hoping for entertainment, not nasty argument :wink:

Whatabout losing points for 'not making progress when it is safe to do so'? I know one may fail the driving test for going "too slow", is that a thing for "advanced" driving?
by Cyril Haearn
18 May 2021, 2:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?
Replies: 273
Views: 36813

Re: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?

Worst parkers are delivery drivers, they leave the engine running while delivering packages, pity the cops do not follow them about, and issue dozens of tickets

The offence can be stopped easily, but is reaching into the vehicle to turn the engine off an offence? Particularly bad in hilly places where one should always engage gear when leaving the vehicle
by Cyril Haearn
17 May 2021, 2:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dutch North Sea bike path
Replies: 40
Views: 1749

Re: Dutch North Sea bike path

Boring can be good. Could be a great ride with few walkers,few cyclists even? (+2!) So much for alleged cycle-friendliness in NL
by Cyril Haearn
16 May 2021, 9:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is the number plate visible or legal ?
Replies: 65
Views: 3225

Re: Is the number plate visible or legal ?

Percy wrote: 16 May 2021, 8:25pm I know this doesn't answer your question. I'm just thinking that if a cop stopped you for the number plate issue, he'd have to be a pretty rotten cop, looking for a victim. The lights at night, that's another matter but during daylight hours it ought to not matter except for a rotten cop out to get you "because the brake lights are being obscured."
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A rotten cop? Disagree strongly, experience shows that a driver stopped for one offence may be committing others, and it is easy enough to avoid committing this offence. Occasionally cycles fall off cars, maybe on the freeway, with serious consequences
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Taking cycles by car is so much trouble, I should try cycling from home
by Cyril Haearn
16 May 2021, 8:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I don't like living in England....
Replies: 895
Views: 21584

Re: I don't like living in England....

ClappedOut wrote: 16 May 2021, 8:12pm
Cyril Haearn wrote: 16 May 2021, 8:34am Let them eat rhubarb! © Nim Carline

I am eating rhubarb right now :wink:
We have a plant in a tub, a friend said darkness and don't eat first inch or two by leaf as oxalic acid or something?
I think it should not be eaten raw, the leaves should not be eaten, but have look in the cook book first, to be sure
by Cyril Haearn
16 May 2021, 7:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is the number plate visible or legal ?
Replies: 65
Views: 3225

Re: Is the number plate visible or legal ?

The cycles appear to increase the overall width of the outfit to more than the overall width of the vehicle, could our ex-police officers advise whether that is legal?
by Cyril Haearn
16 May 2021, 5:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is the number plate visible or legal ?
Replies: 65
Views: 3225

Re: Is the number plate visible or legal ?

Obviously (?) it is not legal, the registration mark may not be clearly visible from certain angles. The cycle/s also protrude on the off side, outwith the width of the vehicle, and restrict effectiveness of rear-view mirrors

There might be little enforcement but if there is a check, especially if you have an 'accident' (bikes falling off?) you could be in serious trouble

I should certainly not risk driving with this set-up

What is the rated load for the carrier? How much do the two cycles weigh?
by Cyril Haearn
16 May 2021, 4:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best wishes for Brucey
Replies: 507
Views: 33367

Re: Best wishes for Brucey

Helmets? :wink: I shall ring my bell for The Master!
by Cyril Haearn
16 May 2021, 3:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best wishes for Brucey
Replies: 507
Views: 33367

Re: Best wishes for Brucey

Hej Brucey, I just cycled home from church after praying for you. Hope you are soon tootling along again with your chums

You have plenty of 'likes' on here, +99!
by Cyril Haearn
16 May 2021, 11:01am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Who ate all the pies
Replies: 31
Views: 1645

Re: Who ate all the pies

I am glad I did not become a professional racing cyclist, I read how the nutrition scientists now decide exactly what the athletes should eat, and how much, and when

Scientist: you must eat 500g of spaghetti today, 100g asparagus, two onions, no cheese, three softboiled eggs 3.75 litres of water, no tea &c
Cyclist: but I am dying for Yorkshire Pudding like my granny used to make. And rhubarb for afters!
by Cyril Haearn
16 May 2021, 10:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris's Brain is missing
Replies: 537
Views: 12921

Re: Boris's Brain is missing

'earning' millions? :wink:

I have noticed that people called Boris seem to be the sort of energetic active successful people we might (or might not) need

Boris Yelzin, he liked a drink and dancing about
Boris Becker, he earned so much money, got into a bit of trouble
Now Boris Palmer, a green politician in Germany, is sailing a bit far to the right, embarrassing his political chums

Could Nomen be Omen?
by Cyril Haearn
16 May 2021, 8:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I don't like living in England....
Replies: 895
Views: 21584

Re: I don't like living in England....

Let them eat rhubarb! © Nim Carline

I am eating rhubarb right now :wink:
by Cyril Haearn
16 May 2021, 8:00am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Who ate all the pies
Replies: 31
Views: 1645

Re: Who ate all the pies

Rotavator is right I think, there is a saying:
Breakfast like a king
Lunch like a farmer
Supper like a beggar
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I am retired, I find myself having a substantial breakfast, porridge + sandwiches, main meal 14oo-15oo maybe, and often nothing in the evening, might go cycling late to get tired so that I sleep like a baby

There is talk of diets where one does not eat for 16 hours a day, might seem a lot but I often manage that
by Cyril Haearn
15 May 2021, 2:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I don't like living in England....
Replies: 895
Views: 21584

Re: I don't like living in England....

No need to boycott the EU, lots of exotic vegetables are produced in the UK, using waste heat for example :wink:
by Cyril Haearn
14 May 2021, 9:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Farce boek, whotsapp: Why, why not?
Replies: 59
Views: 1457

Re: Farce boek, whotsapp: Why, why not?

Thanks very much, I think it is a dual card phone but I need to get a new one soon

Not so worried about being tracked, I nearly always leave my phone at home :wink: