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by Labrat
27 Apr 2020, 12:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 427
Views: 11113

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

The number crunchers are trying everything to keep up the doom mongering. The Nightingale in Birmingham is empty. The one in London has treated 25 people in the last fortnight. There really is no huge disaster, just a SARS outbreak that escaped Asia. It’s a joke, always has been, always will be. Th...
by Labrat
26 Apr 2020, 11:17am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Energy drinks: Why? Why not?
Replies: 26
Views: 1141

Re: Energy drinks: Why? Why not?

What is an energy drink? Any drink other than plain water has some "energy" To meet the criteria of this survey, do the drinks specifically have to be labelled "energy drink" Sports drinks are marketed cleverly. Some specifically to be consumed during exercise, some post exercis...
by Labrat
3 Mar 2020, 8:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 1851
Views: 43012

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Oldjohnw wrote:Only membership of defined extremist groups should be taken into account

Oldjohnw wrote:Due diligence and vetting would pick up Robinson: being part of a group is not the only employment criterion



Make your mind up, which is it?
by Labrat
3 Mar 2020, 8:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 1851
Views: 43012

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Oldjohnw wrote:Only membership of defined extremist groups should be taken into account.


Who defines the groups?

I can imagine the uproar if, say, Tommy Robinson was given a public role, despite not being a member of any banned groups.
by Labrat
15 Jan 2020, 6:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?
Replies: 67
Views: 3656

Re: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?

pete75 wrote:
Wow. You've discovered trespass for the purposes of crime is a crime.


Indeed, and that’s exactly why trespassing on land with an intent to reside there should be a crime
by Labrat
15 Jan 2020, 5:43pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?
Replies: 67
Views: 3656

Re: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?

Worth reading this from George Monbiot in the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/15/tresspass-trap-law-land-travelling-people-rights The only problem with this article is that it's [rude word removed]. The proposed legislation, for which the consultation has been published...
by Labrat
3 Jan 2020, 7:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Has Trump just started WW3?
Replies: 121
Views: 2908

Re: Has Trump just started WW3?

Trump has made 'legitimate' the notion of going into a foreign country and taking out a leader of a third country. What a load of nonsense You appear to have entirely forgotten Obama invading Pakistan in order to kill Bin Laden. Now, back to the key point - what precisely do you think the leader of...
by Labrat
28 Nov 2019, 11:19am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Great North Trail
Replies: 21
Views: 2178

Re: Great North Trail

..but does anyone have any idea what the situation will be like with regard to barriers/obstructions? For I would be using panniers. Plan to do GNT Spring 2020 (Cape Wrath destination) and am kitting out for bikepacking at the moment. From all the information available, it can be done on a tourer/p...
by Labrat
18 Nov 2019, 10:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??
Replies: 105
Views: 4429

Re: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??

Not from the data I’ve seen (provided by a student who was doing his uni dissertation on the subject) which suggests that while it may tail off, it’s still orders of magnitude better than tarmac (I’m told that the section tested was very heavily leaf littered, so they reckon it’s equivalent to sever...
by Labrat
18 Nov 2019, 8:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??
Replies: 105
Views: 4429

Re: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??

I also have several relatives in wheelchairs and have pushed pushchairs and wheelchairs around tarmac and non-tarmac paths.I know which is easier.Tarmac is also easier for kids on bikes, and people using mobility scooters, so yea, I have a broad outlook. Strange, if you had watched the video above ...
by Labrat
18 Nov 2019, 8:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??
Replies: 105
Views: 4429

Re: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??

Having seen that, I'm wondering even more than when porosity was mentioned earlier what will happen with freeze-thaw cycles in the winter. No surface ice is good, obviously, but how long will this last if water is freezing and melting, expanding and contracting, actually within it? That’s what a su...
by Labrat
18 Nov 2019, 12:32pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??
Replies: 105
Views: 4429

Re: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??

Great video it makes the surface look very good. My biggest objection to smooth black tarmac is on a frosty morning and I’ve a hole in a pair of tights as evidence of what can easily happen. At the top of the thread I stated I didn’t know what was going to be best well this stuff, I think, has elev...
by Labrat
17 Nov 2019, 10:20pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??
Replies: 105
Views: 4429

Re: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??

I simply don't get the objections to tarmac. Try riding a horse on it. Or moans that tarmac was susceptible to ice in the winter to give on example of an objection As a main road, that route is gritted in the winter. Here’s a question back at you... Why are so many road cyclists so determined that ...
by Labrat
15 Sep 2019, 2:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How Old is Your Trangia ..
Replies: 46
Views: 2353

Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

1989 for my Trangia I think

The Swedish army one I bought a few years ago for £12.00 brand new is useful too, lives in the car most of the time.

Has anyone gone over to burning bioethanol gel in the original burner?
by Labrat
26 Aug 2019, 5:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What3words
Replies: 183
Views: 7021

Re: What3words

Hmm, I've had a look at What3Words. From what I see I will suggest that its totally created for an anglophone user base. How memorable or useful are the 3 words to a non-English speaker? Maybe if we keep saying the 3 words slowly enough and loudly enough the foreigners will understand? https://www....