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by Labrat
28 Nov 2019, 11:19am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Great North Trail
Replies: 21
Views: 1899

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: 3566

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: 3566

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: 3566

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: 3566

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: 3566

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: 2055

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: 6762

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....
by Labrat
12 May 2019, 10:34am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: e Fat: what's available top end?
Replies: 9
Views: 830

Re: e Fat: what's available top end?

Definitely full fat?

Theres quite a few high end 27.5 Plus bikes out there and some good deals available, reasonable backup available too - eg Trek and Spesh
by Labrat
21 Apr 2019, 10:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 761
Views: 15889

Re: Extinction Rebellion

FLying on a flight that would happen anyway, whether she was on board or not is hardly a major crime. ... ...... She chose to fly thousands of miles to join a campaign proposing banning non emergency flights! Actually (as cited earlier in the thread) she flew home (to London) after working (in LA) ...
by Labrat
19 Apr 2019, 11:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 761
Views: 15889

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Well, that's jolly decent of you to say so old chap :D Meanwhile, Emma Thompson is protesting a bit too much. "If I could fly cleanly, I would", she said. "But I can't, so I'll do it anyway and sod the pollution", she thought. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-47991377/dame-emma-...
by Labrat
19 Apr 2019, 4:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 761
Views: 15889

Re: Extinction Rebellion

And if she chose not to be an actress would fewer films be made of would somebody else chose to be an actress because there was enough work available? Ian Theres plenty of out of work actresses in the US who would do the job for a fraction of the price, without needing to be flown halfway round the...
by Labrat
19 Apr 2019, 3:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 761
Views: 15889

Re: Extinction Rebellion

If you read (press or earlier in the thread) you'll see that "what she did" was to fly home from her work in LA (to her home in the UK). So do you propose we can't return home after working away from home? Ian Economy class seats I suppose as well eh? :lol: Its not really like there is a ...
by Labrat
19 Apr 2019, 3:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 761
Views: 15889

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Nice of Emma Thompson to fly in from Los Angeles to give us all the benefit of her opinions. Do as she says, not as she does. If you read (press or earlier in the thread) you'll see that "what she did" was to fly home from her work in LA (to her home in the UK). So do you propose we can't...
by Labrat
19 Apr 2019, 1:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 761
Views: 15889

Re: Extinction Rebellion

It’s an interesting point that much of the growth in European domestic air passenger transport over the past 20 years seems to have been fed by freedom of movement, people living and working all over Europe, often flying to maintain family connections alongside the growth in tourism. Many of these p...