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by botty
17 Sep 2020, 8:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: irony of selling a plastic cap from China to highlight climate change
Replies: 34
Views: 834

Re: irony of selling a plastic cap from China to highlight climate change

If it does the job and is breathable who really cares what it’s made of.I know I don’t. It could be made from harvesting the wings of little fairies for all I care as long as it does what I paid for! It’s hardly “plastic” really!90% of my clothing is synthetic.Why? Because it’s comfortable.I’m sure...
by botty
17 Sep 2020, 11:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: irony of selling a plastic cap from China to highlight climate change
Replies: 34
Views: 834

Re: irony of selling a plastic cap from China to highlight climate change

Presumably you wear a helmet when cycling?


That's a bit presumptuous.
by botty
12 Sep 2020, 2:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rush hour in Bournville
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: Rush hour in Bournville

You can see the bicycles fill both sides of the road further back. As said it look like a general move to the right (as see by the riders) to avoid the horse poo and photographer.
by botty
2 Sep 2020, 1:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: "Advanced Decisions"
Replies: 14
Views: 395

Re: "Advanced Decisions"

It would appear to me the NHS staff did comply with your 'Advanced directive'. I read it as you wish to avoid life saving treatment if you will be left with long term mental/physical health problems that impair your ability to live an independent life. However if the treatment provided is reasonably...
by botty
29 Aug 2020, 6:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling and laws
Replies: 38
Views: 1935

Re: Cycling and laws

Yes you need lights at night
Yes it is against the law to ride at night without them
No any driver running into you if you don't have them will not automatically be classed as at fault (although they wont either if you do have lights)
by botty
28 Aug 2020, 8:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Drinking booze.
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: Drinking booze.

Alcohol is very well absorbed via mucous membranes e.g. the mouth
by botty
11 Aug 2020, 7:43pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Humidity and shortage of breath
Replies: 23
Views: 674

Re: Humidity and shortage of breath

Good weather usually = high pressure = 'thicker air' so might = more difficult to breath but also = more oxygen be unit volume so more 'bang' per breath. On the other hand more water vapour = less 'free' oxygen = more difficult to absorb in lungs. The point? So many variables I can't er... give an a...
by botty
10 Aug 2020, 5:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 1322
Views: 66680

Re: TV licensing...

It doesnt seem to have sunk in what I said about our system being a trust system But it isn't is it? If it was you would only need to respond once and THEY would trust US. I don't get letters every 2 years asking me to confirm I have not broken other laws, the onus is on there being a REASONABLE su...
by botty
10 Aug 2020, 2:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 1322
Views: 66680

Re: TV licensing...

I think the people who refuse to tell the TVL they dont need a licence just want/like to be bolshie.


No we don't. I've told them once (many times in fact). Once should be enough and I wont do it again now.
by botty
9 Aug 2020, 6:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 1322
Views: 66680

Re: TV licensing...

Interestingly this thread had made me decide to ignore future requests to declare I don't need a TV license. I DONT watch any broadcast media, live or otherwise. I have dutifully made my declaration every 2-3 years for about the last 12 years but why should I? For any other law you don't need to aff...
by botty
14 Jul 2020, 9:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 1322
Views: 66680

Re: TV licensing...

I'm sure you will agree it needs money which it has to get from somewhere As any business it needs money from somewhere to survive. That needs to come from people who are willing to pay for the service it provides. It is not an 'essential' service that needs to be paid for from taxation. People won...
by botty
14 Jul 2020, 8:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 1322
Views: 66680

Re: TV licensing...

Also you presumably fund a very small part of the NHS,but in any given year you may not benefit from its services.It is about helping people other than yourself, I WORK for the NHS so feel I am helping out all I need to. However there are many things I am happy for my taxes to go towards paying. Th...
by botty
14 Jul 2020, 7:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 1322
Views: 66680

Re: TV licensing...

I would take a sum of money from a deceased estate,depending on longevity.A figure of £100 per adult year would mean a person of 83,upon death would pay a fee of £6500,with exemptions for spells inprison,blindness,deafness and people living in Yorkshire. If the deceased had never watched TV why sho...
by botty
3 Jul 2020, 1:46pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Novice needing advice, please!
Replies: 27
Views: 1229

Re: Novice needing advice, please!

Lycra shorts are not a given. Use merino instead. Although these have to come from the USA they are worth every penny. I use a pair with a chamois insert daily. They last and suit me well.

https://www.kucharikclothing.com/wool-s ... 7pmqqpg1u7
by botty
3 Jul 2020, 10:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I will be breaching lockdown today: any thoughts?
Replies: 38
Views: 1086

Re: I will be breaching lockdown today: any thoughts?

What if you came off the bike?


What happens if you fall down the stairs at home? I think people have to be realistic of risk generally but especially during these times. Is the risk of falling from the bike more or less by riding within the lockdown area on busier roads/routes?