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by Tangled Metal
26 Apr 2018, 9:24am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Excuses excuses
Replies: 104
Views: 2507

Re: Excuses excuses

I've been asked by PM to quote any offence which might be committed by somebody stopping traffic at a light-controlled pedestrian crossing when not intending to cross. Subject to having the evidence of intent, I think it's covered by the HIghways Act 1980. This section and its predecessors had a po...
by Tangled Metal
26 Apr 2018, 9:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike lock key stolen in flat burglary/should I get a new lock
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: Bike lock key stolen in flat burglary/should I get a new lock

How much is piece of mind worth? Simple equation you have to work out.
by Tangled Metal
25 Apr 2018, 9:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: London Marathon
Replies: 39
Views: 787

Re: London Marathon

I'm not completely sure triathletes do all three disciplines well. You usually get at least one component being weaker. Usually it's a cycling / running trade of. I think that's partly why the Brownlee brothers are so exceptional. They're good on bikes and very good running. Their closest competitor...
by Tangled Metal
25 Apr 2018, 9:17am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: The String Test for are you too fat?
Replies: 23
Views: 805

Re: The String Test for are you too fat?

OK that is interesting. Why the postcode? Data collection tool. What are the bbc's privacy rules? Paranoid? Me? BTW I'm right in the middle of the healthy range, as in the needle is splitting it in two. Gives he maximum wriggle room for Xmas / holiday pigging out (French food this year I hope the cy...
by Tangled Metal
25 Apr 2018, 9:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: London Marathon
Replies: 39
Views: 787

Re: London Marathon

Technique too. The technique I read about, IIRC was based on those running tribes, is to run with a kind of forwards imbalance. You sort of run on your toes with a constant falling style. If that makes sense. You're supposed to be in a constant kind of falling state. Also, I think there's a lot to b...
by Tangled Metal
24 Apr 2018, 10:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Stephen Lawrence Day
Replies: 27
Views: 537

Re: Stephen Lawrence Day

The gist of his stories was that they got away with what they did because they looked after each other. If one officer got wind of a colleague doing something that would land them in trouble he'd let the guy know so he can cover his tracks. That was a long time ago now but you still get a whiff of ...
by Tangled Metal
24 Apr 2018, 9:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: London Marathon
Replies: 39
Views: 787

Re: London Marathon

There's cultures who still involve running as part of their life / strategy for survival. The idea of hunting, running down prey (injured or prior to injuring them). Or the tribe in central America who place great value on being able to run distances greater than a marathon in little more than sanda...
by Tangled Metal
24 Apr 2018, 1:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How fast do we metabolise?
Replies: 33
Views: 1852

Re: How fast do we metabolise?

Isn't digestion just a chemical reaction in your gut breaking down the food into smaller chemicals that can pass into your bloodstream to get used by your body? If it's a chemical reaction there will be tastes if reaction that could be estimated / calculated / predicted. Either way you can't get aro...
by Tangled Metal
24 Apr 2018, 12:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Stephen Lawrence Day
Replies: 27
Views: 537

Re: Stephen Lawrence Day

In the past I worked at an engineering / manufacturing firm that had installation and maintenance engineering teams that went around the world for business. One of those was actually a full pension ex policeman. The stories he had of his old police force (one of the Yorkshire ones but I never found ...
by Tangled Metal
24 Apr 2018, 12:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Stephen Lawrence Day
Replies: 27
Views: 537

Re: Stephen Lawrence Day

+1 Although IMHO that could be combined with celebrating the role of his mother in fighting for justice. It's sometimes the "little people" fighting for justice that creates the political climate for change or at least recognition / public inquiry of the issue. However I suspect it's not j...
by Tangled Metal
24 Apr 2018, 11:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: London Marathon
Replies: 39
Views: 787

Re: London Marathon

I used to do long distance events (walking no running) but I still tore cartilage in my knee. Cycling was considered good for the knee while I was waiting for the operation. No twisting action just repetitive action in a linear direction due to pedalling. Almost tailor-made for one injuries. However...
by Tangled Metal
24 Apr 2018, 11:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Product Pushers
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Product Pushers

There was a guy called petesy (ptc*) who reviewed outdoors stuff online. He was a private individual who started reviewing stuff he bought then got a following and kind of went full time (with writing articles for magazines). He used to be honest and fair IMHO. Kind of like DC rainmaker is. They're ...
by Tangled Metal
24 Apr 2018, 11:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Stephen Lawrence Day
Replies: 27
Views: 537

Re: Stephen Lawrence Day

It's one thing to miss a deceased relative and another for others to see the legacy of his life in the same way. IMHO the legacy is his mother's legacy, the campaigning, the fight for justice and the contribution she made by not letting the institutionally racist Met get away with it. She's a formid...
by Tangled Metal
24 Apr 2018, 11:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: London Marathon
Replies: 39
Views: 787

Re: London Marathon

One of the papers ran an article about marathon running being a rather unhealthy form of exercise - obviously strain on joints, but also because it's an extended period of not particularly hard work. Much better to do something more gentle with occasional hard cardio work. It didn't go on to say th...
by Tangled Metal
24 Apr 2018, 10:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Stephen Lawrence Day
Replies: 27
Views: 537

Re: Stephen Lawrence Day

It'll very forgotten in a few years. BTW the news reports of this were all saying it was too commemorate the life and legacy of Stephen Lawrence. Sorry if this offends but he had a short life and did not do anything to strictly create a legacy. It was the likes of his mother who created a change in ...