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by AMMoffat
21 Feb 2019, 8:32am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours
Replies: 65
Views: 2990

Re: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours

Peterborough: no cycling on Bridge Street at any time (very wide pedestrianised street); wider city core subject to 'dismount' order if riding 'furiously' The cycling restriction on Bridge Street in Peterborough is between 9am and 6pm. It is unclear why only that part of the city centre has a cycli...
by AMMoffat
18 Feb 2019, 3:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycling After Giving Blood
Replies: 38
Views: 6173

Re: Cycling After Giving Blood

I've always suffered similar effects despite always being told that the blood lost through donation was replaced after 4 days. When I played hockey I had to stop giving blood during the hockey season because of the drop in performance for the 2 weeks afterwards, which was not conducive to maintainin...
by AMMoffat
16 Feb 2019, 9:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Added memory eTrex 20
Replies: 30
Views: 1435

Re: Added memory eTrex 20

I've had quite a few memory cards of various formats over the years from MyMemory . They seem to be well priced and, as far as I can tell, genuine. I usually get SanDisk or Samsung cards. Their stuff ships from Switzerland. Under £4 including postage shipped from Hong Kong doesn't inspire me with c...
by AMMoffat
13 Feb 2019, 9:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 179
Views: 5944

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

I rest my case. Did I forgot to mention that I am black but able to distinguish a reference to a dog's name that was a product of its time and use of that word in a derogatory, or indeed any, sense today? I don't believe in whitewashing (is that racist?) the past or we learn nothing. That joke serve...
by AMMoffat
13 Feb 2019, 12:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 179
Views: 5944

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

They are remaking the Dam Busters and I am wondering what they are going to call Guy Gibsons dog? No idea what the dog was named originally but I can guess. You do know how Guy Gibson's died don't you? The dog ran off in Brixton and he started shouting it's name to call it back :lol: And this just ...
by AMMoffat
11 Feb 2019, 9:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 179
Views: 5944

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

That doesn't justify it. Going out armed hoping someone would "have a go" and then killing him wouldn't even be justifiable as self defence. In any case have a go usually means something verbal not physical. Nobody said it was acceptable, but it is an entirely different situation Is it? I...
by AMMoffat
11 Feb 2019, 10:17am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: heart rate
Replies: 17
Views: 1477

Re: heart rate

I have long learnt to ignore the advice on calculating max heart rate by the 220-age formula. If I am running, no matter how fit or ar what speed, my heart rate immediately rises to a figure greater than the supposed max by that formula. This means that I cannot use training zones when running as my...
by AMMoffat
5 Feb 2019, 2:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel/hub compatibility
Replies: 2
Views: 993

Re: Wheel/hub compatibility

Thanks :)
by AMMoffat
3 Feb 2019, 12:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel/hub compatibility
Replies: 2
Views: 993

Wheel/hub compatibility

I've just purchased a mountain bike - a steel Genesis Altitude 30. Although the frame has had 2 previous owners it is in almost pristine condition and was built up by the previous owner (or at least his LBS) with a variety of parts, mostly good and which will be replaced as they wear or when I get a...
by AMMoffat
22 Jan 2019, 10:36am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?
Replies: 168
Views: 8794

Re: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?

I agree that a change in approach is required to life without a car and that the savings from running a car can purchase a lot of taxis - an argument I made to my mother-in-law when she was approaching that point. However, many elderly people, my neighbour included, are very frail and cannot walk fa...
by AMMoffat
22 Jan 2019, 8:56am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?
Replies: 168
Views: 8794

Re: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?

My elderly neighbour is a prime example of why drivers should be required to have an eye test and perhaps be re-tested at some point. She is in her mid-nineties, which in itself is not a disqualification for driving. What should have been for years is her very poor eyesight and consequent inability ...
by AMMoffat
22 Jan 2019, 8:32am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?
Replies: 168
Views: 8794

Re: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?

Wouldn't it be brilliant if it transpired that he wasn't actually insured? It is quite possible that he is not. I understand that the Crown has exemption. I believe Crown properties and departments do not insure. As I understand it, car insurance is a legal requirement, not an option. On properties...
by AMMoffat
21 Jan 2019, 9:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: a nasty surprise for someone....?
Replies: 60
Views: 2391

Re: a nasty surprise for someone....?

Of course the new technology's may become so reliable it'll not breakdown but I'm not sure enough ATM to risk it :wink: What do you mean by mechanical? Hydraulic systems are not mechanical, but hydraulic disc brakes can be serviced as much as mechanical disc brakes. As far as a disc brake caliper o...
by AMMoffat
20 Jan 2019, 2:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: a nasty surprise for someone....?
Replies: 60
Views: 2391

Re: a nasty surprise for someone....?

I think the law regards a second brake as a graceful failure mode for the first brake. In practice, it's not that graceful. But to attempt to start addressing the question of whether it's a good idea for brakes to be non-user serviceable, I think there are (inevitably) advantages and disadvantages ...
by AMMoffat
2 Jan 2019, 3:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame And Tail Bags
Replies: 9
Views: 573

Re: Frame And Tail Bags

I don't know if you are planning on going off-road with your set-up but one thing I learnt from the off-road mountain bike trip I did last year, with 2 small panniers, was that for steep and rocky stuff next time I would add a small front roll or handle bar bag to keep the front wheel on the ground ...