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by Barks
20 Jan 2021, 4:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Food with maximum energy for minimum weight
Replies: 52
Views: 1897

Re: Food with maximum energy for minimum weight

I’d avoid unprocessed (i.e. whole or chopped nuts) as a lot just passes through through you undigested in small pieces - you end up carrying the weight for no benefit. Maybe daft question - does that mean you miss out on lots of the good stuff in them, along with lots of the bad stuff - as listed o...
by Barks
19 Jan 2021, 2:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Food with maximum energy for minimum weight
Replies: 52
Views: 1897

Re: Food with maximum energy for minimum weight

I’d avoid unprocessed (i.e. whole or chopped nuts) as a lot just passes through through you undigested in small pieces - you end up carrying the weight for no benefit.
by Barks
19 Jan 2021, 2:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Couscous - Do You Use It?
Replies: 59
Views: 2129

Re: Couscous - Do You Use It?

6 quid Ainsley Harriott Spice Sensation Couscous, 100 g, Pack of 12 Really nice in a damproof pack. I really like Middle Eastern food especially their rice based salads full of fresh herbs. I really love Ainsleys cooking and attitude, a refreshing change from the grumpy full of themselves so called...
by Barks
19 Jan 2021, 2:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Foam sleeping mats
Replies: 37
Views: 1118

Re: Foam sleeping mats

Thermarest neo air - different types depending on how cold you expect it to be. They are very durable, come with a puncture repair kit that works and pack much smaller than any foam or self inflatable mat. Much more comfortable than foam
by Barks
10 Jan 2021, 9:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tier 4 exercise limits
Replies: 199
Views: 8547

Re: Tier 4 exercise limits

1% of 67,000,000 is 670,000 - let’s really hope the vaccine is effective.
by Barks
9 Jan 2021, 9:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dangerous front lights
Replies: 70
Views: 2900

Re: Dangerous front lights

some vehicles mustn't have front lights! - how can anyone be so incompetent that they crash into 4 horses, they'r not actually very small. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-55506891 I suspect driving too fast and on dipped headlights - the speed limit is 40mph on this road but many re...
by Barks
1 Jan 2021, 4:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tier 4 exercise limits
Replies: 199
Views: 8547

Re: Tier 4 exercise limits

I just hope all the second homers and holiday rental lot that left my Tier 4 county to go and spend Christmas and NY on the Isle of Wight, now also Tier 4 of course, are now physically prevented from boarding the ferries when they try to come ‘home’. Bunch of selfish tossers.
by Barks
29 Dec 2020, 10:12am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dangerous front lights
Replies: 70
Views: 2900

Re: Dangerous front lights

I once drove into the rear of stationary car that I subsequently found out was waiting to turn right. It was dark and raining, I saw two red lights ahead and continued following - something distracted me slightly in the car, I can’t remember what but when I looked back to the road I only then realis...
by Barks
15 Dec 2020, 10:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Jumping on a wheel...... musings....
Replies: 43
Views: 2647

Re: Jumping on a wheel...... musings....

What an odd conversation - the last thing in my mind when out for a ride would be to look for an opportunity to ride close up behind someone else. Get rid of the Lycra, stop thinking you are in some sort of race, ditch the Strava and just enjoy being outdoors in the lovely sunny day we have just had.
by Barks
7 Dec 2020, 2:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Flashing headlights
Replies: 40
Views: 1571

Re: Flashing headlights

I’ve seen three accidents resulting from someone flashing their headlights and the signal was taken as a sign that it was safe to proceed, and, on each occasion, I am pretty sure that was ‘the flasher’s ‘ intention (I was following behind the cars that were flashed). All were related to people pulli...
by Barks
22 Nov 2020, 4:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bells
Replies: 114
Views: 3238

Re: Bells

I very much doubt anyone would near a bicycle bell from a 100 yards away. You are undermining your own point right from the start. Just wait till you are reasonably close, a few yards away, and ask politely, proceed past slowly.
by Barks
29 Oct 2020, 9:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist sues after falling off bike due to dog
Replies: 70
Views: 3396

Re: Cyclist sues after falling off bike due to dog

Wow shocked tbh, as do feel if he had been cycling as slow as 5mph he should have easily observed the dog, and should have been watching out for dogs as he was sharing a path in park 'illegally', where it is definitely a designated 'shared' path I do think dog walkers have more of a duty of care to...
by Barks
12 Oct 2020, 9:29am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Good luck to you
Replies: 11
Views: 855

Re: Good luck to you

My daughters car has a black box on her car, she is 20 and been driving for nearly three years. It is a GPS enabled tracker device that records where the car goes, the types of roads and the way it is driven (records erratic acceleration, braking and cornering) as well as the speed and whether or no...
by Barks
5 Sep 2020, 11:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 6 month suspended sentance for death by dangerous driving
Replies: 15
Views: 675

Re: 6 month suspended sentance for death by dangerous driving

Losing control on a bend because you are going faster than the speed limit is dangerous driving not merely careless - that is the big problem with the legal framework in this area, it needs to be more proscriptive.
by Barks
3 Aug 2020, 10:57am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Escooter trial to start
Replies: 63
Views: 2917

Re: Escooter trial to start

E scooters are an effective form of local transport and, in the main because they are new and different, are particularly attractive to those who want to be seen as ‘cutting edge’ and trendy’ and ‘attention seeking’. That shouldn’t detract from the clear practical opportunities that they offer parti...