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by softlips
9 Jun 2020, 3:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9314

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

Like the offspring of the Nazis we Brits have a lot of baggage. It must be nice to have none....! We do have a society in which racial, skin colour and religious predjudice is recognised by most of us and we do take steps to eradicate it. That is something to be proud of. We aint there yet and neve...
by softlips
8 Jun 2020, 4:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Disgraceful driving!
Replies: 60
Views: 2036

Re: Disgraceful driving!

There are those who enjoy antagonising cyclists not usually to the degree of the OP granted but it's obvious to anyone who rides a bike,it's become the norm in a land where policing is practically extinct. PP I hope you friend mends well and gets back on the bike otherwise the morons win. Sadly thi...
by softlips
30 May 2020, 11:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dishwashers
Replies: 49
Views: 1200

Re: Dishwashers

Had one for twenty years plus. Never rinse anything before loading, just scrape off any excess as you would with hand washing.

Dried on Weetabix, Yorkshire Pudding mix etc come off fine in the longest cycle.
by softlips
3 May 2020, 7:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: No-through roads
Replies: 47
Views: 2270

Re: No-through roads

Due to Corona virus restrictions we are not meant to go that far from home ................. Where does it state that? One form of exercise a day. 50miles out and 50miles back is a good bike ride and not against the rules. It's a while since I completed a century, but it's not beyond my abilities a...
by softlips
1 May 2020, 8:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 412
Views: 10865

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

I agree. But we were pretty complacent looking at Italy. I'm not wanting to compete with anywhere: but we did think we were ok, unlike some other places. No, I wasn't and didn't. We did fairly badly in wave 1 for a late starter. Will we learn for wave 2? Today Johnson said that we'd avoided the tra...
by softlips
26 Apr 2020, 5:16pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Face masks: Why? Why not?
Replies: 33
Views: 1250

Re: Face masks: Why? Why not?

There is more evidence that masks increase the transmission of infections than reduce it. Please could you add the main sources for that. Thanks Jonathan To be honest I can’t be buttocked to look things up. But I work in operating theatres all over the world on a weekly basis and the evidence is th...
by softlips
25 Apr 2020, 10:55am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Face masks: Why? Why not?
Replies: 33
Views: 1250

Re: Face masks: Why? Why not?

There is more evidence that masks increase the transmission of infections than reduce it. For this reason many operating theatre departments no longer wear them, or more commonly only the actual scrubbed staff wear them to prevent blood and other fluids spraying into their mouths (which does happen ...
by softlips
25 Apr 2020, 10:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 1055
Views: 33327

Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

Weeks ago when this all started I cycled through a Police checkpoint which was stopping all traffic to ask where you were going etc. They waived me through but I stopped and asked what I was allowed to do as a cyclist. They said so long as I started from home (this was when driving to exercise was s...
by softlips
25 Apr 2020, 10:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling out of the saddle?
Replies: 49
Views: 1921

Re: Cycling out of the saddle?

Cowsham wrote:Why do some in a group ride feel the need to announce "STANDING" ?


I’ve never heard this. I guess because some people slow initially on standing and when returning to the saddle. Someone experienced in group riding should should know to peddle harder just before doing either.
by softlips
23 Apr 2020, 8:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling out of the saddle?
Replies: 49
Views: 1921

Re: Cycling out of the saddle?

Cyril Haearn wrote:Surely one should go as straight as possible, rocking wastes energy I think
Maybe one should use a lower gear


You seriously think EVERY professional road cyclist has it wrong?
by softlips
23 Apr 2020, 6:45pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Energy drinks: Why? Why not?
Replies: 26
Views: 1139

Re: Energy drinks: Why? Why not?

I think some are mixing up ‘energy drinks’ such as Red Bull etc with energy drinks for exercising such as High-5, Torq etc. What is the difference, please? Red Bull et al are high caffeine products with high sugar content to improve the flavour. They’ll give a quick hit of sugar and the caffeine wi...
by softlips
22 Apr 2020, 9:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling out of the saddle?
Replies: 49
Views: 1921

Re: Cycling out of the saddle?

Yes.
by softlips
22 Apr 2020, 7:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Good Weather
Replies: 17
Views: 581

Re: The Good Weather

I’ll be happy when the wind drops. It seems to have been windy all year!
by softlips
21 Apr 2020, 4:16pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Energy drinks: Why? Why not?
Replies: 26
Views: 1139

Re: Energy drinks: Why? Why not?

I think some are mixing up ‘energy drinks’ such as Red Bull etc with energy drinks for exercising such as High-5, Torq etc.
by softlips
15 Apr 2020, 9:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gas cartridges by the side of the road
Replies: 165
Views: 4712

Re: Gas cartridges by the side of the road

I carry one CO2 cartridge. Used it for the first time on someone else’s tyre I helped fix on last years London Brighton ride. Had a puncture myself a few weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised to find that the cartridge still had more than enough in to inflate my tyre.