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by softlips
19 Feb 2019, 6:06pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: old fashioned cycling cape
Replies: 8
Views: 1680

Re: old fashioned cycling cape

Brompton do them.
by softlips
11 Feb 2019, 7:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: When is everyone getting their summer bikes out?
Replies: 26
Views: 1781

Re: When is everyone getting their summer bikes out?

When there’s no longer salt on the roads.
by softlips
10 Feb 2019, 6:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist
Replies: 96
Views: 4353

Re: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist

Am I reading that correctly? It's saying that 40% of BMW drivers vaped or smoked (self-declared) Only 15% of the UK smokes. Just reporting the outcomes, the accuracy is not something that can easily be checked I'm asking if I am reading it correctly, because if I am, then BMW drivers, based on a se...
by softlips
9 Feb 2019, 10:33pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 1879
Views: 129274

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

landsurfer wrote:Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding ... the bell has rung for our Ken ... Happy days ... :D :D
Best regards Ken ...
David & Jules ....


Great news!! Really pleased.
by softlips
8 Feb 2019, 9:42pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: It's green so I'm going!
Replies: 19
Views: 1804

Re: It's green so I'm going!

Are vehicles no longer fitted with parking brakes? An increasing number have those electronic pushbutton fakes and there are loads of drivers who hold their car on the footbrake almost all the time, contrary to the Highway Code Rule 114. Are some drivers no longer fitted with brain cells? 114 relat...
by softlips
2 Feb 2019, 7:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!
Replies: 200
Views: 7883

Re: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!

Modern pedestrian crossings cancel the request to cross if no one is standing in the vacinity of the crossing.
by softlips
1 Feb 2019, 4:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is there a perfect bike for commuting?
Replies: 86
Views: 6902

Re: Is there a perfect bike for commuting?

Love my Brompton M6L.

Ridden it in Doncaster, London and Edinburgh - and that’s just this week.
by softlips
23 Jan 2019, 4:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12263
Views: 299518

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Hello all, I stand to be corrected if I'm wrong, but when someone mentioned the drug Thalidiomide, they were pulled up - "Happened over 50 years ago"! May I say that a short while back I read that that particular drug is back on the market, but with stronger side effect warnings! It appea...
by softlips
23 Jan 2019, 10:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: It's March 29th, 23h00: What happens next?
Replies: 356
Views: 9417

Re: It's March 29th, 23h00: What happens next?

Lichtenstein is not a member of the EU, it is very prosperous* Maybe a Lichtenstein model could be tried for the UK Same national anthem tune. Isn't Lichtenstein in a customs union, though? So May's mad red line prevents it. I'm pretty sure that's the end game for the elitists on the ERG: Britain a...
by softlips
19 Jan 2019, 10:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?
Replies: 168
Views: 8172

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

One option could be to consider a maximum speed limit on most rural roads for the over 70's, perhaps 50 mph. With driverless cars around the corner it may not matter in 10 years time. The elderly tend to drive slower anyway. Given the evidence that most accidents occur when 17-25 year old men are d...
by softlips
19 Jan 2019, 10:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duke In Rollover
Replies: 408
Views: 10896

Re: Duke In Rollover

Where does the assertion I've enlarged come from? I'm guessing that this assertion came about because a 97 year old learnt to drive in the 1930s and driving tests only came into force that year. However my maths put him at 14 years old when the driving tests started in June 1935. So he probably did...
by softlips
19 Jan 2019, 10:14am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Porridge: love or hate?
Replies: 224
Views: 12060

Re: Porridge: love or hate?

brynpoeth wrote:Porridge is great when one gets up early to go to work, slow-release carbohydrates
Just oats and water, +1


Prefer it with milk.
by softlips
12 Jan 2019, 9:48pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Blood Pressure Monitors
Replies: 25
Views: 995

Re: Blood Pressure Monitors

Bonefishblues wrote:A Google search suggests that the NHS advises limiting intake to avoid elevating blood pressure. Similarly the Mayo Clinic links it with short term spikes.


They do, but it makes almost no difference to me or indeed the patients I’ve tried before and after readings.
by softlips
12 Jan 2019, 8:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should cyclists be allowed to use (some) M-way hard shoulders?
Replies: 44
Views: 4019

Re: Should cyclists be allowed to use (some) M-way hard shoulders?

No, the hard shoulder is the most dangerous place on the motorway. Hence if you breakdown on there it’s recommended to get everyone out and behind the barrier.
by softlips
12 Jan 2019, 8:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First aid kit?
Replies: 29
Views: 2990

Re: First aid kit?

philvantwo wrote:I always have one in my rucksack when walking but in 40 years of cycling I've never even considered carrying one. What's the point?



Have to agree.