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by Pastychomper
25 Jun 2019, 10:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?
Replies: 25
Views: 412

Re: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?

Speaking as one who's driven probably too many miles over the years, there are only two things that annoy me about speed traps. The first is when habitual speeders notice them and suddenly slow down to well below the limit, causing a small but unnecessary interruption to the traffic flow. That's a g...
by Pastychomper
25 Jun 2019, 10:36am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Summer sun advice
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Summer sun advice

I use a fair bit of sunscreen and don't want to sound like I'm dismissing the importance of protecting one's self, but the blurb under Myth 6 seemed odd, to say the least. The point that "Some studies have found that tans only offer protection equivalent to using factor 3 sunscreen" was li...
by Pastychomper
25 Jun 2019, 10:34am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Sunscreen - what to think
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Sunscreen - what to think

...There is the argument that this might be a bit like A&E doctors being keen on cycle helmets, but on the other hand they're not looking at acute, traumatic incidents but rather a lot of chronic effect... I've often wondered about that, after all dermatologists are likely to be looking at chro...
by Pastychomper
21 Jun 2019, 11:15am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Transgender woman wins cycling championship
Replies: 106
Views: 15861

Re: Transgender woman wins cycling championship

Sorry i don't agree ... Free speech cannot be trumped by disagreement with anothers opinion, how ever strongly held. " Hate .. have an intense dislike for ". I do not hate men who dress up as women to gain advantage in sport, i believe they are misrepresenting themselves and are cheats. I...
by Pastychomper
20 Jun 2019, 1:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 75
Views: 1802

Re: Thank you

Daughter2 was at the local school and a lad in the class had ADHD and it was found out that certain foods or certain activities triggered an "episode". They also found out, that giving him a banana calmed him down again. Whenever we eat a banana, we always think of him. :D So if he goes b...
by Pastychomper
18 Jun 2019, 10:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are people lazy?
Replies: 48
Views: 1142

Re: Are people lazy?

One of the unique(?) things about people is that they exercise for 'fun'. Not many animals do that, I can't think of any off the top of my head. in fact our relations the "great apes" like nothing better than to sit around chewing the cud. Hmmm. Cows chew the cud but they also run around ...
by Pastychomper
14 Jun 2019, 4:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Went to pick up a leaf -
Replies: 8
Views: 494

Re: Went to pick up a leaf -

... I don't suppose anyone can identify the bee or explain what it's up to...? I can't help with identification but I think you've about nailed what they're up to. Bees do sometimes sleep in flowers, presumably because it's a fairly safe place with breakfast on tap and close to their work. I doubt ...
by Pastychomper
13 Jun 2019, 1:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 75
Views: 1802

Re: Thank you

I have a brother who was diagnosed with Asperger's in his 40s. He showed none of the usual signs before at least age 30, so it did look as if he "caught" it. One possible explanation is that he had been good at simulating neurotypical behaviour but lost either the ability or the desire to ...
by Pastychomper
5 Jun 2019, 4:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16859
Views: 405280

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

as shown by the European elections the majority now want to stay in Europe (fact based on percentage voting for remain parties versus brexit ones) so I think we can all agree that the negative Britain hating brexiters don’t speak for the majority... thank goodness for elections and polls! :wink: I'...
by Pastychomper
5 Jun 2019, 10:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Ending of (some) Letting Agency Fees Comes into Force Today
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: The Ending of (some) Letting Agency Fees Comes into Force Today

Good news indeed. Always seemed daft to me that letting agents would advertise a monthly rent figure that didn't include some additional recurring payments. Presumably now they'll add the extras to the rent so tenants can compare the real rents without having to visit every agent. I hope it won't le...
by Pastychomper
4 Jun 2019, 4:21pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 559
Views: 63681

Re: Pictures of your tents.

I'm using the OEX Phoxx1 - great for the price, weighs about 1kg and fits nicely in my panniers. I'm sure I'll update at some point, but for now, it's fine. That looked a lot of tent for 1kg and I could do with something for out and back rides, so I just googled it. What a bargain! £45 from Go Outd...
by Pastychomper
4 Jun 2019, 4:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16859
Views: 405280

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

In 2011, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy concluded that the gay conversion treatment Lesley Pilkington gave constituted "professional malpractice". https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/may/27/gay-conversion-therapy-patrick-strudwick they offered her the opportu...
by Pastychomper
4 Jun 2019, 11:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16859
Views: 405280

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

The inconvenient truth is Widdecombe's long history of homophobia, which you are now attempting to ignore via your diversion. Address the issue. Seems you would rather sweat the small stuff than that which really matters Widdecombe says horrible & inappropriate things about LGBTQ people. The hi...
by Pastychomper
3 Jun 2019, 10:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 'Difficult' (?!) names - Djamoladin Abdujaparov
Replies: 33
Views: 718

Re: 'Difficult' (?!) names - Djamoladin Abdujaparov

I used to know a lass with a Gaelic-derived name that was easy to pronounce but hard for English natives to spell. Once her brother told me that, out of dozens of birthday cards she'd received from non-relatives, only two were spelled correctly - both from lads about her age.
by Pastychomper
1 Jun 2019, 11:16pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 559
Views: 63681

Re: Pictures of your tents.

Is there a bike under camouflage netting in that pic? Maybe... :lol: :lol: What's the thinking behind that very high up and "one side shelter" only - something to do with prevailing wind/rain? There's a hammock hidden under the tarp, a lot better centred than the groundsheet. It was high ...