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by Marcus Aurelius
31 Dec 2020, 12:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling (and other) plans 2021
Replies: 37
Views: 2273

Re: Cycling (and other) plans 2021

I’m not planning anything much more than a fortnight ahead. I think this pandemic situation has still got legs, and we won’t be anywhere near normality until this time in 2021.
by Marcus Aurelius
31 Dec 2020, 12:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anyone living in new lock down areas?
Replies: 134
Views: 3590

Re: Anyone living in new lock down areas?

I’m in a tier 4 area at present. To begin with, hardly anyone seemed to be taking it seriously, judging by the levels of traffic I’ve been encountering, not much notice was being taken by anyone. However, it seems that simply having nowhere to go, has finally had the effect of getting more people to...
by Marcus Aurelius
31 Dec 2020, 12:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First e-scooter prang
Replies: 36
Views: 1571

Re: First e-scooter prang

Their continued illegality is a triumph of bureaucracy over reality. Also it's seeking to create commercial opportunity (legalised hire schemes) by exploiting the lack of legal background. There are a few areas where there are / have been trials taking place. Buckinghamshire (Aylesbury and High Wyc...
by Marcus Aurelius
28 Dec 2020, 9:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How many days cycled 2020?
Replies: 19
Views: 706

Re: How many days cycled 2020?

About 46 days for me this year ( assuming riding 24hrs a day, 7 days a week). This has been an unusual quiet year for me, given the issues with being able to do the big rides, because of this pandemic. Our side by side comparisons on Strava show you have ridden 6,646.8kms/4,129.6 miles in 294h 45mi...
by Marcus Aurelius
28 Dec 2020, 1:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How many days cycled 2020?
Replies: 19
Views: 706

Re: How many days cycled 2020?

About 46 days for me this year ( assuming riding 24hrs a day, 7 days a week). This has been an unusual quiet year for me, given the issues with being able to do the big rides, because of this pandemic.
by Marcus Aurelius
23 Dec 2020, 5:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021
Replies: 765
Views: 18247

Re: WInter 2020 : Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown

So does that mean there wasn't such a thing as "the common cold" before 1918? As has been said, the ‘common cold’ can in fact be attributed to a big diverse melting pot of viruses, but having a human Coronavirus relic in there, certainly doesn’t help. Spanish flu is not a coronavirus if t...
by Marcus Aurelius
23 Dec 2020, 12:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021
Replies: 765
Views: 18247

Re: WInter 2020 : Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown

...( that’s one big reason why there’s never been a successful vaccine for the ‘common cold’) which is ( are )a mutated relic(s) of the ‘Spanish flu’ pandemic, from circa 1918. ... So does that mean there wasn't such a thing as "the common cold" before 1918? As has been said, the ‘common ...
by Marcus Aurelius
23 Dec 2020, 12:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021
Replies: 765
Views: 18247

Re: WInter 2020 : Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown

simonineaston wrote:We think. Others animals do. Virus just is.

Absolutely spot on.
by Marcus Aurelius
22 Dec 2020, 4:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021
Replies: 765
Views: 18247

Re: WInter 2020 : Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown

The virus will always mutate slightly. It may suddenly mutate significantly. That’s what’s happened here. It’s likely to have mutated to be more infectious, but less deadly. That’s what viruses do. If they infect more hosts, but kill less of them, they survive and propagate. If they spread more slow...
by Marcus Aurelius
16 Dec 2020, 5:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Jumping on a wheel...... musings....
Replies: 43
Views: 2652

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

If you do not want wheel hangers and drafters I suggest you do what everyone else does and put 50, 100 or 200m between you and them as you overtake then revert to your normal pace. Is it common for recreational cyclists to vary their power output like this? Only the ones who are having pro peloton ...
by Marcus Aurelius
14 Dec 2020, 7:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Jumping on a wheel...... musings....
Replies: 43
Views: 2652

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

Not using mudguards at this time of the year, usually discourages wheel suckers. I did have some complete plank, creep up behind me, unannounced whilst I was sitting up to adjust my Garmin. I only knew he was there when he started moaning about getting sprayed by my rear wheel. I won’t repeat what I...
by Marcus Aurelius
13 Dec 2020, 2:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?
Replies: 112
Views: 4963

Re: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?

I bought some Assos waterproof winter gloves whilst I was in London on Friday, they are superb. Be interested how you get on with them, although a bit pricey for me. But they could always go on my next pressie list! They got their first proper test today. They really are super comfy, and you don’t ...
by Marcus Aurelius
13 Dec 2020, 1:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?
Replies: 112
Views: 4963

Re: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?

I bought some Assos waterproof winter gloves whilst I was in London on Friday, they are superb.
by Marcus Aurelius
13 Dec 2020, 1:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?
Replies: 112
Views: 4963

Re: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?

Cyril Haearn wrote:Picture please, how cheap was it?


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40 quid, it’s a very nice bit of kit.