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by sizbut
23 Mar 2020, 11:18pm
Forum: Offered for Free
Topic: Static Trainer and Smart Trainer - SG8 area only
Replies: 0
Views: 115

Static Trainer and Smart Trainer - SG8 area only

Offer applies to immediate Royston area only (maybe Tring or Welwyn). Since we're supposed to be limiting our trips out, I've been enjoying my smart trainer - whilst guiltily aware of two old trainers still in the house. One is an old CycleOps static trainer. Simple but it will make you sweat. Free ...
by sizbut
22 Mar 2020, 9:26pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Garmin Varia RTL510 light/radar
Replies: 13
Views: 3341

Re: Garmin Varia RTL510 light/radar

I've seen that, but its not immediate. The car need to sit there are the same pace for a decent period before they virtually vanish. The only worry I ever have with that is it may indicate a driver who is nervous about overtaking. I have the older square design for several years now and love it. The...
by sizbut
22 Mar 2020, 9:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51901

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

Yes, there has been an average of 17,000 deaths per year from seasonal flu. It has a mortality rate of approximately 2% (it varies widely from year to year so we're talking about the averages for the last 5 years). Mortality rate is based on deaths against number of infections. So turn that around y...
by sizbut
17 Mar 2020, 10:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 609
Views: 12456

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Was finally in my local Tesco store today to see for myself. The empty food aisles seemed to be soup, pasta and bread-making flour. Maybe its that poor diet combination that explains the loo roll requirements. The oddest part was walking from the empty pasta aisle over to the chilled foods and spott...
by sizbut
13 Mar 2020, 11:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51901

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

Yes, so far the US has had 47 Covid19 deaths whilst since October 2019 the CDC thinks there have been 12,000 influenza deaths. So in actual deaths to date, Covid19 is insignificant. But the same CDC has a worst case estimate of 1.7 million Covid19 deaths in the US because its sufficiently different ...
by sizbut
1 Feb 2020, 12:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51901

Re: Coronavirus - just how serious?

!!!What - it's kind of obvious that a respiratory virus that isn't evolved for the receptors on lung cells is a very short lived respiratory virus. So let's not hype up the scare and panic. So far its death rate is nothing shocking (the usual old/very young/weak/those with other pre-existing conditi...
by sizbut
7 Jan 2020, 7:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Australian priorities.
Replies: 19
Views: 585

Re: Australian priorities.

Sorry Mike but why are you being so insulting and rude. I assume you posted for comment. But apparently you forgot to brief us all first on what comments are allowed and acceptable to you. It is pretty obvious that if you commit an offence in front of police officers then you may be punished accordi...
by sizbut
31 Dec 2019, 2:26pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: My objection to Gift Aid
Replies: 56
Views: 4355

Re: My objection to Gift Aid

Interesting soapbox. Does this mean you also don't contribute to a pension due to the tax relief on that; don't have any ISAs, etc? The government uses tax exemptions as a means of social engineering, encouraging us to have pensions, save money, give to charity. I think we can rest assured that the ...
by sizbut
14 Dec 2019, 8:06pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Cycling Time Trials - Red Lights are now compulsory
Replies: 21
Views: 1421

Re: Cycling Time Trials - Red Lights are now compulsory

They could easily turn you away. The wording is "clearly visible", something that is down to the opinion of the person enforcing the rule. They are the word and the spirit. How? A torpedo light is clearly visible. It ain't invisible! Maybe I wasn't, in your opinion, clear enough (so basic...
by sizbut
13 Dec 2019, 7:58pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Cycling Time Trials - Red Lights are now compulsory
Replies: 21
Views: 1421

Re: Cycling Time Trials - Red Lights are now compulsory

They could easily turn you away. The wording is "clearly visible", something that is down to the opinion of the person enforcing the rule. They are the word and the spirit.
by sizbut
4 Dec 2019, 10:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: On the Role of our MPs: Representative or Delegate?
Replies: 28
Views: 774

Re: On the Role of our MPs: Representative or Delegate?

Please don't leave. Remain instead. :D
by sizbut
29 Nov 2019, 6:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What happened to the small Roberts that was for sale?
Replies: 15
Views: 1425

Re: What happened to the small Roberts that was for sale?

Hmmmm. How small would you be interested in? I have a very ridiculously small (16 1/2" if I recall correctly) Roberts tourer that was built for a 5' rider lurking in the garage.
by sizbut
13 Nov 2019, 11:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pregnant? 65 or over?
Replies: 17
Views: 568

Re: Pregnant? 65 or over?

Is there a prize for getting a full house? Not possible. Two of the requirements include "or" conditions. You can't be both '65' and 'older than 65'. Your BMI is either 40 or its higher (or lower), not 40 and higher. [Pedants beware: both requirement are stated as integer values, which in...
by sizbut
27 Oct 2019, 1:24pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Knee Pain
Replies: 26
Views: 1979

Re: Knee Pain

Just over a year ago I started having serious knee problems, couldn't walk more than 2 miles without ending up in pain from some kind of over-rotation. Any twisting would trigger pain and yes, very loud clicks on the first move after being static for any time. Cycling was the only thing unaffected. ...
by sizbut
22 Oct 2019, 9:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Legal Rights in a Cycle Lane
Replies: 22
Views: 1441

Re: Legal Rights in a Cycle Lane

The Highway Code is your friend: Clause 133 is pretty clear - the responsibility is on the person changing lanes. She might argue she wasn't, she was turning, but to complete that she crossed your lane: "If you need to change lane, first use your mirrors and if necessary take a quick sideways g...