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by sizbut
23 Dec 2020, 8:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tier 4 exercise limits
Replies: 199
Views: 8566

Re: Tier 4 exercise limits

But under the tiers you musn't leave Tier 4 to go to or through a lower Tier. And this could cause difficulties cycling if you live near a tier boundary and your bike ride will inevitably take you across a tier boundary. Precisely. Currently if I want to go for a ride I have a choice of two roads i...
by sizbut
16 Dec 2020, 6:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What’s The Most useful Foreign Language?
Replies: 99
Views: 2312

Re: What’s The Most useful Foreign Language?

I would have said JavaScript or PHP, though a lot of people rave about Python these days.
by sizbut
18 Aug 2020, 10:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Open Street Maps
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: Open Street Maps

Its a Transport Association or "Verband". In this case VHB is Verband Hegau-Bodensee. Think Local Public Transport Authority like Transport for London, overseeing local trains, buses, etc. So in the context of Open Street Maps probably a route that they operate for some form of public tran...
by sizbut
12 Jul 2020, 7:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin rear light
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: Garmin rear light

Once its been added as a sensor once, then it discovered automatically in future when it and the Garmin are switched on.

The only issue I've found is if in long cafe breaks the Garmin goes into sleep mode, it sometimes won't find the rear light again. But always solved by turning both on/off again.
by sizbut
17 Jun 2020, 8:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dunwich Dynamo in the news
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Dunwich Dynamo in the news

"Not officially happening." - That kind of applies to it every year.
by sizbut
6 Jun 2020, 1:09pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Which Camping Quilt?
Replies: 14
Views: 828

Re: Which Camping Quilt?

I bought one from Alpkit. Bit pricey but very nice. Poppers and drawstring allow it to act as a light sleeping bag. The drawstring on its own makes a quilt shape that stays over the end of the sleeping bag rather than slipping off (for those of use who are constantly rolling over in their sleep).
by sizbut
31 May 2020, 5:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Attaching 1-2kg of Extra Weight to a Racing Bike
Replies: 32
Views: 1012

Re: Attaching 1-2kg of Extra Weight to a Racing Bike

Unless you're some 60 kilo pro-rider whippet, 2 kilos attached to your bike close to where your seated centre of mass is anyway is unlikely to affect the bikes handling significantly (unless you're doing an inordinate amount of out of the saddle honking).
by sizbut
28 Apr 2020, 9:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is cycling for a 71 year old legal?
Replies: 60
Views: 2376

Re: Is cycling for a 71 year old legal?

Since there are some very sick minded people who keep saying there's no crisis because "they would have died anyway", if you're 71 and not dead you might as well enjoy doing whatever brings you pleasure and keeps you fit.
by sizbut
27 Apr 2020, 12:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 655
Views: 17477

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

Radio 4's The World This Weekend today talked to the administrator of a large hospital in London. Their ventilators were only 80% occupied. No problem, scare stories, you're right. Ignore the fact that they had increased the number of ventilators by 5 times, i.e. in your world, they shouldn't have d...
by sizbut
21 Apr 2020, 8:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 655
Views: 17477

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

"TUC does have some valid points." No he doesn't. He's an anti-vaxxer who weeks ago was stating that there was no problem and it was all already being overblown. Now with the number of deaths in one week double the norm, he's obsessed with the fact that not all the extra deaths are listed ...
by sizbut
15 Apr 2020, 8:21pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Improvised PPE
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Re: Improvised PPE

You missed the one factor that makes a mask most effective - the infected person wear it rather than just those trying to avoid infection.
by sizbut
7 Apr 2020, 7:12pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Ned Boulting is giving away audiobook of how I won the yellow jumper
Replies: 1
Views: 472

Re: Ned Boulting is giving away audiobook of how I won the yellow jumper

He has to prepare us for the fact that this year's road book might be a bit slim.
by sizbut
22 Mar 2020, 9:26pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Garmin Varia RTL510 light/radar
Replies: 19
Views: 4427

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: 53603

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: 1042
Views: 26605

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...