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by Jdsk
19 Oct 2021, 8:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Uninsured e scooters seized
Replies: 57
Views: 2079

Re: Uninsured e scooters seized

"100 spoken to by police in Oxford e-scooter operation":
https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/19642 ... operation/

Jonathan
by Jdsk
19 Oct 2021, 8:40am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Pre-diabetic and raised cholesterol
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: Pre-diabetic and raised cholesterol

Oldjohnw wrote: 19 Oct 2021, 7:57am I am one point below pre-diabetic ( I have been there before but pulled it back) and despite statins my cholesterol level has gone from 6.4 to 7.4. I could increase the statin dosage but don’t want to yet.
Plasma total cholesterol is variable within an individual. It might indeed be a blip.

I wouldn't advise changing anything specifically because of those values. But it is a good opportunity to review everything that affects cardiovascular health, including diet, exercise, smoking, alcohol, body weight and stress.

And as an adult man to remember to take vitamin D supplements.

Jonathan
by Jdsk
18 Oct 2021, 10:33pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 1217
Views: 45864

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

Ray wrote: 18 Oct 2021, 10:30pm
Jdsk wrote: 18 Oct 2021, 10:25pm What do you call a French Transit that never breaks down, and just lugs loads around reliably?
'Fourgon conclusion' sprung to mind - but I'm not sure that really works ....?
Not what I had in mind, but that had never occurred to me before.

Thankyou

Jonathan
by Jdsk
18 Oct 2021, 10:25pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 1217
Views: 45864

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

Mike Sales wrote: 18 Oct 2021, 9:31pm
thirdcrank wrote: 18 Oct 2021, 9:29pm Even though I understand the Latin, which is a phrase I often use when has-beens are on "celebrity" programmes, GLORIA in the context is over my head. It might as well be in excelsis deo.
Sic becomes sick, thus sick transit Gloria..
Precisely.

What do you call a French Transit that never breaks down, and just lugs loads around reliably?

Jonathan
by Jdsk
18 Oct 2021, 10:23pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 1217
Views: 45864

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

Mike Sales wrote: 18 Oct 2021, 9:27pm Heavy Plant Crossing
Always makes me think of Triffids...
And in our family.

: - )

Jonathan
by Jdsk
18 Oct 2021, 7:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid Booster. Yes/No?
Replies: 58
Views: 1010

Re: Covid Booster. Yes/No?

Hellhound wrote: 18 Oct 2021, 7:04pm Not been offered a booster but doubt I'd bother.
Please do. It will probably reduce the chance of you transmitting the virus to others.

Thanks

Jonathan
by Jdsk
18 Oct 2021, 6:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Apple
Replies: 11
Views: 999

Re: Apple

by Jdsk
18 Oct 2021, 6:43pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 1217
Views: 45864

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

thirdcrank wrote: 18 Oct 2021, 6:42pm I don't know. What do you call a Ford van that's always breaking down?
GLORIA!

Jonathan
by Jdsk
18 Oct 2021, 6:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain length wrong
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: Chain length wrong

Lookrider wrote: 18 Oct 2021, 6:06pmSo to a layman like me who is over curious ?? Which method do most mechanics use
Sheldon Brown's version of the big-big method:
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/derailer-a ... html#chain

I'm an amateur, but my guess is that this is what professionals use first.

Jonathan
by Jdsk
18 Oct 2021, 6:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: starting again aged 70ish
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: starting again aged 70ish

Good decision.

Where are you, please?

Have fun

Jonathan
by Jdsk
18 Oct 2021, 6:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Building a recumbent trike rear wheel
Replies: 16
Views: 231

Re: Building a recumbent trike rear wheel

fullfathom5 wrote: 18 Oct 2021, 9:54am I want to get a new 20" rear wheel built for my ICE Adventure trike fitted with a conventional 9 speed cassette (i.e. not Capreo). I'm ordering over the Internet so can somebody explain in very simple terms what needs to be done regarding dishing the wheel please?
Do you want any more advice on how to build the wheel yourself, or only on this approach?

Jonathan
by Jdsk
18 Oct 2021, 5:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pointless!!
Replies: 18
Views: 362

Re: Pointless!!

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Please can someone else try Siri.

Thanks

Jonathan
by Jdsk
18 Oct 2021, 5:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pointless!!
Replies: 18
Views: 362

Re: Pointless!!

Mick F wrote: 18 Oct 2021, 3:40pm Who the heck is Ry Cooder?

Yes, I know I could Google or Wiki, but I honestly don't know that name, nor ever heard it ............. and I don't care either, so I won't bother.
Why type 34 words where 2 or 3 would have been quicker and given you the opportunity to be better informed?

Pointless.

Thanks

Jonathan
by Jdsk
18 Oct 2021, 5:52pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 1217
Views: 45864

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

thirdcrank wrote: 18 Oct 2021, 5:35pm When I see a vehicle marked HORSES IN TRANSIT I have been known to remark "That's not a transit." (Cries of "frequently!")
What do you call a Ford van that's alway breaking down?

Jonathan
by Jdsk
18 Oct 2021, 5:51pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 1217
Views: 45864

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

Mick F wrote: 18 Oct 2021, 3:18pmHowever, sewage hatches don't say "Sewage".
Why not?
Older drainage systems usually combined foul water and surface water. In newer systems (after c 1970) they're kept separate.

There's a body of craft knowledge to distinguish them.

Jonathan