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by TwoPlusTen
22 Jun 2014, 2:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: square tyres
Replies: 18
Views: 2253

Re: square tyres

Square tyres would surely also require square wheels.

Surely a square wheel would be very bumpy and would require some significant effort to get the bike moving? Can you imagine... ga-donk-lurch-ga-donk-lurch... :twisted: :lol: 8)
by TwoPlusTen
22 Jun 2014, 2:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: excessive weight loss
Replies: 8
Views: 1586

Re: excessive weight loss

Your weight can vary by 4-5lbs naturally from day to day and even within the day (obvious stuff like eating food, how much activity etc.). I wouldn't be too concerned about it. Just keep hydrated and eat properly. EDIT: as previously mentioned, if those two bottles are all you drank, then you're mos...
by TwoPlusTen
21 Jun 2014, 2:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Longer Truck Trial interim report.
Replies: 4
Views: 3905

Re: Longer Truck Trial interim report.

you are correct - gb registered vehicles only At least they are open to the "better regulation created safer conditions" option. Maybe 80% lives saved could justify putting more stringent conditions on all HGV operators (not necessarily the drivers, the operators)? But of course that's no...
by TwoPlusTen
20 Jun 2014, 9:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: CTC ride question
Replies: 11
Views: 12251

Re: CTC ride question

This may help as a starting point (my local CTC group, which I keep threatening to go out with one day but have not yet quite got round to doing so...)

http://www.readingctc.co.uk/new-riders/
by TwoPlusTen
19 Jun 2014, 11:35pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Longer Truck Trial interim report.
Replies: 4
Views: 3905

Re: Longer Truck Trial interim report.

So what is this safely they speak of? 20% accident rate... At least they say: "At this stage it is not possible to determine the precise reasons for this reported difference. It is worth noting however that the operators are using the LSTs under a specific operational regime and that LST drive...
by TwoPlusTen
18 Jun 2014, 9:22am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: good news from Germany
Replies: 7
Views: 4503

Re: good news from Germany

I speak fluent German. I'll translate it in full when I get a moment over the next day or two.
by TwoPlusTen
14 Jun 2014, 10:19am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Electric 'car' fright
Replies: 38
Views: 10642

Re: Electric 'car' fright

Back to the topic - I'm surprised that people find the Twizy completely silent. Someone at the end of our street used to own one, and I distinctly remember the hum or whine of the motor as it beetled past. Admittedly, nothing like the purr (or roar) of your typical infernal combustion, but definite...
by TwoPlusTen
11 Jun 2014, 8:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Plastic Carrier Bags
Replies: 49
Views: 11273

Re: Plastic Carrier Bags

One of the things that used to pique me a lot, buying a newspaper (and nothing else) at W H Smith, checkout assistant invariably used to say "want a bag for that"? Even in dry weather (I can understand it in the wet). I don't know if they still do that, seeing as I avoid buying newspapers...
by TwoPlusTen
10 Jun 2014, 11:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Renewal Prices (Daylight Robbery!)
Replies: 15
Views: 9360

Re: Renewal Prices (Daylight Robbery!)

I had the same with the car insurance this year.

Last year I was paying £300 (with Axa). This year's renewal: £375.

I took my business to John Lewis who promptly offered me £220.

You get one guess who got the business.
by TwoPlusTen
9 Jun 2014, 11:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Thirst Whilst Cycling
Replies: 81
Views: 18616

Re: Thirst Whilst Cycling

One other thing that may lend credence to Mick F's theory (full english breakfast, couple of decent mugs of tea before you set off) is that a full english is usually quite salty (bacon especially). Sodium makes you retain water so you may be able to go further on the same volume of water. Anecdotal ...
by TwoPlusTen
26 Feb 2014, 10:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sky Broadband: Charging you for NOT having their service!
Replies: 3
Views: 14306

Re: Sky Broadband: Charging you for NOT having their service

Tigerbiten wrote:Try http://contactus.sky.com/uk
I found it via from Google, so I don't know how well it works.

Thanks. I think the number will be the easy part though :D
by TwoPlusTen
26 Feb 2014, 9:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sky Broadband: Charging you for NOT having their service!
Replies: 3
Views: 14306

Sky Broadband: Charging you for NOT having their service!

We had our broadband with O2 pretty much since we moved into our current place (so almost 5 years). Our usual bill was £10, then it went up to £13 a couple of years ago. O2 sold their broadband business off to Sky and the communication about it was worse than useless. A couple of letters from O2 say...
by TwoPlusTen
13 Sep 2012, 11:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Be Safe, Be Seen.
Replies: 181
Views: 12774

Re: Be Safe, Be Seen.

The other thing is that high-visibility clothing works as long as only a small minority of people are using it.

In the modern society, where seemingly even a walk to the shops requires hi-vis clothing, people will quickly filter out the hi-vis.

Then what do we do?
by TwoPlusTen
11 Sep 2012, 10:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best helmet colour?
Replies: 16
Views: 4156

Re: Best helmet colour?

Mine's red.

EDIT: No, red and black. Nearly completely black from the back.
by TwoPlusTen
6 Sep 2012, 10:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where are the wasps
Replies: 13
Views: 5954

Re: Where are the wasps

Found a wasp (or rather one found me) today.

That's the first one this year.