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by briansnail
1 Dec 2019, 2:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Single sex/gender schools
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Re: Single sex/gender schools

Brian Clegg in his book Dice world picked up on this. He argued Single sex girls schools are predominantly in the private sector. The benefit of smaller classes etc makes for better grades. If one looks at cause and effect single sex girls schools in themselves are not the main reason for better gra...
by briansnail
30 Nov 2019, 3:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Obituaries miscellaneous, Paul Flynn..
Replies: 31
Views: 4249

Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Paul Flynn..

I was reading on the train as one does. For some reason I was getting disapproving looks. Some of the women looked disgusted. I picked up a discarded copy of the "Economist" and hid my magazine in it. The obituary column of the Economist fell open at Raymond Poulidor. Who ever's zat? He wa...
by briansnail
23 Nov 2019, 2:20pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Knee Pain
Replies: 27
Views: 1611

Re: Knee Pain

Increase your intake of seeds and nuts. Lots and lots of oily fish (not white fish like cod) and olive oil.
by briansnail
23 Nov 2019, 2:14pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Using a Brompton as a home exercise bike
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Using a Brompton as a home exercise bike

Freezing outside. Minds wander to home exercise bikes. Park it next to a TV. Better still if you can generate wattage to run the TV. This might be good but difficult to set up in practice. You will get bored. Consider doing what runners do. Layer I use 5 layers. Write me of as a wimp but I do wake a...
by briansnail
23 Nov 2019, 1:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1328
Views: 25824

Our Politicians:New enemies of Democracy?

Staunch Brexit leavers and fervent Remainer's keep knocking on our doors most nights. Cyclists are keen diplomats and will promise both votes. It's like marriage.Keep the peace. What is clearly wrong is pussy footing. A refusal to publish the Intelligence report on possible involvement by Foreign po...
by briansnail
16 Nov 2019, 4:42pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Ride to work scheme - Just Scrap it
Replies: 24
Views: 1318

Ride to work scheme - Just Scrap it

My campaign is to scrap the Ride to Work scheme. Permanently. I woke up early last month and cycled into work. I stuck up 6 posters on the revised Ride to work scheme. Then I waited for the thumping of hooves anticipating a mad rush of Cyclists scrambling for forms. I held my ear to the ground.Nothi...
by briansnail
16 Nov 2019, 3:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21351
Views: 522993

Brexit thread-publish the Intelligence report

The problem with Brexit is the number of strands. Everyone is right and everyone wrong. What is clearly wrong is a blunt refusal to publish the Intelligence report on possible involvement by Foreign powers to influence Brexit. Reading between the lines there probably was I am guessing Russian involv...
by briansnail
16 Nov 2019, 3:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters : Cyclists take a stand
Replies: 13
Views: 572

Smart meters : Cyclists take a stand

We CYCLISTS have been hit by an annual crime wave. Our local overworked Police force are helpless. However we all know who is responsible. Look no further than your local gas /electricity supplier. They wail in symphony and unison about soaring energy costs. The reality is its their annual profits w...
by briansnail
26 Oct 2019, 2:26pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Washing Cyclists dirty linen... in a greenhouse
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Washing Cyclists dirty linen... in a greenhouse

While actually its more a case of hanging them out to dry. My problem is my usual weekly wash is adequately catered for by my washing machine. My cycling kit is not sufficient in quantity to merit a full wash cycle. I just dunk it in a pail of water with soap powder overnight and hang it to dry. Thi...
by briansnail
26 Oct 2019, 2:13pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Fave quotes...
Replies: 223
Views: 15857

Re: Fave quotes...

Not knowing the second Law of thermodynamics is equivalent to never having read a work by Shakespeare-CP Snow Under Capitalism man exploits man. Under Communism its just the opposite. John Galbraith To see a world in a grain of Sand.And heaven in a flower. Hold infinity in the palm of your hand. And...
by briansnail
26 Oct 2019, 1:51pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: This Bike is on a roll....around the globe
Replies: 3
Views: 329

This Bike is on a roll....around the globe

John is cycling from California to Washington. In his back pack is a Caesium atomic clock which counts in splits of nanoseconds.Heading the exact opposite way Washington to California is his identical twin James also with a clock. Does anyone know if John has an advantage cycling from west to east? ...
by briansnail
19 Oct 2019, 4:41pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: A case for (mens) saddle redesign
Replies: 8
Views: 754

A case for (mens) saddle redesign

Well documented is the possible problem with cycling saddles.There is a possibility of nerve damage and reduced blood flow to the perineum. This could result in ED. Science as always is full of conflicting advice. Why take a chance?. Surely saddles could be sold with a channel in the middle. This mi...
by briansnail
19 Oct 2019, 3:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikes and air pockets (General not technical)
Replies: 13
Views: 958

Bikes and air pockets (General not technical)

I was just reading a members post about Neil Campbell's epic 174 mph assisted bike land speed record. Does anyone understand the origin of the force generating his high speed and where the force is applied. Its a bit like the Bernoulli principal half the people argue it keeps planes in the air, the ...
by briansnail
12 Oct 2019, 3:38pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Dear Moderator Help Help!
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Dear Moderator Help Help!

Dear moderator I posted a post today on Does anyone know (Non technical) title was This bike was the coolest cat.I pressed send after some time but its not showing. I will be very grateful if you could find it.If you do and post it.I promise faithfully not to post any more posts on this site (for 2 ...
by briansnail
12 Oct 2019, 2:57pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CUK Membership has its benefits
Replies: 0
Views: 315

CUK Membership has its benefits

Small suggestions that CUK might consider for additional member benefits: 1- CUK Xmas lottery.Halfords already give a good discount. Xmas is round the corner. I am sure that they would be willing to throw in a additional free voucher for a free bike. The lucky CUK member would be chosen at random. A...