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by syklist
2 Oct 2020, 8:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 1072
Views: 42064

Re: Is Trump Mad?

This is a moment where I reflect with some curiosity on my own state of mind. I normally like to think that I would not wish harm on anyone, but do I want Trump to recover without becoming very ill first? In all honesty I can't bring myself to say that. I've of a similar mind. I generally wish no h...
by syklist
2 Oct 2020, 8:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 1072
Views: 42064

Re: Is Trump Mad?

......But for sure we now know he is "Sick"! :roll: :shock: :lol: :lol: MM With the worst and incurable sickness(not C19)known to man PS,I don't think for a minute he or his wife have C19 but wait to be proven wrong. The Guardian and NRK have been reporting since earlier this morning that...
by syklist
2 Oct 2020, 7:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 1072
Views: 42064

Re: Is Trump Mad?

So Trump now has a disease which doesn't exist. I have to admit that my rather uncharitable response (as someone who does not believe in deities) was "Please let there be a god and let that god be a vengeful one." I then thought of the adage "Be careful when you wish for something......
by syklist
2 Oct 2020, 6:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 1072
Views: 42064

Re: Is Trump Mad?

So Trump now has a disease which doesn't exist. I have to admit that my rather uncharitable initial response (as someone who does not believe in deities) was "Please let there be a god and let that god be a vengeful one." I then thought of the adage "Be careful when you wish for some...
by syklist
2 Oct 2020, 6:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Unwelcome visitors
Replies: 47
Views: 1863

Re: Unwelcome visitors

Mouse season has started early here this year. There are also lots and lots of mice out there according to the experts that know about these things. September's tally: two caught in the cellar and one squished in the kitchen. We have never caught mice this early in the season before. I might just pu...
by syklist
1 Mar 2020, 1:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Unwelcome visitors
Replies: 47
Views: 1863

Re: Unwelcome visitors

It was several months after I moved in that the infestation started, and I hope another is not inevitable. "Be prepared! That's the Boy Scouts' marching song..." (sung in a nasal tone mimicking Tom Lehrer) They come every autumn here. We usually stop catching mice by the end of December. ...
by syklist
1 Mar 2020, 12:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Unwelcome visitors
Replies: 47
Views: 1863

Re: Unwelcome visitors

I supposed that they nibble so delicately that they did not move the bait holder, so I tried bait harder to cut, raisins instead of cheese. Try a nut butter in "traditional" mice traps. These have a little tab pushed up on the trigger that you can fill with any nut butter (we use peanut b...
by syklist
30 Jul 2019, 7:54am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: rear pannier advice needed
Replies: 83
Views: 10397

Re: rear pannier advice needed

Presumably it comes from cotton fields and this webpage describes how cotton is grown https://www.cotton.org/pubs/cottoncounts/story/how.cfm That website for some reason fails to mention the history of injustices in the US cotton industry both during and after the slave trade ended. No mention of t...
by syklist
30 Jul 2019, 6:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: rear pannier advice needed
Replies: 83
Views: 10397

Re: rear pannier advice needed

Presumably it comes from cotton fields and this webpage describes how cotton is grown https://www.cotton.org/pubs/cottoncounts/story/how.cfm That website for some reason fails to mention the history of injustices in the US cotton industry both during and after the slave trade ended. No mention of t...
by syklist
29 Jul 2019, 6:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: rear pannier advice needed
Replies: 83
Views: 10397

Re: rear pannier advice needed

Presumably it comes from cotton fields and this webpage describes how cotton is grown https://www.cotton.org/pubs/cottoncounts/story/how.cfm That website for some reason fails to mention the history of injustices in the US cotton industry both during and after the slave trade ended. No mention of t...
by syklist
28 Jul 2019, 10:10am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: rear pannier advice needed
Replies: 83
Views: 10397

Re: rear pannier advice needed

and, just as important the inside of the panniers themselves will not get wet. . Unless you smash a large jar of gherkins inside them. As I did once - i do all my shopping by bike. Proved to me they are totally waterproof though. Was unaware of the problem until I opened the pannier. :D I take it y...
by syklist
28 Jul 2019, 10:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: rear pannier advice needed
Replies: 83
Views: 10397

Re: rear pannier advice needed

Is the Carradice cotton produced sustainably though? It would be hard to make it less sustainable than PVC. Not sure that is entirely true. I present the worst case scenario, the Aral sea https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aral_Sea I guess organically grown cotton, grown close to the pannier factory, wa...
by syklist
28 Jul 2019, 9:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: rear pannier advice needed
Replies: 83
Views: 10397

Re: rear pannier advice needed

Thanks for all the help so far. Ortliebs certainly do have many fans out there. Im curious as to whether the roll top closure is 100% necessary on a bike?. IMO yes - assuming they are done up properly. You know you can dump the bags on the ground in a hurry and not worry about making them stand up ...
by syklist
23 Jun 2019, 10:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights
Replies: 69
Views: 3024

Re: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights

Only if there’s acknowledgment that both context and idiom are of fundamental importantance to meaning and therefore it’s naive and wrong to take one narrow definition of a word and apply it indiscriminately. :) Shouldn't that read "Only if there’s acknowledgment that context, idiom and the nu...
by syklist
22 Jun 2019, 1:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights
Replies: 69
Views: 3024

Re: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights

Bez wrote:“Can we stop arguing about helmets?”

:wink:

Yes.

But you could be asking the wrong question. Try:

Are we going to stop arguing about helmets?

Followed by:

If yes, then when?