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by drossall
7 Jun 2019, 10:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Time to ignore the forecast!
Replies: 34
Views: 1310

Re: Time to ignore the forecast!

We liked it too, and the cheese is pretty good!
by drossall
6 Jun 2019, 8:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Time to ignore the forecast!
Replies: 34
Views: 1310

Re: Time to ignore the forecast!

Slightly OT, but I'm always frustrated when weather apps want to use my location. I know what the weather's doing where I am. I want to know what it's doing where I'm going :D
by drossall
5 Jun 2019, 10:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Time to ignore the forecast!
Replies: 34
Views: 1310

Re: Time to ignore the forecast!

I think most people will be more likely to take note of a failure to predict rain, e.g. because it spoils their day/they get wet, than to take note of a prediction of rain that does not occur. Because people will therefore be likely to be far more critical of the forecasts in the former case, I thi...
by drossall
4 Jun 2019, 8:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tell me about… minivelos
Replies: 27
Views: 1141

Re: Tell me about… minivelos

I thought you meant these . Anyone remember the brief craze for them a few years back? I think that can be truly termed as a BSO :wink: I was once asked to organise an "Olympics" themed event for County Scouts and Guides. Nothing was quite like the real sport. We did weightlifting using p...
by drossall
4 Jun 2019, 8:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Puch bike : 40 yr-old : info sought
Replies: 14
Views: 758

Re: Puch bike : 40 yr-old : info sought

Shoyu wrote:Even if it is a bit rubbish it’s a marked improvement on the no bike at all situation he was previously in!

+1. I can't remember a bike that was worse than no bike :D
by drossall
4 Jun 2019, 12:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A Guide to Crossing London Between Trains
Replies: 17
Views: 725

Re: A Guide to Crossing London Between Trains

To be honest I just use CycleStreets. Sometimes I even take a GPX from there and drop it into my GPS, because I still don't know all of London that well. I did find Victoria difficult when I went there - it was not obvious how you're supposed to approach on a bike, and I found myself turning into a ...
by drossall
4 Jun 2019, 12:12am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist dismount?
Replies: 18
Views: 1283

Re: Cyclist dismount?

There's no reason to dismount because there's nothing restricting you to using the cycle lane. You're entitled to use any reasonable lane. For example, if you caught a group of slower cyclists in the lane, there'd be nothing to stop you from moving out to pass them.
by drossall
4 Jun 2019, 12:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tell me about… minivelos
Replies: 27
Views: 1141

Re: Tell me about… minivelos

I thought you meant these. Anyone remember the brief craze for them a few years back?
by drossall
4 Jun 2019, 12:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Net tax contribution
Replies: 36
Views: 967

Re: Net tax contribution

I'm slightly baffled. Of course there's the question of corporate taxes and where they go, of how you measure benefit, and for that matter of what you mean by "average". However, the OP appears to be saying that the average person receives roughly the same in benefit from government servic...
by drossall
3 Jun 2019, 11:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Puch bike : 40 yr-old : info sought
Replies: 14
Views: 758

Re: Inherited bicycle

The Puch bikes I knew forty years ago tended not to be very good, I'm afraid. Heavy frames, steel wheels, low-grade parts. Built down to a price in an era when people wanted cheap bikes that, to an untutored eye, looked the part.

No doubt there were better ones.
by drossall
2 Jun 2019, 6:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: why people don't think pedal cycles are vehicles
Replies: 10
Views: 789

Re: why

There is another reading of this, that something such as a time trial is starting on a minor road approaching a roundabout, and the marshals have coned off a lane round the corner onto the major road. I'm not sure that's allowed with proper authorisation - which, for all we know, there may have been...
by drossall
31 May 2019, 10:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 'Difficult' (?!) names - Djamoladin Abdujaparov
Replies: 33
Views: 717

Re: 'Difficult' (?!) names - Djamoladin Abdujaparov

I've got an unusual but very simple surname. It's pronounced as it's written but everyone bar a very rare handful get it wrong. Ditto. Some just say the nearest common surname, which you can kind of understand because it's not reading properly. Some however do read it right, then go to amusing cont...
by drossall
30 May 2019, 9:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 'Difficult' (?!) names - Djamoladin Abdujaparov
Replies: 33
Views: 717

Re: 'Difficult' (?!) names - Djamoladin Abdujaparov

I had a clubmate by the name of Farquharson. He generally said that it was pronounced, "Smith".
by drossall
27 May 2019, 10:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A-level project help
Replies: 18
Views: 890

Re: A-level project help

Thanks for the help. Yes I did find think of this problem. Could you communicate for the driver to leave space? Some picture on the floor probably wouldn't work, as the driver won't be looking at the floor. Especially as a new cyclist as you don't have the confidence to move into the other right la...
by drossall
27 May 2019, 8:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A-level project help
Replies: 18
Views: 890

Re: A-level project help

What problems do you face as a current cyclist, which is the most significant and why? To be honest not that many. As others have said, this is a forum for keen cyclists, so you may not get the same reactions that you'd get from a place where there were loads of nervous riders who won't go near tra...