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by [XAP]Bob
15 Oct 2018, 10:08am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: FOI request
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: FOI request

b) would this have any bearing in the helmet debate as this is often a fact bereft discussion, rather than an evidence based discussion. Martin Possibly repeating an oft said thing but; It is there any evidence, scientifically peer reviewed, that a cycle helmet has ever saved a life, is all "e...
by [XAP]Bob
15 Oct 2018, 9:22am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Nazca Fuego rack fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Nazca Fuego rack fitting

Got any photos of the bike/fitting and/or scans of the destructions?
by [XAP]Bob
15 Oct 2018, 9:21am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Keeping feet warm while inactive.
Replies: 24
Views: 443

Re: Keeping feet warm while inactive.

I suffer from Raynaud’s disease and hence cold feet are a real problem in winter, even when riding the trike energetically. Over the years I’ve tried many things, including bubble wrap duck taped around the shoes (with hole for SPDs). This helped but the cure has been electric socks. I bought the L...
by [XAP]Bob
12 Oct 2018, 1:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: No meat; no dairy; no....?
Replies: 66
Views: 1089

Re: No meat; no dairy; no....?

Next shopping trip, I'll see if Mrs P will allow me to pick up a bottle of oat milk, just to see if it works OK in tea and coffee. No it doesn't. (There saved you some cash ;) ) I used oat 'milk' and coconut 'milk' for most things with no problems but I haven't found anything that works in tea. Nei...
by [XAP]Bob
12 Oct 2018, 12:58pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Keeping feet warm while inactive.
Replies: 24
Views: 443

Re: Keeping feet warm while inactive.

I've found them excellent, very warm indeed. The likelihood of me being able to ride the WW next year is pretty slim, just getting there would be a challenge... and several hours of riding would be exhausting (not even in terms of legs, just in terms of holding my hear still and keeping my eyes poin...
by [XAP]Bob
12 Oct 2018, 9:13am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Keeping feet warm while inactive.
Replies: 24
Views: 443

Re: Keeping feet warm while inactive.

Also have to say - I have a pair of winter SPD boots... what size are you?
by [XAP]Bob
12 Oct 2018, 9:11am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Velo test...
Replies: 11
Views: 478

Re: Velo test...

Yep - the Alleweder is one I'm looking at. There might be a second hand one available... Need to go and test and then convince Kevin to sell it to me ;) I like the design of the Alleweder - the A2 in particular (I like the scuttle bonnet) - partly because it screams out to me *wanting* to be customi...
by [XAP]Bob
11 Oct 2018, 8:51pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Keeping feet warm while inactive.
Replies: 24
Views: 443

Re: Keeping feet warm while inactive.

You’ll do better with an insole to insulate you from the cleat - that’s eherebyoull lose heat.
by [XAP]Bob
11 Oct 2018, 11:01am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Bilateral vestibular dysfunction
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Bilateral vestibular dysfunction

Yeah - swimming is potentially dangerous... I have been swimming a few times, but not without a spotter (someone swimming alongside me focussed purely on my safety). In a swimming pool the bottom and sides tend to look the same (just tiles) and of course there is no sensation of weight on any partic...
by [XAP]Bob
11 Oct 2018, 8:34am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Bilateral vestibular dysfunction
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Bilateral vestibular dysfunction

I’m still here ;) As far as we can tell I have no vestibular function at all, Intechnically can ride a bike - but only in good light when I can concentrate on the floor two metres ahead of me to the exclusion of all else. That’s not very realistic though... Do you have any balance function? I’m usin...
by [XAP]Bob
10 Oct 2018, 9:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mobile phones & Mobile Broadband data only sims
Replies: 22
Views: 673

Re: Mobile Broadband data only sims

meic wrote:Only better than 321 if you use that amount of data.

321 is great if you are only using the phone , texts or data for essential use.
Mine costs me about £1 a year.


Yes - I have one in a tablet, and it gets swapped to a phone when I go abroad (the 'feel-at-home' aspect oft he plan is really useful)
by [XAP]Bob
10 Oct 2018, 8:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mobile phones & Mobile Broadband data only sims
Replies: 22
Views: 673

Re: Mobile Broadband data only sims

Only 24 GB - I wonder if they do a 50GB option (or what their topup and keep active policies are) Need to go and research. Hmm - 24GB for £60 - that's ~400Mb/£ or 0.25p/MB Better than their 3,2,1 prepay plan (1p/MB) - but still not great compared with other offers for my particular needs (4 weeks of...
by [XAP]Bob
10 Oct 2018, 8:39am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Event helmet cobblers
Replies: 74
Views: 2481

Re: Event helmet cobblers

Mick F wrote:I may ask why car occupants don't wear helmets when they are far more likely to be admitted to A+E with a head injury than anyone on a bike.



Because bikes are dangeeeeerrroooouussssss..... and cars are safe.. Noone ever got hurt in a car did they...
by [XAP]Bob
10 Oct 2018, 8:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Driving with dementia
Replies: 10
Views: 688

Re: Driving with dementia

Does an inability to remember yesterday necessarily stop you being safe now?

No doubt for a lot of people it's just one symptom amongst many that would make it unsafe...
by [XAP]Bob
9 Oct 2018, 1:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 2017 Road casualties annual report
Replies: 19
Views: 684

Re: 2017 Road casualties annual report

Pretty clearly correct though.

If 40% hit by vehicle
30% slipped on ice
30% ride into wall