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by Cunobelin
14 Aug 2018, 6:40pm
Forum: Test board
Topic: Whoah
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: Whoah

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Sorry - that was Whey....
by Cunobelin
14 Aug 2018, 6:39pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Seven Deadly Sins, My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong
Replies: 13
Views: 296

Re: Seven Deadly Sins, My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong

Unfortunately one of the points that was missed is the narrow "grey" margin between legal and illegal

Many teams used (and continue to use) performance enhancing products up until the point that they become banned.


The WADA Monitored substance list highlights many of these
by Cunobelin
14 Aug 2018, 6:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Muzak in (food) stores, at stations etc: love or hate?
Replies: 57
Views: 1118

Re: Muzak in (food) stores, at stations etc: love or hate?

We have "patient surveys" in our waiting room, and one of the most frequent requests is for music or TV Waiting room. . How long do they have to wait? Is music/tv provided or not? Are old copies of The Countryman provided to read? I do not like waiting rooms, went for a medical once (&quo...
by Cunobelin
14 Aug 2018, 6:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Death by Dangerous Cycling
Replies: 114
Views: 2336

Re: Death by Dangerous Cycling

I'm in no doubt about the possibility of injury if 10 stones of cyclist travelling at 15 mph is in a collision. One of the things that stops it happening more is that the injury is often sustained by the rider. Possibility is a very wide net. Likelihood is much more restrictive term. I can see the ...
by Cunobelin
14 Aug 2018, 5:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Silly Amazon prices....
Replies: 11
Views: 336

Re: Silly Amazon prices....

Plus One for old guide books and maps, many things have not changed and they doubtless reflect the time they were written too. Do you use new guidebooks and maps too, to avoid surprises of the wrong sort? Sort of, I love books and literature, and base decisions (arbitrarily sometimes) on them. I vi...
by Cunobelin
14 Aug 2018, 12:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Death by Dangerous Cycling
Replies: 114
Views: 2336

Re: Death by Dangerous Cycling

But the jury knows exactly how a competent and careful cyclist rides. The competent and careful cyclist never ever rides on footpaths, or on shared-use paths (you know - just in case); but they never ride on the road either (because they might hold up law abiding motorists). They wear a helmet, and...
by Cunobelin
14 Aug 2018, 11:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle tourists driven over and killed in Tajikistan terror attack
Replies: 33
Views: 1518

Re: Cycle tourists driven over and killed in Tajikistan terror attack

Ironically lots like a number of cyclists were targeted by a vehicle attack on Westminster this morning. It is being treated as a"terrorist attack"
by Cunobelin
14 Aug 2018, 11:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cyclists injured in Westminster attack
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Cyclists injured in Westminster attack

Looks like a group of cyclists waiting at lights were deliberately injured ana noter vehicle attack at Westminster. AT present the news is that injuries are "minor" but the story is still developing BBC link https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/18278/production/_102963989_cyclists.j...
by Cunobelin
14 Aug 2018, 11:52am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Death by Dangerous Cycling
Replies: 114
Views: 2336

Re: Death by Dangerous Cycling

I think it would be even harder to prove in the case of a cyclist. What sort of cycling "would be expected of a competent and careful cyclist" ? How would Counsel explain this to a jury? But the jury knows exactly how a competent and careful cyclist rides. The competent and careful cyclis...
by Cunobelin
14 Aug 2018, 10:18am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Death by Dangerous Cycling
Replies: 114
Views: 2336

Re: Death by Dangerous Cycling

I'm surprised that anybody is surprised at the hostility towards cyclists in some quarters. eg It was revealed in Road Research Laboratory research years ago that cyclists were considered an "out group" but the CTC dismissed it as the imagination of grumpy old cyclists. That hostility is ...
by Cunobelin
14 Aug 2018, 10:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Muzak in (food) stores, at stations etc: love or hate?
Replies: 57
Views: 1118

Re: Muzak in (food) stores, at stations etc: love or hate?

We have "patient surveys" in our waiting room, and one of the most frequent requests is for music or TV
by Cunobelin
14 Aug 2018, 9:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle tourists driven over and killed in Tajikistan terror attack
Replies: 33
Views: 1518

Re: Cycle tourists driven over and killed in Tajikistan terror attack

So sad that lives have been lost ! Bicycle tourists are one of the most peaceful people on the planet. Who ever killed them deserves most severe punishment !!! My sympathy and condolences to family and friends of the victims. ! Ironically I found that article enjoyable, and that it reflected much o...
by Cunobelin
14 Aug 2018, 9:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: getting a bike size for Mrs FW
Replies: 14
Views: 268

Re: getting a bike size for Mrs FW

If you think that bike would be OK if mounting was not a problem, how about some sort of step up? Even just standing on a kerb with the bike in the gutter knocks around six inches off the height to be stepped over. With my hip I had the issue of mounting, and this solution works ... some of the tim...
by Cunobelin
14 Aug 2018, 9:26am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Death by Dangerous Cycling
Replies: 114
Views: 2336

Re: Death by Dangerous Cycling

My guess is, this is going to end up on the statute books, and I've got worse things to worry about than this. Let it happen and let the flak subside. As we all know, deaths involving a cyclist (and no other vehicle) hitting a pedestrian or other cyclist are incredibly rare, and even when one occur...
by Cunobelin
14 Aug 2018, 9:16am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Seven Deadly Sins, My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong
Replies: 13
Views: 296

Re: Seven Deadly Sins, My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong

By David Walsh. I have just finished reading this book. 3 evenings, enthralling. If any one is feeling that LA should be forgiven read this account. If you feel that LA was a scapegoat for wide spread doping, read this book While the dopers, Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche, David Millar et al have the bl...