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by Vorpal
20 Apr 2019, 4:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5171

Re: Extinction Rebellion

While I don't think it makes a great deal of sense to fly to the UK to join a climate protest, the culture and society is such that people sometimes have limited choice about transport and various other things. Taking public transport may be the best of a set of poor choices. People ask, why don't t...
by Vorpal
19 Apr 2019, 11:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Chain Links And Tool
Replies: 17
Views: 568

Re: Chain Links And Tool

Some chain tools have a little folding handle instead of a thumb wheel. I used to have one like that.
by Vorpal
19 Apr 2019, 6:27pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Of Cysts and Hysterectomies.
Replies: 30
Views: 1051

Re: Of Cysts and Hysterectomies.

5wpo and so done a total of 12 miles on the turbo trainer, 3, 4, then 5 miles.... if I can do that I can ride to Alcudia from PP when I get out to Mallorca in a week's time while the menfolk are off doing their training stuff. Recovery going well but taking it slowly to build up, get tired as the d...
by Vorpal
18 Apr 2019, 5:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5171

Re: Extinction Rebellion

It's not always easy to demostrate that action prevented something from happening.
by Vorpal
17 Apr 2019, 11:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funny advert - cyclists
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Funny advert - cyclists

I don't think that you need to understand Norwegian to find this funny, even if there is a bit of cyclist stereotyping here. Though, I will translate the first thing that is said, 'Fin sykkel', which means, 'nice bike'.

by Vorpal
17 Apr 2019, 11:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5171

Re: Extinction Rebellion

One of the protestors might have gone to some exotic locations, so that invalidates the entire protest?
by Vorpal
17 Apr 2019, 9:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Worn tyres on brand new bike
Replies: 13
Views: 713

Re: Worn tyres on brand new bike

I agree that the tyres don't have much wear, as they still have the mould flash, but shame on the shop for not cleaning them, nor touching up the scratch.

I think you'd be justified in sending it back. But if you don't want the hassle, maybe they would send a little bottle of touch up paint?
by Vorpal
17 Apr 2019, 2:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5171

Re: Extinction Rebellion

If the case for climate action was so strong, why are they demanding ‘rebellion’ rather than seeking change at the ballot box? One of the perpetual issues in any society is that some people have the upper hand in one way or another. In the UK, that is determined by class and money. I'm not saying t...
by Vorpal
17 Apr 2019, 2:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5171

Re: Extinction Rebellion

How should people protest, if isn't disruptive? People have been increasingly concerned about the environment for many years. There has been increasing scientific consensus that we are either at, or reaching a crisis point. If you don't believe that, fair enough, but it doens't make the people who d...
by Vorpal
17 Apr 2019, 1:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 20st. mid-20's Beginner "cyclist" looking for advice on where to start
Replies: 81
Views: 2030

Re: 20st. mid-20's Beginner "cyclist" looking for advice on where to start

Fantactic news! I'm glad that you like the bike :) There is nothing wrong with pedalling around in easier gears! If you take it easy, and go at pace that you can maintain for a half an hour or more, I think you will build up your distance more quickly. Going faster can come later. Keep at it & c...
by Vorpal
17 Apr 2019, 1:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Charity
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Bike Charity

Seen them,thanks Gaz. I should've been clearer but was hoping someone might know of a local group who put the bikes to actual use rather than flog them on. Bit of a long-shot, I know. What do you mean by that? One of the places in gaz's link is Positive Youth in Selby that have a bike loan service ...
by Vorpal
17 Apr 2019, 8:46am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders
Replies: 86
Views: 2268

Re: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders

Hello Vorpal Did you read the whole paper or just the abstract? Are you referring to the 2017 paper by Schepers et al or the 2013 one? The 2017 paper is a general overview of the various factors which contribute to cycling safety in the Netherlands, including cycle paths. I believe the reference to...
by Vorpal
16 Apr 2019, 3:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders
Replies: 86
Views: 2268

Re: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders

John Franklin compiled this list some years ago http://www.cyclecraft.co.uk/digest/research.html I suspect that's where Axel Knutt started. As for Link to 2017 paper by Schepers et al: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2015.06.005 That doesn't say much that can lead one to conlcude that cycle paths are...
by Vorpal
16 Apr 2019, 2:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Fantastic!
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Re: Fantastic!

Hopefully we are living in enlightened enough times to ensure she is properly looked after and prepared for the lows as well as the highs. I wouldn't want to put a weight of expectation onto a 10 year old. Best of luck to her. I think she's been at this for a while, and seems to have a better attit...