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by Vorpal
19 Oct 2020, 10:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)
Replies: 348
Views: 20340

Re: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)

I think possibly we have wandered from the title since, but in the case of human transgender athletes it's not that hard to categorise them according to their biological sex, which they will have altered only following puberty in the presence of large amounts of the hormones of their sex, and resul...
by Vorpal
16 Oct 2020, 2:41pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Essential stuff to have in your camping kit
Replies: 91
Views: 2817

Re: Essential stuff to have in your camping kit

I like both tea & coffee, and normally carry both with me on a tour, but I do prefer to start my day with coffee.
by Vorpal
16 Oct 2020, 8:58am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Discomfort on turbo
Replies: 12
Views: 351

Re: Discomfort on turbo

I used the turbo when my kids were little & Mr. V was doing shift work. Sometimes it was the only way I could get any exercise. Otherwise, I prefer to be outdoors.
by Vorpal
16 Oct 2020, 8:52am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Essential stuff to have in your camping kit
Replies: 91
Views: 2817

Re: Essential stuff to have in your camping kit

I think PG Tips bags, or at least certain boxes of PG Tips bags, are now paper not plastic. PG Tips do not have plastic in them. They are also removing the plastic from their packaging, though that is still in process. https://www.pgtips.co.uk/sustainability.html I saw something on the telly a few ...
by Vorpal
15 Oct 2020, 1:54pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Discomfort on turbo
Replies: 12
Views: 351

Re: Discomfort on turbo

I think that the lower body muscles are generally more active when they need to respond to conditions on the road, and that this prevents saddle discomfort, and muscle twinges that can occur on the turbo or spinning bikes. I reduce this by setting a pattern for myself, where I pedal out of the saddl...
by Vorpal
15 Oct 2020, 1:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Advanced Warning for Maternity Hospitals
Replies: 24
Views: 763

Re: Advanced Warning for Maternity Hospitals

What I read was published as a joke, but a significant increase was later reported https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... uarantines
by Vorpal
14 Oct 2020, 11:04am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: When the police give an assaulted cyclist a warning
Replies: 118
Views: 3426

Re: When the police give an assaulted cyclist a warning

He's a dedicated cycle campaigner, who has been on YouTube for *years* without earning any significant amounts of money. Earning money from Youtube is based on how many people view & subscribe. Social Blade suggests that he currently gets a few quid per month https://socialblade.com/youtube/user...
by Vorpal
13 Oct 2020, 12:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What slightly more robust tyres for a small amount of off-road ?
Replies: 16
Views: 401

Re: What slightly more robust tyres for a small amount of off-road ?

Hi all, I have a nice bike with top of the range road tires. 700x28 front (Maxis detonator) and 700x32 back (Bontranger race lite). I use the bike to commute in London for 40 min each way. Mainly tarmac but I would like to be able to cycle on the very occasional gravel or dirt on the side of the ro...
by Vorpal
13 Oct 2020, 8:37am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: When the police give an assaulted cyclist a warning
Replies: 118
Views: 3426

Re: When the police give an assaulted cyclist a warning

So what would I have done? I would have just stayed in primary behaving like a vehicle - not attempting to undertake or overtake at any point and also preventing anyone from overtaking or close passing me. Other option would be to dismount and walk on the pavement on the other side. Would you hones...
by Vorpal
13 Oct 2020, 8:35am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: When the police give an assaulted cyclist a warning
Replies: 118
Views: 3426

Re: When the police give an assaulted cyclist a warning

Cameras do not show visibility very well. Even helmet-mounted, they are more limited than eyes. The cyclist rides that way everyday & knows the road well. I see absolutely nothing wrong with his cycling. The driver who assaulted him seems to have set up the situation for the purpose of assaultin...
by Vorpal
12 Oct 2020, 10:00am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Transporting kit on a self-guided tour
Replies: 22
Views: 917

Re: Transporting kit on a self-guided tour

Whats the difference in mph or kph> It varies by person, how many hills, how much they are carrying, etc. For me, my cruising speed isn't much different on the flat, but it takes me much longer to get up hills. The more I am carrying, the slower I go. I live in Norway, and carrying camping gear, I ...
by Vorpal
12 Oct 2020, 9:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)
Replies: 348
Views: 20340

Re: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)

Vorpal, the diagram you posted differentiates between "biological gender" and "gender identity", so I take it you are not arguing against the existence of biological gender. (I'm checking because there are some who do argue against biological gender, and they appear to be seriou...
by Vorpal
9 Oct 2020, 6:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)
Replies: 348
Views: 20340

Re: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)

Tom-boys are not transfolk. Many cultures allow for alternative genders or gender identification. To say that the distinction of male and female precedes science; fine, but so do alternatives. I don't think that I am the one with the entrenched view. Honestly, I didn''t know a damn thing about trans...
by Vorpal
8 Oct 2020, 10:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 1048
Views: 41373

Re: Is Trump Mad?

@Pebble Trump played it like BoJo played it,initially denying it's seriousness and ferocity and allowing people entry into the country without isolation thereg0bye increasingnthe spread. In the case of Trump carried on denying it's impact.The only thing that'll make this man aware of it's effect on...
by Vorpal
8 Oct 2020, 10:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)
Replies: 348
Views: 20340

Re: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)

which one are you referring to as I cant find I said that in any recent posts? The 'witch hunt in Scotland'. The article posted immediately before my post, by you, is about a transphobe who objected to being targetted by transactivists. My summary may have been a little flippant, but you have poste...