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by Vorpal
16 Sep 2019, 2:46pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Over one-fifth of injured US adult cyclists were not wearing a helmet
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Over one-fifth of injured US adult cyclists were not wearing a helmet

Yet another hospital study which has all of the problems that hospital studies have. OK, it looks like helmet wearers had shorter hospital time than non wearers, but the data about helmet wearing in the population is too poor to draw any conclusions. For example, they look at helmet wearing rates fo...
by Vorpal
16 Sep 2019, 8:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ammaco CS250
Replies: 14
Views: 639

Re: Ammaco CS250

You can purchase a shop refurbished second hand bike at one of the bike recycling centres https://www.cyclinguk.org/recycling-centres

IMO, it's at least worth a look, if there's one near you.
by Vorpal
16 Sep 2019, 8:53am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cooking on small gas camp stoves
Replies: 71
Views: 2835

Re: Cooking on small gas camp stoves

I usually eat out of the pot. But I fill it with water straight away afterwards, and let it soak whilst I do other things. It's sometimes a little work to get the porridge off, but it does come off, with nothing more than water, a little washing up liquid, and my fingers. I use an old-fashioned enam...
by Vorpal
15 Sep 2019, 10:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19120
Views: 472829

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

But I'm aware of you claiming remainers hate the UK,which is clearly an outright lie posted only to inflame an already hotly contested discussion. Some who live abroad self evidently from their statements here do, and even some who actually live here which I cannot understand? I never claimed all. ...
by Vorpal
14 Sep 2019, 9:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: McDonald's
Replies: 260
Views: 6993

Re: McDonald's

Unfortunately, simple and quick home cooked food tends to be expensive. Food that isn't expensive takes longer to cook, with a few exceptions. But who wants to eat pasta with cheap jars of tomato sauce every day? Also, if you live near McD's, or use the drive through, it *is* quick. A quick as maki...
by Vorpal
14 Sep 2019, 7:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: McDonald's
Replies: 260
Views: 6993

Re: McDonald's

No, I still don't understand how travelling to Mucky D and back and queuing up to order and possibly waiting for it to be cooked (if you pick a less popular option) is quicker than cooking a quick and simple fresh meal - or if clock time isn't limited but your time is, sticking something in the ove...
by Vorpal
13 Sep 2019, 2:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Geneva to Lille
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Geneva to Lille

I've done bits at either end of your proposed route, but not cycled from Geneva to Lille.

If it were me, I think I would use La Meuse à Vélo (Eurovelo 19) at least until Givet. the last bit, on the Trans-Ardennes greenway is really nice. I haven't ridden the rest, but would like to.
by Vorpal
13 Sep 2019, 2:11pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: May only motorists teach Bikeability?
Replies: 17
Views: 878

Re: May only motorists teach Bikeability?

"Due to the nature of the job , you must be able to drive." says https://www.activenorfolk.org/jobs/5916/ (Bikeability Instructors) Is that fair? Appropriate? Allowed by Bikeability? It's a step forwards if more schools are going to teach Bikeability instead of the old system, but if all ...
by Vorpal
13 Sep 2019, 1:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: People shouting 'left' 'right' etc on a cylce path whilst approaching from behind
Replies: 83
Views: 2210

Re: People shouting 'left' 'right' etc on a cylce path whilst approaching from behind

I love that people in some other countries cycle alongside each other chatting, as walkers do in the UK.
by Vorpal
13 Sep 2019, 1:17pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: An Intellectuals View on Camping
Replies: 15
Views: 600

Re: An Intellectuals View on Camping

I found this quote really telling: But the way they do that has changed. In the past, campers typically connected with people across the whole campsite. Today’s campers tend to socialise only with people in their immediate party. In a world of technologically enabled disconnection, camping has beco...
by Vorpal
13 Sep 2019, 10:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Education
Replies: 154
Views: 3712

Re: Education

Univresity students are adults,and should be treated as such. Children OTOH should be taught with close supervision by train and qualified teachers who know their job and aren't overworked with large class sizes in huge schools designed for their economics rather than quality education. Actually, I...
by Vorpal
13 Sep 2019, 9:37am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Advice for buying a women’s Hybrid Bike
Replies: 11
Views: 3414

Re: Advice for buying a women’s Hybrid Bike

Hi, I’m interested in knowing what you went for as have a very similar question - I’m trying to buy a hybrid under 350 ish, and am struggling now know how to choose. I’m currently thinking of the decathalon riverside 500, the pinnacle lithium 2020 or the ridgeback comet. I’m pretty short (5.2, shor...
by Vorpal
13 Sep 2019, 8:57am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Ganglion cyst in left Knee, I need help .
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Ganglion cyst in left Knee, I need help .

I've updated the old thread viewtopic.php?f=49&t=102587&p=1396623#p1396623

Mine was in my toe, though, not my knee.
by Vorpal
13 Sep 2019, 8:55am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Ganglion cyst
Replies: 14
Views: 1713

Re: Ganglion cyst

Since this topic has come up again, my cyst came back a few months after my previous post. Bigger, and more painful than ever :( I had it surgically removed last year. Everything went smoothly & that toe has been pain free since. I seem to have one growing on my other foot in approximately the s...
by Vorpal
13 Sep 2019, 8:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Education
Replies: 154
Views: 3712

Re: Education

Kids learn all the time. The best way for them to learn is stuff that they are engaged with, through play, going places, creating things, speaking other languages, etc. I'm not aware of any evidence that shows homework helps kids learn better. What homework mostly does is reinforce things they have ...