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by Vorpal
18 Jan 2019, 5:39pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling to work
Replies: 14
Views: 405

Re: Cycling to work

I think that some people like to shower, and other don't need to. I sweat quite a bit and prefer to shower when I get to work. I think that the best would be a combination; some showers, and some sinks with privacy, or maybe cubicles that have both? When a former employer was in a similar position, ...
by Vorpal
18 Jan 2019, 4:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10864
Views: 268589

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

100%JR wrote:
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Has Brexit ended?
Show me where?

I take it you have a Television?
If so turn it on and watch the news.
If not have a look on the internet.

Brexit is deader than a Do-do :lol: :lol: :lol:

And in other news, I live dodo has ben discovered... :wink:
by Vorpal
18 Jan 2019, 4:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Craziest idea ever?
Replies: 18
Views: 378

Re: Craziest idea ever?

I thought maybe this should have been posted in the 'positive thread'? :wink:
by Vorpal
18 Jan 2019, 4:43pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Saddles (Probably Again)
Replies: 18
Views: 1030

Re: Saddles (Probably Again)

Not wishing to hijack the thread but would appreciate input from you ladies. My wife and I got a tandem last year and we love it. I decided to fit it with Brooks B17 Imperial saddles (the one with the cut outs - hers is a S ladies version). I love mine but my wife is struggling with pressure from t...
by Vorpal
18 Jan 2019, 3:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bergen to Trondheim?
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Bergen to Trondheim?

I have not done this route, but I live in Norway. The best way to take bikes from Oslo to Bergen is train. The Oslo - Bergen line has fantastic views. You do have to book bikes in advance, and well in advance from mid June through mid August, which is the school holiday period in Norway & Sweden...
by Vorpal
18 Jan 2019, 2:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10864
Views: 268589

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

If I were to bet (I haven't in years), I'd put my money on a 'no deal' Brexit. IMO, that's where we are headed. Just to say that you'll get much better odds on no deal - currently about 4/1 compared to approx 2/1 for extension of Art 50. https://betting.betfair.com/politics/brexit/brexit-latest-bet...
by Vorpal
18 Jan 2019, 12:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Really creepy experience cycling home tonight (I did solve the mystery eventually)
Replies: 26
Views: 1188

Re: Really creepy experience cycling home tonight (I did solve the mystery eventually)

Some years ago I used to met a friend at a pub some ten miles from my home. I often returned home after eleven one night I startled by this on dark country roadowl.JPG I had a similar experience, though the owl that scared the wits out me stooped on something in the hedge about 2 or 3 metres in fro...
by Vorpal
18 Jan 2019, 11:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10864
Views: 268589

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

If I were to bet (I haven't in years), I'd put my money on a 'no deal' Brexit. IMO, that's where we are headed. I also can't see May going anywhere soon. Many (most?) people who can influence it see the alternatives as far worse, and those who don't are probably too busy looking after their own , er...
by Vorpal
18 Jan 2019, 9:29am
Forum: On the road
Topic: First aid kit?
Replies: 22
Views: 813

Re: First aid kit?

It depends on where I am going, how much I am carrying, and how long my ride is. Going to & from work, and on unladen solo day trips, I do not carry a first aid kit. I keep a hygiene shield for administering mouth to mouth resuscitation in my rack pack, which usually goes with me on those sorts ...
by Vorpal
18 Jan 2019, 8:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I am not a vegan
Replies: 183
Views: 3902

Re: I am not a vegan

I don't know if plants feel pain but it seems they do connect to each other and communicate. Which begs the question whether science will show they feel pain top? Will one day humans will be claiming that eating vegetables is murder? Once people weren't as bothered about killing animals as they are...
by Vorpal
18 Jan 2019, 8:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Downhill then immediately up : gear selection ?
Replies: 62
Views: 1489

Re: Downhill then immediately up : gear selection ?

https://www.active.com/cycling/articles/why-fast-pedaling-makes-cyclists-more-efficient?source=pepperjam&publisherId=21181&clickId=2489604936&cmp=39N-DP260-BND80-SD220-DM20-pepperjam Here’s an article that explains ( with help from a scientific study ) why a higher Cadence ( as long as ...
by Vorpal
18 Jan 2019, 8:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I am not a vegan
Replies: 183
Views: 3902

Re: I am not a vegan

I don't know if plants feel pain but it seems they do connect to each other and communicate. Which begs the question whether science will show they feel pain top? Will one day humans will be claiming that eating vegetables is murder? Once people weren't as bothered about killing animals as they are...
by Vorpal
17 Jan 2019, 3:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What did People get for Christmas!?
Replies: 18
Views: 595

Re: What did People get for Christmas!?

I got some cheese 8) My request. I'm still working on it. That might help if you make sandwiches with it? :wink: Shouldn't you have just got some gammelost. There'd be no rush then and the OP could just keep the cheese until March (and probably for next year as well) :lol: :lol: I'm not a fan. My c...
by Vorpal
17 Jan 2019, 2:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I am not a vegan
Replies: 183
Views: 3902

Re: I am not a vegan

There's a good item common in Mexico and nearby nations that's good for the harder to obtain essential amino acids. It's basically a maize / corn crop that's been exposed to a particular fungal species. In the west and most of the world such an infection would have farmers burning the fields and no...
by Vorpal
17 Jan 2019, 1:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Spine race
Replies: 31
Views: 573

Re: The Spine race

As an added note, if anyone wants to mark her on elevation changes, she has also taken the women's title at the Tromsø Skyrace, (57 km – 4800 m ascent) just 13 days after a bronze medal at the World Skyrunning Championship (105 km 8000 m ascent)