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by Phileas
20 Sep 2020, 4:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Gang of six-impact on Xmas
Replies: 179
Views: 3499

Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

landsurfer wrote:Every one of you that clapped for the NHS ... did you clap for the men and women working in ALDI ? ...

No you didn't ...


I did.
by Phileas
13 Sep 2020, 8:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: YHA "post Covid"
Replies: 51
Views: 1918

Re: YHA "post Covid"

Last Sunday I stayed at Conwy YHA for one night. £25 for one person in a private En-suite room with four beds, I couldn’t really complain.

I have tried staying in dormitories a few times previously - doesn’t suit me.
by Phileas
28 Aug 2020, 1:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?
Replies: 232
Views: 34773

Re: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?

Traction_man wrote:
Manc33 wrote:Best:
- Driving instructors.
- Cops.


Not so sure, I have seen police patrol cars not indicating..


+1

I’ve seen a number of appalling examples of poor police driving over the years.
by Phileas
22 Aug 2020, 7:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Changing disks and pads
Replies: 29
Views: 868

Re: Changing disks and pads

I find checking the pad thickness to be rather a pain, particularly with BB7s because I usually struggle to get the pad+spring assembly back into the calliper without it all becoming misaligned. :x
by Phileas
31 Jul 2020, 1:42pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: DELVE group publishes evidence paper on the use of face masks in tackling Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Replies: 22
Views: 887

Re: DELVE group publishes evidence paper on the use of face masks in tackling Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

My local Sainsbury’s convenience store had a strict policy of limiting the numbers in the store but that seemed to disappear as soon as the mask policy was announced i.e. a couple of weeks before it came into force.
by Phileas
29 Jul 2020, 4:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A mask in your bike bag?
Replies: 99
Views: 3125

Re: A mask in your bike bag?

Oldjohnw wrote:Talking of proper science, I was wondering if the UC's "99% of scientists are lieing to us" has some science behind it.

The same thought occurred to me:
The utility cyclist wrote:the test cannot isolate the alleged virus strain, we know this is a scientific fact,

Obviously only science approved by him counts.
by Phileas
29 Jul 2020, 1:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A mask in your bike bag?
Replies: 99
Views: 3125

Re: A mask in your bike bag?

There is no scientific logic behind face coverings... "Physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection to prevent person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis" https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31142-9...
by Phileas
27 Jul 2020, 3:47pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Masks today, helmets tomorrow?
Replies: 117
Views: 2481

Re: Masks today, helmets tomorrow?

I seem to remember reading that the evidence for social distancing and hand washing is no “better” than that for masks, i.e. there are no randomised controlled trials for any of these measures because it’s not practical. As for constantly adjusting the mask, I don’t go to shops much so this isn’t re...
by Phileas
27 Jul 2020, 1:18pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Masks today, helmets tomorrow?
Replies: 117
Views: 2481

Re: Masks today, helmets tomorrow?

The empirical evidence for any protective effect of masks (as worn by the public rather than fitted to properly trained medical staff) is marginal at best AIUI, there’s plenty of evidence that they significantly reduce the dispersion of droplets from the nose and mouth. Intuitively, one would expec...
by Phileas
27 Jul 2020, 10:53am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: DELVE group publishes evidence paper on the use of face masks in tackling Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Replies: 22
Views: 887

Re: DELVE group publishes evidence paper on the use of face masks in tackling Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Yes but the paragraph quoted implies that helmet wearing may lead to less risky behaviour. Unfortunately I’m too lazy to read the report so I don’t know if any supporting evidence is supplied for that assertion.
by Phileas
27 Jul 2020, 10:02am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: DELVE group publishes evidence paper on the use of face masks in tackling Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Replies: 22
Views: 887

DELVE group publishes evidence paper on the use of face masks in tackling Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

I was reading the key points here https://royalsociety.org/news/2020/05/delve-group-publishes-evidence-paper-on-use-of-face-masks/ and noticed helmets mentioned in this paragraph: ”While there is a suggestion that use of masks might make individuals engage in more risky behaviour, at a population le...
by Phileas
9 Jul 2020, 12:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 445
Views: 12282

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

The utility cyclist wrote:99% of scientists are too afraid to reveal the truth


So they just make up experimental results?
by Phileas
4 Jul 2020, 12:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pub or Haircut first?
Replies: 32
Views: 601

Re: Pub or Haircut first?

Pub - I cut my own hair. However, I won’t be rushing to the pub either.
by Phileas
21 May 2020, 9:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 445
Views: 12282

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

@Horizon My apologies if your opinion has changed but I seem to recall in a previous version of this thread that you were sceptical of the severity of this outbreak and your reference to “cause of death” issues rang alarm bells. There may indeed be “issues” surrounding the recording cause of death (...
by Phileas
21 May 2020, 5:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 445
Views: 12282

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

However, I do have issues with the over-medicalisation of health. So the extraordinary spike in deaths recently (or “excess deaths”), is just a random fluctuation? I understand my own statement and I understand yours but not the connection between the two. Help please. You also said The disagreemen...