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by Flinders
22 Nov 2017, 1:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mozilla Firefox v 57.0
Replies: 20
Views: 511

Re: Mozilla Firefox v 57.0

The recent Mozilla update meant that some forums I am on which had been failing to accept comments started to work again. But today they are back not working again, though all forums work fine in other browsers, and Mozillia still works okay with two of them, including this one.
Most annoying.
by Flinders
22 Nov 2017, 1:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lancashire Day 27 November 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 191

Re: Lancashire Day 27 November 2017

What is now the south part of Cumbria used to be in Lancashire.....
by Flinders
21 Nov 2017, 7:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lancashire Day 27 November 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 191

Re: Lancashire Day 27 November 2017

I love Pendle. The hill, the area, and the people. But it is my point of origin, so I suppose I would, wouldn't I? :mrgreen:
(I never knew there was a Lancashire Day though.)
by Flinders
21 Nov 2017, 7:43pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hip replacement and cycling
Replies: 4
Views: 1303

Re: Hip replacement and cycling

You might try seeing a sports physio in the first instance. What's happening may have nothing to do with the hip problem, but they should be able to tell you if it is, and if not, where the trouble is, and maybe even what is causing it. And they don't always cost a lot, and can be much faster to get...
by Flinders
21 Nov 2017, 7:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Knocked off my bike!
Replies: 36
Views: 3059

Re: Knocked off my bike!

As I understand it, the emergency services are only supposed to use the blue light under certain fairly restricted conditions. I was once told by a volunteer emergency chap (at a racecourse as medical cover) that volunteer ambulance drivers like St Johns' even have to get permission to use blue ligh...
by Flinders
20 Nov 2017, 11:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Three Cyclists Badly Injured Fixby
Replies: 3
Views: 612

Re: Three Cyclists Badly Injured Fixby

No matter what the lighting conditions, a driver ought to be able to see several cyclists. And as has been said above, in any case, you drive to the road conditions. Sometimes that means you may have to slow right down- or even stop - when just driving in a straight line. If you're turning across an...
by Flinders
20 Nov 2017, 11:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The express is at it again
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Re: The express is at it again

The express may well be taken over by the Mirror group in the next year or so. It will be interesting to see if the express improves after the takeover. It can hardly get worse, but these days, it's tempting fate to say it won't.
by Flinders
20 Nov 2017, 11:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Read this,and weep
Replies: 6
Views: 722

Re: Read this,and weep

This sentence is beyond a disgrace. I hope there is an appeal against it.
by Flinders
20 Nov 2017, 9:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dog Attack! - Apparently not.
Replies: 76
Views: 2304

Re: Dog Attack! - Apparently not.

To answer the post I had a similar problem being frequently pursued by a Great Dane. Police response was that "he probably only wants to play" I pointed out that even so I could have been knocked off - they did speak to the owner and a secure fence was erected. A Great Dane doing that cou...
by Flinders
14 Nov 2017, 11:20am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Evans Advertisement
Replies: 11
Views: 825

Re: Evans Advertisement

Geoff.D wrote:
Flinders wrote:Well, up to a point, Lord Copper.....


:lol: :lol:
Waught a laugh.


(But, I do know I can go on a bit. :oops: )


I wasn't thinking of that aspect of it- I go on far too much myself! :mrgreen:
by Flinders
14 Nov 2017, 11:16am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Mother dies from bike crash moments after taking this smiling selfie on her way home
Replies: 123
Views: 7980

Re: Mother dies from bike crash moments after taking this smiling selfie on her way home

I meant I agree that holding things is a problem, but I suppose in that I think holding anything at all is a problem, I disagree that there is much of a sliding scale about it when it comes to the immediate instinct kicking in..... Theoretically I agree with TC that you are far more willing to drop...
by Flinders
14 Nov 2017, 11:09am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Mother dies from bike crash moments after taking this smiling selfie on her way home
Replies: 123
Views: 7980

Re: Mother dies from bike crash moments after taking this smiling selfie on her way home

............ I understand that we used to live in trees, +1 But can one *decide* in a split second? I know I can think very quickly and support myself if I trip on the stairs.. If we have *recently* come down from the trees, why are our brains so elaborate? When sudden fear kicks in, our reactions ...
by Flinders
14 Nov 2017, 10:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Mother dies from bike crash moments after taking this smiling selfie on her way home
Replies: 123
Views: 7980

Re: Mother dies from bike crash moments after taking this smiling selfie on her way home

... That's absolutely it. ... Having appeared to agree with me, this seems to say the opposite: ... if you are holding anything , however trivial, it is well known that it is very, very difficult not to take longer to respond; the overwhelming instinct from infancy up is to grip in a crisis (basica...
by Flinders
13 Nov 2017, 6:13pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Evans Advertisement
Replies: 11
Views: 825

Re: Evans Advertisement

Well, up to a point, Lord Copper..... What I meant was not saying 'women's' or men's' but saying 'long arms, narrow shoulders' or whatever. Not making more sizes, just describing them more accurately and without bringing gender into it, which is, as I pointed out, a red herring. Oh, and not assuming...
by Flinders
13 Nov 2017, 6:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What premium to support LBS?
Replies: 87
Views: 2765

Re: What premium to support LBS?

.............one (Paul Milne Cycles) asked me what it was I was after and offered to try an put something together that would meet my requirements. I had a fairly long email conversation with them and put together a fairly unusual build (Croix de Fer frame, plus a mix of SRAM road and mountain part...