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by millimole
1 Apr 2020, 8:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 606
Views: 15544

Re: Derbyshire police - no cycling

They don't like lycra-clad leisure cycling . . . so I'm OK: for my leisure cycling I dress more like in those black-and-white photos of 1950s cyclists. :) So do I, and perhaps its a little more important at the moment not to visually shout 'cyclist'. I sometimes wonder if my choice of clothing is w...
by millimole
28 Mar 2020, 7:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ryanair bike policy
Replies: 43
Views: 12795

Re: Ryanair bike policy

I had a similar, non-bike related, issue with EasyJet. Our flight from Menorca was cancelled - "make your own way home and we'll reimburse you" they said. Liars. On the end, 12 months later, we got every last cent and penny back from our travel insurance (Nationwide). I'm sure Ryanair and ...
by millimole
28 Mar 2020, 9:25am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: UK lockdown causes big drop in air pollution
Replies: 28
Views: 963

Re: UK lockdown causes big drop in air pollution

Sound pollution too. Bird song is more audible and birds are singing places which were previously too noisy for them. We live within earshot of the M1 and it is bliss. The lack of night-time background noise was the first hint of changed behaviour. Noisy motorcycles are more noticeable, but equally...
by millimole
27 Mar 2020, 7:33am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 120
Views: 3949

Re: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?

There have been reports around here (Leicestershire) of motorbike racing on local dual carriageways.
Certainly I'm hearing a lot of very loud motorcycles, and they rarely come singly.
Unintended consequences!
by millimole
25 Mar 2020, 8:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dreams
Replies: 17
Views: 579

Re: Dreams

I retired some 8 years ago due to depression and anxiety and I think this is why I still have vivid work related dreams. The content isn't disturbing in the least, just the fact that I'm still connected to that part of my life is unsettling.
by millimole
20 Mar 2020, 7:18pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Vitamin D - how much?
Replies: 42
Views: 2032

Re: Vitamin D - how much?

Jdsk wrote:I'm a chemical pathologist and I'm ignorant of that as well.

Please could you give us a source with the evidence?

Thanks

Jonathan
Having spent the best part of 35 years in Chem Path until retirement this was mystifying me as well
by millimole
17 Mar 2020, 5:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 120
Views: 3949

Re: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?

In Leicestershire I'm seeing much quieter roads, but this seems to be encouraging more stupid than usual driving
by millimole
12 Mar 2020, 7:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Corona virus - impact on European tours in next 3 months?
Replies: 168
Views: 9178

Re: Corona virus - impact on European tours in next 3 months?

We've got a self-organised Interrail trip arranged for mid May into early June through Germany through Chekia into Hungary and Austria. Most hotels are booked, some on a non-refundable basis, and a few train seat reservations are booked and paid for. Unravelling it is going to be more of a nightmare...
by millimole
12 Mar 2020, 7:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51901

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

Spent an afternoon learning Scotch Country Dancing, held hands with nine strangers, should have gained some immunity through exposure to germs One of our pastimes as a couple is Modern American Square Dancing - mainly older people (in the UK at least) & lots of hand contact. I'm not convinced i...
by millimole
11 Mar 2020, 8:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51901

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

. Personally I recon that a sense of perspective is good and scepticism is useful in helping us to constructively question rather than acting like a senseless herd. Of course one has to be aware of the herd’s mentality and act appropriately to it too. /snip/ it’s hard to do anything much (that’s ac...
by millimole
10 Mar 2020, 11:25am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Minimalist helmet?
Replies: 32
Views: 1547

Re: Minimalist helmet?

this was brought in at the Harwell (AEA) site a few years ago. Luckily I didn't work there long! I asked the local BUG about it; they didn't have a problem with it as they all wore helmets anyway. Just brilliant - classic blinkered helmet evangelists. Good luck fighting this; you will need it. Yes ...
by millimole
7 Mar 2020, 8:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51901

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

Not entirely serious : Two military types go into the gents for a pee. The army chap comes straight out the door, and waits for the sailor. The sailor comes out a minute or two later and says *in the navy they teach us to wash our hands after going to the toilet" to which the soldier responded ...
by millimole
6 Mar 2020, 6:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ancient lanes and old main roads
Replies: 31
Views: 1792

Re: Ancient lanes and old main roads

] Next to the new A46, north of Widmerpool, there is a bridlepath between Kinoulton and Owthorpe, but part of it is unsurfaced, so it’s a bit of a slog. From Owthorpe going north, the old main road is still there, apart from the bit between Cotgrave and Stragglethorpe is missing (buried under the n...
by millimole
6 Mar 2020, 6:28am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ancient lanes and old main roads
Replies: 31
Views: 1792

Re: Ancient lanes and old main roads

The old A6 North of Leicester towards Loughborough is wide and quiet. The small towns it passes through are calmed. The A46 (now defacto motorway between Leicester and Newark) between Widmerpool and Bingham appears to have a gated service road - I keep meaning to try it, and then between Bingham and...
by millimole
27 Feb 2020, 3:03pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Cycling Club Names, Z - A
Replies: 54
Views: 18744

Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

A couple round the corner from me, in Leicester, used to run the Taurus Cycling Club. As far as I can make out it was mainly Sunday runs and touring trips.