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by Audax67
2 Jul 2019, 5:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My first major 'off'. Hit and run. Doncaster.
Replies: 22
Views: 1510

Re: My first major 'off'. Hit and run. Doncaster.

Glad you're still with us, and that you escaped concussion and/or worse. That moment between knowing the crash is inevitable and the wham is strange - almost dispassionate. I hope they get the swine.

Heal well.
by Audax67
2 Jul 2019, 10:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?
Replies: 121
Views: 4532

Re: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?

Wonderful fun for someone coming the other way. Typically daft response, I've already said I have two lights and I've already made the point why using a dazzling light is unsociable, so other than a desire to be argumentative why would you think I'd be using the battery one when someone was coming ...
by Audax67
30 Jun 2019, 9:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things that make you disproportionately happy.
Replies: 126
Views: 3489

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

All taken together, this can't be beaten: - Breakfast: banana/chocolate sandwich - 45k on the bike - Coffee + patisserie - 45k t'other way into a stiff wind, beautiful weather & scenery** - Lunch: the missus's egg/Greek yogurt/feta/black olive quiche, ice cream - Good coffee + salt chocolate - D...
by Audax67
28 Jun 2019, 4:26pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Homeopathy, does it work?
Replies: 232
Views: 5600

Re: Homeopathy, does it work?

Yebbut you mentioned the original topic so you lose a point. :lol:
by Audax67
28 Jun 2019, 4:24pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Good cheap helmet
Replies: 71
Views: 1905

Re: Good cheap helmet

Oh well. Trouble is, I've rarely seen a helmet thread that didn't degenerate so when I saw the comment "You still don't get it, si I can't be bothered to comment again" I sorta assumed... No apologies offered.
by Audax67
28 Jun 2019, 2:14pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Good cheap helmet
Replies: 71
Views: 1905

Re: Good cheap helmet

God's Holy Braces, why must every helmet-related post trigger page after page of helmet-related squabbles? The bloke (or blokess) wants to buy a good cheap helmet. For God's sake tell him if you know one, otherwise go and grind your collective axes somewhere else. He's asking for help, not a repeat ...
by Audax67
28 Jun 2019, 2:01pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Homeopathy, does it work?
Replies: 232
Views: 5600

Re: Homeopathy, does it work?

I believe Dr. Beeching axed his railway station.
by Audax67
28 Jun 2019, 1:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 364
Views: 35055

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Graffiti in the toilets at the Kings Head in Knighton: 'Pee hard lads, it's a long way to the Red Bull!' .. Not sure whether either etablissement is run by weatherspoons Edinburgh University Union bog had "Flush twice, it's a long way to the kitchens". The haggis was always excellent, tho...
by Audax67
26 Jun 2019, 9:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lôn Las is Rubbish
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: Lôn Las is Rubbish

Every spring here schools & other volunteers turn out to clean up the roadsides & ditches. While it's good to see, it pains me to think that the authorities are taking advantage of their good will, not to mention the fact that the kids in particular are risking their health to clear up the l...
by Audax67
26 Jun 2019, 9:20am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Homeopathy, does it work?
Replies: 232
Views: 5600

Re: Homeopathy, does it work?

There is so much that is not understood, maybe talking to someone and getting attention helps, trying something other than 'conventional' treatment, believing one shall get better, and time of course, that is a good medicine Do placebos and TCM have side-effects? Glad I started this one, got people...
by Audax67
23 Jun 2019, 8:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 653
Views: 14555

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Plagiarism. This is a John Entwhistle song with a few lines altered. Troo. Guilty as charged. Perhaps he will soo. Cugel the copycat PS Has there been a discussion hereabouts concerning copyright? It's a favourite bête noire of mine. :-) Quite distasteful. John Entwhistle is dead. There's a differe...
by Audax67
22 Jun 2019, 1:45pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Diabetes
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Diabetes

Yeah, keep on cycling - long endurance rides are best, and at halfway points you can eat things your diet forbids. In fact, on days when I'll be doing ~100k the GP tells me to drop the metformin because it mimics exercise in its effects so not only is it not needed but can even be a hindrance, since...
by Audax67
18 Jun 2019, 5:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 199
Views: 6064

Re: Cyclist blamed in cyclist-pedestrian collision

When I was learning to drive the instructor once said "if the night is pitch black and the street-lights are off and you hit a blind drunk pedestrian dressed in black who staggers out backwards from between two parked vans, you're liable".
by Audax67
18 Jun 2019, 1:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights
Replies: 69
Views: 2588

Re: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights

It's not just the ferries.

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Pretty striking hi-viz too.
by Audax67
18 Jun 2019, 10:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning
Replies: 44
Views: 1826

Re: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning

As it happens, I worked out exactly what these things are for the other week, and it had nothing to do with cassettes.

Trouble is, I've forgotten. Sic transit Gloria Vanderbilt etc