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by ThePinkOne
26 Jan 2019, 1:34pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Vision - use of glasses and neck pain
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: Vision - use of glasses and neck pain

Depends on the vision correction required. I have a complex prescription such that the High St "offers" never apply to me and for several years now I have gone to an excellent local independant optician who has the expertise to get my prescription right- both in measuring and dispensing. F...
by ThePinkOne
26 Jan 2019, 1:13pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore
Replies: 100
Views: 5479

Re: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore

Went to a talk about institutional food in the 16th century Fish at nearly every meal, lots of cabbage*, no potatoes *the expert wondered how the people smelled :? With their noses? :lol: My dog has no nose :? Actually if one eats a lot of cabbage one does not smell, the digestion adapts I eat a lo...
by ThePinkOne
26 Jan 2019, 12:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duke In Rollover
Replies: 427
Views: 13298

Re: Duke In Rollover

On a slight tangent....... I often wonder if the "national speed limit" is too high on "A-roads" with lots of little junctions along them. Something I learnt from an older railway colleague is the way oncoming vehicles can "jump out the picture" at you if they are going...
by ThePinkOne
25 Jan 2019, 10:54am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should cyclists be allowed to use (some) M-way hard shoulders?
Replies: 44
Views: 9977

Re: Should cyclists be allowed to use (some) M-way hard shoulders?

The boat which has been missed is dealing with traffic on roads near new motorways. eg When the M62 was opened, it was assumed it would reduce traffic on the A650 but the opposite was the case. That lesson was ignored so when the M1 was extended to the A1(M) no attempt was made to protect the A642;...
by ThePinkOne
25 Jan 2019, 10:38am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should cyclists be allowed to use (some) M-way hard shoulders?
Replies: 44
Views: 9977

Re: Should cyclists be allowed to use (some) M-way hard shoulders?

Where there is no hard shoulder or where the hard shoulder is sometimes used as a driving lane (smart motorways, managed motorways) clearly the idea is not possible. Places where cycling on hard shoulders is allowed, as in rural areas of Spain and some parts of USA, have much lower population densi...
by ThePinkOne
25 Jan 2019, 10:32am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?
Replies: 168
Views: 18728

Re: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?

When people live in areas that have no, or minimal public transport they are making a choice. Many of these areas are quite expensive to live in. You have to drive everywhere. There are very little local shops, and those that exist are overpriced. So people drive to out of town shopping. A relative...
by ThePinkOne
20 Jan 2019, 5:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I am not a vegan
Replies: 201
Views: 6351

Re: I am not a vegan

Put yourselves in the mindset of a vegan. Most, if not all vegans think that killing animals is wrong and a lot would argue that it's tantamount to murder.... Fine, if that's the opinion I respct that, but now put yourself in the mindser of a Fruitarian. Most, if not all Fruitarians think that kill...
by ThePinkOne
20 Jan 2019, 5:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?
Replies: 168
Views: 18728

Re: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?

All of which would be easier if housing was cheaper and public transport was better........ It's also about alternatives that work. For some people, a garden may be very important (my autistic senses benefit hugely from garden/allotment/quiet) whereas others enjoy "hussle & bustle" env...
by ThePinkOne
19 Jan 2019, 5:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?
Replies: 168
Views: 18728

Re: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?

For many elderly people, in these days of spread-out "communities" there is a massive incentive NOT to give up the car, especially if physical fitness/condition is poor. Giving up a car may mean loneliness and a total inability to get out the house for quite a few people- even those with f...
by ThePinkOne
12 Jan 2019, 4:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should cyclists be allowed to use (some) M-way hard shoulders?
Replies: 44
Views: 9977

Should cyclists be allowed to use (some) M-way hard shoulders?

No, I'm not being daft. I was thinking to myself the other day as I drove to a client site in the East Midlands. If it's OK for cyclists to use the A46 between the M40 and the M69 (I didn't see any signs suggesting not), then why in the name of little green apples are they not allowed to use the M-w...
by ThePinkOne
12 Jan 2019, 4:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots
Replies: 174
Views: 16075

Re: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots

I've done a lot on workplace safety (around big moving vehicles) and no matter how many visibility aids a driver has, they can't look at them all at once, albeit is very important they are present and correctly maintained and set up. So, the basic philosophy is keep people & vehicles seperate as...
by ThePinkOne
4 Jan 2019, 9:11pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Work boots as hiking boots?
Replies: 52
Views: 2040

Re: Work boots as hiking boots?

Depends on the boots.... There are some work boots that are good for walking, but they command a high price. Steitz boots are probably the best work boots for walking, but they are expensive and difficult to find. However, they are ideal for walking miles on railway ballast..... like certain railway...
by ThePinkOne
4 Jan 2019, 8:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Car dependency" - a depressing report
Replies: 52
Views: 12936

Re: "Car dependency" - a depressing report

You don't have to ban car use and parking on large new estates in order to promote a more balanced approach to car use. All you have to do is make the non-motorised network of tracks direct and efficient, and make the routes for motorised traffic sinuous, slow and less convenient. And have direct h...
by ThePinkOne
4 Jan 2019, 8:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Novel overtaking move this morning
Replies: 20
Views: 2177

Re: Novel overtaking move this morning

The impatience does seem to be getting worse. It's not just aimed at being on a bike either, and it's part of why I am increasingly reluctant to ride my trike on roads near home now. Most drivers are ok (the local chemicals tanker company is outstandingly courteous to and patient of cyclists), but a...
by ThePinkOne
30 Dec 2018, 8:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Potholes again
Replies: 25
Views: 1020

Re: Potholes again

When I worked in a council highways dept some 20 years ago, even then each council department was competing against others for a share of the budget. Highways was always at a disadvantage especially in an election year as books in schools and care for the elderly are always more "cuddly" a...