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by ThePinkOne
8 Jun 2018, 11:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Muzak in (food) stores, at stations etc: love or hate?
Replies: 65
Views: 7418

Re: Muzak in (food) stores, at stations etc: love or hate?

I am on the autistic spectrum and noise-sensitive. I find the "music" in many shops and eateries deeply unpleasant and overwhelming of my cognitive processing; and why on earth is it soooooooooo loud? That said, I have also noticed how many people seem unable to do anything without some in...
by ThePinkOne
8 Jun 2018, 10:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What might be the effects of the rapidly increasing motor vehicle fuel costs?
Replies: 132
Views: 2643

Re: What might be the effects of the rapidly increasing motor vehicle fuel costs?

My daughter has just ensured that my mother got on her train from Bridgend to Manchester Piccadilly where she will be met by my brother. My daughter is upset because she had to leave my Mum, 85 with a pacemaker and not good on her feet, standing in a ram packed train with her small case beside her....
by ThePinkOne
8 Jun 2018, 10:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Air horn to deter pedestrians
Replies: 112
Views: 3799

Re: Air horn to deter pedestrians

My riding is nearly all country lanes mainly narrow typical 4 meters wide with no white lines or pavements, the verges are often muddy, overgrown, or high hedgerows. I use a 'PING' bell whenever i approach walkers or horse riders, as soon as i'm close enough i always say 'Hello!' in a friendly mann...
by ThePinkOne
15 May 2018, 10:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclist Pear Shape
Replies: 38
Views: 3281

Re: Cyclist Pear Shape

I'm a pear shape too. For jeans, if you like a traditional cut (made in England too), try "Vivien of Holloway": https://www.vivienofholloway.com/women-c70/trousers-c14 not just jeans but "pedal pushers" too :lol: They are shaped for the pear-shaped lady, and the quality is excell...
by ThePinkOne
15 May 2018, 10:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pollution and dropping the speed limit.
Replies: 31
Views: 1998

Re: Pollution and dropping the speed limit.

I wouldn't be surprised that if you spoke to motorists they'd want the speed limit raising,they'd give any number of reasons for it,but at the bottom of it is they think speed equals shorter journey times when all it does is create 'plugs' of traffic that slow then accelerate causing more pollution...
by ThePinkOne
15 May 2018, 9:52am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pollution and dropping the speed limit.
Replies: 31
Views: 1998

Re: Pollution and dropping the speed limit.

The Welsh Government needs to be helping the people of Port Talbot, the most polluted UK town in terms of micro particles. Worse than central London. M4 (raised up) on one side, steel works on the other. Yep, close the steel plant! I believe that's the reason it's so high. Nearly happened a few yea...
by ThePinkOne
9 May 2018, 9:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cognitive dissonance - Laterne Rouge - both are true
Replies: 32
Views: 3789

Re: Cognitive dissonance - both are true

The borders railway south from Edinburgh has reopened It was both successful and unsuccessful Many more passengers than expected wanted to use it But it uses old DMUs that overheat on the hills and have to cool down before proceeding Both are true Any more examples of cognitive dissonance? Diolch/t...
by ThePinkOne
8 May 2018, 9:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Are we riding too fast.
Replies: 165
Views: 9623

Re: Are we riding too fast.

..... My constructive suggestion: simpler lighter robust proper bikes that need less muscle energy, dynamos switched on downhill (reduces speed), to charge a battery to get uphill ... I don't think that would work in practice. Have you done the maths? Not 1:1, one would have to charge going down se...
by ThePinkOne
7 May 2018, 9:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Are we riding too fast.
Replies: 165
Views: 9623

Re: Are we riding too fast.

PWA Quite right perspective and consideration are the key words. Very much so. I worry about "proper cyclists" demonising users of e-bikes. Having fitted an electric motor to my Big Dummy cargo bike to make it much more viable as a load-lugger in the hilly area in which I live, I get a bi...
by ThePinkOne
7 May 2018, 9:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pothole causes facial injuries
Replies: 29
Views: 1601

Re: Pothole causes facial injuries

...Surely that didn't appear in 3 days?.. After the snow earlier this year, many potholes of that size appeared around here in just a few days. The quickest ones were on roads with fields above them , where meltwater ran over the roads continuously for days afterwards. A swirling torrent of water c...
by ThePinkOne
25 Mar 2018, 11:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best disposable gloves?
Replies: 18
Views: 794

Re: Best disposable gloves?

I get purple nitrile for using for work (own business) from PPE suppliers.

They seem to be less allergenic and react less to sweat than the blue nitrile, and have textures finger pads to help grip.

TPo
by ThePinkOne
25 Mar 2018, 11:45am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: RAC says new headlights 'blinding drivers'
Replies: 38
Views: 3666

Re: RAC says new headlights 'blinding drivers'

Hmmm, cuttting hairs. LED/HID lights are technically "full spectrum" so appear whiter, but this is beacuse they emit more blue light than filament lamps. Filament lamps normally have an incomplete spectrum- missing the blue-violet end mainly. Which is why they appear yellower "warmer&...
by ThePinkOne
25 Mar 2018, 11:33am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: What is stopping women from cycling?
Replies: 218
Views: 27916

Re: What is stopping women from cycling?

As I just said in this thread..... :wink: https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=16725&start=315 (Mods- should these 2 threads be merged? They seem to be very similar/same-y) Another issue is clothing. 2 aspects- size and social expectations. Size. Not all ladies who want to cycle a...
by ThePinkOne
25 Mar 2018, 11:20am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?
Replies: 358
Views: 41508

Re: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?

Another issue is clothing. 2 aspects- size and social expectations. Size. Not all ladies who want to cycle are size 8-12 and built lightly, however it's rare to find ladies cycle clothing above a size 12, and when it does exist, a smallish size 18 is generally all that can be had. Try getting a dece...
by ThePinkOne
25 Mar 2018, 11:04am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: RAC says new headlights 'blinding drivers'
Replies: 38
Views: 3666

Re: RAC says new headlights 'blinding drivers'

I think the increasing number of SUVs and other stupidly-big-ego-bricks-on-wheels is also a factor. Sitting higher than "normal" cars, they are not as affected by misaligned headlights. In addition, the LED/HID type headlights are a much bluer light, which seems to be more dazzling. The Me...