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by ThePinkOne
24 Nov 2018, 10:04am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car lamps : one-eyed monster and other outrages
Replies: 57
Views: 2112

Re: Car lamps : one-eyed monster and other outrages

When I had a Ford Focus (original model), one of the headlights was easy-ish to change, but the other was a right pain- needed to remove quite a few other components to get to the holder, took a good half hour to change the lamp- even with lots of practice. (We got lots of practice because the repla...
by ThePinkOne
30 Sep 2018, 11:52am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore
Replies: 100
Views: 5492

Re: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore

I am tending towards much less meat, but organic and ditto for mik/eggs/cheese. Plus carefully sourced veg and stuff- growing what I can on an allotment has opened my eyes to how good local grow (heritage varitey) veg can taste. The problem I have with some vegan-diet promoters is a lack of understa...
by ThePinkOne
30 Sep 2018, 11:06am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.
Replies: 138
Views: 5352

Re: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.

Maybe the parents of kids who ride bikes to the school should inundate the head with reports of car drivers misbehaving (parking on the footway, driving whilst on the phone, not indicating, passing cyclists and pedestrians too closely etc, etc.around the school and demanding action against those dr...
by ThePinkOne
30 Jul 2018, 9:10pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)
Replies: 182
Views: 30069

Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Mr. Thomas lives in Monaco. For the roads, obviously. Obviously. In his years as a track rider he lived in Newton le Willows in a terraced house with Ed Clancy,about three miles from where I live,for the train connection into Manchester and the velodrome :wink: GT's spoken accent is not obviously W...
by ThePinkOne
27 Jul 2018, 9:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why have disc brakes become so popular?
Replies: 494
Views: 16971

Re: Why have disc brakes become so popular?

Just a gentle reminder that the thread was really asking why now? (though I accept that isn't clear from the thread title). Remember, they had over a hundred years to get their act together. A hundred years? -not really; the 'invention of the disc brake' a hundred years ago did not result in the wi...
by ThePinkOne
9 Jun 2018, 10:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What might be the effects of the rapidly increasing motor vehicle fuel costs?
Replies: 132
Views: 2822

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

There's so many other things come into this. How many commuters truly need to commute to do their job? Unfortunately, remote working is still not as prevalent as it could be- in my experience, insecure managers are the main barrier, aided and abetted by poor corporate IT depts. Since being made redu...
by ThePinkOne
9 Jun 2018, 10:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Muzak in (food) stores, at stations etc: love or hate?
Replies: 67
Views: 7768

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

I like the sounds of trains , waves breaking on the beach, a trickling stream Need to be selective, though, about the first of those. One guess as to which specimen I'd rather be hearing, in this snippet ! :D Diesels, boooo :wink: Actually I like diesels, am I not normal? A departing HST makes a th...
by ThePinkOne
9 Jun 2018, 9:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Air horn to deter pedestrians
Replies: 112
Views: 4027

Re: Air horn to deter pedestrians

So where are pedestrians allowed to have a gentle stroll? I did read your post, including about the lack of verges/footway. As with cars in residential streets, going at the "reasonable cruising speed" of our mode of wheeled transport may not always be a good idea as it may cause problems ...
by ThePinkOne
9 Jun 2018, 9:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: About toxic armpits
Replies: 73
Views: 12579

Re: About toxic armpits

The deodorants made by this company are good:

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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: 67
Views: 7768

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: 2822

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: 4027

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: 3477

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: 2042

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: 2042

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...