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by al_yrpal
19 Aug 2019, 10:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vegetarians, convince me!
Replies: 30
Views: 568

Re: Vegetarians, convince me!

My runner beans from our veg patch are just forming. If you eat them raw when tney reach about 1/2 inch wide they are delicious. I always steam our our veg except swede which you have to boil to be edible. Mushrooms arent vegetables, yet vegetarians eat them, many eat cheese eggs and fish too, never...
by al_yrpal
18 Aug 2019, 2:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vegetarians, convince me!
Replies: 30
Views: 568

Re: Vegetarians, convince me!

Melt lots of butter in a large flat pan. Drop 2 large portobello or similar mushrooms per person gills down with the stalks removed into the pan and cook for a few minutes. Flip the mushrooms over and whilst cooking the other side drop lots of blue cheese into the mushroom cups. My favourite cheese...
by al_yrpal
18 Aug 2019, 10:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vegetarians, convince me!
Replies: 30
Views: 568

Re: Vegetarians, convince me!

Melt lots of butter in a large flat pan. Drop 2 large portobello or similar mushrooms per person gills down with the stalks removed into the pan and cook for a few minutes. Flip the mushrooms over and whilst cooking the other side drop lots of blue cheese into the mushroom cups. My favourite cheese ...
by al_yrpal
17 Aug 2019, 5:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Give up flying?
Replies: 231
Views: 9317

Re: Give up flying?

Cover the Gobi desert in solar panels! Al It's a little known fact that solar panels aren't that great in the desert. They don't like hot, makes them inefficient . Then there's the length of the wires. Most energy is needed some distance from deserts. The sodium furnace type thingies work well in t...
by al_yrpal
17 Aug 2019, 2:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Give up flying?
Replies: 231
Views: 9317

Re: Give up flying?

The Germans are very into making their lignite stations as clean as possible with flue gas desulpherisation and electostatic particle capture plus CO2 capture. Hopefully the Chinese and others will copy them. I know how many stations are under construction from the orders for boiler feed pump drives...
by al_yrpal
17 Aug 2019, 11:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Give up flying?
Replies: 231
Views: 9317

Re: Give up flying?

We are too late. In the second and third world everyone wants air conditioning, central heating, a vehicle preferably a car and to travel the world by air, and they are going to get it. Stopping these things here wont stop them. The best we can do is blaze a trail by generating power without fossil...
by al_yrpal
17 Aug 2019, 11:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Give up flying?
Replies: 231
Views: 9317

Re: Give up flying?

We are too late. In the second and third world everyone wants air conditioning, central heating, a vehicle preferably a car and to travel the world by air, and they are going to get it. Stopping these things here wont stop them. The best we can do is blaze a trail by generating power without fossil ...
by al_yrpal
16 Aug 2019, 4:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: GPS Device for navigation
Replies: 46
Views: 3658

Re: GPS Device for navigation

You got 40 odd replies to this same question in March 2018. What was wrong with those? Nothing much has changed...

Al
by al_yrpal
16 Aug 2019, 11:36am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Electric bike for a big lad
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: Electric bike for a big lad

With your weight an electric cargo bike may be the answer because of the ability to carry heavy loads and extra people. Heres an example.. https://radpowerbikes.ca/products/radwa ... cargo-bike ..

Wont be cheap!

Al
by al_yrpal
15 Aug 2019, 9:21pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Electric bike for a big lad
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: Electric bike for a big lad

On the manufacturers websites its common to see the maximum rider weight specified. On Ortler bikes its usually 120kg.

Al
by al_yrpal
15 Aug 2019, 7:39pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Continuing cycling in older age - what is the secret if any?
Replies: 13
Views: 653

Re: Continuing cycling in older age - what is the secret if any?

No secret really, I loved cycling when I was young, gave it up for girls and cars in my teens but in 2006 when I reached 64 I was diagnosed with the dreaded type 2 diabetes. Met an old mate who had just done LEJOG and decided that cycle touring with old pals would be good for my health and lengthen ...
by al_yrpal
14 Aug 2019, 6:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is electric the end of the bike as we know it
Replies: 57
Views: 1616

Re: Is electric the end of the bike as we know it

In 2012 I visited China visiting several cities including Beijing, Xian, Shanghai and HK. On two wheels Electric bikes were almost universal and in all that time I only saw a handful of conventional cyclists. So, for commuters and getting about cities I think electric bikes will increase and become ...
by al_yrpal
14 Aug 2019, 4:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: E Bike - speeding?
Replies: 168
Views: 9182

Re: E Bike - speeding?

Phil Fouracre wrote:I do love these ebike threads, I just can’t get my head around how, otherwise, hopefully, intelligent people, can talk so much utter rubbish about ebikes!! but, please carry on :-)


+1 ! :lol:

Al
by al_yrpal
14 Aug 2019, 4:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Osmand voice instructions.Suggestion.
Replies: 23
Views: 1992

Re: Osmand voice instructions.Suggestion.

Hi Fausto. My imported route shows up as a thin red line. But... when I click on the guidance arrow the selected track changes to a thick blue line with arrows. You should also get the time and distance and a start or dismiss box all ready to go.

Hope this helps


Al