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by al_yrpal
3 Jul 2019, 4:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Have you lit the fire yet?
Replies: 30
Views: 658

Re: Have you lit the fire yet?

One side of our new house is warm and sunny, the other side is cool and shady. I think the 10 foot ceilings have something to do with it. If we are uncomfortable we just move to the other side.

Al
by al_yrpal
3 Jul 2019, 4:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Stonehenge bypass
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Re: Stonehenge bypass

The Stones should be viewed in the calm, and the current jams are horrendus. Build it.

Dont miss Lord McAlpine's Iron Henge!

Al
by al_yrpal
3 Jul 2019, 10:00am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Ortler Pedelec Review
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Ortler Pedelec Review

Anthony, just buy it, thats me! The hire story clinched it. But, it seems to have been an excellent choice. Coincidently my old friend who lives 400 miles from me has just bought an almost identical bike! His is a Cube Hybrid Tour 500, the only difference seems to be that his has a crossbar and was ...
by al_yrpal
2 Jul 2019, 1:49pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Glastonbury - no single-use plastics? You must be joking!
Replies: 82
Views: 2129

Re: Glastonbury - no single-use plastics? You must be joking!

Speaking for bands and artists who arent in the top tier, there would be much less live music around if it werent for festivals, its practically their only source of income these days. Much of the fees go on flights, tour buses and crew anyway. Dont knock festivals, they can be fun.

Al
by al_yrpal
1 Jul 2019, 9:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10-50 cassette
Replies: 83
Views: 2780

Re: 10-50 cassette

...... a lowish gear is good for dragging a big load up a steep hill but here in the UK we have few if any steep and long hills. You want to come and live down here then. Plenty of 20 and 25% hills around me. OK, a 9" gear seems crazy, and I'm just about managing with my low of 17"...... ...
by al_yrpal
1 Jul 2019, 2:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Glastonbury - no single-use plastics? You must be joking!
Replies: 82
Views: 2129

Re: Glastonbury - no single-use plastics? You must be joking!

All that amply demonstrates how far we need to go to be really green. Mind boggling ! :mrgreen:

Al
by al_yrpal
1 Jul 2019, 12:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5077

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

[XAP]Bob wrote:
For a train it makes no sense, since you can electrify the lines pretty easily, and have some battery storage if required for emergencies (like braking after the grid gets cut off)


:lol: Tell that to the folk who are electrifying the Great Western!

Al
by al_yrpal
30 Jun 2019, 11:40pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Glastonbury - no single-use plastics? You must be joking!
Replies: 82
Views: 2129

Re: Glastonbury - no single-use plastics? You must be joking!

Horizon, from what I have seen with only one exception all festivals are much the same although they all make token green noises. Reading, mostly young teenagers is probably the worst and the End of the Road is probably one of the best. Glastonbury is a big bowl in which water will accumulate and tu...
by al_yrpal
30 Jun 2019, 10:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Glastonbury - no single-use plastics? You must be joking!
Replies: 82
Views: 2129

Re: Glastonbury - no single-use plastics? You must be joking!

The Cure...40 years young! What a performance, WoW! My pic was taken in Hyde Park at their concert in Hyde Park last summer. People (and many Goths) from Russia, the US, Japan were there, it was baking then too.

Al :D
by al_yrpal
30 Jun 2019, 7:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5077

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

In todays Sunday Timewaster it says that Jaguar are going to build 15000 luxury electric saloons per annum at Castle Bromwich saving 2500 jobs. The saloon has a range of 'almost' 300 miles. It will be followed by a large SUV. It also says that the car manufacturing industrys problems stem from a fal...
by al_yrpal
30 Jun 2019, 2:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5077

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

...and, EVs wont make an iota of difference to that.

Al
by al_yrpal
30 Jun 2019, 12:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Re: Camping

Wherever you are, open Google Maps at your location. Search for Camping and it will show you all the campsites with red flags. Click on a flag and it will give you all details including a phone number

Al
by al_yrpal
30 Jun 2019, 11:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: any englishmen and the midday sun here?
Replies: 15
Views: 512

Re: any englishmen and the midday sun here?

Went out on Friday but forgot water of all things! I dont mind heat but its humidity thats the killer for me and its been very humid sometimes in the last week with sharp changes when the humidity seems to have suddenly disappeared. Now I'm somewhat electrically assisted on hilly rides the midday su...
by al_yrpal
30 Jun 2019, 11:27am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 643
Views: 109747

Re: A positive thread

Graham wrote:Yes, there are glow worms around these parts. To end my day I cycled over to a Wildlife Trust reserve near Selborne.

The luminescent beetles were quite sparsely distributed but delightfully visible.


Oo, Gilbert White territory!

Al
by al_yrpal
29 Jun 2019, 10:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5077

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

So hard to have vision, especially when a game changer comes along. PTFE was going to revolutionise the world...it didnt. Easy to be mislead on our tiny little scrap of the earths surface.

Al