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by al_yrpal
19 May 2020, 3:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Too easy!
Replies: 63
Views: 1868

Re: Too easy!

Didnt enjoy War and Peace or Jane Eyre. My Dad bought the monthly series of Classics back in the 30s. I have a big set all matching with all of Dickens. My ex Goth daughter is currently avidly reading the works of Edgar Allan Poe :D . I am minded to re read the City and the Stars by Arthur C Clark. ...
by al_yrpal
19 May 2020, 1:00pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: What milage do you get with a Bosch Drive?
Replies: 26
Views: 824

Re: What milage do you get with a Bosch Drive?

Anthony when Sir Tim Berners Lee gave his Dimbleby lecture recently he mentioned two things. As you know he 'gave' the world the internet free. He mention Wikipedia and Osmand (open street map, a series of free world maps to which anyone can contribute).as free things he thoroughly approved of in th...
by al_yrpal
19 May 2020, 12:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you go to France with a bicycle in July?
Replies: 50
Views: 1690

Re: Can you go to France with a bicycle in July?

Spoke to my friend who lives in central Exeter yesterday. He has a place in Locquirec in Brittany and is just gagging to get there. You arent alone. I will speak to another friend who has an inside track on Brittany Ferries and see what she knows.

Al
by al_yrpal
19 May 2020, 11:59am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: What milage do you get with a Bosch Drive?
Replies: 26
Views: 824

Re: What milage do you get with a Bosch Drive?

Anthony, you just described why I no longer have a bike computer, and I always have my Purion simply designating the mode I am currently in, I never look at milages I have done. I do rely on cycle.travel and Osmand+ to give me an idea of distances before going on longer rides so that I dont suffer f...
by al_yrpal
19 May 2020, 11:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you go to France with a bicycle in July?
Replies: 50
Views: 1690

Re: Can you go to France with a bicycle in July?

Cant understand you Horizon (again). You live in beautiful Cornwall full of lovely campsites and B&Bs, wonderful countryside, challenging hills, stunning beaches, friendly folk and Pasties and you hanker after the flat boring hinterland of Calais with foreign food dodgy toilets and sullen waiter...
by al_yrpal
19 May 2020, 11:30am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: New to ebikes can't decide
Replies: 35
Views: 1239

Re: New to ebikes can't decide

If you test ride a bike does the bike shop do a bike fit for you and adjust the saddle height, add or remove spacers to raise or lower the handlebars and slide the saddle back or forward on the rails to set it in the right position. Answer is usually no. At 5 ft 2 you need a small size frame less th...
by al_yrpal
19 May 2020, 10:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: bike advice for heavy rider and new to bikes
Replies: 28
Views: 899

Re: bike advice for heavy rider and new to bikes

If you are thinking a bike will help you loose weight fast you will be disappointed. An hours ride will consume anything between 500 to 650 calories. A pound of fat is 3500 calories. Getting on the bike regularly will obviously have good health effects, as I am sure you are aware it will strengthen ...
by al_yrpal
18 May 2020, 6:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Too easy!
Replies: 63
Views: 1868

Re: Too easy!

Biggles, if I remember correctly, was always on about the 'natives'. And, it was set in the 1930s. My hero was Ginger, because I was ginger once and still am in a few places :wink:

Al
by al_yrpal
18 May 2020, 6:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Too easy!
Replies: 63
Views: 1868

Re: Too easy!

I agree R2. But, when you read the first few pages of something like Bleak House it convinces you to explore further.

BTW this thread was about banning folk. Just noticed it ooks like the OP got banned.....again :lol: Hilarious!

Al
by al_yrpal
18 May 2020, 6:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Too easy!
Replies: 63
Views: 1868

Re: Too easy!

I have a box set of all Ian Fleming's James Bond novels. If you want 'dated' read them! Apart from casual racism, things are often a bit queer and the prawn cocktail is the height of sophistication! Absolutely charming though, I read them all in the early 60s, it just reinforces how much the world h...
by al_yrpal
18 May 2020, 1:59pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: What milage do you get with a Bosch Drive?
Replies: 26
Views: 824

Re: What milage do you get with a Bosch Drive?

Anthony, I dont have a bike computer fitted, I have one, perhaps I should fit it? If you are doing 20 to 30 every day thats quite impressive. Even Eco mode on Performance Line gives up to 55% assistance. https://www.bosch-ebike.com/en/products/performance-line/ The Active line that you have gives 40...
by al_yrpal
18 May 2020, 1:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Step-through for men
Replies: 25
Views: 1002

Re: Step-through for men

Dont take any notice of bikes labelled for women. In Holland step through bikes are pretty normal for everyone. When I bought my electric bike I chose a ladies one because it was easier to mount and dismount. Do avoid pink though :lol:

Al
by al_yrpal
18 May 2020, 1:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 751
Views: 19962

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

Its the long term effects of fast food thats the problem, like smoking its effects are cumulative. The lockdown has probably been a healthy period for fast food aficionados. Low population density is obviously a key feature in avoiding the virus and its effects

Al
by al_yrpal
18 May 2020, 11:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Too easy!
Replies: 63
Views: 1868

Re: Too easy!

Stranger in a Strange Land. Robert A Heinlein Grock is a Martian word meaning literally "to eat". I mean it, read the book. Life-changing for me despite it being first published in 1961. There's a few spellings of it on the internet references. Grok, Grokk, and Grock as well as others may...
by al_yrpal
18 May 2020, 10:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 751
Views: 19962

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

Reading this table its very reassuring to see that Devon where I now live is near the bottom of the list with only 99 deaths per 100,000 of population. Scanning the list it becomes obvious that the occupants of the least affected tiers are all popular retirement zones. I guess folk in these areas ar...