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by al_yrpal
9 Jul 2019, 10:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: In-flight meals and veggie options?
Replies: 42
Views: 1000

Re: In-flight meals and veggie options?

Would airlines allow you to take your own picnic for in flight consumption? I don't fly but I understand there is a problem with carrying liquids on board. Would a scotch egg be suspected of possibly exploding? With the exception of a drink in my experience, yes, you can take your own stuff. Your d...
by al_yrpal
9 Jul 2019, 10:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: In-flight meals and veggie options?
Replies: 42
Views: 1000

Re: In-flight meals and veggie options?

Yeah, eating meat is worse for the planet than taking long haul flights, meat eaters do it all the time. Almost everyone in the third world wants a car, to eat more meat, and to fly to distant places, and generally, they dont know anything about climate change or care a jot about it. The human race ...
by al_yrpal
8 Jul 2019, 9:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyres for a family holiday?
Replies: 21
Views: 584

Re: Tyres for a family holiday?

Schwalbe land cruisers, smooth on road touring, off road grip. Cheap as chips

Al
by al_yrpal
6 Jul 2019, 10:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5254

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

Next thing, old steamrollers and traction engines will be banned by the thought police because some run on coal, ban steam trains etc whilst the rest of the world carries on regardless. I dont think so.... They tried to ban Classics from town centres in Germany, lead to mass protests. Same thing wil...
by al_yrpal
3 Jul 2019, 6:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shoes for cycling and general use?
Replies: 18
Views: 779

Re: Shoes for cycling and general use?

I now cycle in a pair of slip on Hush Puppies. They serve for Gardening too! Value for money.

Al
by al_yrpal
3 Jul 2019, 5:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5254

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

How will they cope with William Froudes skew tunnel?

Al
by al_yrpal
3 Jul 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Stonehenge bypass
Replies: 13
Views: 354

Re: Stonehenge bypass

hi Al :D :D , If you have to use a car to view it make it a pedal-car! Purer air & serenity combined. MM Hi MM, in summer 2017 my VW Camper packed up on the single carriageway of the A303 right opposite the Stones when a spade terminal came off the Petrol Pump. I sat there having a very nice ch...
by al_yrpal
3 Jul 2019, 4:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Have you lit the fire yet?
Replies: 30
Views: 714

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: 354

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: 420

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: 2173

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: 2800

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: 2173

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: 5254

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: 2173

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...