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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: 2178

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: 5257

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: 2178

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: 2178

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: 5257

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: 5257

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: 254

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: 539

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: 648
Views: 110164

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: 5257

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
by al_yrpal
29 Jun 2019, 4:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Fitter now or then
Replies: 39
Views: 896

Re: Fitter now or then

Life expectancy has increased since the 1960s so on that measure I would say that overall we must be fitter. However, that said its now flatlining. There seem to be many more rolly pollys around and it may be that advances in medical science are a big factor in keeping the population going longer. Al
by al_yrpal
29 Jun 2019, 3:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5257

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

The lack of vision for change(or should that be charge?)is incredible. Its not lack of vision, its realism developed over 40 years designing making and delivering machines and equipment that works and keeps on working reliably all over the world in mines, quarries, power stations, chemical plants, ...
by al_yrpal
29 Jun 2019, 2:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5257

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

Discussing all this in the pub garden yesterday evening, it was pointed out to me that solar panels have a limited life-span as they degrade over the years and become less efficient. Newer ones are better than older ones, but they will all degrade. Some are 25years old now and produce less than 50%...
by al_yrpal
29 Jun 2019, 11:52am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Voie vert Suisse normandy
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Voie vert Suisse normandy

Keep an eye out for a cool cave :D

Al
by al_yrpal
29 Jun 2019, 11:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5257

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

The lack of vision for change(or should that be charge?)is incredible. Its not lack of vision, its realism developed over 40 years designing making and delivering machines and equipment that works and keeps on working reliably all over the world in mines, quarries, power stations, chemical plants, ...