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by Mr. Viking
21 Apr 2013, 12:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Herd immunity
Replies: 123
Views: 3807

Re: Herd immunity

Or how about the way that the conclusions of the research don't follow from the data? Even I(an unqualified person) have uncovered an example, where I thought the summary jumped to unwarranted conclusions. When I wrote to the scientist in question, he told me that the sponsors of the research had a...
by Mr. Viking
21 Apr 2013, 12:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road Rage Assault on Cyclist
Replies: 128
Views: 7325

Re: Road Rage Assault on Cyclist

What a bizarre viewpoint! So presumably you'd be happy to take a beating that didn't leave any marks? And threatening behaviour is presumably not even on your radar... So as long as the bullies remember to use their palms rather than their fists then it's all OK. The only thing wrong with your view...
by Mr. Viking
21 Apr 2013, 12:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road Rage Assault on Cyclist
Replies: 128
Views: 7325

Re: Road Rage Assault on Cyclist

I am not sure if such an assault would be worth prosecuting over, as unpleasant as the incident seemed to be Why? Because I don't think it was a very serious incident, as neither of the parties appeared to be injured. I would not expect somebody to be arrested if they hit me but did not cause injur...
by Mr. Viking
20 Apr 2013, 11:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road Rage Assault on Cyclist
Replies: 128
Views: 7325

Re: Road Rage Assault on Cyclist

That is quite horrible. I suffered a similar assault from a van driver last year and it put me off cycling for a while. I think that compensation and a letter seems to be a sensible resolution for this crime though. The cyclist thankfully doesn't seem to have been injured, and the compensation shoul...
by Mr. Viking
19 Apr 2013, 1:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: slowing down on hills - some 'O' level physics
Replies: 70
Views: 2828

Re: slowing down on hills - some 'O' level physics

Perhaps you misunderstand; the 'work' I refer to is done regardless; you can pedal or you can trade kinetic energy, either way the work gets done in raising the mass through a height. It is invariant with speed. cheers I think I did misunderstand. I was referring to the work done by the rider, at t...
by Mr. Viking
19 Apr 2013, 12:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lidl and Aldi - how do they do it?
Replies: 34
Views: 3158

Re: Lidl and Aldi - how do they do it?

Cheap reading glasses at Asda £ 1.99 for two, in Chemist £ 5.99 for one, I am wearing the Asda ones now ( cheap glasses Cant change your eyes at all ) Lidl Cycle clothing may be funny sizes but is excellent quality I.M.O. I need glasses all the time. Bought my current glasses for £15 delivered. The...
by Mr. Viking
19 Apr 2013, 12:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: slowing down on hills - some 'O' level physics
Replies: 70
Views: 2828

Re: slowing down on hills - some 'O' level physics

Brucey wrote:the speed you do has absolutely no effect on the work required to raise the bike up a hill.

If you keep a constant speed, that is.
by Mr. Viking
18 Apr 2013, 5:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lidl and Aldi - how do they do it?
Replies: 34
Views: 3158

Re: Lidl and Aldi - how do they do it?

So when a company sells a pair of shorts at well over a hundred quid how can they justify it? I went in one particular bike shop and the clothing prices were insane. Do triathletes come from a banking background or Royalty or maybe they are just gullible? they usually justify it as paying for the e...
by Mr. Viking
18 Apr 2013, 5:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lidl and Aldi - how do they do it?
Replies: 34
Views: 3158

Re: Lidl and Aldi - how do they do it?

al_yrpal wrote:Aldi pay their staff better than any other supermarket

Al

Yep, I got it wrong when i said wages were low. They are apparently not great to work for, but I would read the situation as "you are paid better so you work harder and don't get the same perks"
by Mr. Viking
18 Apr 2013, 5:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Herd immunity
Replies: 123
Views: 3807

Re: Herd immunity

almost completely off topic, but on the polio note, there is a petition you can sign to support its eradication
http://www.theendofpolio.com/home/category/about/
by Mr. Viking
18 Apr 2013, 5:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help- what bike should i use for a Daily 10 mile commute
Replies: 88
Views: 4525

Re: Help- what bike should i use for a Daily 10 mile commute

I weigh between 17 and 19 stone depending on the season and have never had any problem with a hybrid, except on longer (15-20 mile) hilly routes, where I would have preferred something (preferably myself) lighter. The upright bike will allow you better visibility in traffic and make you feel safer. ...
by Mr. Viking
18 Apr 2013, 5:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lidl and Aldi - how do they do it?
Replies: 34
Views: 3158

Re: Lidl and Aldi - how do they do it?

They buy stock in clearance sales, which is why they never seem to have the same thing twice. They also have a very efficient distribution system, and work their staff as hard as they can on as low a wage as they can. They also often sell excellent local fruit and veg, and some top quality meats and...
by Mr. Viking
18 Apr 2013, 5:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: has anybody blown up a kettle?
Replies: 14
Views: 6073

has anybody blown up a kettle?

I accidentally left my kettle on without water in it (the switch is a bit dodgy) but turned it off when it started to smell like overly aggresive ironing. Any idea whether it would explode if left, as alledged by Father Ted Crilly, or if this is just an old wives (or father's) tale?
by Mr. Viking
18 Apr 2013, 5:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Perceived prejudice against non steel frames.
Replies: 70
Views: 3640

Re: Perceived prejudice against non steel frames.

Aluminium work hardens much more quickly than steel according to my brother whilst trying to stop me denting the panels on his land rover (series IIA if anyone's interested) :lol: , but I would imagine that modern alloys are made to reduce these problems.