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by AlaninWales
20 Jun 2018, 2:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Customs madness and 'dangerous objects'
Replies: 52
Views: 2197

Re: Customs madness and 'dangerous objects'

Well, despite all these stringent new security checks, no one has actually had anything taken off them when boarding a ferry..... Not a ferry but an airport (and security not customs) but I used to have a shackle attached to my camera bag (shackle as boat shackle as photo below) and airport securit...
by AlaninWales
13 Jun 2018, 11:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons
Replies: 396
Views: 31546

Re: Cycle friendly spoons

pwa wrote:Spoons?

Whether or not :P
by AlaninWales
13 Jun 2018, 11:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cleaning disc brake rotors.
Replies: 28
Views: 1400

Re: Cleaning disc brake rotors.

My suggestion of scrubbing with Jif/Cif is based on the idea that both the scrubbing and the degreasing action of the cleaner will help to shift/neutralise the contamination. In addition since the cleaner contains a mild abrasive this will help shift contaminant that has started to turn into a varn...
by AlaninWales
13 Jun 2018, 11:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Statesman or aged primary school kid?
Replies: 23
Views: 703

Re: Statesman or aged primary school kid?

Another place that the media frenzy in criticising the individual completely misses the fact that he is right: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/13/trump-nafta-g7-sunset-clause-trade-agreement One wonders why the media is so united in decrying every move: Could it be simply the unth...
by AlaninWales
13 Jun 2018, 9:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cleaning disc brake rotors.
Replies: 28
Views: 1400

Re: Cleaning disc brake rotors.

If you wash your (dirty) hands in pure water, hey guess what, they are still dirty afterwards, and if you use soap or solvent you get more dirt off. Same thing happens with discs. cheers If by "dirty" you mean "oily" yes, but there are a whole bunch of things (that are normally ...
by AlaninWales
12 Jun 2018, 10:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Air horn to deter pedestrians
Replies: 112
Views: 4033

Re: Air horn to deter pedestrians

Pedestrians dont have priority on the road except to complete crossing the road, usually at a junction. Peds and joggers SHOULD stick to the pavement but when they don't they become a nuisance. Pedestrians have priority in that motorised vehicle drivers are required to take action to avoid them, ie...
by AlaninWales
11 Jun 2018, 12:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Muzak in (food) stores, at stations etc: love or hate?
Replies: 67
Views: 7775

Re: Muzak in (food) stores, at stations etc: love or hate?

I am on the autistic spectrum and noise-sensitive. I find the "music" in many shops and eateries deeply unpleasant and overwhelming of my cognitive processing; and why on earth is it soooooooooo loud? That said, I have also noticed how many people seem unable to do anything without some i...
by AlaninWales
6 Jun 2018, 4:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Suitable speed limit for minor country roads
Replies: 71
Views: 3213

Re: Suitable speed limit for minor country roads

I see your point thirdcrank, but I think that ship has sailed. Many drivers treat NSL as a target speed too. I don't see that installing 30 roundels in place of NSL roundels would cause that sort of driver to speed up: they already drive as fast as they can. mjr's allusion to technology is interest...
by AlaninWales
6 Jun 2018, 2:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Air horn to deter pedestrians
Replies: 112
Views: 4033

Re: Air horn to deter pedestrians

Whatever happened to the Green Cross Code? It would appear the Green Cross Code Man was; Dave Prowse, who apparently became Darth Vader in the original Star Wars Trilogy :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRUBMBi_lp4 I never could work out why he didn't materialise inside the car and "have a w...
by AlaninWales
1 Jun 2018, 9:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Confessions of a cake-hating heretic
Replies: 66
Views: 2309

Re: Confessions of a cake-hating heretic

... coffee is a diuretic and we don't want to be looking for a gate after twenty minutes do we? I thought tea had similar diuretic properties (unless you drink it pathetically weak :? ) No real evidence for either apparently: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140402-are-coffee-and-tea-dehydrating
by AlaninWales
29 May 2018, 1:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Retitled - Collision: whose fault?
Replies: 78
Views: 2761

Re: Retitled - Collision: whose fault?

Driver at fault. Cyclist could have done better from a self preservation point of view but that doesn't make the collision their fault. Leaving the legality of this for the moment. That is a separate argument I believe. Who's fault was it that the cyclist and the car collided? Who hit who? Why on e...
by AlaninWales
24 May 2018, 10:51am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Jackie Chan
Replies: 11
Views: 65854

Re: Jackie Chan

I'm assuming that "doing a Jackie Chan", complete with sound effects, to get on your bike is taught country wide and not just around here (otherwise no one will know what the heck I'm on about)? Well, it's finally happened. "Do a Jackie Chan" we said, accompanied by the "ee...
by AlaninWales
24 May 2018, 10:48am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why isn't there a cycles on trains campaigns from Cycling UK?
Replies: 227
Views: 16592

Re: Why isn't there a cycles on trains campaigns from Cycling UK?

Unfortunately it is not practical in most cases because the railways don't have the capacity. Most commuter trains are full of standing passengers. thirdcrank wrote: The overcrowding of trains seems to be a direct result of the increasing impossibility of commuting by car, combined with increasing ...
by AlaninWales
24 May 2018, 10:43am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Data protection law coming in
Replies: 17
Views: 10698

Re: Data protection law coming in

This is actually quite a good summary (in quiz form) of the affects of GDPR on the individual (at least what it is attempting to achieve) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44224802 . Note the way that "to protect the vital interests of an individual" is interpreted. I would not include ...
by AlaninWales
23 May 2018, 5:57pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Data protection law coming in
Replies: 17
Views: 10698

Re: Data protection law coming in

.... I've seen lots of "Please re-confirm you want us to contact you" messages coming from organisations I've never heard of, let alone want to be contacted by. I think they hope that people will automatically click the "Yes, please keep me in touch" button and thus legally gain...