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by Psamathe
25 Nov 2018, 12:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Planning our first small Tour ( novice cyclists )
Replies: 113
Views: 3113

Re: Planning our first small Tour ( novice cyclists )

..... The extras, include locks, lights, peddles, pump, panniers, mud guards, helmets ( new euro rated 25 km ones, look quite smart too ) cycle shoes, fitting of new parts etc. ..... Do remember that virtually every shop (however helpful and honest) will want to sell you as much as you might possib...
by Psamathe
25 Nov 2018, 12:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I just got my first smartphone but ...
Replies: 44
Views: 1063

Re: so I just got my first smartphone but ...

I think the article confuses put into sleep/standby mode ( power button on nokie 635) and literally turning off where it has to boot again and takes 20 seconds or so ( power button and swipe down the screen )? It lost me when it claimed they could track a phone with the battery taken out... Phones ...
by Psamathe
25 Nov 2018, 10:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I just got my first smartphone but ...
Replies: 44
Views: 1063

Re: so I just got my first smartphone but ...

So much for your tin foil hat... https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/edward-snowden-claims-gchq-can-turn-mobile-phones-on-and-off-a3083416.html Here's how GCHQ can turn your nice shiny new phone on and off (Android/Apple or Windows OS), even when in 'airplane' mode (yeah they can turn that on ...
by Psamathe
25 Nov 2018, 12:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9444
Views: 239576

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

.....Outstanding. A general election is the definitive 'second referendum' . Labour are gagging for it, that's why they won't support a second referendum on Brexit because they know with GE they have a real chance of power, given the utter political vacuum that exists right now...... And I suspect ...
by Psamathe
25 Nov 2018, 12:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Single Pannier on the left or the right ?
Replies: 31
Views: 959

Re: Single Pannier on the left or the right ?

I always use left because I have a bar end mirror on my drop bars and a pannier can slightly obstruct the rear view with the mirror.

Ian
by Psamathe
24 Nov 2018, 7:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9444
Views: 239576

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I can't see a General Election happening. The fixed term parliaments act makes it quite difficult to achieve without Conservative support and I can't see enough Conservatives wanting to risk power. Fixed Term Parliaments prevents a confidence vote being attached to a substantive motion, needs a spec...
by Psamathe
24 Nov 2018, 12:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Converting .csv file to .gpx?
Replies: 18
Views: 564

Re: Batch conversion .csv file to .gpx?

If this is from the source you were previously asking about, they provided an option to download in gpx format.

Ian
by Psamathe
23 Nov 2018, 1:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: bike lock for touring
Replies: 42
Views: 1305

Re: bike lock for touring

I sed a long 8mm Abus cable with a separate good padlock https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00N9DZ0PK . 2½m long so fine for back wheel to frame, round lamppost/tree/something and back round front wheel and frame (and through pannier handles on occasions). It probably doe snot meet insurance compa...
by Psamathe
23 Nov 2018, 1:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9444
Views: 239576

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

It is possible that, rubbish though it appears to be, Mrs May's deal really is possibly the best we can get. No decent deal could ever be achieved given the incovenient matter of Ireland plus the UK's perpetual desire to have our cake and eat it. Brexit was, in my view, aye doomed to failure...... ...
by Psamathe
22 Nov 2018, 10:02am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cheaper insurance for 'cyclist-aware' motorists?
Replies: 23
Views: 692

Re: Cheaper insurance for 'cyclist-aware' motorists?

Given the nature of Westminster I think it is all talk. How would the Government reduce car insurance premiums. Car insurance companies seek maximum profit and are going to ignore any request from the Gov. to reduce premiums for any group. Government could reduce IPT on car insurance but it would be...
by Psamathe
21 Nov 2018, 11:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: About Anglia and the Close pass iniative
Replies: 18
Views: 740

Re: About Anglia and the Close pass iniative

Sorry it wasn’t about anglia but the bbc regional news look east. I was going to post that I got the wrong channel (in my earlier response) but I do sort of remember something in the background I was not listening to. And your description of the presenters fitted well with the Look East presenters ...
by Psamathe
21 Nov 2018, 8:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: EU referendum 3.0 -- with don't know option --
Replies: 138
Views: 3315

Re: EU referendum 3.0

There's no evidence of a mass change of heart from the populace on Brexit, however much it might be wished for. It could be 54% by now and every year brings more young people in at one end and lets a few older people out at the other. .... Interesting article agreeing with you and putting numbers t...
by Psamathe
21 Nov 2018, 5:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: About Anglia and the Close pass iniative
Replies: 18
Views: 740

Re: About Anglia and the Close pass iniative

Norfolk Police have a campaign about Close Passes similar to the campaign started by the West Midlands Police. https://www.norfolk.police.uk/news/latest-news/02-10-2017/close-pass-cycling It was featured on about Anglia. They had a video of the Police explaining the recommended distances, why cycli...
by Psamathe
21 Nov 2018, 5:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have you lost weight since you started cycling?
Replies: 37
Views: 1244

Re: Have you lost weight since you started cycling?

Yes. I did, but now I've found I have to eat vast quantities to balance the cycling and I have to monitor my weight or it will plummet. But when I don't cycle no such issues.

Ian
by Psamathe
21 Nov 2018, 12:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9444
Views: 239576

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

We're over a barrel. Why wouldn't anyone with a vested interest want a pound of flesh? Ditto WTO. This was one of the least discussed aspects of Brexit, both before the referendum and since...... Before the referendum we got a lot of "they need us more than we need them" in effect saying ...