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by Tangled Metal
3 Jun 2020, 10:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government a noble group of selfless statespersons and public servants?
Replies: 63
Views: 1243

Re: Is the UK government a noble group of selfless statespersons and public servants?

Only 3% water in the Lake District and only one lake :wink: The survey claimed 70% of Scotland was natural, surely not? One could say that the very high and rocky bits, the Cuillin, Cairn Ghorms and others, are untouched Scotland has a spot with the longest distance from signs of human activity acc...
by Tangled Metal
3 Jun 2020, 10:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government a noble group of selfless statespersons and public servants?
Replies: 63
Views: 1243

Re: Is the UK government a noble group of selfless statespersons and public servants?

@r2 Personally I think it went downhill long before the last 10 years happened. There's very many views on that often politically coloured. Last batch of Tories, Blair lot, Thatcher, the winter of discontent and Union activity in the 70s, 60s liberalisation and breakdown of traditional society, etc....
by Tangled Metal
3 Jun 2020, 10:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government a noble group of selfless statespersons and public servants?
Replies: 63
Views: 1243

Re: Is the UK government a noble group of selfless statespersons and public servants?

I don't think anyone would disagree with a specialist in his field such as yourself,but was what your claiming the remit of the article or was it more about stats of use of area rather than the flora and fauna therein. I'm not arguing with your POV which I agree with,I just dont think the article i...
by Tangled Metal
3 Jun 2020, 1:21am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Face masks - good source?
Replies: 12
Views: 494

Re: Face masks - good source?

A company called Johnstone prams IIRC sell Noordi prams. Noordi are making non rated masks out of material used for prams. Since most pram brands user OEKI certified fabrics they'll be good for not causing reactions. They are shaped well and cost £6.99 each. Most places sell these for a tenner or mo...
by Tangled Metal
1 Jun 2020, 10:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Two metre rule
Replies: 42
Views: 1416

Re: Two metre rule

We live on a terraced Street with our front doors opening straight into the footway.i very much doubt you'd have a problem with front doors hitting cyclists because there's often a pavement that's got enough space plus doors open inwards. I lived on such a terraced street in the old fishing quarter...
by Tangled Metal
1 Jun 2020, 10:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Two metre rule
Replies: 42
Views: 1416

Re: Two metre rule

Apparently Germany has a 1.5m distancing rule. Would anyone like to point out the differences between German levels of success in dealing with the pandemic compared to the UK levels of success? Just pointing out that distance is possibly the least important factor in dealing with the virus. The rea...
by Tangled Metal
1 Jun 2020, 9:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government a noble group of selfless statespersons and public servants?
Replies: 63
Views: 1243

Re: Is the UK government a noble group of selfless statespersons and public servants?

Possibly because of ministers getting more than general MPs so less urge to use expenses, perhaps. Either way we get the politicians we deserve, I believe there's a quote like that but I can't recall if exactly nor know who said it. One point of success in any area, you generally get there by steppi...
by Tangled Metal
1 Jun 2020, 5:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any suggestions for a new bicycle
Replies: 27
Views: 939

Re: Any suggestions for a new bicycle

Oh, if genesis bikes interest you check out wheelbase in Staveley, Cumbria. Too far to visit even though they're partially open (part is closed and used for new bike storage and boxing up for sending out). Largest UK bike shop. They regularly offer genesis bikes at discounted prices. Their 0% financ...
by Tangled Metal
1 Jun 2020, 5:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any suggestions for a new bicycle
Replies: 27
Views: 939

Re: Any suggestions for a new bicycle

Saw these guys a few years back when looking at the tandem shop in Gargrave. It's a few guys with a bike shop who make their own custom bikes. After visiting the tandem shop we were leaving and happened to see a be roadie going past on an Aurelius bike. It looked really good so I expect above your p...
by Tangled Metal
1 Jun 2020, 4:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Two metre rule
Replies: 42
Views: 1416

Re: Two metre rule

Apparently Germany has a 1.5m distancing rule. Would anyone like to point out the differences between German levels of success in dealing with the pandemic compared to the UK levels of success?

Just pointing out that distance is possibly the least important factor in dealing with the virus.
by Tangled Metal
1 Jun 2020, 4:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Two metre rule
Replies: 42
Views: 1416

Re: Two metre rule

We live on a terraced Street with our front doors opening straight into the footway.i very much doubt you'd have a problem with front doors hitting cyclists because there's often a pavement that's got enough space plus doors open inwards. However 2m distancing rule can easily be broken. Mostly by pe...
by Tangled Metal
1 Jun 2020, 10:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Space 'X'
Replies: 25
Views: 689

Re: Space 'X'

All those films that terraform Mars or similar are stupid. AIUI Mars lost its atmosphere when the magnetic field failed allowing solar wind / radiation to strip the atmosphere away. Any atmosphere you create would go unless you have the magnetic field. Correct me if that's wrong.
by Tangled Metal
1 Jun 2020, 10:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Space 'X'
Replies: 25
Views: 689

Re: Space 'X'

Space X use gyros which utilise the Fiber optic gyros which contain the optical fibers I make. It’s always nice to see the fruits of my labours doing fun stuff. During gulf war two I was not sure how proud I was about my employer's products. They kept the US planes flying and we got very busy Indee...
by Tangled Metal
1 Jun 2020, 10:20am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Speed and the fear of falling off
Replies: 62
Views: 1452

Re: Speed and the fear of falling off

When I moved up here I had a regular loop with a long downhill that I could easily top 50mph. I used to try and beat my 58mph top speed. Did it twice there and when younger I did 58mph on a hill towards great Harwood IIRC. I never bested that but regularly got 54 to 56mph. All on typical, very rough...
by Tangled Metal
29 May 2020, 9:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools
Replies: 61
Views: 1382

Re: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools

I don't we'll ever get to the point where opening schools or pubs won't cause an increase in cases, certainly not this year or until a working virus has been in use for some time. If schools aren't safe to open then I am don't think much is safe to open. Workplaces like pubs and bars included. Let's...