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by The utility cyclist
2 Apr 2020, 9:42pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: UK lockdown causes big drop in air pollution
Replies: 30
Views: 1158

Re: UK lockdown causes big drop in air pollution

Don't wory,normal service will be resumed with no change of any significance post hysteria. I think there will be a change. There will be a lot of drivers (including me) who will be 'out of practice' :( . Some of those will have some self-awareness and perhaps drive with a bit more caution, I expec...
by The utility cyclist
2 Apr 2020, 8:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road Cycling Safety
Replies: 46
Views: 1582

Re: Road Cycling Safety

the question regarding speed on a flat road for 30 minutes, why not put what speed can you average over 30 minutes on a flat road without any wind. what's the point of the big gaps? I pretty sure I can do 20mph average so I put 100%, but 0% for 25mph as I can't, thus then 30mph is also 0%, or os it ...
by The utility cyclist
2 Apr 2020, 4:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: It can be done
Replies: 15
Views: 833

Re: It can be done

I'd put that tin in my jersey pocket long side down or stuff it down my top or even in the water bottle cage. Glad you had a first though 8) Is that a packet of nappies? I last used my spring clip to hold one of those net bags of kindling jammed between saddle, seatpost, rack and clip. It all stayed...
by The utility cyclist
2 Apr 2020, 4:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: UK lockdown causes big drop in air pollution
Replies: 30
Views: 1158

Re: UK lockdown causes big drop in air pollution

we are not really in 'lock down' as millions are still moving by motor vehicle,
The title should be along the lines of 'less driving and fewer polluting commercial activities sees big drop in air pollution'
Don't wory,normal service will be resumed with no change of any significance post hysteria.
by The utility cyclist
2 Apr 2020, 4:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Covid 19 and Spitting
Replies: 48
Views: 1719

Re: Covid 19 and Spitting

MikeF wrote:
mikeymo wrote:
MikeF wrote:


Datas.
What's Datas?

This I think is two datas :lol:
by The utility cyclist
2 Apr 2020, 4:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Covid 19 and Spitting
Replies: 48
Views: 1719

Re: Covid 19 and Spitting

Does anyone have accurate and specific data, obtained via experimentation and all the other usual scientific modes, that describes the minutiae of how this virus may transmit? Has anyone collated enough experiential data? I doubt it, so the speculation here is mostly wild guessing, eh? Well, we hum...
by The utility cyclist
2 Apr 2020, 4:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Covid 19 and Spitting
Replies: 48
Views: 1719

Re: Covid 19 and Spitting

it is necessary. No it's not. Stop it! +1 The Coronavirus you just shared with the population can survive several days... thank you Lots of people have coughs at the moment and many will be Covid related. They have all the same "problems" so by default should be allowed to spit all over t...
by The utility cyclist
2 Apr 2020, 1:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Puncture patches
Replies: 35
Views: 882

Re: Puncture patches

I've used bits of inner tube in an emergency but AFAICT they don't stick as easily, as well, as proper patche s. A fundamental objection is that you end up using twice as much rubber solution as with other patches. I'm interested to hear that Lezyne patches seem to stick more permanently than other...
by The utility cyclist
1 Apr 2020, 10:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 692
Views: 19151

Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

Isn't Lycra usually a small proportion of the material used to give it elasticity ? It's found in many everyday garments not just sports clothing. Some of my cycling tops are 100% polyester and some of them have elastane. I suppose polyester lout or elastane lout doesn't trip off the tongue so well...
by The utility cyclist
1 Apr 2020, 10:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 692
Views: 19151

Re: Derbyshire police - no cycling

Derbyshire cops report 'high volumes' of people outdoors. The Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit said: "Essential travel and local exercise does not ... include lycra-clad leisure cycling on the now quieter roads." https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news/live-coronavirus-updates-afte...
by The utility cyclist
1 Apr 2020, 10:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Puncture patches
Replies: 35
Views: 882

Re: Puncture patches

Does anyone else put some air in the tube before sticking the patch on? I like the tube to be roughly the right size before I stick the patch on... No. Theres usually a hole in the tube letting the air out when I fix em. :D Yeah, but you can usually put a few puffs of air in and then bang the patch...
by The utility cyclist
31 Mar 2020, 2:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ventilators: the perfect the enemy of the good?
Replies: 82
Views: 2111

Re: Ventilators: the perfect the enemy of the good?

The article uses the figure of 170% normal capacity where as in reality we are being asked to prepare for 400% capacity. Most ICU’s generally go over normal capacity, particularly in flu season, with figures of 120-130% not unusual and my hospital is in a position that it is able to get to 210% wit...
by The utility cyclist
31 Mar 2020, 2:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ventilators: the perfect the enemy of the good?
Replies: 82
Views: 2111

Re: Ventilators: the perfect the enemy of the good?

Hardly surprising the company already making ventilators being negative about other companies having a go. They're in a niche market and suddenly a load of skilled engineers from across the manufacturing world and Formula one teams too are all looking into it. There's a chance one or more of them c...
by The utility cyclist
30 Mar 2020, 11:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ventilators: the perfect the enemy of the good?
Replies: 82
Views: 2111

Re: Ventilators: the perfect the enemy of the good?

The shortage of ventilators was known long before, predictions for when we had high flu numbers stated that even countries like Canada were already going to be beyond the max capacity, https://ccforum.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13054-019-2616-1 and https://apps.who.int/gpmb/assets/annual_r...