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by Eton Rifle
15 May 2018, 7:48am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Crockery
Replies: 19
Views: 1525

Re: Crockery

For longer tours we like to be "civilised", so as well as two stoves and multiple pans so we can cook real meals we each have a stainless steel mug, a combination plastic bowl/plate, and a round based non-falling-over-on-grass wine/beer plastic glass (we call them our weeble glasses) , as...
by Eton Rifle
28 Apr 2018, 12:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hybrid to Road bike and back?
Replies: 9
Views: 1093

Re: Hybrid to Road bike and back?

I have three bikes; a Dawes Galaxy tourer, a Vitus road bike and a Spesh Crosstrail hybrid. The hybrid is specifically for commuting as it has flat bars for better control, disc brakes that can stop on a sixpence, great visibility due an upright riding position and fatter tyres (38c) for the terribl...
by Eton Rifle
10 Mar 2018, 9:27am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Death by Dangerous Cycling" new offence?
Replies: 140
Views: 8868

Re: "Death by Dangerous Cycling" new offence?

Certainly seems the case on this forum with many complaints about "light" sentences and calls for stiffer penalties. How about 'fair' sentencing? Or consistent sentencing? It's pretty simple really, if you think a dangerous cyclist that kills someone should be given a lenient sentence the...
by Eton Rifle
10 Mar 2018, 9:21am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Death by Dangerous Cycling" new offence?
Replies: 140
Views: 8868

Re: "Death by Dangerous Cycling" new offence?

This makes for extremely interesting and very important reading. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cycle-safety-review STATS19 reported road casualty data reveals that between 2011 and 2016 there were a total of 2,491 collisions between cyclists and pedestrians that resulted in a pedestria...
by Eton Rifle
7 Mar 2018, 7:53pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....
Replies: 478
Views: 220387

Re: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/van-driver-knocked-down-dad-1306659 Another one in Bristol. This nutter not only hit a stationary bicycle from behind; he then fled the scene, driving over the bike and narrowly missing crushing a small child still secured in a child seat. Sentence? 1...
by Eton Rifle
6 Mar 2018, 5:41am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Driving an Aston Martin through the law
Replies: 34
Views: 3566

Re: Driving an Aston Martin through the law

Bonefishblues wrote:I am slightly puzzled as to how an Army Captain aged 26 on c£40-sub £50K pa can afford (to run) a £150K car.


Rich parents, old boy. Never mind, the shame of his being in the REME will forever be a stain on the family honour.
by Eton Rifle
23 Feb 2018, 2:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone like their Garmin Edge 25?
Replies: 34
Views: 2277

Re: Anyone like their Garmin Edge 25?

Thanks, Mick. That makes sense.
by Eton Rifle
22 Feb 2018, 9:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone like their Garmin Edge 25?
Replies: 34
Views: 2277

Re: Anyone like their Garmin Edge 25?

A shame it's no longer available - they even had an IOS version. The problem with the Edge's av speed calculation is the threshold is too high so miscalculates on short commutes where I start & stop constantly. The longer the journey, the greater the accuracy. I was climbing up a very steep hil...
by Eton Rifle
24 Dec 2017, 8:41am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore
Replies: 100
Views: 6012

Re: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore

Genuine question, never really answered. To those who don't eat meat for "humanitarian" or environmental reasons. Is there any objections to natural or accidentally dead animals? Seems to me that to waste it is not morally defensible. Let's think road kill deer maybe? Perfectly good to ea...
by Eton Rifle
10 Dec 2017, 9:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How much YOU have spent This year on Bike related stuff?
Replies: 123
Views: 8023

Re: How much YOU have spent This year on Bike related stuff?

As someone who doesn't buy high end bikes, I have to say that the cost of clothing seems to stack up quite quickly. Now, before anyone starts in with how it's perfectly fine to cycle to evensong in a tweed suit, I'm talking about being comfortable for commuting in all weathers. Of course there's a l...
by Eton Rifle
10 Dec 2017, 9:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycling hater
Replies: 31
Views: 1780

Re: Cycling hater

Indeed. You should be feeling sorry for the poor chap's illiteracy, more than anything, you callous [inappropriate term removed] :D.
by Eton Rifle
8 Dec 2017, 11:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 1887
Views: 60677

Re: Is Trump Mad?

He may be mad, I'm not qualified to judge, but I doubt any decision is made by him alone. I would have thought there is a lot of manipualtion going on and the powers that be, not necessarily POTUS, know exactly what they are doing and the likely reaction. It has been reported that in the case of re...
by Eton Rifle
6 Dec 2017, 7:39am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Best Lightweight sleeping bag/ good quality.
Replies: 33
Views: 3529

Re: Best Lightweight sleeping bag/ good quality.

I'd stay away from down for summer use unless as mentioned it's cold otherwise they stink up pretty quickly They do? The main reason I like a liner in a down bag is to keep it clean. I'm more interested in that in summer as I'm more likely to be sweaty (or if it's sea paddling, encrusted in salt an...
by Eton Rifle
26 Nov 2017, 11:31am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Government consultation on compulsory Helmets & Hivis for cyclists
Replies: 54
Views: 2694

Re: Government consultation on compulsory Helmets & Hivis for cyclists

And disappointed that the Green Party (?) person did not mention that a helmet can make some accidents worse (or rather make the riders injury worse). And while quoting a load of stats will probably put people off, if she had been half briefed, she could have demolished many of his claims. Wark acc...
by Eton Rifle
24 Nov 2017, 4:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommend me a head torch
Replies: 93
Views: 5385

Re: Recommend me a head torch

I don't intend to ride at night whilst touring, so don't bother to pack cycle lights, instead taking a headtorch that can double as a front light. I've just bought a Petzl Aktik and really like it. Three white light modes with maximum 200 lumens. Red light setting including strobe. Only £28 from Mil...