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by Pastychomper
4 Jul 2019, 11:10am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hatred against Cyclists
Replies: 136
Views: 12926

Re: Hatred against Cyclists

I heard a TV trailer for it last night, it sounded like they intended to show both sides of the "argument" and the name was deliberate audience-bating. However, it is a TV documentary so I don't expect much and don't plan to watch it. It will be nice if they point out how many "cyclis...
by Pastychomper
4 Jul 2019, 10:49am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycling UK helmet briefing updated
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Re: Cycling UK helmet briefing updated

Apart from making the headline fonts a bit bolder, it looks like the only changes are to the Evidence document linked at the bottom. Some of the articles it cites are from the last couple of years, so I guess it's a simple update. This is probably the old one, in case anyone wants to do a comparison.
by Pastychomper
4 Jul 2019, 10:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New words/vocab on these fora
Replies: 301
Views: 33246

Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Oldjohnw wrote:I'm happy to call myself a Curmudgeon. Not so happy when others call me that, no matter how true.


Does that change of it's being said by someone who is a curmudgeon and knows it? :)
by Pastychomper
1 Jul 2019, 4:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?
Replies: 127
Views: 10819

Re: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?

...There is cultural acceptance of speeding in the UK. Not all drivers speed, but far too many, do. p.s. cross posted with Mike Sales, but the point remains. As a child I remember my father telling me it was common for planners to assume people would go up to 10mph over the posted limit, and reduce...
by Pastychomper
28 Jun 2019, 11:03am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?
Replies: 127
Views: 10819

Re: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?

No, all of them, how much is it going to cost to fit such a device, a few hundred quid. We know how little it costs to fit GPS tracking devices and speed limiters, there's already speed sign readers that control speed but there are simpler and more accurate methods when installed in the signs. Woul...
by Pastychomper
26 Jun 2019, 10:40am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Sunscreen - what to think
Replies: 11
Views: 628

Re: Sunscreen - what to think

I see what you're saying - my (empirical) view is that the Aussies are outdoors all year round, and recognized a serious skin cancer problem back in the 70s. They are now far more careful than Brits ("slip-slap-slop!" ). Remember that the ozone layer has not yet recovered fully: More than...
by Pastychomper
25 Jun 2019, 4:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?
Replies: 127
Views: 10819

Re: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?

Bonefishblues wrote:Do you get many in Caithness? (serious Q)


No, not many. I believe speed traps have been set from time to time on at least one local Saturday night racer route, but I can't remember the last time I personally saw one this far north. I was thinking of my occasional trips to the deep south.
by Pastychomper
25 Jun 2019, 10:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?
Replies: 127
Views: 10819

Re: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?

Speaking as one who's driven probably too many miles over the years, there are only two things that annoy me about speed traps. The first is when habitual speeders notice them and suddenly slow down to well below the limit, causing a small but unnecessary interruption to the traffic flow. That's a g...
by Pastychomper
25 Jun 2019, 10:36am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Summer sun advice
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Summer sun advice

I use a fair bit of sunscreen and don't want to sound like I'm dismissing the importance of protecting one's self, but the blurb under Myth 6 seemed odd, to say the least. The point that "Some studies have found that tans only offer protection equivalent to using factor 3 sunscreen" was li...
by Pastychomper
25 Jun 2019, 10:34am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Sunscreen - what to think
Replies: 11
Views: 628

Re: Sunscreen - what to think

...There is the argument that this might be a bit like A&E doctors being keen on cycle helmets, but on the other hand they're not looking at acute, traumatic incidents but rather a lot of chronic effect... I've often wondered about that, after all dermatologists are likely to be looking at chro...
by Pastychomper
21 Jun 2019, 11:15am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Transgender woman wins cycling championship
Replies: 108
Views: 24516

Re: Transgender woman wins cycling championship

Sorry i don't agree ... Free speech cannot be trumped by disagreement with anothers opinion, how ever strongly held. " Hate .. have an intense dislike for ". I do not hate men who dress up as women to gain advantage in sport, i believe they are misrepresenting themselves and are cheats. I...
by Pastychomper
20 Jun 2019, 1:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 75
Views: 1969

Re: Thank you

Daughter2 was at the local school and a lad in the class had ADHD and it was found out that certain foods or certain activities triggered an "episode". They also found out, that giving him a banana calmed him down again. Whenever we eat a banana, we always think of him. :D So if he goes b...
by Pastychomper
18 Jun 2019, 10:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are people lazy?
Replies: 48
Views: 1297

Re: Are people lazy?

One of the unique(?) things about people is that they exercise for 'fun'. Not many animals do that, I can't think of any off the top of my head. in fact our relations the "great apes" like nothing better than to sit around chewing the cud. Hmmm. Cows chew the cud but they also run around ...
by Pastychomper
14 Jun 2019, 4:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Went to pick up a leaf -
Replies: 8
Views: 536

Re: Went to pick up a leaf -

... I don't suppose anyone can identify the bee or explain what it's up to...? I can't help with identification but I think you've about nailed what they're up to. Bees do sometimes sleep in flowers, presumably because it's a fairly safe place with breakfast on tap and close to their work. I doubt ...
by Pastychomper
13 Jun 2019, 1:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 75
Views: 1969

Re: Thank you

I have a brother who was diagnosed with Asperger's in his 40s. He showed none of the usual signs before at least age 30, so it did look as if he "caught" it. One possible explanation is that he had been good at simulating neurotypical behaviour but lost either the ability or the desire to ...