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by Carlton green
4 Dec 2020, 12:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Could the non-drivers not take a train?
Replies: 118
Views: 3757

Re: Could the non-drivers not take a train?

I copy from the reference source listed above: “Consumption of electricity in the United Kingdom has generally declined after hitting a peak of 357 terawatt hours in 2005 and dropping to 301.76 terawatt hours in 2019.” Note the use of the hours unit. The video about electric vehicle charging was int...
by Carlton green
4 Dec 2020, 11:07am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Could the non-drivers not take a train?
Replies: 118
Views: 3757

Re: Could the non-drivers not take a train?

Energy can't be measured in MW/h or GW/h, the dimensions are wrong. It can be measured in GWh etc. There’s an easy confusion here. GW/h is a notional rate rate of energy production (GW is the actual rate) whilst GWh is a summation of energy produced (or used). We pay for domestic electricity by the...
by Carlton green
4 Dec 2020, 8:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Could the non-drivers not take a train?
Replies: 118
Views: 3757

Re: Could the non-drivers not take a train?

That is a similar figure to what I would estimate for 10million cars, but the number of UK cars is 3 times that. Power is MW but energy is MW/h so the energy needed in your example is 55GW/h or if you count the total number of cars it's 150GW/h. Assuming an average power generation of 30GW per day ...
by Carlton green
4 Dec 2020, 8:09am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Could the non-drivers not take a train?
Replies: 118
Views: 3757

Re: Could the non-drivers not take a train?

The lada four-wheel drive vehicles are perfectly adequate, robust and very cheap Not been changed much for decades, must have been right at the start Lada, tough as old boots but too polluting - they stoped importing then to the U.K. because of emissions. As with many other cars of that era Zibarti...
by Carlton green
4 Dec 2020, 7:43am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Could the non-drivers not take a train?
Replies: 118
Views: 3757

Re: Could the non-drivers not take a train?

@jdsk We are going to have to agree to disagree on this one. Chelsea tractors , even if they are AV are the past. They still cause congestion They cause pollution In cities they are slow and have low average speeds In cities there is no parking for them Because of their kinetic energy and poor visi...
by Carlton green
3 Dec 2020, 6:29am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!
Replies: 1316
Views: 31870

Re: Would you take a vaccine against CV?

even if we had been advised and better led, even if we had all acted more responsibly, even if we had the lowest infection rates in Europe - we would still of needed the vaccine, we couldn't of went on in lock-downs trying to hide from it for ever. As to who is to blame? we all probably are, the gr...
by Carlton green
3 Dec 2020, 6:11am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!
Replies: 1316
Views: 31870

Re: Would you take a vaccine against CV?

It seems to me that over the coming months most of us will be accepting one of the vaccines and a significant minority will be refusing. If enough of us accept it the pandemic and the associated economic turmoil will be over and we can begin the recovery. And those who have refused a vaccine will e...
by Carlton green
2 Dec 2020, 11:26pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!
Replies: 1316
Views: 31870

Re: Would you take a vaccine against CV?

It seems to me that over the coming months most of us will be accepting one of the vaccines and a significant minority will be refusing. If enough of us accept it the pandemic and the associated economic turmoil will be over and we can begin the recovery. And those who have refused a vaccine will e...
by Carlton green
2 Dec 2020, 2:55pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!
Replies: 1316
Views: 31870

Re: Would you take a vaccine against CV?

This business of self-publishing will turn out to be our nemesis, I think... I wonder whether, back when the printing press sprang up, there was similar alarm. Trouble is, with the internet, the scope and speed with which anyone can put out their ideas, and the difficulty of discerning the authenti...
by Carlton green
2 Dec 2020, 1:28pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!
Replies: 1316
Views: 31870

Re: Would you take a vaccine against CV?

PMQs: Starmer says he will pay tribute to everyone involved in the vaccine project. Does the government back Labour’s call for emergency legislation to tackle anti-vaccine misinformation online. Johnson says the government will publish a paper on this shortly. Jonathan That’s an interesting stance ...
by Carlton green
30 Nov 2020, 7:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bells
Replies: 114
Views: 3381

Re: Bells

A tale of two passes: My wife and I were taking a Sunday morning walk to South Petherton along a quiet single track road. The road was the typical country lane with tarmac where vehicle tyres had cleared the surface and a muddy/gravelly ridge in the middle. We were therefore walking side by side wi...
by Carlton green
29 Nov 2020, 2:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alternatives to drop bars??
Replies: 24
Views: 946

Re: Alternatives to drop bars??

North Roads and Porters: my hands can go on the ends, grips, bends and tops (by the stem). How much the position varies is different depending on the sweep of the bars. Porteurs(?) and North Roads were what I was at one time considering for an old mountain bike of mine. I did have drops in mind bef...
by Carlton green
29 Nov 2020, 3:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Normal services delayed as a consequence of Covid.
Replies: 17
Views: 538

Re: Normal services delayed as a consequence of Covid.

Someone I know was having part of their garden landscaped. The job is now 90% complete and he will have to engage someone else to finish the job off. Staff shortages and working restrictions defeated a poorly functioning company. I understand Solicitors and the Land Registry are snowed under at the ...
by Carlton green
28 Nov 2020, 8:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: wider tyre on back or front?
Replies: 18
Views: 619

Re: wider tyre on back or front?

With regard to car tyres it is not totally clear cut if the least worn two tyres should be at the rear or the front. If the less worn tyres are at the front then any quick changes of direction in the wet (eg to avoid an obstacle) can lead to the rear of the car skidding out and being very difficult...
by Carlton green
28 Nov 2020, 8:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: wider tyre on back or front?
Replies: 18
Views: 619

Re: wider tyre on back or front?

With bikes and cars I always have my best tyres at the front, compared to loss of steering loss of (rear wheel) traction is ‘relatively’ trivial - most of the braking happens at the front as well. Can you clarify this? What do you mean by best? More tread left? I thought for road riding on bicycles...