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by RH20
1 Jun 2020, 12:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Incitement to murder
Replies: 38
Views: 2630

Re: Incitement to murder

Dominic Cummings, Rod Liddell, no further action! Good to be a part of the establishment, do what you want, say what you want. One wonders what action would have been taken if he had made a similar comment about other minorities. Or if his comments had been made by a lesser mortal, no doubt the boys...
by RH20
27 May 2020, 8:21am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling to lose weight
Replies: 91
Views: 10427

Re: Cycling to lose weight

Whenever the topic of diet comes up, at some point the Mediterranean diet appears. Why? The reason, it is a healthy diet. But one only has to watch a travelogue on tv, if it is in the Mediterranean there will be people who are the same build as the rest of us. Thick waistline etc. Do they exercise m...
by RH20
26 May 2020, 2:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1377
Views: 30278

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

Driving test examiner to L driver at start of test, “ how are you feeling today? Answer, “ not very well,” “ And your eye sight,” “I’m not too sure,” Examiner, “ok, lets try a drive for half an hour, and then see if you are well enough to take your test.” Or the reply might be, “ your not cumming on...
by RH20
26 May 2020, 2:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Baldies, how do you protect your head from burning under your helmet.
Replies: 48
Views: 1337

Re: Baldies, how do you protect your head from burning under your helmet.

As the old saying goes “get ahead, get a hat,” from one baldy to another, a thin cycling cap under the helmet. If it starts to get too hot you can take it off and put it in your jersey pocket. Another use for a hat is the peak, it can help to keep the sun out of your eyes, especially on early mornin...
by RH20
19 May 2020, 2:56pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Saddle sores..
Replies: 35
Views: 1962

Re: Saddle sores..

Has the bike been set up to fit you? Saddle height, saddle layback, handlebar stem length. If any of these are wrong it could affect anyone, male or female. A reasonable start would be: saddle height, sit upright on the bike against a wall, wearing the shoes you will wear for riding, place the heel ...
by RH20
7 May 2020, 12:47pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Blocked ears
Replies: 35
Views: 1547

Re: Blocked ears

Many years ago I had a problems with wax in the ears. Thought it might be job related, ( working in a very dusty, dirty environment). Showered every day at work. Had my ears syringed in the works medical room almost on a yearly basis. After the job finished I had to have my ears syringed at my GP cl...
by RH20
5 May 2020, 1:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Will You be using the NHS app?
Replies: 94
Views: 2823

Re: Will You be using the NHS app?

Call me a cynic but have the developers of the NHS app considered the pranksters out there? Now for the what if scenario. What if someone downloads the app and then thinks it would be a wheeze to go out and about and then to report they have coronavirus symptoms for no other purpose than to cause me...
by RH20
26 Apr 2020, 2:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Careful out there - hit by a cab
Replies: 23
Views: 1460

Re: Careful out there - hit by a cab

For many years I have had a head camera whilst riding on the road. I have now started wearing a camera when riding on the Trans Pennine Trail, not that there are any vehicles on the TPT but since the coronavirus fiasco there are more people walking than I have seen before. Why you might ask do I nee...
by RH20
16 Apr 2020, 1:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 1057
Views: 34172

Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

The rules on lockdown are to me very clear. Stay home, but we can go out for daily exercise, food shopping and collection of prescriptions. Whilst there are lots of pedants who may decide to ask what constitutes exercise, 1hr, 2hrs, 5 miles, 50 miles etc. We are allowed out of our homes. Perhaps a s...
by RH20
5 Apr 2020, 2:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 1057
Views: 34172

Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

With regard to why can’t those congregating in numbers, and having a bbq be arrested instead of bringing in draconian measures to stop people going out. It’s very simple. The government have very limited ideas of what to do to combat this disease, therefore BLAIM THE PUBLIC. We have, over recent yea...
by RH20
27 Mar 2020, 2:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 269
Views: 12849

Re: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?

Round here a lot less busy. Plenty of tumbleweed blowing down the streets, and heard a noise in the background, sounded like wa oo wa oo wa oo wawa. Creaking signs blowing and doors slamming shut cos thars strangers in town. On a more serious note, there appears to be a lot more people on the local ...
by RH20
26 Mar 2020, 7:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 53330

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

It seems that Italy, Spain, and France appear to be in almost total lockdown, yet still the number of people contracting coronavirus is rising. Could anyone explain this? If more and more people are confined to their homes why are the numbers rising?
by RH20
11 Mar 2020, 8:07am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Extinction Rebellion - go slow Salisbury
Replies: 50
Views: 2265

Re: Extinction Rebellion - go slow Salisbury

There was a time in these green and pleasant lands when large employers built housing for their workers, these were close to the place of work. The world of work has changed dramatically since then. Short term contracts, job insecurity, centralisation to cut costs etc. All this means it is now almos...
by RH20
10 Mar 2020, 8:41am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Petition : Call for 3 points + £100 fine for NOT using indicators when driving
Replies: 52
Views: 2303

Re: Petition : Call for 3 points + £100 fine for NOT using indicators when driving

As already stated, there are already laws that deal with use of indicators. There are also laws that prohibit parking on double yellow lines, parking on pavements etc. It would appear that we have become a country that has laws/regulations that are in place but for some reason we do not enforce the ...
by RH20
11 Feb 2020, 2:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stem angle
Replies: 23
Views: 1057

Re: Stem angle

Hi, I am no expert in matters of bike fit, but, as general rule of thumb when it comes to stem length and handlebar rise. A good starting point is, top of the seat level with the top of the handlebars and then with your elbow touching the nose of the saddle, hand in line with forearm, if your finger...