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by Pebble
20 Feb 2021, 12:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bill Gates' book and the Mars landers
Replies: 60
Views: 1187

Re: Bill Gates' book and the Mars landers

If we are going to use and manufacture steel then mining our own coal does not seem worse than importing it from places like Australia. Yes we need to use less steel and a more environmentally sound way to produce steel, but at the moment we need coking coal. The planned out put from the Cumbria mi...
by Pebble
20 Feb 2021, 10:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bill Gates' book and the Mars landers
Replies: 60
Views: 1187

Re: Bill Gates' book and the Mars landers

If we are going to use and manufacture steel then mining our own coal does not seem worse than importing it from places like Australia. Yes we need to use less steel and a more environmentally sound way to produce steel, but at the moment we need coking coal. The planned out put from the Cumbria min...
by Pebble
19 Feb 2021, 1:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camera mount
Replies: 12
Views: 325

Re: Camera mount

Ram-mount have this. You can buy components individually too if you needed, for example, a longer arm. Does your camera have image stabilisation? There is often a lot of vibration when mounting cameras directly to a bike. You might consider a chest mount which means your body dampens out vibration....
by Pebble
18 Feb 2021, 9:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 413
Views: 11429

Re: How's your weather?

forcecast is a little on the cold side for sunday!

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screenshot from the otherwise excellent Windy.com
https://www.windy.com/?55.377,-2.650,5
by Pebble
16 Feb 2021, 3:03pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Moderation regarding covid-19
Replies: 27
Views: 1033

Re: Moderation regarding covid-19

Personally I think the anti-vaxers are mad, but they should have a right to spout their nonsense - slippery slope moderating stuff out that we don't agree with.
by Pebble
16 Feb 2021, 9:31am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Perfect winters day on the road
Replies: 17
Views: 994

Re: Perfect winters day on the road

winters over, about 10 degrees hre yesterday, wonderful warm sunshine to ride in, however there was some messy bits as the thaw set in.

Down on the milfield plain the snow was just on the roads
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by Pebble
15 Feb 2021, 9:59am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Obesity epidemic and our addiction to oil
Replies: 25
Views: 1003

Re: Obesity epidemic and our addiction to oil

I know a lady who has been putting on 'just a little' weight year on year and I calculated that all it takes is a less than a chocolate bar a week over what she actually needs, to find herself two stone overweight ten years later. ' I have had something similar with myself of late. I have put on ov...
by Pebble
15 Feb 2021, 9:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 1969
Views: 64155

Re: Is Trump Mad?

I would agree, therefore, that when a major constitutional change is proposed which could have a lifetime effect a two thirds majority would probably better reflect the view of people. The SNP would be on a hiding to nothing then... Is that a problem? People are fickle, supermajorities should be re...
by Pebble
12 Feb 2021, 10:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Clicking wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: Clicking wheels

I had the same thing yesterday, a notable metallic click once per turn on the front wheel, loud enough for me to stop and investigate. Click was still present with front wheel lifted and spun. Could not find anything that was causing it, continued riding. the noise must have vanished later as I forg...
by Pebble
12 Feb 2021, 12:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 413
Views: 11429

Re: How's your weather?

just been outside (scottish borders) and as I went into the garage I could feel hands slightly sticking to the metal handle - had a look at the thermometer and it is -12°C (proper measurement in a stvenson box sort of thing) way lower than the forcast of -7
by Pebble
12 Feb 2021, 12:17am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Perfect winters day on the road
Replies: 17
Views: 994

Re: Perfect winters day on the road

Anyway- back to this wonderful weather. An absolute shocking -9°C as I set off this morning, but it was worth it, what a fantastic day to be out riding. 5 hours to do 36 miles :shock: spent too much time playing with the camera. Here are a few more pics - the trees were just amazing https://i.postim...
by Pebble
12 Feb 2021, 12:13am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Perfect winters day on the road
Replies: 17
Views: 994

Re: Perfect winters day on the road

Lovely. Off-topic - looks as if you've got a steerer extender on the bike. I'm thinking of getting one. Any issues? Excuse me for butting in.Had these extenders on two road bikes after a disc(back)problem.No issues apart from a small change in handling,soon adapted to.Taken them off when my back go...
by Pebble
11 Feb 2021, 9:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Perfect winters day on the road
Replies: 17
Views: 994

Re: Perfect winters day on the road

gbnz wrote:The first two look very similar to my winter walk yesterday (Nb. Somehow the 30-40 mile ride, has changed for a 10-12 mile walk in the past few days)

What part of the country is it?

the far north of notrhumberland
by Pebble
11 Feb 2021, 8:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Oiler
Replies: 26
Views: 865

Re: Chain Oiler

I would of thought the process of wiping dirty black oil from the chain after oiling was an important process in removing dirt - the new oil flushes out some of the dirty stuff inside the chain.
by Pebble
10 Feb 2021, 11:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Perfect winters day on the road
Replies: 17
Views: 994

Perfect winters day on the road

Just one of those rides that is near perfect, wish these were normal winter conditions https://i.postimg.cc/B6vmb9Cs/snw-1387.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/TPf78WLK/snw-1400.jpg Some very dark clouds start to gave chase https://i.postimg.cc/KzsJgq9T/snw-1407.jpg I tried to out run them, but couldn't http...