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by dan_b
24 Feb 2009, 11:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Do you get 'competitive' when spotting a fellow cyclist?
Replies: 36
Views: 2628

Yes, every time. Though in central london there's really not much opportunity for a good race - it usually ends up turning on who's prepared to take more risks filtering/jumping lights. I used to enjoy racing fixie riders in the days when I was skating to work. For some reason being overtaken by a b...
by dan_b
24 Feb 2009, 11:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Buying a Camera => invasion of privacy
Replies: 38
Views: 2181

Even if you write to tell them, they will reply saying that "many people who say they don't need a licence actually do" and that a crack squad of agents will be making a visit soon in any case. This bit annoys me. I think they claim that 1 in 3 people who claim not to need a licence are i...
by dan_b
24 Feb 2009, 11:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: lent
Replies: 107
Views: 3702

Hector's House wrote:That year I gave up CDs

Buying? Reviewing? Listening to? Or is this some kind of CD other than a Compact Disc?

This year I'm giving up buying bicycles for Lent, but that's mostly because I need the money for new skates
by dan_b
24 Feb 2009, 5:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Passing and blowing.
Replies: 59
Views: 4025

One thing is sure: it's not cool to look back after you've overtaken another cyclist. Hmm. I usually check over my left shoulder before pulling back into secondary (assuming the road conditions are appropriate to be riding in secondary position), just to make sure there's nothing coming up my insid...
by dan_b
24 Feb 2009, 5:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ran a Red Light > I'll be hearing from the courts!
Replies: 170
Views: 21629

If everyone who crossed the stop line with signal at red was prosecuted, there would be many fewer cars on our roads. We've all seen the drivers who stop behind the line then edge forwards across it 30 seconds later apparently because they're bored of waiting ... What you did was illegal, but I'd be...
by dan_b
24 Feb 2009, 2:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: lent
Replies: 107
Views: 3702

And, as all good Catholics can tell you, doesn't include Sundays. Can't fast on a feast day, you see
by dan_b
24 Feb 2009, 2:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Buying a Camera => invasion of privacy
Replies: 38
Views: 2181

What Mick said - if you are watching the programmes at the time they are broadcast, you need a licence (no matter what technology/medium you're receiving them on) but for time-delayed viewing you don't[*]. A quick browse around the iplayer site fails to show a "watch now" option, but I mig...
by dan_b
20 Feb 2009, 3:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Calories
Replies: 32
Views: 2128

Mars bar ~ 300 kcals, from memory, so yeah.

100kcal for a beer is also a bit low, I think. Definitely doesn't include Guinness ;-)
by dan_b
19 Feb 2009, 11:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Confused about gears
Replies: 14
Views: 915

drossall wrote:On a more practical modern level, it's easier to compare inches
Yup. On some forums pretty much every single thread devolves into a comparison of inches

Er, that wasn't terribly constructive. Let me attempt to mke up for it by offering a link to Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Gear Calculator
by dan_b
18 Feb 2009, 3:58pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: disgraceful comments by a motorcyclist
Replies: 12
Views: 1186

It's just perception, innit? When i ride in to work I mostly see the transgressions of motor vehicles. When I get the bus I see cyclists doing stupid things (mostly related to going up the inside of the bus). I don't even think it's a problem of perception, it's just about the relative speeds of dif...
by dan_b
18 Feb 2009, 3:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Buying a Camera => invasion of privacy
Replies: 38
Views: 2181

Perversely, there is no requirement for a licence to watch time-delayed TV over the internet (e.g. on iplayer). I'm waiting for the day they come around and point at the big set in the corner which is used for that purpose (is not tuned in or connected to an aerial) - it should should be a better ar...
by dan_b
18 Feb 2009, 2:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Buying a Camera => invasion of privacy
Replies: 38
Views: 2181

Hey, that's my postcode too! We must be neighbours
by dan_b
13 Feb 2009, 11:50am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Non-appearance of goods
Replies: 10
Views: 1522

AlanN wrote: What are you going to do if your credit card bill is due for payment and you still have nothing?

Tell them you don't have the money in stock and will despatch it as soon as it becomes available
by dan_b
3 Feb 2009, 12:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Passing and blowing.
Replies: 59
Views: 4025

Fitting panniers and mudguards to my around-town bike was possibly the best thing I ever did, then
by dan_b
2 Feb 2009, 2:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Most Ecologically Benign Common Bike Frame Material?
Replies: 24
Views: 1368

The 1980's bike which isnt ridden is still in perfect condition and will last forever, so in that case steel was best. Well, not really. If it's never used it's doing nothing to reduce the number of journeys you might otherwise make by less efficient forms of transport, and it would have been more ...