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by Flinders
26 Jan 2019, 4:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Walking trousers
Replies: 20
Views: 1219

Re: Walking trousers

I tend just to wear thermal leggings. Just cheap bog standard cotton ones from Millets. I wouldn't wear a cotton top, I go for wickable/breathable there, but I don't get sweaty legs, so I don't see reason to spend more money when cotton is very comfortable. Nice and comfy, nothing to rub. If it rain...
by Flinders
26 Jan 2019, 4:24pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?
Replies: 168
Views: 18733

Re: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?

thirdcrank wrote:
Flinders wrote:.... Maybe Thirdcrank can put us straight on this one?


I've only just seen this but I've already covered it (I think) in a post at 0840 today above.

Sorry, must have missed that.
by Flinders
26 Jan 2019, 4:19pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?
Replies: 168
Views: 18733

Re: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?

Caught exceeding the maximum speed limit, twice? :? I am proud to report that I was stopped for 'speed', once in 31 years, Constable Sargent noticed that I was driving slowly, followed me home, he wondered if I had been drinking Of course not! Have driven automatics but mostly manual I think automa...
by Flinders
26 Jan 2019, 4:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!
Replies: 206
Views: 16013

Re: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!

She denies having such knowledge and reports there being no signs. Either inadequate signage by the organisers, unfortunate on her part to have missed the or she's being disingenuous. On the other hand even if there are signs she still has every right to be there and to expect due care by people ra...
by Flinders
21 Jan 2019, 4:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20127
Views: 494996

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Labour and/or Remain supporting MP's get all upset when they get put under the same spotlight regarding their views as Conservative and/or Leave supporting MP's.l We've given enough examples by now. Since the referendum, Leave supporting MPs have been more dishonest and less consistent than those s...
by Flinders
21 Jan 2019, 4:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20127
Views: 494996

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Labour and/or Remain supporting MP's get all upset when they get put under the same spotlight regarding their views as Conservative and/or Leave supporting MP's.l We've given enough examples by now. Since the referendum, Leave supporting MPs have been more dishonest and less consistent than those s...
by Flinders
21 Jan 2019, 3:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duke In Rollover
Replies: 427
Views: 13302

Re: Duke In Rollover

“We could see the Land Rover about 150 yards from us at a junction, then it started to move,” she said. “I kept thinking he was going to stop but he didn’t … My friend was braking and seemed so in control but I was terrified.” https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jan/20/prince-philip-has-not-sa...
by Flinders
21 Jan 2019, 3:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?
Replies: 168
Views: 18733

Re: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?

Generally older people are involved in fewer accidents than young people apparently. As someone said there's reasons why this is a misleading bit of information relating to the issue of being fit to drive. It doesn't factor in typical driving times (off peak driving safer than peak driving), miles ...
by Flinders
21 Jan 2019, 3:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?
Replies: 168
Views: 18733

Re: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?

Wouldn't it be brilliant if it transpired that he wasn't actually insured? It is quite possible that he is not. I understand that the Crown has exemption. I believe Crown properties and departments do not insure. As I understand it, car insurance is a legal requirement, not an option. On properties...
by Flinders
20 Jan 2019, 7:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duke In Rollover
Replies: 427
Views: 13302

Re: Duke In Rollover

Speed is the problem not sunlight If one can not see far one should slow down, maybe stop or go another way I still don't think the sun to the southwest has much to do with being able to see a car coming from the north. Passenger in the other car says it was overcast in https://www.mirror.co.uk/new...
by Flinders
19 Jan 2019, 3:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Really creepy experience cycling home tonight (I did solve the mystery eventually)
Replies: 32
Views: 5084

Re: Really creepy experience cycling home tonight (I did solve the mystery eventually)

Buzzards round here have attacked cyclists- going for their helmets. And buzzards are big so-and-sos close up- their wingspan can be best part of five feet (Barn owls are more like 3 1/2 feet). The A51 around Sandon is a known place for it. I've not experienced it directly, but have had buzzards fly...
by Flinders
17 Jan 2019, 8:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How did you vote in 2016? How would you vote now?
Replies: 73
Views: 1575

Re: How did you vote in 2016? How would you vote now?

Hi, 50 % Out 44% Remain 6% Abstain Maybe a bit more accurate than polls of late? A poll of about 30 people (so far) from a small sub-group (cyclists posting on a specific subset of a specific forum) is 'more accurate' than polls of thousands carefully structured to try and eliminate bias in selecti...
by Flinders
17 Jan 2019, 8:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How did you vote in 2016? How would you vote now?
Replies: 73
Views: 1575

Re: How did you vote in 2016? How would you vote now?

I voted leave and I'd do it again, those bullies in Brussels make me more determine than ever..... not forgetting the scaremongering coming from the remainers. Theresa May should go now and let a true brexitier handle the exit negotiations. Shame on Tony Blair, I regret supporting him with my vote....
by Flinders
14 Jan 2019, 9:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wood Burners
Replies: 170
Views: 3722

Re: Wood Burners

PDQ Mobile wrote:
Ps dry wood on open fires is not very polluting but very inefficient (though very romantic!).. Some 70% of the available heat just dissapears up the flue.

Depends. Ours is open, but a special convecting design, so we lose very little heat.
by Flinders
14 Jan 2019, 9:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20127
Views: 494996

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Not us. No more than normal, anyway. Usually have a freezer or two with stuff - bread takes up much of the space. Cat food is stacked on the shelves in the porch, but we do have three of the damned things. Parrot food comes in big sacks, so she's happy. Beer probably won't be an issue as I tend to ...