In the news yesterday....

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In the news yesterday....

Postby eileithyia » 9 Dec 2009, 12:15pm

...Richard Branson's flights into space. Fascinating the presenter informed us a return ticket would cost £xxxx

I am so glad the tickets are returns, not sure a single would be of much use to anyone, unless we are going to displace convicts again! :lol:
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Re: In the news yesterday....

Postby Si » 9 Dec 2009, 1:12pm

but are there adequate spaces for bikes ?!?!?!?

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Re: In the news yesterday....

Postby kwackers » 9 Dec 2009, 2:10pm

Si wrote:but are there adequate spaces for bikes ?!?!?!?

No point. Modern science has proven that cycling in space is not the 'top' pastime it was once thought.

There are a number or reasons:-

1. No point in helmets since no helmet on earth is going to save you from a 50,000mph collision with a space ship. And no helmets means no helmet threads.

2. Space is big and thus dedicated cycle lanes are very wide indeed (apart from the odd parked spaceship). Big cycle lanes means no point in cycle lane threads.

3. You can't hear your iPod in space due to the vacuum between the earpiece and your eardrum. No iPods means no space zombies means no zombie threads.

4. There are no traffic lights in space. So no RLJ threads.

5. Poor view. Once you're a million miles from home the view is extremely poor and monotonous.

6. Suitable clothing is restrictive and sweaty.

7. SPD's are a MUST! Otherwise you'll drift away from your bike when you first press down.


However there are some good points!

1. Fixie riders can now stop pedalling and rest without slowing down.

2. Once you've got speed up you can stop pedalling and 'downhill' for as long as you like.

3. No junctions! Although it is a free for all...

4. No punctures! (Puncture fairies don't work in vacuums).

5. Your bike never needs cleaning.

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Re: In the news yesterday....

Postby Si » 9 Dec 2009, 2:58pm

1. No point in helmets since no helmet on earth is going to save you from a 50,000mph collision with a space ship. And no helmets means no helmet threads.


Actually, last time that happened to me the doctor at A&E said that the helmet saved my life.

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Re: In the news yesterday....

Postby Mick F » 9 Dec 2009, 3:15pm

Great stuff!

What about hills? Cycling is no fun without hills. And won't we just go round in circles (orbit), not actually getting anywhere?
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Re: In the news yesterday....

Postby kwackers » 9 Dec 2009, 3:30pm

Mick F wrote:Great stuff!

What about hills? Cycling is no fun without hills. And won't we just go round in circles (orbit), not actually getting anywhere?

Hills still exist, they're just known as gravity wells. Apparently the ultimate cycling experience is cycling across a black hole - the climb on the far side can really make your legs burn!

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Re: In the news yesterday....

Postby Mick F » 9 Dec 2009, 3:34pm

From what I remember, cycling across a POT hole made my legs burn!
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Re: In the news yesterday....

Postby hubgearfreak » 9 Dec 2009, 4:26pm

i'm sure i speak for all of those of us familiar with cycling in lincolnshire, when i say that we'd relish a bike ride without a headwind :mrgreen:

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Re: In the news yesterday....

Postby Si » 9 Dec 2009, 4:48pm

But where's the cafe?

Will the first manned space station on Mars have a CTC winged Wheel on it?

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Re: In the news yesterday....

Postby ferrit worrier » 9 Dec 2009, 7:44pm

Si wrote:But where's the cafe?

Will the first manned space station on Mars have a CTC winged Wheel on it?


Thats the restuarant at the end of the universe as in the "Hitch Hikers guide to the Galaxy". It's just clicked, The answer to life the universe and everything, 42, of course its the number of spokes in the universal wheel.

"Report that pot hole" would be "Fill that black hole" Cycle computors would need an extra half dozen digits to cope with high speeds.
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Re: In the news yesterday....

Postby Brian » 9 Dec 2009, 9:11pm

Remember to try and avoid all the traffic around the fourth Planet from Earth. Its a pain in Uranus.

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Re: In the news yesterday....

Postby Colin63 » 9 Dec 2009, 9:40pm

Just took this picture from my back garden looking up to the north. It's a constellation I've never seen before.