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by morstar
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: 1:59 challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 942

Re: 1:59 challenge

Presumably he could also have run this quickly if he did it on the track or on a downhill course. It's interesting that he has chosen to do it with the rotating pacemakers. Perhaps, this way is more marketable than the other ways. The track is not ideal as the bends are quite tight and you'd be spe...
by morstar
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Bercow & Swinson Meet Their EU Bosses to Receive New Orders
Replies: 38319
Views: 712829

Re: BREXIT - Bercow & Swinson Meet Their EU Bosses to Receive New Orders

I wonder if bringing May's deal back to parliament as part of the agreed surrender act and Parliament not agreeing to it is the PMs get out for not having to write the extention letter. I've been trying to think of a reason why the Benn amendment went through so easily. It is interesting that the L...
by morstar
Mon Oct 14, 2019 06:50 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Bercow & Swinson Meet Their EU Bosses to Receive New Orders
Replies: 38319
Views: 712829

Re: BREXIT - Bercow & Swinson Meet Their EU Bosses to Receive New Orders

I don't believe the current proposal gains any votes in the House versus the NI only backstop. With or without a consent mechanism? My feeling is it does gain more votes as the ERG and DUP are more likely to vote for it. It will be interesting to see how the voting stacks up when whatever deal is p...
by morstar
Sun Oct 13, 2019 20:58 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Bercow & Swinson Meet Their EU Bosses to Receive New Orders
Replies: 38319
Views: 712829

Re: BREXIT - Bercow & Swinson Meet Their EU Bosses to Receive New Orders

I don't believe the current proposal gains any votes in the House versus the NI only backstop. With or without a consent mechanism? My feeling is it does gain more votes as the ERG and DUP are more likely to vote for it. It will be interesting to see how the voting stacks up when whatever deal is p...
by morstar
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you
Replies: 1131
Views: 30054

Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Driven? None, but then I don't own a car and rarely drive. I have been in a few - they definitely accelerate to the back of the traffic jam noticeably quicker. Just accept that I am a lost cause. I'll not try to persuade you any further, but I do find it amusing that you can say that about somethin...
by morstar
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: British Cycling sucks!!
Replies: 81
Views: 3017

Re: British Cycling sucks!!

Actual cycling consists of producing watts, aerodynamics and bike handling. Virtual cycling eliminates 2 of those elements (with the exception of virtual super bikes which seems absurd in a racing scenario). I personally have ridden descents on virtual bikes at 50mph+ through 90 degree bends which ...
by morstar
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you
Replies: 1131
Views: 30054

Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Driven? None, but then I don't own a car and rarely drive. I have been in a few - they definitely accelerate to the back of the traffic jam noticeably quicker. Just accept that I am a lost cause. I'll not try to persuade you any further, but I do find it amusing that you can say that about somethin...
by morstar
Sun Oct 13, 2019 08:41 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you
Replies: 1131
Views: 30054

Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Driven? None, but then I don't own a car and rarely drive. I have been in a few - they definitely accelerate to the back of the traffic jam noticeably quicker. Just accept that I am a lost cause. I'll not try to persuade you any further, but I do find it amusing that you can say that about somethin...
by morstar
Sun Oct 13, 2019 08:25 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: British Cycling sucks!!
Replies: 81
Views: 3017

Re: British Cycling sucks!!

But previously you referred to it as 'actual' cycling, now you're referring to it as 'virtual' cycling. You've moved the goal posts. Wrong. I’ve never referred to swift as ‘actual’ cycling. Because it obviously isn’t.. But it obviously is. As per the dictionary definitions, it is the act of riding ...
by morstar
Sat Oct 12, 2019 19:37 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: 1:59 challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 942

Re: 1:59 challenge

Presumably he could also have run this quickly if he did it on the track or on a downhill course. It's interesting that he has chosen to do it with the rotating pacemakers. Perhaps, this way is more marketable than the other ways. The track is not ideal as the bends are quite tight and you'd be spe...
by morstar
Sat Oct 12, 2019 19:32 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: British Cycling sucks!!
Replies: 81
Views: 3017

Re: British Cycling sucks!!

I seem to recall skateboarding comes under UCi control or something daft like that. World Skate. Formerly FIRS (Federation Internationale de Roller Sport). Basically covers any skating activities off ice. I googled it after making the comment. It goes back to about 2011 when UCi was trying to bring...
by morstar
Sat Oct 12, 2019 19:03 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: British Cycling sucks!!
Replies: 81
Views: 3017

Re: British Cycling sucks!!

You could argue it's not cycling. The bike is reduced to an interface in a computer game. You could argue that cycling is the activity of moving from a to b on a two wheeled machine. Personally, I think turbo training with modern training platforms is great but it's training rather than actual cycl...
by morstar
Sat Oct 12, 2019 18:54 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: 1:59 challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 942

Re: 1:59 challenge

Presumably he could also have run this quickly if he did it on the track or on a downhill course. It's interesting that he has chosen to do it with the rotating pacemakers. Perhaps, this way is more marketable than the other ways. The track is not ideal as the bends are quite tight and you'd be spe...
by morstar
Sat Oct 12, 2019 17:49 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: 1:59 challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 942

Re: 1:59 challenge

ddraver wrote:Well, the UCI certainly do.

(Or used to...)

And they killed off the hour record with their approach.
by morstar
Sat Oct 12, 2019 16:54 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: British Cycling sucks!!
Replies: 81
Views: 3017

Re: British Cycling sucks!!

Bernal took 500,000 euros for winning the biggest annual sports event.The guy who won the fortnight tournament won 3,000000 dollars. None of that changes the fact that it's still just a computer game. A bit like comparing a fortnight tournament winner to an actual special forces soldier... Plenty o...
by morstar
Sat Oct 12, 2019 13:52 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Bercow & Swinson Meet Their EU Bosses to Receive New Orders
Replies: 38319
Views: 712829

Re: BREXIT - Bercow & Swinson Meet Their EU Bosses to Receive New Orders

So talking about growth misses the point. If staying the EU is about maxamising ecomonic growth and hoping that will magically fix our issues is again putting too much faith in our current system which has delivered this mess. I wish the remain side stopped talking about growth and started looking ...
by morstar
Sat Oct 12, 2019 07:04 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: 1:59 challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 942

Re: 1:59 challenge

Have they explained why the runners are forming a concave v shape and not a convex one? In my simple mind they are channelling the air inwards rather than away from Kipchoge.
by morstar
Fri Oct 11, 2019 19:15 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Things you have recently learnt
Replies: 443
Views: 9797

Re: Things you have recently learnt

how fast you have to run to do a marathon in 2 hours https://youtu.be/Ds21U7coQzI and someone is trying to do it!! yikes! At the age of 18 (ISH) I had done a little bit of distance running and decided to go out onto the track to run a 5 min mile. I was an OK runner (compared to the normal populatio...
by morstar
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Maybe we are not doomed after all
Replies: 195
Views: 11957

Re: Maybe we are not doomed after all

Dyson cars. The company best known for its vacuums and domestic appliances bought the disused airfield at Hullavington two years ago. Dyson has already renovated two hangars built in 1938 at the 517-acre site. That redevelopment has cost £84m and the next phase of the airfield's development would t...
by morstar
Fri Oct 11, 2019 09:50 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Bercow & Swinson Meet Their EU Bosses to Receive New Orders
Replies: 38319
Views: 712829

Re: BREXIT - Bercow & Swinson Meet Their EU Bosses to Receive New Orders

Forecasting: Stop thinking of it as an absolute exercise in predicting the future. It's a tool to measure against and plan with. A business sets a target of doubling turnover from £50M to £100M over 5 years. It doesn't use a forecast and after 2 years they are at £60M. They have no idea whether they...

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