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by Slowbike
Mon Jul 15, 2019 13:33 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Your rants here.
Replies: 17117
Views: 1041501

Re: Your rants here.

People always say they want things to be like when your kids could play in the streets, but then also want to use the streets where other people live as through routes because there's a lot of traffic. We are very fortunate (or was it just good planning?) that where we are now is very safe for kids...
by Slowbike
Mon Jul 15, 2019 13:11 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you
Replies: 13988
Views: 400934

Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Pinno wrote:Some people's boats are floated in ways that you just don't understand.

Mine float on water ....
by Slowbike
Mon Jul 15, 2019 13:05 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Punctures. Some lessons learned.
Replies: 32
Views: 773

Re: Punctures. Some lessons learned.

I never bother trying to repair a puncture at the side of the road. Just extract the wheel, lay the bike on it's side, extract the damaged tube, inflate to see if I can see what caused the flat & remove the offending item from the tyre, pop new tube in, reseat tyre, inflate, pickup bike, pop th...
by Slowbike
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Punctures. Some lessons learned.
Replies: 32
Views: 773

Re: Punctures. Some lessons learned.

I never bother trying to repair a puncture at the side of the road. Just extract the wheel, lay the bike on it's side, extract the damaged tube, inflate to see if I can see what caused the flat & remove the offending item from the tyre, pop new tube in, reseat tyre, inflate, pickup bike, pop the...
by Slowbike
Thu Jul 11, 2019 09:29 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: NHS and Amazon
Replies: 40
Views: 844

Re: NHS and Amazon

Who thought doctors would have been amongst the first victims of AI? Well I would for one although this probably isn't the mechanism. AI consistently outperforms medical professionals in diagnosing health issues in trials, won't be long before it's rolled out hopefully. Remote health monitoring and...
by Slowbike
Thu Jul 11, 2019 09:15 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Campervan
Replies: 57
Views: 1401

Re: Campervan

We've got one. Bought it a few years ago when we sold our sailing yacht. It's a PVC. It is rather useful - like I stayed in it before RL100 a couple of times - we go away for a weekend - or just take it down to the beach where we can use it as a base. We've been off summer camping in it too - been t...
by Slowbike
Wed Jul 10, 2019 21:37 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: NHS and Amazon
Replies: 40
Views: 844

Re: NHS and Amazon

Who thought doctors would have been amongst the first victims of AI? Well I would for one although this probably isn't the mechanism. AI consistently outperforms medical professionals in diagnosing health issues in trials, won't be long before it's rolled out hopefully. Remote health monitoring and...
by Slowbike
Wed Jul 10, 2019 15:27 pm
Forum: Tour & Expedition
Topic: Easiest cheapest Channel crossings?
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Easiest cheapest Channel crossings?

Newhaven Dieppe do indeed take bikes - loads of them - every time we go over ... :)
But quite how you get there from Edinburgh - there is a train station at Newhaven and it's around 100 miles from there to Paris (center where we went anyway)
So it depends how much time you've got ....
by Slowbike
Wed Jul 10, 2019 14:31 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: NHS and Amazon
Replies: 40
Views: 844

Re: NHS and Amazon

It can't be any worse than calling 111. I have no doubt that some people use 111 for seemingly obvious issues, but before condemning our 111 or 999 services - consider who is using them, and why. point me to where I've condemned 999 services? My point was about 111 and speaking to a trained advisor...
by Slowbike
Wed Jul 10, 2019 13:37 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: NHS and Amazon
Replies: 40
Views: 844

Re: NHS and Amazon

It can't be any worse than calling 111. Not a lot could be, NHS 111 is for people who haven't got the ability to google/learn about their symptoms and make and educated choice of what to do next. Out of hours medical advice when your GP is unavailable ... we've used it ... we could've googled it, b...
by Slowbike
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: NHS and Amazon
Replies: 40
Views: 844

Re: NHS and Amazon

Depends what it's returning.

If it is purely regurgitating what is already available on the NHS website, I don't see the problem (initially) - although I guess it'll be the entry point into AI diagnosis ... but didn't the GMC have an issue with some doctors running a web only surgery?
by Slowbike
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you
Replies: 13988
Views: 400934

Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Much the same will likely happen today as the wife is using my turbo for rehabilitation on her knee. I am expecting 15 minutes at 8 mph, automatically uploaded, and auto kudos. :lol: My wife has her own turbo software account for her use - and she automatically uploads everything as private .. but ...
by Slowbike
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Your rants here.
Replies: 17117
Views: 1041501

Re: Your rants here.

Ofcom complaint sent.
by Slowbike
Wed Jul 10, 2019 09:41 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you
Replies: 13988
Views: 400934

Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

PBlakeney wrote:I once got a kudos when I inadvertently uploaded a fettle test ride to the end of the street and back. All of 200m at 10mph. Muppets.

Sometimes I do give sarcastic kudos .... ;)
by Slowbike
Wed Jul 10, 2019 08:33 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you
Replies: 13988
Views: 400934

Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Friends who go on Strava after a few days off and give kudos for every activity you've done between their visits leaving a load of notifications for you to clear. Also, people who give kudos to someone on an activity of something like 'rode 0.01 miles' when it is obvious the person accidentally rec...
by Slowbike
Tue Jul 09, 2019 13:53 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up
Replies: 3566
Views: 119221

Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Well - I don't know about cheering me up - but I find it mildly amusing ... Joined the facebook group for parents of the new school Little Slowbike will be attending... on there they're complaining about damage to their cars and the congestion at dropoff/pickup ... Oh - it's soooo tempting to write ...
by Slowbike
Tue Jul 09, 2019 09:06 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Your rants here.
Replies: 17117
Views: 1041501

Re: Your rants here.

Quite simply - CLEAR UP AFTER YOUR DOG! Ok - it's a country foot/cyclepath and you may think that there aren't many users and it doesn't really matter because it's all natural and the rain will soon clear it away .... However, it's my sons route to pre-school - just next door to the footpath. We cyc...
by Slowbike
Thu Jul 04, 2019 13:00 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you
Replies: 342
Views: 9607

Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Only people who've grown up with modern STIs would describe DT shifters as suicide levers. I love their simplicity / flexibility. There's a certain satisfaction to be had from getting each gear change spot on, or going from one end of the cassette to the other in a single movement as you roll up to...
by Slowbike
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: How reliable are Garmin computers?
Replies: 47
Views: 1915

Re: How reliable are Garmin computers?

Hmm - perhaps a full factory reset didn't do a ... full factory reset ...
by Slowbike
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: How reliable are Garmin computers?
Replies: 47
Views: 1915

Re: How reliable are Garmin computers?

I don't recall my 820 taking long to setup - make some profiles so I can have different screens for different rides, configure the different screens, dick about with custom fields/apps then forget them and oh ... connect it to my phone. I'd agree with the "releasing before they're ready" -...

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