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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby swill453 » April 28th, 2021, 8:31 pm

AleisterCrowley wrote:Well you can smoke outside I guess ? No idea what Scotland's rules are this week - is it no booze indoors but ok on the street or something?

Pubs, restaurants and cafes can serve everything indoors except alcohol. Alcohol can only be served to tables outdoors, and until 10pm.

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Postby AleisterCrowley » April 28th, 2021, 8:53 pm

Bonkers!

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby swill453 » April 28th, 2021, 8:55 pm

It's all about the science!

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Snorvey » May 6th, 2021, 8:56 am

I've seen this chap out around town a few times, but never on the cyclepath between the 2 local towns (see Mad Max - Fury Road for a reasonable depiction)

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Postby bungeejumper » May 6th, 2021, 9:02 am

Hmmm, is that barbed wire in the falling-off zone? :| The parachute's a nice touch, though.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby UncleEbenezer » May 6th, 2021, 10:41 am

Fine view from up there. Just think of the snaps you could get on one!

I wonder if those things are actually road-legal? Presumably it would need a special exemption to the rules about having effective brakes that apply to modern bikes and other vehicles.

You remind me of when I sometimes saw a unicyclist in our lanes. Turned out he was commuting on it, between home in Princetown (heart of Dartmoor) and work on the edge of Dartmoor - a route that would be hard work on a regular bike!

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Postby servodude » May 6th, 2021, 11:51 am

UncleEbenezer wrote:Fine view from up there. Just think of the snaps you could get on one!

I wonder if those things are actually road-legal? Presumably it would need a special exemption to the rules about having effective brakes that apply to modern bikes and other vehicles.

You remind me of when I sometimes saw a unicyclist in our lanes. Turned out he was commuting on it, between home in Princetown (heart of Dartmoor) and work on the edge of Dartmoor - a route that would be hard work on a regular bike!


I was stopped by a pretendy polis, at a footbridge across a creek that has a sign that indicates you shouldn't ride a bike across
- everyone does though..
That's why there were a bunch of commuters being held up and asked for their names and details.
Up rolls a guy on a unicycle
He track stands while this fake polis tries to explain why the wee bike sign applies to him despite it looking nothing like the thing he is sat on. Eventually the guy in the cheap cop cosplay gives up and off scoots the clown on the unicycle..
..his feet were higher than the handrail over the bridge!
Impressive it was... but more bollox than sense really
-sd

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Postby jfgw » May 6th, 2021, 12:09 pm

UncleEbenezer wrote:I wonder if those things are actually road-legal? Presumably it would need a special exemption to the rules about having effective brakes that apply to modern bikes and other vehicles.


The feet act as a front brake. That one also appears to have at least a back brake. Conventional fixies only need a front brake to be legal, the feet act as a rear brake.

According to this site,
Penny farthings etc: where the bike is constructed so that “the pedals act on any wheel or on the axle of any wheel without the interposition of any gearing or chain”, none of the braking requirements apply – so it seems that they can be ridden without brakes. (PCCUR r. 9(1)(a))

https://ukcyclerules.wordpress.com/2011 ... ke-brakes/


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Postby gryffron » May 6th, 2021, 12:42 pm

jfgw wrote:Penny farthings etc: where the bike is constructed so that “the pedals act on any wheel or on the axle of any wheel without the interposition of any gearing or chain”, none of the braking requirements apply – so it seems that they can be ridden without brakes. (PCCUR r. 9(1)(a))

So a child's trike is a road legal vehicle

:shock:

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Postby jfgw » May 6th, 2021, 5:29 pm

gryffron wrote:So a child's trike is a road legal vehicle


The rules for tricycles are different. From the same site ( https://ukcyclerules.wordpress.com/2011 ... ke-brakes/ ),

Tricycles which aren’t adapted for carrying goods still need to have two independent braking systems, but it’s acceptable to have both brakes operating on the single wheel (whether it’s at the back or the front). (PCCUR r. 9(2))

So it would need at least one brake in addition to the feet.


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Postby Snorvey » May 15th, 2021, 11:48 am

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Streaks of light are seen as Israel's Iron Dome system intercepts rockets launched from Gaza

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20385306

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Postby swill453 » May 16th, 2021, 10:48 am

Had a trip up north recently, including visiting the spectacular Sandwood Bay. This is a mile-long sandy beach, with a freshwater loch just inland. It's four miles from the nearest road, so a bit of an expedition to even get there. The pictures didn't really do it justice, in sunshine it's even more beautiful.

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Postby kiloran » May 16th, 2021, 11:11 am

swill453 wrote:Had a trip up north recently, including visiting the spectacular Sandwood Bay. This is a mile-long sandy beach, with a freshwater loch just inland. It's four miles from the nearest road, so a bit of an expedition to even get there. The pictures didn't really do it justice, in sunshine it's even more beautiful.

Scott.

Green with envy. Sandwood Bay is just stunning. I ventured into the sea many years back and it was friggin' freezing!

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Postby genou » May 16th, 2021, 11:26 am

swill453 wrote:Had a trip up north recently, including visiting the spectacular Sandwood Bay.
Scott.


Inspired an album by Duncan Chisholm - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FpdWOarp_8

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Postby UncleEbenezer » May 16th, 2021, 11:32 am

swill453 wrote:Had a trip up north recently, including visiting the spectacular Sandwood Bay.

Out of curiosity, how much of that is tidal? The sandy spit that dominates the middle: does that go under at high tide? Conversely, does the water between you and it all-but vanish at low tide?

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby kiloran » May 16th, 2021, 12:00 pm

UncleEbenezer wrote:
swill453 wrote:Had a trip up north recently, including visiting the spectacular Sandwood Bay.

Out of curiosity, how much of that is tidal? The sandy spit that dominates the middle: does that go under at high tide? Conversely, does the water between you and it all-but vanish at low tide?

I've walked across the bay 10-12 times and never seen the water much higher than in Scott's photo. The loch to the left is fresh water

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandwood_Bay

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Postby swill453 » May 16th, 2021, 12:11 pm

UncleEbenezer wrote:
swill453 wrote:Had a trip up north recently, including visiting the spectacular Sandwood Bay.

Out of curiosity, how much of that is tidal? The sandy spit that dominates the middle: does that go under at high tide? Conversely, does the water between you and it all-but vanish at low tide?

The water in the foreground is a river flowing out of the freshwater loch to the left into the sea (to the right, obviously).

Not sure how much of the sand to the centre right would disappear under high tide, I'd expect quite a lot of it.

Scott.

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Postby scotia » May 16th, 2021, 3:57 pm

swill453 wrote:Had a trip up north recently, including visiting the spectacular Sandwood Bay. This is a mile-long sandy beach, with a freshwater loch just inland. It's four miles from the nearest road, so a bit of an expedition to even get there. The pictures didn't really do it justice, in sunshine it's even more beautiful.

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Scott.

Did you see the mermaid that's reputed to visit the bay? She wasn't there when I visited. :)

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Postby UncleEbenezer » May 16th, 2021, 4:22 pm

scotia wrote:Did you see the mermaid that's reputed to visit the bay? She wasn't there when I visited. :)

Any relation of my favourite mermaid?

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Postby csearle » May 16th, 2021, 10:24 pm

ImageI own (or am legally permitted to post) the content of this image.
This picture was taken today by my son (also a Fool here). It shows Wallasea and Foulness as viewed from a transit of Southend airport's class D airspace.

For me it has the significance that in pursuit of an augmented reality game, Ingress, I have been boating along these rivers (The Crouch, left and the Roach, right) to get to the remote islands.

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