From: MasonS on 6 Dec 2009 11:28
On 6 Dec, 16:19, Phil W Lee <phil(at)lee-family(dot)me(dot)uk> wrote:
> Strangely Composed <h...(a)there.nowhere> considered Sun, 06 Dec 2009
> When I see a pedestrian freewheeling (freefooting?), I'll accept you
> have a point.- Hide quoted text -
Sadly due to whatever reason, it must be years since I used to skate
on the local park's pond. I think wet ice has a lower friction than
wheel bearings, so a ped might glide further than a cyclist in that
From: The Medway Handyman on 6 Dec 2009 11:32
> On 6 Dec, 13:22, Conor <co...(a)gmx.co.uk> wrote:
>> In article <9794ca9a-552a-4520-a03e-618921e70364
>> @x16g2000vbk.googlegroups.com>, Mas...(a)BP.com says...
>>> Don't car drivers have to eat as well?
>> Not to replace energy used to transport themselves.
>>> Stop clutching at straws.
>> You should.
>> I'm not prejudiced. I hate everybody equally.
> I eat about 2500 calories a day and am around 12 stone. A lot of my
> fat car driving workmates eat *far* more than I do to maintain their
> 18 stone plus weight. This bulk, plus their 1.5 tonne cars needs a lot
> of fossil fuel energy to shift on top of their carbon footprint caused
> by all of the lorries shifting their pies and sausage rolls up and
> down the land.
So your pro biotic yoghurt & muesli transport themselves do they?
Dave - The Medway Handyman
From: JNugent on 6 Dec 2009 11:33
> On 5 Dec, 23:08, JNugent <J...(a)noparticularplacetogo.com> wrote:
>> Mas...(a)BP.com wrote:
>>> Of course, cyclists pay for motorways...
>> Even you must be cringing at having typed that.
> Why? - it is true. Motorways, unlike local roads which are funded out
> of council tax are funded out of the big treasury pot that little old
> ladies cycling to the grocers pay into.
Keep telling yourself that.
From: JNugent on 6 Dec 2009 11:36
> JNugent <J...(a)noparticularplacetogo.com> wrote:
>> Mas...(a)BP.com wrote:
>>> Not all CO2 is the same.
>> You are one of Doug's sock puppets AICMFP.
> The carbon coming out of your car is *new* carbon that was previously
> locked away for millions of years.
> The carbon coming out in my breath *could* be the same carbon that
> Julius Caesar ate.
> Big difference. Otherwise this wouldn't happen.
> Simon Mason
No surprise there.
From: MasonS on 6 Dec 2009 11:37
On 6 Dec, 16:26, Phil W Lee <phil(at)lee-family(dot)me(dot)uk> wrote:
> "Mas...(a)BP.com" <Mas...(a)BP.com> considered Sun, 6 Dec 2009 04:33:34
> -0800 (PST) the perfect time to write:
> >£5 a gallon is about £1-10 a litre. I just bought some 95% water
> >called beer and it cost me £3 a litre.
> >Petrol is dirt cheap considering its journey to your tank.
> Which proves that if you derive your cycling calories from beer, you
> may well be paying more duty that the motorist.- Hide quoted text -
I have probably paid for the M25 on my own then!
Pauwel Kwak was £6.50 a litre in Waitrose and 97 RON only £1.20 a
litre earlier on today.