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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: May 05, 2020, 06:45:11 PM »
Anyone else detecting a growing gap between UK Ministers and the scientific advisers standing alongside. By Borisís own logic, the public will only see the simple message - the UK has the highest death rate in Europe. Looks like that is just going to get worse so they are screwed and the cracks are appearing.  In due course thereíll be any amount of experts being thrown under the bus by Ministers and vice versa.  Itís an awful tragedy.

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General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: May 05, 2020, 05:12:44 PM »
Is the social distancing on the plane not a waste of time with the air being recycled through the aircon anyway ?

aircraft filters stop viruses, you will probably get it directly.
Who told you that one?

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General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: May 04, 2020, 11:08:18 PM »
I am in the same boat
Deposit paid 7/800 quick
Have final payment to pay double that
Iím going in the middle of July
Now here is the thing
Iím hoping itís cancelled as I donít really want to go now and I would say a lot of people are thinking that.
But what if the companyís sense this and donít cancel Iím left that I go eve though I donít want too?
Any thoughts?

Hard to see July hols going ahead . Large groups from all over Europe flying and spending time congregated in a small area then all going home during a pandemic while there is no vaccine..Ryanair just sacked 5000 people becauae O' Leary doesnt see much business this year. Millions of people have paid deposits  Compensation  is a political issue.  Holiday companies will also have to be bailed out.

Good luck
That makes a lot of sense, but then again when you see a picture today of a packed flight from Belfast to Dublin it makes you think the airlines wonít care and if the Spanish need to get tourism up and running to save their economy, then would you be that surprised if July holidays do go ahead. 

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General discussion / Re: Cycling
« on: May 04, 2020, 08:42:32 PM »
I think the biggest problem we face here is ignorance...in Europe you can cycle anywhere and it's very rare for motorists to hoot the horn or try to clip you with their wing mirrors but here it's like "i'll put manners in them feckers" attitude. Cycling is getting more popular and all the motorists that are in their rush to get where they're going will have to adopt, cyclists have the same right to be on the road as any other vehicle so deal with it.
If you're driving behind a tractor you won't try to clip him with your wing mirror to learn them manners but you're prepared to do it to cyclists...Form of bullying TBH. The culture is here to stay so we'll have to adopt and learn to be more patient and pass cyclists when it is safe to do so, if your journey takes you an extra 15 seconds it'll hardly destroy your day.
For every bad cyclist there's a bad motorist but hopefully both with catch themselves on and learn to respect each other...when cyclists are in a group they should pull over when it's safe to do so and let the queue of traffic pass, cars should give cyclists the room and space to pass when it is safe to do so...It's all about safety folks, no cyclist wants to get hurt and no motorist wants to have to go to some home and tell the wife and kids that i've just knocked your husband/father off the bike and he's on his way to hospital (or worse leaving a wreath at the house).

So the next time you're passing a bike slow down and have a gawk at the bike and admire the fine piece of engineering.
So next time youíre cycling towards two pedestrians on a country road, slow down and give them a plenty wide berth.

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General discussion / Re: Cycling
« on: May 03, 2020, 10:33:02 PM »
Firstly you're not allowed/supposed to ride the bike on the pavement...
As a club cyclist I would never nor have i ever seen a cyclist that would cycle towards walkers...doesn't make sense.
In your defences...the amount of people that have taken up cycling since the lock down is unreal and a lot of them are not experienced on the road nor have they a clue of the dangers and what to look out for, I seen a group of about 6 cyclists today who where obviously just mates on the bike weaving all over the road trying to get up a hill that i was going down and that's what you're up against.
ďIn your defencesĒ?  Hardly, I know a bike when itís coming straight at me for longer than it feels comfortable, and thereís plenty of Lycra and fancy gear so they arenít Johnny come latelyís.

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General discussion / Re: Cycling
« on: May 03, 2020, 09:41:50 PM »
When Iím driving, cyclists go two wide and I have to pull out.  When Iím walking in twoís theyíd cycle  over the top of you.  Which is it?
Is it the same cyclists or are you just generalising?
Iím doing a lot of walking and Iíve noticed about an equal split - some cyclists pull well out to go past, but quite a few come straight at you. I find it quite ironic as motorists are forever get cautioned for not giving cyclists space.

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General discussion / Re: Cycling
« on: May 03, 2020, 03:44:53 PM »
When Iím driving, cyclists go two wide and I have to pull out.  When Iím walking in twoís theyíd cycle  over the top of you.  Which is it?

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General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: May 03, 2020, 01:39:40 PM »
Pay the balance on the holiday resort booking for Spain in late July, or cut my losses now?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: May 03, 2020, 01:36:34 PM »
Thankfully things have continued to evolve and for example Seanie OíShea has come along playing a fairly traditional number 11 role.  Thank god.

Sean O'Shea is a traditional no 11 type player but he doesn't play in that role for Kerry. He's more of a spoiler and workhorse of a player who gets up and down and can take a score.
Thereís a lot more to his game than workhorse, spoiler and frees.  Heís a class act, only 20 and pulled Dublin to pieces in last years final - has the potential to put number 11 back on the map.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: May 03, 2020, 01:15:33 PM »
Thankfully things have continued to evolve and for example Seanie OíShea has come along playing a fairly traditional number 11 role.  Thank god.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: May 02, 2020, 08:21:01 PM »
The problem with temperature checking is that not everyone with Covid has a temperature and not everyone with a temperature has Covid.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: April 29, 2020, 06:08:55 PM »
Can anyone answering me this - we went into lockdown at the end of March, say 30 days ago, and the virus has 14 day risk period - should we not be seeing much lower figures than we are in terms of new cases?  Iím getting increasingly pessimistic that this virus is very stubborn and has still plenty of fight left in it.  Where are these new cases coming from if we are spending most of our time in the house?

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: April 29, 2020, 06:03:39 PM »
I could but thatís a lot of wear and tear, Iím not as young as some of you bucks.

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: April 29, 2020, 04:42:24 PM »
5k brisk walk every day, or 5k run twice per week.  Which is better?  Any thoughts.

On average since lockdown Iíve been doing on average 15 per day. So over 340 miles since I stopped working, mainly walking the dogs. So to answer that Iíd say keeping fit Iíd rather run 3 days a week than walk everyday as I would noticed a difference in my fitness over walking than running
Weíre walking 5k every day and my calves are in knots!  I think Iíd feel fitter if I ran it 2 or 3 times a week, but then getting out for a walk every evening is good for the head as well.  I suppose itís all a trade off.

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: April 29, 2020, 01:26:39 PM »
5k brisk walk every day, or 5k run twice per week.  Which is better?  Any thoughts.

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