A traditional differential will result in only one wheel receiving driving force, then one might assume that if the engine is acting as a retarding force rather than a drive force, then it too, acts only on one wheel.
In drive, when one wheel loses traction, “all” drive force goes to the spinning wheel.
Engine braking, when one wheel locks up,…[Read more]
Stoner replied to the topic The STW Ski & Snowboard thread. The 2019-2020 season in the forum Chat Forum 6 days ago
Bit late for a report, but we had excellent conditions for 4 out of 5 days over Christmas in the PDS. Plenty of good condition hardpacked base, a bit of fresh on top, but most importantly blue sky and sunshine and perfect temperatures.
Half way through the break I realised my 19 Yr Old Northwave snowboard boots…[Read more]
Stoner replied to the topic French Pyrenees Campsites/Self Catering Recommendations in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago
there’s obviously a lot of variation in the competition for places. Its daft that there are the same number of team slots for every age grade and for lots of different distances/disciplines.
The qualification policy for most of the team places is simply:
“- Athletes finishing in the first 4 places per age group but outside 120% of the winner of…[Read more]
Stoner replied to the topic If you were an astronaut, would you rather go to space on top of….. in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago
Spin, no that’s not entirely how qualification works.
You have to win or place 2nd or 3rd in one of the three qualifying races in the UK. i.e. be one of the best in the country for your age. A couple of places below those automatic qualification are on a performance (%) count back from the group winner. Generally the top 6 or 7 in the team are…[Read more]
Stoner replied to the topic Northern Spain (or S France) Outdoorsyish places in early August in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago
+1 for Bagnères-de-Luchon
also big +1 for Florac. Have been a number of times, lovely part of the world to be based. Good to explore from as well as stuff to do nearby.
Wrote this thread about riding round there some years ago
I can see where the GB Age group is a bit suspect, but as a national marker it is pretty good mainly because it is competitive – people genuinely want to fight for championship qualification.
GB are the only nation to always take a full team to the Euros (100s of athletes), the management even give lectures to other nation teams on how to build…[Read more]
there’s nothing funnier than watching runnerists jump, sodden, and with bambi-on-ice legs, on to their bike, look down to see they left it in small sprocket and mash the chain across the cassette/chainwheel, ripping the mech off and collapse on the floor in a pile of gibber just at the exit of transition. It makes watching Mrs S* compete…[Read more]
Stoner replied to the topic New phone advice needed. ( huge battery life, no apps). in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago
2x in the house now.
Monsterous battery, lasts for days.
Easy to clean up back to virtually stock android very quickly. Just switch off the Moto Actions and you’d hardly know it was a motorola.
as matt says, Wibit @ Les Gets is a blast.
For a 7yr old there’s not a lot of riding on the mountains, save for taking the greens easy on Serrausaix as other’s have mentioned.
The “Chemin du Rennard” is the trail along the banks of la Dranse that runs through Morzine. Lovely bar at Erigné…[Read more]
banana that’s fantastic. That’s a log store like my wine rack!
“darling what do you fancy tonight?”
“oh and dont know sweetheart, maybe something earthy and bold…oh!…look! a 2008 chateau d’Ash that will go perfectly with our langoustine!”
Ive been tied up but this is just the distraction I needed
Ive got four or more wood stores. Here’s a…[Read more]
Stoner replied to the topic I need 20 laptops/chromebooks, recommendations – cheap in the forum Chat Forum 2 weeks ago
have a chat w https://www.morgancomputers.co.uk/ too
they might have a pile of ex corporate laptops they can build up with consistent, simple image/browser etc
£200 ex VAT
Stoner replied to the topic Argggghhhh lethal brake rotors and spannering injuries. in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago
I plead the four and a half-th
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