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« Reply #45 on: April 20, 2020, 12:34:19 PM »

Am fine , just wish they have not invented helicopters ....

Good to have an electric bike right now ,    and  boy , thats a monster of power , that motor of 250 watt  , never thought so

Yep - its quite surprising how little power you need on a bike. If I do a 50 mile ride, I'll be averaging less than 100w and maybe 10 - 12 mph. So 250W is a decent bit of ooomph. Admittedly, I'm not Chris Froome, but I hope you get the point.
Not that I'm doing 50 milers right now. Keeping mileage modest in the spirit of the current situation  Grin
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« Reply #46 on: April 20, 2020, 01:29:40 PM »

And from me
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« Reply #47 on: April 20, 2020, 01:33:36 PM »

My bike ride yesterday may have been a bit longer than some would consider acceptable during lockdown, but I was riding solo and barely saw another human being...
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« Reply #48 on: April 21, 2020, 01:49:21 PM »

My bike ride yesterday may have been a bit longer than some would consider acceptable during lockdown, but I was riding solo and barely saw another human being...

Indeed so. However, there's been so much adverse comments around the place about people "exceeding" the exercise "limits" (Which don't exist) that we'd best not speak of it again  Grin. Many of us are locking down our strava, or not even recording our rides just to be on the safe side.
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« Reply #49 on: April 21, 2020, 03:35:52 PM »

My bike ride yesterday may have been a bit longer than some would consider acceptable during lockdown, but I was riding solo and barely saw another human being...

Indeed so. However, there's been so much adverse comments around the place about people "exceeding" the exercise "limits" (Which don't exist) that we'd best not speak of it again  Grin. Many of us are locking down our strava, or not even recording our rides just to be on the safe side.

Im in an odd situation - police have confirmed I can drive to the coast for a walk along the beach, but say it would be unreasonable to do so, ie if you do it, everyone will want to do it.
Seems selfish to pursue it, I only asked cos I wanted to go Bass fishing. They said a firm no to that, but offered me the walk option instead.
If I want a pointless dry walk I can do that here, now ambling in the surf after the wily Bass...

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« Reply #50 on: April 21, 2020, 05:38:08 PM »

Beaches here in Devon are all closed to the public. Only exceptions are for commercial fishermen who launch their boats from the beach. People still walk their dogs on the beach though. HM Coastguard are assisting the police in enforcement.

The reasons are simple - no one wants any possibility of someone getting in to trouble and needing the emergency services to be called out.
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« Reply #51 on: April 21, 2020, 10:58:03 PM »

It's all very well this driving thing but I would worry that the car would break down and then I would have to meet people and put me and them at risk. These things always happen at the worst time. I had a typical example of this yesterday with my mini digger..
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« Reply #52 on: April 26, 2020, 09:09:48 PM »

Pretty much business as for me, I am not super sociable! In fact if anything being more sociable than usually as all my friends are playing games/chatting on video conferencing. Still going to work as pharma tooling won't make itself, and using my Gov(e) sanctioned exercise periods to go to the allotment.
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« Reply #53 on: April 26, 2020, 11:33:54 PM »

Weird times
        Getting loads done in the garden in this incredible good weather. I was knocked slightly of course by the stat failure in our thermal store but waiting for the new stats to arrive and then put it all back together again with a decent access hatch to the pump..I decided to replace the C/H pump while I was at it and invested in a new Alpha 1 L. So will fit that when the rain arrives on Wednesday. The old pump was only fitted a few years  ago but we noticed that it was greedy on juice and have been assured that this nee Grundfos is the business.
Lockdown is sore on the wimmin. I hear reports of some women having tough times coping. It could be that the wimmin  are more sociable and kinder than us men.
Mrs Biff and I are doing OK so far.
 Our cars sit silent with batteries disconnected, We will start them up on Tuesday and run them for 10 minutes.
 All the money going out on car insursnce/tax. House insurance . Health insurance but all private consultancies  cancelled till further notice.  Road tax but no way of using the road because of Lockdown. Our pre  paid for NCT (mot) are cancelled till further notice. There is going to be one mighty scramble, when lockdown ends.
 We thank our lucky stars that we can exercise freely and have plenty of room to give each other space.
  In truth,  time flies. I have a list of targets and hope to get them all done .
 My toys in the shed lie silent. My latest DC  charger  turned out very well but now my sights are set on more manly adult pastimes like cutting rushes and clearing out the undergrowth from the fruit trees. Quite rewarding actually. It got chilly this afternoon but it was welcome.
 One can get quite heated cutting rushes with a hand saw.
 Believe or not, the hand saw gallops through them, you just lie it flat on the ground and saw through the brown fiber root mass. No bad language allowed. It works a treat and you don't  have to bother about  your strenuous  keep fit exercises afterwards if you manage to crawl back indoors. I strongly recommend it for dealing with anger management issues as long as you stay down on your knee pads. Upwards et  Onwards,  Sleep well.
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« Reply #54 on: April 27, 2020, 06:13:46 AM »

All quiet here and another fortnight's shift on the ferry draws to a close. Only three sailings a day in these strange times so plenty of time for painting  Grin



Stay safe Peeps
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« Reply #55 on: April 28, 2020, 01:52:42 PM »

All quiet here and another fortnight's shift on the ferry draws to a close. Only three sailings a day in these strange times so plenty of time for painting  Grin



Stay safe Peeps

At this time of year, with this weather, that looks like a dream job. I guess in the winter in a Force 9, it's not so wonderful. Cry
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« Reply #56 on: April 28, 2020, 08:36:32 PM »

I guess in the winter in a Force 9, it's not so wonderful.

Not so nice for the skipper or deckies, me I go and bury myself down below with my three Volvo's and .8mWh battery bank. It doesn't roll so much down there and I've a nice bed on top of a 90kVA transformer  hysteria
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« Reply #57 on: August 01, 2020, 07:19:30 PM »

On the morning of Friday 24th I was sat at my desk when my fitbit buzzed. Strange, so I had a look, it said I had had my exercise and that my heart rate was 125. I must admit I did feel a bit sweaty.

I went up to lie on the bed and my wife phoned 111 to be told they would ring back within the hr. By 45mins I was getting concerned and she phoned 999. On the arrival of the paramedics my heart rate was 155. As a possible way to reduce it I was asked to blow as hard as I could into a syringe. Great effort he said and then a look of worry crossed his and the other paramedics faces and the defib pads were fitted to my chest with him saying they could get a better signal for the machine than the little pads already on!! Asking constantly how I felt, to which I just replied sweaty, they watched me for a few minutes with the oxygen cylinder out ready. About 3 minutes later I could see the relief on their faces and they said I had gone into a nasty rhythm for a while - VT.

After a 40 minute blue light journey to hospital, with regular phone updates to the hospital,  I was greeted at the outside doors by about 6 staff and wisked into Resus. Thankfully I settled down having reached a heart rate of 225.

I was then transferred to a specialist cardiac hospital and had a week of tests- Ultrasounds (ecocardiogram), Angiogram, MRI, x rays, and treadmills etc.

On also checking my history it's now been concluded that I have Myocarditis caused by Covid19.  The Consultant Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist has a wife that is a Consultant Virologist. My Mother was admitted to hospital in early February and died with pneumonia and cancer mid Feb. I went down with symptoms that were very mild, with a raised resting heart rate, cough and a very slightly raised temperature a few days after she was admitted. My wife was virtually bedridden in early March for about 10 days. Her sister and husband were both ill shortly afterwards and both tested positive for antibodies.

There is so much we don't know about this and we must all take it very seriously.

 
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« Reply #58 on: August 01, 2020, 08:15:46 PM »

Close shave there TB!
I have a dodgy ticker, so still stay away from the masses as much as possible. There are still a lot of people who think it's all over and they can go back to normal, coughing all over you, barging through in front of you at shops etc. Teens seem to be the worst, "I'm OK, I'm young" seems to be the attitude. I blame the parents; out of their sight, the mask comes off and gets stuffed in the pocket. (I was a teenager once, so I know what 'attitude' is).
Take care.
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« Reply #59 on: August 01, 2020, 11:26:57 PM »

Holy hell thats a story - really glad to hear youve got through it goodness me.  Take it easy
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