New to the site – A Forum!

I’ve thought about this for a while, on and off, and today I decided to jump in and do it.

It’s a lot of work, luckily I’m a bit of a Pro when it comes to PHPbb3, I’ve used it for years as the founder Admin on sites around the web, and helped others setup PHPbb too. So this part is easy, though it’s time consuming.

I’d really love for everyone to join in and help me make a community, based on and around cycling, Ebikes, and well, anything you like (within reason). I’ve added a few off-topics, like Movies and TV shows, but of there’s something you’d like to see, then just register and post a suggestion.


Carrera Crossfuse Ebike review

New to this website, a forum!

This is not my review, but it comes from someone I respect, if only because of the miles he rides… in 18 months he managed 4,500 miles on the Crossfire-E. Now he has a Crossfuse and by the sound of it, he loves it more than the Crossfire. With no cut-outs that plague the Crossfire-E, though these can be reduced dramatically on the Crossfire-E, it’s not an issue at all on the Crossfuse, and with now several thousand miles on the Crossfuse, Drewpyfz6 definitely enjoys electric cycling.

One day… one day I’ll get to ride this bike and I’ll be able to give it my review.

This next video shows how you can overide the speed limit of 15mph and increase it to 20mph (this is naughty but it’s only 5mph so no big deal). This is the same person, Drewpyfz6 and one of his commute videos.

Climate Change Allan Savory

Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And terrifyingly, it’s happening to about two-thirds of the world’s grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes — and his work so far shows — that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert.


I’ve watched this video several times because it’s fascinating. Can we really put a stop to climate change simply by bringing cattle back to deserts? On the one had it makes perfect sense, cattle produce copious amounts of manure and nitrates. Plants love these, in fact, plants cannot survive without them, so plants will thrive. But you still need water. Fertiliser isn’t enough on it’s own, so you’d need to plan the grazing a few months before the wet season to maximise growth.

Movies – The Hit List

What does the Merovingian say in French?

“Nom de Dieu de putain de bordel de merde de saloperie de connard d’enculé de ta mère!’.

Translates to: “Goddammit, fucking piece of shit, fucking asshole, fuck your mother in the ass.”, “It’s like wiping your ass with silk.”
I was always curious about this.

The Shawshank Redemption

And to think Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks almost got the role of Andy Dufresne, just look at the trivia around this movie

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) 2h 22min | Drama | 17 February 1995 (UK) Summary: Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Countries: USALanguages: English

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What to do with these?

I have x35 (7×5) 18650 lithium ion batteries I’ve ripped from dead laptop battery packs. These batteries were all recharged to a minimum of 1800mAh. So not the best and their longevity is dramatically reduced due to already being hammered.

So what ever I do with them cannot be mission critical, and some got very hot to the touch, so nothing strenuous either…

So what do I do with them? Run an LED light(s), build a portable speaker (I like this one), a raspberry Pi battery power or something else?

What ever I end up doing, it’s going to be new to me and the whole process will be an opportunity to learn.


battery pack 18650

I DID IT! I quit Smoking :)

It’s been 35 years since I started puffing away on cancer sticks, and while I have quit a few times along the way, the longest I’d managed was 6 months. But this time it feels different. It’s like I’ve learned from my previous mistakes and I’m certain I won’t start again.

I do get the odd pang for a smoke, but they really are minor and 2 minutes later it’s gone.

  • Why did I do it?

Well obviously there are the health benefits, but that aside my desire to quit was more immediate, I’d finally developed a smokers cough. I’d noticed that I only coughed after a fag, and after a while it stopped. Then I’d light up again… and again I’d start coughing. Rinse and repeat.

I was worried that maybe it was cancer, and this played a big part too, but after a little experimenting I did narrow it down to just a smokers cough as outlined above. So now was the time to quit.

  • How did I do it?

I had some e-lite curv electronic cigarettes and I started using these exactly 7 weeks ago today. I tried tobacco flavour, but they were bland, so I jumped to menthol, and while they were tastier, they too were bland… but both are a lot better than smoking tobacco.

The first couple of days were tough no doubt about it, but looking back they were only tough because of fear. My fear and every smokers fear is living life without that little friend, without their crutch. That dependable little friend that is also used as a comforter. Once I realised that the e-cig was giving me enough nicotine I then started to relax, and even enjoy quitting. After a week though I was over-eating, and I’d started to replace one habbit with another. So I upped the nicotine with an Endura T18 vape kit and liquids. This helped a huge amount, it seems the e-cig just didn’t give me enough nicotine. Now I’m much happier and less anxious, and with a huge plethora of flavours to choose from instead of just two bland types.

Along the way I also had some lapses, in all I’d smoke 7 real cigs. Now I don’t look at it like a let down, I looked at it as a positive, you see by the time I had my first lapse my taste buds had woken up again and the first fag was utterly vomit enducingly digusting. Then a few days later I had two more, and again they horrible beyond belief. A week later I had a big lapse, for me there’s nothing better than a couple of beers (Innis and Gunn) and a few cigs. So I bought some baccy, some beer and smoked my head off while I drank one of the best beers in the world. Needless to say I didn’t enjoy the beer and after the cigs… I vomited. My body just wasn’t used to the poison any more. It was at that point that I decided to just put smoking behind me and get on with being a proper non smoker.

I haven’t looked back since, and that was 5 weeks ago.

So this was my process, it worked for me, but it might or might not work for you, we’re all different and have different reasons and methods of quitting… don’t give up on giving up. If you want it badly enough… you WILL manage it. Eventually I’ll also quit vaping, but I’m not ready for that just yet.

Here’s a breakdown of what happens to your body as you quit.

The differences between men and women

The modern millenial society maybe trying to blur the lines between men and women, even demanding that men take on roles more typically suited to women, and women taking on roles more suited to men.

I can see the argument that we should be more equal, and we should in the eyes of the law, and in the bank balance, but biologically we ARE very different from one another. This shouldn’t stop us from swapping roles, women should be allowed to fight alongside men, but it will cause issues, men are hardwired to protect, so expect men to try to do just that. Men could also bring up the children, though a woman will do a much better job.

We both have strengths and weakness’ and instead of fighting over roles we should embrace each others strengths and cover the weakness.

Then I watched this video and everything clicked into place.

Nvidia RTX Demos are finally here

Yes at last, some tech demos for the Nvidia RTX series GPU’s.

Something missing from the RTX lineup aside from a list of supported games, which is growing slowly, is a demo of any kind, something that shows off the RTX cards capabilities.

Well here are 3 at last.



Atomic Heart:


Be warned though they’re huge, reflections is the smallest at 1.4GB, Atomic Heart at 3.7GB and Justice weighs in at a whopping 4GB

The Elevator demo runs at a solid 24fps, the Atomic Heart demo is a near 60fps though there’s a lot of frame drops at the start of a scene.


Atomic Heart:


Be warned though they’re huge, reflections is the smallest at 1.4GB, Atomic Heart at 3.7GB and Justice weighs in at a whopping 4GB



1ˢᵗ Ride of 2019 and Davinci Resolve

I haven’t bought Davinci Resolve, but I’m tempted. I’m also seriously tempted to buy the GoPro Fusion, it looks like one hell of a 360° camera. But both are expensive and in my hands… it’d be like using an canon to kill a fly.

So I’ve taken it upon myself to learn Davinci Resolve as much as possible before I consider buying either, there’s no point in psending money on tools I don’t know how to use, and the free version of resolve works well enough for my purposes.

But wait, there’s more. Last week (10 days ago) I quit smoking. For the most part it’s not been bad as I thought it would be, though I am using an E-Cig, Logic Curv is my weapon of choice, and so far yes, it’s worked. There have been some moments of weakness, my sister smokes and I’ve had a couple off her. The good news is that those two fags really made me want to throw up, tasted absolutely foul and made me cough for about an hour each.

Anywhoo, in this video I’ve done some colour correcting (the hero 6 is excellent but I always record the colour as flat), so yes I’m currently still learning about colour grading, I’ve also accidentally created a hyperlapse (I think) by trying to convert a video to timelapse.


Spam Email

I like a good laugh as much as the next person, but this is a shockingly bad attempt at getting to me give you my login details.

The language is bad, really bad. Either it was written by a 9 year old, or someone who used Google Translate and thought… that’ll do.

There is an attempt of login to your account today

So it’s happening right now… right now, right now, right now… present and past tense at the same time. 😀

We need to verify that you who try this attempt to secure your account.

That really is funny, it makes absolutely no sense 😛

Please you should know that you have 24 hours to protect your account..

Please, you should know that I have a spam detector and it found your email wanting. 🙂

I’m also pretty sure amazon wouldn’t use a domain with a Japanese Country code TLD, I’m also pretty damned sure they would also use a secure site… HTTPS not HTTP, you know, for security reasons.

A quick whois domain search takes me here: sadly I don’t read or speak Japanese, so I can’t inform them they’ve been hacked.


Login Attempt 09/01/2019!

Someone try to login to your account..

There is an attempt of login to your account today

Time of attempt: 09.01.2019 12:40 Europe/Vienna
We need to verify that you who try this attempt to secure your account.
Click here to reset your password:


Not able to click the button ,please click this link to be secured:

Please you should know that you have 24 hours to protect your account..