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Forum: Hobbies 2011-09-30, 23:08
Replies: 19
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Posted By davieddy
I may be a bit inebriated/obtuse but this...

I may be a bit inebriated/obtuse but this requires a tadge of
elaboration for me ATM.

David

PS or should I go on a flying visit to Gatwick?
Second thoughts, probably get arrested for FA...
Forum: Hobbies 2011-09-26, 09:59
Replies: 19
Views: 13,890
Posted By davieddy
1st British cycling world champion since Tommy Simpson

When I mentioned this to my friend Tim, he retorted
"I thought Cavendish was some laboratory in Cambridge".

David
Forum: Hobbies 2011-09-06, 08:38
Replies: 19
Views: 13,890
Posted By davieddy
Hop, step and jump.

As a physicist, I recognize "Colemanballs" when listening to
(admittedly charismatic) commentators using terms like
"momentum" or "centrifugal force".

Having just watched the TJ final,...
Forum: Hobbies 2011-08-16, 02:57
Replies: 19
Views: 13,890
Posted By davieddy
Le Coq Sporif

IIRC that was some sports clothing logo a year or so back.
(Not dissimilar to FCUK, or that trendy clothes shop (chain?) in the
King's road "Soixante-Neuf". "Very subtle" I thought at the time.
...
Forum: Hobbies 2011-08-14, 02:08
Replies: 19
Views: 13,890
Posted By davieddy
Either drugs or God (or a good education?) ...

Either drugs or God (or a good education?)

I witnessed that achievement (Stockholm?) in real time
(namely not "action replay" as we used to call it) in a hostelry
in Leighton Buzzard back...
Forum: Hobbies 2011-08-08, 15:54
Replies: 19
Views: 13,890
Posted By davieddy
It would be interesting to see how fast...

It would be interesting to see how fast able-bodied runners could
run with those blades that South African amputee uses for 400m.

If I walked up to the high jump on 8 foot stilts, then hopped...
Forum: Hobbies 2011-08-04, 19:12
Replies: 19
Views: 13,890
Posted By davieddy
Why does anyone have to do any work at all to...

Why does anyone have to do any work at all to obey
Newton's 1st Law? (Air resistance is part of it).

Making the arbitrary (but not unreasonable) assumption that
Dibaba's and Bolt's stride...
Forum: Hobbies 2011-08-03, 23:26
Replies: 19
Views: 13,890
Posted By davieddy
Speed equals stride-length times frequency. ...

Speed equals stride-length times frequency.
Bolt has a long stride: more time to put one foot in front of another.

Tironesh Dibaba is knee-high to a grasshopper: I think it
is her...
Forum: Hobbies 2011-08-01, 04:22
Replies: 19
Views: 13,890
Posted By davieddy
Sporting achievements that make you weep

There are the surprising and unsurprising.

In the latter category is Tironesh Dibaba.
You have watched her jog around in 2nd or 3rd place in a 5/10 km race,
and you know she is going to win...
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