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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Opps.

    He often makes good sense explaining stuff, but I feel he overstretches on some of his editorial conclusions
    Yep, I quite like him but his conclusions on chain lubricants was technically incorrect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    He often makes good sense explaining stuff, but I feel he overstretches on some of his editorial conclusions

    The battery thing is just another example. When was the last time your smartphone actually went dead flat?
    Agreed. But I must admit there are times where I go to head out somewhere and see my phone is at mid 20's charge and realise it won't last. Planned trips out not so much, but spontaneous ones more so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onearmedbandit View Post
    But I must admit there are times where I go to head out somewhere and see my phone is at mid 20's charge and realise it won't last
    You do realise you can go riding without one like we used to back in the olden days ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post
    You do realise you can go riding without one like we used to back in the olden days ?
    You read too much into that my friend, on my bike I couldn't care less if my phone is charged or dead. But if I'm heading out for a social night and need my phone to say order an uber home then I need it to be charged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post
    You do realise you can go riding without one like we used to back in the olden days ?
    Exactly. On the bike the phone is there in case I need it. Generally it'll be turned off, otherwise it's using up the battery endlessly searching for different cel towers and will not have as much battery in the event I actually need it.

    Seriously, there is plenty chat time without needing to chat while riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pritch View Post
    Exactly. On the bike the phone is there in case I need it. Generally it'll be turned off, otherwise it's using up the battery endlessly searching for different cel towers and will not have as much battery in the event I actually need it.

    Seriously, there is plenty chat time without needing to chat while riding.
    Check my post above. I think F5 Dave was talking about cell phone battery charge in general life, not for riding specifically. However if your cell phone battery is running out that quick though from just searching for towers then I would suggest you need a new phone. I only need my cell on a ride for an emergency and I've taken it on 4hr rides with less than 50% numerous times, and surprise it's still at roughly the same level 2hrs later when i check it to see if my children etc have contacted me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onearmedbandit View Post
    Agreed. But I must admit there are times where I go to head out somewhere and see my phone is at mid 20's charge and realise it won't last. Planned trips out not so much, but spontaneous ones more so.
    Prior planning. . Blah blah blah, something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Prior planning. . Blah blah blah, something.
    Prior planning for an unplanned event? Like some friends saying hey let’s go for dinner and head to the bar after.
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    ...I am immortal until the day I die...unless I'm not breathing, air won't save me...

    ...if I was in a ditch with the lower leg bones sticking half way out my arse, a fully charged cell battery could save me...you could add broked ribs, smashed clavicles, floppy wrists...etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ellipsis View Post
    ...I am immortal until the day I die...unless I'm not breathing, air won't save me...

    ...if I was in a ditch with the lower leg bones sticking half way out my arse, a fully charged cell battery could save me...you could add broked ribs, smashed clavicles, floppy wrists...etc...
    The only reason cell phone batteries came into this topic was as an analogy for airbag vest batteries being flat before you go for a ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    The battery thing is just another example. When was the last time your smartphone actually went dead flat?
    I know it's just a point but, earlier this week. Irritating and it gets charged every night, just had a very busy day.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kickaha
    You do realise you can go riding without one like we used to back in the olden days ?
    Get out!

    yeah yeah, I often turn off my mobile when either I can, or I'm doing decent distance and I don't need it wasting battery searching for towers (airplane mode is also good like that)
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    Quote Originally Posted by onearmedbandit View Post
    The only reason cell phone batteries came into this topic was as an analogy for airbag vest batteries being flat before you go for a ride.
    ...all relevant to the drift...I'd rather know I had backup than an airbag..., you gotta die of something at the end of the day...you didn't... fucked you up, but yer still going hard, doing it...

    ...can't remember how many bones I've broken riding two wheels...lotsa luck means I'm immortal 'til the day I die...spoke to my dad on a Bell Telephone a few moments before he died...I was 12,000 miles away...phones are cool...

    ...much better than a dirtbag...

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    Quote Originally Posted by onearmedbandit View Post
    Check my post above. I think F5 Dave was talking about cell phone battery charge in general life, not for riding specifically. However if your cell phone battery is running out that quick though from just searching for towers then I would suggest you need a new phone. I only need my cell on a ride for an emergency and I've taken it on 4hr rides with less than 50% numerous times, and surprise it's still at roughly the same level 2hrs later when i check it to see if my children etc have contacted me.
    I originally brought a cell phone to have with me on solo rides. If I should have need of a phone I want a fully charged one. YMMV.
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    Cell phones?

    Pah, better off with flares where we ride. Reception is nil.

    Actually, better off with one of those gps things that call for a helicopter. It's the only way out if you can't ride or walk.
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    Plenty of Airbags here talk about a thread hijack - Cellphones - jeepers LMAO
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