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by windysmithy
13 Apr 2020, 1:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 258
Views: 11830

Re: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?

al_yrpal wrote:
peetee wrote:
al_yrpal wrote:Nope... :D Close though... Ronald would be a bit miffed.
Ok, a bit closer to Exeter then. And Ronald who?
Macdonald :D !Al

Junction 28 then, all quiet except for Mole Valley!

Or maybe the willand or bradnich bridges
by windysmithy
9 Jan 2020, 1:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 23431

Re: Why wear black?

I always call HiViz "The Autumn Collection", as its so flicking hard to see these type of cyclists against a background of yellow and orange beech leaves, which is a pretty common backdrop in these parts, for a couple of months each year....
by windysmithy
12 Dec 2019, 6:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 33010

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Cugel wrote:
Mick F wrote:(snip)
I was sad that there wasn't a Monster Raving Looney candidate to vote for.
(snip)


Shurely shome mishtake as there will have been a Tory, all of whom are monsters, loony and prone to rave. No really! They are. They do.

Cugel



Never seen a Tory at a Rave...
by windysmithy
17 Nov 2019, 10:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 541584

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Thing is, you arent just talking about Trump, more than half of Americans think like him. Al Er, well surely they would have voted for him then: Only 46.1% of the 55.7% of the registered US electorate who bothered to vote in 2016,voted for trump. Thats er 25.7% of the electorate , which of course e...
by windysmithy
28 Sep 2019, 9:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Initialisms
Replies: 47
Views: 1673

Re: Initialisms

{FFE - family-friendly edit }, WYOA?
by windysmithy
13 Sep 2019, 9:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Charging e-bike battery from motor home
Replies: 14
Views: 852

Re: Charging e-bike battery from motor home

I only ever charge our ebike from an inverter. Its a 3KW Outback, and it is run from a 24V battery bank that is charged from solar panels on the roof. I cant see why any motorhome with panels, a leisure battery and good modern pure sinewave (i think they all are nowadays) 240V inverter would be a ba...
by windysmithy
25 Jun 2019, 10:47pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Surly LHT e-bike conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 867

Re: Surly LHT e-bike conversion

I put a Tongsheng bottom bracket conversion on an old Dawes that looks like you wouldnt nick it. various tongsheng stuff on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8FFOSwGLzU&t=29s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kxlWuuut20 lots of other options, put the kettle on and have a look at: https://...
by windysmithy
6 Jun 2019, 12:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone ever tempted by a cheap bike?
Replies: 42
Views: 2130

Re: Anyone ever tempted by a cheap bike?

10 years ago i bought a EBC "tourer" 6 months later nearly ebvrything was worn out- stis, wheels had broken a dozen spokes, lights stopped working its all a lot to remember now. But the main thing was that the forks folded back under me braking down a 1 in 4 in Cornwall, fully loaded. Mess...
by windysmithy
11 Feb 2019, 10:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 188
Views: 7898

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

I for one am really pleased that it is less acceptable nowadays for my youngest daughter to be called a pikey on the school bus than in my elder daughter's day. Get over it; using offensive language can really hurt some people. It is bullying. If you hadn't realised before that it's offensive, then ...
by windysmithy
18 Jan 2018, 4:42pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: School cycle ban
Replies: 25
Views: 3428

Re: School cycle ban

Or is it "Wikipedal" ?
by windysmithy
18 Jan 2018, 4:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: School cycle ban
Replies: 25
Views: 3428

Re: School cycle ban

If i knew how to wikipede, i would add

", which is ironic, in light of the cycling ban referred to in the previous paragraph"

after:

"The school has won an award for the best school for healthy living in Nottingham"
by windysmithy
19 Aug 2017, 8:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: " You should have a bell "
Replies: 82
Views: 5277

Re: " You should have a bell "

or

"You should have a Mirror".

that confuses them.
by windysmithy
22 May 2017, 8:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Housing crisis
Replies: 121
Views: 16462

Re: Housing crisis

We lived in caravans tents and lorries for 20+ years before finding our next solution to the housing crisis: [url] http://www.woodenways.com/mobile-homes/snows-family-home[/url] largely built in a mates workshop and assembled on a pretty inaccesible site. Hightly insulated, uses passive and active s...