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by Basil W Bloke
8 Nov 2010, 5:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Virtual drinks on me...
Replies: 36
Views: 1403

Re: Virtual drinks on me...

Just seen this.
Congranulations, Si. :D
by Basil W Bloke
7 Nov 2010, 10:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring priorities
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: Touring priorities

ENJOY IT! Sums it up for me, if you fancy a diversion, short day, long day, early lunch because its a nice pub, etc then do it! Don't get into the situation where you are simply mauling miles because its part of a plan! Absolutely right. Having to be at at a certain place by a certain day/time is n...
by Basil W Bloke
28 Sep 2010, 9:56pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Plastic hats for cycling
Replies: 41
Views: 2669

Re: Plastic hats for cycling

Magic Hats?
by Basil W Bloke
27 Aug 2010, 7:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What to do if your brakes fail?
Replies: 81
Views: 4335

Re: What to do if your brakes fail?

Years ago a group of us used to end our week end loop at a pub at the bottom of a very steep hill. The rule was, no racing until the top of the hill, then go for it! Last one in the pub bought the round. You had to have very effective brakes to negotiate the sharp right into the pub car park at the ...
by Basil W Bloke
16 Aug 2010, 4:56pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7331
Views: 367308

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Not tonight!
by Basil W Bloke
13 Aug 2010, 11:31am
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: Bike theft from Birmingham
Replies: 1
Views: 618

Re: Bike theft from Birmingham

Got a photo?
I'll keep a look out.
by Basil W Bloke
12 Aug 2010, 3:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What to do if your brakes fail?
Replies: 81
Views: 4335

Re: What to do if your brakes fail?

I'm pretty sure that I remember reading in an early edition of Richard's Bicycle Book (early 70's?) his suggestion.

Whip handle bars to 90 degrees. Forks will fold gracefully into the tarmac, tuck and forward roll.

I didn't believe it then and I still don't.
by Basil W Bloke
6 Aug 2010, 2:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The real meaning of all that shouting
Replies: 18
Views: 1227

Re: The real meaning of all that shouting

"BWAAARRRGGHFFFUGHHH GERRBAAALFGHHHHH"

"Good afternoon, have you seen I ugly I am when I contort my face in this way?"
by Basil W Bloke
4 Aug 2010, 5:57pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Waterproof saddle covers
Replies: 24
Views: 4092

Re: Waterproof saddle covers

I just use one of those cheap blue plastic carrier bags that you often get from corner shops. Much smaller than the traditional supermarket bag and folds into a satisfyingly small sausage that can be pushed over the saddle rails and right up into the nose of my B17 for storage.
by Basil W Bloke
23 Jun 2010, 12:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lowestoft to Birmingham
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Lowestoft to Birmingham

Sorry, can't help. For some reason I never ride east of Brum.

But if you need a pit stop or a bag drop in Brum please feel free to give me a shout.
by Basil W Bloke
5 Jun 2010, 11:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: You know you're a cyclist when...
Replies: 52
Views: 2137

Re: You know you're a cyclist when...

You know you're a cyclist when
You're driving and you find yourself automatically flicking your foot sideways on the clutch pedal to unclip when changing gear :oops: .
by Basil W Bloke
3 Jun 2010, 10:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: drinking and cycling
Replies: 64
Views: 2574

Re: drinking and cycling

GrahamNR17 wrote:If I can't hold the bike upright, I've had too much :wink:


I find actually getting astride the bike is the hard bit. If I can do that I'm fine. :wink:
by Basil W Bloke
11 May 2010, 10:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring alone - pros and cons
Replies: 15
Views: 1472

Re: Touring alone - pros and cons

Touring alone is great. You don't have to worry about speed. You can change your daily destination on a whim, without discussion. You can change your mind. You can suddenly turn left, wondering what's down that lane there and end up camping outside a town you'd not planned to visit. You meet people....
by Basil W Bloke
29 Apr 2010, 8:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Got that wrong...
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: Got that wrong...

Si wrote:
Tis the problem with being a trend setter rather than follower - every one mocks, but you'll all be wearing them this time next year :P


Its difficult to see how all of us are going to fit into your boots, Si.
by Basil W Bloke
20 Apr 2010, 10:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Now this is a bike lane
Replies: 15
Views: 1440

Re: Now this is a bike lane

And still the idiot rides in the gutter. :roll:

Anyway, it still looks like apartheid to me. :evil: