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by ambodach
17 Nov 2018, 6:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 110 days
Replies: 30
Views: 760

Re: 110 days

When I was manager of a plant which could not be completely shut down( a Distillery) it was a bit of a nightmare arranging some sort of cover over Christmas and New Year with the hope that those on shift would remain sober and turn up on time. Fortunately we always seemed to manage without mishap th...
by ambodach
17 Nov 2018, 6:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Demise of Local Papers
Replies: 15
Views: 321

Re: Demise of Local Papers

It is all a bit of a fiddle often used by those who buy defunct companies. The directors get off scot free and the debts are all written off. Somehow the pension fund seems to get trousered by anybody except those who paid into the fund. The whole thing will start up again as if nothing has happened...
by ambodach
17 Nov 2018, 5:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Folding pedals
Replies: 25
Views: 999

Re: Folding pedals

Never mind the bike. I fairly fancy your caravan. Well done indeed.
by ambodach
16 Nov 2018, 6:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pay to pee?
Replies: 88
Views: 4063

Re: Pay to pee?

Due to ferry problems I had to take the Ardgour to Corran ferry recently. At Corran the charge is 50p to get in and the disabled has several locks so the normal key does not work. Behind the building is obviously well used.
by ambodach
16 Nov 2018, 5:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The (ir)responsibily of the Media
Replies: 61
Views: 1491

Re: The (ir)responsibily of the Media

It should be said that the Sunday Herald has a steadily diminishing readership. I have not bought it for years now and how much longer it can continue is open to question. The readership are probably all dropping off due to old age.
by ambodach
16 Nov 2018, 5:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Your Favourite Saddle
Replies: 51
Views: 1359

Re: Your Favourite Saddle

I cannot abide B17 saddles. Discovered the standard Brompton suits best and I now have them on two non Brompton bikes.
by ambodach
13 Nov 2018, 9:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Prescription Charges
Replies: 63
Views: 1022

Re: Prescription Charges

Natural Ankling you need to find proper sources for your info re Scotland and not the BBC or Tory Press.
by ambodach
11 Nov 2018, 4:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Electric cars
Replies: 107
Views: 2364

Re: Electric cars

My parking space is on the opposite side of the street from my house so no possible way of getting a battery charged at home. There must be many others in the same situation where recharging is not practicable. Range at present is another problem. For local use a couple of hundred miles is ok but fo...
by ambodach
6 Nov 2018, 3:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Planning an Outer Hebrides tour
Replies: 15
Views: 624

Re: Planning an Outer Hebrides tour

Warning for anyone planning on leaving a car in a Oban and taking the ferry with bike to Barra which is the logical option. At the moment car parking in Oban and next year on Mull is a nightmare. Don’t even think about it. Argyll and Bute Council would probably charge for bikes if they thought they ...
by ambodach
5 Nov 2018, 3:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Japan
Replies: 12
Views: 760

Re: Touring Japan

Josey Dew wrote a couple of books about her adventures in Japan. Might be of interest to you.
by ambodach
5 Nov 2018, 3:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shoulder Barged By Pedestrian On A Cycle Path
Replies: 29
Views: 1272

Re: Shoulder Barged By Pedestrian On A Cycle Path

6 women hikers walking shoulder to shoulder along a forestry road with a ditch on either side would not give way. I just stopped and they had to move to get past me muttering abuse as they did so. I just laughed at them and “ thank you ladies” . That probably hurt them more than any abuse I could gi...
by ambodach
5 Nov 2018, 3:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Adventure Show
Replies: 9
Views: 733

Re: The Adventure Show

Thanks for the link cycleruk. Such things are I am afraid beyond my knowledge. Mebbe some day I may learn.
by ambodach
5 Nov 2018, 11:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Paying for a bike in cash - why?
Replies: 30
Views: 623

Re: Paying for a bike in cash - why?

The Clydesdale/Yorkshire Bank merged on 1st Nov. with Virgin Money. The computer system went belly up for at least a couple of days and my card was refused as well as the call centre being not available. I fortunately have 2 bank accounts with different banks so was able to renew my car insurance wi...
by ambodach
4 Nov 2018, 7:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Adventure Show
Replies: 9
Views: 733

The Adventure Show

BBC2 Scotland Sunday 4th Nov. On now started at 1900 but you can get it sometime on I Player. A different kind of race on Arran. Worth a watch.
by ambodach
4 Nov 2018, 6:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trying to help on an internet forum
Replies: 27
Views: 1138

Re: Trying to help on an internet forum

Accidentally? As they say in Scotland aye right!