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by ambodach
3 Jun 2018, 7:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you love your job?
Replies: 63
Views: 1533

Re: Do you love your job?

I have done a variety of things. I enjoyed being an agricultural student tho’ the physical side was pretty hard work. Ended up with a BSc. While at uni and for a while after I really enjoyed being a cycling postman. I then went into Whisky and rose quickly to management level. Not a very conventiona...
by ambodach
18 May 2018, 9:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should Queen Lizzie be the last in the Game of Royals?
Replies: 57
Views: 1380

Re: Should Queen Lizzie be the last in the Game of Royals?

I note that only one poster used the E2 title. The present incumbent is Elizabeth second of England only as Scotland was a separate country when England had an Elizabeth first. There was in the past a lot of animosity that a liner built in Clydebank was to be called Queen Elizabeth second. It ended ...
by ambodach
14 May 2018, 4:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wet wipes
Replies: 41
Views: 963

Re: Wet wipes

I use wet wipes on some occasions if there have been any roadside adjustments and there is no other means of cleaning hands. Never flush them tho’ and they go into the nearest bin. Cal Mac on at least one ferry have the admonition that nothing but toilet paper is to go down the loo. Seems a bit poin...
by ambodach
4 May 2018, 9:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Can you swim?
Replies: 37
Views: 1723

Re: Can you swim?

Not the same pool Mick. I was much earlier than that and the old pool had been replaced by your time there I think. We took a thermometer from the school and discovered that the sea was warmer than the pool. We did swim in the sea but had to dodge round the turds and condoms floating around. In retr...
by ambodach
2 May 2018, 7:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Can you swim?
Replies: 37
Views: 1723

Re: Can you swim?

Learned to swim in Helensburgh seawater pool as a school pupil. Freezing it was. My wife and myself swam regularly with our kids till we moved to an area with no pool. Got wet suits and went wild swimming and snorkelling. As a scuba diver I had to do all the tests while training but once underwater ...
by ambodach
30 Apr 2018, 12:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Short combat shorts!
Replies: 27
Views: 878

Re: Short combat shorts!

I have been forced to buy the long shorts as could not find anything else. A session with needle and thread soon turned them up to a suitable length. Cannot get the sewing machine to work properly which would have made a neater job but they look and feel ok for cycling at least.
by ambodach
23 Apr 2018, 9:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: French attack on Vegetarian food descriptions?
Replies: 15
Views: 1228

Re: French attack on Vegetarian food descriptions?

Not all sausage is sausage shaped. Don’t know about other parts but in Scotland we have Lorne Sausage also sold as Square Sausage. Terrible stuff in my opinion. Always seems very dry. Mebbe due to all the sawdust :(
by ambodach
22 Apr 2018, 10:30am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Satnavs 'cause accidents'?
Replies: 65
Views: 4296

Re: Satnavs 'cause accidents'?

In reply to drossall it can only be temporary as the mileage is not being recorded and for selling purposes for example you could be selling a vehicle with an artificially low mileage on the clock and this tampering with mileage is illegal I believe. On more modern computerised vehicles the computer...
by ambodach
21 Apr 2018, 12:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Buying on-line
Replies: 48
Views: 1722

Re: Buying on-line

One problem I find is with the multiples selling for example white goods. I need a new freezer so I check out the stores when I am next in a suitable area. They have loads of goods apparently in stock but none of it is for immediate sale. It is all sample goods and they will deliver free. Problem is...
by ambodach
21 Apr 2018, 12:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Some of the UK's best wild places for walking and cycling – chosen by Guardian
Replies: 27
Views: 1979

Re: 11 of the UK's best wild places – chosen by Guardian outdoor experts

Secret places should remain that way. Tell nobody or they cease to be secret and the hordes move in.
by ambodach
21 Apr 2018, 12:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Satnavs 'cause accidents'?
Replies: 65
Views: 4296

Re: Satnavs 'cause accidents'?

The speedo failed in my Ducato ( common fault) about 200 miles from home as I was in Aberdeen at the time. Tried the AA for advice to any nearby garage who might have the bits to fix it. Advice I got was just use your satnav as speedo which is legal for temporary use. The assumption is that everyone...
by ambodach
19 Apr 2018, 12:22pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Multi-morbidity (Radio 4 news)
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: Multi-morbidity (Radio 4 news)

Probably starts with depression which eventually manifests as physical problems. I am not a medic and this is just my opinion.
by ambodach
19 Apr 2018, 12:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Oban to Connel Sustrans route 78
Replies: 8
Views: 773

Re: Oban to Connel Sustrans route 78

Go over Corran Ferry if at all possible. The A82 from Corran to Fort William is suicidal. The speed limit has been reduced to 50 mph to try to reduce the number of accidents as the road is mostly narrow, winding and busy.
by ambodach
17 Apr 2018, 2:41pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Distance on battery
Replies: 28
Views: 1699

Re: Distance on battery

Will not have the chance to try the GTech on low power on the same route for a few weeks for comparison as I am home now in a totally different environment. Will use it in my home town which has short steep hills where high power will be needed. Mostly will be only for distances of up to 5 miles at ...
by ambodach
16 Apr 2018, 5:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Oban to Connel Sustrans route 78
Replies: 8
Views: 773

Re: Oban to Connel Sustrans route 78

Stick to the Sustrans route. The surface of the wee road is said to be appalling and there are gates as well. Not been on it myself but this is local opinion. Said to be OK for 4x4s and as an emergency route.