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by Audax67
6 Aug 2018, 10:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 63
Views: 6910

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Not a joke, but a true story: Emilien Amaury, the press baron, sometime Minister for Colonies, Pétainiste chief of propaganda, founder of l'Equipe newspaper and original owner of the Tour de France, died in 1977 after being thrown by his horse. One of his favourite sayings was "News need not be...
by Audax67
5 Aug 2018, 10:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6438
Views: 183781

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

As of yesterday Mrs T42 & I completed our private Brexit and became FR EN CH . What a wonderful feeling. French only? No, we're keeping UK nationality because the Home Orifice now charges £1000 to renounce it - the rats increased it just recently when it emerged that the Netherlands required ap...
by Audax67
5 Aug 2018, 7:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6438
Views: 183781

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

Fascinating Aida....... Warning about the language at some points mVy7faNKEtM Excellent! Nowt wrong wi't language, either - totally appropriate given the provocation. Piano's a bit too loud, though. But you know, it's mildly insulting and entirely in sassenach character not to worry that Hibernians...
by Audax67
5 Aug 2018, 7:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6438
Views: 183781

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

As of yesterday Mrs T42 & I completed our private Brexit and became FRENCH.

What a wonderful feeling.
by Audax67
5 Aug 2018, 7:44am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Clarification on swearing
Replies: 17
Views: 424

Re: Clarification on swearing

I dunno. Michael Moorcock had a race/tribe/whatever of people who saw nothing wrong in referring to genitals and cloacal output orificies in jest but were shocked by any mention of elbows. Telling someone to elbow off was a mortal insult. I can't imagine it getting much censure here, though.
by Audax67
1 Aug 2018, 10:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Phantom crossing button pusher - evidence of car centricity?
Replies: 58
Views: 1761

Re: Phantom crossing button pusher - evidence of car centricity?

I have been told that at anything other than purely pedestrian crossings the button is really only there to keep you happy - the same way that back in the days of the Third Programme the Beeb would send a signal that lit the "stereo" light on receivers even when the programme was really in...
by Audax67
30 Jul 2018, 9:59am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)
Replies: 182
Views: 6233

Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Froome was initially awarded a time of 40"50' (i.e. faster than TdM's winning time) but when I looked at the VT again, Froome's on-screen clock stopped when he was short of the finish line for some reason. As a timekeeper, I reckon he shouted out his number whilst still about 8m short of the a...
by Audax67
25 Jul 2018, 11:13am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)
Replies: 182
Views: 6233

Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

you would have to say that if you wanted to make your team 'stronger' in this race then weakening the sky team would be an excellent way of doing it. Provoking someone with a notoriously short fuse, like Moscon, into getting himself chucked off the race would not be difficult. It wouldn't surprise ...
by Audax67
24 Jul 2018, 10:08am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: The Letter "B"
Replies: 19
Views: 602

Re: The Letter "B"

Retrospectively, Rasputin regretted rogering Raskolnikov's rabbit. Roistering revolutionaries rowdily rampaged round Rostov, rifles rattling riots. Recreant reactionaries ran reeling: rapidly ringed round; raped; reaped.
by Audax67
16 Jul 2018, 11:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Out of the loop for a while... where are all the rigid 26" MTBs?
Replies: 20
Views: 818

Re: Out of the loop for a while... where are all the rigid 26" MTBs?

Or you can do this:

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My 1994 MBK frame, no mudguards/rack/lights but could take them; and old Shim 105 3x9 shifters, mixed with Deore. Great fun - would work well on gravel too.
by Audax67
16 Jul 2018, 11:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Out of the loop for a while... where are all the rigid 26" MTBs?
Replies: 20
Views: 818

Re: Out of the loop for a while... where are all the rigid 26" MTBs?

With a bit of fettling, rigid 26"-ers make great tourers.
by Audax67
16 Jul 2018, 11:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Now where's the logic in this? Chain thoughts
Replies: 14
Views: 679

Re: Now where's the logic in this? Chain thoughts

Was the noisy chain a SRAM and the other something else? SRAM chains seem to have looser rollers than most. I really ought to measure these things sometime. I found an SRAM very imprecise on my 2x11 Ultegra. Forever nudging the lever and fiddling with the adjustment. Swapped for a Shim Ultegra chai...
by Audax67
16 Jul 2018, 8:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: World cup - looking forward?
Replies: 194
Views: 4311

Re: World cup - looking forward?

Funny thing: every time I watch a football match, France win the World Cup. That's twice now.
by Audax67
15 Jul 2018, 8:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: World cup - looking forward?
Replies: 194
Views: 4311

Re: World cup - looking forward?

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Tennis has been good with a 6' 8 & 10 inch semi :) .........99 games in all 8)
Jockavic has his work cut out with the SA guy :?


6'8 and 10" - what about the other guy?

---o0o---

Over here there's been a run on paracetamol in preparation for Monday morning.*


* lie.
by Audax67
13 Jul 2018, 9:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: World cup - looking forward?
Replies: 194
Views: 4311

Re: World cup - looking forward?

Over? The flags are still out in this neck of the woods.