Search found 3871 matches

by Audax67
21 Feb 2018, 10:11am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 7942
Views: 280001

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

Every Wednesday afternoon, Constable Carrot pledged allegiance to Ankh-Morpork and the Red Headed League of Clairol Fetishists before setting off for his biannual shampoo and set requested waxing of the moonshine from mission control before Joe Ninety screeched "For mash, get the laughing Marti...
by Audax67
21 Feb 2018, 10:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are you dying for a KFC?
Replies: 42
Views: 528

Re: Are you dying for a KFC?

FTFY
by Audax67
20 Feb 2018, 10:43am
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's with cycling on the RIGHT of a path?
Replies: 93
Views: 1916

Re: What's with cycling on the RIGHT of a path?

On most paths I've been on "ride or walk anywhere you like" seems to be the rule, with the proviso that dogs on long leads must walk on the side opposite their owners. When a group of walkers is occupying the full width of the path it is sufficient for one or two from the middle to move to...
by Audax67
20 Feb 2018, 10:30am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 6888
Views: 317304

Re: It's about time we had more fun

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Cross hatch (pattern in tech drawing, should be cross hatching but heh)

It's OK as a verb.

---o0o---

Cross patch
by Audax67
19 Feb 2018, 2:05pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 6888
Views: 317304

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Face plant.
by Audax67
19 Feb 2018, 1:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Eddy Merckx - Help identify?
Replies: 17
Views: 424

Re: Eddy Merckx - Help identify?

If you cannot post images, weigh it. That's probably the quickest and surest guide. Unlike iconic British names like Claud Butler, it's not a case of older-the-better. AFAIK, when Mercx was still competing, his name was used on cheapo mass produced bikes, but in retirement he started his own top-en...
by Audax67
18 Feb 2018, 1:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: UFO Anybody seen one??
Replies: 26
Views: 492

Re: UFO Anybody seen one??

After walking a mile or so I realized that the humming was still just over the adjacent hedge. Yet I had walked past many field boundaries. I continued to walk on aware now of the noise but not concerned. Then the lights of the village of Tudweiliog came into view. As I approached the village the h...
by Audax67
18 Feb 2018, 1:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's with cycling on the RIGHT of a path?
Replies: 93
Views: 1916

Re: What's with cycling on the RIGHT of a path?

I always keep right on cycle paths.
by Audax67
17 Feb 2018, 4:43pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Losing body weight or load weight
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: Losing body weight or load weight

Virenque was once asked how much weight he lost over the course of the TdF. His reply was none: if you had excess weight to lose then you hadn't been training. By the same token, getting fit enough for a long trip necessarily involves losing excess weight. That apart, cycling kit plus a flobby gut l...
by Audax67
17 Feb 2018, 1:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: You've Got to Laugh at this?
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: You've Got to Laugh at this?

Poetic justice.
by Audax67
17 Feb 2018, 1:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I've got butterflies
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: I've got butterflies

^^^This. We usually have a few butterflies waking up midwinter. We just let them get on with it.
by Audax67
15 Feb 2018, 9:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to stop getting wet feet?
Replies: 31
Views: 936

Re: How to stop getting wet feet?

Vaude make calf-length waterproof gaiters. I have some but I haven't tried them: I usually use their neoprene overshoes. I bung up the cleat holes in the shoes with silicone, too - a lot comes up that way. Re Sealskinz socks, the latest avatar thereof in my possession has tight grippy elastic round ...
by Audax67
14 Feb 2018, 12:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1035
Views: 230702

Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Spring chickens the lot of you. At 71 I'm slowing down but I still did 6500 km last year including a couple of 200k rides. Plenty do more.
by Audax67
10 Feb 2018, 1:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are you a lottery dupe?
Replies: 34
Views: 677

Re: Are you a lottery dupe?

Often thought about buying a ticket but never have. Funny thing is that, at the end of the year, all the money I saved on not buying tickets doesn't magically turn up in my pocket.
by Audax67
10 Feb 2018, 1:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 5325
Views: 147120

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

Yes, how many times have we been told that " there will be no border" between Ulster and the South. Or between Ireland as a whole and the UK. That looks increasingly unlikely I think. Or was it just another lie or bad planning, incompetence or propaganda? The Govt. just haven't got a clue...