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by pete75
25 Jan 2021, 1:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 1223
Views: 86091

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Spoilsport. Anyway it's not actually a lie, that picture is genuine just not complete... The developers say it won't flood but then they would say that. Can you see the raised ground in the background? That is where they are building. Not in the drainage area in the foreground. It's plain to see (n...
by pete75
25 Jan 2021, 11:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 1223
Views: 86091

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Don’t let the truth get in the way of a joke. https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/truth-behind-viral-image-housing-19675970 Spoilsport. Anyway it's not actually a lie, that picture is genuine just not complete... The developers say it won't flood but then they would...
by pete75
23 Jan 2021, 7:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bob Jackson's is shutting up - IT IS NOW (sob) !!
Replies: 124
Views: 6491

Re: Bob Jackson's is shutting up - IT IS NOW (sob) !!

All my bikes for 50 years have been and will remain steel. There were 2 exceptions. I bought an aluminium Cannondale and sold within a month. Plus a very early 1994 Giant Cadex-1 week! Steel will in my opinion never be bettered for a proper ride. All those on Carbon have usually not ridden steel. T...
by pete75
23 Jan 2021, 7:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A Boy a Girl and a Bike
Replies: 2
Views: 175

A Boy a Girl and a Bike

Late 1940s Club cycling with Honor Blackman

by pete75
19 Jan 2021, 8:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When is remoaning not remoaning?!
Replies: 236
Views: 4802

Re: When is remoaning not remoaning?!

Re: the seafood debacle l think Johnson has a point about the lack of restaurant trade. Here deer stalkers are not shooting wild deer because the principal market - restaurants - has all but disappeared. The venison you see in shops is farmed venison, cheaper and easier to produce to a certain stan...
by pete75
18 Jan 2021, 7:44pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Which navigation gadget or app for LEJOG?
Replies: 64
Views: 2495

Re: Which navigation gadget or app for LEJOG?

I use a phone and have done for many years. Basically a phone and a GPS are computers and just run whatever navigation software is installed. The GPS units are much inferior to phones as a computer. There are many different TBT apps available for Android, it's just a matter of choosing one you prefe...
by pete75
18 Jan 2021, 7:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rowing machine ?
Replies: 71
Views: 1728

Re: Rowing machine ?

Last time I rowed on water was in something similar on Lake Windermere a number of years ago. I was offered one of these in the summer, a traditional Windermere skiff. 900 quid with trailer. Needed a bit of work but mainly a complete strip and revarnish. Busy at the time so turned it down, somethin...
by pete75
18 Jan 2021, 6:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rowing machine ?
Replies: 71
Views: 1728

Re: Rowing machine ?

Never even been on one. Most of my rowing was with something like this. Rowing not that brilliant on tidal water so ended up buying an outboard. Is there any similar device you can get to work the rowing machine for you? https://www.fyneboatkits.co.uk/photos/products/stem/rowing-stem-dinghy-fyne-boa...
by pete75
18 Jan 2021, 2:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Flying Gate
Replies: 23
Views: 926

Re: Flying Gate

Now made by Beaumont Cycles http://www.beaumontbicycle.com/#home-section. Owned by a female frame builder Liz Colebrook. Lovely lady , had a good chat with her about the frames at York Rally a couple of years ago.
by pete75
15 Jan 2021, 7:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Strange technical question about moving heavy objects
Replies: 28
Views: 761

Re: Strange technical question about moving heavy objects

Years ago on farms you were expected to carry more than your own body weight. I remember father saying they used to carry 'railway sacks' holding 18 stone of wheat or 22 stone of clover seeds. They'd do this all day, every day at threshing time. The worst bit was carrying them up a ladder into a fi...
by pete75
15 Jan 2021, 4:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Strange technical question about moving heavy objects
Replies: 28
Views: 761

Re: Strange technical question about moving heavy objects

Years ago on farms you were expected to carry more than your own body weight. I remember father saying they used to carry 'railway sacks' holding 18 stone of wheat or 22 stone of clover seeds. They'd do this all day, every day at threshing time. The worst bit was carrying them up a ladder into a fir...
by pete75
15 Jan 2021, 11:04am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Too cold/icy/snowy for touring?
Replies: 30
Views: 1649

Re: Too cold/icy/snowy for touring?

I assume you are all Brits, but boy oh boy, reading of biking in Siberia, that super deep lake in Russia, or anywhere that the lady describes -40, -50c temps, it's just really hard getting my head around. As a Canadian growing up doing outdoor activities, and being out at times at -20c regularly, a...
by pete75
15 Jan 2021, 10:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: And this man is in the cabinet!
Replies: 29
Views: 930

Re: And this man is in the cabinet!

Spot on,comonly termed as an,A1,first class,tw@t,who has nothing in common with the ordinary people he's supposed to represent :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: You are right about him but the voters chose him. What does that say about the area he represents. :( The same as the whole of the UK the vote...
by pete75
14 Jan 2021, 8:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Largest rear panniers made?
Replies: 32
Views: 1162

Re: Largest rear panniers made?

Dunno what the largest panniers are but I'd lay money they're home made by someone who knows how to use an industrial sewing machine.