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by al_yrpal
12 Dec 2019, 6:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1032
Views: 21666

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Mick you are lucky they charged my Grandad for his greatcoat after 4 years in the WWI trenches when he was demobbed. My brother got charged by the RAF on demob for the wardrobes he and his pals cut up to fuel the stoves in their billet in sub zero temperatures when the camp ran out of coal. Who's go...
by al_yrpal
12 Dec 2019, 5:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1032
Views: 21666

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Mick F wrote:
al_yrpal wrote:Always been in favour if identity cards. I still have mine, its dated December 1942 :lol:
Silly old bugger! :lol:


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Really?

Al
by al_yrpal
12 Dec 2019, 5:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1032
Views: 21666

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Always been in favour if identity cards. I still have mine, its dated January 1943! :lol:

Al
by al_yrpal
12 Dec 2019, 4:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1032
Views: 21666

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

I was in there at 10am doing my duty :D .... No queue

Al
by al_yrpal
12 Dec 2019, 11:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Smartphone to use with google maps
Replies: 41
Views: 818

Re: Smartphone to use with google maps

I have this attached to my stem. In it is my Moto G5S Android smartphone running Osmand + with imported routes determined by cycle.travel. its impervious to rain, you can use the touch screen through the transparent window. If you wish you can have an additional power pack connected tucked underneat...
by al_yrpal
11 Dec 2019, 4:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Smartphone to use with google maps
Replies: 41
Views: 818

Re: Smartphone to use with google maps

That phones OK. use Osmand+ and cycle.travel on it not Google Maps. Osmand+ doesnt eat Data, its just a GPS. And, get a small power bank to plug in when and if the phones battery runs out

Al
by al_yrpal
9 Dec 2019, 12:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1032
Views: 21666

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Mick F wrote:We have Cornish hedges.
6ft wide at the bottom, 3ft wide at the top, and 6ft tall. Standard design, but it varies of course.
Built of loose stones and soil and let to go natural over the years with grass, weeds, trees etc.


View blockers, one of the worst aspects of West country roads.

Al
by al_yrpal
9 Dec 2019, 9:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1032
Views: 21666

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Too true Franco, Britain is vastly overpopulated, we need emigration, not migration.. Loved watching the wild boar in the early morning at our pals place near Auch. Pity the French blast away at birds though.

Al
by al_yrpal
9 Dec 2019, 9:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 44
Views: 954

Re: How's your weather?

Well, the wind has blown most of the fallen leaves off my lawns onto the flower beds saving me a big job, great! :D Now to remove the half a ton of Bramleys I cant give away and clear the vegetable patch ready for the Broad beans and garlic.

Al
by al_yrpal
9 Dec 2019, 9:31am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBikes: I have some questions
Replies: 53
Views: 1738

Re: eBikes: I have some questions

Nice comparison of the various drive systems here... https://www.mbr.co.uk/news/e-bike-motors-batteries-explained-387821 My Ortler weighs in at 25kg which is reasonable for a rigid suspension fork tourer with an electric drive and heavy 500 wh battery. https://www.bikester.co.uk/739015.html Horses f...
by al_yrpal
8 Dec 2019, 10:08pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBikes: I have some questions
Replies: 53
Views: 1738

Re: eBikes: I have some questions

The eBike I bought cost £1500. The bike itself was beautifully made of really good components, rack, stand, led lights, hydraulic disks and worth every penny of £800. The Bosch Motor and battery is probably £700 worth so to me its good value. It would easily cope with a 30 mile round trip every day...
by al_yrpal
8 Dec 2019, 3:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1032
Views: 21666

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Trees of any shape, size or genetic origin help absorb CO2. Scientifically, it is universally agreed that the least expensive and perhaps easiest way to help offset the CO2 is to plant a tree appropriate for the given region and climate. Trees namely Common Horse-chestnut, Black Walnut, American Swe...
by al_yrpal
8 Dec 2019, 1:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 44
Views: 954

Re: How's your weather?

One little shower and a bit of a breeze. Pretty normal West Country day.

Al
by al_yrpal
7 Dec 2019, 7:37pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBikes: I have some questions
Replies: 53
Views: 1738

Re: eBikes: I have some questions

The eBike I bought cost £1500. The bike itself was beautifully made of really good components, rack, stand, led lights, hydraulic disks and worth every penny of £800. The Bosch Motor and battery is probably £700 worth so to me its good value. It would easily cope with a 30 mile round trip every day....
by al_yrpal
7 Dec 2019, 5:48pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Concussion (?)
Replies: 19
Views: 1045

Re: Concussion (?)

Pete, that sounds pretty rotten. Hope you fully recover soon. Last week I went walking with a lot of 50 to 60 year olds who were quite fit in the Atlas Mountains. On the fitness side at 77 I had no bother, but I noticed that my agility and balance were not as good as theirs. Crossing streams by thro...