Search found 11753 matches

by brynpoeth
21 Feb 2020, 1:20pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?
Replies: 139
Views: 9849

Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

The Guardian reports of someone who writes a letter to the newspaper every day, he uses humour, he admires Jurgen Klopp and wrote a letter accusing him of pinching jobs [one job only :?] I used to write quite a few, fifty a year or more, plenty were published In use these fora now mostly, plusminus ...
by brynpoeth
21 Feb 2020, 9:10am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Government targeting wood and coal burning.
Replies: 39
Views: 658

Re: Government targeting wood and coal burning.

Oldjohnw wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:One can cut plenty of wood and leave it to dry for many months, no need to buy firewood



Where?

The person of this parish has lots of trees to cut down and lots of room to store wood
by brynpoeth
21 Feb 2020, 8:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Government targeting wood and coal burning.
Replies: 39
Views: 658

Re: Government targeting wood and coal burning.

One can cut plenty of wood and leave it to dry for many months, no need to buy firewood
by brynpoeth
20 Feb 2020, 9:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Braking in corners
Replies: 53
Views: 1388

Re: Braking in corners

Reminds me, I do dislike cycling downhill, much prefer going up :wink:
by brynpoeth
20 Feb 2020, 7:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Braking in corners
Replies: 53
Views: 1388

Re: Braking in corners

I brake anywhere including on bends
Fixie. Simples :wink:
by brynpoeth
20 Feb 2020, 6:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?
Replies: 87
Views: 1995

Re: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?

I'd like to see the rest. How many have 10 bikes, 11, 12, etc. I'd bet it's a log-normal distribution. 8) Over to you Vorpal, the poll only allows ten choices now, can it be upgraded? .. ten, eleven,.. twenty-nine, thirty or more :wink: Changing the survey now will delete all the entries. Needs a n...
by brynpoeth
20 Feb 2020, 6:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?
Replies: 87
Views: 1995

Re: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?

mercalia wrote:seems like many here could open a bike shop, or used to have one :twisted:

Or rent them out for needful cash
Not sure I should let a stranger use the machines
by brynpoeth
20 Feb 2020, 6:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Braking in corners
Replies: 53
Views: 1388

Re: Braking in corners

Right again Mr Ankling, I seem to remember something in the driving test about using the gears correctly
by brynpoeth
20 Feb 2020, 11:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Braking in corners
Replies: 53
Views: 1388

Re: Braking in corners

Many hairpins hereabouts, not least the couple on the A390 not three miles from here. https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.5350274,-4.176166,3a,75y,61.2h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sP93McxBluv0R4xlI1d7-Zw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 Downhill hairpins you MUST brake as you'd never get round them. Same in the car. Y...
by brynpoeth
19 Feb 2020, 4:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Paint is not protection
Replies: 39
Views: 1083

Re: Paint is not protection

Pete Owens wrote:Oh dear, someone else praising Boardman's stupidly dangerous farcilities
..

Used to know Manchester quite well, not been there for a while, care to explain a bit more?
Thanks
by brynpoeth
19 Feb 2020, 4:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Auferstanden aus Ruinen - we love Germany!
Replies: 150
Views: 24460

Re: Auferstanden aus Ruinen - we love Germany!

An american purveyor of electric vehicles wants to build a huge factory in Gruenheide, green heath, near Berlin, planning applications are not complete

Nature lovers got a court injunction to halt felling of trees on the site, +1!
by brynpoeth
19 Feb 2020, 4:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parking on the pavement to be banned!
Replies: 90
Views: 3233

Re: Parking on the pavement to be banned!

Lots of new estates have no pavements, problem solved, simples (-99)
by brynpoeth
19 Feb 2020, 4:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Paint is not protection
Replies: 39
Views: 1083

Re: Paint is not protection

Noticable how cycling numbers have increased significantly in Manchester , where proper kerbs have been installed to inhibit vehicle encroachment. We need this generally. Right again, physical separation/protection is needed There is a road near me with cycleways on the pavement AND dotted cycle la...
by brynpoeth
19 Feb 2020, 2:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 643
Views: 57844

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

I rang the vet to make an appointment for my unicorn
'I think a psychiatrist is what you need', she snorted
Uni is smart but she cannae talk, not sure how a psychiatrist could help with her digestive troubles :wink:
by brynpoeth
19 Feb 2020, 2:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parking on the pavement to be banned!
Replies: 90
Views: 3233

Re: Parking on the pavement to be banned!

In my pram pushing days if car owners parked on the pavement leaving an insufficient gap then they might wake up to discover that their wing mirrors had been accidentally knocked off. You need a proper old style pram rather than a modern buggy though. I have done that too. It makes you see red. Mod...