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by brynpoeth
24 Feb 2018, 9:56am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A police positive
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: A police positive

Another recent 'police positive' was the announcement last week by the newly-appointed Chief Constable of South Wales Police that he intends to commute to work by bike. An example of a 'trickle-up' effect? What was once despised as a form of transport only fit for the impoverished working man becam...
by brynpoeth
24 Feb 2018, 9:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New words/vocab on these forums
Replies: 69
Views: 3060

Re: New words/vocab on these forums

If you're a Tiger it doesn't matter how old you are
You're still a Tiger

Signature used by 'landsurfer'

+1!
by brynpoeth
24 Feb 2018, 6:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 333
Views: 63954

Re: A positive thread

Estonia is a hundred years old
The celebrations will last three years
+3
by brynpoeth
23 Feb 2018, 7:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coincidences
Replies: 40
Views: 2013

Re: Coincidences

Mrs. Copy spent a few childhood holidays in Penmaenmawr (over 45 years ago). Last year we were up in the area and we decided to see if we could find the B&B she stayed at. The first day we couldn't find it but that night she recalled that on returning from playing on the beach, she could see th...
by brynpoeth
23 Feb 2018, 7:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Steve abraham attempt
Replies: 502
Views: 49217

Re: Steve abraham attempt

PH wrote:..
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Whatever Steve does afterwards, I hope we hear a lot more from him.

+2
by brynpoeth
23 Feb 2018, 7:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Billy Graham in heaven?
Replies: 89
Views: 1303

Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

I was at a seminar about Gunter Grass, a German author who died a few years ago, it was explained that a deceased person is viewed differently, certainly there was a lot of interest in the months after his death, I imagine that at this very minute several students are planning to do their doctorates...
by brynpoeth
23 Feb 2018, 6:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Billy Graham in heaven?
Replies: 89
Views: 1303

Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

Positive thread alert

I read an article by Bob Holman in the Guardian, thought 'I could do that!', typed a cycling article, sent it in, it was published and paid for. A second article likewise, I was quite proud of myself
by brynpoeth
23 Feb 2018, 6:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coincidences
Replies: 40
Views: 2013

Re: Coincidences

Many years ago living in S.Wales as a student, I arrived home one evening having been out with a few chumingtons for a libation. As one does I reached for the cornflakes (Other breakfast cereals are available) and turned on the "plug in drug"; I quickly realised I was so "confused&qu...
by brynpoeth
23 Feb 2018, 4:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: One gear, 100 miles a day, across the continent
Replies: 39
Views: 979

Re: One gear, 100 miles a day, across the continent

Are you fit?what mileage have you ridden fixed . And how light do really want to travel, but yes it is do able,even if you have to walk the odd hill Do able! Landing on a moon of Saturn proved do able, for OP's planned adventure I have doubts. Why does everybody always judge people by their own sta...
by brynpoeth
23 Feb 2018, 4:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: One gear, 100 miles a day, across the continent
Replies: 39
Views: 979

Re: One gear, 100 miles a day, across the continent

Germany/Europe is quite developed And there was me thinking that they all lived in wooden huts and used oxen for transport! Next you'll be telling us that some of them ride bikes and can drive cars - I refuse to believe any more of this blatant story telling! :lol: I know you are not a littleEnglae...
by brynpoeth
23 Feb 2018, 3:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 116
Views: 3349

Re: Is Trump Mad?

What do the US media make of the suggestion that teachers be armed? Was the suggestion really made as it has been reported? The Guardian reports that money may be made available to train and arm teachers, one wonders whether they may choose whether to take part I do wish we had a few more US members...
by brynpoeth
23 Feb 2018, 3:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: One gear, 100 miles a day, across the continent
Replies: 39
Views: 979

Re: One gear, 100 miles a day, across the continent

I ride fixed a lot, usually most winters, and it includes hills. I also wrote a book once about a certain breed of people who ride fast uphill on fixed. For longer tours it's doable, but it's certainly going to be less enjoyable, especially with this kind of mileage. It's really nice to be able fre...
by brynpoeth
23 Feb 2018, 3:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Billy Graham in heaven?
Replies: 89
Views: 1303

Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

Bob Holman was an exemplary christian I think, try googling his obituary in the Guardian
by brynpoeth
23 Feb 2018, 3:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Steve abraham attempt
Replies: 502
Views: 49217

Re: Steve abraham attempt

TG went to heaven I think :)
(see live thread about Billy Graham)
by brynpoeth
23 Feb 2018, 12:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's with cycling on the RIGHT of a path?
Replies: 106
Views: 2321

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

Bmblbzzz wrote:Marked cycle and pedestrian sides do not work. I would never expect pedestrians to keep out of the cycle side. If they move to the 'cycle' side, you pass on the 'walk' side.