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by Dafydd17
10 Jan 2019, 4:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 1118
Views: 81610

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Ein Amerikaner belehrt einen Schweizer: "Wir schreiben 'New York' und sagen 'Nüiork'."

Meint der Schweizer: "Wir schreiben 'Wie bitte, was haben Sie gesagt?' und sagen 'Hä?'."
by Dafydd17
8 Jan 2019, 10:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Royal Park cycling - charged with offence
Replies: 62
Views: 2920

Re: Royal Park cycling - charged with offence

What is 'whizzing' and what is 'silly speeds'? Do you expect people on bikes to slow down to less than jogging speed and move onto the road instea dof passing within a metre or so, often greater than received by motorists at three and four times the speed? Pedestrians are no more vulnerable than pe...
by Dafydd17
8 Jan 2019, 5:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Royal Park cycling - charged with offence
Replies: 62
Views: 2920

Re: Royal Park cycling - charged with offence

I regularly use cycle path that is shared with pedestrians and as such I moderate my speed and always give way to pedestrians. Ian If you are not quite in a minority of one, you are most certainly in the minority. It's unfortunate that the black looks you are getting from pedestrians are probably d...
by Dafydd17
4 Jan 2019, 6:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post accident car insurance premiums
Replies: 30
Views: 1317

Re: Post accident car insurance premiums

It's possible that this has been wrongly listed on the Claims and Underwriting Exchange (CUE) as a motor insurance claim by yourself. Your insurers would then base the renewal risk on the information held there. You would need to find out what information the CUE hold about you - it's free to find o...
by Dafydd17
27 Dec 2018, 5:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The strange case of the Continental Grand Prix 5000 TL
Replies: 15
Views: 2057

Re: The strange case of the Continental Grand Prix 5000 TL

Cugel wrote: I mean, why do people still vote Tory even as their lives are degraded year-on-year? :-)


Probably because, until fairly recently, the choice was between a real right-wing party and a wannabe plastic-imitation right-wing party?

(Sorry, nothing to do with the topic...
I'll get me coat)
by Dafydd17
14 Dec 2018, 11:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should Enoch Powell get a blue plaque ( in Wolverhamton)?
Replies: 197
Views: 7177

Re: Should Enoch Powell get a blue plaque ( in Wolverhamton)?

Cyril Haearn wrote:
pwa wrote:I'd say no. For the same reason that putting a statue of Thatcher in a public place is a bad idea. It is too divisive. It offends too many people.

Viel Feind, Viel Ehr
(German)
She who has many enemies, has many friends :wink:


Wot was the point of resurrecting this - were you just bored?
by Dafydd17
4 Sep 2018, 9:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: FCOT / Fellowship of cycling ..
Replies: 5
Views: 1980

Re: FCOT / Fellowship of cycling ..

FN is the Fellowship News magazine.
by Dafydd17
31 Aug 2018, 11:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: is there a doctor in the house?
Replies: 15
Views: 1158

Re: is there a doctor in the house?

From personal experience, it is possible to get a fungal infection (similar to athlete's foot) in this area, and it can be very difficult to get rid of. Cleanliness obviously helps, but once it's there any chafing can bring it back. I had several medications from the GP, creams and tablets; all seem...
by Dafydd17
15 Aug 2018, 10:10pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?
Replies: 152
Views: 12368

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

As Pete says, siop is the same word as the english, (of whatever origin), but llyfr and livre both come from the latin. Beware of taking Google translate as any sort of authority on welsh (or english for that matter); it's correct in this case, but some of it's translations from french to english ar...
by Dafydd17
13 Aug 2018, 10:07pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?
Replies: 152
Views: 12368

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

Cyril Haearn wrote:Siop llyfrau: book shop


siop lyfrau, non?






A. Pedant
by Dafydd17
6 May 2018, 12:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: pedal washers
Replies: 27
Views: 4048

Re: pedal washers

So however much copper-ease you might put on pedals Why on earth would you use copper-ease to keep water out of threads? (I assume you mean Copaslip or similar; the tin's a bit of a giveaway - it says "High Temperature Anti-seize compound" or similar. So if you're trying to keep high-temp...
by Dafydd17
6 May 2018, 11:47am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Paris-Roubaix Welsh Language
Replies: 1
Views: 5060

Re: Paris-Roubaix Welsh Language

Diolch yn fawr am hwn. Many thanks for this link - I've only just seen it, hadn't realized it was on the BBC. They've also got L-B-L and La Fleche Wallonne available at the moment. I've even managed to watch iPlayer in France, which is a first! (I'd had a sub. to EurosportPlayer last year, which was...
by Dafydd17
9 Sep 2017, 1:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: SAFE(ISH) PARKING
Replies: 11
Views: 1062

Re: SAFE(ISH) PARKING

Cyril Haearn wrote:I think I read about a website, park on my drive?


It's called justpark.com
by Dafydd17
1 Sep 2017, 11:12pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2017 Vuelta (spoilers post-highlights please)
Replies: 62
Views: 11235

Re: 2017 Vuelta (spoilers post-highlights please)

Did anyone hear David Millar's rant against the Spanish police this evening? Seemed a bit over the top; I'm no lover of the Guardia Civil (having once been 'arrested' by them for daring to walk past Franco's yacht!) but in this Vuelta they do seem to have been doing their best to keep idiot fans fro...
by Dafydd17
17 Apr 2017, 12:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: For Gods sake ...
Replies: 69
Views: 2482

Re: For Gods sake ...

Cyril Haearn wrote:
Vorpal wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:One not so good thing - far too many books are published in German, Norwegian and Welsh are better there


Could you explain, please? I'm afraid I don't know what you mean there...