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by PDQ Mobile
22 Apr 2019, 8:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Notre Dame....
Replies: 63
Views: 974

Re: Notre Dame....

Cunobelin wrote:

Humour is the keystone of this forum, sometimes it can be a baptism of fire and a bit of a labrynth....

Lost in the catacombs of the mind?
by PDQ Mobile
22 Apr 2019, 7:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Notre Dame....
Replies: 63
Views: 974

Re: Notre Dame....

reohn2 wrote:You lot are chanceling your arm,and it's a gothic no one's reading it.
Dare I infer or even mention a towering.... ...NO

Careful or aisle be back.
by PDQ Mobile
22 Apr 2019, 3:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Talk of old vehicles
Replies: 20
Views: 295

Re: Talk of old vehicles

I remember it was so cold in it one winter he cut a hole in the dashboard and ran a pope from the engine to provide some heat. A red hot Pope! Fresh out of Notre Dame no doubt. Sorry I'll get me coat - yet again. Up until the 70's it was quite common to have a catholic priest of Bishop rank or high...
by PDQ Mobile
22 Apr 2019, 3:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Talk of old vehicles
Replies: 20
Views: 295

Re: Talk of old vehicles

mercalia wrote:I remember it was so cold in it one winter he cut a hole in the dashboard and ran a pope from the engine to provide some heat.


A red hot Pope! Fresh out of Notre Dame no doubt.

Sorry I'll get me coat - yet again.
by PDQ Mobile
22 Apr 2019, 3:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Talk of old vehicles
Replies: 20
Views: 295

Re: Talk of old vehicles

The Toyota Hybrid knocks spots of all the other cars with economy, comfort, acceleration, reliability and ease of driving. Wish we'd we'd had one in 1970 when I passed my test. You've only had it a year or so? Too soon to say more/most reliable? Or were the others so bad? Reliable is quite somethin...
by PDQ Mobile
22 Apr 2019, 3:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A day of low pollution.
Replies: 22
Views: 297

Re: A day of low pollution.

Sun is shining and the solar meter is off the scale, so I'm also charging y bike lights and batteries, doing the whole lot for free. I am not sure if it is quite free? Still I washed a few dishes by hand so that worked too. You know Gridwatch? It can be very interesting. http://www.gridwatch.templa...
by PDQ Mobile
22 Apr 2019, 3:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Notre Dame....
Replies: 63
Views: 974

Re: Notre Dame....

Think Cryptic.
by PDQ Mobile
22 Apr 2019, 9:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A day of low pollution.
Replies: 22
Views: 297

Re: A day of low pollution.

Much better to buy oatflakes, why did you not have porridge for breakfast? But the cultivation and harvesting/transporting still uses (almost certainly) diesel fuel. Perhaps more than you think. The (cheap) food on your plate is probably around 50% oil energy seen as a venn diagram. I read it somew...
by PDQ Mobile
22 Apr 2019, 9:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A day of low pollution.
Replies: 22
Views: 297

Re: A day of low pollution.

I overlooked waste water treatment plant.
Use (AFAIK) both gas and leccy, though some is self generated sometimes, I think.
Disposal of solid treated waste often by tanker/tractor.

Or perhaps sceptic tank emptying?
Tanker?
Or wheelbarrow to the garden/field? :shock:
by PDQ Mobile
22 Apr 2019, 8:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A day of low pollution.
Replies: 22
Views: 297

Re: A day of low pollution.

Don't overlook the energy to cultivate and harvest oats. Manufacture said oaty bar. Deliver the bar to point of purchase etc. Not sure about the kettle. If the bit you took from the grid used gas turbine leccy then the carbon was generated? Although offset. Not trying to split hairs. The energy of a...
by PDQ Mobile
21 Apr 2019, 8:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14656
Views: 357718

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

It's funny but I nearly always get the feeling he's missing something rather subtle.
by PDQ Mobile
21 Apr 2019, 6:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Notre Dame....
Replies: 63
Views: 974

Re: Notre Dame....

Lance Dopestrong wrote: Life is often unfair, and moaning about it doesn't change that.


True but ASPIRING! to be positive is really also ok.

I'll get me coat. Again.
by PDQ Mobile
21 Apr 2019, 7:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Raleigh Randonneur- touring?
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Raleigh Randonneur- touring?

On the other hand £200 doesn't buy much in the way of quality on a new bike (does it buy anything?) and a decent steel tourer will hold it's value well if looked after. It could last a lifetime. And yes you can tour on it. Componentry is decent enough. Has lowrider mounts so that's a plus too. And i...
by PDQ Mobile
18 Apr 2019, 10:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How did this happen?
Replies: 16
Views: 670

Re: How did this happen?

You had a visit from a curious (gran?) child?
by PDQ Mobile
16 Apr 2019, 8:09am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat
Replies: 22
Views: 6164

Re: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat

One can fix a "quick-fix" Rixen and Kaul type attachment high up on the back of a hard shell seat in some cases.
I posted a picture od such an arrangment somewhere in the HPV section.

Works well -no abrasiion or width issues though accessing stuff while riding is difficult -to impossible!!