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by Morzedec
21 Sep 2020, 12:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tai-chi as a tool for growing old
Replies: 53
Views: 975

Re: Tai-chi as a tool for growing old

Vorpal, here we go once again: just because someone has a different view to yours, you jump onto your high horse. it's a while now since you had a 'nick' at me - perhaps you have not been reading my posts - but as a Moderator you need to be just that, and to be even-handed to everyone's point of vie...
by Morzedec
20 Sep 2020, 11:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tai-chi as a tool for growing old
Replies: 53
Views: 975

Re: Tai-chi as a tool for growing old

It's a con. Designed for those who think that, by waving their arms around gently for five minutes, it will make them fitter - it won't. Just a psychological cop-out (oo, just look at me, exercising ...). Correct food, gentle walking, less television, and a realisation of what being stupid means wil...
by Morzedec
17 Sep 2020, 11:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Would you report your neighbours?
Replies: 59
Views: 1189

Re: Would you report your neighbours?

Hello. My next door farming neighbours in France have nine children, all of whom are now married with children of their own - and in some cases, grandchildren as well. My region of France (as large as Cornwall, Devon, and Somerset combined) has only had six suspected, but proved negative, cases of t...
by Morzedec
13 Sep 2020, 7:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Out-and-back or circuit?
Replies: 77
Views: 2460

Re: Out-and-back or circuit?

Bob, hello, Quarantine is completely daft when you have had no contact with anyone for two weeks, which was my case whilst in France - and, in any case, during the last six months, my region of France - as large as Cornwall, Devon & Somerset combined - has only had 6 possible but not confirmed c...
by Morzedec
12 Sep 2020, 9:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Who still couriers bike boxes?
Replies: 20
Views: 695

Re: Who still couriers bike boxes?

As always with me, slightly off-post: if anyone needs bikes transporting to or from France I go back and forth with a large-ish vehicle fairly regularly (or will be, once again, when the stupid quarantine regs disappear). About once a month. Usually Plymouth to Roscoff but sometimes Portsmouth to St...
by Morzedec
12 Sep 2020, 9:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Out-and-back or circuit?
Replies: 77
Views: 2460

Re: Out-and-back or circuit?

Out. Camp. Return a different way. I know, that's two days, but from my house to the Loire is almost exactly 160km, so I can get in two rides of 100 miles each in a weekend. The local village cycle club won't come out riding with me - wonder why? If, of course, I were back in France again: it's been...
by Morzedec
11 Sep 2020, 10:51am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist collides with baby
Replies: 41
Views: 1852

Re: Cyclist collides with baby

Slightly off-topic, but I take Exchange and Mart - if only for the lonely Heart's column.

Happy days,
Who needs panniers .....jpg
by Morzedec
9 Sep 2020, 3:33pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Nearly there but nowhere to stay
Replies: 8
Views: 532

Re: Nearly there but nowhere to stay

Buy a tent.
by Morzedec
7 Sep 2020, 3:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1148
Views: 333784

Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Hello, all Newbies - welcome to the madhouse. It would interest me (and I'm the important one in my life) to know where you all reside/live/lodge/camp/squat/inhabit, so a request that you complete this part of your personal information (together with your inside leg measurement). I can then continue...
by Morzedec
7 Sep 2020, 1:17pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Budget solo cycle-camping tent suitable for very tall folks?
Replies: 16
Views: 654

Re: Budget solo cycle-camping tent suitable for very tall folks?

Plus 1 for a very old Vango Hydra 200. I admit to being only 6'4", but I'm bulky with it and there is oodles (technical term) of room for me and panniers inside, plus a porch for any damp gear or for cooking. An inner and an outer so rather long-winded to pitch (10 minutes) but well worth it wh...
by Morzedec
7 Sep 2020, 1:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Grant Shapps, Transport Minister
Replies: 45
Views: 5248

Re: Grant Shapps, Transport Minister

"Hello, folks, I'm a politician, which means that you can absolutely trust me because every word that I say is completely true, and so by only saying things that are absolutely true you can vote for me next time in the certain confidence that what I say is absolutely true pause for breath so yo...
by Morzedec
7 Sep 2020, 7:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The most countries in one day?
Replies: 45
Views: 2208

Re: The most countries in one day?

It takes most people all day to get out of Cornwall .............................

Happy days,
by Morzedec
7 Sep 2020, 7:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame damaged on first ride
Replies: 64
Views: 2807

Re: Frame damaged on first ride

Simples: don't buy a bike online.

Go to a bike shop instead.
by Morzedec
6 Sep 2020, 6:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How well do you know the road?
Replies: 18
Views: 524

Re: How well do you know the road?

Rules for Fools.


Happy days,