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by Graham
24 Sep 2020, 9:41pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Surgical / Support stockings
Replies: 12
Views: 870

Re: Surgical / Support stockings

Strangely enough I think that compression stockings & socks have had some part in my long, slow recovery from foot problems. My "Fitlegs" sports socks are very compressing and they seem to be somehow alleviating the pressure aches on the balls of my feet. ( But could be some sort of pl...
by Graham
23 Sep 2020, 1:10pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Starter Bike for (Very) Overweight Woman
Replies: 16
Views: 744

Re: Starter Bike for (Very) Overweight Woman

The original poster last Logged in on 9th August. . . . after posting this one post on 8th August.
by Graham
16 Sep 2020, 9:52am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Melania Trump: New metal statue unveiled in Slovenia
Replies: 0
Views: 83

Melania Trump: New metal statue unveiled in Slovenia

For some strange reason, this sends me into fits of laughter . . . . . https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-54174824 A similar effect to various incompetents "renovating" artistic masterpieces . . . . e.g. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19349921 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world...
by Graham
15 Sep 2020, 6:23pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD - We change the title when the item is SOLD
Replies: 8
Views: 521

Re: Carradice sadle bag

Suits me : PM sent.
by Graham
15 Sep 2020, 11:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The thread for Rants & Odds and Sods **
Replies: 506
Views: 61009

Re: ** The thread for Rants & Odds and Sods **

+1. Its the "haves" that worry, the "have nots" dont have the time or leisure When our(*) very existence depends upon it - I would suggest that everybody has the time to reorganise their lives. * our - well future generations actually. . . . . by (us) continuing to live the foss...
by Graham
5 Sep 2020, 11:12am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: quote facility
Replies: 24
Views: 672

Re: quote facility

The basic syntax ( which you can type yourself ) is :-

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[quote] Some text . . .  [/quote]

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Not so difficult.
by Graham
3 Sep 2020, 3:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Will I be wasting money?
Replies: 60
Views: 2504

Re: Will I be wasting money?

One typical feature of our current "destructor economy" is that the consumer never considers the environmental / sustainability impact of their choice. That there is still no mechanism for forcing the consumer to consider such matters and ditto for manufacturers means that we are accelerat...
by Graham
2 Sep 2020, 2:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Will I be wasting money?
Replies: 60
Views: 2504

Re: Will I be wasting money?

Save your money for when you need some electric-assistance and/or a recumbent. It is those "expensive" machines which will prolong your independent, pleasurable, outdoor, exercise activity. Anything with electric-assistance will have relatively high running costs by comparison with a meat-...
by Graham
29 Aug 2020, 9:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bailer twine across road to guide cows - I hit it !.. Advice pls
Replies: 100
Views: 3060

Re: Bailer twine across road to guide cows - I hit it !.. Advice pls

Lox has already posted Streetview images of the location upthread.

Methinks dairy farmers throughout the land will be quaking on their wellies as they realise that guiding their herds to the milking shed, across roads will become a major exercise in accident prevention.
by Graham
28 Aug 2020, 2:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bailer twine across road to guide cows - I hit it !.. Advice pls
Replies: 100
Views: 3060

Re: Bailer twine across road to guide cows - I hit it !.. Advice pls

Two things to remember when "upping the ante" :- (1) The outcome is never certain. (2) Bringing additional parties into the negotiation will bring other peoples agendas into the mix. The most obvious one being getting paid enough to make it worth their effort. Someone's wallet will end up ...
by Graham
27 Aug 2020, 9:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bailer twine across road to guide cows - I hit it !.. Advice pls
Replies: 100
Views: 3060

Re: Bailer twine across road to guide cows - I hit it !.. Advice pls

It is a long-established practice in the rural areas here to use such minimal "aids" to guide the cows across a quiet country lane. You must have been very unlucky to have cycled into one unseen, but bearing in mind the low-level of light at dawn these things can happen. I doubt that I'd b...
by Graham
16 Aug 2020, 9:58am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Disagreement with AGM resolutions
Replies: 124
Views: 5691

Re: Disagreement with AGM resolutions

Mass tourism by flying => satisfying a whim . . . . . . Travelling in a motor vehicle => largely satisfying a whim . . . . . . Fictional anecdote : Man in the rainforest, with a chainsaw at the ready thinks . . . . . . I'm doing this to provide for my family - the basics : food, shelter, health care...
by Graham
14 Aug 2020, 9:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oats-so-pointless...?
Replies: 197
Views: 11580

Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

Cyril Haearn wrote:The things called groats do not look like oat flakes, I think they are broken grains
I shall try to post some images :wink:

OK, I'll let you off on that one. The precious life force may still lie within the "broken" grains.

Praise be to the Holy Groat.
by Graham
14 Aug 2020, 7:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oats-so-pointless...?
Replies: 197
Views: 11580

Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

A Groat that is crushed/milled IS a porridge oat.

It's precious living spirit leaves the Groat at the time of milling.