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by David9694
8 Jul 2020, 6:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame Building Courses
Replies: 24
Views: 694

Re: Frame Building Courses

I’m a 2015 Downland alumni. I don’t think I was Bryan’s star pupil but I successfully built my lugged 853 winter commuter frame in 5 days, 5 years ago. I found it hard going physically - it’s a long time to be on your feet and Manually mitring your five ends is hard work if like me you’re not used t...
by David9694
6 Jul 2020, 10:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Pop-up cycle lanes - responding to Dear Editor
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Pop-up cycle lanes - responding to Dear Editor

Not pop-up cycle lanes, but the following letter to the editor was published as a contribution to the current debate about electric scooters: Sir - Bicycles can go faster than the 15.5 mph limit for electric scooters in the Department for Transport 12 month trial. Do they have to have horns, indica...
by David9694
6 Jul 2020, 10:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Pop-up cycle lanes - responding to Dear Editor
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Pop-up cycle lanes - responding to Dear Editor

I used to write a lot of letters, many were published Thing is to write a short simple text that anyone can understand, just make one point, maybe with 'humour' :wink: Pretending to be an uninterested outsider might be good Surely everybody knows that pedestrianisation is Good for Busin€$$ Writers ...
by David9694
6 Jul 2020, 10:39pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Pop-up cycle lanes - responding to Dear Editor
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Pop-up cycle lanes - responding to Dear Editor

reohn2 wrote:Do you have any links to these people protesting the car should rule?
I know they exist,I'd like a pop at them myself :)


You could try the Southern Echo ....
by David9694
6 Jul 2020, 4:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Pop-up cycle lanes - responding to Dear Editor
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Pop-up cycle lanes - responding to Dear Editor

The heat is on up and down the land where the pop-up cycle lanes have appeared recently. Some of them do seem a bit of an affront, I’ll admit - my old boss always said “you’ve got to be subtle“. And aren’t the several oh-so-reasonable letter-writers affronted. To respond or not to respond, that it i...
by David9694
5 Jul 2020, 9:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rude Co-op shop staff
Replies: 199
Views: 5002

Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

Our Co-op has Co-op Radio playing. That must be someone’s job, to record that - but I suppose it’s a good way of chatting-up girls -“yeah, I’m a DJ...”
by David9694
22 Jun 2020, 9:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brighton to Cornwall
Replies: 34
Views: 755

Re: Brighton to Cornwall

ossie wrote:Brighton to Swanage

Swanage to Barnstable

Two very long days in the saddle, the latter being as hilly as hell. Best of luck if you're carrying kit.


Maybe reverse it - more likely to have a following breeze at least. Don’t forget to pack masks for that return journey.
by David9694
20 Jun 2020, 11:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rude Co-op shop staff
Replies: 199
Views: 5002

Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

Has he left the forum? Gone to Singletrack or something?

No, come back, all is forgiven!
by David9694
20 Jun 2020, 10:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rude Co-op shop staff
Replies: 199
Views: 5002

Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

But how local is local in a conveient transport world? :wink: In Shaftesbury, they’ve started a temporary pedestrianisation of the Main Street, to aid social distancing and one shop owner is squealing about it in the news today - she even suggests a multi-storey CP - in Shaftesbury: an historic hil...
by David9694
20 Jun 2020, 10:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rude Co-op shop staff
Replies: 199
Views: 5002

Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

reohn2 wrote:I thought we were safe then you had to go and mention h*lm*ts :?


Safe! Ha!

Update: https://www.advertiserandtimes.co.uk/st ... stay-local

Now it all makes sense.
by David9694
20 Jun 2020, 10:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rude Co-op shop staff
Replies: 199
Views: 5002

Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

Thanks for the video link. Oh dear. I hope Tiddles did eventually get some cat treats. He knows every word you say. Compo - I dislike that slang/abbreviation, but is was a reference to one of the Last of the Summer Wine characters , filmed well somewhere around there. https://www.express.co.uk/news/...
by David9694
19 Jun 2020, 10:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rude Co-op shop staff
Replies: 199
Views: 5002

Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

How many square crisps could you buy with your compo? Are we done here? Is that the sound of a lone bugler playing The Last Post? Could well be,though the hilight for me were the cat treats,yummie :D Has Arnsider got a cat, then? (Sorry, I tuned out when no-one laughed at my “local shop for local p...
by David9694
19 Jun 2020, 5:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rude Co-op shop staff
Replies: 199
Views: 5002

Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

How many square crisps could you buy with your compo?

Are we done here? Is that the sound of a lone bugler playing The Last Post?
by David9694
17 Jun 2020, 9:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rude Co-op shop staff
Replies: 199
Views: 5002

Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

Well, you're wrong there sunny Jim! LOL Thing is, 1. Dictionaries aren't always right. Words mean what people generally take them to mean, whatever the dictionary says. 2. Meanings can change fast, especially new meanings. the 2016 meaning may not apply in 2020. 3. Maybe one can be a 'snowflake' wi...
by David9694
16 Jun 2020, 5:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rude Co-op shop staff
Replies: 199
Views: 5002

Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

You should withdraw the complaint I think, the poor person might lose his job I am trying to be nice to people at the minute, a stranger accosted me yesterday and asked whether there was an aldi store nearby, I told her how to find the store, we exchanged life stories :wink: She did grill me about ...