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by richardfm
15 Oct 2019, 7:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Paying bills - what options?
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Paying bills - what options?

Send them a fiver in the post with a covering letter, quoting your account number
by richardfm
14 Oct 2019, 11:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 751
Views: 110034

Re: Cycle Travel question!

Apologies if asked before. I understand that the key for the maps is a pop up that can be accessed from the top right of the map but that some browser settings block this. Mine does. Would it be possible to also have this as a downloadable pdf? I would find it very handy. I've never noticed that li...
by richardfm
12 Oct 2019, 10:59pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Concussion (?)
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: Concussion (?)

661-Pete wrote:That's a site for medics. I need a site for patients.

This is for patients https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/minor-head-injury/ or this https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/severe-head-injury/ or https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/severe-he ... /recovery/
by richardfm
12 Oct 2019, 8:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Halfords discount
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: Halfords discount

Yes. But you also need to produce the monthly discount bar code with your card. You will find this online at the foot of your membership details on the CUK site. You can screenshot it for presenting to shop staff if you have a smartphone. In my local Halfords you just need the voucher with the barc...
by richardfm
7 Oct 2019, 3:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 476
Views: 48446

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Spinners wrote:Brynpoeth will probably be familiar with English tourists visiting Wales and asking for directions "to the Hotel Gwesty".

Then there all those footpaths to Llwybr Cyhoeddus. So many places with the same name
by richardfm
7 Oct 2019, 3:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Debt-chasing phone calls : wrong person : What to do ?
Replies: 23
Views: 679

Re: Debt-chasing phone calls : wrong person : What to do ?

A quick check on the electoral role will tell them who lives there to prove it. https://www.gov.uk/electoral-register/view-electoral-register Many people aren't registered to vote and many who are have opted out of the open register. So someone's absence from the publicly available register tells y...
by richardfm
4 Oct 2019, 8:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike frame price increase after order placed and paid for legal?
Replies: 36
Views: 1554

Re: Bike frame price increase after order placed and paid for legal?

It doesn't matter whether they want to honour the price, they are contractually obliged to do so. Maybe, but maybe not. hmm, they are saying not Your order is an offer to buy from us. We will send you an order confirmation email detailing the products you have ordered and an estimated date for deli...
by richardfm
2 Oct 2019, 10:18pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Tenting/Camping LEJOG
Replies: 24
Views: 862

Re: Tenting/Camping LEJOG

Jamesh wrote:Figure out your distances and start end points.

Then look on Google maps for campsites using campsites nearby.

Certified sites with limited facilities are often good.

Cheers James

But you have to be a member of the Camping and Caravanning Club to use them
by richardfm
1 Oct 2019, 9:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Working hours, start 06:30
Replies: 46
Views: 1609

Re: Working hours, start 06:30

getting up in the dark esp in Winter is the worst? I worked in the West of Scotland for a couple of years, and I didn't see daylight for the winter months. I did see it at the weekends though, thank goodness. I would cycle away from home at 7ish in the dark for a one hour commute. I did a full day ...
by richardfm
28 Sep 2019, 11:18am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 586
Views: 66850

Re: Pictures of your tents.

Sweep wrote:
richardfm wrote:IMG_20190907_174536970.jpg
A couple of weeks ago at Danywenallt YHA near Talybont

Can I ask what tent that is?

It's a Vango Spectre 200
by richardfm
28 Sep 2019, 12:28am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 586
Views: 66850

Re: Pictures of your tents.

IMG_20190907_174536970.jpg

A couple of weeks ago at Danywenallt YHA near Talybont
by richardfm
27 Sep 2019, 11:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Giving way to pedestrian and having to break suddenly?
Replies: 17
Views: 844

Re: Giving way to pedestrian and having to break suddenly?

Maybe the car driver was hooting at the pedestrian not you
by richardfm
23 Sep 2019, 7:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Screaming brakes, help!
Replies: 21
Views: 976

Re: Screaming brakes, help!

any of the possible reasons may apply. FWIW wrapping PTFE tape round the pivot often effects a good (albeit not permanent) cure. If the bosses are worn this doesn't matter if you are using brakes with 'integral pivot bosses' which includes many different brakes these days. cheers I've just been in ...
by richardfm
22 Sep 2019, 10:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What3words
Replies: 183
Views: 6599

Re: What3words

Just tried what3words web site - maybe I'm a bit behind the times but I prefer a bit of logic in thigs. For instance, if I go south from a point on an OS map I expect half of the location to change, but not the other. Likewise using latituse and longitude - in both cases you can get a rough idea of...