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by bogmyrtle
3 Oct 2020, 10:06am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer
Replies: 49
Views: 1480

Re: Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer

Like everyone else I admire your ambition but I think it's the wrong time to be leaving your wife and son. The timescale you have to acquire everything needed, work out a route, factor in travel to the start and back from the end would be ambitious for someone who is cycling fit. If you don't have a...
by bogmyrtle
28 Sep 2020, 10:04pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Anyone know what this is?
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: Anyone know what this is?

I always understood it was a shelter on the Glasgow Toulouse cycle route put there when the road was upgraded to motorway.
by bogmyrtle
26 Sep 2020, 4:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Buried with a bicycle.
Replies: 29
Views: 705

Re: Buried with a bicycle.

Mick F Did your father have some sort of life insurance or dis the local authority pay - public health funeral - ? Ironic really, but he was an insurance agent. :lol: No, he didn't have life insurance. "Cobbler's Children" and all that. :wink: He went down with dementia slowly over the ye...
by bogmyrtle
25 Sep 2020, 10:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where is this photo taken ?
Replies: 56
Views: 1644

Re: Where,s this?

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by bogmyrtle
16 Sep 2020, 10:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tai-chi as a tool for growing old
Replies: 53
Views: 989

Re: Tai-chi as a tool for growing old

My Tai Chi instructor is also a Kung Fu master. He is Chinese and trained in China. He is very good at explaining and demonstrating the roots of Tai Chi movements and also how some of the movements can be used in self defence. I think that instructors who train to do Tai Chi amongst various other ph...
by bogmyrtle
16 Sep 2020, 8:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tai-chi as a tool for growing old
Replies: 53
Views: 989

Re: Tai-chi as a tool for growing old

francovendee wrote:Heard of it, seen it done. No thanks, it's not my thing.

I might have thought that until I tried it and found the benefits
by bogmyrtle
16 Sep 2020, 8:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tai-chi as a tool for growing old
Replies: 53
Views: 989

Re: Tai-chi as a tool for growing old

One of the benefits that the NHS information in the link above misses completely is learning a full Tai Chi form is very good for concentration and memory. Initially you learn sections of the form which when you are following an instructor is reasonably easy to do but if you try to do the same alone...
by bogmyrtle
5 Sep 2020, 9:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Clothing for Touring
Replies: 31
Views: 1607

Re: Clothing for Touring

Craghopper Kiwi trousers are good. They dry out really quickly even after hours in torrential rain.
I've worn them on the bike, been soaked, dried out, gone to a gig and then slept in them in my tent all on the same day.
I've stocked up on half price Kiwis before Debenhams vanish for good.
by bogmyrtle
29 Aug 2020, 6:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: rhins of Galloway riding
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: rhins of Galloway riding

Visit At Ninian's Cave where the end scenes of the original Wicker Man were filmed.
by bogmyrtle
28 Aug 2020, 4:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: making helmet sponge replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 470

Re: making helmet sponge replacement

Chiropody foam padding works ok. Not the white thick felt like stuff, the thin pink one with foam sandwiched in the middle.
by bogmyrtle
7 Jul 2020, 8:38pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Introduction and bike seats
Replies: 8
Views: 658

Re: Introduction and bike seats

Hi and welcome. Are you new to cycling? If so I would suggest you give yourself time to recover between rides. That way your derriere will gradually toughen up and cope better with pressure on your seat bones. If you've already given it a bit of time and you are certain it's the saddle causing issue...
by bogmyrtle
28 Jun 2020, 5:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Missing apples
Replies: 25
Views: 1432

Re: Missing apples

I wasn't expecting there would be many apples left on my tree after the usual July drop. Today's gale however might mean there's nothing left to drop in July.
by bogmyrtle
28 Jun 2020, 5:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mc D's are back.
Replies: 143
Views: 2584

Re: Mc D's are back.

I think the evidence is that they don't. Drunken, selfish behaviour is the same whether in Glasgow, Newcastle, Bournemouth or London. However, the good folk of Newcastle - and Northumberland - don't fear an invasion of Scots bringing rubbish and a virus, whereas the Scots fear - and with good cause...
by bogmyrtle
25 Jun 2020, 4:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Missing apples
Replies: 25
Views: 1432

Re: Missing apples

**ALERT** Thread resurrection I’ve four Apple trees different ages different varieties. I went to see them last night armed with secateurs to thin the number of apples down. Nothing I couldn’t find a single apple I’ve had bad years when there’s only been a few but never none at all. All I can think...
by bogmyrtle
9 Jun 2020, 9:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: car carriers in the uk
Replies: 35
Views: 1000

Re: car carriers in the uk

Tailgate carriers are the cheapest option but not all tailgates are suitable strength wise for these so you need to check what type of carrier the car manufacturer stipulates. If the car isn't fitted with roof bars, you need to purchase the bars and the correct foot pack for your car as well as the ...