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by Syd
22 Jan 2021, 9:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Google vs Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 421

Re: Google vs Australia

I do wonder, if this goes ahead, what percentage of the Australian population will start using VPNs to make Google believe they are elsewhere and so able to use it. Google does "weird things" through VPNs (which my proxying through DuckDuckGo avoids) at least some VPN servers. In my case ...
by Syd
22 Jan 2021, 5:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 1218
Views: 85797

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Debs wrote:Image

Not sure if this is really funny or even a joke! :roll:

Don’t let the truth get in the way of a joke.

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk ... g-19675970
by Syd
22 Jan 2021, 5:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Google vs Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 421

Re: Google vs Australia

I do wonder, if this goes ahead, what percentage of the Australian population will start using VPNs to make Google believe they are elsewhere and so able to use it.
by Syd
22 Jan 2021, 5:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Google vs Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 421

Re: Google vs Australia

fausto copy wrote:I thought this was going to be a thread about cricket. :(

Wash your mouth out! Cricket indeed!! [emoji23]
by Syd
22 Jan 2021, 4:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rowing machine ?
Replies: 71
Views: 1709

Re: Rowing machine ?

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
2 hrs I must be doing something wrong, ten minutes and I need to stop :(

A few hours over a few days was split up into a number of 20 minute blocks split across the time.

Was done that way to get a feel for the system in a short time.
by Syd
22 Jan 2021, 7:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)
Replies: 292
Views: 9902

Re: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)

I don’t often order bike parts from the EU but when I have done in the part it’s been from two places.

Both now have prominent notices saying they have temporarily stopped shipping to the UK.
by Syd
21 Jan 2021, 9:03pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Home exercise - what equipment?
Replies: 41
Views: 2230

Re: Home exercise - what equipment?

Elite Suito Turbo for me. Links to Zwift on an Apple TV 4k and the Companion app on my iPhone. Three or four sessions a week keeps me on top of my fitness. Thought I would mix it up tonight and gave Rouvy a go. Overall graphically more realistic than Zwift but miss match between visual profile and a...
by Syd
21 Jan 2021, 8:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rowing machine ?
Replies: 71
Views: 1709

Re: Rowing machine ?

So the loan JTX has gone back tonight.

In the few days it was here Mrs Syd put in a few hours on it with nothing more than the usual day after effects of working muscles you haven’t done in a while.

Someone at her work has a C2 she might be able to try out before deciding.
by Syd
20 Jan 2021, 3:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 326
Views: 9195

Re: How's your weather?

Been a dull and wet day here today, though any rainfall has been light.

My boss lives about five miles away and has 4 inches of snow.
by Syd
19 Jan 2021, 9:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rowing machine ?
Replies: 71
Views: 1709

Re: Rowing machine ?

@syd if your wife ends up choosing a jtx rower it's looking like late February delivery. There's not many with a more normal delivery timescale right now. Looks like delivery times are now pushed back two weeks from what they were last weekend. Now Feb 5th to 19th. Was Jan 26th to Feb 5th on Saturd...
by Syd
19 Jan 2021, 8:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rowing machine ?
Replies: 71
Views: 1709

Re: Rowing machine ?

Mrs Syd is getting along great with the loaned JTX.

Plans to get to try a C2 have taken a blow with news of the current lockdown being extended to mid-February at the earliest.
by Syd
19 Jan 2021, 8:25pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: The end of Gift Aid
Replies: 42
Views: 1346

Re: The end of Gift Aid

Gift Aid is not really tax relief though? As Simon says it can be for higher rate tax payers. The Charity gets the 20% Gift Aid and the taxpayer can claim back the difference between that and the rate they've paid. I was told by my accountant back in the early 2000’s to donate £x,000 to a charity o...
by Syd
19 Jan 2021, 2:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rowing machine ?
Replies: 71
Views: 1709

Re: Rowing machine ?

The JTK is currently available on pre-order for less than list (£579.00).
by Syd
19 Jan 2021, 6:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rowing machine ?
Replies: 71
Views: 1709

Re: Rowing machine ?

I understand what you are saying TM however there are some significant factors. 1. It’s not my money buying the rower. 2. The ergonomics will play a part in her decision as she previously found foot boards, for example, to be too narrow and causing knee pain. As I understand it the JTX has a slightl...
by Syd
18 Jan 2021, 8:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rowing machine ?
Replies: 71
Views: 1709

Re: Rowing machine ?

Last time I rowed on water was in something similar on Lake Windermere a number of years ago. I was offered one of these in the summer, a traditional Windermere skiff. 900 quid with trailer. Needed a bit of work but mainly a complete strip and revarnish. Busy at the time so turned it down, somethin...