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by Lakelander
25 Sep 2020, 4:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Brexit thread
Replies: 543
Views: 12764

Re: The Brexit thread

Am I the only person who thinks Wales is a country is like regarding East Anglia is also a country? Well done for demonstrating why independence is increasingly popular for the non-English countries of the uk. out of curiosity ( and I dont know the answer) what proportion of those in Wales speak We...
by Lakelander
24 Sep 2020, 6:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Warning Dogs And Cows + Calves!
Replies: 22
Views: 562

Re: Warning Dogs And Cows + Calves!

I was walking with a friend and his two Whippets near Magpie Mine,Sheldon,near Bakewell about three years ago and we were chased out of the field by some very aggressive cows.They came the full length of the field as soon as we entered.They weren’t curious they were really aggressive. A couple of we...
by Lakelander
17 Sep 2020, 6:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: irony of selling a plastic cap from China to highlight climate change
Replies: 34
Views: 858

Re: irony of selling a plastic cap from China to highlight climate change

If it does the job and is breathable who really cares what it’s made of.I know I don’t. It could be made from harvesting the wings of little fairies for all I care as long as it does what I paid for! It’s hardly “plastic” really!90% of my clothing is synthetic.Why? Because it’s comfortable.I’m sure ...
by Lakelander
15 Sep 2020, 5:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tai-chi as a tool for growing old
Replies: 53
Views: 996

Re: Tai-chi as a tool for growing old

Tai Chi is basically Kung Fu slowed right down with emphasis on technique and concentration.More or less. I’ve done Martial Arts for 45 years or so and although I don’t practice traditional “Tai Chi” as such I do my own forms of slowed down Karate/Tae Kwon Do. For me it’s similar to Yoga/Pilates. I ...
by Lakelander
5 Sep 2020, 9:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ghost fishing threads.
Replies: 20
Views: 624

Re: Ghost fishing threads.

Maybe the one-posters forget to check back as the “your post will go public once checked by a moderator” may go undetected by them? How many posts does it take before this stops? This will be post no.19 for me and I still have to wait for moderator approval.Sometimes I get a notification to confirm...
by Lakelander
5 Sep 2020, 8:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ghost fishing threads.
Replies: 20
Views: 624

Re: Ghost fishing threads.

Maybe the one-posters forget to check back as the “your post will go public once checked by a moderator” may go undetected by them? How many posts does it take before this stops? This will be post no.19 for me and I still have to wait for moderator approval.Sometimes I get a notification to confirm...
by Lakelander
5 Sep 2020, 10:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ghost fishing threads.
Replies: 20
Views: 624

Re: Ghost fishing threads.

Maybe the one-posters forget to check back as the “your post will go public once checked by a moderator” may go undetected by them? How many posts does it take before this stops? This will be post no.19 for me and I still have to wait for moderator approval.Sometimes I get a notification to confirm ...
by Lakelander
19 Aug 2020, 9:11pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Froome out of Tour
Replies: 29
Views: 904

Re: Froome out of Tour

No surprises really. Froome and Thomas are not on form.Brailsford wants to win and doesn’t go for sentiment. If Bernal starts the Tour fit he and Ineos will walk it again.Pulling out of the Dauphine is just part of the plan. I’d like to see a Frenchman win it but it won’t happen again this year.Ineo...
by Lakelander
10 Aug 2020, 4:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own? Vote now please
Replies: 120
Views: 4075

Re: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?

Until today I had three but just sold my Carbon bike.
So in the space of 18 months I’m down from five to two.
by Lakelander
8 Aug 2020, 4:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: any englishmen and the midday sun here?
Replies: 29
Views: 3896

Re: any englishmen and the midday sun here?

Bearable 25 and a warm breeze here yesterday.Anything above that and I overheat
by Lakelander
27 Jul 2020, 4:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Shopping on the High Street
Replies: 57
Views: 1377

Re: Shopping on the High Street

What's a suit? I don’t own a shirt or trousers let alone a suit. I have a couple of Polo style shirts but that’s as close to a collar as I get and I rarely wear them.I have no shoes either but I do have a pair of Brogue boots that I’ve worn twice in as many years. Intrigued. What do you wear? If it...
by Lakelander
26 Jul 2020, 1:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Shopping on the High Street
Replies: 57
Views: 1377

Re: Shopping on the High Street

Oldjohnw wrote:What's a suit?

I don’t own a shirt or trousers let alone a suit.
I have a couple of Polo style shirts but that’s as close to a collar as I get and I rarely wear them.I have no shoes either but I do have a pair of Brogue boots that I’ve worn twice in as many years.
by Lakelander
19 Jul 2020, 3:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Back to work?
Replies: 36
Views: 972

Re: Back to work?

We never left work either.
They just put up some token signage and we carried on as usual :roll:
As usual there’s a London bias behind the Govts advice.
by Lakelander
15 Jul 2020, 9:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Great Glen Way
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: Great Glen Way

We did it in 2004 on FS Moutain bikes.Total overkill.
If we were to do it again I’d take the Cyclicross bike.
I would think any tourer/CX/gravel/adventure bike would be just the ticket.
by Lakelander
9 Jul 2020, 8:23pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 178
Views: 21926

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Cyril Haearn wrote:The Grauniad reports that Mr Froome is to upgrade to a new team, Israel Start-up Nation

Chris Froome and Ineos both posted this on all their social media pages early this morning.Followed quickly by Cycling news/weekly/Road cc etc.