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by Hector's House
1 May 2012, 11:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coppers - getting rid of them.
Replies: 51
Views: 9204

Re: Coppers - getting rid of them.

Yes! scrap them! I've thought this for a while now. The biggest reason is cost. I can't find anything on the cost of making a penny coin, but if it's a similar situation to the states, we could save ourselves... alot. each 1 cent coin costs about 1.5 cents to make. Thus, they actually lose money in ...
by Hector's House
30 Apr 2012, 9:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycle adviser job in Lake District
Replies: 0
Views: 4397

Cycle adviser job in Lake District

Found this while playing around on the website and wondered if anyone here might be interested.

http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/aboutus/vacancies/job-cycling-adviser
by Hector's House
19 Apr 2012, 10:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Student Finance
Replies: 21
Views: 17023

Re: Student Finance

I'd phone them up and ask what the heck they're playing at. It seems they need to give you an important bit of information in order for you to fill it out "properly" and "completely". I have no dealings with the particular organisation you refer to, but I believe SAAS and the Nor...
by Hector's House
22 Feb 2012, 12:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: got gritted!
Replies: 5
Views: 867

got gritted!

my fiance and I were out on Sunday, cycling beside eachother on an A road. And then a gritter overtakes with not much space between me and it, and then pulled back in with so little space that we got the full blast of the gritter! We tried very hard for the next thirty mins or so to laugh, but we ju...
by Hector's House
2 Feb 2012, 10:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cause and cure for the common cold
Replies: 101
Views: 14604

Re: Cause and cure for the common cold

Alas very little evidence that any of these have much effect. Will anecdotal do? :p I've been getting a cold for the last few days... Last few times I felt a cold coming along, I had some nettle tea with some honey; symptoms vanished the next day. AFIR, I probably had my normal sleep (either >6 hou...
by Hector's House
2 Feb 2012, 10:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cause and cure for the common cold
Replies: 101
Views: 14604

Re: Cause and cure for the common cold

Echinacea, Zinc and Vit C to boost the immune system. Alas very little evidence that any of these have much effect. Will anecdotal do? :p I've been getting a cold for the last few days... Last few times I felt a cold coming along, I had some nettle tea with some honey; symptoms vanished the next da...
by Hector's House
21 Jan 2012, 1:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: FACEBOOKERS PLEASE READ
Replies: 12
Views: 930

Re: FACEBOOKERS PLEASE READ

a virus that burns your whole hard disc? that sounded incredibly unlikely to me... Thanks for the link, lollykat :)
by Hector's House
16 Jan 2012, 11:13am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Black Ice, nasty stuff
Replies: 27
Views: 1940

Re: Black Ice, nasty stuff

Sorry to hear that. that's rubbish. Glad that you're ok though - and will be back on the bike asap. I tend to avoid the back roads on mornings like this one: i always figure the main ones are safer as the traffic will have got rid of the worst of the ice. Traffic I can deal with; ice, not so much. T...
by Hector's House
16 Jan 2012, 11:13am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Black Ice, nasty stuff
Replies: 65
Views: 2212

Re: Black Ice, nasty stuff

Sorry to hear that. that's rubbish. Glad that you're ok though - and will be back on the bike asap. I tend to avoid the back roads on mornings like this one: i always figure the main ones are safer as the traffic will have got rid of the worst of the ice. Traffic I can deal with; ice, not so much. T...
by Hector's House
14 Jan 2012, 4:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New cyclist looking for some advice
Replies: 38
Views: 4157

Re: New cyclist looking for some advice

There are bike stands at Central Station but maybe not enough. I remember being pleasantly surprised at how many there are - a few years ago, there were the same sort of number as in Waverley. I'm not sure what it's like now; but I don't imagine the security has got worse: I've left my nice bike th...
by Hector's House
9 Jan 2012, 10:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Personalities!
Replies: 16
Views: 1813

Re: Personalities!

tourer is named Raju, after the camel I spent two days on in India. The name therefore conjours up reliability and comfort (but not necessarily speed). I spent about three years settling on a name - i tried Erin for a good while but it didn't really fit. My road bike was quickly named Hilda, because...
by Hector's House
8 Jan 2012, 5:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bells!
Replies: 36
Views: 2081

Re: Bells!

Or perhaps include the Dutch exclamation "Oi - Oi!" as & when appropriate? Found it quite effective & well received in last minute emergencies. Although there's always the risk of being mistaken for a radical skinhead themed genre of music I suppose :D or Oi,Oi,Oi,or is that an ol...
by Hector's House
6 Jan 2012, 3:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Overpriced trains
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: Overpriced trains

I agree that trains can be ridiculous. For instance, with my railcard, I recently very nearly bough some train tickets (leaving throughout the day) from Edinburgh to Leeds at £7*. On the other (serious, empathetic) hand, my friend paid once paid £60 to get from Aberdeen to Oxford; I was travelling f...
by Hector's House
5 Jan 2012, 2:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: missing cyclist in N.I
Replies: 3
Views: 864

Re: missing cyclist in N.I

Pretty worrying - thanks for the link. According to the beeb "On Tuesday night, his bicycle was spotted propped against a wall, a mile outside the village" (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-16419493) It's always weird when people go missing for no apparent reason... hoping for...
by Hector's House
4 Jan 2012, 10:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: missing cyclist in N.I
Replies: 3
Views: 864

missing cyclist in N.I

This is slightly old news now, but it's not been posted here - maybe there's a very small Northern Irish contingent; but there's fears for the safety of an experienced cyclist who went out on Sunday and hasn't been seen since... thoughts?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-16385946