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by gbnz
27 May 2020, 10:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1227
Views: 26259

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

Hmm....hope you've written to "our" MP as well :wink:) I've written twice. Once on Saturday and again last night. She only half went to Oxford - Oxford Brookes. Nothing wrong with that but at the time it was a poly not Oxford Uni.[/quote] Hope she's had a few letters / emails. And yes, I'...
by gbnz
26 May 2020, 8:26am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike sales
Replies: 37
Views: 1222

Re: Bike sales

hemo wrote: many new or old bike will be gathering dust again soon.


Hmm.....yes, but with the onset of autumn in October, there'll be superb second hand buying opportunities :wink:
by gbnz
26 May 2020, 8:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1227
Views: 26259

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

At least we know why we need to stay alert. There may be people driving Land Rovers with impaired vision. Hmm....hope you've written to "our" MP as well :wink: . Not that I'd vote for her, but I am interested to verify whether she's one of them, or one of us (NB. Education somewhere down ...
by gbnz
25 May 2020, 10:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 163
Views: 5217

Re: How's your weather?

We are on unmetered water and our water rates are a crazy £900 per annum l Hmm....have to admit I'm on metered water and was very concerned about the costs I was potentially incurring in watering annual / biannual plants on a shared stretch of common grass verge :? (NB. It is only a temporary renta...
by gbnz
24 May 2020, 8:03am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike sales
Replies: 37
Views: 1222

Re: Bike sales

There are enough bikes already, no need for more, but certain persons have more than they need :wink: Isn't there some sort of formula for the ideal number of bikes? :wink: Yes......I've got one and another one and another one; and therefore I need another one :wink: (NB. I still bitterly regret ha...
by gbnz
23 May 2020, 5:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike sales
Replies: 37
Views: 1222

Re: Bike sales

My LBS has had a queue outside virtually all day, when I finally got in at 2nd attempt, he'd sold 4 road bikes, had suggested to one lady (with the gales we have today) it probably isn't the best day to test ride a new MTB, and a shelf of helmets that was full at the start of the day was half empty...
by gbnz
23 May 2020, 7:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1227
Views: 26259

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

His trips to Durham show an admirable desire to broaden his knowledge of how people in the wider UK think about this crisis. Well yes, a gvt advisor self isolating a couple of hundreds of miles from home, with no contact with his parents who's property he's living in, never mind the wider local pop...
by gbnz
22 May 2020, 7:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 756
Views: 20166

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

[quote="Cugel" Whilst it's obviously needful to keep the rate of infections down in crowded places with pressing & numerous social contact the norm, this isn't appropriate in vast swathes of low-population Wales; and similar areas elsewhere, one suspects. Why is there no intelligent at...
by gbnz
18 May 2020, 9:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 756
Views: 20166

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

pointing the mother to this and similar news items might have helped: she'll never feel safe outside again. A few streets away there's an elderly couple who've not stepped out of their house since early March. They're terrified of going out Well, it all depends on one's personal attitude To be fair...
by gbnz
14 May 2020, 2:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 756
Views: 20166

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

And back to ending this lockdown nonsense Good to see that it was reported in the Guardian this morning that 99% of people dying of the virus are in age groups older than mine. And of that 1% of my age group dying, most have inherant qualities such as being of a lower socio economic groupings, with ...
by gbnz
14 May 2020, 8:12am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles Steel Tourer
Replies: 28
Views: 15614

Re: Spa Cycles Steel Tourer

It's possible gbnz just got unlucky..... modern enamel paint isn't what it used to be. I'd point out that the other bike I bought within the same week in 2015 (NB. Those far off days with decent bonuses :wink: ), remains in near perfect / new condition. There's been no difference in use or maintena...
by gbnz
13 May 2020, 7:35pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles Steel Tourer
Replies: 28
Views: 15614

Re: Spa Cycles Steel Tourer

It's possible gbnz just got unlucky..... modern enamel paint isn't what it used to be. I'd point out that the other bike I bought within the same week in 2015 (NB. Those far off days with decent bonuses :wink: ), remains in near perfect / new condition. There's been no difference in use or maintena...
by gbnz
13 May 2020, 7:32pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles Steel Tourer
Replies: 28
Views: 15614

Re: Spa Cycles Steel Tourer

Interesting. I'm thinking of buying a Spa frame. Do you happen to know if yours painted use the "ED" method? https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m1b0s225p3866/SPA-CYCLES-Wayfarer . Apologies, I have no knowledge about the manner in which it was painted. Though of seven new bikes I've had since 19...
by gbnz
13 May 2020, 9:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 756
Views: 20166

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

I wonder if that is really allowed. I'd get back to basics and evaluate whether it is necessary or can be enforced. Have to admit my lockdown ended a good few weeks back, it being absurd to suggest that either myself or anyone else is put at risk by going for a 15-80 mile walk/ride or sunbathing in...
by gbnz
13 May 2020, 9:16am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: OWD CODGER TRYING TO GET FIT
Replies: 12
Views: 498

Re: OWD CODGER TRYING TO GET FIT

+ 1 sounds an excellent plan. Think the only comments I'd make are don't push the gradients, too soon; it can feel like they need 20 times the effort per mile compared with a flat route and could be quite demotivating (NB. Believe Hebdon Bridge is hilly, I'd be happy to push the bike uphill and then...