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by gbnz
18 Feb 2020, 3:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: New supermarket without cycle parking
Replies: 42
Views: 1150

Re: New supermarket without cycle parking

Perhaps supermarkets with no cycle park facilities are quite happy for cyclists to ride into the store and pedal around doing their shopping Perhaps, but "Up in the post industrial North" cyclists are already considered strange. I'm aware at the local Morrisons I'm subject to special atte...
by gbnz
15 Feb 2020, 2:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ciara
Replies: 61
Views: 1411

Re: Ciara

The recent floods and storm damage were well publicised. Apparently £200m worth of damage. I imagine the victims would have a view about your description on "non-existent events". Perhaps you may wish to read my post more carefully, which I opened by specifically referring to "Bit of...
by gbnz
15 Feb 2020, 1:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ciara
Replies: 61
Views: 1411

Re: Ciara

Depends where you live. It isn't non existent in Northumberland and the Borders. Or tell that to the people of Hebdon Bridge. Or Hawick. Or Haydon Bridge. Or Carlisle. Hmm.... can't say I noticed a "storm" on my 5 mile run in mid Northumberland (Alnwick) this morning. And though there's n...
by gbnz
15 Feb 2020, 9:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ciara
Replies: 61
Views: 1411

Re: Ciara

Cold and bright here. Storm Dennis at the weekend, then... Bit of an anti climax! Storm Dennis; a few clouds in the sky, one or two puddles on the tarmac, slightly chilly, wind so strong that even the litter someone dropped outside the house yesterday, hasn't moved yet. Why do the MET office persis...
by gbnz
12 Feb 2020, 4:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Remembering the Fallen.
Replies: 47
Views: 1042

Re: Remembering the Fallen.

Do any of you still wear a poppy ? No, it's a bit of a nonsense. Britains chosen to fight in many wars, whether it was pushing South Africans into concentration camps during the lifetime of my grandparents, or fighting the French in 2033 (NB. Oop's sorry, Brexit supporters haven't got around to sta...
by gbnz
8 Feb 2020, 9:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Phillip Schofield announcement
Replies: 66
Views: 1488

Re: Phillip Schofield announcement

Mick F wrote:
Morzedec wrote:I want the whole world to know - that I'm a cyclist.

Happy days,
Me too.

I'm a cyclist.

Who knows? Perhaps some people believe cycling should be criminalized :wink:

Though have to admit I've always been OUT as a cyclist
by gbnz
8 Feb 2020, 9:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Encounter with a tractor
Replies: 13
Views: 669

Re: Encounter with a tractor

As for mud on the road, some is inevitable in rural areas after rain but it comes down to how much is reasonable and acceptable. Have to admit while most local farmers are ok, we've one whoalways covers the road deep in sh...t for 5-6 months of the year. Absolutely no effort made to scrape the wors...
by gbnz
4 Feb 2020, 7:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is this forum unrepresentative?
Replies: 105
Views: 2665

Re: Is this forum unrepresentative?

francovendee wrote: Or this forum for cyclists is out of wack with the rest of the country..

That's pretty much a given fact :wink:
by gbnz
2 Feb 2020, 9:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Mont St Michel ?
Replies: 27
Views: 929

Re: Mont St Michel ?

I called in while I was cycling around New Zealand (NB. I'd diverted over to Italy, then the Western Highlands but decided to drop in to see it, as I was close by). Camped just down the road and called in)
by gbnz
31 Jan 2020, 3:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: UK rejoins EU: when?
Replies: 64
Views: 1153

Re: UK rejoins EU: when?

Have to say the most amusing aspect of Brexit from my perspective, has been pointing out to 1 - 2 individuals that the reason why their £ is now worth less when they're abroad for the winter, is because they voted for BREXIT. Some have been absolutely dumbfounded, because leaving the EU meant that t...
by gbnz
30 Jan 2020, 8:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vaporfly Running Shoes
Replies: 21
Views: 444

Re: Vaporfly Running Shoes

Hmm.......I'm sure that the top of the field they'll make a difference :wink: But it's rather like passing the dozen souped up, super light road cyclists whilst on the Spa Tourer with a couple of weeks supply, or overtaking all the swimmers in the pool, or lifting a full stack at the gym as a matter...
by gbnz
27 Jan 2020, 6:53pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Health Kick - Cycling Commute
Replies: 14
Views: 588

Re: Health Kick - Cycling Commute

Currently 19st 6lb, so I’m going to struggle to begin with, but it will get better with time. Does anyone have any tips for me before I start? Don't fall into the mistake of thinking that exercise will have much of an impact on weight loss :wink: . I do it every year, despite knowing that diet is t...
by gbnz
26 Jan 2020, 3:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do I need a new bike?
Replies: 23
Views: 987

Re: Do I need a new bike?

9 years old, 5000km ---------it is still NEW. + 1. You've done the equivalent of approximately 24.5 weeks cycling on the bike, so of course you don't "need" another. My 2002 Giant OCR is still perfectly ok, the frame having done in the region of 70000 miles (Nb. I haven't used it much sin...
by gbnz
24 Jan 2020, 7:37am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hotel @ Heathrow?
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: Hotel @ Heathrow?

Can't say I've flied from Heathrow often (Twice :?: ), but could it be worth considering stopping off in any of the Central London hotels?

Think I stopped off in a youth hostel on my last (NB. Second) flight :wink:
by gbnz
21 Jan 2020, 7:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hartside cafe
Replies: 56
Views: 14040

Re: Hartside cafe

brynpoeth wrote:Right again 100%, Hartside would be a great place for a Hobbit-House built into the hill

True, but anything will be better than the thing that was there previously :wink: . Can't say I support arson, but they've done a service this time