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by Flite
18 Dec 2018, 3:33pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: SPOTY - Geraint!
Replies: 16
Views: 7162

Re: SPOTY - Geraint!

Interesting that the recent cyclists to win spoty are a Welshman, a Scot, a Manxman and an Englishman!
by Flite
6 Mar 2018, 11:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hartside cafe
Replies: 44
Views: 12055

Re: Hartside cafe

Considering Hartside had been closed for over a week due to snow, I think electrical fault is more likely than arson.
by Flite
6 Mar 2018, 10:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Yellow roads and black numbers.
Replies: 51
Views: 4590

Re: Yellow roads and black numbers.

There are still over 500,000 bench marks in existence, but like trig points, they are no longer used by the OS. However there are 190 Fundamental Bench Marks (FBM) which are still used. Source: https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/benchmarks Thanks to you lot, I have just downloaded the details and loca...
by Flite
6 Mar 2018, 9:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Yellow roads and black numbers.
Replies: 51
Views: 4590

Re: Yellow roads and black numbers.

I think spot heights have been accurately determined, and are marked in the terrain by a "bench mark". Bench Marks are usually carved into buildings and look like an arrow pointing up with a bar on top. Government property, like prison clothing used to be marked. We've got a bench mark on ...
by Flite
4 Mar 2018, 10:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Weather Forecast
Replies: 255
Views: 10969

Re: Weather Forecast

Starting to snow properly again now. Visibility poor.
The paths we dug yesterday are going to disappear :roll:
by Flite
3 Mar 2018, 9:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Weather Forecast
Replies: 255
Views: 10969

Re: Weather Forecast

Well, it hasn't thawed here at all. The 4foot drifts around the garden mean the rabbits can walk over the walls and fences. So today I have been hand digging a snow moat around the outside. While OH has been using the mini digger to clear a route to get the vehicles onto the public road. We can now ...
by Flite
2 Mar 2018, 3:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you intend to come and look at the Bayeux tapestry?
Replies: 78
Views: 4554

Re: Do you intend to come and look at the Bayeux tapestry?

The steam loco snow plough would do a good job of keeping the trains running on the Settle to Carlisle line.
In 50 years time, I don't think folks will be watching film of the electric trains stuck in the South of England this week.
by Flite
2 Mar 2018, 3:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Weather Forecast
Replies: 255
Views: 10969

Re: Weather Forecast

Best way to thaw out frozen locks and doors is with a hairdryer! I use it fairly often for the cat hatch. I have never used it to dry my hair (dryer was purchased for the guest bedroom) Still snowing (not as much) and blowing. Still not worth digging ourselves out - Maybe tomorrow So we will stay in...
by Flite
1 Mar 2018, 10:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Weather Forecast
Replies: 255
Views: 10969

Re: Weather Forecast

It's no joke for folks living in areas that have got the snow. It has been snowing here virtually non-stop since Monday. We had 12in of new snow yesterday and another 18in today. Drifting to about 4ft deep. We gave up trying to get to the rain gauge. White out conditions due to the wind, and impossi...
by Flite
1 Mar 2018, 4:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Weather Forecast
Replies: 255
Views: 10969

Re: Weather Forecast

Yellow: Expect trouble: make sure car fully prepared - top up fluids, check tyres, incl spare, pack shovel, old carpets, tow rope, scraper, de-icer, torch brush. All done in October, and checked regularly until April Food, hot drink, boots and lots of clothes. More clothes. Fully charged phone if i...
by Flite
1 Mar 2018, 11:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you intend to come and look at the Bayeux tapestry?
Replies: 78
Views: 4554

Re: Do you intend to come and look at the Bayeux tapestry?

Barney is too nice, lets not spoil it.
Presume you mean Bowes museum - obvious candidate really with it's connections to the royals.
(And a reminder that most of our grand houses were built off the backs of miners.)
And if Bowes Museum was in London, admission would be free.
by Flite
1 Mar 2018, 10:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you intend to come and look at the Bayeux tapestry?
Replies: 78
Views: 4554

Re: Do you intend to come and look at the Bayeux tapestry?

Yep. Upgrade the East Coast main line, develop Darlington airport (plenty of space if they are quick before it becomes a housing estate), move government departments to Doncaster and sell Westminster to the Americans! And return Britain's historic treasures back to the regions - in free museums like...
by Flite
28 Feb 2018, 8:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you intend to come and look at the Bayeux tapestry?
Replies: 78
Views: 4554

Re: Do you intend to come and look at the Bayeux tapestry?

Not unless it is going to be in the North of the UK - Durham, Carlisle, Edinburgh. Folks in London and the south can go and see it in France easier than I can go to see it in London. And it's time we got the Lindisfarne Gospels back from London anyway.
by Flite
26 Feb 2018, 8:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Weather Forecast
Replies: 255
Views: 10969

Re: Weather Forecast

Well, we are prepared for the worst. Living near the top of the North Pennines, we get the snow from any direction. But our nearest Met Office weather forecast is for the village 5 miles away and at 650ft, so we need to knock off a few degrees as we live at 1100ft. Most of my bike routes go to about...
by Flite
16 Feb 2018, 4:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Tragic Proliferation of ‘Drive-Cycling’
Replies: 189
Views: 14073

Re: The Tragic Proliferation of ‘Drive-Cycling’

I live high up in the North Pennines, with quiet but very hilly rural roads and mostly considerate drivers, so mostly I ride from home. At this time of year, our roads remain covered in snow and ice for weeks at a time. And the wind on the exposed roads can knock me over. So sometimes I just put the...