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by Spinners
21 Mar 2019, 1:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Local accents - what be yourn?
Replies: 24
Views: 531

Re: Local accents - what be yourn?

I love British accents and like guessing where someone is from by listening to them, getting it spectacularly wrong at times but spot-on at other times to people's utter bewilderment. A few years ago I met one lady for the first time and within a minute I guessed correctly that she was from Sheffiel...
by Spinners
18 Mar 2019, 6:28pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 38
Views: 1049

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

[s]Not until 2020.[/s]

Edit: I'm now up to speed with this story.
by Spinners
9 Mar 2019, 5:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: other hobbies.
Replies: 95
Views: 9007

Re: other hobbies.

Aviation History (especially WW2 and post-war military aviation history). Computer Graphics (but only associated with the above - making decals and skins for ' what if' flight sim models - example below). Movies (but not Marvel/DC/Superheroes). Music (60's, 70's and 80's). https://i256.photobucket.c...
by Spinners
7 Mar 2019, 11:28am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: My experience of prostate cancer
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: My experience of prostate cancer

Thanks for posting this. It's important stuff and when a fellow cyclist shares the experience it's all the more powerful.

I'm glad you've just about beaten it and here's hoping you have many more years on the bike.
by Spinners
5 Mar 2019, 2:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Overtaking roadies?
Replies: 84
Views: 7271

Re: Overtaking roadies?

Well I got well and truly caught today, whilst wearing full kit, by a pensioner on a hybrid. I was on a 'new' bike (my very first ride on a recent Gumtree purchase) and was just getting used to it whilst riding out to the meeting point of our Tuesday group ride. Fair play, he did say a cheery hello ...
by Spinners
2 Mar 2019, 11:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Currently listening to .......
Replies: 274
Views: 45452

Re: Currently listening to .......

Kitchen - France Gall (some sort of greatest hits cd but I love her voice as she's often less than perfect and all the better for it)

Man Cave - Sham 69 'The Adventures of Hersham Boys'
by Spinners
26 Feb 2019, 8:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: It's a Record!! 20 degrees!
Replies: 78
Views: 4860

Re: It's a Record!! 20 degrees!

Bonefishblues wrote:...and again. 21.2 new degrees at Kew


Tomorrow's tabloid newspaper headlines...

Kew! What a scorcher!
by Spinners
26 Feb 2019, 2:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: It's a Record!! 20 degrees!
Replies: 78
Views: 4860

Re: It's a Record!! 20 degrees!

Shorts on today and arm warmers OFF after the cafe stop. Wonderful for February.
by Spinners
25 Feb 2019, 4:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Overtaking roadies?
Replies: 84
Views: 7271

Re: Overtaking roadies?

mjr wrote:
Spinners wrote:
Cugel wrote:In the future Dytopia, when Mogg is Dictator (I mean PM)...



I actually shuddered after reading that...

Me too. Fancy not using spell-check! ;)


Dytopia is scary enough. It's a horrible future world ruled by orange faced buffoons with dyed hair...

Oh, hang-on :D
by Spinners
25 Feb 2019, 11:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike for rider over 300 pounds
Replies: 21
Views: 2233

Re: Bike for rider over 300 pounds

Thorn make robust 'expedition' type bikes which -at a price- ought to be robust enough for heavy/strong folk. If the OP is near South Wales I can recommend a sweet Thorn Expedition Tourer with 26" wheels for very little money (£250). Not too sure of the spoke count though. Should suit rider he...
by Spinners
25 Feb 2019, 11:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Overtaking roadies?
Replies: 84
Views: 7271

Re: Overtaking roadies?

Cugel wrote:In the future Dytopia, when Mogg is Dictator (I mean PM)...



I actually shuddered after reading that...
by Spinners
25 Feb 2019, 5:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Overtaking roadies?
Replies: 84
Views: 7271

Re: Overtaking roadies?

True, but there is a certain irony about the situation :roll: Explain please. We're all of different abilities. I'm really unfit at the moment but I went for a 50km ride last week and overtook 'roadie' cyclists and was overtaken by 'roadie' cyclists. I really don't see any point to your post other ...
by Spinners
24 Feb 2019, 7:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Overtaking roadies?
Replies: 84
Views: 7271

Re: Overtaking roadies?

As you pass ask them if they'd like to race. Passing them in any other circumstance and going on about it is simply boasting. + 1 'Roadies' are fellow cyclists. NOT another species!! True, but there is a certain irony about the situation :roll: Explain please. We're all of different abilities. I'm ...