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by Spinners
19 Jul 2018, 1:24pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)
Replies: 80
Views: 2423

Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

I couldn't be prouder of G's ride yesterday. I'm not convinced that he can go on and win it though. I think his loyal lieutenant past is too deeply ingrained but I hope I'm wrong as a G win would be marvellous and perhaps best for Sky in that there'll be none of the baggage that would accompany anot...
by Spinners
15 Jul 2018, 4:07pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)
Replies: 80
Views: 2423

Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Fair play. Cracking stage today.
by Spinners
9 Jul 2018, 8:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Inconsiderate club cyclists
Replies: 66
Views: 1985

Re: Inconsiderate club cyclists

Shouldn't the heading just read 'Inconsiderate Cyclists'? Yes, you could argue that the existing heading gives a more complete description of the three twerps but I sense some prejudice here. Not all club cyclists are TDF wannabees or Strava Strivers! There is good and bad in everyone, we learn to l...
by Spinners
5 Jul 2018, 7:37am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Minimal training LEJOG
Replies: 9
Views: 327

Re: Minimal training LEJOG

No problem. Go for it!
by Spinners
1 Jul 2018, 1:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The heat
Replies: 84
Views: 1785

Re: The heat

Four days ahead of schedule it's raining in South Wales :?
by Spinners
13 Jun 2018, 10:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: FILUMS ..to see.
Replies: 141
Views: 15180

Re: FILUMS ..to see.

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/pbSpinners/IT_zps7kzyvxct.jpg 'I, Tonya' (2017) starring Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Paul Walter Hauser and Allison Janney as Tonya's monstrous mother. Cracking performances from the leading ladies and some techno wizardry making it look like...
by Spinners
11 Jun 2018, 10:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: World cup - looking forward?
Replies: 194
Views: 4006

Re: World cup - looking forward?

This is the first Football World Cup where I just don't feel bothered. I'm hoping to get into it when it starts because I loved the sport when I was younger and played it into my mid-20's but for the past 15 years or so I've much preferred the Rugby World Cup. Anyway, the highlight of my sporting ca...
by Spinners
9 Jun 2018, 2:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Sora R3000 Levers
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Shimano Sora R3000 Levers

Not the triple but I'm using the double and very impressed. My only complaint is that the gear change is too quiet but I am from a Campag background :wink:
by Spinners
5 Jun 2018, 10:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: National Insurance cards
Replies: 15
Views: 680

Re: National Insurance cards

Mrs. Spinners has a plastic credit card sized NI card but mine is just plain card. I think she got an upgrade when she married me :wink:
by Spinners
30 May 2018, 12:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you love your job?
Replies: 71
Views: 1998

Re: Do you love your job?

What do you mean by TUPE year? Hopefully they haven't told you TUPE only lasts a year as legally it lasts indefinitely. No, they haven't told me that TUPE only lasts for a year. But I can see them scaling down the workforce at the end of the TUPE year (this wasn't just me, it involved 11 branches a...
by Spinners
29 May 2018, 6:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you love your job?
Replies: 71
Views: 1998

Re: Do you love your job?

What do you mean by TUPE year? Hopefully they haven't told you TUPE only lasts a year as legally it lasts indefinitely. No, they haven't told me that TUPE only lasts for a year. But I can see them scaling down the workforce at the end of the TUPE year (this wasn't just me, it involved 11 branches a...
by Spinners
29 May 2018, 7:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you love your job?
Replies: 71
Views: 1998

Re: Do you love your job?

No. I hate it. Or more correctly, I hate my 'new' employer. Everything was fine and dandy for 16 years until I was TUPE'd over to my new employer following a merger. My previous role simply doesn't exist in the company I've been transferred over to so I've been re-roled into the nearest equivalent (...
by Spinners
28 May 2018, 8:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Air - conditioning in open-plan office
Replies: 27
Views: 579

Re: Air - conditioning in open-plan office

I sympathise with you. On one of the really warm days last week (mid-20's at lunchtime) I had a 1-2-1 meeting with my boss just after lunch. As soon as I walked in I knew an electric fire was on... {FFE - family-friendly edit }! I politely asked him would he mind if I turned it off and his reply was...
by Spinners
13 May 2018, 9:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are you going to Watch the Eurovision Song Contest? 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 6176

Re: Are you going to Watch the Eurovision Song Contest? 2018

I enjoyed it but had a bit of a stamina fail :oops: so missed the voting.

I liked the French and German entries (both quite emotional) and also Bulgaria. Even before the stage attack, our girl deserved to be in the top 5.