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by cycleruk
28 Sep 2020, 2:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wasps
Replies: 18
Views: 380

Re: Wasps

Guardian coverage of the 2020 Annual Big Butterfly Count: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/28/record-low-number-british-butterflies-baffles-scientists-annua-big-butterfly-count Jonathan We virtually had no butterflies until a few weeks ago. Even the buddleia wasn't attracting any un...
by cycleruk
27 Sep 2020, 9:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wasps
Replies: 18
Views: 380

Re: Wasps

Jdsk wrote:Do you want to get rid of them?
Jonathan

Gone now but as Mercalia asked - do they make honey? I know they pollinate plants but do they collect nectar.
by cycleruk
27 Sep 2020, 9:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wasps
Replies: 18
Views: 380

Re: Wasps

We've had a couple of bee colonies nesting in the eaves this year. These looked to have ousted and upset the sparrows that usually nest there. (we did have sparrows nesting in another bird box for the first time.) Agree that we also seem to have had very few wasps this year. In fact very few butterf...
by cycleruk
27 Sep 2020, 8:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wasps
Replies: 18
Views: 380

Wasps

Bird box on side of shed. Taken over by wasps earlier in the year. Has been vacated a few weeks now. Kept my distance while it was inhabited. IMG_20200927_113819166.jpg Dismantled to clean out. IMG_20200927_114604200_HDR.jpg Contents. IMG_20200927_114940840_HDR.jpg And close up of cells. IMG_2020092...
by cycleruk
27 Sep 2020, 7:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flu 'jab'
Replies: 39
Views: 707

Re: Flu 'jab'

Had the Flu jab yesterday and no sign of any reaction - yet. :roll: :) My wife had hers during the week and has a bruise and sore arm. Wen I wer a lad at junior school, (1956-ish) there was an outbreak of flu. Out of the 400 or so people in the school, Peter Sidebottom and me were the only two peopl...
by cycleruk
27 Sep 2020, 6:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Towns and Villages in Wiltshire
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: Towns and Villages in Wiltshire

Why only one per ride? I would have thought that any practical number could be a accomplished in a ride.
by cycleruk
27 Sep 2020, 3:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?
Replies: 15
Views: 424

Re: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

I use a pair of thin gloves under a pair of mitts. Mine came from Aldi/Lidl ? under the title of "running gloves". Not sure what they are made from (polyester ?) but keep my finger tips warm enough until the temperature dictates winter gloves. If the hands get too warm then remove them and...
by cycleruk
25 Sep 2020, 4:17pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Routing help from locals - Escaping Taunton
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Routing help from locals - Escaping Taunton

Going south from Seven Bridge crossing (Monmouth) and Avonmouth M5 bridge, what would you recommend to Wedmore?
(Route of least resistance Tintern to Taunton next year ?).
by cycleruk
22 Sep 2020, 6:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 993
Views: 76346

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

A little nervous, but yesterday I volunteered for the COVID-19 vaccine trials. The vaccine is one that was created in Russia. I received my first shot this morning at 7:00am, and I wanted to let you all know that it’s completely safe, with иo side effects whatsoeveя, and that I feelshκι χoρoshό я чу...
by cycleruk
15 Sep 2020, 11:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Old Racer
Replies: 18
Views: 727

Re: Old Racer

Is there a frame number visible?
Perhaps that would help others with the identification.
by cycleruk
12 Sep 2020, 7:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame not straight/symetrical?/does it matter?
Replies: 27
Views: 1064

Re: Frame not straight/symetrical?/does it matter?

I have noticed lately, basically because I have been fitting wider tyres, 38/40, that on old favourite 90s steel hybrid of mine I have converted to a very decent tourer, that the rear tyre is significantly closer to the chainstay at one side - at the end closest to the seat-tube. You mention chains...
by cycleruk
12 Sep 2020, 7:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame not straight/symetrical?/does it matter?
Replies: 27
Views: 1064

Re: Frame not straight/symetrical?/does it matter?

Paulatic wrote:Can it not just be the dishing of the wheel? Needs moving over a bit.


Yes, initially turn the wheel round in its dropouts to determine it is the frame and not the dishing or even the tyre being off-centre.
by cycleruk
11 Sep 2020, 6:50pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2020 Tour de France
Replies: 103
Views: 3763

Re: 2020 Tour de France

I have just been told that Lancashire lad, Hugh Carthy (EF Pro) , crashed last Tuesday and is riding with a broken elbow. He has trouble braking and climbing so today's result, 9th on the stage, was surprising. We had noticed a bandage on his arm and today there is a blue surgical support. Good luck...
by cycleruk
11 Sep 2020, 4:35pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2020 Tour de France
Replies: 103
Views: 3763

Re: 2020 Tour de France

What a day! Fantastic racing right to the end. 2 races in one and both edge of seat. :D
by cycleruk
10 Sep 2020, 8:47pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2020 Tour de France
Replies: 103
Views: 3763

Re: 2020 Tour de France

Back to the racing this tour is wide open compared to tdf of the last decade stymied by ineos domination. Mark Hirschi has been exceptional and won a well deserved win today. Cheers James A couple of times I'm sure he locked up his back wheel on the descents. Certainly pushing it round the corners....