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by rich.hr6
21 Jul 2020, 5:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: HR6 Velomobile spotted....
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: HR6 Velomobile spotted....

I very much doubt there is a motor involved. Going up the steep incline I mentioned it was definitely at a speed best described as "winching it up", certainly no assistance. Going down the slope towards Ledbury I suspect it was on the speed limit for that road, 60 mph. These fully faired ...
by rich.hr6
21 Jul 2020, 1:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: HR6 Velomobile spotted....
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: HR6 Velomobile spotted....

maybe the owner had an electric motor fitted? But that'd be cheating..... .......in which case I'll throw my hat at it next time I see, never mind raise it !!! Seriously though, the bodywork/superstructure seemed to have a pedalling hard type wallow to it as it went along, which if it was just huma...
by rich.hr6
21 Jul 2020, 11:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: HR6 Velomobile spotted....
Replies: 5
Views: 225

HR6 Velomobile spotted....

On a couple of occasions over the past few weeks, whilst on the way towards Ledbury, I've come up behind a red Velomobile[or something very similar], and to put it mildly, it wasn't hanging about!! My speedo was reading 43mph at one point for goodness sake, and I wasn't catching it up, just cruising...
by rich.hr6
8 May 2020, 3:16pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for Brompton
Replies: 35
Views: 1668

Re: Tent for Brompton

Always fancied a Wild Country Hoolie 2. Seems to tick a lot of the boxes for Brompton touring, and also for the larger or taller person. Doesn't weigh too much and got a good porch by the look of things. Might treat myself when all this is over,.......if I'm still here and we're allowed to go out an...
by rich.hr6
24 Jan 2020, 4:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Two favourite poems.
Replies: 59
Views: 1498

Re: Two favourite poems.

Sorry, I only have one favourite at the moment. A Child in the 80s 'Daddy, how old is Groucho Marx?' 'Sorry dear boy, he's dead.' 'Gosh! And Chico? Oh yes, and Harpo?' 'Dead. All of them dead.' 'Daddy, is Lassie very old?' 'Dogs die young, you know.' 'Will Hay's good! Is he dead too?' 'Thirty years ...
by rich.hr6
30 Jun 2019, 3:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1696
Views: 479385

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

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" only good for commuting " my foot !!

Here's mine exploring off road down the bottom of the garden. Great fun.

Fancy RTW next ....................Round the Wirral.


And back in time for tea.
by rich.hr6
16 May 2019, 9:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 1237
Views: 86556

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

" DAAADDDD.....I'm cold, "


Go and stand in the corner, it's ninety degrees.
by rich.hr6
19 Aug 2016, 12:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Not a good start to the day.
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: Not a good start to the day.

No drop off in the number of swifts over and around this part of HR6, or so it appears to me. As for swallows and house martins, flipping dozens, possibly hundreds of them, playing in the breeze around the quarries at the top of the Clee Hill, probably trying to spot the easiest/flattest/shortest wa...
by rich.hr6
19 Jul 2016, 9:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Too Hot to Cycle
Replies: 32
Views: 1485

Re: Too Hot to Cycle

.....48 miles today. It was just like riding my bike round the airing cupboard!!!!
by rich.hr6
26 Jun 2016, 9:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 2nd referendum?
Replies: 219
Views: 8002

Re: 2nd referendum?

Well we never took the old signs down in the first place, so back to normal round here !!
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by rich.hr6
16 Jun 2016, 2:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Argos Racing Cycles (Bristol)
Replies: 14
Views: 2458

Re: Argos Racing Cycles (Bristol)

They did a good alteration job on my forks when I wanted a more upright position, putting a new longer steerer tube in. Better, ie. nicer looking, than those ugly riser attachments you can get. Would certainly use them again.
by rich.hr6
12 Feb 2016, 10:14am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling with a mechanical heart valve
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Re: Cycling with a mechanical heart valve

Hi Tom, Mine's a mechanical valve, in since 2002, for the same reason as you. If you see the reply I gave in the Hole in the Heart thread down below, that says most of it. I'm not a TT'er, just a pootler round the countryside, but hills make me sweat, and certainly raise my heart rate. But the valve...
by rich.hr6
11 Feb 2016, 2:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: In/Out or On/Off?
Replies: 11
Views: 659

Re: In/Out or On/Off?

Just a thought.........................

How long before it ends up on a headstone?!?

logged off this mortal coil

logged out of life

.......... there's bound to be one sooner or later!!!!
by rich.hr6
3 Feb 2016, 9:20am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hole in the heart recovery post surgery.
Replies: 5
Views: 693

Re: Hole in the heart recovery post surgery.

Hi 3spd, After my open heart surgery for an Aortic valve replacement the ' very expensive plumber' as he called himself, said give it 6 to 8 weeks and then see how it feels. So that's what I did. That was in 2002, and since then I've cycled up, over and down most of the hills in this part of the wor...
by rich.hr6
24 Jul 2015, 2:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Morris Minors
Replies: 114
Views: 12193

Re: Morris Minors

018.jpg .....and here's another rallying Minor. I was P2, in the navigators seat, my pal from Rolls Royce Motors in Crewe was P1. Post office van back axle, Shorrocks Super charger, high lift cam off I can't remember what, and enough lighting to peel the paint off anything we caught up on route. Ha...