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by DaveP
14 Oct 2016, 10:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jolene at 33
Replies: 11
Views: 513

Re: Jolene at 33

Fascinating! I think I prefer the original speed, but this still sounds good, which may say something about the quality of the performance. Thanks for posting! I never used to have much time for Country Music (if that's the correct genre!) until Little Sparrow came out, leaving me with an inclinatio...
by DaveP
11 Oct 2016, 11:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: London Bus Deliberate Collision?
Replies: 76
Views: 8394

Re: London Bus Deliberate Collision?

Annoying Twit wrote:Does that count as leaving the scene of an accident?

Yes.
by DaveP
11 Oct 2016, 8:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Does anyone else think this looks horrid?
Replies: 18
Views: 755

Re: Does anyone else think this looks horrid?

Hi, You see bikes languishing around leaning against something on the pavement " hey look at my bike with trimmed down gears and my brooks" ... I am not sure that the people riding them are embracing simplicity in its self rather than a fashion statement, my take on it. I'm sure you're ri...
by DaveP
10 Oct 2016, 11:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shoes help !
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: Shoes help !

Personally I think its worth making an effort to try clothing on, especially shoes. It's the only reliable way to make sure that things will be comfy, and that matters when you're starting to feel tired and are miles from home. Three issues with cycling shoes: As with other types of footwear there i...
by DaveP
10 Oct 2016, 10:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Does anyone else think this looks horrid?
Replies: 18
Views: 755

Re: Does anyone else think this looks horrid?

Hi, That's as bad as putting a brooks leather saddle on a single speed bike which used to have more than one gear :? Careful :shock: Every time I become `freshly aware of an attempt by S to compel me to change to more and pricier gears than I want, I remember just how pleasant my last single speed ...
by DaveP
9 Oct 2016, 7:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Does anyone else think this looks horrid?
Replies: 18
Views: 755

Re: Does anyone else think this looks horrid?

Very poor taste.
Oh, the bikes all right, as such, if it's the right shape for you -
but those white tyres are going to lose their looks pretty fast!

But the really really horrid thing is putting crimson (frame) and scarlet (hubs) together. :D
Colour blindness wouldn't help!
by DaveP
29 Sep 2016, 10:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shuffling back constantly
Replies: 18
Views: 1654

Re: Shuffling back constantly

Erectile disfunction for a whole week is pretty close to permanent! Well it would have seemed that way once... :roll: This is the point at which some well meaning soul suggests that on longer rides, or when experiencing saddle issues not yet successfully resolved, it can be helpful to regularly take...
by DaveP
29 Sep 2016, 10:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What a twisted use of the law?
Replies: 43
Views: 1239

Re: What a twisted use of the law?

Even in the UK I heard a married, foreign couple younger than our legal marriage age has to be recognised. However I guess under 16 and they can't consummate in. the UK without breaking the law. which is enforceable I reckon. Whom God hath joined let no man set asunder - and quite right too. When a...
by DaveP
29 Sep 2016, 9:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: One thing Brexit will put paid to ?
Replies: 36
Views: 922

Re: One thing Brexit will put paid to ?

One thing that I hope Brexit may put an end to, is blaming the EU for what are essentially our own failings. I think I am probably over optimistic in expecting even that much of a change. :lol: That would certainly be a positive outcome. Unfortunately, the unblinkered view will probably be so unpal...
by DaveP
29 Sep 2016, 9:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Can we have our Tea Shop back please?
Replies: 36
Views: 998

Re: Can we have our Tea Shop back please?

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Do you prefer the bottom or the top......................bunks :mrgreen:

Well these days I would have problems associated with either.
But, :oops: I was thinking about the garden...
by DaveP
29 Sep 2016, 6:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Getting the Tea Shop back
Replies: 35
Views: 2083

Re: Getting the Tea Shop back

I think that for many (most?) people in a word association test, "Tea shop" would trigger "cake." It's simpler than that for some of us - One whiff of the heady fumes of chain oil and I can almost taste cake :oops: :lol: As far as I can see its just another media led storm in a ...
by DaveP
29 Sep 2016, 6:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Can we have our Tea Shop back please?
Replies: 36
Views: 998

Re: Can we have our Tea Shop back please?

Well...I'd agree with the OP. I have no particular objection to the current content, but it has been a bit samey for a while now. I've just thumbed back to August '15 and there was definitely a wider range of content to chat about. I think we could all benefit from getting out more :wink: I'm off fo...
by DaveP
28 Sep 2016, 9:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New cyclist!
Replies: 34
Views: 3203

Re: New cyclist!

First ride as an adult :D First ride in how long? I think you've done ok! A bit more time on the bike and you'll find your confidence increases somewhat simply because the machine itself is more familiar. Tip When your ready, Sunday am, early - at this time of year, still dark early (You have lights...
by DaveP
28 Sep 2016, 9:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dangerous groups on Sportives
Replies: 64
Views: 8203

Re: Dangerous groups on Sportives

This is why Joe Public thinks that if he sees a couple of cyclists together then it must be a race. That + the team strips + especially those handlebars 8) I think the variety of comments rather make my point about being uneasy when another rider is alongside. My imagination gets stuck in "wor...
by DaveP
28 Sep 2016, 9:12pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: The, used to be, CTC magazine.
Replies: 64
Views: 31105

Re: The, used to be, CTC magazine.

It seems ... to be lot of political stuff, much MTB articles, bit of family news. A lot of reviews of ridiculously priced equipment that is way beyond anything I would consider spending. Just like all the other special interest comics, in other words. They typically derive a significant portion of ...