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by thekelticfringe
13 Dec 2009, 12:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Being nice to car drivers
Replies: 28
Views: 1937

Re: Being nice to car drivers

Hum - fascinating! We're all quite keen on bitching about car drivers (compare this thread with my one about 'red means stop'). Are we also able to comment positvely or offer constructive suggestions? :D To quote the bard (no not that one, the real one) "Wad that god the giftie gi us tae see oo...
by thekelticfringe
12 Dec 2009, 9:46pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Waterproof Socks
Replies: 70
Views: 11675

Re: Waterproof Socks

Oh well - don't know if this will help you then, but I'm size 9 and took a large, which fit fine and are by no means too big. I think they shrink a bit when washed.
by thekelticfringe
10 Dec 2009, 1:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sandwiches
Replies: 54
Views: 2176

Re: Sandwiches

Alan D wrote:I've just discovered thinly sliced smoked salmon and Philly spread. The best (bought) bread to put it in is Sainsburys wholemeal. Yum Yum!



Excellent - wth a wee squeeze of lemon and plenty of freshly ground black pepper
by thekelticfringe
10 Dec 2009, 12:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Do you have a shower at your workplace?
Replies: 56
Views: 3227

Re: So....how many of you have showers at work?

You've got me thinking... I could cycle to the train station and catch a train to the station near my place of work, and then cycle from the station to the office - a total journey on the bike of 7 miles. (6 miles at the home end and just over a mile from the station to the office). A season ticket...
by thekelticfringe
10 Dec 2009, 11:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sandwiches
Replies: 54
Views: 2176

Re: Sandwiches

ETON Recipe #2

My mum used to mash a cream egg between two slices of top quality white bread spread generously with the finest salted butter. But she remembers rationing, so maybe that is why.
by thekelticfringe
9 Dec 2009, 6:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: red means 'stop'
Replies: 76
Views: 3231

Re: red means 'stop'

tonite a big traffic-light controlled t junction. two lanes turning right. a boy in a car runs the red, fails to notice stationary trafffic in his lane and pulls into theadjacent one. A second driver who,is evem more of a jumper swings through the red and finds his path blocked by the lane changer. ...
by thekelticfringe
8 Dec 2009, 8:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Being nice to car drivers
Replies: 28
Views: 1937

Being nice to car drivers

I've been commuting in the dark and wet. This involves some roadworks where there is a single track defined by a traffic cone 'funnel'', a number of roundabouts and major junctions, a steep hill, some dark rural lanes etc. Rather than getting cross with the knumpties, I've been thanking those that a...
by thekelticfringe
7 Dec 2009, 9:41pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Waterproof Socks
Replies: 70
Views: 11675

Re: Waterproof Socks

Liking the "two socks and bag" plan!
by thekelticfringe
7 Dec 2009, 9:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling Pics
Replies: 211
Views: 46229

Re: Cycling Pics

Glencoe and Le Touquet both very cool phots
by thekelticfringe
7 Dec 2009, 5:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sandwiches
Replies: 54
Views: 2176

Re: Sandwiches

Just call me"Delia" :)

Anyway, stop being so spiteful, it's what you do with your sandwich that counts, not where it comes from :mrgreen:
by thekelticfringe
6 Dec 2009, 8:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sandwiches
Replies: 54
Views: 2176

Re: Sandwiches

Slow roast some peppers, courgettes, sesame seeds, garlic, onions, (jalapenos, olives, walnuts etc etc) in some decent olive oil and season with salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon. Let it cool then stick it into a wholemeal truncheon with a good dollop of (homemade) hummus or some cream cheese. DON...
by thekelticfringe
6 Dec 2009, 8:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stretching...?
Replies: 41
Views: 1687

Re: Stretching...?

I do ham-string stretches after, and occasionally attempt to stretch the inside thigh tendons, because it makes me more flexible and feels good. But I'm well middle aged now, and never did any of this until about five years ago.
by thekelticfringe
6 Dec 2009, 3:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: red means 'stop'
Replies: 76
Views: 3231

Re: red means 'stop'

There was a time when preparing a car for the off was a bit of a faff - if you go back far enough, you had to alter the ignition timing Once was lucky enough to be a front seat passenger in a 1927 supercharged 4.5 litre Bentley on a 90 mile trip. To say that the driver had his hands full is an unde...
by thekelticfringe
6 Dec 2009, 11:26am
Forum: On the road
Topic: red means 'stop'
Replies: 76
Views: 3231

Re: red means 'stop'

Roundabouts seem to have a particular set of problems - I have one where drivers definately look, but regularly seem to look too far to the right. I have been on the roundabout, lit up like an Xmas tree, Hi-viz vizzing away and twice an approaching car entering the roundabout has nearly run into me ...
by thekelticfringe
5 Dec 2009, 10:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My first fall
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: My first fall

hope you're OK! I've had two serious falls - one when someone opened a car door and collected me - they pretty much had to help as another motorist called police and ambulance (Without reference to me btw - just went and did it). This was city centre and rush-hour so there were plenty of witnesses a...