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by PaulB
28 Jan 2016, 9:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone from Carlisle?
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: Anyone from Carlisle?

I live a short walk from Scotby Cycles and, yes, they were flooded again and are currently closed ahead of a refurbishment sale.

They suffered the same fate when the area was flooded 11 years ago and had to sell off a lot of stock including top end bikes. They will be announcing their sale soon.
by PaulB
26 Jan 2016, 2:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Role model: who is yours?
Replies: 159
Views: 11795

Re: Role model: who is yours?

I agree with Audax67 and Mick F. I've never understood the concept of 'Role Models'. I am me and try to be as nice a person as possible but why would I want to be like someone else. People who need role models must feel somehow inferior and need guidance through life. As has been said; I can admire ...
by PaulB
24 Jan 2016, 1:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin Edge 200 - That Black Bar...
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Re: Garmin Edge 200 - That Black Bar...

I have a Garmin 200 and have always assumed that the black bar was to show battery charge. You are right about the manual - it only gives scant information about set up and use. There are one or two tutorials (not made by Garmin) on YouTube about the 200 that I found informative. One even shows how ...
by PaulB
22 Jan 2016, 9:06pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Its like childbirth
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: Its like childbirth

A friend of mine was winding up some of the women in the office. They'd been saying that if men could give birth they would only have one child as giving birth was the most painful thing you can experience. My friend said it was nothing compared to a man being kicked in his "male department&quo...
by PaulB
16 Jan 2016, 5:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: ATOC Survey: Multi-mode cycle/train journeys.
Replies: 28
Views: 1452

Re: ATOC Survey: Multi-mode cycle/train journeys.

I see the first question it asks is which organisation linked to the survey and lists the Cyclist Touring Club. As that no longer exists, as I recognise it, I went no further.
by PaulB
15 Jan 2016, 11:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: simpler cycling
Replies: 36
Views: 2766

Re: simpler cycling

Get a copy of Grant Peterson's book - "Just Ride" - and see how cycle racing has turned us into gear freaks. I've ridden bikes for about 60 years and well remember my early models having just one free-wheel gear and flat bars plus flat pedals. We spent hours riding them to school and for l...
by PaulB
11 Jan 2016, 11:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Fontain Pens and ink.
Replies: 40
Views: 1517

Re: Fontain Pens and ink.

I remember the old 'dip-in' pens from school. Then we had fountain pens and then the new fangled cartridge pens. Being left handed I could never get away with ink pens as my hand would cover the word just written and smudge the ink. I believe that special nibs for left handers were made but I didn't...
by PaulB
11 Jan 2016, 11:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Time to give up?
Replies: 31
Views: 1282

Re: Time to give up?

Here in Cumbria it seems to have rained non-stop since the middle of October. You will have seen the floods on TV. My bike hasn't been out of the shed for weeks because of the weather. I don't enjoy riding in a downpour but I will do it if the mood takes me. My problem is, I have no where under cove...
by PaulB
2 Dec 2015, 9:26pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Neuro surgeon states helmets saves lives!
Replies: 41
Views: 1574

Re: Neuro surgeon states helmets saves lives!

As Woody Allan said, "I'm not afraid of dying, I just don't want to be there when it happens"!
by PaulB
30 Nov 2015, 8:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Photos with the theme, Down the Road
Replies: 68
Views: 4717

Re: Photos with the theme, Down the Road

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At the entrance to "Rose Castle" the former home of the Bishop of Carlisle.

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Taking a break at Thursby near Carlisle.
by PaulB
7 Nov 2015, 7:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling mags
Replies: 51
Views: 2641

Re: Cycling mags

There have been several threads on the subject of Cycling Magazines over the years and they all appear to agree that; unless you wear Lycra, ride Sportives or race, obsess about the weight of your bike and your own weight and want to buy the latest carbon fibre bicycle, there is no magazine aimed at...
by PaulB
9 Oct 2015, 12:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: If you don't like dogs you shouldn't walk on the beach
Replies: 71
Views: 2312

Re: If you don't like dogs you shouldn't walk on the beach

I don't have a dog because it wouldn't fit in with my lifestyle and I can do without the hassle. My sister has two, well trained, dogs and gets great pleasure from their company. I've been to Crufts (as part of my job) and chatted to real "doggy people" who care about their animals in ways...
by PaulB
9 Oct 2015, 12:13pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: No diversity in Cycle magazine
Replies: 14
Views: 1230

Re: No diversity in Cycle magazine

Cycle magazine has a "closed readership" in that it is only available to CTC members. It therefore has little or no influence outside of the organisation. It doesn't matter how many photographs of minority groups it publishes the affect will be very limited as people from the groups featur...
by PaulB
5 Oct 2015, 9:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: National Anthem . . is it time for change ?
Replies: 128
Views: 3178

Re: National Anthem . . is it time for change ?

I agree with comedian Billy Connolly; he said the national anthem should be the theme from the radio series "The Archers"!
by PaulB
30 Sep 2015, 8:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1626
Views: 458092

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

SSCN5195.JPG http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w157/Silberhorn/DSCN5186_zpsf5sbyvjx.jpg I just love the autumn when you get clear sunny days that are made for cycling. Bianchi C2C Nirone 7 (alloy frame with carbon/kevlar forks) with Campagnolo Centaur compact group set and Campagnolo Proton wheels...