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by LollyKat
24 Mar 2020, 11:00pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: £5 Item Clearout (pt2)
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: £5 Item Clearout (pt2)

I'll take the pannier covers - will PM you
by LollyKat
24 Mar 2020, 10:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cattle grids...
Replies: 48
Views: 1318

Re: Cattle grids...

What do people reckon on flat v round bars? You'd think the round bars would be less juddery but in practice I find they're often more so, as the gap between the tops of the tubes is greater than then gap between square bars. The only time I have met round bars (on Skye) I was on a Brompton and had...
by LollyKat
23 Mar 2020, 10:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid-19 : Social distancing – Should I carry a stick?
Replies: 31
Views: 782

Re: Social distancing – Should I carry a stick?

And to cap it all - anyone know where I can get butyl mercaptan ? You know - the stuff skunks spray on you if you get too close? When I was a kid we used to hunt for lost golf balls - the burn that ran through the course was always a good source. Some of the cases had rotted but the fun then was to...
by LollyKat
23 Mar 2020, 10:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Being Positive: What are we doing to occupy ourselves for the duration ...
Replies: 71
Views: 1990

Re: Being Positive: What are we doing to occupy ourselves for the duration ...

What scanner do you have or recommend? We too have old negs that we never printed. It's an old Minolta Scan Dual, you can put a strip of up to 4 negs in at a time, get very good quality scans out of it.... Thanks - we still have somewhere a Nikon Coolscan ED but it has a very shallow depth of field...
by LollyKat
23 Mar 2020, 10:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 609
Views: 15818

Re: Coronavirus - Possible ban on cycling in the UK?

Yes, BoJo went on to specify running, walking and cycling. Unfortunately some of the nice cycleways such as the nearby canal towpath are fairly narrow and you can't pass another walker or cyclist without getting closer than 2 metres. I may keep to short training runs on local hilly housing estates w...
by LollyKat
23 Mar 2020, 10:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Being Positive: What are we doing to occupy ourselves for the duration ...
Replies: 71
Views: 1990

Re: Being Positive: What are we doing to occupy ourselves for the duration ...

rmurphy195 wrote:Just taken delivery of some 6x4 semi-gloss photo paper, so plan to get my old film scanner working and catch-up on scanning in my old negs (gone digital - anyone want a darkroom setup?) and print some off.


What scanner do you have or recommend? We too have old negs that we never printed.
by LollyKat
23 Mar 2020, 10:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 620
Views: 12692

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Could you treat yourself to a second-hand, reconditioned Kenwood Chef? They are available on ebay. Twenty years ago I inherited my mother's one which she got around 1960 - I think she had it serviced once, and I had to get new brushes for the motor (£10), but the guy in the repair shop said it was b...
by LollyKat
15 Mar 2020, 5:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lockdown for over seventies?
Replies: 181
Views: 4946

Re: Lockdown for over seventies?

Particularly as our wonderful , caring NH S is likely planning not to treat people with those conditions when they're badly ill. Apparently all lives are of equal value but some more equal than others. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/14/coronavirus-outbreak-older-people-doctors-t...
by LollyKat
5 Mar 2020, 1:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Contemplative cycling.
Replies: 33
Views: 1514

Re: Contemplative cycling.

I sometimes ride with a friend who is a keen birdwatcher and has eyes like, well, a hawk, and is also good at identifying birdsong. I consider myself reasonably observant but she will call out the name of a bird before I’ve even noticed it.
by LollyKat
26 Feb 2020, 10:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sunday strict observance on Outer Hebrides northern isles
Replies: 72
Views: 2639

Re: Sunday strict observance on Outer Hebrides northern isles

You may enjoy shopping but the folk running the shop are working.
by LollyKat
16 Feb 2020, 5:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 1945 Footage of District Nurse
Replies: 28
Views: 1429

Re: 1945 Footage of District Nurse

ambodach wrote:LollyKat it must be the same one but I thought it was earlier. Perhaps 1970’s even.

I first met him in 1983 - he looked in his early 30s.
by LollyKat
15 Feb 2020, 5:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 1945 Footage of District Nurse
Replies: 28
Views: 1429

Re: 1945 Footage of District Nurse

There used to be a GP in the west end of Glasgow who did home visits on a recumbent. I remember seeing him one day in I think Knightswood. His name was Dr Lean but cannot remember his first name. I remember a GP in Glasgow in the 1980-90s riding a recumbent - his name was Colin but I can't remember...
by LollyKat
11 Feb 2020, 12:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ciara
Replies: 61
Views: 1672

Re: Ciara

ratherbeintobago wrote:I’m not sure what ‘highest subsonic speed record’ actually means.

"Despite travelling faster than the speed of sound the plane would not have broken the sonic barrier as it was helped along by fast-moving air."
BBC News
by LollyKat
11 Feb 2020, 11:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Outer Hebrides
Replies: 26
Views: 1321

Re: Outer Hebrides

mikeymo wrote:I've often thought of going in the Feb half term...


This year the Feb half term has coincided with storm Ciara - enough said! :lol:
by LollyKat
9 Feb 2020, 9:55pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Twisted ankle recovery tips
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: Twisted ankle recovery tips

"...he went to bed and wrapped his head
in vinegar and brown paper."

I always thought this was the usual nursery rhyme nonsense but it must be an old folk remedy.