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by Audax67
9 Jul 2020, 3:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 445
Views: 11921

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

Thanks for writing that, Vorpal, I was too Image to know where to begin.

But you have to respect a man(?) who knows 99% of scientists well enough to say they're afraid. Dontcha? :shock:
by Audax67
9 Jul 2020, 2:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cheese shop.
Replies: 11
Views: 479

Re: Cheese shop.

Peanut butter works, so does bird seed, and so does plain water. Trouble is, the wee blighters learn very fast, and if one has triggered a trap without getting caught it won't go near it again no matter what the bait. I wouldn't be surprised if they learn from each other, either.
by Audax67
5 Jul 2020, 11:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Old or new?
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: Old or new?

Suggestion: keep your current bike for commuting, and buy something lighter to have fun with at the weekend.
by Audax67
3 Jul 2020, 2:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..
Replies: 407
Views: 39053

Re: New words/vocab on these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..

Elizabeth_S wrote:Not one I use here, but a favourite of mine to use
dogsposal unit
feeding the dog odds and ends, usually bits of veg or crumbs while preparing food
If you have a dog, you'll know what I mean!


I like canine pre-rinse cycle, i.e. letting the dogs lick the plates before they go in the dishwasher.
by Audax67
30 Jun 2020, 2:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lacing Saddles
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Re: Lacing Saddles

I use a bootlace on mine & tie it off with a reef knot, but it's hard to make the knot while keeping the sides under tension so I then put a cable tie around all the lacing and pull that until it's as tight as I want it.
by Audax67
30 Jun 2020, 2:33pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Things that get ignored in the hope that they go away.
Replies: 47
Views: 977

Re: Things that get ignored in the hope that they go away.

Anomalous lumps in worrying places.

Thoracic pains that just might be indigestion.

The verb should, used in the second person.
by Audax67
27 Jun 2020, 3:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pain in big toe
Replies: 24
Views: 672

Re: Pain in big toe

Seen the GP and she said it was gout (no sign of infection) and gave me some pills, looking back on it I think it was down to dehydration on that first run. I'm pretty bad at drinking enough myself, and have had horrible cramp on occasion both during and after rides. Post-ride lately I've started m...
by Audax67
22 Jun 2020, 1:56pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Thanks covid, getting a bit old how many more Alpine trips?
Replies: 10
Views: 470

Re: Thanks covid, getting a bit old how many more Alpine trips?

I think rather than go electric I'd rather tour in uk under my own power. It's funny but my contemporaries feel the same: that you really are as young as you feel age shouldn't be a barrier and I see fellow oldies on here feel much the same. My sentiments too. I have chums who go tooling around on ...
by Audax67
19 Jun 2020, 3:27pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: supplements
Replies: 31
Views: 673

Re: supplements

But it's wiser to supplement vitamin D than not. NB vitamin D as absorbed by pill or from sunlight must undergo a couple of transformations in the body before it becomes active. Fructose can interfere with this process and transform it into an inactive form. When you eat fruit, though, the fructose...
by Audax67
19 Jun 2020, 2:45pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Chamois Creme ???
Replies: 30
Views: 8366

Re: Chamois Creme ???

Assos shorts & bum cream + supple leather saddle is my recipe. Every so often I test the pads for wear by rubbing them on my lips.
by Audax67
19 Jun 2020, 9:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Right foot rotating clockwise on SPD cleats
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: Right foot rotating clockwise on SPD cleats

I have one leg longer than the other by about a centimetre. I tried all the pedal-packing/orthotic insoles bit with little joy. Nowadays I use a supple leather saddle with the nose offset slightly towards the short leg. Result is that my pelvis is a bit lower on that side, and ankle inclination make...
by Audax67
18 Jun 2020, 3:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mudguards
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: Mudguards

Been using a pair of SKS Raceblades for the last 5 years, with the addition of a mudflap cut from the traditional notebook cover and riveted onto the front one. They're a bit clacketty-rub at times and don't protect the saddle tube, but they're cheap and I can take them off in about half a minute if...
by Audax67
17 Jun 2020, 5:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedersen (sigh)
Replies: 23
Views: 734

Re: Pedersen (sigh)

Pedersen porn:

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I met this chap a couple of years ago near our village. Looks like the bike runs on water & fizzy drinks.

N.B. the look of adoration on his face.
by Audax67
16 Jun 2020, 10:16am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The unholy trinity of bridge stupidity...
Replies: 16
Views: 729

Re: The unholy trinity of bridge stupidity...

Oh. Right. Thought this thread was about bidding 7NT on a Yarborough, etc.
by Audax67
16 Jun 2020, 10:12am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Dog walkers or horseriders?
Replies: 69
Views: 123820

Re: Dog walkers or horseriders?

At least dog-owners have learnt to either pick up the product or get their dogs to crap on the verge. Not so the haughty horsegit:

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