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by David
6 Feb 2007, 8:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: They're made out of meat....
Replies: 21
Views: 5274

reohn2 wrote:intelligent,because all we know is what we know.


jb wrote:I think all anything knows is what it knows.


Mrs Tortoise wrote:Maybe the naked moron, would be better? :wink:


Did somebody mention Donald Rumsfeld :-)
by David
5 Feb 2007, 7:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: we can't make it rhyme all the time (poetry).
Replies: 64
Views: 12622

Sorry but haiku
seventeen syllables three
lines five seven five
by David
4 Feb 2007, 6:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: we can't make it rhyme all the time (poetry).
Replies: 64
Views: 12622

Both :P

OK then Myfanwy :-)
by David
4 Feb 2007, 4:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Somethings been puzzling me
Replies: 30
Views: 6722

Well - I've just read the Sheldon Brown website that Stevew kindly suggested. It has to be men that devised such complicated 'systems' for measuring wheels and tyres. Why not just measure the diameter of the wheel - or is that too obvious and simple. :roll: The problem with that is that different t...
by David
4 Feb 2007, 10:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best cycling adventure book, any ideas?
Replies: 82
Views: 20846

And it was fine, full of a promise of glorious days, a deep blue sky with dazzling piles of white cloud here and there, as though celestial haymakers had been piling the swathes of last night's clouds into cocks for a coming cartage. There were thrushes in the Richmond Road, and a lark on Putney He...
by David
4 Feb 2007, 9:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: help improve my hill climbing ability
Replies: 43
Views: 9590

Depends on the hills you want to climb. Having a steep hill to climb is great, there's a clear defined target to aim for and you can pace yourself and feel you've achieved something. Having a series of undulations where it's just a slog can be soul destroying and it's difficult to prepare or train f...
by David
4 Feb 2007, 9:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best cycling adventure book, any ideas?
Replies: 82
Views: 20846

The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells

Not strictly cycling but Alfred does ride a bicycle and I enjoyed the story.
by David
3 Feb 2007, 9:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink
Replies: 20
Views: 5030

More stuff on Vista and what you get :-(

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6319845.stm

Rhymes with lift :-)
by David
3 Feb 2007, 8:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Publishing my story
Replies: 9
Views: 2694

Perhaps it should be a question to the admins :-

"Can we have a blog space on the server please ?" :-)
by David
3 Feb 2007, 8:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: we can't make it rhyme all the time (poetry).
Replies: 64
Views: 12622

reohn2 wrote:I've got to say i'm a bit disapointed in you lot,I thought there might have been one or two poets amonst you.Apart from the odd one (not mine) you've not much to beat either


Surely it all depends on what you call poetry. What were you after another Jerusalem ? :-)
by David
3 Feb 2007, 7:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ethnic Background
Replies: 30
Views: 6657

[ Not mis-understood, just badly explained by me :-) What I meant that 50% (or therabouts) of the population is not male, i.e. female. Agree it's interesting and I think it is one of those questions that somebody somewhere will be seething over thinking that it shouldn't be asked because it is a ta...
by David
3 Feb 2007, 1:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ethnic Background
Replies: 30
Views: 6657

Does it matter what ethnic back ground one is?I have to ask this as I'm colour blind. :wink: No it doesn't, and that's why I wondered. We have a sizeable non white male community in the UK - 50% of the population can be classed thus, what I'm really interested in is why doesn't cycling seem to refl...
by David
3 Feb 2007, 12:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ethnic Background
Replies: 30
Views: 6657

Ethnic Background

While watching the TDF last year I didn't see any riders from Japan - despite Shimano being one of the big sponsors of the event, I also didn't see any Africans or Asians. While I'm out on my bike I mainly see people like me - blokes - and the occasional female. This came back to me after the Censor...
by David
2 Feb 2007, 8:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink
Replies: 20
Views: 5030

New operating system from MicroCloth. Heavily advertised and trailed by the BBC :twisted:
by David
2 Feb 2007, 7:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sprung Skin Saddle Superlatives Sought
Replies: 9
Views: 1164

Hmm, fitted the saddle and it looks wonderful, I think there may be a good reason to move the bag loops too, the shape of my bag makes fitting it a bit awkward. Will have think on this :-)