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by theenglishman
1 Jul 2012, 9:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Deep discussion of the word Thwarted
Replies: 12
Views: 4940

Re: Deep discussion of the word Thwarted

I thought you were referring to a chav with a speech impediment. Innit?
by theenglishman
30 Jun 2012, 11:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: HELP ! ! Bindweed
Replies: 7
Views: 5147

Re: HELP ! ! Bindweed

I've used the gel (and thick gloves to apply it - it took me 2 summers but my garden's now bindweed free :) Nettles are currently my biggest problem, but apparently they're a sign of healthy soil and I'm cooking with them (nettle tea is actually quite nice) so it's nice to be drinking a refreshing b...
by theenglishman
29 Jun 2012, 2:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Naughty tights? MAFIL alert?!
Replies: 31
Views: 6961

Re: Naughty tights? MAFIL alert?!

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Never did him any harm....
by theenglishman
29 Jun 2012, 12:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Naughty tights? MAFIL alert?!
Replies: 31
Views: 6961

Re: Naughty tights? MAFIL alert?!

Hey - don't pass up an opportunity! If your lycra clad botty's getting that much attention then why not rent out advertising space on it? And if it's as large as you say it is you'll be riding a carbon/ultegra clad bike before you know it!

:D
by theenglishman
28 Jun 2012, 6:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Quality Bike Shop/Service
Replies: 11
Views: 2534

Re: Quality Bike Shop/Service

Personally, if I was heading out on a trek where the maintainability of the bike was kinda paramount I'd learn to service the thing myself. All of it. I'd certainly ask around and I'm sure there's plenty of people in London who'd give up a few hours to teach fettling if you don't have the time. Othe...
by theenglishman
28 Jun 2012, 4:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: £50,000 prize for anti bike theft device
Replies: 65
Views: 7303

Re: £50,000 prize for anti bike theft device

Because a lot of stolen stuff is rapidly removed from the country and sold in remote places? Errm - no more exotic than your local market stall or Gumtree. Everyone* loves a bargain without inquisitive questions. There's no need to have the expense of shipping stuff abroad if there's a ready market...
by theenglishman
27 Jun 2012, 6:25pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: East Coast franchise. New trains.
Replies: 6
Views: 15365

Re: East Coast franchise. New trains.

This is the kind of thing the CTC should be lobbying hard for!

Come on management/directors/trustees - do some work :lol:
by theenglishman
27 Jun 2012, 12:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highway Code Book - I Am Confused
Replies: 4
Views: 8874

Re: Highway Code Book - I Am Confused

isn't it all on the web now?

A quick google reveals it is!

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/travelandtr ... /index.htm
by theenglishman
26 Jun 2012, 11:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Any difference in gas cookers? + Recommendations please
Replies: 22
Views: 4057

Re: Any difference in gas cookers? + Recommendations please

With the earlier versions of LWWF meals, there were problems with paper labels or running ink if you tried to use the water you'd boiled the bag in. Have these now been fixed? To be honest I've never noticed. If I'm eating that kind of stuff then I'm miles from anywhere, knackered and hungry. I'd e...
by theenglishman
26 Jun 2012, 2:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Any difference in gas cookers? + Recommendations please
Replies: 22
Views: 4057

Re: Any difference in gas cookers? + Recommendations please

Another +1 for Jetboil stoves and the frying pan. I did love my Trangia, but life's too short to be waiting for it to boil stuff and then there's the cleaning of the thing. And as BeeKeeper said, you can make very tasty meals with a small amount of imagination very quickly. I know some don't like th...
by theenglishman
25 Jun 2012, 11:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Naughty tights? MAFIL alert?!
Replies: 31
Views: 6961

Re: Naughty tights? MAFIL alert?!

Surely there's more hygenic places to store a banana and a couple of scotch eggs?
by theenglishman
25 Jun 2012, 10:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Supermarket Packaging
Replies: 50
Views: 7051

Re: Supermarket Packaging

I buy all my fruit and veg at the market and take my own bags. It's actually nice getting to know market stall traders - and if you 'book ahead' they can get all kinds of stuff like those things those lying TV chefs say are 'available in all good supermarkets'
by theenglishman
22 Jun 2012, 11:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TLAs
Replies: 46
Views: 6320

Re: TLAs

... Am I the only one who thinks that TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms) should have their full form bracketed the first time they are used in order to avoid confusion, otherwise they are in danger of becoming jargon with their meaning only known to a select few. ... I think you're on your own there as e...
by theenglishman
21 Jun 2012, 10:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: First post: GPS for long lone bike trips? Garmin Etrex-30?
Replies: 28
Views: 8331

Re: First post: GPS for long lone bike trips? Garmin Etrex-3

fit one of those phone charger dynamo things? Turn it on for the downhill bits - extend battery life to a whole day?
by theenglishman
21 Jun 2012, 8:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help me be less mediocre!!
Replies: 42
Views: 5118

Re: Help me be less mediocre!!

[quote="Claireysmurf"... I think you're just trying to wind me up now[/quote]

Hey - Fish and Chips is serious business!

And I'm looking at that Critical Power stuff and cycling computers! Now they're serious prices!