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by colin54
21 Jan 2014, 9:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is life possible without GPS?
Replies: 79
Views: 23604

Re: Is life possible without GPS?

I still use an ordnance survey map, and highlight in the roads I've been on, (newish to the area where I live ). To keep a vague track of my mileage, I measure out the twists and turns of the route with the edges of a piece of A4 when I get in .I think I first learnt to do this in the Air Cadets abo...
by colin54
21 Jan 2014, 6:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a Day
Replies: 400
Views: 93885

Re: Ten Miles a Day

That should be me blushing for being too quick on the 'count - downish' anagram, have to check street view next time !
by colin54
21 Jan 2014, 12:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smoke in the air
Replies: 7
Views: 12774

Re: Smoke in the air

Route 66 was smokin yesterday mornin';
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yesterday evenin' too;
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there's a song here somewhere
by colin54
21 Jan 2014, 11:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A Quick looking-at-maps straw pole
Replies: 40
Views: 8801

Re: A Quick looking-at-maps straw pole

I use those cheap readers in a plastic case carried in my jersey pocket, an OS map tucked between the rivets of the long flap on me saddle bag. I think of looking at the map,think 'oh I'll look again after a few more miles', I do that, I'm normally proper lost by then, I quite like that. Mind you I ...
by colin54
21 Jan 2014, 10:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mo Farah - Hypocrite?
Replies: 14
Views: 33170

Re: Mo Farah - Hypocrite?

I've no doubt like any person who moves abroad, he will pay his local (US) income tax. This question might be better asked of certain Rock groups who register their affairs in places such as Holland whilst themselves being resident elsewhere, he's just doing what's best for his career and family.He ...
by colin54
21 Jan 2014, 9:53am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a Day
Replies: 400
Views: 93885

Re: Ten Miles a Day

Mick F,did you have a 'quiet hock ' in the village local in celebration ?
by colin54
20 Jan 2014, 6:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: GOSHAWK?
Replies: 17
Views: 17546

Re: GOSHAWK?

Saw a Red Kite low enough, and stood still enough to take this picture yesterday, I find them hard to take a photo' of in flight as they hunt in such large sweeps of sky.
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It's easy to forget what a lovely looking bird they are as there are so many of them in these parts.
by colin54
17 Jan 2014, 10:20pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Tour de France
Replies: 27
Views: 54796

Re: Tour de France

Spotted this today if it's useful for any one
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by colin54
17 Jan 2014, 8:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a Day
Replies: 400
Views: 93885

Re: Ten Miles a Day

Seeing things like this gives me the kick to go out and do it again tomorrow,
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, stopped and had the last of my flask watching this.
by colin54
17 Jan 2014, 7:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rohloff touring cycle to take 42-47mm tyres for 6'5" person?
Replies: 11
Views: 4673

Re: Rohloff touring cycle to take 42-47mm tyres for 6'5" per

I saw this sticker advertising a Dutch bike touring shop in a phone box window in W.Yorkshire today ( note the panniers ). P1040904 (640x411).jpg I checked out the web site very interesting for you I think, run by experienced touring cyclists and stocks quite a few makes of bikes in different frame ...
by colin54
16 Jan 2014, 10:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a Day
Replies: 400
Views: 93885

Re: Ten Miles a Day

I've only really started cycling regularly since I've retired, apart from cycling to work before.I've found that if I had the chance to go out and didn't take it at the end of the day I was looking back thinking, I should have gone out today and feeling fed up about it, like a day wasted sat indoors...
by colin54
16 Jan 2014, 8:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: GOSHAWK?
Replies: 17
Views: 17546

Re: GOSHAWK?

Colin, I met a man today exercising this beauty,a Harris Hawk,
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he confirmed there are Goshawks in the area , just not quite where we thought, I'll pm you.
by colin54
16 Jan 2014, 7:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: British Invention ?
Replies: 11
Views: 11141

Re: British Invention ?

Axel Wow,...awed silence, I see you're from Leeds originally, if it's any consolation some of the 'builders' horrors, I've seen here are no better, the sign at the start of the post is not a million miles from Leeds.
by colin54
16 Jan 2014, 11:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: British Invention ?
Replies: 11
Views: 11141

Re: British Invention ?

NUke, that reminds me of something I saw in Hitchin Herts ,if you go down the hill past Harkness roses heading west toward the town on the A505, there are two suspiciously perfect fake Leylandii (?) made of plastic, they disguise mobile phone masts. It's on Google street view, worth a look, a lot of...
by colin54
16 Jan 2014, 10:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: British Invention ?
Replies: 11
Views: 11141

Re: British Invention ?

Cheers Mick excellent spot there ,I looked at it a for couple of minutes before I spotted the deliberate mistake, even after you put the correct one in.. Perhaps with these direction signs it's pure lateral thinking ?