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by jezer
12 May 2016, 11:43am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Do we need a vehicular manslaughter charge?
Replies: 6
Views: 1038

Re: Do we need a vehicular manslaughter charge?

That's a very powerful clip.
by jezer
3 May 2016, 9:12pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Any equivalent to raccoons on LEJOG?
Replies: 18
Views: 1358

Re: Any equivalent to raccoons on LEJOG?

I think one of the joys of cycling in my rural area is seeing wildlife. A large deer crossed the road in front of me on Sunday in broad daylight. They don't seem to fear cyclists. Perhaps some humans could learn a thing or two from them.
by jezer
3 May 2016, 8:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Large mystery animal
Replies: 39
Views: 2458

Re: Large mystery animal

Dogs aren't so much trouble. They do what you tell them, mostly. I'm reminded of the old country saying, dogs look up to you, cats look down on you, but a pig looks you straight in the eye as an equal, lol.
by jezer
25 Apr 2016, 9:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Large mystery animal
Replies: 39
Views: 2458

Re: Large mystery animal

It certainly wasn't a badger, deer or muntjac. I've seen plenty of those, and they are easily recognisable.
by jezer
24 Apr 2016, 5:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Large mystery animal
Replies: 39
Views: 2458

Large mystery animal

On our way back from the club ride today we saw a large animal crossing the road about 100 meters in front of us. It appeared to be dark brown, and about three times the size of any fox I've even seen. I've seen a suspected black puma before, confirmed by others at the time. Any ideas?
by jezer
16 Apr 2016, 11:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How the spirit of cycling has changed
Replies: 95
Views: 7964

Re: How the spirit of cycling has changed

Maybe indoor bowls is the way to go? Gosh, I can't believe I just said that. This morning's puncture has clouded my view, lol.
by jezer
11 Apr 2016, 10:32pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: What has the CTC ever done for you?
Replies: 12
Views: 1774

Re: What has the CTC ever done for you?

All of our tours in the UK and Europe, except one, have been with CTC. Our least favourite was with a commercial company. Very little backup, and no budget left over for a good meal at the end.
by jezer
31 Mar 2016, 5:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: "Four candles!"
Replies: 10
Views: 853

Re: "Four candles!"

Lots of two ronnies clips on uTube.
by jezer
31 Mar 2016, 5:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Still waiting for spring to arrive.
Replies: 24
Views: 941

Re: Still waiting for spring to arrive.

It was so sunny here today that I was motivated to start the overhaul of my summer bike. I'm afraid it's languished in the garage all winter without being cleaned, whilst I've been riding my Whyte Suffolk. Dreadful I know, I feel really ashamed to treat my lovely Focus Cayo this way. It got its own ...
by jezer
22 Mar 2016, 5:40pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 742
Views: 30562

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

We were in Brighton over the weekend, and in just about every pub and eating establishment, we heard people ordering drinks/meals/drinks+meals from the waiting staff/bar staff. "Can I get ................ " Instead of, "Can I have ................ " Never ................ "...
by jezer
7 Mar 2016, 10:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Are new groupsets really less durable?
Replies: 13
Views: 1283

Re: Are new groupsets really less durable?

Back in the 80's/early 90's I used to strip and rebuild my bikes every year. Now it's only necessary after about three years or so. Yes it's more expensive to replace a bottom bracket than to simply put new balls in and regrease, and some wheel bearings can't be serviced. Modern headsets also need l...
by jezer
7 Mar 2016, 7:06pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CTC Begging Letter - March 2016
Replies: 37
Views: 1711

Re: CTC Begging Letter - March 2016

I received the begging letter today. I have not read it and it will go into the recycling bin. Perhaps I'm over suspicious, but are we sure it's not a scam? I was approached by a chugger on the Bath to Bristol cycle path a few years ago and he persuaded me to donate £10 a month to Sustrans. It was t...
by jezer
29 Feb 2016, 5:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Car Insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 1417

Re: Car Insurance

I used to shop around each year through one of the comparison sites. For the last three years or so I've just accepted the automatic renewal, foolish I know. Under £300 for a Mercedes C Class, without commuting cover as I'm retired. I also confess I've never looked at changing energy suppliers or ot...
by jezer
25 Feb 2016, 6:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: E bikes - do you secretly want one?
Replies: 130
Views: 8663

Re: E bikes - do you secretly want one?

I've only just seen this post, so apologise if it's been mentioned. As a cyclist since 1958 I remember bikes with some kind of petrol engine installed in the back wheel. Possibly the start of mopeds? Nothing new I think.
by jezer
25 Feb 2016, 6:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cheap Bike Washing Stuff.
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: Cheap Bike Washing Stuff.

We have a club member who turns up on every winter ride with an immaculate bike. He cleans it after each ride, and it is the one I sold him a few years ago. It looks a lot better than when I had it. Winter bikes are for riding aren't they? You can service them in the spring.