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by Hobbs1951
26 Aug 2019, 8:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Obituaries miscellaneous, Paul Flynn..
Replies: 24
Views: 3840

Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, King Richard Booth of Hay and Bryn melyn..

brynpoeth wrote:King Richard Booth of Hay and Bryn melyn just died at 80


Knew Richard back in the day, before HoW became celebrity famous - Penelope Chetwode lived in HoW (died a few years after her very famous husband).

John.
by Hobbs1951
24 Aug 2019, 3:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things you have done.
Replies: 43
Views: 1779

Re: Things you have done.

Topper? Bottomer? I was stopped by the police for driving abnormally slowly, quite proud of that :wink: Never been stopped for going too fast, mind So i'm better than all of you that have a speeding conviction !! .... Topper .... see what i mean .... :D I recently attended a Speed Awareness Course ...
by Hobbs1951
22 Aug 2019, 6:55am
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Roberts Event - 18 Aug 2019 E.Sussex
Replies: 20
Views: 7982

Re: Roberts Event - 18 Aug 2019 E.Sussex

The Roberts Cycles Open Day was a great success with 40+ owners and enthusiasts in attendance - many coming quite a distance. Geoff(Roberts) spoke with many about frame-building, frame-building courses and restorations. There was a BBQ, refreshments, live music and of course all the friendly owners ...
by Hobbs1951
14 Aug 2019, 5:31pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Roberts Event - 18 Aug 2019 E.Sussex
Replies: 20
Views: 7982

Re: Roberts Rendezvous Cycle Rally - 13 June 2018 London

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1191318891055669&set=gm.10156466100632939&type=3&eid=ARBSP3r1zPoSfqKscmd1DFNA3VASXL0kiJazvT9_D1Qsy2xdzV2gFUL652zuUARj-6yYPEZUJnWpswIY&ifg=1 Taken from East Sussex CTC Facebook page. If any here wish to attend please pm me (need to know numbers...
by Hobbs1951
13 Aug 2019, 9:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite pens and notebooks?
Replies: 20
Views: 666

Re: Favourite pens and notebooks?

I make a lot of notes in my work and use Silverline (A4) spiral bound notebooks (or sometimes similiar Office Depot hardbound ones). Pens ? I prefer Parker fountain pens (have two: one in rolled gold and one in black lacquer, I also use a propelling pencil - a Parker in black lacquer - or a good old...
by Hobbs1951
11 Aug 2019, 8:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NC 500 altnaharra food
Replies: 24
Views: 1065

Re: NC 500 altnaharra food

mattsccm wrote:...To many of the people I have spoken to its a burden.


Correct.

John.
by Hobbs1951
11 Aug 2019, 8:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: unwelcome sight during walk on Downs
Replies: 63
Views: 1933

Re: hate-speech graffiti

pete75 wrote:
Neither is a particularly desirable trait.


Any that post here could be guilty of that trait (sic).

John.
by Hobbs1951
11 Aug 2019, 8:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NC 500 altnaharra food
Replies: 24
Views: 1065

Re: NC 500 altnaharra food

...Tourism is a buisness that never stops and keeps looking fir new markets that we all share in I will be back home start of September after the ride and will advise anyone of the journey if need be Thanks again gents Safe riding I think you miss the point of those that might object to this kind o...
by Hobbs1951
11 Aug 2019, 12:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: unwelcome sight during walk on Downs
Replies: 63
Views: 1933

Re: hate-speech graffiti

Sorry about that but I have just got into the mindset of all those Remainers who keep asserting we Leavers are all thick uninformed racists. I think I would rather be described as naive. :D Al Thick uninformed racists might be too close to the truth. For what I see/hear from Leavers, on this forum ...
by Hobbs1951
11 Aug 2019, 10:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: unwelcome sight during walk on Downs
Replies: 63
Views: 1933

Re: hate-speech graffiti

Here's a thing. Al's '... remainers are all...' is a generalisation, of the type that I didn't make about Brexiters. Sorry about that but I have just got into the mindset of all those Remainers who keep asserting we Leavers are all thick uninformed racists. I think I would rather be described as na...
by Hobbs1951
11 Aug 2019, 10:24am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NC 500 altnaharra food
Replies: 24
Views: 1065

Re: NC 500 altnaharra food

I was a regular visitor with my parents to the Altnaharra Hotel in the 1970s when it was basically a sporting hotel owned by two brothers (if I recall correctly - I was a schoolboy at the time). And apologies in advance, the NC500 is (has ruined) ruining this lovely part of Scotland, and the OPs rel...
by Hobbs1951
10 Aug 2019, 11:50am
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Roberts Event - 18 Aug 2019 E.Sussex
Replies: 20
Views: 7982

Re: Roberts Rendezvous Cycle Rally - 13 June 2018 London

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1191318891055669&set=gm.10156466100632939&type=3&eid=ARBSP3r1zPoSfqKscmd1DFNA3VASXL0kiJazvT9_D1Qsy2xdzV2gFUL652zuUARj-6yYPEZUJnWpswIY&ifg=1 Taken from East Sussex CTC Facebook page. If any here wish to attend please pm me (need to know numbers...
by Hobbs1951
5 Aug 2019, 9:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: E cars and the change to the urban landscape
Replies: 109
Views: 3850

Re: E cars and the change to the urban landscape

E-cars will not reduce congestion or eliminate emissions, cars clutter the environment with modest houses having 2 or 3 car owners in residence, already too many terraced/semi house front gardens are car parks - that's before you get me onto caravans and vans.

John.
by Hobbs1951
3 Aug 2019, 9:10am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A view from the outside
Replies: 41
Views: 2414

Re: A view from the outside

I'd happily agree with the hirsute Cugel on this matter. There are fools* of all descriptions on this forum, just as there are in real life. We have to accommodate them best we can and not chastise them too robustly. Views that are not ours likewise, but challenge opinions held and refrain from pers...
by Hobbs1951
1 Aug 2019, 7:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone recognise this bike frame?
Replies: 12
Views: 2120

Re: Anyone recognise this bike frame?

Looks like a modified shopper/folder to me: custom made ? Dream on :D

John.