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by 100%JR
3 Feb 2020, 10:31am
Forum: On the road
Topic: I’ve gotten old and slow it seems
Replies: 35
Views: 1659

Re: I’ve gotten old and slow it seems

I did my last 100 in July 18 having ridden no more than 50 miles on any one ride in the months previous. It was a warm day,27C/81F,I was in a group and we did the first 50 far too quickly for me.Selby-Hormsea we averaged 18.5mph :( It is flattish but I knew I couldn't maintain that on the return.I t...
by 100%JR
1 Feb 2020, 7:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 537355

Re: Happy Brexit Day.

A racist ‘Brexit Day’ poster demanding that residents speak the “Queen’s English” has been posted on “every floor” of a Norwich tower block. The poster celebrates the return of “our great country”, and goes onto explain “one rule that needs to be made clear” – speaking English within the tower. The...
by 100%JR
1 Feb 2020, 5:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Prescription Sunglasses
Replies: 54
Views: 1892

Re: Pescription Sunglasses

Hi, I really do miss wearing a pair of wrap round sunglasses but sadly they're no longer suitable for my eyes as I need varifocals, which for some reason, cannot be done on a wrap round framed glasses. Do you need varifocals for cycling? I've worn varifocals for decades, but the glasses I wear for ...
by 100%JR
1 Feb 2020, 3:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Prescription Sunglasses
Replies: 54
Views: 1892

Re: Prescription Sunglasses

eileithyia wrote: Have never paid anywhere in the region of £600 :shock:

Quite easy really:-
Vision Express
Oakley frames £199-260
Ultra-thin varifocal lenses with all coatings....anything up to £400+.
My last pair were £639!!!!
So £199 for Varifocal/Transitions Sun/riding glasses is a no-brainer!
by 100%JR
1 Feb 2020, 3:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 537355

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

And can someone tell me what day our bright future is being delivered? And what time was the sunshine being switched on? Presumably the NHS gets its first cheque for £350m on Friday. As soon as Boris and Co negotiate all our brilliant new trade deals....you know those that they haven't been able to...
by 100%JR
1 Feb 2020, 9:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 537355

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

At least when I go to fill up the car this morning(I've been holding off for today) the ruthless EU imposed minimum Duty on fuel should have disappeared so I'm assuming my Diesel will be about 20p a litre cheaper?
by 100%JR
1 Feb 2020, 9:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Prescription Sunglasses
Replies: 54
Views: 1892

Re: Pescription Sunglasses

Optilabs. Been using them for 10+ years. I now need variofocals and I got mine on offer for £199 IIRC. I would not even consider wearing my day specs on the bike as they were over £600! These are my current(will need to replace this year as they're 4 years old in June) https://live.staticflickr.com...
by 100%JR
31 Jan 2020, 6:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Prescription Sunglasses
Replies: 54
Views: 1892

Re: Pescription Sunglasses

Optilabs. Been using them for 10+ years. I now need variofocals and I got mine on offer for £199 IIRC. I would not even consider wearing my day specs on the bike as they were over £600! These are my current(will need to replace this year as they're 4 years old in June) https://live.staticflickr.com/...
by 100%JR
30 Jan 2020, 5:33pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: My objection to Gift Aid
Replies: 54
Views: 3070

Re: My objection to Gift Aid

If ever on a weekend or overnight I got TOIL plus subsistence. I would never work for basic TOIL.....unless it was at least X4. We were asked to work Xmas day this year.The offer was Treble time!!!????? :lol: :lol: :lol: I would have worked it had it been quadruple time plus 4 days TOIL. Equal time...
by 100%JR
30 Jan 2020, 5:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Phantom crossing button pusher - evidence of car centricity?
Replies: 142
Views: 4846

Re: Phantom crossing button pusher - evidence of car centricity?

Having to wait for a big gap is not really how zebra crossings are meant to be used. It's sickening if that is now what's regarded as "sensibly". " Sickening ". Really? That's a typical overreaction I've talked about on other topics. Sickening :roll: I can think of maybe a few t...
by 100%JR
30 Jan 2020, 3:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 537355

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

pwa wrote:British brands like Jaguar Landrover began their exit strategy before Brexit seemed likely.

Both Indian owned (Tata) since 2008 :wink:
by 100%JR
30 Jan 2020, 12:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite sweets
Replies: 26
Views: 529

Re: Favourite sweets

That's interesting, never heard them called spice before. What part of the country was this? South Yorkshire,Rotherham in particular. It was always "spice" in the 70s 8) I can still hear my old grandad saying "'ere's 2 bob si thi,get dahn t'shop an get thissen sum spice" 8) 2 bo...
by 100%JR
30 Jan 2020, 10:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite sweets
Replies: 26
Views: 529

Re: Favourite sweets

Spangles Tuiti Fruiti Back then sweets were called spice.....which of course means something totally different now :| That's interesting, never heard them called spice before. What part of the country was this? South Yorkshire,Rotherham in particular. It was always "spice" in the 70s 8) I...
by 100%JR
30 Jan 2020, 10:14am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: My objection to Gift Aid
Replies: 54
Views: 3070

Re: My objection to Gift Aid

Saturday normally paid at time and a half and Sunday double time. What decade are you living in? Anyone still lucky enough to be on those terms will most likely be in a heavily unionised industry (Remember those?) Far more usual now to have a single Unsocial Hours premium rate and I've seen those a...
by 100%JR
30 Jan 2020, 9:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite sweets
Replies: 26
Views: 529

Re: Favourite sweets

Spangles
Tuiti Fruiti

Back then sweets were called spice.....which of course means something totally different now :|