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by Manx Cat
23 Feb 2008, 10:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Looks like Im not out and about today
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Looks like Im not out and about today

Right outside our cottage there is a car rally on. The road is shut today from 10am until 3pm. Pooh. Not only can I not cycle at all and the weather is even on my side too, but I cannot get to the farm either. Still there is always housework. :? Erm.... yep. Nice clean house. Oh why oh why dont the ...
by Manx Cat
23 Feb 2008, 10:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Home Computers - what type ?
Replies: 47
Views: 9453

I use a PC at work. I am a science technician and need a PC as none of my H&S stuff works on a Mac. And work is very PC oriented anyway. I hate it. But only I think because the server used at work is SO S L O W. When I switch it on in the morning I make a cup of tea while it fires up. Then of co...
by Manx Cat
23 Feb 2008, 10:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Silly I know... but Im dead chuffed....
Replies: 17
Views: 2702

Loved reading these replies.... And yes, I know Ive been daft not doing this in the past.... When I was clipped by a car, it happened on a mini roundabout. I was traveling straight on, (roundabout either offered straight on or right turn as there was no left turn on this particular one) I was aware ...
by Manx Cat
23 Feb 2008, 9:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: recumbents and horses
Replies: 16
Views: 1855

I have kept horses all my life. I am currently the owner and rider of a highland pony and a fell. My highland is about 98% bomb proof in road traffic. I dont believe any horse is totally 100% sound out in traffic. Cycles in large groups can be risky when we meet them. My mare dislkes their colourful...
by Manx Cat
21 Feb 2008, 6:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Silly I know... but Im dead chuffed....
Replies: 17
Views: 2702

Silly I know... but Im dead chuffed....

I was struck by a taxi driver about a month ago and it sort of jiggered my confidence somewhat. I reported the man for this, luckily I was unhurt as was my bike as it happened at traffic lights. But today.... for the first time EVER.... I successfully filtered passed all the cars. I dont do this lig...
by Manx Cat
20 Feb 2008, 6:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tudor Sports website now up and running
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Does anyone know if they just for blokes?


Dont mind a baggy top, but blokes cycling tights are skinny bummed things.


Free Wheelin' MJ
by Manx Cat
18 Feb 2008, 10:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where were you in '73
Replies: 214
Views: 19674

Image

All being well a pic has arrived.

Yep... got it


Im on the left in green. My older brother is next, baby (favourite) brother in front and my sis to the right.

What a shower!
by Manx Cat
18 Feb 2008, 10:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where were you in '73
Replies: 214
Views: 19674

Hummmmmm

OK folks your gonna have to help me out. Why did the pics not come out? I used the Upload Picture button top left???

Confused.


Ignore this..... Ive found out how! Im not such a numpty

Mary
by Manx Cat
18 Feb 2008, 10:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where were you in '73
Replies: 214
Views: 19674

This really is a great thread. Ive really enjoying reading a wee bit about everyone. Im gonna try to add a pic from about 1973. I think I am 10 or there abouts. And yes, I had a bike. We lived in rural East Anglia at the time and not like mums and dads today.... we had to get about ourselves. http:/...
by Manx Cat
18 Feb 2008, 10:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Im new..... Hello all!
Replies: 15
Views: 1396

Hi All In 1973 I was a sweet 10 year old! lol Must have a look at the thread. Havent yet. Funnily enough yesterday as I sailed into the cottage, my youngest was just then putting the last fresh baked biccie onto the tray out of the oven....... smacking of lips..... They were good.....lol According t...
by Manx Cat
18 Feb 2008, 9:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Of a good cycle shop in Hampshire
Replies: 8
Views: 1406

Hybred bike

Hello Sarah I am a new member of this board. I rekindled my love of cycling in the summer of last year. But the bike in question was a mountain bike and was 20plus years old. The bearings had gone and it was a tough, heavy old thing to use. Then I purchased a Specialized hybrid called the Sirrus Eli...
by Manx Cat
17 Feb 2008, 7:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lights for night riding
Replies: 34
Views: 4469

Lights for night riding

Not sure if this is the right place to put this... but here goes. On Friday, I was cycling home and didnt notice that my halogen lamp had jumped out of its housing. (pah!) It was a road rat and cost over £80. It only came with a mountain bike fitting, and my bike is a touring road bike. The replacem...
by Manx Cat
17 Feb 2008, 2:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Im new..... Hello all!
Replies: 15
Views: 1396

Im new..... Hello all!

Hi Im a newie. My husband bought me a new bike in October (Specialized Sirrus Elite) and Ive been cycliing to work everyday since then. Found this site while looking for cycling holidays to be honest. Im 45 and trying to be a fitter healthier old woman! High blood pressure and being out of breath do...