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by Pastychomper
14 Nov 2018, 1:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 580
Views: 99281

Re: A positive thread

brynpoeth wrote:Sitting quietly at home, just heard a beautiful sound from outside, children shouting and laughing :wink:


"A pleasant, lulling sound. Always provided, of course, you couldn't hear the actual words."
--Terry Pratchett.
by Pastychomper
14 Nov 2018, 10:25am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Young boxer death - media obsesses about boxing not another cyclist death
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: Young boxer death - media obsesses about boxing not another cyclist death

A bit hard on boxing, TM. I knew an old bloke who did a lot of work with young people, including coaching in rugby and boxing. He did a lot of work over decades to turn around boys who had gone off the rails and he had a lot of admirers, including me. I have my own reservations about boxing, but it...
by Pastychomper
6 Nov 2018, 10:26am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Nick Freeman Attacks "exceptional hardship"
Replies: 51
Views: 1732

Re: Nick Freeman Attacks "exceptional hardship"

It's seldom that those who tell flagrant lies to a court are brought to justice, seemingly. I get that impression too, but hope it's only because justice being done right gets reported/remembered less. I do remember a story a few years ago of a woman who lied to get out of jury duty, then boasted a...
by Pastychomper
6 Nov 2018, 10:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Load of balls on TV - shock, horror !!
Replies: 26
Views: 830

Re: Load of balls on TV - shock, horror !!

I've always liked Ferrero Rocher, though not enough to pay their RRP. :lol:
I remember the ad Pete referred to, but I prefer this one.
by Pastychomper
2 Nov 2018, 10:21am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: "Denialism" and cycle helmets
Replies: 165
Views: 5793

Re: "Denialism" and cycle helmets

One big advantage of bicycles over horses is that once your have come off you bike it doesn't then trample you for good measure ........ :) On the other hand, some of the "offs" I've had from bikes could have been prevented if the bike had either refused to go as fast as I wanted on a sli...
by Pastychomper
1 Nov 2018, 1:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dooring - Have You Experienced It?
Replies: 30
Views: 1815

Re: Dooring - Have You Experienced It?

I've never been doored for real, once someone pretended to door me as I was undertaking a long line of stationary traffic in Bristol, but he was clearly joking. (I didn't get it in either sense.) A few days ago while taking advantage of a friend's rather wide-ranging TV subscription, I ended up watc...
by Pastychomper
16 Oct 2018, 11:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: dont ask a copper
Replies: 77
Views: 3756

Re: dont ask a copper

Well, I have been propositioned by a Jersey cow, some sheep and several dogs. I think they were propositioning me. I could tell by the look in their eyes. I was once accosted by a large tomcat. He had been confined in a cattery for a fortnight which was full of the opposite gender - unavailable by ...
by Pastychomper
15 Oct 2018, 10:45am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: FOI request
Replies: 15
Views: 735

Re: FOI request

The ironic thing is that it is not the manafacturers making claims.... they know how weak the evidence is It is an informed emotive lobby and ignorant event promoters doing the job on their behalf Given how things work in other industries, I'd be very surprised if that lobby is not at least partly ...
by Pastychomper
15 Oct 2018, 10:28am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.
Replies: 138
Views: 4763

Re: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.

Dang, looks like I misattributed the above quote - said acquaintance was actually quoting a picture that went viral a few months ago, which I missed the first time around. Still, it seems that feedback really was written by a British schoolchild some time last year, and she was suitably rewarded (tw...
by Pastychomper
14 Oct 2018, 5:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.
Replies: 138
Views: 4763

Re: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.

bovlomov wrote:Among all the awful things about school, what I hated most was collective punishment. This is just another collective punishment.


At risk of drifting off topic, this was written by the daughter of an acquaintance of mine:
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There's hope for the future yet. :mrgreen:
by Pastychomper
8 Oct 2018, 1:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Heart Rate
Replies: 14
Views: 1093

Re: Heart Rate

The guideline I was told in A level biology is you shouldn't push your heart rate past 220 - your age (in years). That would give a 60-year-old an upper limit of 160 bpm. Like most numbers in biology it's only a rough guide, but by spending an hour in the high 140s the chances are you're not only sa...
by Pastychomper
4 Oct 2018, 10:29am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 580
Views: 99281

Re: A positive thread

I only exude pleasant wafts, generally redolent of violets, roses and certain exotic fungi. Any other wafts are almost certainly emitted by the person standing or riding next to me. Oh yes they are! Cugel It is earnestly to be hoped that those fungi don't include the fabled Magic Mushroom. Otherwis...
by Pastychomper
3 Oct 2018, 2:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 580
Views: 99281

Re: A positive thread

Broccoli, sprouts, parsnips, porridge? I love them all That sounds like an exciting recipe for vegetable crumble. One only need add an exotic or two - perhaps a bit of fenugreek or a touch of nutmeg? Perhaps another combination might make a serious porridge that even Mick F would consume? The Scots...
by Pastychomper
25 Sep 2018, 4:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.
Replies: 138
Views: 4763

Re: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.

And hasn't the head realised that kids will 'switch'the number plates around to other kids bikes? Can't see any benefit from this - other than the income of the number-plate maker? Bingo. Jack annoys Jimmy. Jimmy notes Jack's number plate, makes up a similar-looking one at home. The next day, Jimmy...
by Pastychomper
20 Sep 2018, 1:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things you've never done
Replies: 158
Views: 39056

Re: Things you've never done

I believe the character's name intended in that excellent bit of rhyming slang was spelled "Forrest". Thought it might be helpful to Forrest that bit of information here. (If only I'd noticed this thread yesterday , I'd have made more of that extra R.) Back on topic: Drunk coffee, visited ...