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by patmac
21 Jun 2008, 11:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CTC group rides
Replies: 22
Views: 3190

Re: CTC group rides

I don't know about Surrey, but doesn't apply to Cambs. I will answer your questions below. I've been thinking recently about possibly going on one of these group rides in my local area. Could I keep up,(yes, we do not leave anyone behind) can I eat that much cake and drink that much tea,(our club t...
by patmac
20 Jun 2008, 8:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CTC group rides
Replies: 22
Views: 3190

CTC group rides

I've been thinking recently about possibly going on one of these group rides in my local area. Could I keep up, can I eat that much cake and drink that much tea, would I have to talk about hand knitted jumpers and sandles? Most of all, do I look weird enough to appear in the photos?
by patmac
20 Jun 2008, 8:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Kate Humble
Replies: 18
Views: 8419

Kate Humble

Cor! :wink:
by patmac
20 Jun 2008, 8:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Commuting with a Cycle Helmet!
Replies: 117
Views: 11405

I think it would be a good idea if chaps started to wear a cricket box to protect their helmet while on the bike! :shock:
by patmac
20 Jun 2008, 8:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Commuting with a Cycle Helmet!
Replies: 117
Views: 11405

I started wearing a helmet when I started riding to work regularly, after getting rid of a second car. Only major accident I've had, knocked off at a local roundabout in slow speed impact, helmet definitely saved me a nasty crack on the back of the head. Helmet fractured, but not even a headache. Th...
by patmac
20 Jun 2008, 5:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anyone remember this tv series?
Replies: 32
Views: 3719

But the first tv series to make a real impact on me, in the old black and white days, ( early '60s? ), was Quatermas and the Pit. Now that WAS scary! Non of this namby pamby softy monster stuff you get on Dr Who!
by patmac
20 Jun 2008, 4:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anyone remember this tv series?
Replies: 32
Views: 3719

Captain Pugwash
Wacky Races
Flintstones-'yabadabadoooooooo.......'
by patmac
9 Jun 2008, 5:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Help! There's a blackbird on my bike!
Replies: 20
Views: 1888

The bird has flown! Checked the shed this avo while cleaning up the garden, mum and chick gone. How the chick learned to fly in there I don't know, but there was no sign of a dead chick anywhere, so I assume he/she/it did as nature intended. Recovered my road bike and gave it a good clean and polis...
by patmac
9 Jun 2008, 5:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Contra flow cycling:Kevin Mayne on Radio 4's Today Programme
Replies: 54
Views: 6745

Well,very fortunately we still live in a country which respects free speech, and long may it continue, which is why I'll stick to my contention that a bike is a wheeled vehicle, as is a car. I will also stick to my riding style which has served me so well for over twenty years, and has resulted in ...
by patmac
9 Jun 2008, 5:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Contra flow cycling:Kevin Mayne on Radio 4's Today Programme
Replies: 54
Views: 6745

OK kwackers, we'll leave it there, I'm already beggining to feel that I've stumbled into the CTC version of the Seventh Circle of Hell! I started out with a simple definition of a bike, the purpose and place of a bike etc. Now I feel that such a straightforward approach is always going to be misunde...
by patmac
8 Jun 2008, 7:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Help! There's a blackbird on my bike!
Replies: 20
Views: 1888

The bird has flown! Checked the shed this avo while cleaning up the garden, mum and chick gone. How the chick learned to fly in there I don't know, but there was no sign of a dead chick anywhere, so I assume he/she/it did as nature intended. Recovered my road bike and gave it a good clean and polish...
by patmac
7 Jun 2008, 11:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Contra flow cycling:Kevin Mayne on Radio 4's Today Programme
Replies: 54
Views: 6745

Ah well, if you are going to abandon common sense, rationality, reason, and logic-'prams etc'- this discussion could go literally anywhere.In that case anything wheel shaped could be called a wheeled vehicle-the London Eye, the international space station, a jaffa cake! The point, of course, is that...
by patmac
7 Jun 2008, 12:40pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Contra flow cycling:Kevin Mayne on Radio 4's Today Programme
Replies: 54
Views: 6745

Well,very fortunately we still live in a country which respects free speech, and long may it continue, which is why I'll stick to my contention that a bike is a wheeled vehicle, as is a car. I will also stick to my riding style which has served me so well for over twenty years, and has resulted in o...
by patmac
6 Jun 2008, 8:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Contra flow cycling:Kevin Mayne on Radio 4's Today Programme
Replies: 54
Views: 6745

So, a bike is not a wheeled vehicle, it's a Hybrid! What a topsy turvy world we live in when we can deny the evidence of our own eyes! I've just taken a look at my bike out on the patio. It's got a wheel at the front and a wheel at the back. Between each wheel there is a frame. The frame carries a s...
by patmac
4 Jun 2008, 11:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Help! There's a blackbird on my bike!
Replies: 20
Views: 1888

lauriematt wrote:just lob the cat in there overnight & turn a blind eye...

:lol: :lol: :lol:


You could only 'lob my cat' if you were a weight lifter, the great fat lump!