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by 7_lives_left
9 Dec 2012, 2:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Lone Reinger
Replies: 14
Views: 805

Re: The Lone Reinger

Would Tonto be a more appropriate name? :roll:
by 7_lives_left
9 Dec 2012, 2:21am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Are we wasting our time?
Replies: 51
Views: 2720

Re: Are we wasting our time?

I think Gaz posted the right answer up-thread: you don't need to train the drivers, you just need to make them liable. All the desired outcomes follow on from that.
by 7_lives_left
4 Dec 2012, 9:58pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8114
Views: 307737

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

From outer space came a large grapefruit with huge UK import duty closely followed by Lord Lucan on his sailing ship with red sails and cryogenic tanks full of dodos. "At last! The pixies and gerbils and popsicle dodos cycled up hill, but when they got to the pub it was jam-packed with Margaret...
by 7_lives_left
4 Dec 2012, 7:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Help, I just disturbed a hibernating hedgehog
Replies: 6
Views: 1961

Re: Help, I just disturbed a hibernating hedgehog

From your description it sounds as if the hedgehog has woken up, otherwise you should just be able to stick it in inside your shelter. I don't think it woke up but I can't be sure. I seemed to huff and puff a bit like it was breathing very deeply but it didn't make any attempt to move. I was reluca...
by 7_lives_left
4 Dec 2012, 2:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Help, I just disturbed a hibernating hedgehog
Replies: 6
Views: 1961

Re: Help, I just disturbed a hibernating hedgehog

Thanks cycleruk, that http://www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk site had a page of example hedgehog shelters. I have stuck a roomy polystyrene box with an entrance cut into the side at gound level under the bush where the sack of leaves came from. The box is filled with leaves and long dry grass. I'll see ...
by 7_lives_left
4 Dec 2012, 12:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Help, I just disturbed a hibernating hedgehog
Replies: 6
Views: 1961

Help, I just disturbed a hibernating hedgehog

I was doing some gardening and I tipped out a bag full of leaves that I had composting from a couple of years ago, only to find that there was a hedgehog hibernating it it. I think it is too late to get the leaves and hedgehog back in the bag. For the moment I have just covered the hedgehog and leav...
by 7_lives_left
1 Dec 2012, 10:06am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8114
Views: 307737

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

Pixies hated rain but didn't melt chocolate buttons because the heat wasn't radiating for philanthropists precipitation, perambulating pixies played piccolos perfectly. Enchanting elixirs exuded egregiously excremental effluvia, oh the wind got up my pyjamas while playing chainsaw mumblety-peg with ...
by 7_lives_left
29 Nov 2012, 1:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How do I handle a large, busy roundabout?
Replies: 20
Views: 2771

Re: How do I handle a large, busy roundabout?

Totally off topic but many years ago I had a disturbing road rage incident on a usually busy roundabout. It's junction 3 of the M40 at Loudwater which is unusual because only has slip roads for traffic to and from the London direction only. The other major route at the junction is the A40 which para...
by 7_lives_left
29 Nov 2012, 11:03am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hoax Farcility.
Replies: 34
Views: 4892

Re: Hoax Farcility.

I don't have a phot but I know of a path on the 'Hadrian's' route out of Newcastle where if you go off route you go down ~150 metres of 'cycle path' only to meet a bricked up railway arch. There is a marker where the actual route diverges from the natural line taking you to the blocked railway arch,...
by 7_lives_left
23 Nov 2012, 9:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Could happen to any of us - does it?
Replies: 30
Views: 3993

Re: Could happen to any of us - does it?

I have been cycling as an adult for about 30 years. spring 1998: On a mini-roundabout a driver pulls on to the roundabout from a standing start just as I am passing the entrance. The car strikes the front of the bike, missing my legs. I end up at the top of the windscreen, then roll off the bonnet o...
by 7_lives_left
18 Nov 2012, 10:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A machete - the latest cycling accessory?
Replies: 12
Views: 705

Re: A machete - the latest cycling accessory?

gaz wrote:Image

I couldn't work out why that wheel barrow had such a flimsey front wheel :shock:
by 7_lives_left
15 Nov 2012, 1:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: French style touring / randoneur bikes
Replies: 127
Views: 6708

Re: French style touring / randoneur bikes

That 'stealth' bike doesn't look comfortatble. What was he trying to do, morphe a diamond frame bike in to a recumbent? All the better to slip it past the UCI? It looks more bent double than 'bent.
by 7_lives_left
15 Nov 2012, 1:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cataracts
Replies: 16
Views: 1233

Re: Cataracts

531colin, thanks for the explanation . I will ask her about this next time I see her.
by 7_lives_left
14 Nov 2012, 9:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cataracts
Replies: 16
Views: 1233

Re: Cataracts

My mother, who has had a bus pass for a good few years, /has/had/ cataracts and dry macular degeneration. She recently had one eye done for cataracts. The doctor isn't even thinking about doing the other eye yet. Her sight has been improved and the optician said she would now be alright for driving ...
by 7_lives_left
12 Nov 2012, 10:17pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: ride-smart.org
Replies: 2
Views: 4234

Re: ride-smart.org

From the comments on the road.cc article I think if I lived in London I would be out with some spray cans making suitable amendments, (suggestion to anyone who does?) Cool Yes, creative defacing of the signs is the way forward. I like this idea and would love to see a photo of the results, particula...