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by Pebble
17 Jul 2020, 10:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jihadi Brides and their Children.
Replies: 567
Views: 18525

Re: Jihadi Brides and their Children.

If she comes back and if she serves some prison time, it seems to me that she will be so well known that she will have to be provided with a new identity. She will probably be unemployable since she will have no skills to offer. All of this is a drain on a country that she has not contributed to. T...
by Pebble
17 Jul 2020, 12:01am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 150,000miles?
Replies: 29
Views: 1301

Re: 150,000miles?

150,000 miles is a very impressive figure, my goal is 100,000 think I am up to about 72,000. Bought bike 1989 and commuted for 9 years (until mortgage paid off and being able to afford a second car) covering an estimated 24,000 mile then gave the bike up until 2008 when I started to ride it to get o...
by Pebble
16 Jul 2020, 5:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Heat shrink gun
Replies: 15
Views: 534

Re: Heat shrink gun

I have a 40€ Boschn hot-air gun that works quite nicely. Useful for other stuff too, e.g. roasting coffee, heating a bit of pipe to bend wood over, filling paper bags that then head for outer space next-door's garden. perfect for sorting out the bike after long wet days on the road, good for drying...
by Pebble
16 Jul 2020, 9:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Earths falling population....
Replies: 22
Views: 635

Re: Earths falling population....

Even amidst the deadliest global virus modern society has ever seen, world population has increased by a whopping 44,000,000 so far this year. The plague of humans infecting the planet is far from in decline. Meanwhile it is estimated that 100 - 200 species go extinct every single day with a further...
by Pebble
14 Jul 2020, 2:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite sounds
Replies: 30
Views: 887

Re: Favourite sounds

Curlews when up on the moor roads in the late evening - just haunting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3UBH_M_LGk Moorland bird noises are all good, Lapwings and that strange drumming noises Jack Snipe make. Not in these parts but wild camping up in the far north west, Ptarmigan - now that is an odd...
by Pebble
11 Jul 2020, 10:04am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling Insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Cycling Insurance

Can anyone point me in the right direction regarding insurance not interested in theft, pot hole damage, tears to clothing loss of gadgets (what ever they might be) . But would like a third party cover in case my actions ever caused a loss to another, and would like full legal protection to fight my...
by Pebble
11 Jul 2020, 8:35am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hit from behind while commuting - advice please!
Replies: 82
Views: 3791

Re: Hit from behind while commuting - advice please!

you can get their details from DVLA
https://www.gov.uk/request-information-from-dvla

You can ask for details of another vehicle’s registered keeper. You’ll need a ‘reasonable cause’, for example:
finding out who was responsible for an accident
by Pebble
10 Jul 2020, 11:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A1-Bamburgh/Northumberland.
Replies: 25
Views: 1177

Re: A1-Bamburgh/Northumberland.

It's lovely around Shilbottle, Guyzance etc but the coastal route (A 1068?) is signed as a tourist route and in normal times attracts tourists. Indeed, that area around Guyzance is still a joy. the 1068 - as a child (10 yo late 60s) me and my mates used to regularly pedal along that road (what wher...
by Pebble
10 Jul 2020, 9:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trump AGAIN?????????
Replies: 199
Views: 11890

Re: Trump AGAIN?????????

Oldjohnw wrote:The US celebrates escaping the rule of an increasingly mad and despotic ruler who didn't even know how many children he had.

Boris ?
by Pebble
10 Jul 2020, 8:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Maybe steel isn't so real.....
Replies: 153
Views: 6368

Re: Maybe steel isn't so real.....

how do you know what sort of steel your bike is made out of, I have done a search for its make but can't find anything "1989 Giant Speeder Lite"
by Pebble
10 Jul 2020, 8:20am
Forum: On the road
Topic: My YouTube cycling videos
Replies: 24
Views: 2873

Re: My YouTube cycling videos

Summers day in scotland
https://youtu.be/9fXpScDTf9E
by Pebble
8 Jul 2020, 12:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A1-Bamburgh/Northumberland.
Replies: 25
Views: 1177

Re: A1-Bamburgh/Northumberland.

There's been a lot of tinkering about with this length of the A1 including "improvements" at junctions but I think nothing significant has been done on the long-term assumption that eventually it will become motorway, (which increasingly looks to be mistaken.) The good news is that the go...
by Pebble
8 Jul 2020, 12:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A1-Bamburgh/Northumberland.
Replies: 25
Views: 1177

Re: A1-Bamburgh/Northumberland.

You should not have any problems at those junctions, yes the A1 in Northumberland can be fast and is no place for cyclists, but in comparison to down south it is quiet. If in doubt just get off the bike and walk over. There are a few staggered junctions on the A1 that I occasionally use where I have...
by Pebble
8 Jul 2020, 9:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 291
Views: 6302

Re: CUK supports BLM

I can well believe british policepersons behaving thus With so many people recording every event and encounter on their phones, would the proof not be in the pudding? Whenever such video emerges it soon appears on national news. I have an old white unliveried van as my personal transport (it comes ...
by Pebble
7 Jul 2020, 11:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 291
Views: 6302

Re: CUK supports BLM

NA. I've given my Black friend as and example(actually he's of mixed race but to anyone who doesn't know him ormhis background would describe him as Black African in appearance). We're talking about a very intelligent man of good character,not given to anger,confrontation or violence,in fact he'd r...