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by Dee Jay
6 Oct 2008, 10:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1160
Views: 335988

Hello to everyone!
by Dee Jay
6 Oct 2008, 10:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to get Fit on a Bicycle?
Replies: 86
Views: 296503

slim wrote:but now my mindset is that the only person I care about beating is 'myself'


This is very true.
by Dee Jay
6 Oct 2008, 10:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to get Fit on a Bicycle?
Replies: 86
Views: 296503

A fitness observation confirmation: I cycled 18 miles yesterday - not having cycled for 2 weeks - and felt rather more tired than I was expecting to feel. Compared with ... 4 weeks ago (first time on a bike post-surgery) ... my mileage was as follows: Monday - 5 miles, Wednesday - 9 miles, Friday - ...
by Dee Jay
6 Oct 2008, 10:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Am I a wuss??
Replies: 36
Views: 2700

Well ... it doesn't seem to be that windy, just a bit foggy but there is the steady drip, drip, drip ... and I am just hoping that it clears a bit as our Junior Cycling Club is going on an 18 mile ride. (I have bought a bright pink waterproof which I had hoped to take on its maiden voyage but, but ...
by Dee Jay
6 Oct 2008, 9:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Disaster Movie
Replies: 14
Views: 959

Our nearest cinema used to be a 70 mile round trip, and the fact that we are now only about 15 minutes away is one of the great unexpected bonuses of our move. We went to see 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth' on Saturday. It was OK .... not really my bag but the children loved it and if you go to...
by Dee Jay
6 Oct 2008, 9:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ok Ok .......
Replies: 62
Views: 3816

Here follows a short list of who I would like to find under a layer of chocolate: David Bowie Bryan Ferry Robert Smith Marc Almond Nick Cave Jean Jacques Burnel Alex Kapranyos Jeremy Paxman Andrew Marr Mark Lawson Jonathan Meades John Malcovitch Aiden Quinn Chris Noth .... I'd better stop there ....
by Dee Jay
6 Oct 2008, 9:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Guardian 04.10.08: Be the best at road cycling
Replies: 6
Views: 591

Guardian 04.10.08: Be the best at road cycling

Advice from Chris Boardman. http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2008/oct/04/roadcycling.fitness I read this when I returned from my 18 miles yesterday having spent much of the ride congratulating myself on the fact that I was improving my cadence. It's good to have confirmation that I'm doing the...
by Dee Jay
6 Oct 2008, 8:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: So much for the liberated female stuff...
Replies: 15
Views: 1496

Re: So much for the liberated female stuff...

Needed a side gate putting up, so today was an ideal opportunity for OH to give my son some DIY training/guidance/knowledge (not the sort of thing his dad would do). It was like Sunday's when I was growing up with my dad doing jobs whilst mum cooked sunday lunch and did baking!!!!!! funny you shoul...
by Dee Jay
5 Oct 2008, 8:19am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Am I a wuss??
Replies: 36
Views: 2700

Well ... it doesn't seem to be that windy, just a bit foggy but there is the steady drip, drip, drip ... and I am just hoping that it clears a bit as our Junior Cycling Club is going on an 18 mile ride. (I have bought a bright pink waterproof which I had hoped to take on its maiden voyage but, but o...
by Dee Jay
3 Oct 2008, 11:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Only a t shirt in Winter?
Replies: 29
Views: 2983

I'm noted locally for being in shorts and sandals for most of the year about the village and pubs. People think I'm a little mad. Aah, but you're in Cornwall, Mick. My husband enticed me with promises of the Gulf Stream running past our door and wearing T-shirts in February, dips in the bay on the ...
by Dee Jay
2 Oct 2008, 7:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cherie Lunghi - too old?
Replies: 16
Views: 1956

Well, I'm not sure how old she is, but I think that she looks fabulous! And she can't be much older - if at all - than Gillian Taylforth? And - warming to my subject - surely John Sargeant is older than Phil Daniels? There's a week devoted to 'age', in a positive way, on Radio 2 at the moment. One o...
by Dee Jay
2 Oct 2008, 12:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: HI! I'm Firebird
Replies: 14
Views: 984

Welcome from me too.

And, congratulations on your success to date.

:D
by Dee Jay
2 Oct 2008, 12:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to get Fit on a Bicycle?
Replies: 86
Views: 296503

Firebird: well done!

Your weight loss and increasing fitness is impressive!

I shall look out for the series ... will you let us know when it will be broadcast?
by Dee Jay
1 Oct 2008, 4:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What's your favourite homemade cake?
Replies: 17
Views: 1829

I cook (mainly) low-fat cakes ... I think my carrot cake, and my banana cake are both on here somewhere, I think ... I love all cakes ... dense, moist chocolate cakes, sticky ginger cakes, Nigella's wonderful clementine and almond cake .... I baked a courgette loaf with the last of somebody's glut a...
by Dee Jay
24 Sep 2008, 4:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike posters
Replies: 16
Views: 1342

About 60% are female and its for basic maint. to keep a bike running. Up to and including gear indexing and puncture fixing. So i would say it's beginners and intermediate. It's just that as many newcomers to bike maint. get confused by the bike jargon so i would like to have a poster explaining ba...