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by Dee Jay
30 Jun 2008, 3:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Helmets - useful or waste of money?
Replies: 137
Views: 14495

la_bicicletta wrote: My friend was discharged from hospital this morning, a-ok.

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Excellent news!
by Dee Jay
30 Jun 2008, 8:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Im a Gladstonbury Widow
Replies: 13
Views: 1123

Back to Glastonbury 08: I really enjoyed the following: The Ting Tings (as mentioned previously), Elbow, Vampire Weekend, Neil Diamond - my mum was/is a fan - and I grew up with him - Goldfrapp, The Zutons, Mark Ronson. And it was good to see Amy. Although .... I'm not sure how I feel about her perf...
by Dee Jay
30 Jun 2008, 8:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Im a Gladstonbury Widow
Replies: 13
Views: 1123

john4703 wrote:I remember going to the Isle of Wight festival in 1970.


Gosh! This was 'the big one' wasn't it?
by Dee Jay
30 Jun 2008, 8:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Cure Appreciation Thread
Replies: 10
Views: 1394

Not sure John Crace really did justice to the book though, that said it was a way better read than Charlotte Sometimes. I've read neither, I'm afraid. Although, I am nearly finished 'Sixty million Frenchman can't be wrong!': a great read for anyone interested in all things French. It deals with why...
by Dee Jay
29 Jun 2008, 9:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Helmets - useful or waste of money?
Replies: 137
Views: 14495

La bicicletta,

My thoughts are with your friend ..... and you .... to have witnessed that must have been so distressing.

I hope his recovery is swift and complete.

My best wishes.
by Dee Jay
28 Jun 2008, 10:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Im a Gladstonbury Widow
Replies: 13
Views: 1123

As festivals go, Glasto is pretty good. It's quite civilised. However I'll admit the only time I've been was in 2003, when the lineup was fantastic and the sun shone all weekend. I have always enjoyed Glastonbury, but I've also only ever been to 'dry' ones. I wasn't tempted this year - a distinctly...
by Dee Jay
28 Jun 2008, 9:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Cure Appreciation Thread
Replies: 10
Views: 1394

Re: The Cure Appreciation Thread

I've been trying to get back to post on this thread, Workhard, but each time I've been overtaken by events .... but here I am. Have you been a fan since those early days? Shucks I've been rumbled...... They were "The Easy Cure" the first time I saw them at The Rocket in Crawley in the late...
by Dee Jay
26 Jun 2008, 4:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Helmets - useful or waste of money?
Replies: 137
Views: 14495

And if I want to pop out quickly to get a pint of milk at a local store, I would resent any law which required me to wear a helmet (a law which would encourage many would-be cyclists to jump into the car for this kind of trip). Indeed. It would be a bit like my friend's children's school's 'Walking...
by Dee Jay
26 Jun 2008, 3:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Helmets - useful or waste of money?
Replies: 137
Views: 14495

gilesjuk wrote:I've banged my head many times on branches while riding off road.


I've come into contact with - rather than banged on - branches while cycling 'on-road'! :D
by Dee Jay
26 Jun 2008, 11:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1116
Views: 321379

Workhard, hi:

I have taken this here:

http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=14256
by Dee Jay
26 Jun 2008, 11:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Cure Appreciation Thread
Replies: 10
Views: 1394

See if you can track down Laura Courtese's version - so much better than KM's but as you say NOTHING compares to the original except maybe the MTV unplugged version they did a couple of years back. But they aren't to everyone's taste..... I just listened to Laura Courtese - managed to find a free s...
by Dee Jay
26 Jun 2008, 10:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CTC group rides
Replies: 22
Views: 3247

In the next village there is a group of much older people. (Not sure about the grumpiness quotient, though!) I believe that most of them are in their nineties ..... and there are maybe about 5 of them? They seem to go out at least one morning week. I see them meeting in the village square and think:...
by Dee Jay
26 Jun 2008, 10:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Helmets - useful or waste of money?
Replies: 137
Views: 14495

I must admit that until I started hanging out here, I had no idea that the 'to wear or not to wear' debate was quite so heated where helmets are concerned! Having read the piece to which Gaz linked ^^^, and skimmed through various threads on the matter - couldn't read them all as I would have lost t...
by Dee Jay
26 Jun 2008, 10:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Desperate to be Saved?
Replies: 33
Views: 2347

I am The Official Cyclist in the congregation. What does that involve? I'm our community's "unOfficial Cyclist" which means I get asked to fix/adjust people's bikes, organise easy-peasey-lemon-squeezey cycle runs with 3 hour pub stops, advise on purchases, comment on Le tour, judge Solomo...
by Dee Jay
25 Jun 2008, 3:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Cure Appreciation Thread
Replies: 10
Views: 1394

The Cure Appreciation Thread

I've only gone and done it! Workhard, Morris Dancer, anybody else?? Workhard: On re-reading your introductory post, I see that not only are you of the right age, but you also grew up in the right area to have to gone to school with the boys from The Cure. Yes? Have you been a fan since those early d...