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by Dee Jay
1 Dec 2008, 2:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My first utility ride
Replies: 18
Views: 1824

Dee, thank you for your post as you inspired me to attempt my first utility cycle. Nothing as glamorous as a meal out, just a need for a loaf of bread.... <snip> a very small first, but a first none the less. Jan :D Hi, Jan, Well, reading your post thrilled me almost as much as doing my first utili...
by Dee Jay
30 Nov 2008, 6:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cheap saddles
Replies: 36
Views: 3840

...And nearly a year later,my cheap saddle is still going strong,and is even more comfy. Who said "You get what you pay for"?...This seems to be an exception. Mike. You'll be sorry when you're in for a rectumotomy. I've seen it before, horribly disfigured bums after years of cheap saddles...
by Dee Jay
29 Nov 2008, 6:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite Christmas Carol
Replies: 15
Views: 1144

My favourite is The Fairytale of New York :) I love this! I love The Pogues and Kirsty MacCall (RIP) ... Sadly, it's not on YouTube; I wanted to post a link here as I think it's a beautiful song. Does anyone know it? Do you mean this Pogues and Kirsty MacCall ? (Fairytale of New York) Patrick, hi. ...
by Dee Jay
28 Nov 2008, 11:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My first utility ride
Replies: 18
Views: 1824

Hi Paulah, I'm afraid you've just introduced terminology unknown to me?? :D This type of bike will help .... how? Not getting a skirt caught in moving parts or remaining non-mud-spattered? Or both? I am planning a new bike as soon as my daughter grows into my current one :D ... any month now. :roll:
by Dee Jay
28 Nov 2008, 8:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My first utility ride
Replies: 18
Views: 1824

My first utility ride

I'm feeling quietly pleased. After ten months of leisure cycling with my family, my children, my friends, the cycling club and on my own, today I finally made my first utility journey by bike. I was invited to a celebration lunch about five miles away. I took my dress, shoes and a present for my hos...
by Dee Jay
28 Nov 2008, 6:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite Christmas Carol
Replies: 15
Views: 1144

My favourite is The Fairytale of New York :) I love this! I love The Pogues and Kirsty MacCall (RIP) The group I sing with is rehearsing 'Tonight!' as part of our set for our December performance. Sadly, it's not on YouTube; I wanted to post a link here as I think it's a beautiful song. Does anyone...
by Dee Jay
27 Nov 2008, 6:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Woolies...no more
Replies: 16
Views: 1259

I feel that the writing has been on the wall for a while regardig woolies. Woolworths has been in trouble on and off since the the late '80s - to the best of my knowledge - possibly before? But, it will give our High Streets a somewhat different appearance, won't it? The red frontages are so distin...
by Dee Jay
26 Nov 2008, 4:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's your main transport?
Replies: 36
Views: 3453

And ............. a totally new angle on all this, for me anyway: I saw an acquaintance today on her bike complete with toddler on the back and I gasped in surprise. I referred her to our conversation last summer when I asked her to join us for '5 Miles to Fabulous', and she explained that she hated...
by Dee Jay
24 Nov 2008, 10:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anniversaries
Replies: 14
Views: 2535

Many good wishes to you and Mrs Mick F on your anniversary, Mick!
by Dee Jay
24 Nov 2008, 2:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Non-hideous bike clobber
Replies: 33
Views: 234678

GrahamG wrote:

http://swrve.co.uk/ is the UK sales website



I'm lovin' the women's shorts on this site!

Thank you for posting. :D

I see that the jeans only come in 'mens'? Am I being dim?

(And for putting it in 'Too good ...', Si!)
by Dee Jay
23 Nov 2008, 1:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Eddington Number (Cycling)
Replies: 59
Views: 7780

Ooh, I shall be pointing our Club Leader in the direction of this thread! He loves this sort of thing and I think he might have used something similar at our Awards Ceremony on Friday night to work out how far the children cycled in relation to other children of a similar age. (Sadly, those numbers ...
by Dee Jay
21 Nov 2008, 7:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: IS your bike a mode of transport,tool,toy.
Replies: 22
Views: 2022

I've thought about this: my bike is a challenge which is becoming part of my life. If I don't cycle - which I've not for 7 days, the longest for about a month - I miss it. Twice today I've said to folks that I need to go out on my bike. When I used go out with a cycle-courier - despite the fact that...
by Dee Jay
21 Nov 2008, 5:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Strictly - a man's year this time round?
Replies: 38
Views: 3904

Si wrote:As for people not having heard of him before Dee Jay: you do realise that he isn't a real person don't you? Just Jo Brand in comfortable slacks.


'Noooooooooooo!

..................


Rickaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!'
by Dee Jay
21 Nov 2008, 5:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cake!
Replies: 9
Views: 711

Well, I have just been to our awards ceremony where each young cyclist was presented with a certificate for having completed our Dartmoor ride, and we had cherry topped cup vanilla cupcakes and lemon traybake with lemon icing. Both delicious. (Our Club Leader also worked our some stats to impress th...
by Dee Jay
21 Nov 2008, 10:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Strictly - a man's year this time round?
Replies: 38
Views: 3904

What is extraordinary about all this, is the fact the John Sarjeant has had an extremely successful career as a political journalist and has remained largely unknown by yer average member of a 'Strictly ...' audience. Suddenly .... he's a household name! :D Edited to add: I am a fan, but this one ha...