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by Dee Jay
22 Oct 2008, 4:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Beginner
Replies: 14
Views: 1085

I'm too much of a beginner myself to give advice ... but you seem to be getting loads of what you need ... so I'll just say ... hello and welcome!
by Dee Jay
22 Oct 2008, 4:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Yet another
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Hello to you.
by Dee Jay
20 Oct 2008, 6:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why so many step-through frames?
Replies: 23
Views: 2536

So there's a good chance I'm on my tod when it comes to swinging my leg over the back wheel. As for high kicking over the handlebars - that would definitely be a spectator sport.. :lol: You're not on your own ... just did a quick poll and both my children - one boy, one girl - say that they use bot...
by Dee Jay
20 Oct 2008, 4:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why so many step-through frames?
Replies: 23
Views: 2536

I had to check this but: I swing my leg over my bike from the rear - i.e. over the rear wheel. The topbar has no relevance to me. The day I do this I will consider myself ARRIVED!! I'm not normally in a position to observe people getting on and off their bikes so don't know what is normal... Imagin...
by Dee Jay
20 Oct 2008, 4:14pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?
Replies: 358
Views: 43050

I have found this thread very thought provoking and have come to the conclusion that one of the things that all women cyclists can do to encourage other women to cycle ... is to cycle. And to communicate that fact to other women - if necessary. I know that my cycling has encouraged at least three ot...
by Dee Jay
20 Oct 2008, 1:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Retailers giving discount to those arriving by bicycle
Replies: 29
Views: 4512

This a great idea, and I wish you well with it. I don't know whether you have a Co-op near you? But, they are generally very amenable to community schemes. And I would suggest approaching small/independent/alternative/organic type places as these will be the ones to with most to gain. The types of s...
by Dee Jay
20 Oct 2008, 12:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sods Law
Replies: 20
Views: 1793

It's the thought that counts though! Unless I'm in a blazing hurry, I always try to stop and ask if a punctured rider needs anything. They never seem to, but are glad of the consideration (I know I am). What's really annoying is when you're swapping tubes and people whizz past with a smug "wet...
by Dee Jay
17 Oct 2008, 4:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Another newbie,
Replies: 26
Views: 1665

Excellent!

Well done!
by Dee Jay
13 Oct 2008, 1:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A question for North London cyclists
Replies: 19
Views: 2482

Re: Ticked the box!

GrumpyGit wrote:OK, I did it this afternoon!

<snip>

I've earned a cold beer this evening. :D


Well done, that man!

Cheers!
by Dee Jay
13 Oct 2008, 1:17pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?
Replies: 358
Views: 43050

Some of the world most famous knitters are blokes: http://www.shanewaltener.com/installations/10/08chihuly_report.html (There's another one whose name I cannot remember - he has published loads of books - Google doesn't seem to be my friend at the minute ...) I'm not interested in knitting, although...
by Dee Jay
9 Oct 2008, 4:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Another newbie,
Replies: 26
Views: 1665

Hi thanks for all the welcome's sorry to say i let myself down,( i was going to go to work on the bike) but i have a good excuse it's down to our new arrival (baby) three weeks ago. but i've set my mind on getting on the bike at the weekend... :D I'll give you 2 weeks before your bike is on e-bay :...
by Dee Jay
8 Oct 2008, 12:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A question for North London cyclists
Replies: 19
Views: 2482

It's a complete fallacy that London has no hills. Despite saying that I've only recently cycled after many non-cycling years, I did go - on the aforementioned Ferrari, with a very experienced cyclist who wouldn't let me take the car - to Trafalgar Square to the demonstration on the night before the ...
by Dee Jay
8 Oct 2008, 12:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ok Ok .......
Replies: 62
Views: 3811

Glueman, you've not been paying attention ... I thought that I'd more than adequately proved that I rather like 'radio faces'!! :lol:

Aaah .... I see you've just driven the stake straight through his nose! :wink:
by Dee Jay
8 Oct 2008, 10:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ok Ok .......
Replies: 62
Views: 3811

Many of choices work in radio. Nuff said.

But, as an ardent Scotophile(??), I should like to nominate Frankie Boyle in the voice department.

In fact, he can go in the irreverent humourist dept, as well.

In fact, how on earth did he get left off my orginal list???
by Dee Jay
8 Oct 2008, 9:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A question for North London cyclists
Replies: 19
Views: 2482

Re: A question for North London cyclists

And no whingeing from the provinces please ;) No mention of an exemption for ex-Larnarnars. (They're a bit like ex-smokers: those who have given it up and seen the light are the worst. :wink: ) I left my adopted city for the provinces ... I love the provinces, but I still love London. A friend and ...