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by ferrit worrier
3 Aug 2008, 2:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: that was a long one
Replies: 16
Views: 1192

Congrats on the ton. I started doing one a month earlier this year and there is a certain sense of achievement when the trip dist. goes into triple figures. I usually just survive on plain tap water (2 bottles) a Fairtade geobar every 20 miles and peanut butter sandwiches and a banana for lunch but...
by ferrit worrier
3 Aug 2008, 8:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: that was a long one
Replies: 16
Views: 1192

Hi Guys

Thanks for your kind posts :D just managed to crawl out of bed this morning, stiff as a board. But it was worth it, I keep telling myself No Pain No Gain. it only hurts when I > :lol:
by ferrit worrier
2 Aug 2008, 9:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: that was a long one
Replies: 16
Views: 1192

I usually survive on malt loaf, banananas, flap jack and maybe a chip shop if there's one handy! :oops: Robinsons Lemon Barley Water helps too. In a heatwave a "Dioralyte" sachet in plain water will keep you from dehydrating too badly. Now there's an Idea, I'll slip the lemon Barly onto M...
by ferrit worrier
2 Aug 2008, 9:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: that was a long one
Replies: 16
Views: 1192

goodstuff....!! :lol: 110 :shock: miles is just a wish in my eyes....45 is my best so far, but I've got designs on a 75 and then a 95....(soon, promise!) :lol: You'll probably be amazed at what you can do :) :!: just takes a little bit of forward planning. drinks and food :) I'm quite active at wor...
by ferrit worrier
2 Aug 2008, 9:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: that was a long one
Replies: 16
Views: 1192

I should add that the fluid wasn't all just water I started with Orange juice with a spoonfull of Glucose in both then refilled with water drank one and refilled with and Isotonic drink and tried to keep a balance during the day, not sure whether I got it right but I'm OK perhaps some of the more ex...
by ferrit worrier
2 Aug 2008, 9:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: that was a long one
Replies: 16
Views: 1192

ferrit worrier, well done! 110 miles is just a wish in my eyes....45 is my best so far, but I've got designs on a 75 and then a 95....(soon, promise!) That just about describes me as well - approx. 45 miles max, but on a regular basis and with plenty of hills (West Pennine Moors). I'm curious to kn...
by ferrit worrier
2 Aug 2008, 7:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: that was a long one
Replies: 16
Views: 1192

Re: that was a long one

Its the first time I've been over the Pennines, on a bike, and I have one question is there anywhere flat Sadly, no. Our flat bits are other people's hills. The remarkable thing is the area is home to so many cyclists, albeit muscle bound whippets (if that's not an oxymoron). You probably caught Lo...
by ferrit worrier
2 Aug 2008, 5:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: that was a long one
Replies: 16
Views: 1192

that was a long one

Just got back from a run out to Doncaster 110mls totally completly whacked. It's the longest I've done since my return to the saddle. Whent out bound via Marple and Glossop up the East side of the longendale valley left at 4am and was in time to see the most beautiful sunrise over the hills, http://...
by ferrit worrier
1 Aug 2008, 8:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rationing air?
Replies: 5
Views: 514

here's a thought, warm / hot air is thinner than cold air, and therefore less dense, if the air in Cambridge is that thin there must be a lot of talking going on. and what about this; what would happen to the level of the atmosphere, if every body let the air out of their tyres at the same time? goi...
by ferrit worrier
1 Aug 2008, 7:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pursuing pothole procedures ( Mick F has a bad fall )
Replies: 123
Views: 277143

Hi Mick F Try conacting the Bobby and ask him for a statement re his observations of the pothole, and any incident report reference numbers, That way the local council can't deny being contacted by the police, it'll be worth having pictures of the repair, and note the speed of their response, big ho...
by ferrit worrier
1 Aug 2008, 6:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Gunners Maiden Voyage
Replies: 13
Views: 1374

Hi Gunner

50 min to do 11 mls I would say that is quite respectable for a maiden voyage. Better than my first attempt 28mins for 5.25 and no serious hills.
Well done, keep going you'll get those timings down,

M
by ferrit worrier
31 Jul 2008, 9:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Thoroughly nice words
Replies: 63
Views: 4945

bromochlorodyfluromethane, or BCF - old type fire extinguisher. Orange - I like this because EVERYBODY say it with and 'I' inplace of the 'A'...why is that...? (and its my fave colour/flavour!) Spud, twonk, and 'doobilly'. Also, names, Reg, Ted, and Dick... Nice thread...! Whats a doobilly :?: or h...
by ferrit worrier
31 Jul 2008, 5:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Thoroughly nice words
Replies: 63
Views: 4945

Fajhitas

hot and spicy washed down with a nice cold beer :D

Aww why do we talk about food when I'm hungry :roll:
by ferrit worrier
30 Jul 2008, 7:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: if you want to take you bike on the train...
Replies: 46
Views: 5234

Done :)
by ferrit worrier
28 Jul 2008, 8:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: effects of donating blood???
Replies: 23
Views: 1891

We had the blood wagon at work last wednesday, first time I've given in a few years. It's about 430 mls that you give which is about 2/3 3/4 of a pint, my office was just a few yards away from the van but I was not allowed to go until I'd had a drink and a biscuit, I was warned about cycling but onl...