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by Ray
26 Jan 2019, 1:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 20-25 tubes in 28mm tires??
Replies: 33
Views: 4469

Re: 20-25 tubes in 28mm tires??

You may well be OK using unpatched undersized tubes, which will stretch to fill the tyre, but once the tube has been patched it is much more likely to fail due to excessive stretching. This is based on experience, not theory. Given that new tubes are pretty cheap, using undersized tubes seems false ...
by Ray
24 Jan 2019, 4:47pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 742
Views: 30801

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

I make good use of my bus pass. Where can I get a buss pass?
by Ray
22 Jan 2019, 9:16pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 742
Views: 30801

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

Thanks, tc, I like that. Haven't come across that story before. So (pedantry alert!), was it a rooster, and not a gander, that attempted to incubate the golden egg?

Perhaps someone will be along soon to suggest that wisdom and gender are somehow related ?
by Ray
22 Jan 2019, 8:19pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 742
Views: 30801

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

My reaction was personal; far be it from me to insist that my preference should be taken as a rule. Busses somehow 'looks' wrong, just as 'alternate' rather than 'alternative' grates on me. At least there can be no misunderstanding with the double 's'; as the saying goes, they often come along in tw...
by Ray
22 Jan 2019, 7:29pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 742
Views: 30801

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

An interesting digression into public transport, but I'm not sure the queries re destination displays are really language issues. Confusing inaccuracies, maybe? But bu ss es, rather than buses? I guess you might argue that either might be acceptable, but for me, well, the double 's' "does my he...
by Ray
21 Jan 2019, 1:56pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 608
Views: 345358

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Clearly visible from here. OK, only 30 or so miles from me in W. Yorks - but isn't the internet thingy international ? :D
by Ray
19 Jan 2019, 12:09pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Porridge: love or hate?
Replies: 261
Views: 15838

Re: Porridge: love or hate?

For years I've made mine with 'Porridge oats' plus 50-50 water and semi-skimmed milk. Am now mostly using 'Jumbo oats' plus 50-50 water and 'oat drink' (Alpro, usually). Tastes good - the oat drink is naturally slightly sweet. I top it with stewed prunes and Latvian kefir. The kefir seems good for t...
by Ray
23 Dec 2018, 12:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: EVs (electric cars)
Replies: 20
Views: 760

Re: EVs (electric cars)

One recent authoritative study concluded that using a typical western world mix of renewables and fossil fuel generation methods, small capacity, lightweight petrol cars of 800kg or less are typically less polluting across their life cycle than electric alternatives, and a greater proportion of the...
by Ray
17 Dec 2018, 1:35pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 742
Views: 30801

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

If only the misuse of the reflexive 'myself' were confined to train announcements!
by Ray
16 Dec 2018, 9:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Role model: who is yours?
Replies: 157
Views: 11295

Re: Role model: who is yours?

brynpoeth wrote:Geraint Thomas our first TdF winner, what will he win next?
Cymru am byth!


Sports Personality of the Year 2018 !!
by Ray
14 Dec 2018, 9:40pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Porridge: love or hate?
Replies: 261
Views: 15838

Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Porridge is so simple yet it somehow reaches into fantasy, or is my perception not quite right? Read about the World Porridge Championships years ago, could not be sure if it was a factual report or a satire :wink: Sounds like a joke, but I believe it to be true - with the winner being awarded the ...
by Ray
14 Dec 2018, 1:45pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Porridge: love or hate?
Replies: 261
Views: 15838

Re: Porridge: love or hate?

brynpoeth wrote:What does May eat?


Humble pie?
by Ray
4 Dec 2018, 7:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alarm?
Replies: 23
Views: 958

Re: Alarm?

I, too, can recommend pyracantha to repel intruders - and puncture footballs, penetrate leather gloves etc . . .

Will need a bit of patience until it's established, though. Trembler type alarms and security lights in the meantime?
by Ray
3 Dec 2018, 11:28am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Porridge: love or hate?
Replies: 261
Views: 15838

Re: Porridge: love or hate?

An omen? No, it's simply that the birds have good taste :)
by Ray
16 Nov 2018, 9:19pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Porridge: love or hate?
Replies: 261
Views: 15838

Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Thanks.
I'll ask around (doubt that Sainsburys, Safeway etc will sell them!), so maybe next time I come across a friendly miller? Or catch a whiff of those lovely smells you describe as I'm out on the bike . . .