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by fausto copy
21 Sep 2019, 9:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclists v Tummy fat( Power/weight ratio implications)
Replies: 41
Views: 1624

Re: Cyclists v Tummy fat( Power/weight ratio implications)

Mick F wrote:
fausto copy wrote:Edit: my finger and thumb on Cudgels's test are miles apart, so I can proudly say I'm a mesomorph - sounds cool 8)
I still don't get it.

How can your finger and thumb NOT be touching?



You've either got pianist's hands or skinny wrists Mick. :wink:
by fausto copy
21 Sep 2019, 4:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclists v Tummy fat( Power/weight ratio implications)
Replies: 41
Views: 1624

Re: Cyclists v Tummy fat( Power/weight ratio implications)

You lot have made my day :) No matter how much I try and diet and no matter how fit I am, I've always got a bit of a tum (though it's a bit more than a bit at the moment :wink: ) I look at all my paternal family and see they are/were all the same, so simply thought it was a family trait. I've been r...
by fausto copy
9 Sep 2019, 3:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boring fact
Replies: 34
Views: 991

Re: Boring fact

After gaining free entry for years into military establishments, for some reason just before I finished work, I had to be Positively Vetted when there was a change of use of one of them. I imagine there were a few background checks which I knew little about, but part of the "questionnaire"...
by fausto copy
9 Sep 2019, 8:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boring fact
Replies: 34
Views: 991

Re: Boring fact

Hi, What a pension :P I was only a lowly cable jointer for 20 years followed by a Plant Protection Officer for 19. My salary was always well under the national average and I left after almost 40 years service, but at 55 years of age, therefore having a pension reduced by 20%. There are things, like...
by fausto copy
8 Sep 2019, 6:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boring fact
Replies: 34
Views: 991

Boring fact

It’s 50 years to the day that I started employment with what is now BT.
Am I still bound by the Official Secrets Act?



Not that I ever heard any. :roll:
by fausto copy
7 Sep 2019, 3:25pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hip replacement and cycling
Replies: 50
Views: 11921

Re: Hip replacement and cycling

Au contraire, as a famous cockney would say. The day before her op, we had a visit from an Occy Health chappy, who asked various questions. When he asked who did most of the cooking, Mrs.C had to confess that she'd only cooked one meal in the last 8 days. So, I won't be going hungry, although with a...
by fausto copy
7 Sep 2019, 12:50pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hip replacement and cycling
Replies: 50
Views: 11921

Re: Hip replacement and cycling

Hi folks, Mrs.Copy has been waiting for a THR and has been cycling, walking swimming and yoga-ing to keep fit and strong, as per the previous posts.We've been inspired reading the messages and were hoping she'd be up and about (and on an exercise bike within a couple of weeks). She had the op 3 days...
by fausto copy
4 Sep 2019, 9:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Gospel Pass
Replies: 20
Views: 1262

Re: Gospel Pass

Glad you enjoyed it Trev.
There's some lovely countryside with quiet lanes and stupendous views in that area.
I'm not going to tell you my favourite bit though, :wink: :lol:
Hopefully you'll come back and do some more,
fausto.
by fausto copy
3 Sep 2019, 9:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to get a Jones bike in UK?
Replies: 15
Views: 857

Re: How to get a Jones bike in UK?

Aye, but you're a lanky Lancy lad. :wink:
by fausto copy
1 Sep 2019, 10:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Gospel Pass
Replies: 20
Views: 1262

Re: Gospel Pass

Personally I'd go south to north, enjoy a nice lunch and pootle around Hay and then return via the gorgeous Golden Valley.
fausto.
by fausto copy
31 Aug 2019, 6:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Just wondering.....
Replies: 32
Views: 1146

Re: Just wondering.....

crackath :?: :?
by fausto copy
30 Aug 2019, 9:37pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Napoleon's Piles
Replies: 46
Views: 1478

Re: Napoleon's Piles

I get something similar Mike. It doesn't feel like cramp, much more like a spasm.
If I straighten my fingers out it usually goes, but will come back a few times before disappearing for quite some time.
Another one of life's mysteries, I believe.
fausto.
by fausto copy
30 Aug 2019, 9:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day
Replies: 58
Views: 2448

Re: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day

I've never toured with an SLR and wouldn't even dream of it with either of my current mirrorless compact system cameras. I've always used Lumix travel zooms and got great results. However, after having continual problems with dust getting onto the sensors, I've switched to an Olympus Tough camera. C...
by fausto copy
30 Aug 2019, 3:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Just wondering.....
Replies: 32
Views: 1146

Re: Just wondering.....

I was hoping someone else was doing it correctly like me (on my sconns). :mrgreen: