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by fausto copy
30 Aug 2019, 10:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Just wondering.....
Replies: 32
Views: 1146

Re: Just wondering.....

I couldn't agree more!

fausto the dull.
by fausto copy
27 Aug 2019, 2:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Police Incident?
Replies: 8
Views: 1197

Re: Police Incident?

Well, we once arrived 'pre-police incident' when we came upon a short queue of traffic. As we cycled past on the cycle path we came across a motorcyclist unconscious in the middle of the road. Mrs.Copy had just retired from her post as Intensive Carew Unit manager and took charge of the situation as...
by fausto copy
23 Aug 2019, 9:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!
Replies: 366
Views: 70012

Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

I'm not disputing the fact at all; merely saying that it's not as pleasant to visit as it was maybe 5 to 10 years ago. As an aside, I find Abergavenny quite interesting; the market there is simply outstanding, with a different type on each day. The castle is also pulling tourists, as does the river...
by fausto copy
23 Aug 2019, 3:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any last minute Lake District campsites?
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Any last minute Lake District campsites?

A few years ago, we'd booked our usual small B&B just outside Ambleside but I wanted some new guide books. I called in to the TIC, where people were being offered Carlisle as the nearest available accommodation over the Bank Holiday. :lol: We've since discovered the Eden Valley area, which is go...
by fausto copy
23 Aug 2019, 2:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!
Replies: 366
Views: 70012

Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

I'm not disputing the fact at all; merely saying that it's not as pleasant to visit as it was maybe 5 to 10 years ago. As an aside, I find Abergavenny quite interesting; the market there is simply outstanding, with a different type on each day. The castle is also pulling tourists, as does the rivers...
by fausto copy
23 Aug 2019, 10:12am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!
Replies: 366
Views: 70012

Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

I love Hay as well but feel it's a victim of it's own success. It's getting far too commercialised, and I seriously hope it doesn't end up like the Lake District towns, for example. Thankfully, there are still a few shops selling basic commodities (excellent butcher) but I noticed the local (green)g...
by fausto copy
22 Aug 2019, 3:40pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Napoleon's Piles
Replies: 46
Views: 1478

Re: Napoleon's Piles

I think it's running in our family, handed down via the Tudors, (didn't think they were vikings!). My grandad had his operated on many years ago, fairly successfully, but I think, as with most things, the operation hs a far better outcome these days. I've got very early symptoms which I'll be keepin...
by fausto copy
22 Aug 2019, 8:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 536
Views: 16128

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

I thought it was Cugel actually!
by fausto copy
21 Aug 2019, 6:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone cycled the Welsh coast?
Replies: 15
Views: 3250

Re: Anyone cycled the Welsh coast?

How long have you got, what "scenery" do you preferred what accommodation are you looking for? Swansea to Carmarthen on NCN R4 and either R4 (winding) or A40 (busy) to St.Clears. If your preference is for hills and views, fairly remote villages and not many cafes, head north to Trelech and...
by fausto copy
20 Aug 2019, 10:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone cycled the Welsh coast?
Replies: 15
Views: 3250

Re: Anyone cycled the Welsh coast?

Nah, you freewheel down them as fast as you can, to get halfway up the next 'un.
by fausto copy
19 Aug 2019, 7:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The adventure begins!
Replies: 10
Views: 694

Re: The adventure begins!

Oh no!
Now the real work begins. :lol: :lol:
fausto.
by fausto copy
19 Aug 2019, 3:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New verb
Replies: 30
Views: 1396

Re: New verb

Somewhere up-thread someone mentioned records (as in vinyl) but I thought the term for them was "warped". Warped would be the more common term in that context but pringled describes the same resultant shape. And thinking about it, how does the term "buckled" really describe a pr...
by fausto copy
18 Aug 2019, 3:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New verb
Replies: 30
Views: 1396

Re: New verb

Somewhere up-thread someone mentioned records (as in vinyl) but I thought the term for them was "warped". And thinking about it, how does the term "buckled" really describe a pringled wheel? How do they taste? Personally, I think they taste horrible. Yet strangely, whenever I eat...
by fausto copy
18 Aug 2019, 3:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 536
Views: 16128

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Newish for this time was the horizontal (rather than upsloping) top tube; this allowed a lower riding position for racing. Check out the size of that gear! The chainring is enormous and the sprocket is tiny; its got to be about 100" or more... https://i.pinimg.com/736x/41/5e/78/415e7818335b1b2...
by fausto copy
18 Aug 2019, 3:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Date This Photo
Replies: 17
Views: 876

Re: Date This Photo

I thought it must have been taken with an early type of drone. :roll: