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by Brian
14 Feb 2007, 12:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Valentines day
Replies: 7
Views: 2035

Valentines day

Well the post office has done it again. They have managed to lose every one of my Valentine cards. :cry:

Come to think of it, they have done the same thing for the last 35 years. :lol:

Should I complain. :?: :lol:
by Brian
11 Feb 2007, 8:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Treading a Fine Line
Replies: 30
Views: 6567

Surely your not speaking from experience are you Dai? :wink:
by Brian
11 Feb 2007, 7:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Treading a Fine Line
Replies: 30
Views: 6567

Terry, I'm old and retired and I'll take offence if you disagree with me :lol:
by Brian
11 Feb 2007, 7:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Treading a Fine Line
Replies: 30
Views: 6567

May be the site should carry a warning that if you post something controversial or what other people might have strong views about, then you can expect some robust replies. Thirdcrank makes the good point that seeing as the offending post has been removed, how do the rest of us know where this line ...
by Brian
11 Feb 2007, 12:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First audax
Replies: 16
Views: 3378

Vernon, a big well done to you too. I can’t think of anything worse than mending two punctures in those conditions. :cry: You are not kidding about the icy sludge at Lotherton, that’s where I fell off. If there is one thing that stays in my memory about that ride it will probably be the hot soup at ...
by Brian
10 Feb 2007, 7:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First audax
Replies: 16
Views: 3378

Well I made it; a big thanks must go to Gordon and Dave for dragging me round in a much better time than I could have managed on my own. The weather was atrocious, but I enjoyed every minute of it (apart from falling off on some slush) :oops: Greg, did you manage the 150km one? I heard that it was d...
by Brian
9 Feb 2007, 8:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ethnic Background
Replies: 30
Views: 6604

Well okay, there are a few upper class ones as well :lol:
by Brian
9 Feb 2007, 8:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Late Arrivals at the Cyclists' Ball
Replies: 45
Views: 9843

The catering will be provided by Sam and Ella.
by Brian
9 Feb 2007, 7:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First audax
Replies: 16
Views: 3378

First audax

Doing my first audax tomorrow, a hundred kilometres in the York area. All this snow and ice has only added to my nervousness. :? It’s taken me over 63 years to get around to it, :oops: but you can’t have too much preparation. :D If I am in any fit state tomorrow night I will post how I got on.
by Brian
9 Feb 2007, 7:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ethnic Background
Replies: 30
Views: 6604

Spreading the cycling gospel to ethnic minorities is all very laudable, but I think that we could be in danger of trying to run before we can walk (or in this case cycle) Yes, the majority of cyclists are white middle class, but let us not forget that not only are we only a small minority of that cl...
by Brian
3 Feb 2007, 8:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Publishing my story
Replies: 9
Views: 2654

Yep, I would love to read it.

I agree with Dia though, it might be better as a blog.
by Brian
3 Feb 2007, 8:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Silly signs
Replies: 45
Views: 9389

It was the late Chic Murray who remarked that when on an escalator on the London underground he saw a sign saying, “dogs must be carried”. He thought to himself, “where the heck can I get a dog from at this time of night”
by Brian
3 Feb 2007, 7:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ethnic Background
Replies: 30
Views: 6604

I have only ever seen one be-turbanned Sikh riding a bicycle for example. I have never seen an African woman cycling - up until a month ago I had never seen an African male cycling (in the UK). Yet if you go to Africa or Asia there are millions of people riding bikes. Could it be that they come to ...
by Brian
1 Feb 2007, 4:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Other pursuits than cycling?
Replies: 38
Views: 7836

Fishing, what’s that all about then? I can understand the guy who catches a nice Trout for his supper, but what about all the anglers lining a stagnant smelly Canal. They spend hundreds of pounds on equipment just to outwit a creature with a brain the size of a pin head. :lol: Remind me again which ...
by Brian
31 Jan 2007, 9:36am
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Photographs.
Replies: 15
Views: 6944

Thanks Karen, nice photos. I think that photos which emphasise the social side do a lot to encourage new people to have a go.