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by Brian
30 Jan 2007, 7:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Other pursuits than cycling?
Replies: 38
Views: 7836

An old workmate of mine was obsessed with a small boat that he kept moored on the Canal. After returning from two weeks holiday he proudly announced that he had sailed all the way to Nottingham. Some wit deflated him by pointing out that it only took an hour by road. :lol:
by Brian
30 Jan 2007, 6:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Censored?
Replies: 30
Views: 7293

For what its worth I am with Dai 100% 0n this thread, but don’t completely agree with him on the original thread. If that makes sense? Dai passed an opinion without resorting to personal abuse, others are free to disagree with that opinion. It seems a tad over the top to lock the thread. I think thi...
by Brian
30 Jan 2007, 2:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: White Lines
Replies: 15
Views: 3816

There are people on here who know much more about the law than me, but my understanding is that the strip of tarmac to the left of the white line is not part of the public carriageway. Hence, it is probably illegal to ride on it. Having said that, I agree with the other posters who say it is often p...
by Brian
28 Jan 2007, 5:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Silly signs
Replies: 45
Views: 9389

I can’t vouch for the validity of this, but I was once told about a sign in the middle of a village pond which just said, “please do not throw stones at this sign” :shock:
by Brian
23 Jan 2007, 11:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: dog dazer
Replies: 43
Views: 8023

Re: Talk to them?

Hugo wrote:

It is of course ODOUR that dogs understand, not noise or the sight of something, but the smell..

If I am confronted by a large snarling dog there will certainly be an odour :oops:
by Brian
16 Jan 2007, 11:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: to degrease or not?
Replies: 21
Views: 3881

For the first time since I started using these boards I find myself hoping that the usually excellent advice from TC is wrong. I always use Paraffin and so far haven’t had a problem, but now you have got me worried. The method I use is to first of all wipe off the main gunge with some kitchen roll. ...
by Brian
14 Jan 2007, 4:51pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: On Line Stores
Replies: 48
Views: 17031

I would add my recommendations to Bike+ and Spa. I can’t speak for any of the others as I have no personal experience of them.
by Brian
13 Jan 2007, 9:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: turbo training
Replies: 13
Views: 1395

I agree with everything that’s been said about the boredom factor. I bought mine a couple of years ago full of good intentions which didn’t last. Forcing myself to do an half hour session is worse than pulling my own teeth. I am on the lookout for a computer that takes its readings from the rear whe...
by Brian
9 Jan 2007, 2:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where is Everybody?
Replies: 19
Views: 6174

Well I'm back :D

Previously the artist known as andysdad
by Brian
6 Jan 2007, 7:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1109
Views: 315845

Just like to say how much I like the look of the new forum. Most of the stuff I dont mind making public is in my profile. I would just add that I am 63 years old and do most of my cycling on Sundays. It would be nice to get out during the week as well, but its a busy life when you are retired. My Su...