Role model: who is yours?

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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby fausto copy » 30 Jul 2018, 8:59pm

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


Freedom of Cardiff obviously.
The Welsh Sports Personality of the Year and no doubt the BBC one too.
A new contract with Sky.
Probably some sort of honour in the next list.
And good on 'im too.

Oh yes, his last book was brill, but he's won a few things since, so definitely needs an update or new publishing deal as well.

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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby Cunobelin » 31 Jul 2018, 5:58am

I recently went to the funeral of an old teacher of mine.

If there is anyone that I would say had a massive influence on my life, then it was him.

I still apply many of the values, standards and knowledge that I gained from him some 45 years ago

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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby brynpoeth » 31 Jul 2018, 10:57am

A family with two children took a Cheapair flight
A middle-aged lady sitting nearby was very good with the children who were slightly out of control and had too much energy
At the end of the flight the mother asked her name, she thought she had seen here somewhere
*I am M***** G********, culture minister in Germany, I always travel as cheaply as possible to save public money*
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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby pwa » 31 Jul 2018, 11:08am

brynpoeth wrote:A family with two children took a Cheapair flight
A middle-aged lady sitting nearby was very good with the children who were slightly out of control and had too much energy
At the end of the flight the mother asked her name, she thought she had seen here somewhere
*I am M***** G********, culture minister in Germany, I always travel as cheaply as possible to save public money*
Plus One!

Still flying in spite of what it does to the planet?

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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby brynpoeth » 17 Sep 2018, 4:55pm

Sir Vince Cable (75) is trying to stop This Madness

+1 for the LibDems!
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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby Lance Dopestrong » 17 Sep 2018, 5:54pm

A politician would be normally last on my list. "Thieving gits and idiots all" would be my normal reply. But there's one man...

I'm going today with Tobias Ellwood. An ex Royal Green Jacket like myself, and a man of steady nerves and compassion.
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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby al_yrpal » 17 Sep 2018, 5:55pm

The Archbishop of Hypocracy. He is bombproof…

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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby Whippet » 18 Sep 2018, 7:53pm

Dave Jones from my cycle club ( Newbury Road Club ), 88 years old and still rides 150 miles every week and often pushes off for our TT’s. Great guy + young at heart too.

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Postby Manc33 » 19 Sep 2018, 2:24am

For me it would have to be a nutty scientist. :) Which one, I don't know, there's a few.
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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby brynpoeth » 28 Nov 2018, 4:48pm

Harry Leslie Smith just died aged 95, gathered a lot of wisdom in so many years (Guardian)
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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby brynpoeth » 1 Dec 2018, 6:20pm

Tyson Fury has become an unlikely advocate for talking about mental health issues, Plus One!

He lost 60 kg in weight, equivalent to giving birth to a fully-formed adult according to the Guardian :? Lucien Van Impe weighed less than that mind :wink:
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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby brynpoeth » 14 Dec 2018, 9:21pm

Gerard Morgan-Grenville helped found the NCAT at Pantperthog, +1
He had a "wicked" sense of humour, -1
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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby landsurfer » 14 Dec 2018, 10:09pm

pwa wrote:Still flying in spite of what it does to the planet?


If you truly believe that not getting on a plane means your are not using planes .... then your deluded.
Use Amazon ?
Buy out of season veg and fruit?
Flowers for that significent other ?
Had a coffee to-day ?

Cycle to the shops to buy stuff that came by plane ... in plastic, from countries that imprison and kill Gay people .. and Christians...
We are all wound up in world trading .... and if you think aircraft are flying around with empty holds .... you need to do a reality check i'm afraid.
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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby brynpoeth » 14 Dec 2018, 10:16pm

landsurfer wrote:
pwa wrote:Still flying in spite of what it does to the planet?


If you truly believe that not getting on a plane means your are not using planes .... then your deluded.
Use Amazon ?
Buy out of season veg and fruit?
Flowers for that significent other ?
Had a coffee to-day ?
..

No
No
No
Yes
:wink:
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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby 661-Pete » 14 Dec 2018, 11:28pm

landsurfer wrote:
pwa wrote:Still flying in spite of what it does to the planet?


If you truly believe that not getting on a plane means your are not using planes .... then your deluded.
Use Amazon ?
Buy out of season veg and fruit?
Flowers for that significent other ?
Had a coffee to-day ?

Cycle to the shops to buy stuff that came by plane ... in plastic, from countries that imprison and kill Gay people .. and Christians...
We are all wound up in world trading .... and if you think aircraft are flying around with empty holds .... you need to do a reality check i'm afraid.
Some transportation of commodities like foodstuffs, is inevitable. The best most of us can do is cut down the environmental impact a bit - not eliminate it entirely. If we all did that, it would help a lot!

We bought some fresh, somewhat out-of-season veg - French Beans as it happens - today in the supermarket (which we'd cycled to). Just that we're getting a bit cheesed off with brassicas. Checked the country of origin: it said "Spain". OK not ideal. I hope they were shipped by surface transport, not by air - but we can't tell. Hope they weren't grown under artificially heated polytunnels - but we can't tell. Best I can say is: we don't buy a lot of out-of-season stuff.

Oh and we have a weekly Riverford box. Those guys are very conscientious about organic produce and ethical transport. But even with them, some stuff has to be trucked in from the Continent.

Give me stick if you really must. Incidentally, the word is spelt "hypocrisy"...
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