Other fora, cycling and other interests

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Re: Other fora, cycling and other interests

Postby 661-Pete » 25 Jul 2018, 11:06am

Vorpal wrote:I would like to see a lynx. But they are shy creatures. They can be hard to spot in the zoo, let alone in the forest.

The only time I've ever seen them, it was because I went round to the lynx enclosure when it was feeding time at the zoo. 8)

They are 'big' cats, but rather small for that designation; dog-sized rather than lion sized. Although they are perfectly capable of harming or killing humans, I have never heard of them doing so.
Me too. But you have the advantage over us - they have been extinct in the British Isles for many centuries, at the very least. There is talk of re-introducing them in some parts of the country - partly as a means of naturally controlling the growing deer population (it may come as a surprise to learn that the lynx, a relatively small carnivore, regularly takes on large deer - even reindeer - as prey).

But I suppose farmers will object to this, complaining about them attacking livestock. As is often the case with wild predators, they probably only take livestock if there is not enough natural prey to sustain them.

I don't suppose it will happen in my lifetime...
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Re: Other fora, cycling and other interests

Postby brynpoeth » 7 Sep 2018, 4:53pm

I "discovered" Walter Kempowski, a prolific German author (1929-2007), visited his house, met his widow
He wrote many novels, often quite funny and entertaining, several volumes of diaries, documentation, there are biographical works and analyses by others and I visited the Kempowski archive/museum too

Studying literature and history is very interesting but not so exciting, as someone noted, +1, just the thing to keep the brain going in retirement :wink:
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Re: Other fora, cycling and other interests

Postby brynpoeth » 3 Aug 2019, 8:57am

KTHSullivan wrote:Other than cycling, I think that my collection of toe nail clippings is the only thing keeping me sane :?

Seems a bizarre hobby, but I am not one to judge, for I am a trainspotter
Care to explain, in relation to the thread you just started? :wink:
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Re: Other fora, cycling and other interests

Postby Patrickpioneer » 3 Aug 2019, 9:06am

I like a good whittle
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Re: Other fora, cycling and other interests

Postby brynpoeth » 3 Aug 2019, 9:08am

Patrickpioneer wrote:I like a good whittle

Plus Two, you put a coin in the picture so one sees the dragon is only small :wink:

Are you related to Cugel?
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Re: Other fora, cycling and other interests

Postby Patrickpioneer » 3 Aug 2019, 9:12am

brynpoeth wrote:
Patrickpioneer wrote:I like a good whittle

Plus Two, you put a coin in the picture so one sees the dragon is only small :wink:

Are you related to Cugel?


Cugel? when I read his posts I often wonder, after all he has a bike if you take my meaning

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Re: Other fora, cycling and other interests

Postby Cugel » 3 Aug 2019, 4:39pm

Patrickpioneer wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:
Patrickpioneer wrote:I like a good whittle

Plus Two, you put a coin in the picture so one sees the dragon is only small :wink:

Are you related to Cugel?


Cugel? when I read his posts I often wonder, after all he has a bike if you take my meaning


I have several bicycles and several of the ex-relatives, so to speak. They too are kept in a sort of shed albeit a virtual one. Anyroadup, I sometimes get one out ... not to ride (dear me, no) but rather to discuss our disparate histories since we were un-related. Becoming un-related, strangely, often improves a relationship.

Co-incidentally, one-such is now a Whittle .... but not the one who invented that jet engine, although the fellow who is the source of her new name claims that he is related to that Frank Whittle.

Cugel

PS The woody scrimshaw looks like a Nessie to me. To be proper it should be carved from a genuine Nessie tooth, mind.

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Re: Other fora, cycling and other interests

Postby brynpoeth » 3 Aug 2019, 5:35pm

Be glad Patrick did not post a picture of an Afanc
No-one has ever seen one and survived :?
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Re: Other fora, cycling and other interests

Postby brynpoeth » 8 Sep 2019, 9:10am

I came for the cycling stayed for the Tea Shop
Cycling is my favourite hobby but I have lots of other intersts

How is it on other fora, about astronomy, railways, books? Do most fora have a Tea Shop, or is one forced to concentrate on the matter in hand?
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