Geraint Thomas....

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Re: Geraint Thomas....

Postby Mick F » 31 Aug 2018, 8:56am

When I prune the trees, I use a long Wolf Garten pole and loppers.
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Trouble is, I could do with wearing a helmet! :lol:

Lop a branch off and gravity takes charge, and I have to get out of the way FAST! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Geraint Thomas....

Postby Vorpal » 31 Aug 2018, 9:57am

I have some long-handled shears to prune the roses with. The problem is picking up the canes afterwards, and cutting them into bits to go into the garden waste bag.
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Re: Geraint Thomas....

Postby pwa » 31 Aug 2018, 10:04am

Vorpal wrote:I have some long-handled shears to prune the roses with. The problem is picking up the canes afterwards, and cutting them into bits to go into the garden waste bag.

I was bagging prickly plant stems yesterday, and the bags are just not made for them. This is an excellent digression. We must ask GT to express a view on this matter.

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Re: Geraint Thomas....

Postby Vorpal » 31 Aug 2018, 10:08am

pwa wrote:
Vorpal wrote:I have some long-handled shears to prune the roses with. The problem is picking up the canes afterwards, and cutting them into bits to go into the garden waste bag.

I was bagging prickly plant stems yesterday, and the bags are just not made for them. This is an excellent digression. We must ask GT to express a view on this matter.

I expect he has a much expertise on this subject as on the wearing of helmets by everyday cyclists :wink:
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Re: Geraint Thomas....

Postby Mick F » 31 Aug 2018, 10:23am

pwa wrote:I was bagging prickly plant stems yesterday, and the bags are just not made for them. This is an excellent digression. We must ask GT to express a view on this matter.

Vorpal wrote:I expect he has a much expertise on this subject as on the wearing of helmets by everyday cyclists :wink:
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Geraint Thomas....

Postby pwa » 31 Aug 2018, 10:26am

Mick F wrote:
pwa wrote:I was bagging prickly plant stems yesterday, and the bags are just not made for them. This is an excellent digression. We must ask GT to express a view on this matter.

Vorpal wrote:I expect he has a much expertise on this subject as on the wearing of helmets by everyday cyclists :wink:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

GT is my new Expert on Everything. From now on, when life throws me a challenge I am going to ask myself "What would Geraint do ?"

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Re: Geraint Thomas....

Postby Cyril Haearn » 31 Aug 2018, 12:08pm

pwa wrote:
Mick F wrote:
pwa wrote:I was bagging prickly plant stems yesterday, and the bags are just not made for them. This is an excellent digression. We must ask GT to express a view on this matter.

Vorpal wrote:I expect he has a much expertise on this subject as on the wearing of helmets by everyday cyclists :wink:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

GT is my new Expert on Everything. From now on, when life throws me a challenge I am going to ask myself "What would Geraint do ?"

Plus One :wink:
One does hope he does not go the way of Jan Ullrich who won the TdF at 23
GT is 32 mind, not a kid :)

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Re: Geraint Thomas....

Postby The utility cyclist » 1 Sep 2018, 5:01am

reohn2 wrote::oops: Just been to the walk in centre with an infected finger from cutting back Hawthorns on the L&L towpath.... ......without gloves.
Hmmm note to self,dont forget the leather gloves next time :(

Half my hedge is hawthorn, all 8 feet tall of it, I get at least as many pricks to the hands wearing leather gloves as I do without, it's more of a bind when trying to reach in when I'm cutting back as they get a bit more snagged, so I rarely bother wearing them had a few javelins stick in but no infections in 22 years :lol:

I doon't agree with the thought process of wearing for riding off road, again it's a case of when you duck you know where your head is, with a helmet not only do you have to try to duck lower you're hugely increasing the chance of catching the helmet, I used to do a bit of downhill riding, frankly if I wore a helmet I'd very likely do what most others do and end up riding more aggressively and again increasing chances of an off which at usual downhill speeds a helmet is very very limited IF it works to its lab tested limits.Too often you see newbs attempting jumps and runs well beyond their capabilities, come off, smack their faces, get concussed then thank that they were wearing a helmet for saving their life :roll:

Either we were far superior bike riders BITD (on bikes that had nowhere near the braking or tyre tech just to name two disadvantages) or helmets in any type of cycling is a load of pony. Given the number of helmet saved my life/saved me from massive brain trauma I can't see how BITD there weren't thousands of deaths and tens of thousands of TBI/serious head injuries every year. It simply does not stack up in any way shape or form.
Personally I'm going for superior bike riders, kids like Geraint Thomas are clearly so unable to keep coming off all the time he needs to biologically change his body so it more like this :lol:
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Re: Geraint Thomas....

Postby reohn2 » 1 Sep 2018, 8:06am

The utility cyclist wrote:
reohn2 wrote::oops: Just been to the walk in centre with an infected finger from cutting back Hawthorns on the L&L towpath.... ......without gloves.
Hmmm note to self,dont forget the leather gloves next time :(

Half my hedge is hawthorn, all 8 feet tall of it, I get at least as many pricks to the hands wearing leather gloves as I do without, it's more of a bind when trying to reach in when I'm cutting back as they get a bit more snagged, so I rarely bother wearing them had a few javelins stick in but no infections in 22 years :lol: ......


On this occassion I did.
As the finger was red and sore and as the redness was going further up the finger,I thought better being safe than sorry.
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Re: Geraint Thomas....

Postby Bonefishblues » 1 Sep 2018, 8:12am

reohn2 wrote:
The utility cyclist wrote:
reohn2 wrote::oops: Just been to the walk in centre with an infected finger from cutting back Hawthorns on the L&L towpath.... ......without gloves.
Hmmm note to self,dont forget the leather gloves next time :(

Half my hedge is hawthorn, all 8 feet tall of it, I get at least as many pricks to the hands wearing leather gloves as I do without, it's more of a bind when trying to reach in when I'm cutting back as they get a bit more snagged, so I rarely bother wearing them had a few javelins stick in but no infections in 22 years :lol: ......


On this occassion I did.

Were you wearing a helmet, perchance? I heard they caused this sort of thing because pruners were more skilled back then.

Or summat.

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Re: Geraint Thomas....

Postby Cyril Haearn » 1 Sep 2018, 8:18am

Le Vainquer is coming home to ride the Milk Race*

A TTT up the Whinlatter Pass, then drive to Barrow and cycle back to the Whinlatter :?

* bet he drinks lots of milk, that is his secret

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Re: Geraint Thomas....

Postby reohn2 » 1 Sep 2018, 8:18am

Bonefishblues wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
The utility cyclist wrote:Half my hedge is hawthorn, all 8 feet tall of it, I get at least as many pricks to the hands wearing leather gloves as I do without, it's more of a bind when trying to reach in when I'm cutting back as they get a bit more snagged, so I rarely bother wearing them had a few javelins stick in but no infections in 22 years :lol: ......


On this occassion I did.

Were you wearing a helmet, perchance? I heard they caused this sort of thing because pruners were more skilled back then.

Or summat.

No,as I find they tend to protect the parts puning gloves don't :wink:
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Re: Geraint Thomas....

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 1 Sep 2018, 9:36am

Hi,
Well we have come to the end of another discussion of hard hats and cut down tea towel wearers :)
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Re: Geraint Thomas....

Postby mjr » 3 Sep 2018, 11:04am

Just saw GT at the start of the Tour of Britain Devon stage. He was wearing his helmet what I would call "cosmetically" with a good two inches of slack in the chinstrap. That ain't likely to stay put in a crash.
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Re: Geraint Thomas....

Postby Bonefishblues » 3 Sep 2018, 11:30am

mjr wrote:Just saw GT at the start of the Tour of Britain Devon stage. He was wearing his helmet what I would call "cosmetically" with a good two inches of slack in the chinstrap. That ain't likely to stay put in a crash.

That's good, surely? :wink: