A positive thread

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peetee
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Re: A positive thread

Postby peetee » 3 Aug 2018, 9:05pm

32 degrees C in my workshop today. Unbearable, so as I have been doing 7 days a week for about 4 months now I took a few hours out. This evening I will make up for the inescapable daytime discomfort by sitting in the cool garden listening to the tawny owls and hopefully catch the hedgehog family on their daily visit.
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Re: A positive thread

Postby Mistik-ka » 4 Aug 2018, 12:32am

peetee wrote:… sitting in the cool garden listening to the tawny owls and hopefully catch the hedgehog family on their daily visit.

I am devoured with envy!

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Re: A positive thread

Postby rmurphy195 » 5 Aug 2018, 9:33pm

A tenuous link with cycling - the person concerned cycles to the airfield!

So there we were with our 2-year old grandson yesterday, on the car park at a local airfield watching the planes take off and land, and taxi across right in front of us.

Much to the little ones excitement, one of the pilots waved as he taxied past into his parking place.

A few minutes later he approached us, introduced himself and asked if our young man might want to see the plane and perhaps sit in it.

Would he - yes he would - as would his (failed) trainee pilot grandad!

So nanny and grandson sat in the plane, while Steve explained how things worked and showed the little one how to move the stick to make the ailerons and elevators work. Magic!

Forgot to add - if you are reading this Steve, thanks once again, you made a little lads day - well 2 little lads!
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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 5 Aug 2018, 9:40pm

Plus One
My first flight was in a little Cessna, a colleague invited me to the airfield after work, we went over the area where I lived and cycled, I took scores of photos
Flying is cool. Unfortunately :?

Not flown since 2008 :wink:
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Re: A positive thread

Postby rmurphy195 » 6 Aug 2018, 8:16am

brynpoeth wrote:Plus One
My first flight was in a little Cessna, a colleague invited me to the airfield after work, we went over the area where I lived and cycled, I took scores of photos
Flying is cool. Unfortunately :?

Not flown since 2008 :wink:


Flying is cool because in warm weather there's a nice big fan in front of you!
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Re: A positive thread

Postby Retour64 » 8 Aug 2018, 10:52am

The responses on this thread are so varied and just confirm that most things are better when cycling (I can't wait for the facetious answers of what is not better on a bike) should this not be a sub-forum?
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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 8 Aug 2018, 10:59am

Retour64 wrote:The responses on this thread are so varied and just confirm that most things are better when cycling (I can't wait for the facetious answers of what is not better on a bike) should this not be a sub-forum?

It could be merged with "We love Wales" or "Porridge" :wink:
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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 9 Aug 2018, 9:53pm

The weather has turned at last, I hope
Got wet cycling home from the station, +1
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Re: A positive thread

Postby colin54 » 12 Aug 2018, 11:47am

I rode to the RSPB site at Hesketh Bank on the Ribble Estuary and

had a most unusual avian sighting, a flying fish carrying another fish, it was a Swordfish

carrying a tin fish.

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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 17 Aug 2018, 9:41am

Bild Zeitung:

Earthquake in Nienburg Germany!
A very small earthquake, only the seismographs noticed it :wink:

(Did feel the 1984 Great Earthquake* in Wales mind, even the earthquakes are bigger there
*Cym: daeargryn mawr)
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Re: A positive thread

Postby colin54 » 17 Aug 2018, 10:54am

I discovered the secret West Lanc's Liquorice Allsorts farm the other day.

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..and rarer still, a little lane I hadn't been on before with ........no potholes,

(I stopped to photograph the old oak tree).

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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 22 Aug 2018, 12:24pm

The automobile palace in Llandrindod Wells was upgraded to an Amgueddfa Ceffyllau haearn, Cycle Museum, Plus One!

Really want to go there again
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Re: A positive thread

Postby Vorpal » 22 Aug 2018, 12:46pm

Doctor bike at school today. We repaired 40 bikes!

Many bikes on the stands the first few days of school. And locked up to the fence, every sign post around the school, and a few trees, as well.

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Re: A positive thread

Postby groberts » 30 Aug 2018, 8:48am

First, thanks to the OP for starting this interesting,enjoyable and sometimes uplifting thread - on which note it doesn't get much better than the BBC report today regarding the police working with youths on bikes in inner London. Congratulations are in order:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/stories-4 ... over-bikes

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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 30 Aug 2018, 3:19pm

Two days ago it was much too hot, now it is raining, a lovely grey overcast afternoon +1

In two weeks Christmas products will be in the shops, +2!
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