A positive thread

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Re: A positive thread

Postby Cyril Haearn » 9 May 2020, 9:23am

Awful sunny weather this morning, no clouds, much too bright -1

May plan to go cycling late evening in the gloaming, +1
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Re: A positive thread

Postby philvantwo » 10 May 2020, 7:33am

Bright sunny weather +1

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Re: A positive thread

Postby Oldjohnw » 10 May 2020, 8:08am

Gale force wind here. Neither + nor -.
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Re: A positive thread

Postby colin54 » 13 May 2020, 12:09pm

Mrs Duck and family showing off her new decking and plants to the neighbours.
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Re: A positive thread

Postby Cyril Haearn » 18 May 2020, 1:34pm

Cycled to the Wee Little Free Library (book exchange) today, just for a look
Added 17 books to my library :wink:
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Re: A positive thread

Postby RickH » 18 May 2020, 1:37pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Cycled to the Wee Little Free Library (book exchange) today, just for a look
Added 17 books to my library :wink:

Did you put 17 in? The usual way they are supposed to work is leave one, take one.

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Re: A positive thread

Postby Cyril Haearn » 18 May 2020, 1:42pm

RickH wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:Cycled to the Wee Little Free Library (book exchange) today, just for a look
Added 17 books to my library :wink:

Did you put 17 in? The usual way they are supposed to work is leave one, take one.

No, I just took 17, is that against the rules? :? Had a bit of luck on the way home, found a bookcase waiting for Mr Steptoe

The Little Free Library is quite full actually and there are two more nearby
I have donated books occasionally, if I have more than one copy
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Re: A positive thread

Postby RickH » 18 May 2020, 2:17pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:
RickH wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:Cycled to the Wee Little Free Library (book exchange) today, just for a look
Added 17 books to my library :wink:

Did you put 17 in? The usual way they are supposed to work is leave one, take one.

No, I just took 17, is that against the rules? :? Had a bit of luck on the way home, found a bookcase waiting for Mr Steptoe

The Little Free Library is quite full actually and there are two more nearby
I have donated books occasionally, if I have more than one copy

All the ones I've encountered ask you to leave a book if you take one. If people just take it won't be a library for very long. If you use them regularly there's scope for a bit of flexibility as long as your overall leaving of books more-or-less matches your taking.

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Re: A positive thread

Postby pwa » 25 May 2020, 5:36am

Out for a ride with my wife yesterday, we passed an elderly couple on a tandem trike. The frameset was in a beautiful deep tomato soup red with black lettering. And the name on it was Longstaff. It looked in perfect condition and when I expressed my admiration I was told it was the last one! Don't Longstaff still make tandem trikes, or did they mean that it was the last one made by George himself? Either way, it did look classy.

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Re: A positive thread

Postby DavidT » 31 May 2020, 6:48pm

Thanks to Furlough and the glorious weather I've just achieved my highest monthly mileage since my records began - and I've got pretty reasonable records going back to the 1980s. (My commuting whilst on Student placement in Cheshire still wins.) Little and often has been the key, having managed to go out virtually every day for between 10 to 30 miles. Lovely weather, lovely countryside.

Judging by the higher than ever number of people cycling I've been seeing in the Vale of Belvoir during the lockdown, I doubt if I'm the only one in such a happy (cycling) position. :D

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Re: A positive thread

Postby colin54 » 18 Jun 2020, 1:31pm

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I went out for a ride on The Fylde yesterday and came across some lovely flowers displayed in bikes.
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The red bike is a Humber (I found out) with unusual duplex forks with a twin plate crown.
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A bit more information here on the lovely bike blog

http://lovelybike.blogspot.com/2014/03/ ... rying.html

I wonder if it's cross-bar was lengthened for a window cleaner to wheel around, or for 'comic effect' in more recent times, the modification could perhaps best be described as rudimentary...
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The blue bike looks like a Raleigh trade bike with the small front wheel, but I think it might be a bit of a lash-up with the modern looking stem and the guano welding for the madly long front basket carrier.
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A cheerful effect nonetheless, and clever the way the sign writing matches the colour of the flowers.

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Re: A positive thread

Postby Cyril Haearn » 23 Jun 2020, 9:35am

Sitting at the window with my porridge
A horde of kiddies are playing nearby
I can hear but not see them, screeching and squealing, a beautiful sound :wink:
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Re: A positive thread

Postby Cyril Haearn » 6 Jul 2020, 9:38am

Quite windy and rainy yesterday, went out walking late, saw the most beautiful rainbow
Perhaps This cv Madness shall soon be over :wink:
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Re: A positive thread

Postby Cyril Haearn » 6 Jul 2020, 9:43am

RickH wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:Cycled to the Wee Little Free Library (book exchange) today, just for a look
Added 17 books to my library :wink:

Did you put 17 in? The usual way they are supposed to work is leave one, take one.

Apparently 'too many' books are donated to this one, someone keeps the excess in a storeroom until there is room on the shelves, so I guess I was helping by taking 17
Had a better look at the books back home, a couple were not so interesting so I re-donated them
What goes around comes around :wink:
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Re: A positive thread

Postby rmurphy195 » 8 Jul 2020, 7:33pm

Brompton, Condor Heritage, creaky joints and thinning white (formerly grey) hair
""You know you're getting old when it's easier to ride a bike than to get on and off it" - quote from observant jogger !