A positive thread

Commuting, Day rides, Audax, Incidents, etc.
roubaixtuesday
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Re: A positive thread

Postby roubaixtuesday » 22 Feb 2018, 3:38pm

Sounds most like a tree creeper

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildl ... reecreeper

Nuthatches behave similarly but are larger, and more colourful.

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildl ... z/nuthatch

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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 22 Feb 2018, 4:36pm

Baumlaeufer/tree creeper I think
Looking forward to studying birds a lot more when I retire
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Re: A positive thread

Postby rmurphy195 » 23 Feb 2018, 7:25pm

brynpoeth wrote:My vehicle failed the roadworthiness test, I wanted to go car-free but I have bought a vehicle as I may need to travel for work
I chose the smallest car I could find. It has four seats, mind, and a tiny boot, and it turns on a sixpence (is that phrase still current?) :wink:


Better than "Tuppence-Halfpenny Coin" - less of a mouthful!
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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 24 Feb 2018, 6:49am

Estonia is a hundred years old
The celebrations will last three years
+3
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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 26 Feb 2018, 4:30pm

Had a lot of snow yesterday, had to walk my bike part of the way home, more snow is expected

Got an appointment on the other side of town tomorrow, I plan to walk (7 km), really looking forward to it. Walking is just the most *reliable* way to get from A to B
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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 28 Feb 2018, 12:17pm

Dydd cenedlaethol Cymru, tomorrow 1.3. is the Welsh national day, or independence day it may be soon :wink:
See also my thread "Cymru am byth"!
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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 1 Mar 2018, 2:25pm

Felt a bit tired and lonely

Spent some time reading this thread

Felt better, +2!

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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 5 Mar 2018, 2:01pm

I do love the 'save draft' function on these fora. It lets one formulate ones thoughts, put them aside awhile, and maybe tone them down before posting, so one may avoid annoying anyone (too much) :wink:
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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 6 Mar 2018, 9:49pm

After 8 days the snow has started to melt, went cycling again at last, 8 km only mind
+8!
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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 12 Mar 2018, 7:21pm

Did my good deed today (yesterday I did two :wink:)

I parked my bike next to a Tern folder which I proceeded to examine. I saw that one of the front wheel nuts was very loose, I could see a gap between it and the dropout. Took out my spanner, tightened it and checked the other one
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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 13 Mar 2018, 7:53pm

Need to get someone a birthday present soon
I am not so good at making things, baking, sewing
So I bought a little notebook, on each page I enscribe a short quotation, saying, piece of wisdom, taken from the many I have already noted or even dreamed up myself
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Re: A positive thread

Postby robing » 25 Mar 2018, 7:40pm

This thread is doing well :wink:
I've been suffering from a really bad back this year but starting to slowly make some progress with physio. I have had some problems with it cycling, so was feeling some trepidation setting off for a 34 mile ride on my carbon road bike - which has quite an aggressive geometry - and wondering how my back would fare. Pleased to report it was fine! Plus it was a lovely ride. Spring-like conditions, light winds, and I didn't have a single close pass which is a record! Traffic was fairly light and most vehicles gave me a wide berth and one car even gave me priority at a pinch point. I'd been keeping up my winter fitness with running - which strangely enough my back doesn't seem to mind - so felt really good on the bike and flew along!

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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 25 Mar 2018, 7:49pm

+1, I was getting a bit lonely here
Did my longest ride of the year so far today, 42 km, did not notice the weather (until recently it has been cold), lovely colours, grey, brown, mono
-1, too many speedygonzales about (e-bikes)
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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 26 Mar 2018, 6:04am

Spotted an unusual death notice in the newspaper yesterday, printed in colour, framed with stars and hearts

'Our mother, grannie, great grannie has gone to the world of love and peace
We down here are sad - up there happiness reigns'

One often reads positive things about the deceased but I have not seen one like this before

+93
(she was 93 years old)
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Re: A positive thread

Postby robing » 26 Mar 2018, 2:41pm

Prynhawn da!

That's a lovely story.

I had another great ride this morning, 37 miles this time. It was glorious weather here in north Bucks. Colder than yesterday to begin with but soon warmed up and nice and sunny. Back behaved itself again. Drivers were courteous on the whole (there was one idiot who pulled out in front of me and obviously didn't see me), there was an ambulance going very fast with its blue and twos going. I was on the roundabout at the time so obviously held back to let her go through, and the driver put her hand up to thank me! Lots of birds including kites, chaffinches and a redwing. Plus a diversion meant I discovered a lovely little village that I hadn't been to before :)