A positive thread

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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 8 Jul 2018, 1:59pm

Plus Two Four Six, the Wild Boars are being brought out of the flooded cave labyrinth in Thailand, reports the Grauniad
They will be at the WC final to see our boys win :wink:
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Re: A positive thread

Postby reohn2 » 8 Jul 2018, 2:07pm

brynpoeth wrote:Plus Two Four Six, the Wild Boars are being brought out of the flooded cave labyrinth in Thailand, reports the Grauniad
They will be at the WC final to see our boys win :wink:

Whatever it is you've been taking it's good stuff :shock: :wink:
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Re: A positive thread

Postby pwa » 11 Jul 2018, 3:29pm

Out on the bike today I chatted to a couple of "not particularly young" riders on e-bikes. They seemed almost apologetic about their artificial assistance but why? Out in the good weather, enjoying fresh air on quiet lanes and bridleways, if the motors get them out in the first place it has to be a good thing. And they were getting some exercise, just going further than they would on a normal bike.

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Re: A positive thread

Postby colin54 » 12 Jul 2018, 8:22am

Masses of these Cabbage White (?) butterflies about on yesterday's ride.

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Nice that the temperature had dropped a bit as well.

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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 16 Jul 2018, 4:29pm

I really hate the hot weather but I will not let it beat me, cycled in the sunshine yesterday to visit an old church, got a bit lost in the woods and had to ask the way
The interweb reported that the church would be open, but it was locked

I really like getting older, I was not angry at all, noted the opening times shown outside, had a picnic in the shady churchyard, cycled home

Looking forward to cycling there again soon :wink:
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Re: A positive thread

Postby Graham » 22 Jul 2018, 10:22am

Yesterday, while continuing my exploration of the peninsula south of Chichester :-

Heading up from Pagham, towards Runcton the road was closed while the emergency service dealt with a vehicle collision somewhere ahead.

The temporary diversion would add another 5 miles to my weary, "going-home", legs. ( and heading back towards Bognor OMG ! and mostly busy, major roads ).

Glasses on : read the map. I spotted a bridleway, a little way back, giving me access across to South Mundham ==> a much shorter diversion through quiet country lanes.

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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 23 Jul 2018, 6:16pm

New posters often ask for gentleness when asking technical questions, what are they afraid of?
I bet they are often surprised to get a dozen replies in a few hours, there are lots of helpful experienced friendly people here
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Re: A positive thread

Postby gaz » 23 Jul 2018, 7:23pm

Found the source of the annoying rattle on the commuter's front mudguard, now fixed. I must clean it more often :wink: .

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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 24 Jul 2018, 8:03pm

I really hate the hot weather but I just realised :wink: I have read several books from cover to cover in the last couple of weeks, I am on page 522 of an authors diary for 1989, already read 1990, got 1991 to read next (543 pages)
Even bad weather is good for something
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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 26 Jul 2018, 5:52pm

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Re: A positive thread

Postby colin54 » 30 Jul 2018, 10:19pm

I cycled to Southport to pick some samphire today, it took about ten minutes to pick about three

servings, had some for my tea , nice.I'll take a spare pair of shoes next time, very sticky tidal mud.

I also saw this extravagantly beaked bird sifting for it's food in front of one of the RSPB hides,

no idea what species it is.A very pleasant day out

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Re: A positive thread

Postby reohn2 » 30 Jul 2018, 11:07pm

Colin
The bird is a Redshank,so called for it's red legs which you can't see in the photo but they're there :wink:
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Re: A positive thread

Postby colin54 » 31 Jul 2018, 7:48am

Thanks R2,there's always plenty to see at Southport.

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Re: A positive thread

Postby brynpoeth » 3 Aug 2018, 1:56pm

The sky is clouding over
With a bit of luck the temperature will drop by 25° and I will be able to go cycling tomorrow :D
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Re: A positive thread

Postby gaz » 3 Aug 2018, 6:29pm

Got a replacement Landranger map today, bargain off eBay.

The old one was about 30 years out of date. Aside from the sizeable holes at various folds it was missing much of the M20, HS1, a number of bypasses and various new housing estates.

Most notably the old one was absent. I gave it away a few years back to a cycletourist I'd met on a trail who needed it much more than I did at the time.