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by Dave Barter
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7991
Views: 836797

Re: The post man's been ...

I got a box load of Freedom Beer
by Dave Barter
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 - 2020
Replies: 65
Views: 3938

Re: Highland Trail 550 - 2020

ChrisS wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:39 pm
No surprises that the HT 2020 group start has now been officially cancelled.

I had a place but plan to take up Alan’s offer of a deferred spot on the 2021 start. Anyone else?

I’m looking at it positively, it’s an extra year to prepare :)
Me
by Dave Barter
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done to make a little difference today!?
Replies: 20
Views: 310

Re: What you done to make a little difference today!?

Today I was part of leafletting our town with offers of help to those stuck inside or with no internet. It was a weird experience as have to be conscious that leafletting could be distribution. But how are you going to find out if you have no internet... So very self conscious about gloves, hygiene ...
by Dave Barter
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Project Virus
Replies: 67
Views: 1003

Re: Project Virus

I am learning to play "Painkiller" by Judas Priest on my guitar which is one hell of a workout. Being a home worker anyway I'm doing a lot more hours which is sh1te. If you can do the vocals too Dave, you can have a big sloppy kiss. I'll get Helen to give me a good kick in the nuts, that should do ...
by Dave Barter
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Project Virus
Replies: 67
Views: 1003

Re: Project Virus

I am learning to play "Painkiller" by Judas Priest on my guitar which is one hell of a workout.

Being a home worker anyway I'm doing a lot more hours which is sh1te.
by Dave Barter
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 33
Views: 763

Re: Films to watch while isolating

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:06 pm
Dog Soldiers - so you remember what you're missing :-bd
Sausages
by Dave Barter
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?
Replies: 84
Views: 3400

Re: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:58 pm
I reckon as from this week - no one's going now.
Can confirm. Email just received
by Dave Barter
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Zwift
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Zwift

If anyone is doing this can they PM me asap as I have a writing commission and am keen to understand Zwift with a dumb trainer
by Dave Barter
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rat advice sought!
Replies: 31
Views: 384

Re: Rat advice sought!

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:36 pm
A rat can squash down through a very small hole given its size.
This, they are tenacious as hell. In our last house the best solution was to encourage the local fox.
by Dave Barter
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Can anyone tell me ...
Replies: 16
Views: 281

Re: Can anyone tell me ...

Just round the corner from Sensimilla Street where you have clearly just come from
by Dave Barter
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which charity'd make biggest impact in current crisis??
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: Which charity'd make biggest impact in current crisis??

Shaff you’re a good man. I’ve been giving cash to local food bank as Simon said. They know what is needed better than we do and less chance of being accused of panic buying.
by Dave Barter
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2954
Views: 509469

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

If you are utterly desperate and bored in self isolation I've made my first e-book free (I can't do the others as Vertebrate publish them). Amazon only seem to let me do this for one week. Link https://www.amazon.co.uk/Obsessive-Compulsive-Cycling-Disorder-Barter-ebook/dp/B007B1WO8C/ref=sr_1_2?keyw...
by Dave Barter
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2954
Views: 509469

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

If you are utterly desperate and bored in self isolation I've made my first e-book free (I can't do the others as Vertebrate publish them). Amazon only seem to let me do this for one week. Link https://www.amazon.co.uk/Obsessive-Compulsive-Cycling-Disorder-Barter-ebook/dp/B007B1WO8C/ref=sr_1_2?keywo...
by Dave Barter
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 417
Views: 6858

Re: If we close up for a bit...

MuddyPete wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:26 am
Which book, Dave?
I knew someone would ask that and thought myself I wanted to read it again. We gave the vast majority of our books to the charity shop when we moved. I remember it was called London in World War 2, or maybe something about the blitz. Had a black and red cover.
by Dave Barter
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 417
Views: 6858

Re: If we close up for a bit...

The WW2 spirit comparison is an interesting one, because we're being asked to do the opposite, and it clearly doesn't play to a strength of national character in the way the 'blitz' spirit might have. The other issue with that is that it's steeped in mythology and propaganda. The general population...
by Dave Barter
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Revelate Spinelock Seat Bag
Replies: 13
Views: 505

Re: Revelate Spinelock Seat Bag

I lol’d a bit at the Ortelieb advert that popped up as I am looking for something to replace mine which suffered strap clasp failure. I like the idea of reducing highly stressed clasps. I’m in. Happened to mine too Dave... Came with 5 year warranty and I was still in the first 5 months so had its s...
by Dave Barter
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Revelate Spinelock Seat Bag
Replies: 13
Views: 505

Re: Revelate Spinelock Seat Bag

I lol’d a bit at the Ortelieb advert that popped up as I am looking for something to replace mine which suffered strap clasp failure. I like the idea of reducing highly stressed clasps. I’m in.
by Dave Barter
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?
Replies: 84
Views: 3400

Re: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?

I was equally surprised Bob. I suspect events will conspire against Chris. I've heard multiple murmours from central government insiders that indicate this week's measures are only the start. The advise we are taking is to write off April. I'm not going as I live in a street with elderly neighbours ...
by Dave Barter
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Moral question - holidays
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: Moral question - holidays

You already know the answer Simon. Instinct always tells you what is right and wrong
by Dave Barter
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 417
Views: 6858

Re: If we close up for a bit...

We really really want to support the local cafes and pubs. We know the owners of several and they are sh1ting it.

The gift vouchers idea won't work. Only a few will do it. There must be a way they can open and we can use them responsibly.
by Dave Barter
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS - Loo paper
Replies: 23
Views: 646

Re: FS - Loo paper

Be careful out there. I suspect we could see a new dawn of the Bottom Inspectors
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by Dave Barter
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 417
Views: 6858

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Seeing as how we're talking and this is a genuine question BTW. Anyone not going to go for a ride, are you planning on not leaving the house at all? Work, shop, etc? If you are going to leave, then I'd have thought a solo night in the woods would represent a much smaller threat? This is tricky. I a...
by Dave Barter
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS - Loo paper
Replies: 23
Views: 646

Re: FS - Loo paper

Been meaning to make a 'did you know' thread but then held back :grin: Anyway, did you know that muslims (oh gosh, here he goes again) use water (similar to what Dave did on the Divide but whilst actually still sat on loo... some places even have bidets but their posh :smile: ) as a matter of oblia...
by Dave Barter
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Latest newsletter
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Latest newsletter

Everyone was very quick off the mark today but the winner is Rob Kingston who emailed me about 5 seconds after I pressed send. I won't tell who who said Heaven 17 because obviously the correct answer was / is Ballroom Blitz whereas Heaven 17 is a band and not a song :wink: EDIT: and it's not 'Barbi...
by Dave Barter
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Latest newsletter
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Latest newsletter

Damn too slow