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by macinblack
Sat Apr 20, 2024 10:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 1129
Views: 191545

Re: What are you listening to now?

by macinblack
Fri Apr 19, 2024 7:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 3971
Views: 499483

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Walked into Boots this afternnon and collected my prescription. "Put your card away you old duffer," they said, "You don't pay anymore."

Hadn't thought much about my birthday at the beginning of the month but this put into perspective.
by macinblack
Fri Mar 22, 2024 11:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 3971
Views: 499483

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Just ordered a pinion Broken Road with a Gates belt drive. Hoping it's ready for the WRT.
by macinblack
Wed Mar 20, 2024 8:57 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: The Welsh Ride Thing - Lonely Hearts Club Ride - Sat 4th May to Mon 6th May 2024
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: The Welsh Ride Thing - Lonely Hearts Club Ride - Sat 4th May to Mon 6th May 2024

Hello Karl,

I'm up for this and happy to drop out if it's oversubscribed.
by macinblack
Sat Mar 16, 2024 10:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 3971
Views: 499483

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

I was considerably more cheery on my ride today than the bloke I met asking me if I'd seen any car keys. He had ridden 20 miles before he realised they had fallen out of his pocket. I hope he found them but given that half the paths around here are gloop, I suspect that he might be a tad glum at the...
by macinblack
Fri Mar 15, 2024 8:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 3971
Views: 499483

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

My hotel has a complimentary cake and biscuit pantry. Big enough win thought I until I went in and discovered that, unbeknownst to me, Tunnocks make a XL wafer.
by macinblack
Sat Mar 09, 2024 11:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 704
Views: 71221

Re: What are you drinking now?

I prefer traditional stout and porters to the "flavoured" varieties but currently enjoying a gallon or two of Badger's Master Stoat - The smell is glorious and the taste not far behind - It reminds me of a Thornton's coffee chocolate. Oh, and yesterday I had one or two draught Guerilla sto...
by macinblack
Wed Feb 28, 2024 11:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Proposed Wind Farm near Glaslyn
Replies: 101
Views: 2829

Re: Proposed Wind Farm near Glaslyn

I like the look of wind farms and certainly prefer them to our old vista of a colliery and coal refining plant (with it's rotten eggs smell.) We have a small wind farm in view and I would be happy to have more of them around here. I don't find them particularly noisy and their installation didn't ta...
by macinblack
Tue Feb 27, 2024 9:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 4931
Views: 1209884

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

^ Thanks for this one, I've had a look and dipped my toe in for some.
by macinblack
Sun Feb 18, 2024 8:36 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Old chains & cassettes
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Old chains & cassettes

I've used old cassettes to hold clothing rails in place.
by macinblack
Thu Feb 15, 2024 11:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: End of an era - perhaps. UPDATE
Replies: 88
Views: 5675

Re: End of an era - perhaps. UPDATE

:-bd
by macinblack
Thu Feb 01, 2024 12:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT entries CLOSE SATURDAY
Replies: 21
Views: 912

Re: WRT entries open

Oh, go on then, if I must.
by macinblack
Sun Jan 14, 2024 12:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If you go down to the woods ...
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: If you go down to the woods ...

I think I'd rather be followed by that thing than some of the over-excitable furries we get prancing around Sherwood Forest after dark.
by macinblack
Fri Dec 08, 2023 2:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 1129
Views: 191545

Re: What are you listening to now?

Miles away from my usual listening taste but clicked on this out of curiosity, knowing that there is some amazing stuff coming from Saharan Africa. It is perfect for some of my more sedate listening moods.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y23ewhF ... rt_radio=1
by macinblack
Wed Dec 06, 2023 10:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 1129
Views: 191545

Re: What are you listening to now?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E69AHXk7fvU

An E.P. dedicated to the inspiration Geordie (Killing Joke,) gave the artist.
by macinblack
Thu Nov 30, 2023 8:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2023
Replies: 588
Views: 75993

Re: BB200 2023

^
That's about a mile from home. The mighty Maun thwarting would be travellers (gravellers) again.
by macinblack
Mon Nov 27, 2023 3:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coming now ... only 2 days left.
Replies: 14
Views: 6371

Re: Coming now ... only 2 days left.

Ah, good. My conscience is clear then.
by macinblack
Mon Nov 27, 2023 2:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coming now ... only 2 days left.
Replies: 14
Views: 6371

Re: Coming now ... only 2 days left.

Bearbonesnorm wrote: Mon Nov 27, 2023 10:26 am Only available until this Wednesday (29th) after that they'll be gone for good and you'll be faced with a lifetime of regret.
They're discounted today Stu - Does that come out of your pocket or theirs?
by macinblack
Wed Nov 22, 2023 8:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 682
Views: 136427

Re: Wildlife

I was watching one of the neighbour's cats trying to catch a couple of magpies in a tree. The magpies were obviously running rings round it and it was clear that they were doing it on purpose, getting as close to the cat as they could and then flying just out of reach. Quite amusing.
by macinblack
Thu Nov 16, 2023 12:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you like choice?
Replies: 14
Views: 5524

Re: Do you like choice?

TV is a good example, especially with Netflix type channels included. As a result, I've chosen not to watch TV at all, though I will very occasionally watch something with Mrs Mac. I don't even watch the news anymore but that's another topic and probably a more depressing one.
by macinblack
Wed Nov 15, 2023 9:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are you analogue?
Replies: 42
Views: 21798

Re: Are you analogue?

You can take the miner out of the mine but you can't take the mine out of the miner.
Lump-hammer and adjustable spanner to fix 90% of anything. Sledgehammer for everything else.
by macinblack
Tue Nov 14, 2023 10:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coming now ... only 2 days left.
Replies: 14
Views: 6371

Re: Coming soon ...

That reminds me, where did I put my pipe cleaners?
by macinblack
Sun Nov 12, 2023 9:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 1129
Views: 191545

Re: What are you listening to now?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xATsAu2xrI

Some folky, Brazilian fleetness.
by macinblack
Tue Oct 17, 2023 9:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thank you.
Replies: 6
Views: 1096

Re: Thank you.

Yes, thanks Dee and Stu. The thing I like most about BB200s is that they feel crafted. They're not routes that are just thrown togther to make 200/300km and as a consequence, even though they are a challenge, they are not a slog because they aren't boring. Even when you're faced with a Good Grief! W...