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by Jurassic
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7993
Views: 837119

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GregMay wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:33 am
1:72 scale Airfix model of a Westland Sea King. May as well entertain myself non digitally!
Nice one, I was laid up after a hernia op a few years ago and made a few model kits, it was very enjoyable and took me back to my youth. 👍😎
by Jurassic
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full suspender riders...
Replies: 50
Views: 645

Re: Full suspender riders...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49700456438_09ed1d5b35.jpg IMG_20191117_124505681 by Jurassic690 , on Flickr This is mine, an Orbea Rallon M Team 2019 (with 2020 linkage kit). 160mm travel front and rear, 29er, full carbon. Total overkill but it's incredible to ride. It's not particularly light...
by Jurassic
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 429
Views: 7187

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Heres a thing, currently listening to 6 music (other radio stations are available) and it occurred to me that radio provides entertainment and communication for a large number of people and will therefore be particularly important in the next few weeks. So will the powers that be work something out...
by Jurassic
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 34
Views: 813

Re: Films to watch while isolating

"The World's Fastest Indian", nice film with an against the odds feelgood factor, just what you need to cheer yourself up in these dark times (and it has motorbikes in it which has to be a good thing, right?)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Worlds-Fastest ... B07MX22MX3
by Jurassic
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 429
Views: 7187

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

Lazarus wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:50 pm
so we find out once we are at work whether we are allowed to go ?
I imagine that the list of essential workers will be very similar to the one already in existence for those allowed to leave their kids in school post shut down.
by Jurassic
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 429
Views: 7187

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

ScotRoutes wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:08 pm
How many calories in grass?
Plenty of pine cones to bulk up the grass in your neck of the woods isn't there? :lol:
by Jurassic
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 429
Views: 7187

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

In the last week I've started drinking again... I'm not a recovering alcoholic :lol: I just stop from my Birthday at the end of Feb to the HT550 but I've cancelled my ITT now. I had a few ales on Fri/Sat and Sunday evening. I've also hardly done any riding and I've been eating more. On Sunday's wei...
by Jurassic
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 429
Views: 7187

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Think my choices will be either set up some sort of Heath Robinson home gym or just get fat. :cool: Good, positive attitude there. I love the way you're assuming there will be enough food to go around. You beat me to it Scotroutes! :lol: I think there will be food but probably not the choices or qu...
by Jurassic
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7993
Views: 837119

Re: The post man's been ...

An ANT+ dongle for my ageing laptop so that I can join all the other desperate housebound cyclists on Zwift. Apparently sales of trainers have gone through the roof (Sigma reckon sales are up 450%). :shock: Jumped back on Zwift yesterday as there’s no way I can not bump into people where I live , f...
by Jurassic
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 429
Views: 7187

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Is it possible to reset the poll and edit the thread title to ask everyone to vote again? I'd be interested to see how/if attitudes have changed over the last week. https://i.imgur.com/ZgjXXTf.png Yeah that would be interesting. I haven't done an outside ride since the original poll but I don't see...
by Jurassic
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:47 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??

I saw an item on the box this morning where a guy was talking about raising money to buy more ventilators for hospitals, apparently they're around £50k each! It's a good shout though Shaf, even though we all feel under pressure there's always someone worse off than yourself. I'm gonna see if I can f...
by Jurassic
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7993
Views: 837119

Re: The post man's been ...

An ANT+ dongle for my ageing laptop so that I can join all the other desperate housebound cyclists on Zwift. Apparently sales of trainers have gone through the roof (Sigma reckon sales are up 450%). :shock:
by Jurassic
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 429
Views: 7187

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I just saw this post from the MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber. :cry: <iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FIanBlackfordMP%2Fposts%2F2661371757317969&width=500" width="500" height="268" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborde...
by Jurassic
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 429
Views: 7187

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Anyhow, just needed a place to off-load, head is a bit mashed after this week and as I say, we’re in a very fortunate (financial position), feel like a right shit-bag for off-loading when we’re in a good position I think most people with any degree of intelligence are crapping it over this thing. T...
by Jurassic
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 429
Views: 7187

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But it also raises a pertinent point. Governments don't care about the population if they think that there is a "higher benefit" that justifies mass murder. It's struck me that during BoJo's daily briefings he does seem to be at least as concerned (if not more so) with the economic fallout of all t...
by Jurassic
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 429
Views: 7187

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Following up on Stus post, we do seem to be in a hole - if we fully lockdown we will stop the virus from spreading but won't get rid of it. Also this will f*** the economy and destroy our whole social life. Both could lead to a full on societal breakdown no? Or we let the virus take its course desp...
by Jurassic
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 429
Views: 7187

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

pistonbroke wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:43 pm


Sounds like from the continuing dickish behaviour in the UK, the 2020 edition of the Darwin awards will be quite a thick volume.
The problem is that the dickish behaviour will impact on lots of decent people who are trying to do the right thing as well.
by Jurassic
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 429
Views: 7187

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

Do you think people might actually be thinking that social distancing is simply going to prolong things and might as well just get it all over and done with? That would perhaps seem to be quite a British attitude to the job? Get it over and done with at what cost though? Anyone who has seen what's ...
by Jurassic
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 429
Views: 7187

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

I don't think there's much alternative to a lockdown as people are just ignoring the stay at home/social distancing requests. It seems like people still aren't realising how serious this is and aren't prepared to inconvenience themselves at all for the common good. 8-|
by Jurassic
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 429
Views: 7187

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Just saw this article posted by the (new) Bikemonger on FB. https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... 6yeaOopeFk
by Jurassic
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 429
Views: 7187

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I've just done something that I said I'd never do, bought a new turbo trainer! ... Having used these infernal devices in the past and hated them ... disappearing in a pool of sweat and boredom. If you've bought a smart one and remember the good ole bad ole days, you're in for a surprise; some of th...
by Jurassic
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 429
Views: 7187

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I've just done something that I said I'd never do, bought a new turbo trainer! :shock: Having used these infernal devices in the past and hated them (whilst admitting that they do help with maintaining fitness in times of sub standard weather)I vowed never again when I made my cycling comeback a few...
by Jurassic
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 429
Views: 7187

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

I went in to work last night for my first shift for 12 days and was pleasantly surprised, my boss is really trying to help folks out who have specific concerns (like me who lives with a vulnerable wife, another colleague who has a pregnant partner and another who is diabetic and a fourth who is awai...
by Jurassic
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 429
Views: 7187

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

As a senior ICU nurse I ain’t gonna be working from home... I’ll be riding to work right up until the point when work is to busy to go home :shock: I’ll also be camping out... in my garden at least until i’ve had a dose then maybe some more as one of my girls has something like cystic fibrosis. My ...
by Jurassic
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 429
Views: 7187

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

pistonbroke wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:35 pm
I have a PortaPotti in the van
and had wondered about just trying to hole up in the car park at work
Never heard it referred to in those terms before :smile:
:lol: