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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:32 pm

turned down a chance to see the Cure for £4 when I was at poly 30 years ago on the principle that I wasn't going to pay to go in my own poly's student union. In retrospect what a nobber I was.
I genuinelly believe the 4 quid was better in your pocket.
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Post by BigdummySteve » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:41 pm

Good work Reg, I’ve only taught two people how to ride a bike, my stepdaughter and my son.
When I say taught I mean encouraged them to persevere with the near impossible task of balancing and steering a bicycle. For instance to turn left you actually have to initially turn right slightly! There then ensures a delicious moment of instability which pitches the machine onto an inclined plane, now obviously we have a problem gravity wants to smash us into the ground but the centrifugal force from our cornering somehow magically balances this, as the corner flattens out we gently relinquish control and the natural order return us to an upright path.

The impossibility if riding bicycles was proven in a video a saw recently, some fella learned how to ride one of those reverse steering bikes, it took him several months and after he cracked it he went back to a normal bike, he looked like a child on it’s first outings.

To give that gift to people is a special thing, nice one Chris :-bd
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Post by htrider » Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:18 pm

It was! I was in my bivvy with beers and food :-bd

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Post by Dave Barter » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:25 pm

Well Reg you are in for a treat. Even had Dig that Groove Babe in the setlist. I cried during Dougie Giro
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Post by RIP » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:32 pm

:-bd :-bd . Glad you had a fantastic time! Down the front? Did you catch any souvenirs?
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Post by Landslide » Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:27 am

A couple of days early, but this raised a chortle:
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/p ... a-21534016

I hope Stu's getting some royalties...

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Post by Cheeky Monkey » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:33 am

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:32 pm
turned down a chance to see the Cure for £4 when I was at poly 30 years ago on the principle that I wasn't going to pay to go in my own poly's student union. In retrospect what a nobber I was.
I genuinelly believe the 4 quid was better in your pocket.
I'll not usually argue with you chief but on this you are wrong, wrong, wrong. Each to their own and all that.

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Post by techno » Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:56 pm

Friday will be cheery for me. I've taken the afternoon off work so i can ride my bike in daylight :lol:
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Post by RIP » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:49 am

Enjoy the ride 'Tech.

Apparently it's Reg's birthday today. He's going Rezilloing tonight to try and stay young, followed by a kip in a wood or a shed, which won't do the old rheumatism any good.

The Hippopotamus gave me a nice present - a wooden automaton kit which makes a drummer with a drumkit. Maybe I could construct it quickly today and take it to the Rezillos. They could use it if their stick man doesn't turn up.

Anyway, the best bit about the kit is I read the small print assiduously - that's the sort of entertainment that pleases me at 61 - and it transpires that it was designed by Eric Williamson of Llanbrynmair. So that immediately transported me 200 miles WNW for a few moments to BBB Central, a nice little random connection which also gave me huge free pleasure - the best sort of present.
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:01 am

Happy birthday Reg.

Yes Eric - his daughter now runs the model company. Have you visited the cafe in Llanbrynmair? It's full of Eric's models, some are true works of art.
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Post by RIP » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:27 am

Ta.

No I do need to visit the cafe - ridiculous that I haven't yet. Apologies, can't remember her name but is she doing WRT nosh again this year? (not that I saw any of it last time since some cad stole, yes stole, my vburger).
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Post by sean_iow » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:39 am

Happy Birthday Reg
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...some cad stole, yes stole, my vburger).
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Post by RIP » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:46 am

:lol: . Yes but this is FOOD. You're right of course, as age progresses you get more and more fixated on minutae and absolutely-petty 'annoyances'. I'm very alert to the first time I hear a noise outside the house and pull the curtain aside very slightly just to see who's doing whatever it is deliberately to annoy me. It can't be far off now.
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Post by whitestone » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:47 am

:YMPARTY: :YMPARTY: :YMPARTY:

You are now officially older than me Reg! Err :???:
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Post by RIP » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:26 am

Thanks Bob :smile: . Although of course remember I've got a mental age of about ten, so your position is still secure :-bd .
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Post by techno » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:36 am

RIP wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:49 am
Anyway, the best bit about the kit is I read the small print assiduously - that's the sort of entertainment that pleases me at 61 - and it transpires that it was designed by Eric Wiiliamson of Llanbrynmair. So that immediately transported me 200 miles WNW for a few moments to BBB Central, a nice little random connection which also gave me huge free pleasure - the best sort of present.
Happy birthday Reg, That's a lovely bit of synchronicity!

I'm taking my new tarp to play with at some point along my ride, no bivi for me but a bit of practice for when I can manage to get out :-bd
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Post by RIP » Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:28 pm

Right, 1998-vintage Brommie all set to go radge this evening (*).

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Post by Dave Barter » Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:38 pm

RIP wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:49 am
Apparently it's Reg's birthday today. He's going Rezilloing tonight to try and stay young, followed by a kip in a wood or a shed, which won't do the old rheumatism any good.
Happy Birthday Reg and tell Fay that I never wanted to be on ToTP so she is wrong
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Post by RIP » Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:39 pm

Will do :grin: . "Constipated peak viewing time" indeed!
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Post by voodoo_simon » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:19 pm

Quick ride tonight to the pub, home via the chippy, taught mini-voodoo how to make farting noises with a balloon and then settled down to watch Sweary Dave’s Divide (something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time but wanted to watch it in one sitting) :-bd Cracking film I must say

Now off to bed to finish Bicycles up Kilimanjaro

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Post by RIP » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:10 pm

Yep good book is Kili.

Went to the library earlier and got a few books out. I always feel a bit jittery if I don't have at least one on the go. One of them is Tim Moore's "The Cyclist Who Went Out In The Cold", detailing his 10000km trek down the Iron Curtain on an 1967 GDR machine. Good fun so far. I rather like his quirky style, he'd be at home on Here. Other tomes included stuff like Stuart Maconie's "The Pie At Night", Carlo Rovelli "Reality Is Not What It Seems" etc. Took 9 books out which felt a bit greedy but I reckon I'm helping to keep their numbers up. In fact it's probably our duty to borrow as many as we can to highlight that libraries are civilisation.
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Post by K1100T » Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:16 am

I really like Tim Moore's writing, I really enjoyed reading about that Iron Curtain trail, sounds like an interesting route.
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Post by middleagedmadness » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:01 pm

I’ll get this in early , finally have a weekend off so it’s time to convert the cdf groupset to a mountain bike groupset with some very shiny dia comp bar end shifters

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Post by whitestone » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:06 pm

Yes, Friday came a day early for me too. Nice weather today with a poor forecast for tomorrow so did my first outdoor ride since I broke my collarbone five weeks ago. :-bd
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Post by middleagedmadness » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:04 pm

Nice one bob :-bd

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