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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #1075 on: 25 March, 2024, 11:14:16 pm »
Wait! So he ^ is the Duke of Edinburgh now? So how come the D of E kids are still yomping under rain clouds rather than treading the boards?
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Beardy

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #1076 on: 26 March, 2024, 09:04:28 am »
Wait! So he ^ is the Duke of Edinburgh now? So how come the D of E kids are still yomping under rain clouds rather than treading the boards?
Treading the boards has always been an option for DofE participants although the yomping was never optional
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barakta

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #1077 on: 26 March, 2024, 05:31:59 pm »
I do wish slebs wouldn't get photographed spoffling assistance dogs, as it confuses teh proles into thinking they can just spoffle every assistance dog going, often without consent, or indeed after being asked NOT to by the handler.

Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #1078 on: 26 March, 2024, 05:44:38 pm »
BONG! Woman rides recumbent in impractical shoes BONG!
I'm advised (I seem to recall by Auntie Helen OTP) that riding that particular configuration of recumbent whilst not clipped in ( I was having a go on her trike while she was on my Van Nic) can result in breakages to the leg which are Very Difficult To Repair Successfully. (I seem to recall we swapped shoes as well as bikes at the time to overcome the Look/SPD cleat disparity)

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #1079 on: 26 March, 2024, 06:17:34 pm »
BONG! Woman rides recumbent in impractical shoes BONG!
I'm advised (I seem to recall by Auntie Helen OTP) that riding that particular configuration of recumbent whilst not clipped in ( I was having a go on her trike while she was on my Van Nic) can result in breakages to the leg which are Very Difficult To Repair Successfully. (I seem to recall we swapped shoes as well as bikes at the time to overcome the Look/SPD cleat disparity)

Leg suck.  Worse on trikes because sturdy X-member immediately behind your leg.
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Auntie Helen

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #1080 on: 26 March, 2024, 06:51:29 pm »
Recumbent leg suck, as M. Le Maire says. Not fun.

I am paranoid about letting people test my trike without the correct shoes - I make them wear my spd sandals.
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Kim

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #1081 on: 26 March, 2024, 07:19:04 pm »
Yep.  I've bashed my heel on the front wheel of my Streetmachine on a several of occasions due to failure to clip in while giving it the beans uphill at a junction, which is merely painful.  Obviously that's less of an issue with a trike, as you can just stay clipped in the whole time.

I've experienced the trike version once while pootling round the block in Inappropriate Shoes to test some fettle or other.  No drama due to low speed, but it was enough to persuade me that it's worth going and getting some SPD shoes for, even if you just want to check the brakes aren't rubbing or whatever.

Always makes me cringe to see junior pedal car riders with the unholy combination of  a) flat pedals  b) 170mm cranks  c) no floor.  Fortunately they tend not to have a structural member in that position, and the weight:power ratio combined with cumulative frictional losses serve to limit the momentum involved.  And they tend to be racing on half-decent tarmac and mashing in high gears, so less chance of losing a pedal in the first place.

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Beardy

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #1085 on: 27 March, 2024, 01:04:17 pm »
Just another Brexit bonus it would seem.
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #1086 on: 27 March, 2024, 03:36:56 pm »
Just another Brexit bonus it would seem.


Despite the media linking it to Brexit, it's nothing to do with Brexit.  The lifetime of passports is set by international treaty and was amended for all countries some years ago. 

Ask most people about the various rules that apply to passports (e.g. the six month rule or blank page requirements) and they'll give you a blank stare...
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #1087 on: 27 March, 2024, 08:33:16 pm »
the 6 month rule in generally in my mind, but the note more than ten years old was a new one on me. Mine still have a while on them, but I think both had the extra bit credited to then on last renewal.  Will need to pay attention in about 4-5 years I think.
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #1088 on: 27 March, 2024, 09:52:08 pm »

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #1089 on: 27 March, 2024, 10:10:11 pm »
We called that a pylon. How humorous ha ha. Anywayz, I expect Gordano school is in Gordano, which is near rather than in Portishead.
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #1090 on: 28 March, 2024, 12:53:28 am »
This ’10 year passport rule’ issue seems to be in the news.
I got D a new passport in 2022 for that reason.
It wasn’t new then and it certainly isn’t now!

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #1091 on: 28 March, 2024, 12:33:31 pm »
BONG! Woman rides recumbent in impractical shoes BONG!

Does the fact that, while there, she also met Barney Harle elevate it to “newsworthy”?

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #1092 on: 28 March, 2024, 12:35:38 pm »
BONG! Woman rides recumbent in impractical shoes BONG!

Does the fact that, while there, she also met Barney Harle elevate it to “newsworthy”?

It does at least explain why they're smiling.

Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #1093 on: 28 March, 2024, 01:22:52 pm »
This ’10 year passport rule’ issue seems to be in the news.
I got D a new passport in 2022 for that reason.
It wasn’t new then and it certainly isn’t now!

It pops up every few months in case we all missed it the countless times it been mentioned before.  If anyone wasn’t aware of it, they’ve been living in a cave or never travel abroad.

Kim

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #1094 on: 28 March, 2024, 01:28:51 pm »
See, that's the thing.  I've barely travelled abroad as an adult, a passport being what you use to prove your identity when you don't have a driving licence.  Which means that the first thing I'd do if I were going to travel abroad so is check up on TEH RULEZ, particularly those that might have been affected by The Event.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #1095 on: 28 March, 2024, 01:45:49 pm »
I discovered that my sister has taken the opposite approach; her passport expired, she had no plans to travel abroad in the near future, so she didn't renew it. Which means that when she does eg go to visit her friends in Germany, she'll have to apply for a new passport and it will definitely be valid. At least until it isn't. She has, of course, a driving licence and probably other proofs of existence if needed.
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #1096 on: 28 March, 2024, 03:37:43 pm »
I had to give my passport details to the Vatican Corpo della Gendarmeria earlier today.  I'll be travelling on my Irish passport rather than my British one.

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