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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21800 on: August 15, 2019, 10:25:23 pm »
That’s just waiting to take out the rear mech on my grasshopper. And if I had the underseat rack loaded I’d have to carry my bike through. If fact I’m not altogether certain that the USS would even clear the lumps. Not that any of that would matter if I hit the CG first with 20” wheels.  >:(
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

Kim

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21801 on: August 15, 2019, 11:38:08 pm »
To be fair, the cattle grid's probably survivable given sufficient speed.  The other bit, not so much...
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Kim

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21802 on: August 15, 2019, 11:39:36 pm »
I can't buy shoes on t'internet cos I have feet the opposite shape to everyone else on the planet.

I beg to differ. I am N+1 in this context

My feet are Shimano-shaped (if not Shimano-sized), so there must be someone out there with really small feet the same shape as me.
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yorkie

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21803 on: August 15, 2019, 11:47:10 pm »
What the actual fuck?

(Post a copy to this thread so we can find it again later?)
Have done!

Nice aren't they? I very rarely use that route 'cos of those bastard barriers. (The RADAR key is generally buried in the pannier pocket to avoid losing it!)
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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21804 on: August 16, 2019, 10:34:18 am »
Older readers will remember the foot x ray machine. What were they thinking? Shop, people, children. Let's add ionising radiation.
I do.  You could clearly see the outline of your foot in the shoe.  I'm 65 now.  Does not seem to have done me any harm!  My feet are as knackered as the rest of me.

T42

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21805 on: August 16, 2019, 10:44:35 am »
Customers were usually OK, it was the sales staff that got it in the nellies.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21806 on: August 16, 2019, 10:46:03 am »
That's my avatar!   I may have to get busy with some yellow paint...

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21807 on: September 14, 2019, 07:21:29 pm »
I'm sure you'll all agree that this is well beyond "Whinge/Grumble" status:

When did people start talking about a "cycle" when they mean a "[bike] ride??

This is madness!  :hand:
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T42

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21808 on: September 15, 2019, 08:13:28 am »
1990: needed to do a bit of routing: set up the piece, set up the router, made the cut.

2019: needed to do a bit of routing: set up the piece, set up the router, put on the safety glasses, plugged in the earplugs, put on the dust mask. Started the cut. Three seconds in, the safety glasses are halfway misted up by outflow from the mask and by the end of the cut I'm working blind with nothing but the guide bearing directing things.

Remember your Hamlet, "conscience doth make cowards of us all"?  And H&S agitprop makes bloody dangerous carpenters too.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

ElyDave

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21809 on: September 15, 2019, 08:38:01 am »
Sounds like you're luck to have survived the last century
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

T42

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21810 on: September 15, 2019, 10:24:07 am »
Last one was fine, but I don't think I'll manage to survive this one.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21811 on: September 15, 2019, 04:04:54 pm »
Last one was fine, but I don't think I'll manage to survive this one.
it’s  reaching wot does it. Only those that breath die of old age so it’s probably best to avoid it if you can.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.