Author Topic: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own  (Read 1395846 times)

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
David and I stay at the Premier Inn, Christchurch West, when we visit his father, who lives within half a mile.
It's been rearranged.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-49298850.

I wish the crash victim well.

ETA The lady has died.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
A pianist friend has told us of a forthcoming performance and has his 'fingers crossed' on Facebook.

I am no pianist but thought he'd better uncross them.

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
David and I stay at the Premier Inn, Christchurch West, when we visit his father, who lives within half a mile.
It's been rearranged.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-49298850.

I wish the crash victim well.

ETA The lady has died.

"A woman in her 80s suffered life-threatening injuries when her car crashedshe drove her car through the wall of a hotel."

My sympathy for drivers who kill themselves is always mitigated by relief that they didn't kill anyone else in the process.

Must have been terrifying for the hotel receptionist. Lucky they were unharmed.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
If you find your saddle and seat post gone, you probably assume they've been stolen to be sold on ebay or whatever. It could be a bit more sinister: https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/men-jailed-after-vicious-bus-3194710
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Both Clarke and Virtue continue walking but the video shows them stop, turn and run towards the bus shelter and begin ferociously beating Mr Pellowe.

The men each had a bicycle saddle and pole attached with which they caused injuries to the victims head and neck.

Just as well we don't have quick release chainsets.
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hellymedic

  • Just do it!
This is not the place for me to discuss causes of crashes.

The hotel is on a busy dual carriageway.

The crash occurred at check-out time.

I'm also relieved nobody else was injured.

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
This is not the place for me to discuss causes of crashes.

Of course. And no judgment on your reaction is implied in my comment.

All I’m saying is the car wasn’t driving itself.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Oh indeed.

I have Views, which I have shared before and will share again, elsewhere.

An original Selly Oak (Centro era) station sign arrived from fleaBay.  I used to pass it every working day and now it's going on my garden wall.  It's about 5 feet long.
Never tell me the odds.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Our hall wall is protected from marking by bicycles by a street sign for Primrose Hill Road that Camden were junking when they updated their logo from GREEN  London Borough of Camden to ORANGE Camden.

SO lives in Blandford Court.  The council have just put up a shiny new street sign.  It says BLANFORD COURT.  This will bed in a skip soon...
Never tell me the odds.

T42

  • Tea tank
Our hall wall is protected from marking by bicycles by a street sign for Primrose Hill Road that Camden were junking when they updated their logo from GREEN  London Borough of Camden to ORANGE Camden.

Crikey, has Arlene been round to see them?  "About your kneecaps..."
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

ian

  • fatuously disingenuous
    • The Suburban Survival Guide
This is not the place for me to discuss causes of crashes.

Of course. And no judgment on your reaction is implied in my comment.

All I’m saying is the car wasn’t driving itself.

Every evening or so I peruse the BBC news app on our 'smart' TV (try getting it to cook dinner, it's not that smart) and it's amazing what cars get up to, they're out of control. I pity the poor drivers who are victims of these wildly errant machines.
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Just back from seeing the back specialist about my, er, back. I thought you might like a comment of his regarding cycling which, is an excellent exercise for bad backs it seems. Anyway, it seems that riding 14 miles which I did with a bit of a struggle on Sunday is: "a long way."

I did not have the heart to tell him about PBP.....  ;D
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T42

  • Tea tank
Untold years ago (well, 2005) I did a course on organizing rides for the general public.  One of the stats the instructor started off with was that 90% of people thought that 20 km was a long ride.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/robber-who-threatened-schoolboy-knife-16752841


Must make sure that my seatpost is fully lubed & easily removed for combat purposes.
Not fast & rarely furious

tweeting occasional in(s)anities as andrewxclark

ian

  • fatuously disingenuous
    • The Suburban Survival Guide
I'm glad you said 'combat purposes' there. It's a sentence that could have easily veered.
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Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
How long till the first cyclist is charged for possession of an offensive Brooks?
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I've seen kids in Liverpool remove seatposts & belt each other over the head before, so it would seem to be a well known technique.
Not fast & rarely furious

tweeting occasional in(s)anities as andrewxclark

Is that why heavy locks come with a frame mount?  :demon:

The D shaped ones that can be held by the central locking bit allowing you to spin the metal shackle out in a way that reminds me of the Tonfa katas I used to practice ?  O:-)
Not fast & rarely furious

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ian

  • fatuously disingenuous
    • The Suburban Survival Guide
I got an email from a Megan Force today. For one brief, deliciously fearful moment, I thought I had been hunted down by a squad of feminist vigilantes for some absent-minded sexist comment I'd made a decade before. Anyway, it wasn't. Phew.

!nataS pihsroW

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Half Man Half Biscuit fan spotted on the Guardian subs desk:



citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
I got an email from a Megan Force today. For one brief, deliciously fearful moment, I thought I had been hunted down by a squad of feminist vigilantes for some absent-minded sexist comment I'd made a decade before. Anyway, it wasn't. Phew.

That is a great name, though must be hard to live up to.

Likewise, the footballer who signed for Leicester City this summer - Marvellous Nakamba

noisycrank

  • twitter @noisycrank
How long till the first cyclist is charged for possession of an offensive Brooks?

or newspaper

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millwall_brick
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Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
  • Custard Wallah
    • Mr Larrington's Automatic Diary
I got an email from a Megan Force today. For one brief, deliciously fearful moment, I thought I had been hunted down by a squad of feminist vigilantes for some absent-minded sexist comment I'd made a decade before. Anyway, it wasn't. Phew.

That is a great name, though must be hard to live up to.

The entire Force family is, ahem, a force to be reckoned with in USAnian drag racing.  Patriarch John has been Funny Car champion 16 times, three of his daughters (Ashley, Courtney and Brittany) are current or former competitors and the eldest, Adria, is CFO of John Force Racing.
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