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by Iris
4 days ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1930
Views: 36052

Re: Meanwhile...

If he did the news didn't reach Marylebone. Red beret means military police, either being shown how to do the job properly by a real police officer or expecting a bunch of pissed-up squaddies to create trouble on their way back to Essex. Austerity means there aren't enough soldiers to declare martia...
by Iris
2 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1930
Views: 36052

Re: Meanwhile...

In my first year at university I once came downstairs to find my own car in almost exactly that position, without the attendant destruction. Turns out a Fiat 126 can be easily lifted by four burly Welsh Agricultural College blokes. And those are words I never expected I'd read! I've driven a car in...
by Iris
2 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1930
Views: 36052

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It was probably karmic payback for a request that resulted in @adrian spending the whole ride with an empty pannier on his back.
by Iris
2 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1930
Views: 36052

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Now home, thankfully! We'd hatched a cunning plan for the weekend - my best beloved would drive over to Cambridge on Friday afternoon and check in to the Travelodge, I'd join her by train, we'd put the bike together, have a leisurely evening resting, ride out to Kings Lynn, back to Cambridge for a s...
by Iris
2 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1930
Views: 36052

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Regulator wrote:
2 weeks ago
Is that the one by Cambridge station?
Joan wrote:
2 weeks ago
Did a car drive into your hotel? 🤯

Yes, and yes. Probably an attempt at express checkout, sadly.
by Iris
2 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1930
Views: 36052

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The Real Ravenhurst wrote:
2 weeks ago
:o Other than that, how'd it go?
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by Iris
2 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1930
Views: 36052

Re: Meanwhile...

The Real Ravenhurst wrote:
2 weeks ago
:o Other than that, how'd it go?
We are just contributing to Tim Martin's already extensive collection of country-killing money.

A decent ride, which would have been even more decent with a bit more fitness. And, ironically, a hill or two to allow a bit of coasting.
by Iris
2 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1930
Views: 36052

Re: Meanwhile...

What could possible go wrong? Apart from misspelling "possibly", the cable for the rear mech could get damaged during the journey over and need replacing, the connector for the front mech could come loose during the ride, and the eccentric bottom bracket could work its way loose necessitating an ur...
by Iris
2 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: TV/Streaming shows
Replies: 129
Views: 3655

Re: TV/Streaming shows

The Repair Shop, BBC.

Ignore the fact that it seems to be the favourite of a certain breed of nostalgic men - it is a genuine delight, and a balm for the soul.

I know I should add "in these troubled times", but it's a phrase I'm allergic to.
by Iris
2 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1930
Views: 36052

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The height above sea level of Haddenham, Cambs, is less than the vertical height climbed on our usual flat bike route... When you live on top of the Chilterns, nothing in Cambridgeshire or Norfolk counts as a hill. In any case, ride leader is Nick Saddlesore, who likes hills even less than I do. He'...
by Iris
2 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1930
Views: 36052

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The hill in Ely isn't a hill.
by Iris
2 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1930
Views: 36052

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Unfortunately there aren't many trains or buses running overnight, and my stoker isn't very good at riding the tandem without me.
by Iris
2 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1930
Views: 36052

Re: Meanwhile...

I've had a week of inadequate sleep and a tough time in the office, I've got to be in central London for 8:30 tomorrow morning and do three interviews, the last time I rode more than 40 miles I was off the bike for six weeks with a leg strain, we haven't been on the tandem more than twice in the las...
by Iris
3 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: This made me laugh.....
Replies: 175
Views: 6121

Re: This made me laugh.....

by Iris
3 weeks ago
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Beer
Replies: 160
Views: 3916

Re: Beer

And if this journey wasn't a nostalgia fest enough I've just gone within spitting distance of the village where my dad was vicar for 10 years, and am just pulling into the closest station to the house my parents moved into while I was away at university. We'll wave at The Real Ravenhurst as we drive...