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by JohnToo
2 days ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Rim tape
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Rim tape

Remarkably, in 30+ years cycling I've never had much to do with rim tape - wheels I've had to change tubes or tyres on seem always to have had an intact rim tape and I've just left it there. Until my Brompton got a front puncture. The as-fitted blue rim tape was twisted sideways in one place (and he...
by JohnToo
5 days ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1838
Views: 33343

Re: Meanwhile...

Joan wrote:
5 days ago
I think so. I don't think you can create an experience like that accidentally.

No, I don't think I want to see ...um....experience that.
By way of context, this isn't just any old random theatre company we are talking about, this is a theatre company that is rather close to one of our own...
by JohnToo
5 days ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1838
Views: 33343

Re: Meanwhile...

So, let me guess, to be reviewed in the following terms: "this is not a show for fans of storylines or of personal space. It revels in the discomfort it creates in the room, whilst also offering a weirdly unifying experience for those taking part...." and "It’s not for the faint-hearted, and wannabe...
by JohnToo
6 days ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1838
Views: 33343

Re: Meanwhile...

By a very pleasing coincidence, I am reading "Feet in the clouds", the classic invocation of British fell running, and just an hour ago I read the following:
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by JohnToo
1 week ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: NIMBYism
Replies: 13
Views: 130

Re: NIMBYism

I haven't read up on this story beyond the headlines. What is the legal basis on which a council can decide to ban a cycling group from stopping at a cafe?
by JohnToo
2 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Are PAWN and PORN homophones in your accent?
Replies: 14
Views: 173

Re: Are PAWN and PORN homophones in your accent?

As this seems to be a ready made accents thread... We are in Yorkshire (Hovingham to be precise) for a week. My wife has taken to pronouncing things with a full-blown Yorkshire accent. I suggested to her that this could be seen (coming from to all appearances a southerner) as patronising or mocking....
by JohnToo
2 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1838
Views: 33343

Re: Meanwhile...

I have a friend. My friend, prompted by that post, looked at the Wikipedia article on Reverse Cowgirl. He tells me that he didn't even know that "fractured penis" was a thing, let alone that half of them come from Reverse Cowgirl, and he rather wishes he still didn't. 😘
by JohnToo
3 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1838
Views: 33343

Re: Meanwhile...

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Even though Johnson is PM and global warming unchecked, some things still uplift the heart.
by JohnToo
3 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1838
Views: 33343

Re: Meanwhile...

My usual question at this time of year. Any of you good folk doing the Prudential Ride London this Sunday? It might affect how much flapjack I bake...
by JohnToo
3 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1838
Views: 33343

Re: Meanwhile...

I've just read the Fridays Irish Tour Report on the website. Sounds like a good 'un albeit small in numbers?
by JohnToo
3 weeks ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Very specific train question
Replies: 12
Views: 149

Re: Very specific train question

This is not just any old stretch of grass on the edge of Dartmoor, this is Sustrans Route 27. So clearly this particular stretch of grass has some hidden quality lacking in all the other stretches...
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by JohnToo
3 weeks ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Very specific train question
Replies: 12
Views: 149

Re: Very specific train question

Even though getting bikes anywhere on trains in the UK is stressful (and I apologise for having shared my stress with you guys), I'd just like to reassure you all that it is still worth it...
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by JohnToo
4 weeks ago
Forum: General
Topic: Camino de Santiago (Frances) - Sarria to Santiago
Replies: 19
Views: 344

Re: Camino de Santiago (Frances) - Sarria to Santiago

"The Way" also features at the end a superb practical teaching illustration for anyone who has ever been asked to explain how it is possible for a child's swing to gain height 😁
by JohnToo
4 weeks ago
Forum: General
Topic: Camino de Santiago (Frances) - Sarria to Santiago
Replies: 19
Views: 344

Re: Camino de Santiago (Frances) - Sarria to Santiago

The Way was a film with real life father and son Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez playing fictional father and son. Basically it was Martin Sheen doing the pilgrimage somewhat grumpily, meeting an odd ball assortment of fellow travelers along the way, and finding it changed him. A bit predictable plo...
by JohnToo
4 weeks ago
Forum: General
Topic: Camino de Santiago (Frances) - Sarria to Santiago
Replies: 19
Views: 344

Re: Camino de Santiago (Frances) - Sarria to Santiago

For my holiday this year, I've decided to do the last part of the Camino de Santiago (French route) from Sarria to Santiago - 112km over hilly/mountainous terrain. I've got my pilgrim's passport, my guide and the badge: D8F67972-4BB2-4C36-9AE5-B37DBCBDDCD0.jpeg I've decided to do the walk over 6 da...