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Re: things I learnt today....

Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:20 pm
by The Womble
my wife will get upset if I tease her relentlessly for kicking the cat in the head while trying to fend off the blanket I throw at it with her foot.
I am writing this for future reference as I have a shocking short term memory, and following it up with a new thread entitled 'Things I forgot today' just to be on the safe side.

P.S. the cats funeral and wake will be on Tuesday. Bring a plate

Re: things I learnt today....

Posted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:58 pm
by twizzle
The Womble wrote:my wife will get upset if I tease her relentlessly for kicking the cat in the head while trying to fend off the blanket I throw at it with her foot.
I am writing this for future reference as I have a shocking short term memory, and following it up with a new thread entitled 'Things I forgot today' just to be on the safe side.

P.S. the cats funeral and wake will be on Tuesday. Bring a plate

:lol:

Re: things I learnt today....

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:55 am
by elantra
must be time to resurrect this one ...

1. 9-speed chain works brilliantly on a 7 speed cassette
2. Gatorskins are very hard to get on and off an old Campag rim.
3. Those magnetized thingamys that you get for kitchen things are even better for holding tools vertically in the shed :D :D :D

Re: things I learnt today....

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:35 am
by Ken Ho
Spork! wrote:Today I learned that they do make double skin stainless drink bottles (thermos style) to fit a bike bottle holder. Hmm, cold morning rides + hot coffee, before getting to the cafe... :)


Starbucks make a variety of these that all fit a bottle cage. I favour the ones without a handle. I always have a coffee on the bike. I feel it is the civilised thing to do.

Re: things I learnt today....

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:51 pm
by maryusdemetry
Ken Ho wrote:
Spork! wrote:Today I learned that they do make double skin stainless drink bottles (thermos style) to fit a bike bottle holder. Hmm, cold morning rides + hot coffee, before getting to the cafe... :)


Starbucks make a variety of these that all fit a bottle cage. I favour the ones without a handle. I always have a coffee on the bike. I feel it is the civilised thing to do.


I prefers RS energy drink

Re: things I learnt today....

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:59 pm
by Mulger bill
Ken Ho wrote:
Spork! wrote:Today I learned that they do make double skin stainless drink bottles (thermos style) to fit a bike bottle holder. Hmm, cold morning rides + hot coffee, before getting to the cafe... :)


Starbucks make a variety of these that all fit a bottle cage. I favour the ones without a handle. I always have a coffee on the bike. I feel it is the civilised thing to do.


As long as all you get from that place is the cup.

Re: things I learnt today....

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:25 pm
by open roader
I learnt today that there are no less than 10 Starbucks Shops in Vienna, Austria of all places............ civilization is collapsing.......... :D

Re: things I learnt today....

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:53 pm
by PA
Big W have thermos style flask that fit into the standard Bottle cage and they are only $8.00 We have two and have our coffee stop were it suits us.

Re: things I learnt today....

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:44 am
by Ken Ho
open roader wrote:I learnt today that there are no less than 10 Starbucks Shops in Vienna, Austria of all places............ civilization is collapsing.......... :D


Mate, there is an intersection in downtown VAncouver where there was a Starbucks on all 4 corners.
Whistler Village alone has 3. Ah, the Pacific Northwest, not just famous for sasquatch.
You need to try a hot chocolate with whipped cream and choccy sauce when it is minus 10 or so. That's yummy !!

Re: things I learnt today....

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:28 am
by mitzikatzi
Choose your mechanic or dude wisely that works on your bike.

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Re: things I learnt today....

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:29 am
by maryusdemetry
Riders are taught to ride defensively

Re: things I learnt today....

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:35 am
by il padrone
If your SON28 dynohub rattles badly as you spin it, before the trip to the mechanic for $$$ service or repair..... try tightening the QR :oops:

Re: things I learnt today....

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:43 am
by il padrone
Ken Ho wrote:
open roader wrote:I learnt today that there are no less than 10 Starbucks Shops in Vienna, Austria of all places............ civilization is collapsing.......... :D


Mate, there is an intersection in downtown VAncouver where there was a Starbucks on all 4 corners.

This?

2 out of 4 ain't bad.

Re: things I learnt today....

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:52 am
by Parrott
elantra wrote:Those magnetized thingamys that you get for kitchen things are even better for holding tools vertically in the shed :D :D :D



Very nice idea :idea: :D

Re: things I learnt today....

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:44 am
by Ken Ho
il padrone wrote:
Ken Ho wrote:
open roader wrote:I learnt today that there are no less than 10 Starbucks Shops in Vienna, Austria of all places............ civilization is collapsing.......... :D


Mate, there is an intersection in downtown VAncouver where there was a Starbucks on all 4 corners.

This?

2 out of 4 ain't bad.


Yeah, I said "was" cos I vaguely recall there being less last time I was there. 10 years ago there was one on all 4 corners.
I went in and asked for a hot choccy, but I only had Australian currency. They just gave me one for free. It was a cold winter day and Starbucks won my heart with that generosity. It's easy to knock 'em, but they started out as one shop and just did well by offering service and quality.

Re: things I learnt today....

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:35 pm
by PB12IN
il padrone wrote:
Ken Ho wrote:
open roader wrote:I learnt today that there are no less than 10 Starbucks Shops in Vienna, Austria of all places............ civilization is collapsing.......... :D


Mate, there is an intersection in downtown VAncouver where there was a Starbucks on all 4 corners.

This?

2 out of 4 ain't bad.


Edward and Adelaide st's in brissy have 7-11's on opisite corners.
http://goo.gl/maps/2T4RE

Re: things I learnt today....

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:34 pm
by queequeg
PB12IN wrote:
il padrone wrote:
Ken Ho wrote:[quote="open roader"]I learnt today that there are no less than 10 Starbucks Shops in Vienna, Austria of all places............ civilization is collapsing.......... :D


Mate, there is an intersection in downtown VAncouver where there was a Starbucks on all 4 corners.

This?

2 out of 4 ain't bad.


Edward and Adelaide st's in brissy have 7-11's on opisite corners.
http://goo.gl/maps/2T4RE[/quote]

Reminds me of this Lewis Black video on the Starbuck's thing;

http://www.comedycentral.com/video-clips/3rtdos/comedy-central-presents-the-end-of-the-universe

Re: things I learnt today....

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:59 pm
by elantra
Dogs are not always man's best friend.

Pup cannot tell the difference between a brand new Bontrager tube and a Black snake. I think this tube is beyond repair.

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Re: things I learnt today....

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:53 am
by foo on patrol
^^^ :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: ^^^

Foo

Re: things I learnt today....

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:45 pm
by open roader
elantra wrote:Dogs are not always man's best friend.

Pup cannot tell the difference between a brand new Bontrager tube and a Black snake. I think this tube is beyond repair.

Image


Mmmmmmm butyl......... yum............ :D

Re: things I learnt today....

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:49 pm
by open roader
Today I learnt that when I plan which road loop to ride, when looking at the current bureau local weather observations, don't look at the wind speeds in knots (kts) and read as km/hr and then be so surprised when you actually get out on the open road........... :shock: :oops: :lol: