things I learnt today....

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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby The Womble » Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:20 pm

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
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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby twizzle » Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:58 pm

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

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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby elantra » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:55 am

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
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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby Ken Ho » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:35 am

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.
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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby maryusdemetry » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:51 pm

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.


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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:59 pm

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.
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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby open roader » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:25 pm

I learnt today that there are no less than 10 Starbucks Shops in Vienna, Austria of all places............ civilization is collapsing.......... :D
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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby PA » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:53 pm

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.
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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby Ken Ho » Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:44 am

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.
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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby mitzikatzi » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:28 am

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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby maryusdemetry » Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:29 am

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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby il padrone » Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:35 am

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:
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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby il padrone » Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:43 am

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.
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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby Parrott » Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:52 am

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
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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby Ken Ho » Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:44 am

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.
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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby PB12IN » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:35 pm

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
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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby queequeg » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:34 pm

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
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