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Its on the way in France, not the UK as yet Jim

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
15 Apr 2021, 17:49
Its on the way in France, not the UK as yet Jim
I did only hear it in passing so likely got the wrong end of the stick Neil... I'm good at that, especially as I've not been very cognitively good recently...

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CitroJim wrote:
16 Apr 2021, 09:16
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
15 Apr 2021, 17:49
Its on the way in France, not the UK as yet Jim
I did only hear it in passing so likely got the wrong end of the stick Neil... I'm good at that, especially as I've not been very cognitively good recently...
Whatever you do Jim don't take up hockey!! :-D

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mickthemaverick wrote:
16 Apr 2021, 09:20
Whatever you do Jim don't take up hockey!! :-D
:lol:

Oh gosh no, not a chance! I once had a pal who played hockey for the army... After every game he ended up injured in some significant way and looked like he'd fought in some epic battle and just escaped with his life :roll: :twisted:

He had a standing order in the chemist for bandages, dressings and first aid needs :lol:

Over time he'd broken just about everything - I got the impression men's hockey is a very vicious game :shock:

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15 Apr 2021, 14:46


I see there's a low-key scrappage scheme operating in the UK that will exchange a car that's more than ten years old for £3000 worth of travel vouchers that can be used on public transport...

Can't recall where I saw it now...
That bit is totally and absolutely accurate Jim, and you have the right end of that particular stick.

Coventry are having a bit of an experiment with it...

Car scrappage scheme: Drivers in Coventry offered £3,000 travel vouchers to scrap their polluting vehicles

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
16 Apr 2021, 09:49
CitroJim wrote:
15 Apr 2021, 14:46


I see there's a low-key scrappage scheme operating in the UK that will exchange a car that's more than ten years old for £3000 worth of travel vouchers that can be used on public transport...

Can't recall where I saw it now...
That bit is totally and absolutely accurate Jim, and you have the right end of that particular stick.

Coventry are having a bit of an experiment with it...

Car scrappage scheme: Drivers in Coventry offered £3,000 travel vouchers to scrap their polluting vehicles

Regards Neil
Ahh, excellent :D So I'm not loosing my marbles after all :wink: I remember now where I heard it... From a friend of mine on Facebook who lives in Coventry!

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Well done on the duallathon Jim,
The scrappage for transport vouchers looks an interesting prospect, guess having a Good transport system inplace would somewhat help! 😀

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Timmo wrote:
16 Apr 2021, 20:26
Well done on the duallathon Jim,
Thank you Timmo :D

A lovely ride yesterday too :)
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A shame my cadence sensor battery went flat during the ride :( Not that it detracted from a great ride though...

May you enjoy some good riding this weekend :cool:

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A magical ride today in glorious weather following my half marathon run earlier...
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Several times during the ride I met a group of scooters out and about...

I finally caught up with them at their cafe stop (a pub!) and found they were the local Saracens Scooter Club and were exceedingly friendly and welcoming to a humble cyclist :) We had a good chat...

Here's a few of their lovely machines :cool: Spot the interloper...
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Awesome!

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Quad - rophinia is more of an interloper than yours' Jim :lol:

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Skull wrote:
17 Apr 2021, 18:24
Quad - rophinia is more of an interloper than yours' Jim :lol:
Yes! At least mine has the the right number of wheels :lol:

I did question the quad's presence but they seemed happy to have it there... As I say, a gang of truly lovely people who would offer a very warm welcome to anyone with an interest in scooters regardless of what you ride :)

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Smashing the miles Jim! Very impressive!
Coastal loop yesterday, quick shot through the woods and out to the coast, loop around the headland and back up the CP to portreath, lovely day, Lots of people about!
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Anyone need a green bike?
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Enjoyed a great bike ride yesterday :D

A Lonely Goat visited a café called the Giddy Goat!
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The Lonely Goat Cycling Club is a Facebook-only virtual cycling club and is a part of the similarly virtual Lonely Goat Running Club - I'm a member of both :) It's like the FCF for runners and cyclists... A very friendly place :D

The café served up a delicious piece of orange chocolate cake 😋
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Weather was good too :) I rode in just bibshorts and a short-sleeved jersey with a thin thermal base-layer underneath...

Magic :cool:

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CitroJim wrote:
21 Apr 2021, 05:03
Enjoyed a great bike ride yesterday :D
A Lonely Goat visited a café called the Giddy Goat!
Does the Giddy Goat do a Soya Latte for you Jim? I remember the Pickled Egg Landlord having to get some soya milk in for you specially in back in 2015, so you could enjoy a skinny de-caf latte in the snug.
CitroJim wrote:
21 Mar 2015, 12:58
Does the Pickled Egg do a decent coffee in the form of a nice skinny latte?
That's my normal order when I'm in a pub and often I'm bitterly disappointed...
Even had to install a new machine, and dump the perfectly good tins of dried full-fat milk from the pantry, and a few old bottles of camp coffee.
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Regards Neil