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by drcarlos
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bicyclist thread
Replies: 386
Views: 15740

Re: Bicyclist thread

Annoyingly the market has shifted from XC bikes at the lower end of the market to everything being trail biased now. I think i'll be in the market this year for a new bike and as the bulk of my riding is XC it needs to be an XC bike (I already have a decent Trail bike I am happy with). It seems the ...
by drcarlos
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Top Gear
Replies: 128
Views: 2372

Re: New Top Gear

Maybe Harris was able to overtake so many others because they knew it was a long race and the car needed nursing! :lol: I was rather surprised the transmission was belt-driven? :? So was I to start with but I've seen a couple of race mowers in other clubs using these belt drive torque convertors an...
by drcarlos
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Caroline flack
Replies: 40
Views: 646

Re: Caroline flack

It's a shame she's decided that was the only way out. As mentioned such a waste. I used to enjoy her presenting extra camp when she did that.
by drcarlos
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Gaming + Tech
Topic: Nintendo Switch
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Nintendo Switch

Got a couple of them (a normal and a lite) they seem well built but the games seem expensive to me, mind you this is in the days of cheap initially games then having to subscribe to get the good stuff. We still have the original Wii but skipped the Wii U but I think that was a bit of a Gamecube, whe...
by drcarlos
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Weird car crush.
Replies: 44
Views: 653

Re: Weird car crush.

I bought my weird crushes. MG Maestro and Volvo 480 Turbo. Both were pretty OK, Maestro drove well and was fairly quick for the time, ate headgaskets though and needed 3 in it's time with me. I'd have another if I had space as I still have a soft spot for them. Volvo wasn't fast initially but was ma...
by drcarlos
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Scooters
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Scooters

Razr, JD Bug or Micro (if they are young and you want the odd 3 wheeled ones) seem to be the best and last well, we had a few cheapies initially but they were shite and fell apart. Both JD's lasted well and are still usuable now (even at over 10 years old). Don't get a folder unless you need to tran...
by drcarlos
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Con Air
Replies: 23
Views: 408

Re: Con Air

“Home” country or just the country they were born in? My brothers are British but have lived in Spain since they were babies. Deporting them back to the U.K. would be like sending them back to a foreign country. They’ve only spent about 4 weeks here since they were babies. They certainly don’t cons...
by drcarlos
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Top Gear
Replies: 128
Views: 2372

Re: New Top Gear

RobYob wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:14 pm
LMFAO
‘Kin ‘ell!
by drcarlos
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Moaning
Topic: Kidney stones
Replies: 45
Views: 890

Re: Kidney stones

Sounds like a nightmare :( At least things are getting better. Why is black tea a problem specifically? I'd have thought that was fairly "clean" drinking (relative to other crap people tend to drink) Tea Contains calcium oxalate which the calcium in milk binds to in white tea allowing it to be expe...
by drcarlos
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Moaning
Topic: Kidney stones
Replies: 45
Views: 890

Re: Kidney stones

:shock: Just an idea but maybe sticking your todger down an industrial vacuum could help suck them out :? And even if it doesnt....well....worse things happen at sea eh? :idea: Didn’t need to resort to that after taking some mild painkillers and pacing for a bit followed by some weird contortions a...
by drcarlos
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Moaning
Topic: Kidney stones
Replies: 45
Views: 890

Re: Kidney stones

Had the first treatment 2 weeks ago and after a day and a half the bits came out, typically at 5 am so I was up in the middle of the night for 3 hours in pain and then I was totally fine. This Wednesday saw the second treatment on the other kidney to zap the other large stone. I think it has also di...
by drcarlos
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 4 Paw Dog Drive Fleet running report
Replies: 343
Views: 14187

Re: 4 Paw Dog Drive Fleet running report

The wife is making a good go of her business and is adding more walking clients by the week and we also now have our boarding licence. The only problem is our boy is definitely an Alpha dog, he has to be top dog whenever he is out walking with the wife and only seems to get on with smaller dogs (apa...
by drcarlos
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Panorama - Smart Motorways
Replies: 25
Views: 395

Re: Panorama - Smart Motorways

The roll out needs to stop immediately and the process of reversal begun. Finishing ongoing projects might seem cheaper than contract cancellation but I bet it's not if you factor in the cost of remediation to either remove the infrastructure or modify it to attempt to make it safe. Highways Englan...
by drcarlos
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Panorama - Smart Motorways
Replies: 25
Views: 395

Re: Panorama - Smart Motorways

The roll out needs to stop immediately and the process of reversal begun. Finishing ongoing projects might seem cheaper than contract cancellation but I bet it's not if you factor in the cost of remediation to either remove the infrastructure or modify it to attempt to make it safe. Highways Englan...
by drcarlos
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Decent Recent TV
Replies: 1282
Views: 50916

Re: Decent Recent TV

I started with the Orville but didn't gell with it, may have to revisit it. I admit it felt odd to start with but the characters developed well and were very relateable (due to Seths addition of the humorus aspect of human interaction), some of the story lines worked well and there are some good ca...
by drcarlos
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Decent Recent TV
Replies: 1282
Views: 50916

Re: Decent Recent TV

I read somewhere that Seven of Nine features quite heavily and that Picard is indeed forced to revisit his time as a Borg. Could involve some Janeway too then as she was touted as Starfleets Borg expert (excluding Seven of Nine) in the last Voyager episodes and I think some of the TNG films. Carele...
by drcarlos
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Decent Recent TV
Replies: 1282
Views: 50916

Re: Decent Recent TV

How? Because they're Trekkies and they're never happy with anything that isn't TOS or TNG. I enjoyed it, the only niggle was Data looking so much older. Enjoyed it, mostly scene setting episode, but that's not usual for Star Trek to start slow (DS9 took ages to really get going and the first few TN...
by drcarlos
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 7359
Views: 242339

Re: Your fleet running reports

Thanks for the various comments. I agree that the more modern Bentleys don't look any better as regards styling, and they are also more commonplace (at least in central London) as well as being even bigger. I do accept that the interior is understated, to the point of being basic by 21st century st...
by drcarlos
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 7359
Views: 242339

Re: Your fleet running reports

Quick update on my fleet as requested by Mik: - 1976 Mercedes 450SEL 6.9: fraudulently misrepresented by US seller, but my own stupid fault for not doing a PPI. Sold at a big loss (eliminating previous gain on the 1937 Lagonda :cry: ) - 1993 Bentley Turbo R: I sold it in early 2019 as I fancied a c...
by drcarlos
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Terry Jones
Replies: 10
Views: 244

Re: Terry Jones

A release for him more than anything else. Hope he did not suffer too much. A good legacy to leave behind though.