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Re: Snowy bike rides

2 hours 21 min ago
So far this winter lasting snow hasn't happened in these parts, not even many frosts .

Probably because I fitted the studded tyres to the commuter in early December .

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag....

2 hours 24 min ago
Riderinthemist appears to have been expelled, which strikes me as fair and proportional moderation.

Snowy bike rides

2 hours 35 min ago
Anyone been out in the snowy weather recently? I was out yesterday, didn't go far.


Was out last week whilst the snow was actually coming down.

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

6 hours 32 min ago
Given enough heat a round will go off, but without the barrel it won't go very far, and the casing will go as far the other way... Assuming it stays intact, which is unlikely, it needs a barrel to have enough strength to hold the gasses...

Enough heat is reasonably high value

Primers will cook off at about 400F, single base powder at 600F and double base at 320F.

Re: CTC challenge rides

6 hours 33 min ago
The Two Mills ride is part of Chester & North Wales CTC. I have done this ride for the last six years. It was changed slightly last year. It used to be one big loop but now it is two loops centred on Farndon Sports centre. You do a 24 mile loop and back for the excellent lunch, and then a second loop of 26 miles. It is one of the highlights of my cycling year. A nice ride around some of Cheshire' finest lanes!! See you there.

Re: Name the landmark

6 hours 52 min ago
gaz wrote:Beamsley Almshouses, at least that's what pops up on the screen when I hover the cursor over the picture .
HoHo - the colleague who set the office Christmas quiz made the same sort of mistake, meaning I was able to answer the 12 picture questions correctly and so submitted a sheet with 100% correct answers. However justice was served as my sheet joined all the others in a draw and was not picked out...

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

15 hours 35 min ago
rather sick few people are indifferent to losing things they have had for some time. And the cost of replacing all the bits and pieces not small change.

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

16 hours 41 min ago
RiderInTheMist wrote:Postboxer wrote:Come on, own up! Surely it's someone off here creating a new profile just to pull our legs!
Yeah it's a wind up. I knew freeflow is up for a good laugh so I decided to bring some humour to the forum. Sorry freeflow, I don't have your bag

There's always one who thinks someone else's misfortune is an opportunity for some 'fun' ......

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

31 January 2015 - 11:50pm
Yeah it's a wind up. I knew freeflow is up for a good laugh so I decided to bring some humour to the forum. Sorry freeflow, I don't have your bag

Probably the saddest act I've come across this year. I'm sure you had great fun taking advantage of someone else's misfortune.

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

31 January 2015 - 10:46pm
Elizabethsdad wrote:If it was .303 it must have been quite a while ago - if it was dropped by some squaddieIt was - IIRC this happened in the 1970s. I recognised the ammo from having played at soldiers in the school CCF not all that long before...

These days of course the thing to do would be not touch it and dial 999 on your mobile - armed response would then be with you in pretty short order.Sure - and doubtless I'd be spreadeagled on the side of the car whilst they went through my every particular... But you're right, I probably shouldn't have picked the clip up. Ah well, I was young in those days...

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

31 January 2015 - 10:27pm
Elizabethsdad wrote:If it was .303 it must have been quite a while ago - if it was dropped by some squaddie - since that hasn't been standard issue sine the move to FN Browning SLR using 7.62 NATO. Of course it might have a clip for a Lee Enfield rifle that was privately owned as I believe these were very popular with the hunting fraternity. These days of course the thing to do would be not touch it and dial 999 on your mobile - armed response would then be with you in pretty short order.
Why is it an emergency? A mag of rounds (ancient field find or otherwise) don't just randomly explode and harm people, they need matching weapons or extreme conditions to go off (in heat bullets don't 'fire' anyway which is just hollywood nonsense). In the case of just a magazine clip with ammo (which could well likely be blanks anyway) it would be a total waste of resources to call up any particular unit. Just pick it up using a glove/bag if you are afraid of putting your prints on it and hand it into the nearest station. They can then call the correct people to dispose of munitions live or otherwise.

Re: Name the landmark

31 January 2015 - 9:18pm
Beamsley Almshouses, at least that's what pops up on the screen when I hover the cursor over the picture .

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

31 January 2015 - 9:12pm
mercalia wrote: what next a sub machne gun just lying in the gutter or a hand grenade some one has been VERY careless

You couldn't make it up, well you could but you don't have to, cyclist finds machine gun .

Re: Name the landmark

31 January 2015 - 9:09pm
Think this was taken July/August last year (or was it 2013)

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

31 January 2015 - 9:08pm
Hopes dashed.
Postboxer wrote:Surely it's someone off here creating a new profile just to pull our legs!
I'm sure admin or perhaps even the mods could look into that possibility if they felt it necessary.

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

31 January 2015 - 8:26pm
RiderInTheMist wrote:Postboxer wrote:Come on, own up! Surely it's someone off here creating a new profile just to pull our legs!
Yeah it's a wind up. I knew freeflow is up for a good laugh so I decided to bring some humour to the forum. Sorry freeflow, I don't have your bag

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

31 January 2015 - 8:21pm
Ah well... there's always a chance that someone on this forum is tramping about in the hills overlooking the Shenandoah river.....

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

31 January 2015 - 8:05pm
Postboxer wrote:Come on, own up! Surely it's someone off here creating a new profile just to pull our legs!
Yeah it's a wind up. I knew freeflow is up for a good laugh so I decided to bring some humour to the forum. Sorry freeflow, I don't have your bag

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

31 January 2015 - 7:45pm
mercalia wrote:661-Pete wrote:It was a clip of live rifle ammunition - standard army issue.the Cop ... agreed with me that this scenario..., it was probably just a bit of lost property, like most things you find in the road.
it.

what next a sub machne gun just lying in the gutter or a hand grenade some one has been VERY careless
If it was .303 it must have been quite a while ago - if it was dropped by some squaddie - since that hasn't been standard issue sine the move to FN Browning SLR using 7.62 NATO. Of course it might have a clip for a Lee Enfield rifle that was privately owned as I believe these were very popular with the hunting fraternity. These days of course the thing to do would be not touch it and dial 999 on your mobile - armed response would then be with you in pretty short order.

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

31 January 2015 - 7:25pm
Come on, own up! Surely it's someone off here creating a new profile just to pull our legs!

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