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09-11-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2,875
Views: 330,129
Posted By Welshboy

I was totally unaware of this film until I saw...

I was totally unaware of this film until I saw your post. I liked it, my daughter liked it and my wife absolutely loved it! Thanks!
09-11-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 806
Posted By Welshboy

Clever that. Thanks for posting!

Clever that. Thanks for posting!
08-06-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,936
Posted By Welshboy

To me, semi-retirement is a stepping stone...

To me, semi-retirement is a stepping stone between full-time employment and full retirement.
08-05-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,936
Posted By Welshboy

I've been semi-retired for nearly 3 years now (at...

I've been semi-retired for nearly 3 years now (at age 57) and couldn't be happier. I'm still working 31.5 hours per week but it's only over 3 days and it really suits me - especially as I commute on...
Replies: 82
Views: 2,769
Posted By Welshboy

Seeing a Rohloff equipped bike out on a ride is...

Seeing a Rohloff equipped bike out on a ride is as rare now as it was back in 2007 when I rode PBP. If your dream bike is Rohloff equipped then I say go for it!
Forum: Foo
07-22-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,585
Posted By Welshboy

https://youtu.be/vEjCDriXwnI

https://youtu.be/vEjCDriXwnI
Forum: Foo
07-10-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9,954
Views: 2,084,424
Posted By Welshboy

https://youtu.be/Zd9jeJk2UHQ

https://youtu.be/Zd9jeJk2UHQ
07-09-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,494
Posted By Welshboy

Well said. Perfect.

Well said. Perfect.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 9,036
Posted By Welshboy

I agree with the OP. Back in the day most club...

I agree with the OP. Back in the day most club cyclists would wave to each other when passing and also wave to solitary riders not attached to a club but just out enjoying riding their bike. Hell,...
06-26-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,355
Posted By Welshboy

Alaphillipe for Stage 1 (short, sharp climb in...

Alaphillipe for Stage 1 (short, sharp climb in last 3km).
06-23-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,032
Posted By Welshboy

2 tubes, 2 Michelin tyre levers and a pump.

2 tubes, 2 Michelin tyre levers and a pump.
06-20-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By Welshboy

Wine Gums, a DVD and some black Endura cycling...

Wine Gums, a DVD and some black Endura cycling socks. Sweet!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By Welshboy

Very underrated especially the very light A600.

Very underrated especially the very light A600.
06-09-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 17,046
Posted By Welshboy

'Out of the silent planet' by CS Lewis. In this...

'Out of the silent planet' by CS Lewis. In this age of CGI it should be perfectly possible to make a cracking film of it.
Forum: Foo
06-05-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9,954
Views: 2,084,424
Posted By Welshboy

On holiday last week and my holiday book read was...

On holiday last week and my holiday book read was 'Face It' by Deborah Harry (basically her memoirs - a really good book but I'd have liked a bit more insight into the music). I was a big fan of...
11-04-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 897
Posted By Welshboy

It's gorgeous. Silver rims and a silver...

It's gorgeous.

Silver rims and a silver seatpost for me but it's a stunner as is.
10-11-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,436
Posted By Welshboy

Ignore and cover with a vinyl decal.

Ignore and cover with a vinyl decal.
09-16-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 103,693
Posted By Welshboy

I can't compete with the elegant beauty above me...

I can't compete with the elegant beauty above me (and our rear gates don't help) but I built this up this morning initially using 48 x 18 and then swapping the rear cog to a 19 to get a tighter chain...
06-25-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2,875
Views: 330,129
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/pbSpinners/ThetreasureOfTheSierraMadre_zpswqugk0nr.jpg

'The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre' (1948) starring Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,180
Posted By Welshboy

Been on it since August 2015, free for a couple...

Been on it since August 2015, free for a couple of years and happy to pay since then. I love Strava but just hate the muppets who have vehicle assisted KOM's and think it's funny to leave them there.
04-26-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,875
Views: 330,129
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/pbSpinners/BuildMyGallowsHigh_zpss9naykqu.jpeg

'Build My Gallows High' (1947) starring Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas and Rhonda...
04-17-20, 02:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,759
Posted By Welshboy

But you may have to drill the valve hole to suit...

But you may have to drill the valve hole to suit the fatter Schrader valve.
04-16-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,759
Posted By Welshboy

A pump for American valves? Sounds like you...

A pump for American valves?

Sounds like you need some sort of Trump Pump.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 10,326
Views: 3,002,496
Posted By Welshboy

At long last! First ride on my 2019 CAAD12...

At long last!

First ride on my 2019 CAAD12 (105 spec) this morning and I'm hugely impressed! After almost trashing my Giant Defy a few winters ago (admittedly through neglect) I've been so wary of...
03-30-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2,875
Views: 330,129
Posted By Welshboy

Oh. I knew exactly what I was doing there!

Oh. I knew exactly what I was doing there!
03-30-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2,875
Views: 330,129
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/pbSpinners/ThePostman_zpspq8bk10a.jpg

'The Postman' (1997) starring Kevin Costner, Olivia Williams, Larenz Tate and Will Patton.

Two years...
03-16-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2,875
Views: 330,129
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/pbSpinners/ForWhomTheBellTolls_zpsz84szz7f.jpg

'For Whom The Bell Tolls' (1943) starring Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman and (scene-stealer)...
03-11-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,323
Posted By Welshboy

Short Term - Not too worried about myself but our...

Short Term - Not too worried about myself but our daughter is asthmatic and a bit frail.

Longer term - Hope my pension fund recovers over the next 18 months!
03-10-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 17,046
Posted By Welshboy

'Trigger Mortis' by Anthony Horowitz. This...

'Trigger Mortis' by Anthony Horowitz.

This was the first post-Fleming James Bond book I've read and I hadn't realised that there's quite a few out there now! Horowitz skilfully works 500 words...
03-09-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,294
Posted By Welshboy

At my worst I was 5'8" and 238lbs (that's a...

At my worst I was 5'8" and 238lbs (that's a horrible BMI) but I've always found bib-shorts to be the most comfortable thing to wear and have recently started to wear merino wool undervests (long...
02-24-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,364
Posted By Welshboy

I had a beautiful fillet-brazed custom road frame...

I had a beautiful fillet-brazed custom road frame built from Columbus Max and picked up a top tube dent in a crash. As the frame was recently new I couldn't just write if off so my framebuilder...
02-22-20, 04:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,918
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/pbSpinners/ABoyAGirlAndABike_zpscemds9ik.jpg

Honor Blackman and Diana Dors are so HOT in this!
02-18-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By Welshboy

Result!

I'm always browsing for bikes on Gumtree and I spotted an ad last week with a ropey old description and a cock and bull story claiming that the seller had accepted a road bike for payment for a...
02-07-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2,875
Views: 330,129
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/pbSpinners/BabyDriver_zpsdfdqjst7.jpg

'Baby Driver' (2017) starring Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, John Hamm and Eiza...
02-06-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2,875
Views: 330,129
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/pbSpinners/LeMans66_zpsl10tce68.jpg

Le Mans '66 (2019) starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon.

I missed this in the main cinemas near us...
02-06-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 55,426
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/pbSpinners/IMG_0634_zpsndppq2jz.jpg

2014 Specialized AWOL DLX

No longer in my fleet but what I rode when I was at my heaviest (238lb at...
02-06-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 881
Posted By Welshboy

It's on my bucket list.

It's on my bucket list.
02-06-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 27,871
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/pbSpinners/SAM_0100_zpslykqjlbl.jpg

I loved my 2015 Giant Escape 3 choosing it for a very short (1.8 miles each way) commute I had at the...
02-03-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 36,298
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/PTW/Alfie/SAM_0105_zpsrmd6kr4o.jpg
(Chain not fitted)
02-02-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,171
Posted By Welshboy

I'm using my LBS more than ever but only for...

I'm using my LBS more than ever but only for consumables like pads and cables and occasionally parts like BB's and cassettes. He's very competitive on price and often does unexpected little discounts...
02-02-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 2,875
Views: 330,129
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/pbSpinners/AllQuietOnTheWesternFront_zpsye6jytub.jpg

This double Oscar winner from 1930 (best film and best director) was shown on TCM last...
01-28-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By Welshboy

Great achievement my friend and very...

Great achievement my friend and very inspirational. I'm down about 26lbs since late summer 2019 but have plateaued a bit so will knuckle down in February.

Keep it going!
01-27-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,875
Views: 330,129
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/pbSpinners/HellDrivers_zpsksstbc9t.jpg

'Hell Drivers' (1957) starring Stanley Baker, Herbert Lom, Patrick McGoohan, Peggy Cummins, Sid James...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 118,318
Posted By Welshboy

Even though my commuter bike is in bits awaiting...

Even though my commuter bike is in bits awaiting a rebuild (external BB problems but also swapping the groupset to a very basic 2x7) I got back in the commuting saddle today by using my old Giant...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,726
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/PTW/2007PBP09_zps1fed8b1b.jpg
Waiting to start.

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/PTW/2007PBP18_zps7aeeb510.jpg
...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,726
Posted By Welshboy

My 2007 Paris-Brest-Paris

I hope it's OK to post this here as 2007 is a few years ago now! Perhaps reading this ride report might just inspire someone to give it a go at sometime in the future.
...
01-20-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,460
Posted By Welshboy

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/gb/escape-city-2016...

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/gb/escape-city-2016

They make a specific fender for the non-disc Escapes - well, they did in 2016.

I had the Escape 3 (2016 - lovely bike) and asked the dealer to...
01-18-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4,517
Views: 457,920
Posted By Welshboy

The Shimano external BB (BB-4600) on my commuter...

The Shimano external BB (BB-4600) on my commuter bike has developed the dreaded knockin' and a rockin' so it's all change and I'm going to downgrade it from Tiagra 10-speed to Tourney 7-speed. The...
01-17-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By Welshboy

From 1982 to 2018 I was a company car driver...

From 1982 to 2018 I was a company car driver averaging 24,000 miles a year. Now I'm semi-retired, I probably did an absolute maximum of 2,000 miles in 2019 comfortably below my cycling mileage of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,267
Posted By Welshboy

In the UK I believe urinating in a public place...

In the UK I believe urinating in a public place is classed as 'anti-social behaviour' (and not a sex crime). We have a very popular 25-mile time-trial course near me that is seriously at risk due to...
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