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Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Jul 2020, 09:53
Replies: 1,087
Views: 130,698
Posted By Paultheparaglider

Two chaps having a conversation in the pub 50...

Two chaps having a conversation in the pub 50 years ago:

"You'll never believe it but I hit 100mph on my bike earlier today. I was really charging. What a thrill."

​​Same chaps get together 50...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jun 2020, 06:20
Replies: 70
Views: 6,323
Posted By Paultheparaglider

UK. A long hot summer? I suppose there was...

UK. A long hot summer?

I suppose there was 1976...

Treadigraph. :D
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Jun 2020, 07:19
Replies: 8,173
Views: 725,927
Posted By Paultheparaglider

Rumour has it they have opened Specsavers...

Rumour has it they have opened Specsavers superstores in Bournemouth and Brighton.
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jun 2020, 14:49
Replies: 65
Views: 2,810
Posted By Paultheparaglider

Just don't misinterpret an invitation to sit on...

Just don't misinterpret an invitation to sit on his deck.
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jun 2020, 12:43
Replies: 62
Views: 4,761
Posted By Paultheparaglider

I bet that resulted in a lot of paperwork. ;)

I bet that resulted in a lot of paperwork. ;)
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jun 2020, 08:10
Replies: 65
Views: 2,810
Posted By Paultheparaglider

With a bit of careful planning, you could have...

With a bit of careful planning, you could have had the trip on 777.7. And taken the picture at 07.07. ;)
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jun 2020, 07:59
Replies: 84
Views: 7,693
Posted By Paultheparaglider

There has been a lot of criticism of the baby...

There has been a lot of criticism of the baby boomer generation and the mess it has made of the world. With some fair measure of justification. I say that as a boomer myself.

It strikes me that...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th May 2020, 08:24
Replies: 17
Views: 1,068
Posted By Paultheparaglider

My view is that if you crossed it from South to...

My view is that if you crossed it from South to North you would want to make one return trip. If you crossed it first the other way you wouldn't need the return bit. ;)
Forum: Jet Blast
29th May 2020, 08:48
Replies: 3,928
Views: 298,235
Posted By Paultheparaglider

Following the science makes me think of the old...

Following the science makes me think of the old accountancy joke:

If you ask the man on the street what does one plus one make, he will say two.

If you ask a mathematician, he will say it...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th May 2020, 07:35
Replies: 3,928
Views: 298,235
Posted By Paultheparaglider

It strikes me that there is a view held by many...

It strikes me that there is a view held by many senior politicians that with a well coordinated pr approach you really can fool all of the people all of the time. This seems to me to have gathered...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th May 2020, 08:10
Replies: 3,928
Views: 298,235
Posted By Paultheparaglider

Waterloo, by any chance?

Waterloo, by any chance?
Forum: Jet Blast
21st May 2020, 08:25
Replies: 116
Views: 7,496
Posted By Paultheparaglider

I'm a keen cyclist who has never owned an...

I'm a keen cyclist who has never owned an electric bike, but I agree totally. My day for one is coming.

Not just older people, but younger and less fit people looking for an enjoyable way into...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th May 2020, 12:36
Replies: 116
Views: 7,496
Posted By Paultheparaglider

The FS1E is an interesting example of getting...

The FS1E is an interesting example of getting around bureaucratic rules. I owned one back in the seventies when mopeds were derestricted speed wise, but had to be capable of being pedal powered....
Forum: Jet Blast
20th May 2020, 10:52
Replies: 116
Views: 7,496
Posted By Paultheparaglider

One other requirement of a legal electric bike in...

One other requirement of a legal electric bike in the UK is that the pedals must be used when it is power assisted. ie it is not allowed to be used in pure moped mode, even though many sold can be...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th May 2020, 12:11
Replies: 8,173
Views: 725,927
Posted By Paultheparaglider

Personally, I think HK got lucky this time,...

Personally, I think HK got lucky this time, particularly as I agree that high density population must logically be a strong factor in infection spread. Considering its previous experience with SARS,...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th May 2020, 07:42
Replies: 58
Views: 7,094
Posted By Paultheparaglider

Where do you place them, NutLoose? I though CO...

Where do you place them, NutLoose? I though CO was heavier than air and hence settles on the ground so the alarm is best placed low down before it builds up to head level while seated. Smoke alarms,...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd May 2020, 09:13
Replies: 128
Views: 9,654
Posted By Paultheparaglider

They are, indeed, stoats, Treadi. Very playful...

They are, indeed, stoats, Treadi. Very playful creatures, and highly effective killers. The mink in the other photo is just plain nasty.

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Forum: Jet Blast
2nd May 2020, 08:32
Replies: 128
Views: 9,654
Posted By Paultheparaglider

A duck nesting in one of our flower boxes. ...

A duck nesting in one of our flower boxes.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1600x1200/p1000042_8f36e2b67b183ecd2c0595ea580906c1c4549dc2.jpg


The interesting thing is she was...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd May 2020, 08:27
Replies: 128
Views: 9,654
Posted By Paultheparaglider

In the interests of thread drift continuation,...

In the interests of thread drift continuation, here is a photo of a baby tawny owl in my garden a few years back. There were two babies, and they used to drive me nuts with their high pitched...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st May 2020, 08:22
Replies: 128
Views: 9,654
Posted By Paultheparaglider

I've seen a few in my garden in recent years so...

I've seen a few in my garden in recent years so they are still around, but they aren't a common sight here. There is a lovely tea house - the Old Barn tea room - at Torpantau near Merthyr in the...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st May 2020, 08:03
Replies: 40
Views: 3,689
Posted By Paultheparaglider

I did hope some would. ;)

I did hope some would. ;)
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Apr 2020, 14:05
Replies: 40
Views: 3,689
Posted By Paultheparaglider

If the Queen had only given him a one step...

If the Queen had only given him a one step promotion we could have all told him he had really made the grade, and all the papers would have wanted to know whose shirts he was wearing.
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Apr 2020, 10:51
Replies: 128
Views: 9,654
Posted By Paultheparaglider

Lovely photos, NutLoose.

Lovely photos, NutLoose.
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Apr 2020, 11:04
Replies: 8,173
Views: 725,927
Posted By Paultheparaglider

A case made supporting mask wearing. ...

A case made supporting mask wearing.

https://www.fast.ai/2020/04/13/masks-summary/
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Apr 2020, 12:05
Replies: 27
Views: 2,993
Posted By Paultheparaglider

Of course it does, but this is Jet Blast after...

Of course it does, but this is Jet Blast after all.

Anyway, thanks for a fun thread. I'll add my own Texan story even though I've never had the pleasure of visiting that particular state. Back in...
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