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    Re: Stupid Bike Tricks

    I really like Cgris Akrigg's films, maybe because there' more of a focus on riding natural features.


    https://youtu.be/NlDRdRQc9oQ
  2. Thread: New Tricks

    by AnalogKid
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    Re: New Tricks

    And before Minder he was George Carter, in The Sweeney - alongside of course, John Thaw's Jack Reagan, which sort of links to...



    I always find Roger Allam a bit creepy, possibly because of his...
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    Re: Back to Shooting Brakes, just for a second.

    For actually getting the shooters close to the action, I'd suggest this, actually called a station wagon, would be an early post-war contender in the UK.

    A coachbuilt Tickford Station Wagon based...
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    Re: Hitch Ball NO NO

    I used to have a dog guard fitted to my Landy, for precisely the reason Paul recounted. I wanted stuff in the back to stay in the back. It was a horror story from my neighbour that did it, a Tirfor...
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    Re: Gaah! Just tested positive.

    Just don't do too much too soon, that's one of the prime factors in ending up with long-covid (as Bridgit was advised by the doctors she works with). Expect to feel inexplicably fatigued for a while...
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    Re: Gaah! Just tested positive.

    I'm working from home again after contact with my son on Sunday, who went on to test positive Monday morning. We'd spent the morning at his place helping him clear out his garage, and then he and...
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    Re: British Motorcar Humour

    The ADO 16 (Austin/Morris 1100/1300) used the A-series engine that the Mini used, the 1100 was the same as the square-nosed Clubman Minis got, and the 1300 was actually the same as the 1275 in the...
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    Re: Motorized Bicycle

    I think I may have found it. There's even one for sale:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/302540968790

    I found it in this forum post, which luckily had been quoted because the OP took down his post:
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    Re: The times they are a changing

    He's a steel fabricator, specialising in stainless and aluminium, while his partner is a radiographer specialising in CT scanning. They need a reasonable sized urban centre, both to keep themselves...
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    Re: France is a lovely country...

    Nice. I'm hoping to make it there next year.

    Your haute Savoie picture, is that Lac d'Annecy?
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    Re: Moving to Poland

    Hang in there Tom,

    I remember the crazy schedule of the last week or so before we left the UK:

    On Tuesday I drove my Land Rover to Southampton to go on a RoRo to NZ, took all day to get back...
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    Re: The times they are a changing

    I guessed you were coming at it from that angle, which was why I only referenced your comment rather than replying direct.

    It's nuts that the tax/rates breaks to the biggest firms that can most...
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    Re: The times they are a changing

    2 things come to mind here...

    While numbers travelling to the centres are lower than pre-pandemic levels, the roads are just as busy, if not busier. I put this down to a reluctance to use public...
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    Re: Daily Drivers

    I see one of these around the neighbourhood, not that regularly, but it's driven by and older fella and while not a daily, it might well be his only vehicle. Last time I saw it, he pulled out behind...
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    Re: Putting in the boot

    John, just be aware that if these are boots of a typical modern construction then they probably include a poly-urethane midsole. The PU can break down with time, even without use, and the result is...
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    Re: Car brand reliability study

    Apparently Henry Ford's wife drove an electric car.

    https://www.thehenryford.org/collections-and-research/digital-collections/artifact/209957/

    Nick's point still stands if you consider years of...
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    I reckon there's a place for those heavily groomed and sanitised trails. Especially close to the city or on the first couple of easy kilometres of any trail on a tourist route. As Rick says, you...
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    Re: Vehicles Most Likely to Reach 200,000 Miles

    I wish the one I had (my first car) was even half as good. It was a 1982 Opel Kadett according to the VIN plate, but was badged as a Vauxhall Astra. I got it with 60,000 miles showing and just about...
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    Re: Vehicles Most Likely to Reach 200,000 Miles

    Those Priuses being sold at 200K are being bought be Uber drivers and won't be sold again until they've done half a million.
  20. Re: What Rock or Pop Music LP do you think is perfect?

    https://vinyl-records.nl/rock/photo-gallery/rush/moving-pictures/rush-moving-pictures-genuine-usa-vinyl-album-photo-224.jpg

    https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71U715JTlvL._AC_SX425_.jpg
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    Re: Always double check those lug nuts

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  22. Re: Whose got some oldies in their music collection

    That OP just reminds me of our sadly now departed next-door-but-one neighbour, a perpetually jolly Tibetan fellow who was the first from his nation to settle in NZ, back in the sixties We were at...
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    Poll: Re: a poll . . . about a thread

    Well if we all started posting pictures of what kind of car we wished we were playing for, I'm sure it could run to 10K+ (not to mention a few contributions from the goat aficionados).
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    Re: Restore it or fix it and drive?

    I remember passing a couple in a black TD o that long straight stretch of the Southern Motorway on the approach to the Bombays. Most stuff, including stock trucks and campervans, was pulling out and...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    You accept that the initial choice is a 1/3 change of getting the car.

    If you choose to switch your first choice for Monty's other door, then you reverse your choice - if you chose the car and...
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    Re: Restore it or fix it and drive?

    Really? There's one in a neighbour's garage across the road from me. I've never seen it move in 18 years of living there, although it looks in fairly good shape.
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Your post 469 shows that win/lose is always reversed when you switch.

    That's all there is to it.

    The reveal doesn't do anything to the odds, because the odds only matter in the initial...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Nick - try coming up with a scenario where opting for the switch doesn't reverse the original choice.

    There'll always be a goat behind one of the two remaining doors, which Monty will reveal to...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    OK, here's a slightly more detailed version of how I grasped it.

    There are two parts to the game, the initial choice and then the decision to swap or not. The crucial bit is what happens in...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    In a moment of clarity, I realised the key to working out the odds is that if you switch, you will always reverse your original choice.

    From there - original choice has 1:3 chance of being right,...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Correct, but the question posed was "Is it to your advantage to switch?"

    So yes, in the second part of the game it is a 50/50 choice, but whether your original choice was right or wrong was not a...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Instinctively I thought the answer was - it make no difference to you chances if you swap or stay.

    Then I read a few of the explanations, drew a little chart, and then started to convince myself...
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    Re: Question re: Where to Sell Bicycles

    Don't undersell it. There's a huge shortage of bikes and bike components out there at the moment. If there's a bike-for-transport or bike commuting group for your area on FB then posting a link to...
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    Re: bicycle lights

    I'm a fan of Blackburn's 2'fer lights. They are compact, bright, and can be set to flash or be fully on, and come with a soft silicon-rubber strap and a clip for attachment. USB rechargeable with a...
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    Re: Album rediscovery.

    I'd say Southern Accents comes close, but for me, Let Me Up (I've Had Enough) is a cracking album, plenty of top numbers, and the weaker ones are stronger than the fillers on Full Moon Fever and some...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    My next door neighbour in the UK had the V12 in an XJS also. It replaced an E-type coupe, and he kept it for a good while but eventually had to concede it cost too much to run, and replaced it with a...
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    Re: Album rediscovery.

    I'm listening to the Rory Gallagher album now, very good.

    Without going into the more esoteric 90s stuff that would be a hard-acquired test for many, might I suggest:

    Deep Purple:
    Machine Head...
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    Re: The Overboat! Yes, please

    Great, dice swimmers into chum rather than just bludgeoning them.
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    Re: Volkswagen truck

    Good grief, I had a Mk1 Polo (would be fairly contemporary) with the 895cc petrol that made that much power, about the same MPG and could keep up with highway traffic too. There's really not much to...
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    Re: See, Bluebirds do exist.

    (Not my pictures)

    Well, there's also the blue and green Takahē, the largest living member of the rail family:
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    Re: See, Bluebirds do exist.

    The Eastern Bluebirds have remarkably similar colouration to our warou, or welcome swallow, a self introduced immigrant from Australia and incredibly hard to photograph while on the wing.

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    Re: 1 mile on the odometer

    I was watching a review of a UK motorcycle auction the other day. An immaculate VFR750 RC30 with 2 'push' miles on the clock, been in a museum, sold for 65,250 quid, but the presenter reckoned you'd...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    I spotted this very shiny 1977 Jaguar XJC 5.3 V12 on my way to a customer this morning. It was in the customer parking lot for an engine specialist. It was imported from Australia in 2009 with...
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    Alan White RIP

    Alan White, long time drummer with Yes, but also known for playing on an album called Imagine...

    The intro to On The Silent Wings of Freedom, some of my favourite work of his, and the late, great...
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    Re: Electric lawn mowers; anyone used one?

    There's a petrol mower in my basement, but that's where it has stayed for the last two years, at least.

    My garden is split on many levels, but the back lawn is 2 small sets of steps higher than...
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    Right now, 2, myself and her good self. I got symptoms last Friday, her on Saturday, and she tested positive on Sunday. I just felt drained until Wednesday when the fever hit and I finally returned...
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    by AnalogKid
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    Re: Ukraine

    Wow, desperate attempts to find some positive spin by the propagandist presenter, but he wasn't having a bar of it. I don't suppose he'll be appearing on state TV again any time soon.

    (reposted...
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    I started watching this because it was filmed about a mile and a half from where I grew up, and I wondered if I'd recognise anyone in the crowd. Not so, but the bike, I think, looks right, and it's...
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    Re: old man of the desert

    Was anyone else expecting a selfie?
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    Re: Samsung tablet, gps?

    How accurate are those reef positions in Google Maps though John?

    Back in old Blighty I worked for a remote sensing and air survey company. They are responsible for much of the 'satellite'...
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