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on Tue Dec 25 2018, 21:33
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I took my bike out and because the traffic was light, i was scutching all around the new cycle lanes at the saddle , I was reminded of being my younger years going round self built obstacle courses  out of old barrels and bails of hay and stuff, I spent an unmeasured amount of time flying round  on my bike having the time of my life, I went down to run over any crazy golfers in the way, It appears they are only 'fair weather' golfers,

thank you Wigan council for the free play area for grown up kids,

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on Thu Dec 27 2018, 23:33
Albert pokes the lion.  Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy


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on Thu Dec 27 2018, 23:48
There's a famous seaside place called Blackpool
That's noted for fresh air and fun
And Mr. and Mrs. Ramsbottom
Went there with young Albert, their son
A fine little lad were young Albert
All dressed in his best, quite a swell
He'd a stick with an 'orse's 'ead 'andle;
The finest that Woolworth's could sell
They didn't think much to the ocean
The waves they were piddlin' and small
There were no wrecks and nobody drownded
'Fact, nothin' to laugh at at all!
So, seeking for further amusement
They paid, and went into the zoo
Where they'd lions and tigers and camels
And cold ale and sandwiches, too
There were one great big lion called Wallace
Whose nose was all covered with scars;
He lay in a som-no-lent posture
With the side of 'is face on the bars
Now Albert 'ad 'eard about lions-
'Ow they was ferocious and wild;
To see lion lyin' so peaceful
Just didn't seem right to the child
So straightway the brave little feller
Not showin' a morsel of fear
Took 'is stick with the 'orse's 'ead 'andle
And stuck it in Wallace's ear
You could see that the lion din't like it
For givin' a kind of a roll
'E pulled Albert inside the cage with 'im
And swallered the little lad - 'ole!
Now Mother 'ad seen this occurrence
And not knowin' what to do next
She 'ollered "Yon lion's et Albert!"
An' Father said "Ee, I am vexed."
They complained to an animal keeper
Who said "My, wot a nasty mis'ap;
Are you sure it's your boy 'e's eaten?"
Pa said, "Am I sure? There's 'is cap!"
The manager 'ad to be sent for;
'E came and 'e said "Wot's to-do?"
Ma said "Yon lion's et Albert
And 'im in 'is Sunday clothes, too!"
Father said "Right's right, young feller-
I think it's a shame and a sin
To 'ave our son et by a lion
And after we paid to come in."
The manager wanted no trouble;
He took out his purse right away
Sayin' "'Ow much to settle the matter?"
Pa said "Wot do you usually pay?"
But Mother 'ad turned a bit awkward
When she saw where 'er Albert 'ad gone
She said "No, someone's got to be summonsed!"
So that was decided upon
And off they all went to p'lice station
In front of a Magistrate chap;
They told what 'ad 'appened to Albert
And proved it by showing 'is cap
The Magistrate gave 'is opinion
That no one was really to blame
And 'e said that 'e 'oped the Ramsbottoms
Would 'ave further sons to their name
At that Mother got proper blazin':
"And thank you, sir, kindly," said she-
"Wot, spend all our lives raisin' children
To feed ruddy lions? Not me!"
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on Fri Dec 28 2018, 09:18
YEAH....Bloody cyclists!..... had some fun today,  - Page 2 1149966045
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on Fri Dec 28 2018, 09:22
I rather suspect that these new cycle lanes will not get sufficient use to justify the time, money, and work spent on them.
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on Fri Dec 28 2018, 09:59
I agree with that Hieronymous, As a matter of fact a Lady stopped me the other week and asked " where am I supposed to walk" They've constructed a complicated,over thought ,non practical and dangerous system that's cost mega bucks to build and had a bad business affect to Wigan town centre shopping,

And yes Mester I did poke a bit at Mike ( thats what I call him because it goes well with his surname) but I don't think it clicked, Very Happy
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on Fri Dec 28 2018, 11:10
Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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on Fri Dec 28 2018, 13:03
@oaplum wrote:well here's another for you, its a ride i do most nights, its a winter ride about 3 to 4 miles to get me out of the house for a while,

 a Winter evening bike ride round Goose Green,   for some unknown reason the sound goes off  for the last 5 minutes,  scratch


Erm, "We're going to turn left............."??? scratch
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on Fri Dec 28 2018, 14:09
well spotted Hieronymous, I've always had problems knowing right from left, its all to do with being anorexic , spelling,getting numbers mixed up and directions wrong, luckily for me, most forums have a spell checks I also have a calculator but there's no help for right n left, I use the rhyme " I wright with my right and whats left is left, but there's not always time to do it, Embarassed
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on Fri Dec 28 2018, 16:08
@oaplum wrote:well spotted Hieronymous,   I've always had problems knowing right from left, its all to do with  being anorexic , spelling,getting numbers mixed up and directions wrong, luckily for me, most forums have a spell checks I also have a calculator but there's no help for right  n  left,   I use the rhyme " I wright with my right and whats left is left, but there's not always time to do it,  Embarassed


Oh dear! How many times have you turned your spanner the wrong way? I've done it as well to be fair.
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on Fri Dec 28 2018, 16:17
@Corky Ringspot wrote:There's a famous seaside place called Blackpool
That's noted for fresh air and fun
And Mr. and Mrs. Ramsbottom
Went there with young Albert, their son
A fine little lad were young Albert
All dressed in his best, quite a swell
He'd a stick with an 'orse's 'ead 'andle;
The finest that Woolworth's could sell
They didn't think much to the ocean
The waves they were piddlin' and small
There were no wrecks and nobody drownded
'Fact, nothin' to laugh at at all!
So, seeking for further amusement
They paid, and went into the zoo
Where they'd lions and tigers and camels
And cold ale and sandwiches, too
There were one great big lion called Wallace
Whose nose was all covered with scars;
He lay in a som-no-lent posture
With the side of 'is face on the bars
Now Albert 'ad 'eard about lions-
'Ow they was ferocious and wild;
To see lion lyin' so peaceful
Just didn't seem right to the child
So straightway the brave little feller
Not showin' a morsel of fear
Took 'is stick with the 'orse's 'ead 'andle
And stuck it in Wallace's ear
You could see that the lion din't like it
For givin' a kind of a roll
'E pulled Albert inside the cage with 'im
And swallered the little lad - 'ole!
Now Mother 'ad seen this occurrence
And not knowin' what to do next
She 'ollered "Yon lion's et Albert!"
An' Father said "Ee, I am vexed."
They complained to an animal keeper
Who said "My, wot a nasty mis'ap;
Are you sure it's your boy 'e's eaten?"
Pa said, "Am I sure? There's 'is cap!"
The manager 'ad to be sent for;
'E came and 'e said "Wot's to-do?"
Ma said "Yon lion's et Albert
And 'im in 'is Sunday clothes, too!"
Father said "Right's right, young feller-
I think it's a shame and a sin
To 'ave our son et by a lion
And after we paid to come in."
The manager wanted no trouble;
He took out his purse right away
Sayin' "'Ow much to settle the matter?"
Pa said "Wot do you usually pay?"
But Mother 'ad turned a bit awkward
When she saw where 'er Albert 'ad gone
She said "No, someone's got to be summonsed!"
So that was decided upon
And off they all went to p'lice station
In front of a Magistrate chap;
They told what 'ad 'appened to Albert
And proved it by showing 'is cap
The Magistrate gave 'is opinion
That no one was really to blame
And 'e said that 'e 'oped the Ramsbottoms
Would 'ave further sons to their name
At that Mother got proper blazin':
"And thank you, sir, kindly," said she-
"Wot, spend all our lives raisin' children
To feed ruddy lions? Not me!"



Corkers you must have been here :



https://en-gb.facebook.com/pages/category/Pub/The-Albert-and-The-lion-Wetherspoons-Blackpool-354182651296452/


That theer poem is onto wall in yon place
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on Fri Dec 28 2018, 16:21
I intended to go there with friends last year, Gassey, but due to bad weather on the front, it was closed. I'm buggered if I can remember where we went to instead, but it wasn't far away.
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on Fri Dec 28 2018, 16:25
You are far too late as Albert has returned
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on Fri Dec 28 2018, 16:28
Never mind that, I'm now worried about Mester Tom's bottom bracket.


They have left hand threads, don't you know. But only on one side. The other is right handed.


I think he may need guidance from Mac and Tonker with the left hand bottom issue.
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on Fri Dec 28 2018, 19:26
whilst sat sitting patiently at the Saddle lights this morning I noticed the dinky little cycle traffic lights, well cool.....
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on Fri Dec 28 2018, 19:29
Haven't driven through it since the debacle began. Any smoother now, Vixen?


I will state again that Asda should be made to pay for the bridge over the duggie so all exiting traffic has to use the lights on the B&Q road.

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on Fri Dec 28 2018, 20:13
Oh dear! How many times have you turned your spanner the wrong way? I've done it as well to be fair.


turning spanners has never troubled me, It must be a differant part of the brain with spanners and logic of RH LH threads, I've never had a problem there,
but with the three R's I have big problems, of course dyslexic was't invented when I attended skool, so I was told i was thick as mince and if i did't pull my socks up, I would become a bin man or plumber,

I won second prize,

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on Fri Dec 28 2018, 20:14
@oaplum wrote:
turning spanners has never troubled me, It must be a differant part of the brain with spanners and logic of RH LH threads, I've never had a problem there,





Bottom brackets should be a breeze. Very Happy
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on Fri Dec 28 2018, 20:39
@oaplum wrote:Oh dear! How many times have you turned your spanner the wrong way? I've done it as well to be fair.


turning spanners has never troubled me, It must be a differant part of the brain with spanners and logic of RH LH threads, I've never had a problem there,
but with the three R's I have big problems, of course dyslexic was't invented when I attended skool, so  I was told i was thick as mince and if i did't pull my socks up, I would become a bin man or plumber,

I won second prize,



Well, it's always as well to have your Rs to fall back on.
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on Fri Dec 28 2018, 20:44
@Mac wrote:Haven't driven through it since the debacle began. Any smoother now, Vixen?


I will state again that Asda should be made to pay for the bridge over the duggie so all exiting traffic has to use the lights on the B&Q road.

it's a bit better since they reset the lights, but traffic has been shite heavy for the last couple of weeks anyway
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on Sat Dec 29 2018, 06:10
Ah, cheers. Will avoid till the beta is tinkered with and the 1.0 is released.

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on Wed Jan 09 2019, 10:06
A lot of cash is being spent on getting Wigan folk to swap four wheels for two at the moment - but is it money well spent? A short usage survey of a new cycle lane installed alongside a busy road would suggest “not yet,” although there is plenty of enthusiasm from the public, while the authorities say such facilities will become busier when the weather improves, the evenings get lighter and they promote them fully.

Read more at: https://www.wigantoday.net/news/transport/are-we-on-the-right-road-to-encouraging-cyclists-in-wigan-1-9525363?fbclid=IwAR1IK1sAOq5P4OtsBieO8CW-dVNWFOnClEGRJkW9CAJuQe0jSfzXG6TwUyI


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on Wed Jan 09 2019, 21:12
more university student type planners, telling what they think we need to do, we cyclists want paths far away from busy roads, cycles and motorists are miles apart in our mind set, We want to be miles apart physically as well , Rolling Eyes
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on Fri Jan 25 2019, 09:26
@jo anne wrote:There were well used cycle paths on Oxford Rd in Manchester when I was a student there (early nineties). The cyclists would whizz by & I was a very tentative pedestrian when crossing.

BBCNWT (25th Jan):
Disability campaigners say a major cycle route network proposed for Greater Manchester could put blind people’s lives at risk. The National Federation of the Blind say it would be difficult to cross the new bike lanes safely. They filmed this on Oxford Rd in Manchester - Video

The cyclists seem to be going relatively slow there too.
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