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Sorry darlings, half the guys over on maxi muppets have their name down for it.
I think both mine and Doug's offers were made assuming that you'd gone through the list of "I would if..." excuses first. Laughing emoticon
You know, I was just about to say the same thing... most of the Muppets are all talk and no action.
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DougL wrote:
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Sorry darlings, half the guys over on maxi muppets have their name down for it.
I think both mine and Doug's offers were made assuming that you'd gone through the list of "I would if..." excuses first. Laughing emoticon
You know, I was just about to say the same thing... most of the Muppets are all talk and no action.
I dont remember saying "I'm thinking of selling it" Razz emoticon Razz emoticon 8) the muppets were just like you, saying "if you ever want to sell that, let me know"
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Keen Cyclists

I'm planning on doing the C2C (coast to coast) cycle ride later on in the year. Does anyone have any useful advice? The following areas: accommodation and the logistics of getting the car to the end point are the bits giving most problems at the moment!

Training in the wind over the weekend was fun. I thought bikes should roll down hill without having to pedal! Wha? emoticon
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adding up
went to the gym on the sh300 today,,,,another 3 miles on the clock ROFL emoticon ROFL emoticon ROFL emoticon Now totals 1253 mile and there's me thinking it had done well over 1300
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If your new neighbour has a 2 year old child who doesn't just cry but scream for hours at a time at such a volume you can hear it draw breath in between bouts and you're searching for the ideal noise to drown it out stop fretting because I've found it -The Chemical Brothers - Block Rockin' Beats.

Played at an annoying volumes it drowns out the sound of little children giving themselves a hernia incredibly well indeed.
It's as if it was born to do it plus of course it gives you an excuse to dance.

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If your new neighbour has a 2 year old child who doesn't just cry but scream for hours at a time at such a volume you can hear it draw breath in between bouts and you're searching for the ideal noise to drown it out stop fretting because I've found it -The Chemical Brothers - Block Rockin' Beats.

Played at an annoying volumes it drowns out the sound of little children giving themselves a hernia incredibly well indeed.
It's as if it was born to do it plus of course it gives you an excuse to dance.

Bill xxx
Good choice
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Laurie Anderson's O Superman doesn't work quite as well however Blur's Song 2 is a very close second.

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With Prodigy's Firestarter as a back-up...
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You can get Block Rockin Beats and Firestarter on the Digital Empire CD.

Edit: it's called Digital Empire Electronica's Best
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Parent. Jesus I want them both gone or kidnapped.

Bollocks, I'm going to kick her headlights in.

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I see a new member has joined the London Advanced Motorcyclists Forum. Welcome ashbrook, registration approved
Thanks hun! What happens next?
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Go and introduce yourself? (I set the forum up but rarely post on it, TBH!)
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I see a new member has joined the London Advanced Motorcyclists Forum. Welcome ashbrook, registration approved
Thanks hun! What happens next?
Well done that man

Show us those advanced skills next time we're out....
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Who wants to see my former flatmate's ferret sticking its face down my bike boot? Of course you do!
This is Jack.
This is Jack.
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I don't know Jack. But he looks very fluffy.
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very nice ferret I like his little feet.
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I like jack

Hi genie!

It's a week of coincidences
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Jack is a great name for a ferret. The only funnier one I could think of would be Greg.
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Welcome back Genie
cheers i had a great time skiing but for two things...

on about day two, i contracted a horrible cold/flu from which i'm still recovering. stubborn ass that i am, I took massive quantities of weird austrian cold/flu medication and carried right on skiing. result: i arrived home a total wreck, having lost about half a stone and intractable cold still in place. i've had to buy cough syrup with morphine in it

too many people and too many children. when we started going on the ski trip together, we rented a chalet for about 20 people. gradually we've kept on renting larger and larger chalets until this year, we wound up with 40 people (friends of friends of friends, etc.), including a dozen children under 10. it was chaos we realised that maximum economy of scale had been reached ... so next year's limit has been set at 20 adults.
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I hope you didn't breath on Bill when he collected you. You know how susceptible he is to foreign infection. Razz emoticon

Hope you feel better soon.
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Jack is a great name for a ferret. The only funnier one I could think of would be Greg.
One of these days I'm going to have brother and sister ferrets and call them Dweezil and Moon Unit. Then the boy will be Dweezil the Weasel. Hopefully he won't rip my flesh
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Jack is a great name for a ferret. The only funnier one I could think of would be Greg.
One of these days I'm going to have brother and sister ferrets and call them Dweezil and Moon Unit. Then the boy will be Dweezil the Weasel. Hopefully he won't rip my flesh
RZZZZZ!
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it appears that the passive-aggressive git who had been leaving their cigarette butts on my floorboards some months back is back at it again they're not actually putting out the cigarettes on the scooter, or interfering with it in any way that I can see ... just leaving the butts on the floorboards. weird.
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Captured it for you evil fleece.
Mr Stickyfrog, you're a goodun

Cheers mate
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Re: saddo
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it appears that the passive-aggressive git who had been leaving their cigarette butts on my floorboards some months back is back at it again they're not actually putting out the cigarettes on the scooter, or interfering with it in any way that I can see ... just leaving the butts on the floorboards. weird.
I can help you if you want Genie.... I can be really persuasive sometimes
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a life-sized cardboard cutout of your good self, installed next to the scooter, would be a better deterrent than any alarm system i can think of
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Re: saddo
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it appears that the passive-aggressive git who had been leaving their cigarette butts on my floorboards some months back is back at it again they're not actually putting out the cigarettes on the scooter, or interfering with it in any way that I can see ... just leaving the butts on the floorboards. weird.
Is your street cam setup not catching them in the act then Genie?

It is a beautiful sunny day here. Great riding weather. Again. I am off work this week, but my Uni deadline and a lack of planning on my part means 16 hour days with the books and keyboard until Monday. Humph Who's great idea was it to do this again? Oh yeh, mine Facepalm emoticon

I can have a minute in the warmth of the sun through the window though, and the postman has just bought me a litre of engine oil for the GTS (so my service parts are complete) and a rare soul record from the US...
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The same thing was happening to me not long ago (at work), when I found out who it was (I caught him in the act) I told him that if it ever happened again that I would use a shocking amount of physical violence......

It worked.... No more cigarette butts on my scoot
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stickyfrog wrote:
Captured it for you evil fleece.
Mr Stickyfrog, you're a goodun

Cheers mate
Maybe a blast of Iron Maiden 'the number of the beast' to celebrate?
Ol' Vincent Price on the intro...
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i don't leave the camera on all the time, its mere presence has thus far been enough of a deterrent - but i think i'll start switching it on again.

i can't imagine what - pathetic jealousy? borderline personality disorder? - would motivate somebody to go to the trouble of coming into the front garden just for the purpose of leaving their fag butt on my scooter. they also appear to smoke a variety of different kinds of cigarette - i've found roll-ups, marlborough lights, and a brown cigarillo-type thing.
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I would think of it a little differently. If you are finding lots of different fag ends then it suggests that there is more than one person, and if it is next to your house, more than one visitor to your block of flats.

If your neighbours don't allow visitors to smoke in their flat, I would imagine it is more than of one of their (inconsiderate) guests. Your scooter is nice, but if no one else is fiddling with it, then I doubt that you have someone coming to stare at it.
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they also appear to smoke a variety of different kinds of cigarette - i've found roll-ups, marlborough lights, and a brown cigarillo-type thing.
Ah, multiple perps. Some kind of teen dare or local hobby for delinquents...?

'go on, put it there...*snigger*... she'll be freaked out...yeah, go on...nah..she might see me..you're chicken...oh alright then...'
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