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by Spyglass
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: French Poster edits title after UCI proven to be utter tools
Replies: 1034
Views: 57569

Re: Kenyan cyclist in trouble?

Womack wrote:Mods, can we please change the thread title to "British cyclist cleared"?

Many thanks
Excellent :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Spyglass
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proud to be English?
Replies: 94
Views: 3549

Re: Proud to be English?

How does this square with emigrating and taking British citizenship? I'm honestly curious. I've lived in the US for 19 years and have recently taken citizenship, I feel very little pride and still strongly associate with being English. However, I am grateful for the opportunities I have been given ...
by Spyglass
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proud to be English?
Replies: 94
Views: 3549

Re: Proud to be English?

I know a guy born and raised in Oz to English parents who identifies as English. You cannot get a more English bloke this guy. Loves everything Engish from food to sports to alcohol to cars even his wife is English. He's not Christian but would praise the Church of England etc. Yep he's around 50yr...
by Spyglass
Thu May 10, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58352
Views: 7355038

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW conte

A big spanner. The spanner would be bigger than that bloke I'm not sure when the torque multiplier was invented but maybe a torque multiplier? Some of the nuts look very close together though that you might not get a socket on. Again I don't know if sockets were a thing whenever that photo was take...
by Spyglass
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: range rover evoque
Replies: 963
Views: 49963

Re: range rover evoque

Waste of time lads. You either believe or disbelieve me. I'm not laying my whole life on here. It has been fantastic. The car is destined to go to a stepson who will love it to bits. I need to teach him how to avoid hitting the throttle at the wrong time. I had a real ooh nasty from Rugby to Crick ...
by Spyglass
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: range rover evoque
Replies: 963
Views: 49963

Re: range rover evoque

[quote="globus"]Waste of time lads. You either believe or disbelieve me. I'm not laying my whole life on here. It has been fantastic. The car is destined to go to a stepson who will love it to bits. I need to teach him how to avoid hitting the throttle at the wrong time. I had a real ooh nasty from ...
by Spyglass
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270609

Re: The official cycling thread

So doable from the Ranger station, assume there’s water at the summit?
by Spyglass
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270609

Re: The official cycling thread

Outstanding effort DOB, the air gets pretty thin at 10,000ft!

If you didn't have your wife running SAG for you, are there places to stop for water on the way up?
by Spyglass
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Car Issue
Replies: 86
Views: 4552

Re: Car Issue

If it was the correct timing belt and it was correctly installed and the belt tension was correctly set, then a new belt should not put additional strain on the engine. Find out what happened to the belt - did it snap/de-laminate, jump a tooth, tooth failed/broke off, etc. Without understanding the ...
by Spyglass
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gen X Tribute Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 3185

Re: Gen X Tribute Thread

Agreed MM. When you can get a mortgage at 3% and tax relief on the interest, there are better ways to put your equity to work.[/quote]Hope the work on the home is coming along well :thumbup:[/quote] Thanks MM. Progress is a little slow but I'm lucky to have got the contractor back that did the remod...
by Spyglass
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gen X Tribute Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 3185

Re: Gen X Tribute Thread

Mortgage paid off by the time I reach 50 8-) nice amount of savings built up for my little one Uni fund. Gold plated pension mostly final salary related. In your face millennials This whole mortgage paid off thing - kind of depends on what house you end up in doesn’t it And the relevant tax system ...
by Spyglass
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Harvey - As In Hurricane
Replies: 114
Views: 12094

Re: Harvey - As In Hurricane

Moved in to our rental house last night, no furniture but it feels like we're on the road to normality. I borrowed a canoe this morning and my eldest son and I went to the house, still 3ft of water inside, it's bizarre when you tie your canoe up to the stair rail. Managed to get some clothes and ot...
by Spyglass
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Harvey - As In Hurricane
Replies: 114
Views: 12094

Re: Harvey - As In Hurricane

Moved in to our rental house last night, no furniture but it feels like we're on the road to normality. I borrowed a canoe this morning and my eldest son and I went to the house, still 3ft of water inside, it's bizarre when you tie your canoe up to the stair rail. Managed to get some clothes and ot...
by Spyglass
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Harvey - As In Hurricane
Replies: 114
Views: 12094

Re: Harvey - As In Hurricane

Moved in to our rental house last night, no furniture but it feels like we're on the road to normality. I borrowed a canoe this morning and my eldest son and I went to the house, still 3ft of water inside, it's bizarre when you tie your canoe up to the stair rail. Managed to get some clothes and oth...
by Spyglass
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Harvey - As In Hurricane
Replies: 114
Views: 12094

Re: Harvey - As In Hurricane

Seneca of the Night wrote:Just looking at some of the coverage here, it appears a lot has been learnt from the Katrina fiasco. This looks like a much better coordinated response.

Thoughts Americans?
I'm not American but agree from the TV coverage that this appears to be a better coordinated response than Katrina
by Spyglass
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Harvey - As In Hurricane
Replies: 114
Views: 12094

Re: Harvey - As In Hurricane

Good to hear you are OK Spy. When we knew the rains were coming, I could only think of you in Houston, and that Bulldog used to live there. Thanks Fangle, all ok here, kids are staying with their friends and we are staying with our "dog friendly" friends. Currently trying to find a rental house for...
by Spyglass
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Harvey - As In Hurricane
Replies: 114
Views: 12094

Re: Harvey - As In Hurricane

Now this is beyond bizarre, it's stopped raining and the sun has come out, so we're sitting by the pool surrounded by flood water drinking beer/wine. Looks like boat evacuation number two tomorrow, ridiculous!
by Spyglass
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Harvey - As In Hurricane
Replies: 114
Views: 12094

Re: Harvey - As In Hurricane

Looks like the the reservoir levels are stabilizing, hopefully they have balanced the flows to keep everyone safe. Fingers crossed for you guys. Let's hope tomorrow brings a better day.
by Spyglass
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Harvey - As In Hurricane
Replies: 114
Views: 12094

Re: Harvey - As In Hurricane

Based on the current rate of rise of water level in the Barker Reservoir the water should be coming in the house mid/late morning tomorrow :x Just moved valuables upstairs, I guess we'll see what tomorrow brings Sorry to hear that. Please let me know if you need somewhere to stay and I'll come up w...
by Spyglass
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Harvey - As In Hurricane
Replies: 114
Views: 12094

Re: Harvey - As In Hurricane

Based on the current rate of rise of water level in the Barker Reservoir the water should be coming in the house mid/late morning tomorrow :x

Just moved valuables upstairs, I guess we'll see what tomorrow brings
by Spyglass
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Harvey - As In Hurricane
Replies: 114
Views: 12094

Re: Harvey - As In Hurricane

The kids are delighted, schools were closed Friday and now Monday. Their only concern is losing power to interrupt the Call of Duty marathon 🙄 You didn't fork out the $800 at Lowes or Home Depot for a generator? No, since we weren't being exposed to high wind speeds I wasn't overly concerned about ...
by Spyglass
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Harvey - As In Hurricane
Replies: 114
Views: 12094

Re: Harvey - As In Hurricane

The kids are delighted, schools were closed Friday and now Monday. Their only concern is losing power to interrupt the Call of Duty marathon 🙄
by Spyglass
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Merc C class Petrols - any good?
Replies: 73
Views: 5974

Re: Merc C class Petrols - any good?

Mercedes have never made a good manual gearbox. They barely even try. They do a decent one for those who drive F1 cars. I've only driven a car with a ridiculous gearbox like that. At a rally school. It's just bang, bang, bang. I had a handle, these days they just hit a button. They can fiddle about...
by Spyglass
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cost of getting oil leak fixed on car
Replies: 31
Views: 1714

Re: Cost of getting oil leak fixed on car

If you stop putting oil in, eventually it will stop leaking out. Problem solved.








and then you get to buy a new engine/car
by Spyglass
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Merc C class Petrols - any good?
Replies: 73
Views: 5974

Re: Merc C class Petrols - any good?

chaps, anyone here drive a C200 approx. Merc C class petrol, new shape ? any good ? have been a passenger in one and thought it lovely, not driven it though. reason for asking, is that through my firm there is a deal to get a new C200 auto, with Sport pack with 17 in wheels, the bigger Command nav ...
by Spyglass
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL - Le Tour 2017.
Replies: 2016
Views: 95394

Re: OFFICIAL - Le Tour 2017.

Agreed, I go to Colorado every year for a week's riding and you can average 40mph on some of the 7+ mile descents, with peaks of 50mph. Provided your bike is stable and you don't think too much about losing a tire :uhoh: , it can be fun. My Specialized Tarmac is rock solid on fast descents but mu C...
by Spyglass
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL - Le Tour 2017.
Replies: 2016
Views: 95394

Re: OFFICIAL - Le Tour 2017.

x( The descending freaks me out. Never been a fan. I love it... it looks hell scary watching but when you're riding the adrenaline sings it's siren song and the Vikings scream in your ears. I can't descend for shit but I've always been fairly risk adverse which doesnt help Same. I don't trust my re...
by Spyglass
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: United Airlines
Replies: 18
Views: 1275

Re: United Airlines

I fly them all the time, both domestically and internationally, they're no better or worse than any other US carrier.
by Spyglass
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Ireland v England Match Thread - Sat 17.00
Replies: 1272
Views: 54716

Re: Official Ireland v England Match Thread - Sat 17.00

That's an England vs. Ireland ball
by Spyglass
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Highway speed limit in your country.
Replies: 112
Views: 4508

Re: Highway speed limit in your country.

In most states it's 75mph, Utah it's 80mph and parts of West Texas 85mph, which is very useful on my annual drive from Houston to Colorado
by Spyglass
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RBS 6 Nations: Ireland v France Official Match Thread
Replies: 958
Views: 38527

Re: RBS 6 Nations: Ireland v France Official Match Thread

I'm in Dublin for business Wednesday and Thursday, I've never been to the Aviva so I checked out ticket prices online to see if it was worth staying over to watch the game. Unfortunately at 490+ euros I think I'll go home Friday and watch it on TV. It's disgusting the cost of tickets here for the 6...
by Spyglass
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RBS 6 Nations: Ireland v France Official Match Thread
Replies: 958
Views: 38527

Re: RBS 6 Nations: Ireland v France Official Match Thread

I'm in Dublin for business Wednesday and Thursday, I've never been to the Aviva so I checked out ticket prices online to see if it was worth staying over to watch the game. Unfortunately at 490+ euros I think I'll go home Friday and watch it on TV. It's disgusting the cost of tickets here for the 6...
by Spyglass
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RBS 6 Nations: Ireland v France Official Match Thread
Replies: 958
Views: 38527

Re: RBS 6 Nations: Ireland v France Official Match Thread

I'm in Dublin for business Wednesday and Thursday, I've never been to the Aviva so I checked out ticket prices online to see if it was worth staying over to watch the game. Unfortunately at 490+ euros I think I'll go home Friday and watch it on TV.
by Spyglass
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Favourite classic car
Replies: 238
Views: 17348

Re: Favourite classic car

So many but I always had a little something extra for that one: http://o.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/GLOB/crop/598x336+226+194/resize/800x450!/format/jpg/quality/85/http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/9d613b43e12ffcfbc596547510e85a45/201317860/50thCobra427-9.jpg It might be considered heresy to ...
by Spyglass
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What car do you drive?
Replies: 283
Views: 16726

Re: What car do you drive?

The warranty recently expired on my 2013 Audi A6 3.0T so I had the APR Stage 2 kit fitted. It gives a remarkable performance improvement that's very accessible in normal day to day driving.
by Spyglass
Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Shooting in Houston
Replies: 47
Views: 2802

Re: Shooting in Houston

Disgruntled lawyer apparently....that covers most lawyers I know :D
by Spyglass
Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Braai Designs
Replies: 330
Views: 14619

Re: Braai Designs

Just get a Big Green Egg or Primo and be done with it
by Spyglass
Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Le Tour 2016
Replies: 2042
Views: 42881

Re: Le Tour 2016

banning powermeters would have no effect at all. any rider worth his salt will have a very keen understanding of his threshold. I train with a pm. In a road race you don't even look at the data. When the hammer drops you can't worry if you are in the wrong zone you just have to hang on. Exactly, th...
by Spyglass
Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Le Tour 2016
Replies: 2042
Views: 42881

Re: Le Tour 2016

Orica filed a protest re Adam Yates and apparently the race jury has given him the 7 seconds lead he had over the peloton when he crashed due to the flame rouge landing on him, so he now has the white jersey :thumbup: That's very good news though I fear he's going to really suffer the after effects...
by Spyglass
Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Le Tour 2016
Replies: 2042
Views: 42881

Re: Le Tour 2016

Orica filed a protest re Adam Yates and apparently the race jury has given him the 7 seconds lead he had over the peloton when he crashed due to the flame rouge landing on him, so he now has the white jersey :thumbup: