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by Spyglass
Thu May 16, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58550
Views: 7298048

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW conte

guy smiley wrote:
Shrekles wrote:Is that the hull of a tank being cast?

Yup
/pedantic mode

It's actually being quenched, probably in oil, after being stress relieved in (a very large) oven
by Spyglass
Tue May 14, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What Are You An Expert On?
Replies: 168
Views: 5371

Re: What Are You An Expert On?

In my experience the true experts are very humble about their knowledge as they realise how much they don't know... Fair point. All you can do in a life is to learn and maybe add something to the myriad of possibilities. Silly thing. My mum could type pretty well at a speed you could write. I canno...
by Spyglass
Mon May 13, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 223744

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Johan Bruyneel is a guest on The Move podcast for the duration of the Giro, usually not a big fan of this pod, but Bruyneel offers some interesting tactical insight after each stage.
by Spyglass
Sat May 11, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 223744

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Disappointed with Yates comments yesterday, they don’t seem to fit his personality, or my perception of it.
by Spyglass
Fri May 10, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Braai Thread
Replies: 7407
Views: 405458

Re: Official Braai Thread

Going to an Argentine steakhouse later where they do everything on a wood-fired parrilla. :thumbup: Enjoy! which one if possible to know?. I had a great experience and fantastic food at La Brigada steakhouse in the San Telmo district. We had multiple cuts of steak served family style and their part...
by Spyglass
Thu May 09, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 223744

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

I'm going with Roglic, Dumoulin and Yates in that order. I'm pulling for Yates, he will be fine in the mountains but I feel the three TT's will be his problem. He's really improved his TTing this year and they're all hilly, which will help, but Roglic and Dumoulin are both great climbers and TT'ers....
by Spyglass
Mon May 06, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New BBQ advice
Replies: 23
Views: 1265

Re: New BBQ advice

sewa wrote:We already have the official braai thread, no need for another one surely
That thread only covers primitive outdoor cooking methods
by Spyglass
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Braai Thread
Replies: 7407
Views: 405458

Re: Official Braai Thread

I typically buy wood various to supplement the charcoal in my smoker/grill, this guide has worked well for me: Oak - Oak is the quintessential go-to for smoking meat. It is a great place to start if you are a newbie to smoking. It will lend a medium to a strong flavor that is seldom overpowering. Be...
by Spyglass
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.
Replies: 6363
Views: 520759

Re: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.

Recently finished outdoor kitchen and dining area additions. The Primo ceramic grill/smoker is an amazing piece of kit, very flexible for either low and slow or searing steaks. Good to see you have sorted things out :thumbup: Thanks MM. Next phase is replacing the original windows with dual pane (d...
by Spyglass
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Driving lessons
Replies: 79
Views: 5229

Re: Driving lessons

For the dick wavers they've made the test harder several times in the last 10 or so years. I did the theory test when I graduated, didn't even have to revise, so easy. I think the failure rate for that is 50% now. The test is also about 50mins long. For people my age, the theory test consisted of a...
by Spyglass
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.
Replies: 6363
Views: 520759

Re: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.

Recently finished outdoor kitchen and dining area additions. The Primo ceramic grill/smoker is an amazing piece of kit, very flexible for either low and slow or searing steaks. Good to see you have sorted things out :thumbup: Thanks MM. Next phase is replacing the original windows with dual pane (d...
by Spyglass
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Offical Flooring thread | wood laminate tiles carpet etc
Replies: 75
Views: 2985

Re: The Offical Flooring thread | wood laminate tiles carpet

happyhooker wrote:
Petros wrote:Proper blockwood, had no problems after a water leak brought the living room ceiling down. We were told laminate would have been a write off
Laminates are shit and should only be used in a rental flat
Totally agree, go with a good quality engineered wood
by Spyglass
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.
Replies: 6363
Views: 520759

Re: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.

Nah. Touch of the Hutcheance about that pool boy. The pool boy would be me, unfortunately I seem to only get limited perks of the job from the wife :lol: The pool robot cleaner probably hung itself on its own hose after seeing the contents of the backed-up sewer in the pool. It was grim x( I have a...
by Spyglass
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.
Replies: 6363
Views: 520759

Re: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.

redderneck wrote:Nah. Touch of the Hutcheance about that pool boy.
The pool boy would be me, unfortunately I seem to only get limited perks of the job from the wife :lol: The pool robot cleaner probably hung itself on its own hose after seeing the contents of the backed-up sewer in the pool. It was grim x(
by Spyglass
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 223744

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Tour of Flanders coming soon. Young MVDP is impressive. :shock: Really impressive win for him yesterday, I can see him picking another one up this classics season. Also a nice win for Kristoff last weekend, nice couple of wins for him between the end of last season and now. Agree on MVDP and to thi...
by Spyglass
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.
Replies: 6363
Views: 520759

Re: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.

Yep, we definitely have mosquitoes. I have a fixed system that automatically sprays pyrethrin from the eves of house and other outdoor areas, it operates at dawn and dusk, in addition I'll fog on a Friday night if it gets really bad after a lot of rain. This combination keeps them at bay. Interesti...
by Spyglass
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Least Favorite Politicians.
Replies: 75
Views: 3677

Re: Your Least Favorite Politicians.

LandOTurk wrote:In order:

All of the US Republicans
The majority of US Democrats
Most of the UK Conservatives
A minority of UK Labour
This, with a special mention for Trump who has managed to take it to a new level
by Spyglass
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.
Replies: 6363
Views: 520759

Re: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.

You've a smashing house :thumbup: Was just thinking the same - I hope its near a crap seaside resort..... Thanks, but don't get too carried away, it's Houston and it flooded in hurricane Harvey..... Nice place. No screen, you don't have mosquitoes? Yep, we definitely have mosquitoes. I have a fixed...
by Spyglass
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.
Replies: 6363
Views: 520759

Re: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.

You've a smashing house :thumbup: Was just thinking the same - I hope its near a crap seaside resort..... Thanks, but don't get too carried away, it's Houston and it flooded in hurricane Harvey..... Ah, that's how you got the swimming pool. Bonus The pool cleaner was struggling to keep up :D https:...
by Spyglass
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.
Replies: 6363
Views: 520759

Re: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.

KnuckleDragger wrote:
feckwanker wrote:You've a smashing house :thumbup:
Was just thinking the same - I hope its near a crap seaside resort.....
Thanks, but don't get too carried away, it's Houston and it flooded in hurricane Harvey.....
by Spyglass
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Braai Thread
Replies: 7407
Views: 405458

Re: Official Braai Thread

Got a Primo recently, it's an oval ceramic grill/smoker. The oval shape makes it more flexible than a Big Green Egg, allowing you to better partition the cooking areas. Very pleased with it, so far I've cooked: steaks (outstanding), leg of lamb (tender), whole turkey (remarkably moist), pork spare r...
by Spyglass
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.
Replies: 6363
Views: 520759

Re: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.

Recently finished outdoor kitchen and dining area additions. The Primo ceramic grill/smoker is an amazing piece of kit, very flexible for either low and slow or searing steaks.

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by Spyglass
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 223744

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

The Guardian is reporting that Jim Ratcliffe of Ineos is taking over sponsorship of Sky and increasing their annual budget to GBP40M
by Spyglass
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Great GIFS Thread (Not all NSFW have been spoilered...)
Replies: 23357
Views: 3096965

Re: Great GIFS Thread (Not all NSFW have been spoilered...)

:uhoh: https://gfycat.com/thoroughcrispgrebe Amazing, but thought it looked a bit too 'cinematic' ... original instagram upload even says it's a 3d project. But snopes shows a real one: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/wind-turbine-explosion/ Yeah, thought it was too good to be true - the turbines...
by Spyglass
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Great GIFS Thread (Not all NSFW have been spoilered...)
Replies: 23357
Views: 3096965

Re: Great GIFS Thread (Not all NSFW have been spoilered...)

:uhoh: https://gfycat.com/thoroughcrispgrebe Amazing, but thought it looked a bit too 'cinematic' ... original instagram upload even says it's a 3d project. But snopes shows a real one: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/wind-turbine-explosion/ Yeah, thought it was too good to be true - the turbines...
by Spyglass
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales Vs England - OFFICIAL 6N Match Thread 23/02 Ko:16:45
Replies: 1528
Views: 43857

Re: Wales Vs England - OFFICIAL 6N Match Thread 23/02 Ko:16:

This is shaping up for a classic Celtic ambush. We have: - John Terry marauding around the grounds at Pennyhill (what the actual dickens was Eddie thinking?) - The Welsh crying buckets of patriotic tears in the England dressing room a full five days before the game. - England flying high and destin...
by Spyglass
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 266555

Re: The official cycling thread

At Xmas, had a pretty significant crash on the MTB (20kph, over the bars from elevation, landed on my back), either bruised, cracked or lightly broken ribs. Back on the bike again last WE, phew! Am currently having the brakes changed around on the new MTB, back to British style (rear = left), as I ...
by Spyglass
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your 10 car garage, no limit. .
Replies: 109
Views: 5829

Re: Your 10 car garage, no limit. .

Singer 911 - subtle mods to a classic '66 Pontiac GTO restromod - classic muscle car made somewhat drive-able E30 M3 - handling and rawness Bentley Continental GT - a blunt weapon, combines speed with refinement '61 Lincoln Continental - suicide doors and convertible for Sunday cruising Caterham 7 -...
by Spyglass
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dry January
Replies: 169
Views: 12283

Re: Dry January

Bowens wrote:Wanted to wait until the end of the month to say anything, but I made it. Lost 15 lbs with no exercise. :blush:
I've lost 6 lbs so far, I've kept my exercise the same at 9-10 hours/week but cutting out the alcohol has stopped the craving for all of the junk and general bad food habits.
by Spyglass
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dry January
Replies: 169
Views: 12283

Re: Dry January

CanNZ2000 wrote:Last day of the month and still haven't had a drink since January 1st, think I will go for a dry February as well.
Yep me too, I'm going to try to go to mid-March, which is my birthday and I also have a trip planned to ride up Mt Lemmon in AZ in March, so it helps with the weight loss.....
by Spyglass
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Great GIFS Thread (Not all NSFW have been spoilered...)
Replies: 23357
Views: 3096965

Re: Great GIFS Thread (Not all NSFW have been spoilered...)

Lacrobat wrote:Good dog:

https://i.imgur.com/qZbg5R0.gifv
Immediately after being saved the black dog doesn't want to let go of the stick and then seems to remember - hey that other dog saved me, perhaps should let him have the stick :lol:
by Spyglass
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dry January
Replies: 169
Views: 12283

Re: Dry January

Went to watch football on Sunday with my FiL, brother-in-law, Sister-in-law's boyfriend and FiL's mate (Millwall in the FA cup, they are Millwall fans). Met at Brick Brewery taproom in Peckham for drinks before and after - nice place, if (obviously) quite hipster. It was fine, just said I was off t...
by Spyglass
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Classic/beautiful Motorbikes: official thread.
Replies: 107
Views: 8760

Re: Classic/beautiful Motorbikes: official thread.

Recently got my licence, at 38. Never too late I suppose... My first bike, CBR 600F. This is not mine, but it looks exactly the same :D http://images.australialisted.com/nlarge/honda_cbr600f_nbsp_1999_19426121.jpg Excellent choice, I had a lot of bikes in my yoof (well up to around 37) and the CBR6...
by Spyglass
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 266555

Re: The official cycling thread

Can anyone recommend a bike mount for a mobile phone? I've got a Mate 20 Pro which has a 6.4 inch screen and I doubt they'd make a bike mount specific to that model so a universal model would be the most likely. Keep it in your pocket and buy a dedicated cycling computer, there are currently great ...
by Spyglass
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Uk: Best 7 seater cars thread
Replies: 78
Views: 3463

Re: Uk: Best 7 seater cars thread

The wife has a Toyota Highlander, it shares a platform and may components with the Lexus RX350. It's a great family vehicle but doesn't exactly get the pulse racing....
by Spyglass
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 266555

Re: The official cycling thread

Whatever other ups and downs there are to cycle commuting, it's definitely the quickest mode of transport during rush hour within the Dublin city limits, unless you live and work right next to the LUAS. Agree on the Dublin traffic, I visit Dun Laoghaire a couple of times a year and if you time your...
by Spyglass
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 266555

Re: The official cycling thread

Came a cropper this morning again. Waiting for a red light to turn green and a delivery van cut the corner and hit me square on. I was completely stationary. Absolutely terrifying but no damage to the bike, but some bruises. He said it was my fault, suppose I was quite far forward but I don't think...
by Spyglass
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 266555

Re: The official cycling thread

Came a cropper this morning again. Waiting for a red light to turn green and a delivery van cut the corner and hit me square on. I was completely stationary. Absolutely terrifying but no damage to the bike, but some bruises. He said it was my fault, suppose I was quite far forward but I don't think...
by Spyglass
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Guildford
Replies: 158
Views: 8560

Re: Guildford

happyhooker wrote:
Spyglass wrote:I visited Guildford last month and went to the March Hare, it scored a zero on the perving scale, but the food and beer (if you like real ale) were excellent.
😂😂😂
I guess I could be being wooshed here....but what's wrong with real ale?
by Spyglass
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Guildford
Replies: 158
Views: 8560

Re: Guildford

I visited Guildford last month and went to the March Hare, it scored a zero on the perving scale, but the food and beer (if you like real ale) were excellent.