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    making cider, cycling, fishing, rowing.

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    The Boat Clubs re visited

    I visited the Nottm Rowing Club about 7 years ago with the ambition of joining a veterans crew. They were starting beginner sessions and I was keen to get on the water. My appointment with a coach went well and I was given a session on an indoor rower. I had just won British gold in the 70+ age group so no problem with fitness. The coach said that due to my age the club captain must be consulted and that I would be contacted about the starter sessions. I heard no more. This was after a lot of 'hoohaa' about rowing being for anyone. A load of balony. One of my few regrets is that I never raced on the water.
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    Things that pee you off

    The sub titles on TV, if available, are of a dismal quality. Incorrect words are some times funny but usually quite annoying. I don't think that any of the program producers check that the sub titles are functional. Simple things like the sub titles superimposed on score lines in sport. Snooker, cycling and footy are all as bad. There are huge gaps in the commentaries that leave me guessing what went on. What really annoys me is that pre recorded shows have not been corrected for these errors. I can understand that some stuff is lost in live sport and news items but things like sport highlights, where the footage has been condensed and monitored should surely have had the sub titles sorted out?
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    My Bike rides

    Great thread this Pity I can't see compo's pics? In the 50's I rode grass track events using 'canes' and a 1" pitch block chain. 'Canes' was the term used for wooden rimmed sprint wheels which actually used maple wood rather than bamboo. The special tubular tyres were stuck on to the wooden rims using bone glue from the hot pot as in woodwork. I was just a kid with no money and the wheels, chain and chain set were given to me by Lloyd Binch the then current British sprint champion. He never became World champ, but came close. Raleigh 'lent' him his bikes. Pure amateur days back then.
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    I doubt if there will be any government benefits in future for anyone with a private pension or savings. Most of these people have worked hard for this and they are not 'privileged'. The only benefit of getting to a certain age is experience.
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    I have absolutely no need to 'act'
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    Car Number Plates

    We noticed that in the Mitchigan area there were lots of cars with no front number plates at all.
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    Vanished shops

    Mrs PP worked at Pearsons in the 60's and confirms that the offices were a bit of a warren. She found it an interesting place to work but not as good as Home Breweries. She was a S/H typist- million words a second
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    How's your day?

    Some serious gardening today following the week in Scotland. Amazed how everything has grown in the past week! My pals and I had a great time in the North Highlands. The rented house was perfect and next to a Loch full of trout. The modestly priced house included a boat and free fishing. We hired boats on other Lochs - Uragill, Cam and Veyattie and between us landed over 500 trout, mostly to the dry fly. The scenery is breathtaking up there. Apart from Monday the weather was quite good. It was impossible to launch the boats on Monday due to a gale but we manged a bit of Burn fishing. I was blown over 4 times, fortunately not blown into the Burn.
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    Wilford Road

    In the fifties when I was at the ROF some of us would do a fast walk and back to a cafe on Wilford Rd for lunch. We got fed up with the canteen and wanted a bit of fresh air as well. Glorias caff rings a bell.
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    How's your day?

    Just finished packing for a weeks fishing in the Highlands. Leave at 6 am for the 483 mile trip. Won't be posting during that time - my phone is not up to it. Taking warm clothes - it is 10 deg colder up there and out on a wet and windy Loch it feels freezing. The whiskey helps
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    Mods & Rockers

    I could smell the Castrol R when I saw that Norton Rog....
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    Foters Wiv' Motors.

    When on a bike training ride near Berlin I overtook a Trabant. I would be dead from inhaling the exhaust if I had stayed behind it.
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    Out and about with Compo

    Especially the cyclists
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    How's your day?

    Had a lovely walk/scramble on the bank of the River Dove today. Just checking out what work needs doing for the fishing club. There were swarms of Mayfly and fish rising to take them. There was an abundance of large insects flying around, Damsel Flies,Crane Flies, Butterflies and even a moth that looked like a Jersey Moth - first I've seen hereabouts. Sunny day by the river - who needs a fishing rod?
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    Out and about with Compo

    A few of us will be up your way in a few days time Compo. We turn left for Bonar Bridge though, heading for Assynt. Can't wait. Staying in a Bothy near Loch Borralan if you are out and about.