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10 hours ago, oldphil said:

The cycle way has been opened up all the way to Sandilands. Lovely run, only real hazards are all the new cyclists on the hire bikes. 

Well we set of for Mablethorpe, but afraid we didn't get far. We stopped at the new Observatory at Chapel and the sign told us to stay on the beach for 900 mtres , but it was impossible to push our cycles through the sand. We decided to get off and onto the roads, trying again further down the road at Chapel Six Marshes. Still no clear path, just more sand, so we decided to about turn, as the road was too dangerous for us to continue. A couple of close encounters put us off. We had a lovely day though riding around the lanes of Skegness. Tea and toasted Teacake outside a cafe at the back of Chapel. After a nice rest at the caravan, we went out on the bikes again at about 5pm, along the front for a couple of miles and then back to the 'Linga Longer' for guess what? Minnie Fish and Chips, sitting outside in the sunshine. Back in the caravan now, Nightie on, feet on the pouffe. Chocolate time.........and relax.:)

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Where's  your photos Carni? What type of bikes do you have?  I hope the stabilisers are doing their job. Cheers.x

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My cycle is a Raleigh Transcend. I love it.  It is rather knocked about now and they don't make them anymore so I can't have a new one.:( I asked Chris what his bike was, he said a green one? No, he is being cheeky. I will swat him if he doesn't behave. His bike is a Claud Butler.

I will take some piccies tomorrow. Hope I don't forget! :rolleyes: I'm a big gel now Beekay, I can balance without my stabilisers.

 

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Last time i had fish n chips from the Linga Longa was about 1977. Theyy tasted like they'd  been cooked in lifebouy toilet soap. Never went back. Don't  get saddle sore !;)

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It,s OK now Beekay..................They have changed the 'Chip fat' since then................I think!

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I'll second that DB, that's  what I  used to deliver to the chippie on Ainsley estate, when I  were a nipper.

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We went to Milton Keynes today to see our 6 year old granddaughter, oh and our son and his wife too.  We’ve had no chance of seeing the little one for a few weeks as she’s been staying in Czech Republic with her other granny but while over there she was bitten by a German Shepherd dog belonging to a friend of the family.  She had terrible lacerations on her head, thankfully not on her face but in her hair.  She was an ambulance case and spent 5 days in hospital with her head heavily bandaged and on IV antibiotics.  Czech Granny stayed with her 24/7 for the whole hospital stay.  Anyway this all happened right at the end of the school holidays and just a few days before my birthday so by the time she flew home we were in Venice.  That dear little girl was so brave throughout and she now needs educating that she needs to be wary of dogs, even their own.  Today we walked to their local park and coming the other way along the footpath was a chap with 2 German Shepherds off the lead, our little un showed no fear.  It’s a worry. 

Whilst at the park she got me sitting on a thing like a rodeo horse that spins round. She swung it round and I fell off, landed on my back and hurt my wrist!  I daren’t look at it for ages as it hurt that much I thought it was broken. Thankfully all I have is a nasty bruise and I can still move wrist and fingers.  I’ll be there again in a few weeks and will have another go, I refuse to grow old! 

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Glad she was no worse, Lizzie.  I've never trusted Alsation / Shepherds sine one got me when I was about two.  I ended up with two or three stitches in the lip.  Still Got a scar there.  I was lucky he didn't grab me by the throat.

Glad you survived your rodeo ride.  Hope things heal quickly for you.

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I've been attacked and bitten twice by Alsations, one of them really, really, regretted it...

 

Glad the little one wasn't traumatised too much... can we see the bruises Lizzie?   smile2

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Thankfully never been bitten by a dog but used to be terrified of them. Absolutely love them now! Glad your granddaughter is okay Lizzie and hope your wrist clears up soon!

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Never trust any dog, I've been bitten by German Shephards, a Doberman and a Jack Russell. Learn about dogs behaviour and how their mind works.

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I was bitten by my mother's miniature poodle. I had to drive myself to casualty to have stitches put in. I much prefer cats. I've never been attacked by a cat!

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So sorry about your little granddaughter, Lizzie.   It's a fine line teaching children to understand that dogs can bite, while not wanting them to panic whenever they see one.   I suppose they have to be taught to respect them (and cats!) and not think of them as cuddly toys.   Anyway, I'm pleased that she doesn't seem too traumatised by the experience....

Also, sorry about your wrist.   Did anyone else see you fall off?   (I always think that's the worst bit!!). I suppose the playground had the usual soft surface which would have lessened the impact and prevented grazing your skin?    Anyway, all the best xx

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Phil,  'never been attacked by a cat'    Although they possibly don't plan on hurting you, they can cause nasty scratches when they don't want the flea treatment on their neck!

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How is my day full of mistakes as usual, my old lawnmower has had its day so I brought a new one . A Hyuandi petrol engine, electric button start and engine driven no need to push. Fitted it together oil in and filled it with petrol, it started first time , great now I will cut the lawn. The problems now start pulled the drive handle up and off it goes it snatched itself out of my hands, stops straight away as no longer have my hands on the handles. Try again but this time grip the handles firmly , front wheels lift off the ground with the power and back wheels spinning on the grass. Try again this time have it sorted, the trouble is that the engine speed is set in the factory, I cannot walk very fast at the best of times but with this mower it took me very fast, for me around the lawn. Finally the lawn is cut and it cuts the lawn extremely well a great finish.  Me legs and back in major pain arms and shoulders not sure if the are still mine , a good job a new shoulder coming soon I think I will be flat out the rest of the day.

The lawn mower in the shed never to see the light of day again unless my son agrees to cut the lawn in future.

I cannot repeat what my wife said to me but I have also been informed that I am intellectually deprived.

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My sympathies  Trogg, the solution would be to fit a trailer with seat on it, possibly with a roller underneath. Then if you fancy it you could soup it up and go mower racing! But seriously, if it's  feasible,  I  would certainly consider adapting a sit on trailer. Regards, Beekay.

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Apart from a few Pots of bright plants and flowers on a nice big Patio,,i have,,, by my standards,, a very large Lawn about 30 yards x 30 yards,,the Mower i brought with me is just a Fly-Mow for small lawns,,,so when a chap up the avenue asked me if i wanted to him to look after it.....i readily agreed,,,and it looks brilliant when he does it,,

                                    

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Trogg, I'm sorry that the lawn mower isn't  the right one for you, but that certainly isn't YOUR fault... you couldn't possibly have known that it would move too quickly and cause you pain and discomfort in your back, legs and shoulders!   

I hope your son will be able to cut the grass for you in the future x

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2 hours ago, trogg said:

it took me very fast, for me around the lawn.

 

Roller skates!   thumbsup

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This type of fixed engine speed mower isn’t uncommon. Whilst most of my mowing is done with a lawn tractor I do have a walk behind Toro with a constant speed engine. It senses your walking speed and the traction speeds up and slows down accordingly. I think something must be at fault; you shouldn’t have to run behind a motor mower.

 

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My old mower had all the same features but it also had a throttle which suited me fine, but it was very old and always breaking down, when I saw this one I thought it was ideal, as I said this one cuts the grass great, the battery fits in your hand and there is no need to prime the engine.

For several years the wife has been telling me to get some one to do it for me, but I resisted , I don't need anyone to cut my lawn I am still man enough to do it, I whispered I  will get someone in now, I cant let her think she was right I have to preserve my pride.

 

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Phil, Trogg first post states a Hyundai, electric start.

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