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#2964547 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by Griff9of13 on 24 July 2014 - 08:34 AM

Hard ride home due to a strong ish headwind. Stood on scales and all seemed worth it. 15st 2.5lb. Down from 21st 11 months ago


That's some weight loss; well done. Is it just from getting on the bike or have you done anything else?

#2963541 17/07/14 - Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Griff9of13 on 22 July 2014 - 01:38 PM

If I didn't know better I would swear someone is on a right royal windup mission here, and lots of people are falling for it. But hey, what do I know?  :notme:

#2963011 17/07/14 - Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Griff9of13 on 21 July 2014 - 03:28 PM

With Amatuers we're just talking about a £100 fine at most presumably. Thats not going to knock the socks of anybody though - lol.



It's enough for most amateur clubs!Yet it doesn't act as a deterrent.


As an ex treasurer of an amature RL club I can tell you at times £100 is an absolute fortune to loose. 


Posted by Griff9of13 on 18 July 2014 - 06:53 AM

'Two years ago former mayor Ken Livingstone was accused by the RAC Foundation and the Tories of rephasing lights to slow down traffic and force people out of their cars and onto other forms of transport.
Traffic signal adjustments had already begun, he said, focusing on the capital's "most important signals". Timings at about 150 sets of traffic lights had been altered since July, giving "significant extra capacity".


Now you're cheesed off, aren't you.

Since when has the Wail counted as evidence? <_<

#2960501 Buying teachers presents at the end of term

Posted by Griff9of13 on 17 July 2014 - 02:58 PM

I'm with you. And when I went to school doing something like that would have been a very quick way to get yourself beaten up.

#2957448 Daily Mail (I've lost count of the part number)

Posted by Griff9of13 on 11 July 2014 - 10:22 AM

Well at least it saved us from another posh boy/banker/MP/ Paedo/Stockbroker


Sorry Phil, but that's just class warrior nonsense. He actually had aspirations to become a doctor.


Not all rich/posh people are #####. Some are, some aren't, just the same as any other section of society. 

#2956680 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by Griff9of13 on 09 July 2014 - 08:17 AM

Managed to get out last night for the first time this week (lots of personal stuff getting in the way) for 15 miles, mainly off road. I do find riding the bike off road much more enjoyable and varied than road work, but generally slower. I find it works the upper body much more; I always find my upper arms/shoulders have felt it as much as my legs after one of these sessions. 

#2956062 Rolf Harris - guilty

Posted by Griff9of13 on 07 July 2014 - 05:50 PM

I find the above attempts at "humour" to be in poor taste, can't work out if I'm alone in being sense of humorless or if people don't speak up especially when its mods posting this sort of nonsense given they've been up on the forum all day without criticism.

I'm with you, hence my posting the BBC article above. Sexual abuse isn't something I find particularly funny.

#2956048 Rolf Harris - guilty

Posted by Griff9of13 on 07 July 2014 - 05:30 PM

Earlier, Feltz said she had been shocked by the response she received on social media after speaking to the newspaper, and still did not know why it stirred up a "storm of personal insults, and hatred, and bile".

"You think if people react like that, you can see why people don't come forward," she said.

"I'm 52 and I can handle myself so imagine if I was a seven-year-old child, or 12 or 17.

"I'm not saying just if it's someone famous, but imagine if it was your dad, uncle or teacher.

"The kind of reaction I have had, I found so upsetting. I was upset by the outpouring of misogyny and hatred and you know 'who would want to assault Vanessa Feltz'."

From http://m.bbc.co.uk/n...london-28190812

#2955986 Uninteresting Trivial Facts

Posted by Griff9of13 on 07 July 2014 - 02:40 PM

'... prehistoric human footprints have also been found on the nearby mudflats'



Well, it is Lancashire.



Yes. The footprints were found to be about 5,000 years old and are thought to prove that there was civilization on the Lancashire coast going back at least 5,000 years. This pre-dates civilization reaching Yorkshire...... by about 5,000 years. :D

#2955879 Uninteresting Trivial Facts

Posted by Griff9of13 on 07 July 2014 - 09:54 AM

Where I live has been voted the top place in Europe for a picnic: Formby beach named number one in list of top European picnic spots :)


#2953898 So, this World Cup thing, then...

Posted by Griff9of13 on 03 July 2014 - 01:38 PM

She really is barking mad, isn't she?


Yes. But then aren't all the ultra right wingers in America? :D


I have no time for soccer at all, but that article could well make me reconsider - ignorance of the highest level, of soccer, American sport, weights and measures, US/French history!


She may be right in one respect; it is very un American to have a world sporting event and invite other countries besides America to compete. ;)

#2953823 So, this World Cup thing, then...

Posted by Griff9of13 on 03 July 2014 - 11:51 AM

Soccer, an Americans view: Any growing interest in soccer a sign of nation's moral decay, or how to shoehorn a political opinion into a sport article. Wow. :blink:

#2953723 Tour De France - Yorkshire

Posted by Griff9of13 on 03 July 2014 - 07:59 AM

I was a bit miffed when the route was announced and it completely bypassed Bradford proper, now I count it as a blessing!


I hope it all goes well and everyone has a good time, but I'm absolutely at ease with it being far enough away that it shouldn't cause chaos and I can saunter to the Bulls in peace. Typical NIMBY. :biggrin:


I've always found bypassing Bradford a blessing. ;)

#2950887 27/06/14 - Wigan Warriors v St Helens KO 8pm (Sky Sports)

Posted by Griff9of13 on 27 June 2014 - 09:07 PM

It's times like this we miss Pat Richards. All kicks missed.