One Man and his Fag-o-Cycle

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solely wrote: Sun Sep 04, 2022 3:27 pm I keep looking at your pictures and can't help but notice there is no litter.
There is. Some arsehole has dumped a fucking old jalopy up against a statue.
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ed wrote: Sun Sep 04, 2022 2:34 pm Whitworth named after THAT Whitworth?
Named for Joseph Whitworth, yes.

The Whitworth.
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solely wrote: Sun Sep 04, 2022 3:27 pm I keep looking at your pictures and can't help but notice there is no litter.
People are generally quite well-behaved when it comes to litter but we also have a small army of street cleaners who work 24/7 to keep the place tidy.

It also helps that dropping litter is an offence, with fines of up to £2500.
Litter legislation
The main piece of legislation covering litter is outlined in part 4 of the EPA. In particular, section 87 of the EPA states that it is a criminal offence to drop, throw down, leave or deposit litter in a public place. The maximum fine for littering of this kind is £2,500 and it can be tried in a magistrate’s court.
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asthmatic camel wrote: Sun Sep 04, 2022 4:48 pm
ed wrote: Sun Sep 04, 2022 2:34 pm Whitworth named after THAT Whitworth?
Named for Joseph Whitworth, yes.

The Whitworth.
Ah yes. Thought so.
https://i.imgur.com/IXfwykW.jpg
I have a couple of these, used by the confederates in the Whitworth gun. Amazingly accurate and with a daunting range.
Note the surfaces in lieu of engraved rifling.

He also developed a standard thread.
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ed wrote: Sun Sep 04, 2022 5:17 pm
https://i.imgur.com/IXfwykW.jpg
I have a couple of these.
Can't say I'm all that surprised.
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ed wrote: Sun Sep 04, 2022 5:17 pm
asthmatic camel wrote: Sun Sep 04, 2022 4:48 pm
ed wrote: Sun Sep 04, 2022 2:34 pm Whitworth named after THAT Whitworth?
Named for Joseph Whitworth, yes.

The Whitworth.
Ah yes. Thought so.
https://i.imgur.com/IXfwykW.jpg
I have a couple of these, used by the confederates in the Whitworth gun. Amazingly accurate and with a daunting range.
Note the surfaces in lieu of engraved rifling.

He also developed a standard thread.
I understand that he first became enormously wealthy by developing a standardised screw thread
In 1841 Whitworth devised a standard for screw threads with a fixed thread angle of 55° and having a standard pitch for a given diameter. This soon became the first nationally standardised system; its adoption by the railway companies, who until then had all used different screw threads, led to its widespread acceptance. It later became a British Standard, "British Standard Whitworth", abbreviated to BSW and governed by BS 84:1956.
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In any case, the Whitworth and its surrounding grounds are one of Manchester's "must sees".
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How to become enormously wealthy:

1) Invent standardized screw thread.
2) Profit.
3) ...and relax.
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Whitworth wasn't the type to relax: his passion for engineering kept him occupied throughout his life.
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I was feeling extremely decadent during my morning spin today and stopped for a shisha pipe: orange kiwi and mint. The perfect way to waste a couple of hours on a Saturday morning listening to BBC Radio 4's Today program. :)

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Queen Elizabeth II would have wanted it that way.

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I never usually see a soul on the roads before 6.30 AM apart from the milkmen but this morning Manchester's roads were rammed with cyclists. I had to sit in Wythenshawe Park for half an hour while all the races got underway. Then I thoroughly embarrassed myself by falling off my bike in front of a huge crowd of spectators. :oops:

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Take heart, you could be President!




Wait . . . you are too articulate. You have to whore yourself out to Truss.

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My road bike's a treacherous bastard at low speeds. Turn a tight corner or hit a pot-hole and it just loves to dump me on the tarmac.

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One of these, maybe. I'd probably need a lot less bum butter, too...

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You could motorize it too.
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That tricycle is sporting a good American seat.
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He has an American ass.

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He has a fuckin' sore ass smothered in this stuff...

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Doctor X wrote: Sun Sep 11, 2022 7:16 pm https://i.imgur.com/XJXaStj.jpg

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He'll need a lot more than 250 ml of cream for those.
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He is not a virgin.




Maybe to Real Sports like football.

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I was a lacrosse goalie. Hard as fuck.

The number of times this happened to me doesn't bear thinking about.

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Witness wrote: Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:20 pm https://i.imgur.com/55fygPB.jpg
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asthmatic camel wrote: Sun Sep 11, 2022 8:04 am I never usually see a soul on the roads before 6.30 AM apart from the milkmen but this morning Manchester's roads were rammed with cyclists. I had to sit in Wythenshawe Park for half an hour while all the races got underway. Then I thoroughly embarrassed myself by falling off my bike in front of a huge crowd of spectators. :oops:

Back when I started paragliding, under 100 flights I think, I managed to put myself in a tree near takeoff which required a "tree rescue" from other club members. I was embarrassed about it. But last week sitting around with a group of five other friends, I learned that only one of them had yet to make a "tree landing." Then I was a bit disappointed for not being special anymore.*


* Although, they still refer to that particular tree as "shuize's tree" so that helps.
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I'd definitely fall off one of those.
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Maybe if they put on training wheels.

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