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IKnowHowToWhistle

Member since Nov 2011 • Last active Feb 2015
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  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    Thanks for the warm welcome back! I am indeed still out of town, unfortunately. The problems of an arts graduate I believe, being unable to get a reasonably paying job.
    The shop itself does great takeaway food, I'm particularly fond of their cheese and ham toastie, and the staff are always super friendly. I try and go whenever I'm visiting London seeing as it puts me near kings cross. I was hoping to catch some forumers there if possible but otherwise I'll stuff my face and report back! I caught the vegan drinks post a tad late annoyingly but I'll try and be down for the next one!

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    Hi so I've been off the forum for yonks, since about when I moved out of London really. Sad times. Anyway now working a soul-crushing job that affords me time to go visiting. So....Is anyone going to the Vx anniversary bash this month?

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    Well, I had a lot of fun, I've learnt I'm pretty rubbish at snowboarding, so I'm clearly going again as soon as I can, I need the practice! I have a crazy mental block about leaning forward, I can't articulate the precise frustration that comes from your brain screaming 'lean forward' and your body not responding, but I hope the feeling is recognised. I don't quite understand why I don't seem to be scared of falling over, but am clearly scared of falling over if I'm leaning back. Ah well. I'm still planning to see if I can get away this season, put the hours in a lot more.

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    I would second the vote for Veganomicon, it's got a lot of tasty recipes in it (just in case the wariness of the title wasn't all joke, it's a purely vegan-only book without readymade meat substitutes either). The only failing of the works of Isa Chandra is that it's very american, i.e. always calling for ingredients not always common in the UK. She did a fantastic book of cookies and another of cupcakes. Highly recommended as well.

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    I'm having a day of lessons, zero to hero (I can dream), because it was very discounted and I want to be able to be doing trips to snow domes with friends for fun instead of going to a lesson while they have fun, hopefully this will do the trick.
    Thanks for all the replies! I had been thinking about wearing my cycling shorts and padding them with a small towel… I think your idea sounds a bit more effective.
    I'm glad that the basic stance sounds similar, not that it will stop me making a tit out of myself.
    I'm really looking forward to it! It's been so long awaited.

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    Finally got the funds and freedom to learn to snowboard, I'm going to Hemel on Friday. Any tips/tricks for a newbie? I'm hoping board control might be a bit like surfing?

  • in Social
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    I will be making a less than triumphant comeback (you left?) tonight, is anyone going to make it there for 5?

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    Sounds good depending on my shift schedule!

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    I could do next Sunday (2nd) if it's not crazy far from stokey and starting relatively early?

    But I'll be working that day so not on the ride if that's part of it.

  • in General
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    Hoefla offering me some of her post ride sweets outside cb1. What a sweetie (pun intended). Nice to see you!

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