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Tadpole

Member since May 2017 • Last active Jan 2021

I ride bicycles :D

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    My daughter who is four and a half has announced that she wants a skateboard. What age did skaters on the forum get their kids on a board? She’s a fearless thing, climbs anything, rides a bike and three wheel micro scooter. Cheers

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    More of a rant than anything, but quite appropriate to this thread.

    Was riding around Richmond Park this morning and I couldn’t believe the amount of cyclist with no mudguards on their super expensive bike riding their bike like they have taken it off road. More importantly they have that horrible brown patch running up their back side too.

    Not to mention getting their spray when getting overtaken too.

    Long story short, people in the UK we don’t have the luxury of sunny and dry weather all the time of the year. Be a consider sod and put some mudguards/fenders on your bike to protect your bike and your fellow riders.

    Rant over.

    This ^

    My old road club made mudguardless bikes stay at the back on wet club runs.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    What is the fork?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Thanks all. Bored/lonely. Pretty much what I thought. You hear him playing downstairs at times which doesn’t bother me. I’ll try leaving more of his play things around down there and keep locking him outside when he wakes the kid or wife up. Hopefully he’ll put 2 & 2 together soon if he doesn’t like being shut out in the cold and damp.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Thanks both.

    It's been going on for the three months or so that we've had him in one way or another. He's moved on from waking my daughter up to waking the wife up (either way I get woken).

    We don't want to stop him coming upstairs and when he sleeps on my daughter's bed it's quite sweet, he just curls up at the bottom and sleeps. It's just trying to understand what's going on.

    I think he's just a sod and is taking the piss.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Any cat whisperers here that can offer some advice please?

    This is Basil (fat Baz or Bizel in a New Zealand accent), a 10 month old that we got from Cat’s Protection. He’s a lovely natured cat that puts up with my 4 year old daughter terrorising him without ever scratching her.

    He is an utter pain at night. Without fail, every night between 3am and 5am he’ll jump on the bed and bite my wife’s nose or wake my daughter up by jumping on her and chewing her hair or something else annoying. This all means that I get woken up too.

    He has food so isn’t hungry and his cat flap is unlocked so he can come and go as he pleases. Any suggestions on what’s going in inside his cat head? I thought if we could understand his behaviour we could do something about it. At the moment all I do is put him out and lock his cat flap so he can’t get back in otherwise he’ll come back in, come upstairs and bother someone again. I’ve tried shutting him downstairs & he scratches & bites the door to get out & back upstairs.

    Any suggestions?

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    My four year old keeps trying to tell me about some bearded bloke in red that climbs down the chimney and brings presents to all the children of the world in a sleigh pulled by flying reindeer. Some people will believe anything.

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