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dirac

Member since Nov 2015 • Last active Jun 2019
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    Says "good quality locks" and then shows an image of liquorice locks. D-locks are the only way, and even then they aren't that great!

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    Damn, sausage companies are getting very bold with the serving "suggestions" on the front of their packaging haha.

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    Will do mate. I followed up the phone call with an email as I know that sometimes these things can be "lost" or "misfiled" for just the amount of time that they keep the CCTV footage! My brother who's lived here for a long time said nothing will come of it and it'll be buried as it's all amateur as fuck down here and the cops/companies give an even lesser shit than they do in London...so we'll see!

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    I've had enough of shit drivers, especially commercial "professional" ones. Ideally would like a front and rear one...what should I be looking for?

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    I also feel the fact the driver told me “you don’t own the road” should be addressed in some way. As somehow that gave him the right put my life in danger?

    So I had something like this today on my first attempt at cycling in Cardiff today. Long story short, I was keeping up with the car in front of me in primary, with about a cars length between me and it, and the next thing I know is a bus is unnecessarily overtaking and trying to squeeze into said gap. I kept up thinking he'll drop back which he absolutely should have. He doubled down and just merged forcing me to slam my brakes on or be crushed. He literally stopped 20 seconds down the road to go into his house, so I politely confronted him and said it was highly illegal what he did, dangerous, and asked him why he felt the need to overtake me given I was going as fast as the car in front and there is absolutely no room.

    His response was the most scary thing I've heard, more so than if he just screamed at me and said the same old shit about road tax etc. But no, he opined that I should have slowed down to yield to him as that's what the rules are, and that "all bus drivers are told to overtake cyclist at all times and it's the cyclist's onus to let busses by". Even with me saying that he'd not pass a driving test/get fired etc he continued and said there was no need for me to keep up with the cars and that cyclists shouldn't think themselves as equals on the road and "it's ok mate, you'll get used to it, it's how all drivers are".

    Just called the bus company who were dumbfounded by the bus drivers erroneous assertions about their training and asked to get the CCTV footage. I mainly said that what he did was dangerous, but I was more concerned about his complete ignorance about the way he should be driving a murder mobile! Waiting on a response...

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    My friends' made a shed/studio for themselves and I helped them do the base. We did it ourselves and just asked about in the pub how to do it etc. The final result isn't a super smooth result but it was good enough to stick some laminate flooring on top once the structure was on top. They set up the hardcore base, did the mould and what not and ordered the concrete. While the concrete van was pumping it in, we were smoothing/levelling. It would have been nice to have had time to do a proper final screed to get a smooth finish on top but it was getting pretty dark and had no work lights (or st lights as they are in the sticks!) Good luck!

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    there are some very nice looking loaves from accomplished bakers here! I need to get me a larger cast iron pot dedicated for bread cos I just can't get the oven spring without it. Currently making very small loaves so they fit in our le cruset pot!

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    I was not! Thank you!!

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    That's fair enough. Fingers crossed justice is served.

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    Sorry I was being a jerk and expressing my bread snobbery to supermarkets who jumped on the sourdough bandwagon! Either way it's a shite thing to do. The amount of times we go somewhere and ask if something is vegan, be told it is, and then find butter or some non-vegan sauce slathered all over it!

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