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toybox

That would be great smiley - magic


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aka Bel - A87832164

We had thought about meeting on a weekend in December, maybe going to a Weihnachtsmarkt soemwhere, but I don't remember the upcome. smiley - erm


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toybox

It's always time to revive such a thread then smiley - smiley


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aka Bel - A87832164

Yes, I'll go and look for it, should be somewhere on Sho's place. I've just re-submitted the entry, so many people told me to do so smiley - magic


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aka Bel - A87832164

It's here A8232202
I think the discussion about December was in one of Sho's journals, though. smiley - erm


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aka Bel - A87832164

Hi smiley - smiley
Nice telegrams, the first one made me smiley - rofl

Btw, here's my latest attempt at a guide entry (shameless plugging, I know smiley - biggrin)

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aka Bel - A87832164

Hi smiley - biggrin
I just noticed:
a) that you're back

and

b)your current tagline.

Is everything okay? smiley - hug


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Post 28

toybox

smiley - blush

I've never really been away, just lurking more than usual smiley - lurk

As for the tag line: it's really just that song which is currently stuck in my head (Dog-Faced Boy, by Eels. Very nice smiley - cheers). I could sort of see when changing my lod tag that it would look like I'm having difficult times or self-esteem trouble, but not at all: I just couldn't think of any better one smiley - wah

I will think of another one for tomorrow, to avoid further confusion. Thanks for caring though smiley - hug

How about you, everything OK? We'll have to think of some meetup some day. BTW my fiancee smiley - loveblush is in Cologne at last!

smiley - bubbly


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aka Bel - A87832164

Oooh, is she working there? And showing my ignorance ahgain: how far from Bielefeld is that? smiley - blush

We definitely must manage to meet! I'll go to London for the Spring meet on 28th April, apart from that, I don't have any plans for the year. smiley - biggrin


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toybox

She's studying, that's part of her PhD actually.

Cologne is about 200 km from Bielefeld, with a very straightforward road I should say smiley - smiley


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aka Bel - A87832164

Do you have a car so you can go there for the weekends?


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Post 32

toybox

Yes, I use a car. It seems to be more reliable than trains, but of course you can't read while driving smiley - biggrin Also, I quite like driving.

However, to move around in Bielefeld, I brought a bicycle from Cologne! I haven't ridden a bike since many years! And never really did, except for fun on holidays that is.

Now now, what is this tag of yours?


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aka Bel - A87832164

That the result from a conversation about writing dull guide entries I had with Alex earlier today. smiley - biggrin

I haven't cycled for ages, my son managed to break the dynamo and never mend it, so I can't cycle to work in the dark.


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Post 34

Recumbentman

Pardon me butting in, B'E, but you're better off without a dynamo. They just slow you down / increase your toil. New bike lights are soo efficient, tiny, bright, gorgeous . . .


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aka Bel - A87832164

You mean those that work with a battery/solarcell? I can't manage to make them stick to my bicycle, they kust start sliding before dropping off eventually. But that was exactly how my son managed to break the dynamo: he didn't realise it was on and raced with MY bicycle at high speed - and ping- the wheel (word?) flew off.


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Post 36

Recumbentman

I'm thinking of small battery LED lights that clip onto a bracket that you screw onto your bike (handlebar, pole, fork . . .). All parts except for the nuts & bolts made of light plastic. To prevent falling off, you often need to pad out the gripping part of the bracket with small strips of rubbery plastic (provided with the lamp).

http://www.bikesyoulike.co.uk/index.html?action=search&submit=go&maincatID=0&searchtype=catID&quicksearch=46&gclid=CJ-H0s7wnooCFRFrXgodhhLBhw

(Sorry for long URL) Cateyes are incredibly bright, but there are plenty of similar makes, many cheaper.


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aka Bel - A87832164

Thanks for that. I think what I had looked similar to those on the website, but I'm not sure.


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Post 38

toybox

I have to say I am suffering at night with the dynamo when the way goes uphill. I will definitely think of buying this other type of light if I continue cycling on a regular basis; for now I'm not sure I will go on after these few months in Bielefeld.


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aka Bel - A87832164

Why not, because of the hills? You'll get used to them, I'm sure. smiley - hug


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Post 40

toybox

No, not the hills, but because cycling in Bielefeld is pleasant: distances are relatively short (too long for walking though - uni and town are within walking distance, but in opposite directions), cycling paths are plenty, the environment is nice. It's not very hilly here anyway (and any piece of way uphill is a piece of way downhill the other way round smiley - magic)

If I was in a bigger, more busy city, I think it would become a hassle to use a bike. I'm not sure I would like it really in Cologne, or in Paris (not to mention the danger of it getting stolen smiley - grr). Incidentally, speaking of Paris: reliable sources inform me that the brand new "cycling paths" achieve the amazing goal of being both annoying and dangerous to cyclists, drivers and pedestrians alike smiley - yikes

On the other hand, you never know. I might get used to it and not mind cycling busy cities anymore; then I will consider getting more equipment.


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