- Things you have learned from STW forum.
Loads of valuable stuff when renovating our house. Everything from tiling to kitchen fitting. Amazing place.
Oh, and Bombers.. not so much something I’ve learned but something I can never get rid of.. I have had a set of Bombers off a Kona Pahoehoe that I am incapable of getting rid of.. They have sat in my garage for over 10 years just in case I need to own someone with them.Posted 2 months agoBadlyWiredDogSubscriber
That many STWers have an almost superhuman ability when it comes to driving, In particular, they can use summer tyres in deep winter conditions and drive at the same speeds as they would normally – presumably because their normal driving speeds are incredibly low, but that’s just a rationalisation.
I learned some other stuff too, but mostly the above.Posted 2 months agotomparkinMember
Some bits and bobs about bikes. Apparently there are some cyclists on here along with all the balloon pilots and racing drivers.
But really, the best thing I learnt is this one amazing trick that a normal bloke figured out: when getting up for a widdle in the middle of the night, you can sit on the toilet (yes, like a lady!) and thereby empty your bladder without needing to turn on the lights and fully wake up.
Life changing stuff right there.Posted 2 months agognusmasSubscriber
I have learnt many things, practically and stupidly. I have laughed and I have cried. I have made new friends through STW, some actually exist as I have met them in person too!
But nothing compares to the compassion and generosity of you all. I have learnt that being part of this community is amazing. All of you selfless, caring, crazy, argumentative people need a big thankyou gnusmas hug. Or not, whatever suits.
I’ve mainly learned that STW iz awsum!Posted 2 months agoesselgruntfuttockMember
I’ve learned that you soon find out who you’d like to have a drink with.
And sometimes you find that someone you didn’t fancy a drink with is actually ok, or even one of the nicest people ever.
But there’s always people you’ll NEVER want to have a drink with.Posted 2 months agotjagainMember
For me? Loads of stuff about bikes that I neither knew or cared about!
I love the way that with this being such a wide based forum its very rare that you do not get an answer on here. for example I have had guidance on where to go trekking in Italy and had a great holiday as a result
But by far and away the most valuable thing to me is the diversity of views so in moral questions and political ones you get a range of views. thats the bit I value mostPosted 2 months agokayak23Subscriber
the best thing I learnt is this one amazing trick that a normal bloke figured out: when getting up for a widdle in the middle of the night, you can sit on the toilet (yes, like a lady!) and thereby empty your bladder without needing to turn on the lights and fully wake up.
Well, unless you’ve got midnight glory of course. Then you either end up snapping it in two or wazzing on the ceiling 😂Posted 2 months agofootflapsMember
All brought about by the absolute necessity to fit winter tyres to drive about the home counties in sub 10c temperatures.
Only for newbies, the real STW driving Gods are quite happy doing 120mph in a 30mph zone on track day slicks, in the middle of winter in an A4 with two bikes on the roof as their superior drivings skills are more than adequate.Posted 2 months agoads678Member
there’s no question that someone on here can’t answer
I still have an unaswerd question, about bikes as well….
Posted 2 months agolungeSubscriber
Loads, genuinely loads.
I’ve discovered places to holiday from here and ate in great restaurants.
I’ve learned how to fix my bike and which tools to buy.
I was involved in the great Stourbridge bike shop debate of 2010
And I’ve had support when my wife went through some of the darkest moments of her life.
It’s a genuinely wonderful place and whilst I may not agree with you all, I really do value your thoughts.Posted 2 months ago
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