Things you have learned from STW forum.

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  • Things you have learned from STW forum.
  • Premier Icon Cougar
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    By following the standard pattern of tactile paving slabs, obviously.

    For controlled crossings the control box is always to the right of the stem of the L shaped tactile paving ( because guide dogs always work to the persons left)

    I just learned that. ^^

    Premier Icon Mugboo
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    Never to comment on an STW thread, d’oh!

    That there is no such thing as boredom with access to the STW forum!

    …and someone popped up, “well, I’m a balloon pilot and…” It struck me…

    I read that and knew what was about to follow!

    Premier Icon funkmasterp
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    Don’t ask where to purchase a hard wearing pair of jeans unless you want two pages of vague abuse interspersed with some actual suggestions.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    there’s no question that someone on here can’t answer

    and that someone is perchypanther.

    and that someone is perchypanther.

    I’m a balloon pilot too don’tcha know

    Premier Icon toofarwest
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    What a DE razor was (and how popular they are)
    Aeropress is a great way to make office coffee

    And never, ever underestimate the power of human kindness.

    nickewen
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    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.

    Houns
    Member

    Never drink a cappuccino unless you want to wake up in the back of a van with a sore bottom

    Never buy from Superstar

    That dicking about on the internet can lead to some awesome friends

    twinw4ll
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    I learned how to fit a wood burning stove from the experts.

    Premier Icon BadlyWiredDog
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    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.

    tomparkin
    Member

    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.

    Premier Icon Rich_s
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    How to shave my bollocks.

    footflaps
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    That many STWers have an almost superhuman ability when it comes to driving,

    We are all driving Gods. Although Smurfmat was even betterer…

    Premier Icon gnusmas
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    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!

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Mainly I should ride my bike more.

    I’ve had a tantalising glimpse into the unimaginably glamorous, high-octane life of jet-setting opulence that is the lot of the international paper-clip salesman

    Wuvs U 2, binbins! Xxx

    Marin
    Member

    Never ask about vans you’ll end up with a caravan.

    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.

    shooterman
    Member

    That there are many theories on the correct way to remove a pedal.

    Premier Icon oldagedpredator
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    There’s a higher chance of getting some form of civil informed debate compared to facebook groups.

    avdave2
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    If you want the answer to a question you will find it here but it might help if you ask a different question to the one you actually want an answer to.

    BearBack
    Member

    650b really brings the trails alive..

    jonba
    Member

    Why brexit is a good idea 😉

    tjagain
    Member

    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 most

    Yesterday I learned that Binners is, quite literally, Boris Johnson.

    tjagain
    Member

    I thought his name was Bil ( two “Ls” are only for officers)

    taxi25
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    That many STWers have an almost superhuman ability when it comes to driving,

    All brought about by the absolute necessity to fit winter tyres to drive about the home counties in sub 10c temperatures.

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    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 😂

    wazzing on the ceiling

    Lionel Ritchie’s less successful follow up single.

    midnight glory

    The  difficult third Oasis album

    footflaps
    Member

    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.

    ads678
    Member

    there’s no question that someone on here can’t answer

    I still have an unaswerd question, about bikes as well….

    Microshift road shifter dropping too many gears? Help.

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Contrary to a popular internet phrase some posts can be meaningful without pictures. And certainly less nausea inducing.

    Premier Icon lunge
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    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.

    karn
    Member

    Never date/marry a girl called Louise (or Helen)

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    That someone could email me the service manual for my chocolate fridge.

    Something that no amount of googling could find.

    That is why I will subscribe forever.

    ads678
    Member

    I learned that Joe Cocker died.

    ton
    Member

    But there’s always people you’ll NEVER want to have a drink with.

    you ****…………. ;o)

    Premier Icon DezB
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    chocolate fridge

    I’ve heard of a chocolate tea pot.. but, a chocolate fridge??

    johnx2
    Member

    I learned that Joe Cocker died.

    What!?? Nooooooo….

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