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  • kennyp replied to the topic Severe pedantry in the forum Bike Forum 1 day ago

    I will now step back from the podium.

    Surely you step down from a podium?

  • kennyp replied to the topic Splitting the bill in the forum Chat Forum 1 day ago

    The Patio, downstairs Italian place on Hanover St. This was many years ago I don’t think it is there any more.

    I always used to hate going there because of that woman. Other friendlier Italian places nearby.

  • kennyp replied to the topic Splitting the bill in the forum Chat Forum 1 day ago

    Equal split unless someone hasn’t been drinking (unusual) in which case we knock a bit off. If people are too tight to go along with that simple thing then they aren’t the sort of people I would want to be friends with.

    On the rare occasion there’s someone there genuinely down on his luck then I find folk quite happily, and quietly, chuck in a…[Read more]

  • kennyp replied to the topic Favourite Store in the UK in the forum Chat Forum 4 days ago

    Tiso.

  • kennyp replied to the topic Vegetarianism Advice in the forum Chat Forum 4 days ago

    MrsKenny has been veggie for decades, and I reckon about 70% of my evening meals are veggie. My main hint to you would be to look at Indian cuisine (assuming you like that style). Loads of great veggie recipes there, with tons of flavour. And healthy too if you lay off the ghee.

  • kennyp replied to the topic A religious question… in the forum Chat Forum 6 days ago

    To my mind, there is no credible evidence to suggest that our concept of an Abrahamic god has any basis in fact. Evidence aside even, there’s no reasoning to think that this might be true.

    I was out on a bike ride the other day. Couple of friends (both avowed atheists) each had a puncture. I didn’t.

    As it says in the hymn, “God moves in m…[Read more]

  • kennyp replied to the topic Selling our family home in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    We had to sell what had been the family home for nearly forty years when my mum and dad died within six months of each other a while back.

    Wasn’t easy but we took the attitude that we had been lucky to have a nice home for so long. Not the case for huge numbers of people.

    Life goes on and memories are more important than bricks and mortar.

  • kennyp replied to the topic The complete Lionel Blair in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Who can forget that memorable time in 1983 when he pulled off 12 Angry Men in under two minutes.

    I’m off to see Clue in Edinburgh tonight.

  • I’m surprised no-ones suggest the delights of upper Port Glasgow, or maybe New-Cumnock.

    Spent the first twenty or so years of my life in Port Glasgow. Am in no hurry to rush back, to put it mildly.

    OP given your various criteria Peebles, as you suggested, would be a pretty good bet.

  • kennyp replied to the topic A religious question… in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    TJ, I suspect my views on euthanasia are broadly similar to yours. I don’t want to reach the point where being kept alive is not worth the poor quality of life. Millions and millions of us have probably sadly had some experience of it over the years with loved ones. And everyone’s personal experience will quite possibly influence their views.

    H…[Read more]

  • kennyp replied to the topic A religious question… in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    These things have caused immense suffering and huge numbers of deaths.

    I suspect far fewer deaths than “secular” organisations such as tobacco companies, breweries, fast food manufacturers, gun lobbies etc etc.

  • kennyp replied to the topic A religious question… in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    I cannot think of any secular group who do this

    The world is full of secular groups who either try and control how we live, or try to persuade us certain lifestyles are superior. And much of their advice is probably quite sound, as is much religious advice.

    Political parties of all shades are the obvious ones, then environmental groups,…[Read more]

  • kennyp replied to the topic RIP Neil Peart in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    My favourite band for 44 years now. I knew they would never tour again but this came out the blue. Am off to have a stiff drink and play back some of his great drum solos.

  • kennyp replied to the topic Favourite Supermarket? in the forum Chat Forum 2 weeks ago

    Fringe joke from a few years ago…………if you want to feel slim and good looking, go shopping in ASDA.

  • Oh good grief, not another fatbike thread.

  • Individual policemen and women are generally brilliant. It’s the fact there aren’t nearly enough of them, and they seem to spend a lot of time doing pointless paperwork and hanging around in court.

    The ones I’ve known are just as frustrated by the lack of resources to investigate crimes as the general public. In fact more so in many cases.

  • kennyp replied to the topic What Strava Compatible Watch? in the forum Bike Forum 2 weeks ago

    Does anyone use a Wahoo for running, hiking etc? Just for recording, not for route finding. Can’t see any reason not to as it’s just something to track where you’ve been and how long you’ve taken unless I’m missing something.

    I need a new GPS computer thing and want one that does everything. Have had Garmins in the past but Wahoo get such great…[Read more]

  • Edinburgh – St Andrews is a very laid back friendly event, with all the money going to a good cause. It’s not difficult but also far enough (about 67 miles) that there’s still a challenge to it. I reckon I’ve done it 14 or 15 times and still enjoy it. Oh and the food stop at Freuchie is one of the best ever!!

    While the Tour of East Lothian only…[Read more]

  • kennyp replied to the topic Tell me about triathlons… in the forum Chat Forum 2 weeks ago

    Accept you’ll be smashed in the swim, natural swimmers are wonderful to watch and will put serious time into you in the pool. Thankfully, everyone has a weak skill so you may well catch them!

    Very true, but swimming doesn’t account for a third of the time spent doing the triathlon. It seems to be more a way of spreading the field out i…[Read more]

  • Use delaying tactics as much as possible until you get to a point near enough to retirement that the financial downsides are pretty minimal. If that’s possible of course. Good luck.

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