slowoldman

  • slowoldman replied to the topic Gravel bike pedals. in the forum Bike Forum 15 hours ago

    M520 here, because already had then lying around. They are staying on over winter so I can wear (warmer) MTB shoes but I’m going to give road pedals and shoes a go next year as most of my mileage is road with the odd bit of bridleway and track.

  • I like a smoked haddock one with leek and peas and parmesan mixed in, and a poached egg on top.

    Ooh that sounds good. I’ve done leek risotto and that works better than I thought it would.

  • Agree with the smoked mackerel, it’s brilliant in risotto, half torn up and stirred in and the rest piled on top. Big fat prawns are good. Waitrose do some lovely “lightly smoked salmon fillets”. Half of one of those seared on the skin side but flesh still underdone, is really good sitting on top of a fairly plain risotto.

  • slowoldman replied to the topic 2019 General Election in the forum Chat Forum 16 hours ago

    So, how’s FPTP looking to people now?

    Same as it ever was. Crap, unrepresentative.

  • slowoldman replied to the topic 2019 General Election in the forum Chat Forum 16 hours ago

    Right, we’d better get cracking then.

  • I use Marigold stock power rather than cubes, I find it gives a better, more subtle taste. Of course if you want to fanny about a bit more you can make your own veg or light chicken stock.

    My routine is to fill a big flask with boiling water, put a big slug of marigold powder in the first addition of liquid to the risotto then top up bit by bit…[Read more]

  • slowoldman replied to the topic 2019 General Election in the forum Chat Forum 17 hours ago

    From the public purse, like your GP is.

    That’s what I expected. But you also made the point “I’m not arguing that entirely privatised healthcare is the way forward, but neither is the wholly state funded model either”. Your scheme was state funded but outsourced. Having been to similar clinics myself they worked very well and I don’t n…[Read more]

  • slowoldman replied to the topic 2019 General Election in the forum Chat Forum 17 hours ago

    I’m not arguing that entirely privatised healthcare is the way forward, but neither is the wholly state funded model either.

    How was your scheme funded?

  • slowoldman replied to the topic 2019 General Election in the forum Chat Forum 17 hours ago

    If you listen to many older people from northern colliery towns, you’d have thought that the past in these places was some sort of industrial utopia that the Tories destroyed in the 80s.

    I grew up in a pit village in the 50s and 60s. Many of my dad’s colleagues died of lung complaints. No one there thought it was utopia – but it was work.

  • slowoldman replied to the topic 2019 General Election in the forum Chat Forum 1 day ago

    Of course it’s for sale. Under free market capitalism, everything is, if the price is right.

  • Tap on window. Squirt them with your water bottle.

    I like that. Providing there is a bridleway or path to scoot up where a car couldn’t follow me.

  • slowoldman replied to the topic 2019 General Election in the forum Chat Forum 1 day ago

    Well there you have it. The reason we are in the shit right now is the likes of daveylad. Oh sorry, was that a personal attack?

  • slowoldman replied to the topic 2019 General Election in the forum Chat Forum 1 day ago

    Can I just say 65+ and as above? I know a lot like me too.

  • slowoldman replied to the topic Elron Musk defamation. in the forum Chat Forum 1 day ago

    Well Musk is lucky he didn’t say he’d heard rumours about Unsworth on the jungle telegraph.

  • slowoldman replied to the topic 2019 General Election in the forum Chat Forum 2 days ago

    Corbyn covered a wide range of topics whilst Johnson simply kept coming back to his “let’s get Brexit done” mantra irrespective of the topic under discussion.

  • slowoldman replied to the topic Christmas Wine in the forum Chat Forum 2 days ago

    If you’ve got a good butcher get your meat there rather than a supermarket. Don’t forget the chiplotas.

  • slowoldman replied to the topic 2019 General Election in the forum Chat Forum 2 days ago

    You’re a strong remainer and are still conflicted on who to vote for in a Tory/labour seat???

    Because…

    Corbyn &Co.
    And their Brexit.
    You’ll get it eventually Daz.

    If you are a strong remainer task no.1 is to reduce the number of Tory seats as much as possible. That means voting for the party with the best chance of defeating them in your…[Read more]

  • slowoldman replied to the topic Bromptons….. why? in the forum Bike Forum 2 days ago

    Struggling up the last few hundred meters of ascent going up Mont Ventoux on a day that was really to windy to have made the trip we were passed by a very smiley Brompton rider wizzing back down with his tie flapping over his shoulder.

    This guy?

    David Millar

  • slowoldman replied to the topic 2019 General Election in the forum Chat Forum 2 days ago

    Locally the Red Voters are typically leavers.
    The Blue voters are typically remainers.
    The Blue voters typically think Boris is a joke.

    How do you come to these conclusions if you can’t find any red or blue voters?

  • slowoldman replied to the topic saddle sore fix? in the forum Bike Forum 2 days ago

    Rotate saddle a fraction?

    This and experiment with fore and aft position too.

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