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Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Katherine, 1 Nov 2016.

  1. Speicher

    Speicher Vice Admiral Moderator

    There was a question on "Pointless" this afternoon, "D'you know the capitol of Alaska?

    For the benefit of our foreign correspondents, "Pointless" is a light-hearted quiz with the lovely :wub: Alexander Armstrong.
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  2. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    is the answer....A
  3. Reynard

    Reynard Veteran

    Cambridgeshire, UK
    Juneau, I believe.

    The result of too many hours binge watching "Deadliest Catch" :blush:
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  4. Asa Post

    Asa Post Small lungs, weak legs

    That's what @Speicher said:
    "D'you know the capitol of Alaska?

    Do try and keep up ^_^
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  5. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

  6. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Correct answer is Yes or No.
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  7. MikeG

    MikeG Guru

    No, no. That'd have to hurt.
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  8. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    No one complained it did.

    Edited to add
    Why are you bothered about it hurting, you'll not feel a thing.
    Last edited: 11 Jan 2019
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  9. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

    Armonmy Way
    Their customer satisfaction surveys were rather unconvincing though.
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  10. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    A certain French man thought it was rather good. He'd a working model made locally, before fleeing for his life.

    An early form of copyright as it were.
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  11. Speicher

    Speicher Vice Admiral Moderator

    This evening's programme of Great Railway Journeys covered bit of Canada nearest to Alaska, the Yukons.

    A nugget of an idea has started in my brainbox. Many years ago, I travelled across Canada by train from Toronto to Vancouver, then bus to Seattle, and onwards by train to Los Angeles. I would like to visit Canada again to see more of the Eastern Coast. I could then fly to Vancouver, and visit more of British Columbia. I did part of the journey north by train from Vancouver, but because of the very heavy rain threatening to wash away the railway, I only got as far as Lillouette, rather than the planned Prince Edward.

    Somewhere north of Vancouver, I could go as far as possible by train, and then into Alaska. Juneau looked picturesque, and I have always the First Nation Heritage looks very interesting in that part of the world.

    The first step is to renew my Passport. In the meantime, I have ordered a copy of Jack London's short stories, "To Build a Fire".
  12. postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Meanwood ,Leeds
    Back from Edinburgh.Another great stay at the Braid Hills Hotel braid-hills-hotel-grounds-and-hotel-44-83463.jpg They must love us.We got an upgrade for nothing this visit,we got a bed,rather than the clothes line.Only kidding i love this Hotel.Breakfast is superb.Haggis again with scrambled egg and pork sausage,best banger i have had in a very long time.And the latte is to die for.
  13. Speicher

    Speicher Vice Admiral Moderator

  14. LeetleGreyCells

    LeetleGreyCells Reinvented for 2019 - Formerly RealLeeHimself

    I had a problem with my road bike that I couldn’t fix myself (normally try to do everything myself) so took it to the LBS, not part of a chain, just one chap with a little shop in the village. He sells a lot of second hand bikes including vintage. He had one bike in there that was absolutely beautiful. It was a vintage Raleigh, brushed steel with brass components - integrated stem, chain set, brake levers, downtube gear levers, brake callipers - all in brass. Black frame. Unfortunately, it was a size small and I need a large/extra large. It was one of those bikes, that you’d buy no matter what your other half said. It was perfection.

    /* Sigh */
    Last edited: 11 Jan 2019
  15. Speicher

    Speicher Vice Admiral Moderator

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