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Rush News & Chat / Help Needed Please! (Photos)
« Last post by Bodman on Yesterday at 22:46:47 »
Hi everybody,

I am in need of good quality photos of Rush for a project I am involved in.

If you have some and would be interested in having them used I would REALLY appreciate you getting in touch.

Drop me a PM if you can help.

- Alex
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General Sporting Chat / Re: Cycling - 2
« Last post by Slim on Yesterday at 17:12:23 »
Not working today. On annual leave. So with the Boardman out of action until the new front mech arrives and a risk of showers, the hybrid was once again selected for cycling duties. I left the garage at about 11AM, with no particular plan except to take it easy and stay out for a few hours. Quite warm and humid out there despite being cloudy and I'm afraid I overdressed a bit, but wasn't too uncomfortable.

Set off through Coleorton thinking of going to Donington, but saw a sign to Melbourne near Isley Walton. I hadn't taken that road before and a day off always seems like an opportunity for an adventure, so I turned left. I then had the idea of navigating from Melbourne to Markfield, something I've done quite a few times, each time hoping I'll have a Eureka moment and remember part of the route I took between those places on a memorable ride in 1990, many years before I lived round here. I remember very little from that ride unfortunately and I didn't pick up any new clues. But it was a good adventure nonetheless, riding roads I hadn't done before in some cases.

When I got to Breedon I decided to stop for a snack, but realised a few seconds later that I'd left my food in the garage. Fortunately I had a debit card on me and the post office at Breedon was only a minute further along the road. Very handy and a very cyclist-friendly little shop in that it's tiny and you're never more than a few feet from your bike parked outside while perusing the various sandwiches / cheese rolls / soft drinks etc. I bought a cheese salad sandwich, a croissant and a little bottle of blackcurrant juice to top up the water bottle.

Made my way down to Markfield and stopped for a while at a bench there, listening to an interview with Ronnie Wood on 5 Live. Not been in the best of health recently and he does sound a bit doddery bless him, despite having become the proud father of twin daughters last year. Can't help thinking they probably won't have a dad by the time they're teenagers.

Anyway I came back through Thornton, Bagworth (pronounced "Baggerth" by the locals), Ellistown and Donington Le Heath.

36.21 miles, doesn't seem a lot for four hours out on the bike. But it's a hilly route, the hybrid is hard going and I was taking it easy. I enjoyed myself anyway and that's the most important thing.

https://www.strava.com/activities/1146375716

That's 356 this month, 2906 this year.

One thing I think I've learned from today's experience is that I need a third road bike, so I can keep the green one for defiantly dry weather conditions but still have a spare. I've made space in the garage.

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DVD/Movie/TV / Re: Game of Thrones
« Last post by BaldiePete on Yesterday at 16:45:40 »
Agreed. Just it suddenly seemed to take Gendry 5 minutes to get to the wall, dispatch a raven, and get Danny all saddled up and ready for action.

I think because it has been such a great series, and it seems to be ending so quickly, that I wouldnt have minded a slightly more meandering episode with a cliff hanger.....


The thing is, there was no indication of how much time had passed. It could have been a few days but there was no way to tell. Mind you, where did they get those chains ?
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DVD/Movie/TV / Re: Game of Thrones
« Last post by Jonners on Yesterday at 16:01:07 »
Agreed. Just it suddenly seemed to take Gendry 5 minutes to get to the wall, dispatch a raven, and get Danny all saddled up and ready for action.

I think because it has been such a great series, and it seems to be ending so quickly, that I wouldnt have minded a slightly more meandering episode with a cliff hanger.....
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Fan Meets / Re: EUCON2017
« Last post by Fuzzy on Yesterday at 15:07:17 »

If it's Peter Collins, I'm so there.  :o

It's not, but if you could tell us how to get hold of him, we could try for next year.
We are just waiting on a reply.......
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DVD/Movie/TV / Re: Game of Thrones
« Last post by Bez on Yesterday at 13:17:48 »
Was good, although my least favourite of the series

Just seemed very rushed and a bit Walking Dead

the first part wasn't rushed in the slightest....the scenes as the raiding aprty went out into the wild were fantastic...the exchange between the Hound and the red haired fella was brilliant.
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DVD/Movie/TV / Re: Game of Thrones
« Last post by Jonners on Yesterday at 11:37:16 »
Was good, although my least favourite of the series

Just seemed very rushed and a bit Walking Dead
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Other Bands / Re: What's In Your CD Player / iPod / MP3 Player / Spotify - 173
« Last post by Bez on Yesterday at 11:10:51 »
TILT - Hinterland
Marillion - FEAR
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DVD/Movie/TV / Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
« Last post by Matt2112 on Yesterday at 09:51:55 »
Suicide Squad

Pure DC Universe hokum that's a bit messy, but fun nonetheless.


EDIT: forgot, for you trivia fans, it's also an Oscar winner (Best Hair & Make-up).
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DVD/Movie/TV / Re: Game of Thrones
« Last post by Bez on Yesterday at 09:06:25 »
Some criticism online of timings and raven speed, but I don't care, lapped it up.

Plot holes a plenty, but you're right, Nick. It was a fantastic episode.
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