Chichester is one of the smallest cities, with one of the highest tourist rates, and apparently a non existent budget for road maintenance.
it has a glorious cycle route called the Centurian way that skirts the city from the Fishbourne edge all the way to west dean. however some of the access to it is by 1990s design [naff] award winning entrances.
its main downfall is it city center velo route.
While at the 'decide a date' stage, the facilitator asked what was preferred, Google Hangouts or Skype. When one of the members complained that it was not really suitable for them and could it be audio recorded if it was on hangout.
I have had the bikes for about 6 weeks and seems to be going fine.
That was until at about 10mph, while cruising, a slight "mechanical failure" happened.
The rear derailleur bracket decided to snap, causing the rear derailleur to swing into the spokes, bend the carrier, twist the chain and stop the wheel dead.
Basically the back wheel stopped, i stopped, but the dog didn't.
I will never learn. recently friend F and i decided to go for a carvery and booked on line at a re branded harvester, now called 'Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery'.
The booking part went fine, the car park had spaces, the restaurant was not busy. and that's where it all went downhill.
at the reception desk (two women with a laptop) we were behind a couple who were being told they should have booked, and there might be space in the bar. i commented quietly i'm glad we did.
so i gave my surname, and that was checked, and then... i have NEVER ever been addressed by my first name in ANY restaurant by a member of staff.
For a few years now i have had a hybrid bike, called an "Active" designed by Raleigh (more like someone stood next to a proper Raleigh and copied the design on an envelope). Its getting on a bit and is showing rust bubbles.
when work came up with the cycle to work scheme i decided to take advantage and get a new proper bike. Yes it took me ages to decide but for the sake of husky racing and speeding to work i went for a Raleigh Array. an E-bike, pedal assist.
when it arrived in a massive box, all that really needed doing was to straighten the handle bars and tighten.
1and1 have history for overcharging or attempting to charge people to pay charges for odd items. Here is another method they have. As they place several contracts under an account, if you wish to split that account and have two accounts to spread your contracts, then 1and1 will charge you for the pleasure. They consider that a new contract and also as an imported new domain, even if its the same person !
Names changed to protect the embarrassed!
Pretty soon certain people are going to stop meeting me for lunch. some of you may remember the last time i met up with friend E for lunch. this time we did it again, with similar, disaster results.
Traveling to Portsmouth we knew it was going to go wrong when Friend "E" said she had taken the wrong turn towards Portsmouth and transporting friend "M" ended up the wrong side. Then she couldn't find a suitable space in the car park so just dumped the car where she could.