Friday, February 02, 2007

Good news, bad news

Good news everybody - I'm still in gainful employment. In spite of all my misgivings, I wasn't given my marching orders, maybe next period end...
I saw a rather nice Weihrauch HW 77K, so if I get a good price for my pistol, I'll trade it in, or maybe, if I make more than £500 on my share options, I'll keep the pistol and buy the rifle. - £325 including a telescopic sight !

Bad news

The breakfast caravan on Dudley Road was closed as I came past this morning, so no early breakfast. I missed out on toast especially ! So I went to Sainsburys and made my own breakfast out of croissants.

A whole bunch of those Islamist chaps were detained by the Officers of the Law for some nutty plot to capture a soldier and tickle him with feathers until the Government agreed to introduce Sharia law in Britain. Now the locals are unhappy that PC Plod came knocking on possible naughty peoples doors at 4 in the morning. It interfered with them going to buy milk from the corner shop, apparently.

Bike stuff - thinking about giving the giant back and getting something else, difficult to get an integrated headset to fit. And still not sure about the colour. Hmmm.
Must do some training this weekend, done some bouncing about on the bouncy ball this week, but I aint gonna win no races on that diet.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Only Foods and Sauces

Is the name of a breakfast caravan, just up the Dudley Road. Top marks for an imaginative name. And also top marks for their bacon and mushrooms on thick crusty white bread at only £1.40.
And last Saturday we bought a new fence post, metal spike and whanged it deep into the ground and fixed, after only 4 weeks, the back garden fence. And also did a running repair on the shed roof, a very Heath-Robinson affair made of a big sheet of plastic held down by a few old fence posts and stones. Next thing, must get a new shed. That was the highlight of my weekend.
On Tuesday off to Fred Williams and half-heartedly bought a Giant XTC frame, that is in a rather horrible brown colour, which is why it was so cheap. Not sure about the size, its pretty well the same dimensions as my existing mtb frame. Hmmm.
The mtb frame i have is 11 years old ! I bought it from FW's Dudley shop in 1996 after the second-hand Pace forks i bought wouldn't fit in my crappy Zinn mtb frame. That was the second worst bike frame I ever bought, in 1990 and it cost me £500 ! Bendfloppy construction, not too good for a top-of-the-line racing machine. ha hahaha.
Then, hard to believe, but true, I bought another donkey in 1999 with my bonus, the horrible hand-made Renolds 853 road frame. Cost, about £500 - theres a pattern emerging. Total and utter rubbish, I eventually found a defect in the head tube, but by then the business had long gone. The £200 Tifosi frame I bought in 2001 is still going strong. The £300 Look I bought in 2002 was rubbish, because it was an old model designed for 8 speeds, and the alignment was wrong for 9, fine at first, but I think that crash in the race at the end of 2002 did for it, as it nearly did for me.
Must do some work, the Dutch are ont very happy with what i have been doing for them.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Bolton, in the News.

Bolton Council this year cancelled it's Holocaust Memorial day, replacing it with a Genocide Memorial Day in June. Why ? Because of the bolton Interfaith council, which is not really all faiths, it is dominated by Muslims, and Rabbi Joseph Lever of United Synagogue who has participated in the Bolton event for around three years was not consulted on the decision.

The cancellation is in line with the policy of the Muslim Council of Britain, and the jolly Western-loving members of the MCB who in no way wish to turn Britain into a medieval Islamic state.

In this mornings Bolton Evenings News website, the
leader of Bolton Council last night said "I'm sorry" over a controversial decision which saw the town's Holocaust memorial service cancelled.

And Cliff Morris has vowed the event - which remembers the millions murdered by the Nazis - will be back next year.

So, whats with the Bolton Interfaith Council, does an unelected body, dominated by Western-hating Muslims have power over a British town council ?