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pinnopinno Posts: 39,342
edited April 2017 in The bottom bracket
As you are a very knowledgable individual can you tell me this:
On my bike ride today, I passed a small wood. Then it suddenly struck me, no not a trattor but there was a carpet of light brown pine needles. What is the reason for deciduous conifers and non-deciduous conifers? Is one species evolved more than the other?
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  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 5,815
    Also and more importantly.

    A boy and his dad were driving happily along the road when a driver in the opposite lane has a heart attack, causing his car to veer into the path of the father and son. The dad is killed instantly and the boy airlifted to hospital. The doctor in the operating theatre, looks down at the boy and says "I can't operate on this boy, he's my son"

    How is this possible! T47b, help?
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,473
    seanoconn wrote:
    Also and more importantly.

    A boy and his dad were driving happily along the road when a driver in the opposite lane has a heart attack, causing his car to veer into the path of the father and son. The dad is killed instantly and the boy airlifted to hospital. The doctor in the operating theatre, looks down at the boy and says "I can't operate on this boy, he's my son"

    How is this possible! T47b, help?
    To easy. bit I will keep you dangling.
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
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  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    As you are a very knowledgable individual can you tell me this:
    On my bike ride today, I passed a small wood. Then it suddenly struck me, no not a trattor but there was a carpet of light brown pine needles. What is the reason for deciduous conifers and non-deciduous conifers? Is one species evolved more than the other?

    You are probably talking about the larch, Larix decidua, which is a deciduous conifer. These are evolved/adapted to colder climates than the evergreen conifers.

    As with all trees if you place a deciduous tree in a warmer climate it can/will become evergreen. We have oak trees here which have come from acorns from the UK and the tree is evergreen here and deciduous in the UK.

    Things shrink more in the cold :D
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    seanoconn wrote:
    Also and more importantly.

    A boy and his dad were driving happily along the road when a driver in the opposite lane has a heart attack, causing his car to veer into the path of the father and son. The dad is killed instantly and the boy airlifted to hospital. The doctor in the operating theatre, looks down at the boy and says "I can't operate on this boy, he's my son"

    How is this possible! T47b, help?

    I know, who'd have thought women with careers :roll:
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • The 1975 seem to be quite famous at the moment, explain?
    Scott S40 Speedster
    Dialled Stay Strong MX20R

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  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    a lot of sex and quite a lot of drugs :D
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • city_boycity_boy Posts: 1,616
    Can you please explain the workings of the female mind?

    Many thanks
    CB
    Statistically, 6 out of 7 dwarves are not happy.
  • FatTedFatTed Posts: 1,214
    What is the physiological reason to eat immediately after hard exercise. What should we eat?
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    edited November 2013
    City Boy wrote:
    Can you please explain the workings of the female mind?

    Many thanks
    CB

    I'm still working my way up to that, I mean literally obviously, I started at the furthest point and am coming at it obtusely :D

    had to edit that last bit out :wink:
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    FatTed wrote:
    What is the physiological reason to eat immediately after hard exercise. What should we eat?


    Low blood glucose and conversely high insulin produces hunger pangs, as can dehydration, we should eat within 30 minutes of exercise to maximise glycogen replacement, the optimum is 4:1 carbohydrate to protein balance, choose simple carbs for fast recovery, don't overdo portion size, it's a snack, eat 'normal' meal within an hour or so.

    But it does depend on what the 'hard exercise' was, maybe you just fancy a cigarette :D
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,392
    team47b wrote:
    FatTed wrote:
    What is the physiological reason to eat immediately after hard exercise. What should we eat?


    Low blood glucose and conversely high insulin produces hunger pangs, as can dehydration, we should eat within 30 minutes of exercise to maximise glycogen replacement, the optimum is 4:1 carbohydrate to protein balance, choose simple carbs for fast recovery, don't overdo portion size, it's a snack, eat 'normal' meal within an hour or so.

    But it does depend on what the 'hard exercise' was, maybe you just fancy a cigarette :D

    My misssus used to smoke after sex, but I am less vigorous now. :shock:
  • Mikey23Mikey23 Posts: 5,028
    Best to keep a fire extinguisher handy though just in case she combusts again...
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Mikey23 wrote:
    Best to keep a fire extinguisher handy though just in case she combusts again...


    Yes Mikey a good question :D

    What is the best thing to use on Mrs Ballysmate?

    I think probably something that consists of a hand-held cylindrical pressure vessel containing an agent which can be discharged to extinguish the fire if she combusts again :D
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,473
    Mikey23 wrote:
    Best to keep a fire extinguisher handy though just in case she combusts again...
    Is that self combustion?
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    daviesee wrote:
    Mikey23 wrote:
    Best to keep a fire extinguisher handy though just in case she combusts again...
    Is that self combustion?

    No.

    That's an easy one to answer, Mr B has already admitted he had a part in it :wink:
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,392
    team47b wrote:
    daviesee wrote:
    Mikey23 wrote:
    Best to keep a fire extinguisher handy though just in case she combusts again...
    Is that self combustion?

    No.

    That's an easy one to answer, Mr B has already admitted he had a part in it :wink:

    A large part, I'll have you know. :wink:
  • pinnopinno Posts: 39,342
    My mate has got a mini in bits. It is sprayed a Tahiti blue with a silver fleck through it. 7 layers and a top coat of lacquer. It is gorgeous. the dilemma he has is which grill and which badge? A Mark ii Cooper 7 bar with towel rack or a more up to date 9 bar without towel rack? Which badge too? A Mini Cooper s badge or an Austin 7?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • MattC59MattC59 Posts: 5,433
    Mrs. C thinks a cot and stuff for the nursery are important things to buy at the moment. I bought our future addition a Spider-Man baby grow.

    Who's train of thought is correct ?
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    Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved
  • FatTedFatTed Posts: 1,214
    Matt. Mrs C is always right.
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    My mate has got a mini in bits. It is sprayed a Tahiti blue with a silver fleck through it. 7 layers and a top coat of lacquer. It is gorgeous. the dilemma he has is which grill and which badge? A Mark ii Cooper 7 bar with towel rack or a more up to date 9 bar without towel rack? Which badge too? A Mini Cooper s badge or an Austin 7?

    As it's a custom job, might be better to avoid imitating a real cooper, maybe a custom grill, chrome paper basket look or drilled polished aluminium sheet, remember to fit a water shield around the dizzy though. Just the 's' part of an 's' badge :D

    In the end it wont matter which grill your mate chooses, the grill won't want it in a mini :D

    You did mean !960's coopers with engines touched by John himself?

    My mark 1 '66

    mk1cooper075.jpg

    My mark 2 '69

    mk2cooper074.jpg
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    MattC59 wrote:
    Mrs. C thinks a cot and stuff for the nursery are important things to buy at the moment. I bought our future addition a Spider-Man baby grow.

    Who's train of thought is correct ?

    We all know that you are right Matt, spidey suits are cool, but a cot with bars and a lid will stop the little spidey from escaping by climbing the curtains, giving you both some 'free time' :D

    I bought my grandchild a Portugal team strip baby grow, she looked great in it, blokes have priorities :D

    But FatTed is right.
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • pinnopinno Posts: 39,342
    Dear T47 or... should I say, 'Uncle T47'

    Why do forumites take MF seriously?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,614
    pinno wrote:
    Dear T47 or... should I say, 'Uncle T47'

    Why do forumites take MF seriously?

    I was also going to ask a similar question, something along the lines of "Why are so many people unable to distinguish tongue in cheek comments from the more serious?"

    Also, what is "Snowflake", in the parlance of today?
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,614
    Has he gone for another nap?
  • pinnopinno Posts: 39,342
    Garry H wrote:
    Has he gone for another nap?

    T47's life consists of one long nap and the odd period of being awake.

    I'll send him an email...
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  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Garry H wrote:
    Has he gone for another nap?

    What, cheeky fecker, I don't nap, I go from full on to passed out, no speeds in the middle, I've been busy painting the whole of Portugal white.

    A reference to popular paint choice here.
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,614
    team47b wrote:
    Garry H wrote:
    Has he gone for another nap?

    What, cheeky fecker, I don't nap, I go from full on to passed out, no speeds in the middle, I've been busy painting the whole of Portugal white.

    A reference to popular paint choice here.

    Yeah, yeah. Answer the questions.

    Oh, and can you recommend a nice, crisp white?
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    People take MF seriously because in the land of the blind the one eyed man is king :D


    Chenin blanc.
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,614
    Merci senor.

    "Snowflake"?
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