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  • Started 1 year ago by chrisfl
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  1. LivM
    Member

    "I am looking for a forum to help identify garden plants/weeds and mystery poo, if anyone has suggestions."

    @canuck I am in the My Scottish Garden Facebook group which has a good track record for identifying all three groups.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. SRD
    Moderator

    @canuck we always assume fox?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. Arellcat
    Moderator

    mystery poo

    The big black cat with the starey eyes that lives over the fence from me sometimes goes to the toilet in my garden. Its deposits are much lighter brown than those of foxes, whose are dark brown bordering on black. Fox poo makes grass grow incredibly well.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  4. Arellcat
    Moderator

    Long-time member, preceded only by chdot, Laid Back, Kim, WC, and a few others who I don't think post here anymore.

    I ride the red torpedo, which is often seen going at top speed into and out of Edinburgh, and which is therefore also highly likely to be seen stuck in traffic. From time to time I also ride a sparkly purple recumbent, or a blue Brompton that I take on trains, or a beige Elephant Bike that I bought from Mrs DaveC and mostly use on the shopping run. I should probably try to cycle in ordinary clothes, but I think I'm incapable of it. If I'm not in lycra shorts I'm probably in Hummvees.

    I don't have a car, but do have a big motorbike that Morningsider described as both lovely and terrifying.

    I blog very occasionally, and put stuff on Flickr slightly more often.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  5. splitshift
    Member

    Hello , I infiltrate this forum as previously mentioned any others are rubbish ! Various two wheellery, mostly of the fat tyre type , but using an old self built touring thing. Not often seen in Edinburgh but many other places in central, ish Scotland. However also can be seen in and around in my truck !! Large green and white delivering for Walmart, sorry , Asda!
    Scott

    Posted 1 year ago #
  6. the canuck
    Member

    i will look up that forum!
    i'm getting reasonably good at poo, and can identify cat, fox, and badger with a reasonable amount of confidence.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  7. chrisfl
    Member

    Welcome @samb

    Posted 11 months ago #
  8. miak
    Member

    fringe review sites seem to identify a lot of poo

    Posted 11 months ago #
  9. chrisfl
    Member

    Welcome to @finlaymcneill

    Posted 11 months ago #
  10. nobrakes
    Member

    I am a very rare interloper on this forum, having moved to the Borders 3 years ago. I still lurk although geographically I don't ride much in Edinburgh any more.

    I ride a variety of platforms including standard road bikes, hybrids, recumbent 2 wheelers, recumbent tandem and recumbent trike.

    If you ride in the Borders at the weekends you might see me out and about on one of my many contraptions.

    Will be riding the bat bike (M5 CHR recumbent) on Sunday if any of you are going to the Tour o the Borders

    Posted 11 months ago #
  11. the canuck
    Member

    "fringe review sites seem to identify a lot of poo"

    snort.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  12. chrisfl
    Member

    Welcome to @tiermat

    Posted 11 months ago #
  13. tiermat
    Member

    Thanks @chrisfl

    I was directed here by one of the regulars at YACF as I am taking up a job, shortly (once the boring pre-employment checks have completed) in Edinburgh.

    Now all I need is somewhere to stay, preferably within a reasonable bike commute (8/9 miles), near public transport and not too pricey. I am thinking possibly Dalkeith area as we have friends there. Any suggestions/recommendations?

    Posted 11 months ago #
  14. chrisfl
    Member

    Welcome to @Eli, @MatthewP and @Skawt

    Posted 11 months ago #
  15. gembo
    Member

    @tiermat, I spotted on Saturday that the area after Gilmerton but before the Bypass now has many houses. I knew they were building them and they have now really appeared. The big block has solar panels on the roof, and really stood out but I am assuming the stand alone houses are nearly finished. If you are willing to try the Brave New World. Otherwise Dalkeith is a good shout though not sure how pricey property is there now.

    Similar building all over Kirkliston to the north west. Maybe also some in Kirknewton and Ratho for sure to the south west, again price wise nothing cheap now.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  16. Frenchy
    Member

    I am assuming the stand alone houses are nearly finished

    Some have been occupied for over a year. Many more not yet started.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  17. Skawt
    Member

    Hello! I don't live in the city itself these days but have recently gotten back into cycling and most of my rides have brought me into/through Edinburgh. I'm usually riding an olive green gravel bike that I'm enjoying getting some dirt on.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  18. gembo
    Member

    @Skawt - Howdy

    Posted 11 months ago #
  19. chrisfl
    Member

    Welcome to @mhairic

    Posted 11 months ago #
  20. mhairic
    Member

    Hello, I’ve just joined - I used to do a fair bit of road cycling down south including a nice 13 mile commute each way and some mtb at weekends. My bikes have gathered a bit more dust than I’d have liked for a variety of reasons but my new commute has spurred me into action. I’ve posted asking for route advice on a separate thread as my knowledge of Edinburgh by bike is minimal.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  21. chrisfl
    Member

    Welcome to @KerrMilne who I believe has some questionnaires about cycle commuting.

    Posted 10 months ago #
  22. chrisfl
    Member

    Welcome to @boghall and @renrut

    Posted 9 months ago #
  23. chrisfl
    Member

    Welcome to @sinclaircooper @newlothian @majansen @JamieT and @SparklyScourge - thanks to @srd for spreading the word.

    I'm going to leave the registration open for the rest of the (working) day if anyone else wants to sign up.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  24. Morningsider
    Member

    How do you actually join CCE? Would it be possible to add a "Join us" button - replicating the current "contact" button? No idea how much work this would involve to set up.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  25. chdot
    Admin

    “ How do you actually join CCE?”

    HMMMM

    Good question

    I’m sure it used to say on front page!!!

    See what I can do (probably Sunday).

    Posted 9 months ago #
  26. chrisfl
    Member

    “ How do you actually join CCE?”

    If you're not logged in there is a small register link under the login box, which then goes to the registration page, which usually suggests sending an email to info@ with a username.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  27. chrisfl
    Member

    Also welcome to CocoShepherd, bwduncan and bonnieloon.

    I'm now turning off registrations for today!

    Posted 9 months ago #
  28. Arellcat
    Moderator

    How do you actually join CCE?

    You are just supposed to know.

    If CCE were a band, it would be King Crimson.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  29. gembo
    Member

    Quite a lot of people joining with groovy handles, recently

    Posted 9 months ago #
  30. chdot
    Admin

    “ If you're not logged in”

    Ah yes, I knew there was something somewhere.

    Posted 9 months ago #

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