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    Hi, I?m Rob ? enough? No? Well, I?ll bore you with the details, or at least some of the clean ones. I live in Gloucestershire and work for the local University; I?ve been wandering round the outside since an early age (benefit of living near fields), climbing things, poking other things with sticks and generally damaging myself.

    Not much has changed in later years; I damage myself less, I?ve started to climb things again, I still poke things with sticks and have a deep and abiding love of snow and winter routes. I?m hoping to get myself fit enough to start out in the Alps next year on some very basic routes and dearly want to give it a go before my knees give up on me entirely.

    Details of filthy booze, escapades and other events I?m keeping to myself to protect the guilty, you?d think at my age I?d know better ? I?m happy to disappoint.

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    Hi Rob. Which local uni, 'cos it depends on where in Gloucestershire you live as to which is local.

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    Welcome to the forum Rob.

    Chairman Bill will ignore you unless the Rob is short for Robina.

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    Ah, good point - The University of Gloucestershire.

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    Robina? Only for special events - birthdays, bar mitzvahs, weddings, tea break, a pint, that sort of thing...

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    Sod off Mike. Rob, ignore Mike. He's Scots & a git. Nuff said really.

    There's a couple of us here at Cardiff, and a couple more at least working elsewhere in HE. Mike doesn't work. He just lazes around drinking Guiness & making passes at women young enough to be his daughters. I'm not jealous though.

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    See what i mean? As soon as you said you sometimes use Robina, he was back in a flash!

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    Shameless behaviour, I would never make passes at young ladies, and it's got nothing to do with the fact my missus works at the same place either, no not at all *cough*

    (can't say anything about ancestry, half my family is Scot and the other is Irish - I sound like neither)

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    Hello, Rob. I'm the other poor sod working at Cardiff! Welcome to OM.

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    Thanks for the welcome! It at least sounds lively - I'm trapped near a server room where i'm left to exist on coffee and anything they push under the door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Carter View Post
    Thanks for the welcome! It at least sounds lively - I'm trapped near a server room where i'm left to exist on coffee and anything they push under the door.
    Welcome to the forum Rob.

    I suspect you're going to fit right in.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtlasLion View Post

    I suspect you're going to fit right in.....
    Oh, that's good. He's just joined & you're denigrating the poor bloke already

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Bill View Post
    Oh, that's good. He's just joined & you're denigrating the poor bloke already
    Careful with statements like that, give it another day and you'll change your mind about who's dragging who down

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    You haven't been here yet have you?

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    Dear Lord, it reads like a transcript of one of my camping trips, few pages to catch up on though - the most recent few have given me a flavour of what to expect.

    I'm still here so that either means I'm brave or daft, I'll let everyone make up their mind on that one.

    (someone has been foolish enough to turn off my music, excuse me - I must go and commit violence)

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    ullo rob. ignore the oldtimers. they don't walk anymore, they just whinge about their knees.

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    and the lack of grip that their new footwears gives them on dry rock.

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    and something along the lines of 'they don't make 'em like they used to'?



    /me hides

    Greetings - I'm a newbie here too!

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    I certainly won't make any comments about my knees, certainly not in my openingpost and definitely never again (makes hastily scrawled not on back of hand).

    Never shall words pass my lips about grip less boots, or indeed how we don't get decent winters anymore or that I have been tragically 'off form' due to the night before, malaria, the fall of the empire or cheeky youth that don't respect their elders.

    Not that they do...

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    young, old, no respeck for nuthin!

    except icebreaker

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