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  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,051
    asprilla said:

    redvee said:

    Bought an office chair from a second hand furniture place over the weekend, the seat tilts, adjustable height and arms in height and width. Curiously I looked online for it tonight, the £30 chair retails for nearly £1k.

    Herman Miller Aeron B. There are loads of copies out there as well. 20 odd years ago I was working for BT on my way through Uni and had very similar chairs on site, for over 1200 us on site.
    Ha well i never, at my last company our entire off of 150 people had those chairs, i had no idea they were so expensive and not all that really.

    In my home office I have a one of a kind chair made as a demo but never made it to production, its very simple sprung wooden with a now dirty suede cover, I like it and its super comfortable, I imagine it was a really expensive prototype.
    Rule #5 // Harden The Feck Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • slowbike
    slowbike Posts: 8,498
    1/2 term breaks - sprog is with grandparents - which means we get time to ride in the evening and I get time to do an extended commute this morning ... this is what it was like before sprog came along :)
  • wolfsbane2k
    wolfsbane2k Posts: 3,056
    hit by the wingmirror of a WVM driver last week on the way to work (wing mirror folded, captured on camera). Reported to police and insurer's with video footage. Still sore, but insurer's just rung to throw some cash at me, and the police have rung to confirm intention to prosecute..
    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • slowbike
    slowbike Posts: 8,498
    Little slowbike rides his bike, on the road (mostly - except when jumping off curbs) to school - it's a whole 1/2 mile and is mostly through a housing estate - when we get to the main road we go on the footpath (I walk that bit)

    Last few weeks, any driver coming up behind us in the housing estate have been patient - allowing LSB to carry on riding without hassle (they hold well back). So thank you to those drivers - it is appreciated.
  • bompington
    bompington Posts: 7,674
    slowbike said:

    Little slowbike rides his bike, on the road (mostly - except when jumping off curbs) to school - it's a whole 1/2 mile and is mostly through a housing estate - when we get to the main road we go on the footpath (I walk that bit)

    Last few weeks, any driver coming up behind us in the housing estate have been patient - allowing LSB to carry on riding without hassle (they hold well back). So thank you to those drivers - it is appreciated.

    Cheering, isn't it. Similar for Bompetta's school run: our village is regularly plagued by Chelsea tractor-driving dipsticks ratrunning to Piper Dam (basically Dundee's answer to Essex) up the road, but we have never clocked anything but courtesy when escorting her.
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,051
    company wide enforced WFH until 3rd April, come on the spring B)
    Rule #5 // Harden The Feck Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • asprilla
    asprilla Posts: 8,440
    I have a job.

    Having finished my previous contract three weeks ago I start my new job on Monday. I've been through multiple rounds with other companies only to stall when a face-to-face is required and I'm still going through rounds two and three of seven for another role on Monday afternoon, but I've now got a three month remote contract that actually looks really, really interesting.

    So relieved. Had arranged my three month mortgage holiday this morning (if anyone needs to do this then get on with it my mortgage company was great about it) and was beginning to brick it a little.
    Mud - Genesis Vapour CCX
    Race - Fuji Norcom Straight
    Sun - Cervelo R3
    Winter / Commute - Dolan ADX
  • wolfsbane2k
    wolfsbane2k Posts: 3,056
    edited April 2020
    inadvertently "broke" kid 1's way to small bike with stabalisers yesterday by losing one of the brake pad nuts while out on our daily exercise break (I think kid 2 has been "fixing" things while I serviced my bike).
    This mean that kid 1, if they wanted to go for a ride had no choice but to try the new bike which didn't have stabilisers - and despite starting with loads of crying & outright refusing which lasted almost an hour, upon trying, they adapted within 5 minutes of trying it , and has spent 4 hours out on the bike today, with only one tumble worth crying about.

    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • wolfsbane2k
    wolfsbane2k Posts: 3,056
    edited October 2020

    hit by the wingmirror of a WVM driver last week on the way to work (wing mirror folded, captured on camera). Reported to police and insurer's with video footage. Still sore, but insurer's just rung to throw some cash at me, and the police have rung to confirm intention to prosecute..

    Insurer caught up with paperwork (they effectively shut shop for non-emergency claims during lockdown) so got paid today. Going to buy a new towbar and towbar mounted bike carrier meaning we no longer need to struggle with the OH's 30kg Ebike, and whatever's left is going to the Cyclists Defence Fund.

    I'd been saving up for the towbar carrier for a few months, but no longer need to, so thinking that might go on a turbo trainer and a pub hack frame to get some late night zwifting in.
    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • wolfsbane2k
    wolfsbane2k Posts: 3,056
    Blimey.. it's been quite in here... what happened?

    Anyway..

    Got out on the bike just for the purpose of being out on the bike while kid less, no expectations of getting anywhere, no time demands for what was meant to be a short half hour to an hour ride as after a year of not riding much other than in absolute emergency expected to be quickly knackered.

    Was quickly knackered, but enjoying the mostly offroad riding especially the warm evenings so knocked out 27 km over 2 hours .. bike is fubar'd (wheels need a rebuild again, chain skipping like mad again), but who gives a damn.

    Just walking "a little funny" today :sweat_smile:
    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • Tashman
    Tashman Posts: 3,388
    On a similar kind of note, commuting home on Tuesday evening, Brighton traffic all moving well and respectfully, a tailwind home, sun shining and everyone when I got out into the lanes giving plenty of room. How it should always be.
  • wolfsbane2k
    wolfsbane2k Posts: 3,056

    Blimey.. it's been quite in here... what happened?

    Anyway..

    Got out on the bike just for the purpose of being out on the bike while kid less, no expectations of getting anywhere, no time demands for what was meant to be a short half hour to an hour ride as after a year of not riding much other than in absolute emergency expected to be quickly knackered.

    Was quickly knackered, but enjoying the mostly offroad riding especially the warm evenings so knocked out 27 km over 2 hours .. bike is fubar'd (wheels need a rebuild again, chain skipping like mad again), but who gives a damn.

    Just walking "a little funny" today :sweat_smile:

    Managed a second 27km off roader in the week.... which rather strangely happened to co-incide with eurovision being on tv.... the fudged fettling i'd done seem to have helped the bike survive. Should have taken more water though.

    Annoyingly though i missed 1 bit of cycleable track in the area though, which means i'll have to go back for a third attempt just to get the wandrer segment.. ~

    what a damn shame. o:)
    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • Tashman
    Tashman Posts: 3,388
    A slight humblebrag, but I donated stem cells today. I don't know the recipient, I just hope they really help them out.
    The anti rant is for the medical staff that took care of me. They were fabulous. Attentive, caring, answering all the curiosities I had and just bloody brilliant.