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  • arran77 wrote:
    Cold bed sheets.

    Just the job at the height of summer, preferably nice freshly-washed ones. Conversely, in the thick of winter a nice warm pair of PJs straight out of the tumble dryer makes all the difference.

    David
    "It is not enough merely to win; others must lose." - Gore Vidal
  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    The weather looking reasonable tomorrow for a ride :)
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

    seanoconn
  • Cleaning my bike so its squeaky.

    Playing Brain Academy/Monopoly/cards with the kids = Anarchy. Especially as my 10 yr old daughter has picked up a 6 month ban from monopoly for cheating when she was banker. She now advise's...

    Nice cup of coffee watching homes under the hammer after kids go to school.
    I don't mean to brag, I don't mean to boast, but I'm intercontinental when I eat French toast...
  • Peddle Up!Peddle Up! Posts: 2,040
    Watching the Apple fans queue up all night to buy the latest iPhone. Some perspective :lol:
    Purveyor of "up" :)
  • CiBCiB Posts: 6,098
    An impromptu game of table tennis with the boy Jr, with White Rock as the soundtrack when it caught my attention sitting on the shelf. Vinyl, 1976, Rick Wakeman in full flow. It was going well until the boy claimed that it was 'boring'. No idea, youth of today...
  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,689
    Washing broccoli and then shaking the water off the plant and onto my face.
  • johnny25johnny25 Posts: 344
    Sniffing.................... a freshly opened jar of coffee :D
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,213
    Finishing a bast4rd of a day and coming home to two smiling cheeky midgets waving at the window.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • The surge of lust in Spring.
    Sun on my face on a lazy Summer's day.
    The smell of leaves in Autumn.
    A bath at just the right temperature in winter.
  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    The smell of rain on a warm night.
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

    seanoconn
  • fatsmokerfatsmoker Posts: 638
    Seeing a large bloke dressed in a bright pink lycra top and shorts, with pink knee length socks riding passed the end of our street as I was leaving the house this morning. Anyone out on their bike is to be applauded, but f*** me, there's no need to look like that, it gives cyclists a bad name. It made me chuckle though.
  • laurentianlaurentian Posts: 1,773
    The smell of a two stroke engine.
    Wilier Izoard XP
  • crispybug2crispybug2 Posts: 2,915
    laurentian wrote:
    The smell of a two stroke engine.


    ^this^



    And Redex as well!!
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,213
    crispybug2 wrote:
    laurentian wrote:
    The smell of a two stroke engine.


    ^this^



    And Redex as well!!

    and Castrol R40.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • tetley10tetley10 Posts: 382
    A really good packet of salt & vinegar crisps
    roast beef and mustard
  • Peddle Up!Peddle Up! Posts: 2,040
    crispybug2 wrote:
    laurentian wrote:
    The smell of a two stroke engine.


    ^this^



    And Redex as well!!

    and Castrol R40.

    Yes. Ah me! Where are the engines of yesteryear? 8)
    Purveyor of "up" :)
  • verylonglegsverylonglegs Posts: 3,500
    Successfully using the forum search facility.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,213
    Successfully using the forum search facility.

    That can be hit and miss. I discovered that it's easier, quicker and more succesful to use Google.

    Google this: Leg strength bike radar forum
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,772
    Bikeradar.com: your search string

    That'll search only the pages on here indexed by google
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored 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.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,213
    itboffin wrote:
    Bikeradar.com: your search string

    That'll search only the pages on here indexed by google

    Fine tuning there mate - a metaphorical digital re-mapping that actually works.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,772
    i need to get out more ..........
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored 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.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,451 Lives Here
    itboffin wrote:
    i need to get out more ..........
    Good idea. Drink?
  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,481
    5 sugar ring doughnuts for 50p. Large mug of tea.
  • Alex99Alex99 Posts: 1,407
    pinno wrote:
    Finishing a bast4rd of a day and coming home to two smiling cheeky midgets waving at the window.

    You live at a circus! Cool
  • Beeping my horn at people who have broke down on the hard shoulder of the motorway 8)
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,213
    Alex99 wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    Finishing a bast4rd of a day and coming home to two smiling cheeky midgets waving at the window.

    You live at a circus! Cool

    Roll up, roll up - £2 a ticket.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • andcpandcp Posts: 645
    laurentian wrote:
    The smell of a two stroke engine.
    I used to go trail riding before it got popular (think early 80's) and it was great fun - motorcycles in the countryside was a rare phenomena and most of the time walkers/ramblers/horse riders were more interested than confrontational. One day one of the mates turns up on an MZ 250 ISDT replica (Google it). A rare beast, a 2 stroke single cylinder with twin plugs, it was quite peaky but in his capable hands it was a proper tool. However, 9 hours of following a smokey bike round Derbyshire lanes making the infamous MZ 'ring a ding ding' sound has put me off 2 strokes for ever. :(
    "It must be true, it's on the internet" - Winston Churchill
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,213
    On the same tack: The smell of Castrol R40 on the Wednesday meet at Arlington stadium and standing on the south bend when there's was a screech of tyres, some banging and crunching (which would often completely be obscured by the smoke) and then waiting to see what carnage there was once the smoke cleared.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • clipping in my feet at the start of the ride. That's the moment when I know that I'm actually going to ride, and nothing will come up unexpectedly.
  • Ber NardBer Nard Posts: 827
    Getting a smile from a woman when I'm out for a run.
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