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The Manic Monday Thread

RaymondavalonRaymondavalon Posts: 5,346
edited January 2013 in The Crudcatcher
Greetings Maggots,

Welcome ti the week ahead. After three days of rain, the sun makes an appearance, so result
Today I am off to the city of Johannesburg, as in the city centre, should be interesting...
The weekend was uneventful due to the three day monsoon, but I did watch lots of episodes of "Breaking Bad" which is fairly entertaining..

May your Monday pass by quickly, but mine will end two hours earlier :o)
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  • Morning Losers!

    Got woken at 3am this morning, but not sure why. I did notice that it was really light outside, which is odd for that time. So I got up to have a look. Turns out it snowed. A lot. Best thing is though, the roads have been cleared- Thanks Leeds City Council, now I have to go to work :roll:

    So, work for who knows how long, then maybe Judo, but that may have been cancelled. We shall see.

    Laters!
    It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.
    Join us on UK-MTB we won't bite, but bring cake!
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  • Richie63Richie63 Posts: 2,132
    Morning All

    Posting early as have been trying to find out if school is shut. It Is. So the kids are texting their mates to go sledging. Ah well at least they'll be out of the house all day.

    Might go and photograph in the Peaks later - well what else do you do on a snowy day once you've built a snowman?
    I'm going to blow the bank on a new build ( within reason ) NOW DONE!!
    http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss14 ... 010362.jpg
  • cicatrizcicatriz Posts: 411
    censored night's sleep last night but still feeling remarkably fresh this morning. Only the slightest amount of snow this morning so no problems driving in.

    Spent a fair bit of yesterday tape protecting the new bike. What a carry on that was. It looked like it had been bubble wrapped until I got a hairdryer on it. Still not perfect but at least it is done.

    Hearty bowl of porridge has been consumed and tea is waiting.

    Later......
  • bushubushu Posts: 711
    Richie63 wrote:
    Might go and photograph in the Peaks later - well what else do you do on a snowy day once you've built a snowman?
    Build snow jumps of course.. and if you have minions a igloo castle to crash into :lol:

    EDIT -
    Thanks Leeds City Council, now I have to go to work :roll:
    you must live near the city then think the first bus has just made its way past, main roads were single track death traps when i got up :?
  • angry_birdangry_bird Posts: 3,782
    Morning bumders

    No uni meh today owing to the fact our campus is in the censored end of nowhere and the lane down to it has been deemed "unsafe" apparently. Today will involve biking (possibly) and studying anyway. For now though, bit of TV, bit of PS3 and some food.

    Laters
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    Morning biketards!

    Have only just woken up to yet more censored snow, so my trip back to uni has been made all the more fun most likely... :roll:

    Whether I make it back or not remains to be seen, and due to the likelihood of at least part of my journey having to be done on a bus rather than a train, I can't take either bike back with me, so it's looking like I'll have a month out there with no bike :cry: This snow can just censored right off if you ask me!!!!! :evil:

    Anyways, I has works and packing to do.

    Laters

  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,447
    managed to brav it into work through the snow (might be slightly overplaying the brave aspect)

    Board pack and meetings about covers today, with some study later - I am living the meh dream
  • foxc_ukfoxc_uk Posts: 1,292
    'ning
    Snow finally arrived here again, got the bus in as it looked like no-one fancied trying to negotiate the gradient on my road.
    10 working days till I leave here. 12 days till Chamonix. 21 days till I start the new job.
    Today I will be writing minutes that I procrastinated over last week. Joy.

    Kisses
    FoxC
  • bg13bg13 Posts: 4,598
    morning tards,

    trip to shrewsbury has been delayed till this afternoon, which pees me off as i was out at 7 getting the car de-snowed! so some loafing till lunch then some more car/snow/driving faffing will get done.

    turbo trainer should turn up this week or i'll be blaming wiggle!

    trar!
    Loving life in rural SW France

    Orange 5 Pro
    Ribble Audax
    On One Scandal 29er
  • ste_tste_t Posts: 1,599
    Woken up by some nob'ead ringing the doorbell. I'm not expecting any bike bits so ignored it. Woken up again by some nob'ead ringing the doorbell. Answered it to a Hermes driver wanting to leave a package for next door.

    It's not bike bits. What kind of weirdo uses the internet for buying normal things?

    Put the heating on so just gonna stroll around the house naked for a while and scare the neighbours
  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,110
    Morning Scuttlers

    Last day off before 11 straight days working, which I have to say I'm not looking forward to, especially as theres snow forecast and I have to ride in in the morning, I may have to take one of the knobblier tyred Mountain "style" bikes out of the shed to use rather than the shopper, we shall see.

    spose I better sort out my passport as well this week is I'm going on me jolls the end of march.

    Tarrah
    Mountain biking is like sex.......more fun when someone else is getting hurt
    Amy
    Farnsworth
    Zapp
  • welshkevwelshkev Posts: 9,690
    morning all,

    had about 8 or 9 inches of snow on friday, most of which is still there. the council to be fair have done a good job at ploughing and gritting the roads so i could get to work - i actually wanted to get here as i have a censored load of work to do.

    went for a ride on friday though, which was awesome but fecking hard work...

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    it's supposed to snow again later, so i'll head home early me thinks.

    laters :D
  • tudjtudj Posts: 254
    I'm gutted our work (a school) isn't closed, they nearly closed it on Friday when there was no snow at all, now there is loads they didn't even consider it :S

    Went for my first snow-ride yesterday, it was proper good fun, had quite a few scary moments where there was zero grip. First ride out on my new Canyon too, really impressed!
  • bushu wrote:
    EDIT -
    Thanks Leeds City Council, now I have to go to work :roll:
    you must live near the city then think the first bus has just made its way past, main roads were single track death traps when i got up :?
    2 miles out in Chapel Allerton. Depends where you are, apparently Wakefield has stopped almost all their bus services. This is stupid, as Wakefield isn't even hilly!
    In fairness, I walked to work, like I do every morning, but I was hoping I'd get there to a sign saying "We're closed, have a day off on us". Sadly not.
    It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.
    Join us on UK-MTB we won't bite, but bring cake!
    Blender Cube AMS Pro
  • Pesky JonesPesky Jones Posts: 2,986
    Morning all

    When I woke up I had a text from someone I work with, which I hoped would read "office is shut- don't come in" but instead it read "office is open - come in if you can". I then held out hope for...
    but I was hoping I'd get there to a sign saying "We're closed, have a day off on us". Sadly not.

    So i share your pain TKM
    :D:lol::)cooldad :shock: :? :cry:
  • MissBint37MissBint37 Posts: 1,503
    Morning all!
    Well I survived a weekend in Huddersfield with the new Mr relatively unscathed although I am suffering today, a 10 min walk to the shop and back has worn me out. Screw you post viral fatigue :( I have things to do today...like go snowboarding!
    Gazlar wrote:

    spose I better sort out my passport as well this week is I'm going on me jolls the end of march.
    Don't forget your jabs and visa for Mirfield ;)
    Ride it like you stole it!
  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,110
    MissBint37 wrote:
    Morning all!
    Well I survived a weekend in Huddersfield with the new Mr relatively unscathed although I am suffering today, a 10 min walk to the shop and back has worn me out. Screw you post viral fatigue :( I have things to do today...like go snowboarding!
    Gazlar wrote:

    spose I better sort out my passport as well this week is I'm going on me jolls the end of march.
    Don't forget your jabs and visa for Mirfield ;)

    I shall be trying to sneak in by adopting the local attire of flat cap and waistcoat and leading a whippet on a string
    Mountain biking is like sex.......more fun when someone else is getting hurt
    Amy
    Farnsworth
    Zapp
  • castleladcastlelad Posts: 414
    howdy doody packers !
    BACONS WAS HAD TODAY, with oatcakes !
    days/nights offness for me, so as per woke up early, sent the boy to school, so am home with girl #1 + #2 and "dave" at home, so its sent my plans proper t1t5 up :( , actually stop snowing here for a bit,

    plan for today = build snowman, chuck snowballs at the neighbours, and maybe just maybe go and get SARA all snowy and dirty across the fields depending if i can mtfu !!

    HAVE FUN IN ANYTHING YOUS DO THE DAY,
  • MissCMCMissCMC Posts: 545
    Work blah snow blah bored blah.

    Night out on Saturday fuelled by Jagerbombs. Discovering through the day the bruises I gained from falling into someone and then over outside the pub. Funtimes...
    Sarcasm: Because punching someone in the face is illegal.
  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,767
    Snowed under in work, way to much todo to meet audit deadlines that are 2.5 weeks in advance of the actual deadlines stupid timetable!.

    Also i have to give training on thursday on something i havent even seen yet... could be fun oo and in Denmark again tomorrow till wednesday for another meeting so i have no chance of meeting my deadlines..

    I think i need a beer. now!
  • spongtasticspongtastic Posts: 3,131
    Afternoon mongs!

    Not in work as I can't get to the main road in the car and I'm not walking 40 miles. Remote Internet is down so can't even do any 'work'. Few calls from who knows who, why don't people leave a message on unknown numbers?

    No way I'm going anywhere on the bike for the same reason I'm not driving, bikes and ice aren't that much fun.
    Visit Clacton during the School holidays - it's like a never ending freak show.

    Who are you calling inbred?
  • Pesky JonesPesky Jones Posts: 2,986
    MeanwhileinNorway_46b355_3232105_zps788ae403.jpg



    bikes and ice aren't that much fun.
    TBH its opposite IMO
    :D:lol::)cooldad :shock: :? :cry:
  • spongtasticspongtastic Posts: 3,131

    bikes and ice aren't that much fun.
    TBH its opposite IMO

    Don't mind snow, or even a bit of ice, but the local roads and the start of the locsl trails are an inch of polished ice.
    Visit Clacton during the School holidays - it's like a never ending freak show.

    Who are you calling inbred?
  • ClankClank Posts: 2,323
    Evenin' lice-breeders,

    A few notable abscences from work today. Lazy toads. Strolled to walk today, and the journey takes me through a local nature reserve - on the way home, someone appeared to be making an porno in the woods. That came as a suprise, so to speak. I continued walking.

    This evening features pasta and reviewing the support vehicle route for Gazlars CCCC2CCCC. And sleep. I seem to have missed a lot of sleep these past few days.

    Onwards! To pasta arrabiatta (no tray)! And slee.......zzzzzz zzzzzzz zzzzzz
    How would I write my own epitaph? With a crayon - I'm not allowed anything I can sharpen to a sustainable point.

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  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,110
    Clank wrote:
    reviewing the support vehicle route for Gazlars CCCC2CCCC.


    Firstly I presumed as they were 4x4s thy were doing the singletrack with us and secondly, its all of our challenge, I just typed up the idea.

    Although everything else Gazlar prefixed on here has been awesome :wink:
    Mountain biking is like sex.......more fun when someone else is getting hurt
    Amy
    Farnsworth
    Zapp
  • ClankClank Posts: 2,323
    Gazlar wrote:
    Firstly I presumed as they were 4x4s thy were doing the singletrack with us and secondly, its all of our challenge, I just typed up the idea.

    Keep telling you, dude, I'm under no impression that this shindig is a democracy!

    Mostly because:
    1) It appeals to my sense of freedom from responsibility and,
    2) It just bugs the censored outta you! :lol:
    How would I write my own epitaph? With a crayon - I'm not allowed anything I can sharpen to a sustainable point.

    Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are worth exactly what you paid for them.
  • foxc_ukfoxc_uk Posts: 1,292
    Clank wrote:
    Onwards! To pasta arrabiatta (no tray)!
    Do you want peas with that?
    MeanwhileinNorway_46b355_3232105_zps788ae403.jpg
    ahem. That's Japan.
  • ClankClank Posts: 2,323
    foxc_uk wrote:
    Do you want peas with that?

    Do you know who I am?
    How would I write my own epitaph? With a crayon - I'm not allowed anything I can sharpen to a sustainable point.

    Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are worth exactly what you paid for them.
  • foxc_ukfoxc_uk Posts: 1,292
    Clank wrote:
    foxc_uk wrote:
    Do you want peas with that?

    Do you know who I am?
    You're Mr Perkins?!
  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,767
    foxc_uk wrote:
    Clank wrote:
    foxc_uk wrote:
    Do you want peas with that?

    Do you know who I am?
    You're Mr Perkins?!


    No no it's Dave right?
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