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sungodsungod Posts: 12,214
edited February 2017 in The bottom bracket
'ning

gym, cafe, wfh

our own correspondent tells of slight breezes across outer regions of the empire, do consider whether a hat may be appropriate before setting out for your morning stroll
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,074
    Morning

    Today is similar to yesterday, long day of work followed by the local till it closes

    Can you tell the kids are staying at the grandparents? :)
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 5,905
    Sun, 20 rand breakfast, pool, beer, beach, surf, wine, braai, sleep, repeat.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,325 Lives Here
    Definitely a tad blowy, I blame the beer. Nothing much going on today, mild Thursday hangover is in evidence. Off out for lunch with the Mrs later, the Italian deli has fritelle on the go this week.
  • Going to say hello to Doris today
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 5,607
    Decided to be sensible today and avoided being blown all over the road on my bike. Wished I hadn't now. A slight breeze was enough to [email protected] the trains up so currently on a slow moving bus. Homemade donut night tonight. Polish tradition instead of pancakes and on a Thursday. Don't ask me why.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 5,607
    Still on the bus :roll:
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,363
    Dad's driving lesson service today followed by lunch with wifelet and dad taxi later. Maybe manage some bike fettling later. Enjoy Doris.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,701
    seanoconn wrote:
    Still on the bus :roll:

    Any incidents worthy of a 'ding', I've still got it?
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,701
    My experiences of London buses is very limited.
    Some years back we went to the Royal Albert Hall (The opera, don't you know). Arrived at Euston and not knowing London, asked at the information desk about the best way to get there. There followed a monologue about escalators, trains, changes etc until a bloke next to me said to catch the No12 outside and it would drop me off outside. :roll:
    Part way through the journey, everyone alights and it is explained that we all have to get on the bus behind, as our driver is knocking off and going back to the depot. Anyway, on arrival at the RAH I help a lady off with a push chair. Some time later, I see the same lady, still at the bus stop. She explains that some of her family didn't change buses quickly enough and were taken all the way to the bus depot and she was waiting for them to be returned.
    Couldn't help thinking that it would have been easier for the drivers to swap buses rather than all the passengers.
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,614
    Doris Day.
    My village was the setting of the the live BBC weather feature.
    Still snowing.
    Folk still driving as if it's a brght summer day. One c*nt has already driven into a wall. No casualties.
    Just burned the toast writing this.
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 5,607
    ballysmate wrote:
    seanoconn wrote:
    Still on the bus :roll:

    Any incidents worthy of a 'ding', I've still got it?
    Not this morning. Last major ding was at Christmas.

    Pretty Starbucks girl smiling at me on train platform.

    Me walks up to counter: "I don't want to buy anything, I'd just like to wish you a merry Christmas." 8)
    Her, smiles giggle blush fluster "thank you, you have a lovely Christmas too." smile giggle blush fluster."

    Train arrives, me leaves watched by Starbucks girl.

    A week later I'm on the same platform with my wife and kids. Starbucks girl not impressed :lol:
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,214
    Garry H wrote:
    Doris Day.
    My village was the setting of the the live BBC weather feature.
    Still snowing.
    Folk still driving as if it's a brght summer day. One c*nt has already driven into a wall. No casualties.
    Just burned the toast writing this.

    man burns toast in storm doris tragedy
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,614
    seanoconn wrote:
    ballysmate wrote:
    seanoconn wrote:
    Still on the bus :roll:

    Any incidents worthy of a 'ding', I've still got it?
    Not this morning. Last major ding was at Christmas.

    Pretty Starbucks girl smiling at me on train platform.

    Me walks up to counter: "I don't want to buy anything, I'd just like to wish you a merry Christmas." 8)
    Her, smiles giggle blush fluster "thank you, you have a lovely Christmas too." smile giggle blush fluster."

    Train arrives, me leaves watched by Starbucks girl.

    A week later I'm on the same platform with my wife and kids. Starbucks girl not impressed :lol:

    Did she phone the police?
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,614
    sungod wrote:
    Garry H wrote:
    Doris Day.
    My village was the setting of the the live BBC weather feature.
    Still snowing.
    Folk still driving as if it's a brght summer day. One c*nt has already driven into a wall. No casualties.
    Just burned the toast writing this.

    man burns toast in storm doris tragedy

    It gets worse. Just been quoted 750 quid for new exhaust for wife's car. Stupit Toyota proprietary parts!
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,701
    seanoconn wrote:
    ballysmate wrote:
    seanoconn wrote:
    Still on the bus :roll:

    Any incidents worthy of a 'ding', I've still got it?
    Not this morning. Last major ding was at Christmas.

    Pretty Starbucks girl smiling at me on train platform.

    Me walks up to counter: "I don't want to buy anything, I'd just like to wish you a merry Christmas." 8)
    Her, smiles giggle blush fluster "thank you, you have a lovely Christmas too." smile giggle blush fluster."

    Train arrives, me leaves watched by Starbucks girl.

    A week later I'm on the same platform with my wife and kids. Starbucks girl not impressed :lol:

    At least she remembered you. :lol:
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,325 Lives Here
    Garry H wrote:
    It gets worse. Just been quoted 750 quid for new exhaust for wife's car. Stupit Toyota proprietary parts!
    There's a man on here that knows a man that knows a man that can help with that sort of thing.
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    There's a bird sat on the wall of my neighbour's house, giving me the eye

    DSC04869_2.jpg
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • First dry night ride in a while yesterday and I must say that being dry, although weighed down by layers and riding a bike without guards felt good.

    Its hammering down today no no chance of replicating it and I'm missing out on a run with a trip to the pub after because the bloody cat needs a booster jab.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 5,607
    team47b wrote:
    There's a bird sat on the wall of my neighbour's house, giving me the eye

    DSC04869_2.jpg
    Now that's pretty cool :D
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • FlâneurFlâneur Posts: 3,027
    in the words of U2, a beautiful day, every fecker is hiding and so im not being bothered.

    V68 chasing many men around a pole there

    Grandad T47b wins the best post again, just avoid pissing off that bird mate. Seano's were just disappointed and didn't have a beak and talons to get revenge
    Stevo 666 wrote: Come on you Scousers! 20/12/2014
    Crudder
    CX
    Toy
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,669
    57891928.jpg

    Day summed up there.

    Puffing about down here already an the news is harping on about snow apparently now, meant to get full fat Doris later 60-70mph winds, resistance training anyone?
  • Mikey23Mikey23 Posts: 5,028
    Plant pot got blown over here. Should make the front page of the Cornish Guardian...
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,701
    Or pot plants blown over grabs the attention of D&C Drugs squad.
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    All the cars are orange today!

    Do I blame a certain orange man?

    Why is the Sahara now relocated to my back garden?

    I just had to get up on the roof (well I sent mrs T) to hose down the solar array, removed a centimetre of sand and I am now getting twice as much lecky :D

    It was heading your way... Doris's lesser known brother Adnan (Arabic for settler!)
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,214
    according to the map here, the orange hadn't reached your neck of the woods, but it was a few hours old

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/23 ... _131_leak/

    probably best to wait for sunset, see if it glows in the dark
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,669
    Trees snapped an gone over right behind my car, luckily the wind snapped it in the other direction.
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,868
    Captain Hound woke us up at ~5am whimpering because he had been woken up by the wind/rain. I was down in Penrith today meeting a totally ridiculous man with way too much money, the weather was on and off, nothing to report. We did see a lorry with sawn timber on the back on fire for which they had shut two lanes of the motorway this morning, amazed anything could burn in that torrential rain!
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,363
    Neighbours just come round an asked if they could have the trampoline back I said yes of course as long as you take your fence panels as well. They cleared the fence panels then picked up the trampoline at same time as a gust of wind, oops. They now have to ask the next door neighbour to retrieve it and explain why it's embedded in his fence. So much for a gentle breeze.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,614
    Just helped a woman in one of those ridiculously small Mercs out of the snow. She had no idea. Her young child was sucking on a brownish grey snowball. I told her that her daughter will probably have a sore tummy in the morninhg, she said "Oh! Is that what'll happen?"

    City folk, what are they like eh!
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,630
    seanoconn wrote:
    Decided to be sensible today and avoided being blown all over the road on my bike.
    I did the same and got to work bang on time :)

    Pity I've been working my nuts off ever since but on the plus side I've managed a fair bit. Headed home soon to down a cider and pack my ski gear ready for tomorrow evening 8)
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
    Commuter

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
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