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wednesday means wednesday

sungodsungod Posts: 13,215
edited April 2017 in The bottom bracket
'ning

gymmnmn, office, espressos

it is too cold, this is april not february, i blame brexit, at this rate we'll be iced in and t47b will be roasted, the entire planet is at risk from the imbalance
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

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  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,605
    Found loads of oxtail reduced at Tesco this morning ... going to show it a bottle of wine and slow cook it for a few hours.

    Should make a nice ragu by tonight
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,854
    Stuck at work. Suffering after late night watching Lord of the Dance at the Theatre with the OH. Majot kudos for getting tickets for it. Roll on Friday and 10 days off.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,900
    Working from home today as the kids are at the grandparents and wife off at work

    It means we will get chance to walk up Rodney's pillar later
  • slowmartslowmart Posts: 4,039
    tlw1 wrote:
    Working from home today as the kids are at the grandparents and wife off at work

    It means we will get chance to walk up Rodney's pillar later

    Are you in Middletown then?
    “Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he will realize fishing is stupid and boring”

    Desmond Tutu
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,900
    slowmart wrote:
    tlw1 wrote:
    Working from home today as the kids are at the grandparents and wife off at work

    It means we will get chance to walk up Rodney's pillar later

    Are you in Middletown then?

    25 mins away
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,455 Lives Here
    What does Rodney think of you traipsing on his pillar?
    Morning folks,
    Suffering this morning, quite a fitful kip for some reason so my eyes aren't playing ball. Only in for a few hours as I have to take the girl up to Great Ormond Street later. Today being Wednesday I will be going to the pub later.
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,702
    Morning, WFW today unfortunatly.

    Bad nights sleep as I thought my dinner was going to leave me in quite a spectacular manner so come the 6am alarm call I threw something heavy at the clock.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,226
    Slept fine me. It was the waking up bit that was tricky.
    Decided to do nought.The problem with that is, there's nought to do.
    Left eye really f*cking hurts (2 days to see eye specialist woman from Eastern Europe*) but I can still see the De Rosa that is for sale on fleabay with one eye.

    *She doesn't wear a lab coat.

    Meh.

    Laters.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,702
    The Idol disc was my other option over the Trek and I could have made a detaour to their factory in Milan to collect in person.

    Settled on the Trek though and a local warranty after reading rafts* of paint job complaints about De Rosa.





    *Yes I know people only take to the keyboard about bad experiences but there were very few Trek complaints.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,226
    Trek would just be a little known American frame if it hadn't been ridden by that man.
    However, you are getting good value for the Trek. Poor second hand value though. You can pick clean examples off fleabay pretty cheaply.
    I am still toying with the idea for a Trek as a winter bike and getting the C40 re-sprayed and back to former glory but then it becomes the 3rd bike: not the all singing Wilier summer bike and not the winter bike.
    What do you do...
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    I'd consider a Trek.

    Roasting hot over here today. About 12 degrees now just.

    Think I'm recovering from the ebolaids I caught whilst cycling up Wrynose on Saturday.

    Fleche Wallone later.

    Laters.
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,009
    Soooooo tired. I could sleep for a week.
    Open O-1.0 Open One+ BMC TE29 Titus Racer X Ti Giant MCM One Cannondale Prophet Lefty Cannondale Super V SL Cove Handjob Cervelo RS
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,226
    Garry H wrote:
    I'd consider a Trek.

    Do you think that is some sort of endorsement!?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno wrote:
    Garry H wrote:
    I'd consider a Trek.

    Do you think that is some sort of endorsement!?

    I think he means a long walk
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • slowmartslowmart Posts: 4,039
    pinno wrote:
    Garry H wrote:
    I'd consider a Trek.

    Do you think that is some sort of endorsement!?

    I think he means a long walk

    Has Gaz got it in him? He's a banker and aspirational tendencies tend to surface in this breed which evaporate on non delivery but cause pain amongst the general population
    “Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he will realize fishing is stupid and boring”

    Desmond Tutu
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,226
    He definitely has 'tendencies'; that's evident. Maybe he has/had dreams of being in marketing or dentistry. After all, that particular strain of MAMILS seem to be attracted to Trek's.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,455 Lives Here
    pinno wrote:
    He definitely has 'tendencies'; that's evident. Maybe he has/had dreams of being in marketing or dentistry. After all, that particular strain of MAMILS seem to be attracted to Trek's.
    Only the bad ones, The successful ones go for Cervelos.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,226
    Where is he anyway? I bet he's looking forward to watching Julian Alaphilippe winning Fleche Wallone in the highlights later.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    pinno wrote:
    Where is he anyway? I bet he's looking forward to watching Julian Alaphilippe winning Fleche Wallone in the highlights later.

    Not til 10 o'clock. Can't wait, been looking forward to it all day.

    Had chorizo for lunch.
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    Regarding bikes, I like carbon and round tubes. I would like a C60 and one day I might actually buy one. I used to like Look, but nowadays they all look shite.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Can't beat a big fat round tube if you ask me - which is why I like 'D'Alès so much.

    Although it is a Trek, I must admit my Madone 5.5 SL frames is nice and fat and ticks all boxes even if it is carbon.

    Agree completely with the Gazmeister re Look: picked up the 2017 catalogue today and mmmmmmm - not so much....
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Anyhow, first day back at work today and all went glorious, including fitting b/b to new cx bike. Success. Now having a Peroni. Roll on tomorrow.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,019
    Today would have been better if some utter censored hadn't crashed in the Blackwall tunnel (one way with a 20mph limit) and got the whole thing closed for ages. Still got up North before the bloke news due round to unblock the drains though.

    Spent most of the time tidying up, turfing stuff out, sorting some photos to use for the order of service and making a few calls. Have now raided the grog cabinet.
    Whippet
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