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wednesday under an alien sun

sungodsungod Posts: 14,362
edited May 2017 in The bottom bracket
'ning

venus is really bright before dawn

ride, cafe, pick up some crusty bread, bask
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,605
    Working from home .... so OD on coffee me thinks
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Just getting ready to pedal in - forecast says rain at lunchtime but not sure so going to wing it.

    Apart from that, not a lot to report Guv'nor.
    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.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,466
    Morning All. At home doing DIY, kids being educated wife moaning at so called IT experts at work again. And definitely no sun, lots of wet stuff. Suspect no biking today.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,934
    Morning, office day again, boss isn't a happy bunny this week so I'd rather be out looking at trees. On the plus side I have a small Evans parcel, a big CRC parcel and a medium sized beer parcel hopefully arriving today
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 49,379
    Tired. Wine and whisky last night didn't make for a good nights sleep, and the humidity didn't help. Not too strenuous a day today thankfully.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 9,142
    Bottled my usual cycle in this morning due to the forecast. A day of work avoidance beckons.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 9,938
    Little chance of sun, alien or otherwise, round these parts, forecast to hose down all day, not ideal for us self employed gardeners, so some turbo and Giro watching seem in order.
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 9,142
    orraloon wrote:
    Little chance of sun, alien or otherwise, round these parts, forecast to hose down all day, not ideal for us self employed gardeners, so some turbo and Giro watching seem in order.
    Waterproofs?
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 25,291 Lives Here
    seanoconn wrote:
    Bottled my unusual cycle in this morning due to the forecast. A day of work avoidance beckons.
    With the addition of just two letters Seano's description of his day becomes appropriate to my day. Doubt work avoidance will be successful unless I turn the phones off. Pub later.
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,162
    Echoing Seano's though ive been lazy of late driving in because layins are more enticing.

    No chance of seeing Venus pre dawn its been hoofing down most of the night so the flowerbeds round the house have returned to their moat status.

    Some numpty from Openreach is meant to be gracing my lands today to fix the broadband, port appears to be up the swanny line from the local box showing just over 3Mb and me about 100m away is only seeing about 30Kbs at best. Hopefully can get him to fit one of those spindly vDSL ports so I can bin off the micro filter and iPlate miracles can happen I guess. Seeing as he was meant to ring last night or before 9AM this morning I'm not holding my breath.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Absolutely hissing down. great.
    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.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,364
    orraloon wrote:
    Little chance of sun, alien or otherwise, round these parts, forecast to hose down all day, not ideal for us self employed gardeners, so some turbo and Giro watching seem in order.

    Move up here, you could go part-time,

    Me doing less than I should be me.

    Update later.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 25,291 Lives Here
    I got a little pot on Strava riding home last night, this is a very rare occurrence, I'm second overall on what is in Strava world an extremely challenging* segment. I know how keen MF is on Strava so I thought he'd want to bow down before me and acknowledge my magnificence.

    * mild exaggeration
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,129
    Veronese68 wrote:
    I got a little pot on Strava riding home last night, this is a very rare occurrence, I'm second overall on what is in Strava world an extremely challenging* segment. I know how keen MF is on Strava so I thought he'd want to bow down before me and acknowledge my magnificence.

    * mild exaggeration

    You haven't done your own segment for the 20 metres or so from the end of your road to your garage doors have you? With your missus being 1st overall?!
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 25,291 Lives Here
    hopkinb wrote:
    Veronese68 wrote:
    I got a little pot on Strava riding home last night, this is a very rare occurrence, I'm second overall on what is in Strava world an extremely challenging* segment. I know how keen MF is on Strava so I thought he'd want to bow down before me and acknowledge my magnificence.

    * mild exaggeration

    You haven't done your own segment for the 20 metres or so from the end of your road to your garage doors have you? With your missus being 1st overall?!
    It's probably shorter than that! The KOM is held by my daughter's shopping bike that's still strapped to a turbo trainer. Ya big gay bear.
    Driving today so I thought calling you a puff was de rigeur. :mrgreen:
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 9,142
    Veronese68 wrote:
    hopkinb wrote:
    Veronese68 wrote:
    I got a little pot on Strava riding home last night, this is a very rare occurrence, I'm second overall on what is in Strava world an extremely challenging* segment. I know how keen MF is on Strava so I thought he'd want to bow down before me and acknowledge my magnificence.

    * mild exaggeration

    You haven't done your own segment for the 20 metres or so from the end of your road to your garage doors have you? With your missus being 1st overall?!
    It's probably shorter than that! The KOM is held by my daughter's shopping bike that's still strapped to a turbo trainer. Ya big gay bear.
    Driving today so I thought calling you a puff was de rigeur. :mrgreen:
    And you're probably first in your age group. For a man who lives on a diet of beer, curry, dead pig and biscuits that's none too shabby V. :D
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,129
    Veronese68 wrote:
    hopkinb wrote:
    Veronese68 wrote:
    I got a little pot on Strava riding home last night, this is a very rare occurrence, I'm second overall on what is in Strava world an extremely challenging* segment. I know how keen MF is on Strava so I thought he'd want to bow down before me and acknowledge my magnificence.

    * mild exaggeration

    You haven't done your own segment for the 20 metres or so from the end of your road to your garage doors have you? With your missus being 1st overall?!
    It's probably shorter than that! The KOM is held by my daughter's shopping bike that's still strapped to a turbo trainer. Ya big gay bear.
    Driving today so I thought calling you a puff was de rigeur. :mrgreen:

    Quite right! I am quite the colourful chap on a velocipede today.... :lol:
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 9,142
    I can hear rain again. I might have to commandeer a work umbrella for my trip home. I think I'll nick it now and hide it just in case someone else tries to grab it :twisted:
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,162
    Safety first Seano, its been pouring down all day here, only plus side is I got to try a waterproof jacket I got a while back, turns out its fantastic came in shook it an the water came off leaving it nearly bone dry. Shame my trousers were soaked mind.

    Also hit on the idea of building up the Eastway with shiny silver kit again, must block websites!
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 25,291 Lives Here
    seanoconn wrote:
    And you're probably first in your age group. For a man who lives on a diet of beer, curry, dead pig and biscuits that's none too shabby V. :D
    Second out of 2000 so I'm actually really quite surprised, I was in a bit of a rush to be fair. It's a ridiculous segment along a path you would normally not get much speed up due to peds and dogs, it was empty last night. Total time taken by me and a couple of others is 24 seconds, leader is 22 seconds. It's that hard. Normally I'm happy if I get top 10% overall.
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 9,142
    Veronese68 wrote:
    seanoconn wrote:
    And you're probably first in your age group. For a man who lives on a diet of beer, curry, dead pig and biscuits that's none too shabby V. :D
    Second out of 2000 so I'm actually really quite surprised, I was in a bit of a rush to be fair. It's a ridiculous segment along a path you would normally not get much speed up due to peds and dogs, it was empty last night. Total time taken by me and a couple of others is 24 seconds, leader is 22 seconds. It's that hard. Normally I'm happy if I get top 10% overall.
    Well done that man. I'm sure you could shave an extra 2 seconds off that. If a dog or a ped has to be sacrificed, so be it.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Sooo wet and cold but made it home without my tyres falling off or wearing out, so all good.

    Now going for hot shower and tea and hot buttered toast. Yum yum.
    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.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,618
    V68 - Strava king! I'm rather late to the Strava party but enjoying it

    Lots of fun at work today split by a JP for lunch

    Sore leg equals no run, so going to watch a film with the rug rats
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Soooo hot n dry, spent the day moving art from old studio to new studio, made me smile moving thousands of euros of paintings piled up on an old wheel barrow :D

    Hot thirsty work, now drinking a beer and making pizza, without the bread base (can't eat carbs at this time of day) using courgette rings as the base baked in the oven, then gonna be topped with fresh tomato sauce with oregano, onion, mushrooms and smoked mozzarella. Margarita zucchini.
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • sungodsungod Posts: 14,362
    did you finish the meadow?

    i succumbed to a thirst for much beer and so was unable to mow

    wheelbarrow? luxury, i remember two carrier switch/routers having to go down a car park ramp on a sack barrow as they were too tall for the lifts, 500 grand each, about 2 quid per kilo, we had a lot of people hanging on to them
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    I only did my half of the meadow, I saved your half for another day :D
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,364
    Had to wire up a new Solenoid on the Trattor mower today. That took me all of 30 mins. Then I bored a hole and threaded a No' 8 pool ball for a replacement gear knob. That took about 10 minutes. Then I cut the grass having actually used the ignition key to start it and not a screwdriver across the Poles That took about 1 hour. Then I pressure washed it for the first time ever. That took about 8 minutes. In between that and playing Dad's taxi, that was my day.

    What's it like over there Gazza?

    It turned out to be a nice day with just a bit of rain this evening.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    Same as it is over there. Started to rain a wee bit as I was getting home.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,364
    How is the Village of Calpol?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    Dry now jest

    I'm trying to reawaken the spirit of Choppy Warburton.
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