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sunday on a non-geodesic path through spacetime

sungodsungod Posts: 14,366
edited May 2017 in The bottom bracket
'ning

ride, cafes, ideally not getting rained on

maybe go to waitrose for extra nibbles, veg out
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,471
    Morning, someone was up with the lark today. Just getting ready to go out for morning ride on cyclecross bike for a few hours whilst family festers in bed. Final packing today before holiday tomorrow. Enjoy the sun.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,337
    Breakfast from M&S with coffee from Costa (well, Compass Group's crappier facsimiles of those outlets) then possibly the Monaco F1 courtesy of TCT/CHCT.

    Hoping to see some of the Duxford air show air traffic out of the window. Saw a Typhoon doing its stuff on Friday - nearly as awe-inspiring as seeing a Lightning jet doing a vertical climb when I was a kid - and almost as noisy.
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 9,441
    Morning, overcast with a little rain, well it is a bank holiday, pleased to say the wind has dropped, bike ride, roast beef, snooze , hopefully
  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,337
    Surreal first conversation of the day is to talk with the father of the girl who is dying in the room next door.

    Please make the most of your day, folks.
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,620
    No such heavy conversations for me, though I'm expecting the wife to be in a grump after my mate and I got absolutely hammered last night

    Today is jobs then a run into town to watch the bike racing, then out later with the wife to watch Andy parsons. The potential issue is I've got access to the VIP tent and free ale - so could have an unhappy wife
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,867
    Fun day trying out new crud bike, could not have had better weather for it too. Trundled through local park trails for a couple of hours, then home via the local bakery for awesomely good pie.

    Cleaned the roof off this afternoon.

    Best part of day: remembering I do not have to go to work tomorrow! Extra drinks are therefore in order this evening.
    Open O-1.0 Open One+ BMC TE29 Titus Racer X Ti Seven 622SL Kestrel RT1000 On One Scandal Cervelo RS
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Tad tired from being up settling Bambina til late last night, so watching Octonauts curled up with Bambino while TDV does something I don't understand.

    Knee hurts but a lot better, still 70% non weight bearing, turns itself in when walking and nicely swollen. May pop down to Edwyn's in a bit to see if he has any prawn crackers as oppose to the prawn suppositories he tried to sell me last time.

    Aled the Fingerer was in there at the same time and the sense of palpable joy that bubbled from his pores upon hearing the word "suppository" was slightly disconcerting.

    May hobble to garage in a bit and pop brake rear brake cable onto cx bike. Will also have a quick go and fitting Rival gear cable: wish me luck. If I remember rightly, it's the most stupid design in th world.
    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.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 25,291 Lives Here
    Morning folks, sunny and glorious here at the moment.
    Sounds good Spinner, glad you had a good day. Doesn't sound quite so good MRS, hope young spider is ok. Going to struggle to make the most of today as off to see the skin in law, she's batshit crazy.
    All the best chaps.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,129
    Queuing, contemplating the futility of existence. Considering spending money on the special tickets that mean you can waft past the leisure-wear clad hordes.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,129
    hopkinb wrote:
    Queuing, contemplating the futility of existence. Considering spending money on the special tickets that mean you can waft past the leisure-wear clad hordes.

    But I need new tyres, so no, I'm going to make everyone queue. Hahahahhahaahahhaah.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    hopkinb wrote:
    Queuing, contemplating the futility of existence. Considering spending money on the special tickets that mean you can waft past the leisure-wear clad hordes.


    Where are you?

    We always do the special tickets, QBots, etc: just do it. Make life so much easier.

    It's a freakin' no brainier that one.
    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
    WOW! Just seen this.

    As soon as I have a working leg, I'm there.

    This is brilliant!

    viewtopic.php?f=40121&p=20143908#p20143908

    If this doesn't make me a Cat 3 hero on Zwift I don't know what will.
    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: 49,387
    Breakfast from M&S with coffee from Costa (well, Compass Group's crappier facsimiles of those outlets) then possibly the Monaco F1 courtesy of TCT/CHCT.

    Hoping to see some of the Duxford air show air traffic out of the window. Saw a Typhoon doing its stuff on Friday - nearly as awe-inspiring as seeing a Lightning jet doing a vertical climb when I was a kid - and almost as noisy.
    I was due to head that way later today but may need to avoid if the traffic on the M11 is going to be censored .

    Having a bit of peace this morning while me and the hound have the place to ourselves. Got to chuck a few things in a bag and head North this afternoon. Big sorting/turfing out day tomorrow and Tuesday.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,337
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Breakfast from M&S with coffee from Costa (well, Compass Group's crappier facsimiles of those outlets) then possibly the Monaco F1 courtesy of TCT/CHCT.

    Hoping to see some of the Duxford air show air traffic out of the window. Saw a Typhoon doing its stuff on Friday - nearly as awe-inspiring as seeing a Lightning jet doing a vertical climb when I was a kid - and almost as noisy.
    I was due to head that way later today but may need to avoid if the traffic on the M11 is going to be censored .

    Having a bit of peace this morning while me and the hound have the place to ourselves. Got to chuck a few things in a bag and head North this afternoon. Big sorting/turfing out day tomorrow and Tuesday.

    Good luck with all that.

    Yup - M11 best avoided at the beginning and end of the day
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,129
    hopkinb wrote:
    Queuing, contemplating the futility of existence. Considering spending money on the special tickets that mean you can waft past the leisure-wear clad hordes.


    Where are you?

    We always do the special tickets, QBots, etc: just do it. Make life so much easier.

    It's a freakin' no brainier that one.

    Alton towers. £400 for the 4 of us for fast passes for the big rides.
  • slowmartslowmart Posts: 4,184
    Trying to shake a bug caught last week so the ride is replaced with a Freddie Mercury impression as I'm doing some housework...

    Yes, I can pinpoint exactly where my life pivoted down the wrong avenue and I'm endeavouring to get it back on track.....

    Mind you I'm off on holiday shortly and riding a clunky hire bike up some long and technical ascents whilst celebrating 20 years married.
    “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
  • slowmartslowmart Posts: 4,184
    hopkinb wrote:
    hopkinb wrote:
    Queuing, contemplating the futility of existence. Considering spending money on the special tickets that mean you can waft past the leisure-wear clad hordes.


    Where are you?

    We always do the special tickets, QBots, etc: just do it. Make life so much easier.

    It's a freakin' no brainier that one.

    Alton towers. £400 for the 4 of us for fast passes for the big rides.

    Posting such sentiments could mean you'll arouse the left wing bias of certain members for espousing such capitalist sentiments as paying to climb over the working classes in your Gucci shoes to get to the front of the queue.

    Personally I see it as paying not to stand in line with the plebs. Mind you where are you going again? :twisted: :wink:
    “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
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 25,291 Lives Here
    £400! Sod that for a game of soldiers. Mind you, I would have hacked a leg off with a toothpick rather than go in the first place.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,129
    I ain't paying £400 to feel like puking on my shoes quicker than everyone else, even if I had it. Have just agreed to shell out £40 so the eldest can jump the queue of his choice of 3 rides while I indulge in gunt watching and the youngest eats her bodyweight in ice cream.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    We paid basically the same at Legoland - expensive but saved our sanity and meant that we didn't waste our lives standing in a queue with plebs and people proud to drink prosecco like it kinda makes them special and cool and oh so single speed rock 'n' roll.
    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: 49,387
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Breakfast from M&S with coffee from Costa (well, Compass Group's crappier facsimiles of those outlets) then possibly the Monaco F1 courtesy of TCT/CHCT.

    Hoping to see some of the Duxford air show air traffic out of the window. Saw a Typhoon doing its stuff on Friday - nearly as awe-inspiring as seeing a Lightning jet doing a vertical climb when I was a kid - and almost as noisy.
    I was due to head that way later today but may need to avoid if the traffic on the M11 is going to be censored .

    Having a bit of peace this morning while me and the hound have the place to ourselves. Got to chuck a few things in a bag and head North this afternoon. Big sorting/turfing out day tomorrow and Tuesday.

    Good luck with all that.

    Yup - M11 best avoided at the beginning and end of the day
    Thanks - best of luck with all the s**t that you have to deal with. (It actually helps to put my stuff into perspective).

    M11 traffic reports also saying they've closed a lane near Cambridge as well so it's definitely the A1 for me this afternoon.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 9,143
    hopkinb wrote:
    Queuing, contemplating the futility of existence. Considering spending money on the special tickets that mean you can waft past the leisure-wear clad hordes.


    Where are you?

    We always do the special tickets, QBots, etc: just do it. Make life so much easier.

    It's a freakin' no brainier that one.
    Where are you!? If there's no norks involved you just aren't interested are you! Hopkinb has looking forward to Alton Towers for ages. Hot sun, crowds of people, queues for miles, ahhhh heaven. And only £400 for fast passes, bargain.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,337
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Breakfast from M&S with coffee from Costa (well, Compass Group's crappier facsimiles of those outlets) then possibly the Monaco F1 courtesy of TCT/CHCT.

    Hoping to see some of the Duxford air show air traffic out of the window. Saw a Typhoon doing its stuff on Friday - nearly as awe-inspiring as seeing a Lightning jet doing a vertical climb when I was a kid - and almost as noisy.
    I was due to head that way later today but may need to avoid if the traffic on the M11 is going to be censored .

    Having a bit of peace this morning while me and the hound have the place to ourselves. Got to chuck a few things in a bag and head North this afternoon. Big sorting/turfing out day tomorrow and Tuesday.

    Good luck with all that.

    Yup - M11 best avoided at the beginning and end of the day
    Thanks - best of luck with all the s**t that you have to deal with. (It actually helps to put my stuff into perspective).

    M11 traffic reports also saying they've closed a lane near Cambridge as well so it's definitely the A1 for me this afternoon.

    Thank you. My s**t is put into perspective by the dad I met this morning. I wanted to give him a hug but thought I'd cry if I did (and probably so would he).

    Yup - that's what they normally do for the airshows
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Screaming kids, angry adults, massively overpriced food and drinks, chavs a go-go, traffic jams on the way home, tired kids throwing up in the back of the hopkinshopkinshopkinshopkins mobile.

    Sounds bliss. Up their with maggotty leg woman day.
    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
    Most disappointing thread of the day.

    viewtopic.php?f=40103&p=20143638#p20143638

    On the front page it said " turns out I have massive...."

    Upon clicking - quel domage.
    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: 49,387
    Most disappointing thread of the day.

    viewtopic.php?f=40103&p=20143638#p20143638

    On the front page it said " turns out I have massive...."

    Upon clicking - quel domage.
    Not sure what you were expecting so eagerly given there is a 99% chance that the OP would be a bloke?
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,129
    We paid basically the same at Legoland - expensive but saved our sanity and meant that we didn't waste our lives standing in a queue with plebs and people proud to drink prosecco like it kinda makes them special and cool and oh so single speed rock 'n' roll.

    No plebs at Legoland. That's the Glyndebourne of theme parks. Full of Rohan trousers and Berghaus waterproof wearing types who have brought their own wholemeal sandwiches. Here there are parents and children sharing ciggies...
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Most disappointing thread of the day.

    viewtopic.php?f=40103&p=20143638#p20143638

    On the front page it said " turns out I have massive...."

    Upon clicking - quel domage.
    Not sure what you were expecting so eagerly given there is a 99% chance that the OP would be a bloke?


    Totes negation - it's a burd and it's in the women's forum. Totes disappointment.
    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
    Bambino is actually a grey version of this today which makes me think of Hopkinshopkinshopkins predicament. I took a picture of him w it just now but don't know how to paste it in here.

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61qUetC%2ByIL._UX385_.jpg
    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: 45,378
    sungod wrote:
    'ning

    ride, cafes, ideally not getting rained on

    maybe go to waitrose for extra nibbles, veg out

    I am pretty sure you were susceptible to all extraneous forces: drag, gravity etc, so yes - quite agree. However, to be truly non-geodesic, did you feel any magnetic pull on your ride today?
    Tad tired from being up settling Bambina til late last night, so watching Octonauts curled up with Bambino while TDV does something I don't understand.

    That's a very woman thing. They disappear and inexplicably fill time. Without making a sound. It's incredible.
    hopkinb wrote:
    Queuing, contemplating the futility of existence.

    Imagine how futile it would be without bike bits?

    Back OT and rather mundane. However, it's all the things you dream of when you're in a bed, in a room, in a hospital feeling like censored :

    Off swimming with toots at 12 ish. Then Giro.
    Lewis hasn't got a chance in Monaco. F1 is censored now anyway.

    Laters.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
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