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tuesday with fast neutron scattering

sungodsungod Posts: 13,208
edited June 2017 in The bottom bracket
'ning

gym shortly then wfh cafes

soggy night past, soggy day looming
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
    Early one this morning - still, the roads across Cambridge were quiet. Busy day ahead.
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,605
    waiting for the 7am club ride ..... I fear that no one else will turn up in this wind and rain ... I am always surprised when they do

    then a massive day of meetings :(
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,208
    wasn't worth getting dry after the shower in the gym as i had another one on the stroll back

    quite a few fallen branches etc., watch out if you're riding anywhere arboreal
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,439 Lives Here
    Hope it's busy for the right reasons MRS.
    I decided today was a good day for driving due to the high probability of a sharknado occurring. Never mind the dangers of bits of twig falling on you, if a hammerhead lands on you it'll put a serious downer on your day. I saw the film a while back and I reckon it's the perfect conditions for it. No point hiding behind feeble excuses, that's the truth of it.
    The Europeans seem to be back at work, they are bothering me already. Deep joy.
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 6,732
    Wasn't brave enough to cycle this morning and respect to anyone who was. Train friend who I hadn't seen for a while seemed very pleased to see me :D Felt like giving her a hug but managed to show some restraint. I was finding the amount of people struggling with broken brollies amusing this morning until I rounded the last corner to work and my own umbrella imploded in my face :roll: A day of work avoidance beckons.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,439 Lives Here
    seanoconn wrote:
    I was finding the amount of people struggling with broken brollies amusing this morning until I rounded the last corner to work and my own umbrella imploded in my face.
    What did you expect? A brolly can't withstand a bit of wind, never mind a tiger shark falling out of the sky. Honestly, some people and their unrealistic expectations. :roll:
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 6,732
    veronese68 wrote:
    seanoconn wrote:
    I was finding the amount of people struggling with broken brollies amusing this morning until I rounded the last corner to work and my own umbrella imploded in my face.
    What did you expect? A brolly can't withstand a bit of wind, never mind a tiger shark falling out of the sky. Honestly, some people and their unrealistic expectations. :roll:
    Yes but my brolly is black with a brown wooden handle, my overconfidence was justified :(
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
    veronese68 wrote:
    Hope it's busy for the right reasons MRS.

    Transplant prep. Hickman going in at 9 so needed platelets from 6 until now. Then kidney function test then heart echo. It's really two days' worth in one day. Will be exhausted by the end of it.
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,208
    hope that goes ok!!!
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
    sungod wrote:
    hope that goes ok!!!

    Thanks! I think it's all pretty routine (at least the bit after the Hickman) - Charlie used to have it done pretty much before every chemo. Miss MRS is really nervous about the Hickman - partly because you're only sedated for it.
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,439 Lives Here
    Ditto, all the best MRSs. I'm sure she'll be fine, but being nervous about these things is understandable, hardly rational but even the person that is nervous knows that. I got a bit funny about needles by the end of my chemo, probably because my veins had gone hard and they would struggle to get a line in. I'm better about it now, but still not as relaxed as I used to be.

    Just had a text from the Mrs. No trains, now on a bus as there is a basking shark on the line at Teddington.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,844
    All the best MRS and family. Sadly back at grindstone. Lots of wet stuff and broken branches about. Be carefull out there.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,903
    All the best MRS

    Morning, back in the office today, I was at Ft William to watch the mountain biking on the weekend then out on sites in Argyll yesterday, got some riding in on the Saturday too. Hopefully getting a demo from a very cool bike brand to race on this weekend so I can pretend to be pro, thinking of changing my strava name already...

    We played weather top trumps on the phone this morning, sounds like London is beating us for the first time in a while, the wind is set to come in here later on but solid heavy rain until tomorrow morning. Fun fun
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,014
    Few lemon sharks on the way to work, thankfully I came in the Saab so I could launch a couple of sidewinders to remove them.
    Lots of bedraggled people walking into the office I brought a proper jacket so am dry from the waist up. How long that lasts as the rain is hammering off the roof here is anyones guess. Theres ducks up there again according the the facilities guys.

    MRS, hopefully it goes quick an she can relax afterwards.
  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,605
    awesome club ride .... wish I had a geared CX bike though ... the roads weer awash with fallen branches and debris. My bunny hopping skills have levelled up this morning. The country lanes are lethal though, the middle of them is just loose gravel washed there from the rain so you have to cycle close to the hedge ..... cue a couple of bracken - stinging nettle face whips at 20mph during sketchy descents.

    Still, as much as the wind punished me for being weak .... it got me a couple of PRs as well on the way back :D
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Ciao

    Tad bored, tad down, off to the specialist in a bit then popping into work to say goodbye to a mate who's being posted away, then on with sorting life. Decided to cheer myself up by having steak and chips for breakfast.

    Nowt much to report really.

    Ciao
    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.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,055
    I battled falling sharks (an even mixture of Tiger and Mako), crosswinds, rain & massive diesel slicks from TFL's fleet of incontinent buses. Proper waterproof jacket meant I was dry from neck to waist. Rule 9, or whichever one it is.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,878
    Long day of work yesterday could potentially look short they way today is going

    Bright side - jacket potato with chilli for lunch

    Good luck MRS
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,055

    Decided to cheer myself up by having steak and chips for breakfast.

    What a magnificent breakfast. Did you pop a fried egg on top?
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,177
    You lot haven't a clue about windy weather.

    Hickman line should be over by now. My first one snapped on the way out. Doc gave me some hipnoval and as a distraction told me a joke: "What goes mark mark mark mark?.... Dog with a hair lip" As I was slipping under, apparently I was saying "Mark mark mark..." continuously as they surgically removed the 'stump'. Happy days.

    Me going to hire SDS drill, some fluorine trichloride and a couple of paddy's. Update later. Might be popping in to see Wheelspinner, even though it's the middle of the night there.

    Laters.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,208
    no sharks here so far, but i spotted a laser bream
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 6,732
    hopkinb wrote:
    I battled falling sharks (an even mixture of Tiger and Mako), crosswinds, rain & massive diesel slicks from TFL's fleet of incontinent buses. Proper waterproof jacket meant I was dry from neck to waist. Rule 9, or whichever one it is.
    Respect to your fearlessness in the face of impending shark attack and general lionhearted commuting abilities.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,003
    Beam me outta here. Mother and sister after too many red wines are in kitchen watching fecking Riverdance videos on YouTube too loudly. That, or some Korean kid mangling the opera classics. Phark me.
    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
  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
    Miss MRS Hickman'd up - all good

    Thanks for all the kind comments
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    hopkinb wrote:

    Decided to cheer myself up by having steak and chips for breakfast.

    What a magnificent breakfast. Did you pop a fried egg on top?

    Ah hell, see, I forgot about that. Dang it boyo - next time.

    Just steak (x2) with a huge pile of chips and a mug of coffee, listening to Frank Turner (inoffensive but quite good lyrically - poor man's Billy Bragg).

    Have to go and set up turbo trainer - physio's orders. This going to be sooooooooooooooooooooo boring.
    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.
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 6,732
    hopkinb wrote:

    Decided to cheer myself up by having steak and chips for breakfast.

    What a magnificent breakfast. Did you pop a fried egg on top?

    Ah hell, see, I forgot about that. Dang it boyo - next time.

    Just steak (x2) with a huge pile of chips and a mug of coffee,

    You'll have to go for a run to burn off the calories MF. :D
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,055
    seanoconn wrote:
    hopkinb wrote:
    I battled falling sharks (an even mixture of Tiger and Mako), crosswinds, rain & massive diesel slicks from TFL's fleet of incontinent buses. Proper waterproof jacket meant I was dry from neck to waist. Rule 9, or whichever one it is.
    Respect to your fearlessness in the face of impending shark attack and general lionhearted commuting abilities.

    Even 40 mph gusts (I know this is default weather where you are Pinno) and driving rain bringing multiple shark attacks are better than SWT to Waterloo plus Drain, or bus plus Northern line. Both options mean standing in an overheated hell full of damp fcukers, coughing, spluttering, farting and generally being unpleasantly human in a confined space.

    Crosswinds improve my bike handling ability, and headwinds make me stronger. :lol:
  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,443
    pinno wrote:

    Me going to hire SDS drill, some fluorine trichloride and a couple of paddy's. Update later. Might be popping in to see Wheelspinner, even though it's the middle of the night there.

    Laters.

    I've no idea what they cost to hire, but you can pick up (a cheap) one for about £50. I know you get what you pay for and all that, but mine is still going strong after being used to take the kitchen down to brick (couldn't see through the dust!) and various other jobs.


    The older I get, the better I was.

  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 43,983
    Good luck with all of that MRS.

    I wasn't going to pedal in today as I did that yesterday - bloody glad I didn't, it was fuki norrible. One of our lot was caught up in the London Bridge incident on Saturday night - she's badly shaken but unhurt. We given her some time off to recover and HR have helpfully sent the number for the corporate counselling service...

    May stop off and buy some new brogues on the way home tonight, one of my old pairs is disintegrating.
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  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Hot, dry, no wind bla bla :D

    Jesus is selling his Ducati

    http://www.custojusto.pt/lisboa/motos/d ... 9-23194752
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
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