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tuesday in the quantum foam

sungodsungod Posts: 13,213
edited June 2017 in The bottom bracket
'ning

gym, a heady swirl of wfh and cafes

autumn seems to be settling in, looks like it's going to get soggy with it
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,605
    Club ride
    Breakfast No.2
    snack
    lunch
    snack
    snack
    Dinner
    snack
    dessert
    snack
    bed

    hmmmm, should really do some work in there, go get kiddy from school and pick up package from amazon locker .... if I do the latter I can also buy a snack whilst I am there
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,213
    no pre-ride snack? could be risky, i'd play safe and have one just in case
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,605
    hmmm, I was kind of hoping Breakfast No.1 would suffice ...... but damn it I think you are right ... censored , I only have 6 minutes to get one down.

    don't have time for real food, its going to have to be the emergency energy bar
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,899
    Wfh - so I was meant to go for a run but thought I would spend time with the family. I now know why I leave before they get up
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,903
    Office day, p1ssing it down here. Saw some trees yesterday so I'm happy again, I was out with one of the directors so I hopefully he will relay my grievances to the rest of the board. Supposed to be having a conference call with our London based overlords but they are all flapping about something so it's been postponed, shame as it's always nice to drink a coffee and not contribute for an hour...

    Climbing again tonight, my elbow is starting to fall off though which is unfortunate
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,451 Lives Here
    tlw1 wrote:
    I was meant to go for a run
    I thought you said you were giving up that nonsense after doing some event a week or so ago.
    Morning folks,
    Not so sunny in cloudy and moist Hanworth today. Out for beer and curry with the branch managers and some of the bosses tonight. Bloody phone is ringing, how do I make it stop without talking to anyone? That did it, ignore it and it goes away. Work avoidance is the order of the day. Oh, ballcocks! Now there's a flashing light to tell me I have a message. I might have to do something about that. There's a sequence of buttons I can press to make the light go out without listening to the message. Might go and make a coffee now.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,222
    veronese68 wrote:
    tlw1 wrote:
    I was meant to go for a run
    I thought you said you were giving up that nonsense after doing some event a week or so ago.

    He ought to be shot really.

    Me sizing, pointing, tiling, skimming me. In no particular order.
    It's monsoon season.

    Laters.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,899
    pinno wrote:
    veronese68 wrote:
    tlw1 wrote:
    I was meant to go for a run
    I thought you said you were giving up that nonsense after doing some event a week or so ago.

    He ought to be shot really.

    Well trail marathon - tick

    I'm thinking about an ultra
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,222
    tlw1 wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    veronese68 wrote:
    tlw1 wrote:
    I was meant to go for a run
    I thought you said you were giving up that nonsense after doing some event a week or so ago.

    He ought to be shot really.

    Well trail marathon - tick

    I'm thinking about an ultra

    Maybe this 'ultra' will fulfil the intention. Unless it's actually two laps around the Jacket potato van.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,088
    pinno wrote:

    Unless it's actually two laps around the Jacket potato van.

    Do they still have jacket potato vans? I haven't seen one since approx. 1991.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,222
    hopkinb wrote:
    pinno wrote:

    Unless it's actually two laps around the Jacket potato van.

    Do they still have jacket potato vans? I haven't seen one since approx. 1991.

    You have never been to Birmingham?! Dudley high street is littered with them. If you want posh, go to 'Solly' (Solihull). You can get a Jacket potato with Coleslaw in Solly.
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  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,088
    Remember I'm a Midlands lad, I worked in Brum for 2 years, 1999-2001, never saw a jacket potato van, but I wasn't looking. Solihull is well posh, not surprised you can get a spud with coleslaw there. The last time I saw a spud van, it was in Coventry. I don't think I've eaten a jacket potato at all since the 1990's.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,088
    Might get a pack of spuds later. Loads of butter and grated cheese. Bit of that Encona West Indian hot pepper sauce.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,899
    hopkinb wrote:
    Remember I'm a Midlands lad, I worked in Brum for 2 years, 1999-2001, never saw a jacket potato van, but I wasn't looking. Solihull is well posh, not surprised you can get a spud with coleslaw there. The last time I saw a spud van, it was in Coventry. I don't think I've eaten a jacket potato at all since the 1990's.

    Due to working near the van at least twice a week and having a pub pal with a potato farm - I eat a lot of jp's
  • slowmartslowmart Posts: 4,039
    Many, many moons ago the then council subsidised bus fares which meant you could travel anywhere in the west midlands for 2p.

    I censored you not.

    Which meant for school averse individual's we could travel from Wolverhampton to Birmingham using the 79 bus to buy freshly made doughnuts from the bullring. A favourite pastime while on the upper deck was to place a bag over the periscope window which the driver used to check on the user deck, jam a pencil in the latch of the rear window which meant the alarm wouldn't go off and then open up the window and egg anyone we didn't like the look of as we went past.

    One of the smells of my childhood is freshly made doughnuts :D
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,899
    pinno wrote:
    tlw1 wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    veronese68 wrote:
    tlw1 wrote:
    I was meant to go for a run
    I thought you said you were giving up that nonsense after doing some event a week or so ago.

    He ought to be shot really.

    Well trail marathon - tick

    I'm thinking about an ultra

    Maybe this 'ultra' will fulfil the intention.

    Maybe - I really enjoyed the marathon, but maybe because I've spent year mountain biking in the woods and remembered a lot of bits
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,088
    slowmart wrote:
    Many, many moons ago the then council subsidised bus fares which meant you could travel anywhere in the west midlands for 2p.

    I remember this too! Never went to the Bullring for doughnuts though, I was probably a bit young. I do remember buying those WMPTE travel card things where you rubbed the date off with a coin, and you could travel anywhere on the train. We used to go to Beatties in the Palisades above New St station and gawp at the remote controlled cars and model railways.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,451 Lives Here
    tlw1 wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    He ought to be shot really.
    I'm thinking about an ultra
    Being shot would be quicker and less painful.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,213
    slowmart wrote:
    One of the smells of my childhood is freshly made doughnuts :D

    ah, the days of proper bakers

    used to be one between eaton square and victoria, the very thought of it is making me giddy with memories of cakes and crusty rolls, plus they sold walters crisps (NOT walkers) which may have been the world's best potato-based snacks ever
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • FlâneurFlâneur Posts: 3,027
    you lot are old.

    Morning of coffee and croissants and dealing with absolute retards and their censored ups. May move to vodka.

    Need some new cycling shoes, I say need I mean want. Along with some tyres for another set of wheels,
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  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,213
    either you die young or get old, i tried doing the first but failed, it was fun though
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,451 Lives Here
    sungod wrote:
    either you die young or get old, i tried doing the first but failed, it was fun though
    This, with hindsight I'm amazed I've lasted so long.
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    sungod wrote:
    either you die young or get old, i tried doing the first but failed, it was fun though

    Tried and failed as well. Although I have many a friend that succeeded :(

    Monsoon here too. WFW
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,088
    Lunch was cod, chips & mushy peas with lashings of vinegar and salt. Lovely fish & chip restaurant up the other side of Barbican. 20 min wander back to the office along the Barbican skyways, very pleasant. It's going to p!ss down shortly though...
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,852
    Afternoon peeps, finally surfaced from snoozeland. No more work for a few days. Only good thing about Dudley is the road out of it and luckily my parents used it when i was only 1 so I don't sound like a yam yam. As to JP,s there the food of the gods, little oxo would happily live on them all the time if we let him.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,222
    Flâneur wrote:
    you lot are old.

    Don't say I didn't warn you.

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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,222
    sungod wrote:
    either you die young or get old, i tried doing the first but failed, it was fun though

    ...and that's why (as you have the greatest wisdom in these matters) you need to contribute in the 'Not for the Vicar thread'.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,213
    wisdom? me? shurely shome mishtake

    but i shall endeavour to peruse said thread
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,012
    Busy day today, with lots of random stuff coming in to annoy me. At least I avoided us getting dividend stripped :) My plan to pedal home being held to ransom by the crappy weather. May defer till tomorrow as I have only shorts and a short sleeved top to ride in.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,222
    Pi$$ed down all day. It's pi$$ing down now. What's it like over there Gazza?

    I can only presume that the elder brethren are remembering that age scale with sentiment and web searches for Viagra. I say this 'cos it's all gone quite.
    Flaneur is audibly gulping at the prospect of the sands running out.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
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