Forum home Road cycling forum The bottom bracket

sunday down a corridor of flame

sungodsungod Posts: 12,198
edited August 2017 in The bottom bracket
'ning

see which way the wind is blowing and either the shorter very steep or long less steep route to the lair of the tabby, cafe solo or two on the way, before high speed swoopiness on the return

on return drop into the smiley dinosaur's place for crusty bread, followed by vegging out, scorchio i hope
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

Posts

  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,058
    So ferkin tired - but once I wake up I can't get back to sleep - despite much Apple based drinks last night

    Today is introducing the eldest to Austin powers and then off to ladybower for an organised practice of the ultra

    Later is the local as the mother in law is over
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,531
    Holiday prep day today including dumping the hound off North of the river which will take ages. Stsrted some stuff last night to avoid other people panicking...but its still going to be a busy one once I'vs done my30 minutes of packing :roll:
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
    Commuter

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,644
    Day off from labourer tasks. Took the roadster for a drive in the countryside... nice spot to stop here

    36367945502_fca6f6d34d_b.jpg

    Back to the hard slog tomorrow.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,308 Lives Here
    Doesn't look too bad for mid-winter Spinner.
    Slow start has been had, need to do some odd jobs before going to a barbecue at a mate's. Drinking too much will take up the rest of the day and tomorrow will be even harder work.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,201
    Morning squires, squares and squabs

    OH at work meh. Taking toots to the wet stuff later. Quite a nice day really. Saw dawn at roughly 5.30am when the cat wanted out; it was stunning, not a cloud in the sky.

    Me on washing duties me. Must finish grass cutting later. Meh.

    Laters.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,644
    veronese68 wrote:
    Doesn't look too bad for mid-winter Spinner.
    Slow start has been had, need to do some odd jobs before going to a barbecue at a mate's. Drinking too much will take up the rest of the day and tomorrow will be even harder work.
    Yes, can't complain 8) Roof down, glorious way to tour the countryside...
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,644
    The rest of that view...
    36402571261_8bc3ff5ff5_b.jpg
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,201
    Look Wheelspinner, with all due respect - sod off.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,306
    WS stop making people jealous. Just woken from slumber after night shift, one more left then off. May even bike in if it stays nice.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Afternoon all. Back from the in laws, still working off the pile of meat. And trying to walk, having got lost on a '3.5' mile run that turned in to a 7 miler. Fitter than I thought I was... Enjoy the remaining weekend, back to it tomorrow.

    Apart from all of you on holiday or not at work - in which case, you know what you can do...
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 5,894
    First 100km of the year, tick. Come to it, first 100km in many a year outside of touring holiday pootling.

    Happy. Beer beckons.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,198
    just a pleasant 75k here, set off before sunrise for a cool start, by the top of timanfaya the sun was well up but morning mist clung around the volcanoes, the other side of the pass the temperature plummeted (to 20c), through a parting in the mist i saw a sleek form leaping the peaks, and heard a welcoming purr, the tabby was near, but he mist thickened again and i was past

    descending, up again to mancha blanca, the fast road across the lava field, then a speed limit defying hurtle through the swoopy curves above uga, and back to yaiza for tortilla with chilli sauce and a coke while the town's lava cat watched over my shiny bike, one more climb then around the coast road and south for a coffee before hitting the sunbed

    muy scorchio
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,531
    Right, that's the hound dropped off at his temporary home for the next 2 weeks and checked into the flight. Just need to chuck my assembled bits of stuff in the case then I can clear out any food or drink that might go off. There's a 3/4 of bottle of plonk that's open and looks quite tempting :) And I'm sure bottles of cider go off quickly.
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
    Commuter

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,198
    you can't leave wine once opened, it's the law
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,531
    sungod wrote:
    you can't leave wine once opened, it's the law
    I have no intention of ever breaking the law :)
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
    Commuter

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Day off from labourer tasks. Took the roadster for a drive in the countryside... nice spot to stop here

    36367945502_fca6f6d34d_b.jpg

    Back to the hard slog tomorrow.

    It's only that massive cloud bank that lets you know it's winter, hard life, enjoy :D
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,201
    Those bloody filters.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,644
    team47b wrote:
    It's only that massive cloud bank that lets you know it's winter, hard life, enjoy :D

    There was a brief 3.2 millisecond period where we were in danger of some partial shade from the clouds...

    It's actually a man-made lake, part of the water supply catchment for Sydney. There's another not that far from home which is less scenic, but was always a good destination on a bike ride mid-week, pretty much zero traffic which round these parts is rare.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    Day off from labourer tasks. Took the roadster for a drive in the countryside... nice spot to stop here

    36367945502_fca6f6d34d_b.jpg

    Back to the hard slog tomorrow.

    Poor man's Eastbourne.
    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.
Sign In or Register to comment.