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sunday all is illusion

sungodsungod Posts: 12,198
edited April 2018 in The bottom bracket
'ning

barring surprises, long ride up to do the hairpins of haria both ways, much snacking will be needed, followed by lazing
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 7,729
    Morning, bloody cold up North this morning, working all day again, sauna and swim later
    Have a good day
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,306
    Morning Peeps. Getting ready for 2nd XC race of the year in a couple of hours or so, better prepared this time but sadly packing extra weight. Assuming I survive taking mutt and family out for walk somewhere nice later. Looking a tad glum outside but no rain at the minute.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,058
    Managed a decent walk with mutt before the rain and then whilst raining we cleared the carnage from last nights dinner party, where three guests turned into six with kids. Need to restock the wine and beer fridges now.

    Another walk before a pig based breakfast and then prepare the bike for another race.

    Later is the local
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,308 Lives Here
    Morning folks, traditional slow start has been had. Going out for lunch later with the ‘rents, younger sister and her husband. You don’t want pictures trust me. Later will be lounging due to being incapacitated by the volume of food and drink.
    Been doing more research on stuff for bike builds. Thinking Campag Nuova Record for old frame. Need to educate myself more on old Campag. Thinking about 1x and hydraulic discs for bamboo. But that pushes me towards Sram which uses DOT fluid, everything else is on mineral. Should I buy a discounted Ultegra set up from Merlin?
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,643
    Top day. Sunshine, serenity, a bit of light DIY entertainment and some power-tool based gardening. Red wine and a spag bol for dinner.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,531
    Spot of car cleaning and maintenance here, then maybe doing some badly needed exercise later on. Going back onto the normal communting routine this week so hopefully can shed a bit of lard and get half way fit again.

    Just need some food now, those mini pork pies I got from Waitrose only kept me going for so long.
    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]
  • webboowebboo Posts: 2,122
    Afternoon
    Slow start to day however walk walked, so not a lot else on the cards apart from food and wine. I was planning on watching the Cycling but it appears to have finished already.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 5,449
    veronese68 wrote:
    Thinking about 1x and hydraulic discs for bamboo. But that pushes me towards Sram which uses DOT fluid, everything else is on mineral. Should I buy a discounted Ultegra set up from Merlin?

    How often do you bleed a hydro brake system though? Mines coming up to 2.5 years, not needed a bleed, and that's with a lot of commute km, where brakes are used often.

    Afternoon all. First ever junior parkrun for mini, with 6 of her friends, followed by coffee for the dads, and playground for the kids.

    Lamb for dinner later, always a good thing in my book.

    Really not looking forward to the hissing rain, howling northerly and negative windchill temperatures for tomorrow's commute. Luckily I hadn't packed away the winter kit.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,306
    Race completed all though only 2 out of 3 laps as got lapped by someone who I suspect should have been in higher category. He did me a favour though as hanging out of my rear due to deep mud and water in places. Just got to either get fitter or drop back to beginners or give up. Mutt walked with family.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,058
    Race also completed and also lapped :(
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,198
    brutal headwind for first 60km, which also was mostly uphill, fuelled by coke and cakes, 60k back was much faster

    3000kcal burned, got back, stuffed my face then slumped on the sunbed, feeling lethargic, more curry later

    think tomorrow will be lazy
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Little walk earlier and then boozy dinner with friends. Mrs BBGeek talking about moving house, hope this is a passing fad.
    Day off tomorrow for admin tasks and clean some bikes for sale. Might flog the lot and start again, but I do love my Pompetamine :|
    Ecrasez l’infame
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,308 Lives Here
    tlw1 wrote:
    Race also completed and also lapped :(
    Should have had a stiff drink before the off, or a couple of lines of coke like SG.
    At least I think that’s what he meant.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,308 Lives Here
    Good point about the brakes Hopper, might have to steal yours and try it as I’ve never ridden Sram.
    Great afternoon was had, late lunch in my favourite Italian restaurant. Makes me laugh that the pizza express next door is always full when there are much better pizzas and loads more in this place. Very telling that it was full of Italians. Lunch was followed by a cafe corretto and that was followed by another free grappa that I probably didn’t need, still it helped with the digestion. Then came home for some of my mother’s tiramisu, delicious.
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,244
    Morning

    Hauled my censored out of bed early to go on that reliability ride race thing only to get there an hour early because I'd not read the instructions. Had the route so chucked them some money and went off early on my own, was lovely. Nobody lapped me, or passed me :D bit chilly out, and a bstrd northerly headwind for the last 20 miles.

    Went to see the Avengers film, bit of an odd ending, loads of kids crying at the end. It was all allocated seating because it was busy and we were sat near the wall, but the 4 next to us didn't show up :roll:

    More paint on the bike rack.

    Day off tomorrow woohoo.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,201
    veronese68 wrote:
    Thinking Campag Nuova Record for old frame.

    Croce d'aune?

    Pompetamine: Planet x heap of soul less junk? You won't miss it.

    Me did a half day shift me.

    Tiling bathroom all this week.

    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."
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,308 Lives Here
    pinno wrote:
    Croce d'aune?
    Same to you with brass knobs on.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,201
    veronese68 wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    Croce d'aune?
    Same to you with brass knobs on.

    Just dribble:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_osac ... t&_sacat=0
    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."
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