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sunday inserting the detonators

sungodsungod Posts: 12,215
edited July 2018 in The bottom bracket
'ning

come back summer, ignore those that wanted you to leave

ride, unless it's a deluge, though maybe even then, cafe, relax
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 7,754
    Morning, definitely Sungod come back summer, heavy rain for the last 2 hours this morning, at least the lawn is looking better, preparing for work , out for lunch .
    Have a good day
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,075
    This weather is shoot

    Soaked after walking the dog, meant to be doing some exercise but I will wait until branches stop falling out of the trees
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,368
    Morning, Damp and gusty around me at the moment. Sod it just realised I will have get the mower out now because the grass will go crazy with this liquid stuff. Maybe a ride out later if it dry,s out a bit. Going out later for lunch with the boys as they both got on the podium at yesterday's competition. One happy set of parents and an instructor.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,215
    after the recent sunniness it seemed odd out with the endless gloomygrey, deluge struck after a couple of hours, very soggy me, grrrr, mrs s not sympathtic

    at least tubs survived without any cuts from wet glass etc.
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,325 Lives Here
    Morning folks, very wet here so lying in bed with a cup of tea and a biscuit. Can hear people cheering on the rather moist Ride London, good that a lot of people still turn out in spite of the weather. Loads out when I did the Splash London 86, not as wet this year so hopefully the roads won’t be flooded.
    Will pop into Kingston later and see what’s going on.
    Have a good day one and all.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 5,462
    Missing the Raynes Park chicane of the RL100 this year. It's normally good fun to cheer the amateur stragglers on, then watch the pros power out of the 90 degree bends.

    Instead I'm watching rain fall from the sky in Cov.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,633
    Bit of a lie in - compared to some on here. I'm sure SG got up an hour earlier than his usual (s)ungodly time to dodge the rain. Personally I'm happy with a bit of rain as the garden might turn green and it saves me getting the hose out to fill the fish pond for a bit longer.

    Sorting some bike kit out today as I'm going mountain biking On Weds for the first time since I did my shoulder in. Only in Kent, mind.
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  • step83step83 Posts: 3,669
    Tnoon, damp today, summers obviously part of the brexit deal, as in we loose it. Soggy blowy pedal on the No.2 bike not chancing deep rims in this wind.
    Not much else to do today some poultry to roast later and try some whiskey I picked up yesterday
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,633
    sungod wrote:
    at least tubs survived without any cuts from wet glass etc.
    Random question of the day - why is wet glass more likely to cut your tyres than dry glass?
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  • webboowebboo Posts: 2,131
    Afternoon
    Now back in a very wet Yorkshire. So wet that it will be a major feat to get the luggage out of the car without drowning.
    Might have to watch the Cycling till it stops raining.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,325 Lives Here
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    sungod wrote:
    at least tubs survived without any cuts from wet glass etc.
    Random question of the day - why is wet glass more likely to cut your tyres than dry glass?
    Water helps lubricate so it cuts through the rubber more easily I believe, more punctures in the wet as a result. Just been watching a few of the RL100 riders and saw a few pushing bikes with flats. Who would enter a 100 mile ride without planning for such things?
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,215
    ^^^this

    the last tub to succumb had been ridden a couple of thousand km without even a slight nick, first wet ride it cut but sealant fixed it, second wet ride and it was cut too badly for sealant to work (cut was on the shoulder of the tread, that part wasn't even worn)
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,633
    Thanks Gents, another of life's little mysteries solved.

    Now to figure out why it doesn't seem to happen to me. My guess is the lorry tyres that I use for communting on :)
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,075
    veronese68 wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    sungod wrote:
    at least tubs survived without any cuts from wet glass etc.
    Random question of the day - why is wet glass more likely to cut your tyres than dry glass?
    Water helps lubricate so it cuts through the rubber more easily I believe, more punctures in the wet as a result. Just been watching a few of the RL100 riders and saw a few pushing bikes with flats. Who would enter a 100 mile ride without planning for such things?
    Me and a pal both had 4 punctures each in the flooded ride London’s

    Today’s ride was 2 punctures which was more than the amount of tubes I was carrying :(
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    ciao ragazzi.

    lethargy has hit mf towers and we are all flopped out on the couch doing nuffink. need to go and do a weights sesh but can't be bothered to move.
    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.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,368
    Ride went out the window as rain swept in, OH decided let's do Cheshire Oaks instead. FFS roadworks on M6 then took me 30 mins to get the last 500 yrds then another 30 mins to find a parking space. Arghh. Next time I'm dragging her in to the biggest bike shop I can find just to pixx her off.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,633
    ciao ragazzi.

    lethargy has hit mf towers and we are all flopped out on the couch doing nuffink. need to go and do a weights sesh but can't be bothered to move.
    Get off your backside MF - even I've just done some weights.
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  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,264
    oxoman wrote:
    took me 30 mins to get the last 500 yrds then another 30 mins to find a parking space. Arghh..
    Haha unlucky.
    It's always like that unless you get there midweek before 9 or in the evening - even then it's not pleasant.
    JE James is probably a good bet for a big bike shop to wander around looking at things.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,633
    oxoman wrote:
    Ride went out the window as rain swept in, OH decided let's do Cheshire Oaks instead. FFS roadworks on M6 then took me 30 mins to get the last 500 yrds then another 30 mins to find a parking space. Arghh. Next time I'm dragging her in to the biggest bike shop I can find just to pixx her off.
    To give her an idea of what going shopping is like for us, next time you go out for a drink, drag her round loads of different pubs without buying a pint until you get back to the first one that you went in.
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,633
    Good documentary about Joe Strummer on London Live just now.
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,075
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    oxoman wrote:
    Ride went out the window as rain swept in, OH decided let's do Cheshire Oaks instead. FFS roadworks on M6 then took me 30 mins to get the last 500 yrds then another 30 mins to find a parking space. Arghh. Next time I'm dragging her in to the biggest bike shop I can find just to pixx her off.
    To give her an idea of what going shopping is like for us, next time you go out for a drink, drag her round loads of different pubs without buying a pint until you get back to the first one that you went in.
    Who is this really punishing?
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,325 Lives Here
    tlw1 wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    To give her an idea of what going shopping is like for us, next time you go out for a drink, drag her round loads of different pubs without buying a pint until you get back to the first one that you went in.
    Who is this really punishing?
    That did confuse me too, just the thought of it was causing me some distress.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,633
    tlw1 wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    oxoman wrote:
    Ride went out the window as rain swept in, OH decided let's do Cheshire Oaks instead. FFS roadworks on M6 then took me 30 mins to get the last 500 yrds then another 30 mins to find a parking space. Arghh. Next time I'm dragging her in to the biggest bike shop I can find just to pixx her off.
    To give her an idea of what going shopping is like for us, next time you go out for a drink, drag her round loads of different pubs without buying a pint until you get back to the first one that you went in.
    Who is this really punishing?
    Hopefully you'd only have to do it once...
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