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Friday eating cheese sandwiches in the shadow of the Himalayas

thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,221
edited March 2019 in The bottom bracket
Morning

Off to the airport shortly , the sherpas turned up early and have already taken my bags. Might avoid rush hour at this rate.

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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 7,701
    Morning spitting with rain whilst I was walking Tigger, I have to pop into Siemens office this morning for some paperwork, next week will see me working again which will be locally for 10 days
    Have a good day
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,180
    'ning

    office, much coffee, probably pancakes, switch from mentoring to extermination, some are beyond redemption
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,043
    WFH as the wife is away tonight

    Still need to build the table football for the youngest, but keep going out :)
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,241
    Morning All. Not at work till Sunday. Ex-colleague and friend from previous place is having his leaving do tonight, so beer and curry to be destroyed. Sadly can't go mad as first big ride of the year tomorrow. Just dull here at the moment.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,411
    Just stuffing my face with a hotel brekkie. Off to collect the new toy in a bit then it's a long drive to Redcar, so a bit of this cranked up on the stereo seems appropriate:
    https://youtu.be/gEPmA3USJdI
    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]
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,287 Lives Here
    Morning folks,
    Happy damned Fryday. Never mind cheese sandwiches I'll be eating fried pig based products in sight of Hanworth Library. Other than that a busy day ahead and looking forward to the weekend. Lots to do so I'd better crack on, tea first of course.
    Enjoy the drive Stevo.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 5,426
    Yes, enjoy the long drive in the new car, but try not to get nicked or put it in a ditch first time out Stevo. :wink:

    Finish line in sight. Been a long short week.
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,868
    Morning, office day again. Resisting the urge to buy a new mtb, can't ride it this weekend or next so I'm in no rush, just impatient. A guy in my office has some new Bose noise cancelling over ear headphones so I'm going to use my valuable work time looking at headphones online...
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 5,426
    haydenm wrote:
    Morning, office day again. Resisting the urge to buy a new mtb, can't ride it this weekend or next so I'm in no rush, just impatient. A guy in my office has some new Bose noise cancelling over ear headphones so I'm going to use my valuable work time looking at headphones online...

    After doing the same thing, I bought the Sony equivalent. WHMX1000-3. They are excellent.
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,868
    I also watched 'The Defiant Ones' recently and because I'm, highly susceptible to advertising I'm considering Beats. I do have some Sennheiser HD 280 PRO IIs which I bought for Music Technology A-level but they are 10 years old and are really monitor headphones. Want noise cancelling due to thin office walls and inconsiderate colleagues plus travelling
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,646
    Morning, dull grey and dull here in flat shire. Good start to the day split coffee down me so I reckon I should avoid any further activities.
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,637
    haydenm wrote:
    I also watched 'The Defiant Ones' recently and because I'm, highly susceptible to advertising I'm considering Beats. I do have some Sennheiser HD 280 PRO IIs which I bought for Music Technology A-level but they are 10 years old and are really monitor headphones. Want noise cancelling due to thin office walls and inconsiderate colleagues plus travelling
    Don't get Beats. Very over-priced for the performance you get.

    Sennheiser, Audio Technica, Bowers & Wilkins, Kef, & Sony are your best bet for good ones. Focal, Audeze, Audioquest etc if the budget is big.
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,637
    First official day of autumn for us. 30 deg C, no wind, no cloud. Tomorrow will be 37 deg. Ironically, we're going shopping for a new fireplace.

    Very busy work morning and earned an early mark for a change. Faffed about in shed with bike # 7 shortening up brake lines. Next problem, fix dodgy headset.

    Green curry chicken with water chestnut for dinner.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,154
    Oh no, not another audio geek thread!

    Is it this?:

    15074010.jpg

    Or this?:

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcShd62UUuxud1y0Ze_BZHL5QyVBfUzyPbhDVpHoGypVFAftOD4T

    Chilly. Today i'll be venturing out with the mad sparky to look at a job.
    Mustn't forget the crutches.

    Don't bend that thing Stevo, unless you choose to bend it around Hanworth Library.

    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."
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,868
    Don't know if the noise cancelling aspect is the most important part to me. Sound quality is definitely higher up on my list, unfortunately I have no fixed ideas of budget...
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,637
    If you spend a lot of time on planes or in noisy places, its can be worthwhile tech, but otherwise I'd spend the same money on better sound quality.

    Having said that, I've been using some plain B&W in-ear phones for ages and find them just fine on planes, no need for the noise cancelling feature.
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,646
    If its sound quality certainly avoid Beats, I let my friend borrow my wireless AKG's she was shocked at the difference an they aren't even an expensive set.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,287 Lives Here
    pinno wrote:
    Is it this?:
    Yes, you can see why I call this area a dump. Considering we used to be based in Richmond it's a considerable come down. Stomach rumbling, looking forward to some scoff.
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,440
    Working from work, as is the norm.

    We're all going to the zoo tomorrow, zoo tomorrow, zoo tomorrow... No idea why (well I do really) as all the animals will be indoors shivering. Well all those that aren't warming themselves by the fire.

    Run after work then upping the distance to ~15 miles on Sunday.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,868
    step83 wrote:
    If its sound quality certainly avoid Beats, I let my friend borrow my wireless AKG's she was shocked at the difference an they aren't even an expensive set.

    The Beats I tried when they came out were bass heavy and muddy sounding, not great for metal (30% ish of their use I'd guess).
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,154
    Is Stevo dead yet?
    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."
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,411
    pinno wrote:
    Is Stevo dead yet?
    Made it up North and avoided ditches & coppers. Traffic was cack though, typical Friday afternoon. Just visiting the old dear then dropping in on other family.

    People did wonder why there was a bloke in a car headed up the A1 grinning like an idiot.
    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]
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,154
    ...and for a change, it wasn't Paul Gascoigne heading to the pub.
    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."
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    drunk on cheap white wine watching Soft Cell docu on BBC4. hangover kicking in already.. on duty tomorrow from early until late. it may hurt.
    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: 5,426
    Evening all. Cheap white wine, well chilled, is the drink of choice of all the best caners. I favour Viña Sol. 11.5%, 6 quid a bottle, goes down a treat. You barely even notice it.

    Stronger than beer, won't strip your oesophagus like spirits. Perfect.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 5,426
    Soft cell is the fella who had the car crash? All the different kinds of, erm, gentleman's relish. Or so the urban myth goes.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 5,878
    Soft Celling on a slightly delayed, watch from the start on iPlayer. Well good Thai in town, preceded by couple of Old Hooky beers, food accompanied by Chilean SB and, train home in between, finishing off with a tasty Malbec. Pretty 'kin good Friday.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    hopkinb wrote:
    Soft cell is the fella who had the car crash? All the different kinds of, erm, gentleman's relish. Or so the urban myth goes.


    M/bike crash and yes. Grew up with their first album, Tainted Love is actually a coverthat is better than the original.
    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.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,411
    pinno wrote:
    ...and for a change, it wasn't Paul Gascoigne heading to the pub.
    Not that far off...

    Absolutely knackered as I was awake before 5am just like any kid on Christmas day. Looking forward to the 265 mile drive home tomorrow.
    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]
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