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friday with fire and movement

sungodsungod Posts: 13,212
edited March 2019 in The bottom bracket
'ning

back after after much bubbly and visiting the pussycats of the alhambra, it's clear some people can't arrange a posting in a forum

office of gmc, much coffee, laze, lab, some webexing, etc. maybe arrange to drop in on one of the euro-tentacles, early bail as it's been a long week
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 8,914
    Morning, nice to see you back in the fold SG, working again today and the weekend it all helps the new bike fund :)
    Have a good day
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,890
    Phew - I know what day it is now

    As predicted by v68 working from offices too far from the local, with lots of meetings, my favourite starts at 16:00 for a couple of hours :(

    Later is local
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,851
    Morning, No work day today. Going out laters for lots of beer. Losing youngest for D of E wkend, it's going to be quiet for a change. Night ride last night was good I didn't feel I was the unfittest for a change. Enjoy your day all.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,621
    Morning

    Nothing fell off the car on the way to work this morning so that's a great start to the day :)
    There's a cake sale thing in the office this morning which is even better and I've already been the cash machine on the way in.

    I might take the afternoon off to replace the brake cables on my bike, I can't see how to get to the cable or how to replace it and it sounds like one hell of a job https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/ev/EV-ST-RS505-3902.pdf
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,789
    Enjoy your cake Thistle.
    Cables you say? Bungle's your man.

    viewtopic.php?f=40004&t=13104072&p=20495079#p20494908

    Ignore the Pinno bullying. :lol:
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,074
    There's a cake sale thing in the office this morning which is even better and I've already been the cash machine on the way in.

    CAKE! I'll have a big slice of the carrot cake please. I'll pop a couple of quid in the post.

    Assuming SG has just returned from Granada, all I remember about the place, other than the Alhambra palace, is

    a) getting a €60 traffic violation fine passed on by the hire car company 3 months after getting back;
    b) the kids constantly moaning for a burger from https://thegoodburger.com/en
    c) delicious grilled iberico pork tapas from https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g187441-d7795535-Reviews-Entrebrasas-Granada_Province_of_Granada_Andalucia.html
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,016
    Morning, quiet day off as its farking windy out, walked Le Woof she wanted a *stick an refused to let go till we got to the gate so ill dispose of that later.

    Last time I was in Granada I had the delights of the dealz, so basically poundland next to the gym, joyous as it sounds!


    Anyway quiet day planned may try zwift with my phone seeing as they've pushed it to Android now. Bar that enjoy some local beer later.


    *Tree
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,701
    Early finish and building wardrobes awaits.

    Oh the joy.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    ciao

    mega windy here and absolutely nothing to do. someone tried to die in my office yesterday just as i was trying to leave for the day - damn inconsiderate - so really should go and tip my hat to someone and say they aren't dead.

    may check where my new handlebars are.
    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.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,209
    Porker, sticks, coffee, cake (in some sort of order).

    Laters.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,448 Lives Here
    Morning folks,
    Busy again but stopped for cake. The lass with the huge thrup's is leaving today which is a shame, unfortunately no pictures.
    My day is a little like HD's but rather than building wardrobes I'll be going to the pub. That reminds me, did you get some 10speed shifters HD?
    I was all set to wimp out and drive in today as I could then get to the pub and not be a windswept sweaty mess, got to the car to find a flat tyre. Ballcocks! Back in and change to ride the bike in against the wind.
    Went to Granada many many years ago when I were a lad, don't remember anything apart from the Alhambra. The old dear was there over Christmas.
    Sorry to hear my crystal ball worked TLW, hope the meeting isn't too long and painful.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,010
    Good curry n Cobra night out with the minions last night, luckily I'm feeling OK and working from home. Also managed to drop the communter off at the LBS for a bit of maintenance work. I know the tracker works now after I forgot my security widget - got less than 2 mins down the road in The Panzer before I got a call from Vodafone Automotive.

    Busy day despite being Friday. Must delegate better...
    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]
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,701
    veronese68 wrote:
    That reminds me, did you get some 10speed shifters HD?

    Yes I did thanks, I forgot about the other post and yes you did sell me the 105's a while ago.
    This little lot is for MrsHD so I'm trying not to spend a fortune on it unless she decides that she really does like riding and gets serious. Giving her easier shifting and better braking should improve her experience so there is hope for her yet.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,074
    tray full of pineapple in the office kitchen left over from some internal management meeting

    ate 5 wedges, turned into sungod, can no longer capitalise and have mislaid the full stop on my keyboard

    early bail now pencilled in, along with much bubbly and the adoption of a tabby
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,010
    hopkinb wrote:
    tray full of pineapple in the office kitchen left over from some internal management meeting

    ate 5 wedges, turned into sungod, can no longer capitalise and have mislaid the full stop on my keyboard

    early bail now pencilled in, along with much bubbly and the adoption of a tabby
    :D
    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: 40,209
    hopkinb wrote:
    ...and the adoption of a tabby.

    Methinks you're not actually lying but suffering Pineapple induced delirium.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,212
    yep granada, aside from alhambra, also scenic around sacromonte

    a mostly porky cuisine, some really good red tuna dishes at a couple of places, and the lovely hotel obliged at brekkie by eliminating undesirable elements from my 'tropical fruits' starter
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • LagrangeLagrange Posts: 652
    I went to Al Hamra in Oman once - really nice place. We did a climb on Jebel Shams which was scary and went to a place called Misfah which has a thousand year old irrigation system and fields the size of a table and no MacDonalds. yet.

    you might not be very interested in this.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,209
    Lagrange wrote:
    ...you might not be very interested in this.

    TBH, in this place, that could be hit and miss.

    Key words missing: Wobble, Pineapple, Tabbies, food, pub, shirking, coffee, beer, wfh (working from home), norks, dogs, cake.

    Simple things please simple...
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,212
    oman is nice, way prettier than dubai, i've had pineapple there, also coffee and cake
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,448 Lives Here
    Lagrange wrote:
    ...and no MacDonalds. yet.
    Verona resisted McD’s for many years because it’s so tacky. It was eventually accepted near the town centre but is marble fronted and has a salad bar in the window. No sign of orange and yellow colour scheme.
    Rest of the post was quite interesting but I can’t really comment beyond that.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,209
    Par example Monsieur Lagrange:
    sungod wrote:
    oman is nice, way prettier than dubai, i've had pineapple there, also coffee and cake
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,074
    I am interested and fascinated in everything.

    I am frequently mocked by my family due to my fondness for audioguides and dusty old churches.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,074
    Thousand year old irrigation systems would be right up my street.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,074
    Now, the question occupying me this evening is whether I should waste 500 quid on a quarq powermeter. I don't race or tt, and am not intending to. But numbers. This is very definitely a case of head says no, but heart would quite like one.

    Also, we're watching the last homelands tonight. What next?
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,209
    hopkinb wrote:
    Now, the question occupying me this evening is whether I should waste 500 quid on a quarq powermeter. I don't race or tt, and am not intending to. But numbers. This is very definitely a case of head says no, but heart would quite like one.

    Power meter!? Don't be silly. £500 will get you a helluva lot more of something else. I could invest it for you?
    hopkinb wrote:
    Also, we're watching the last homelands tonight. What next?

    Which series are you on?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,074
    pinno wrote:
    hopkinb wrote:
    Now, the question occupying me this evening is whether I should waste 500 quid on a quarq powermeter. I don't race or tt, and am not intending to. But numbers. This is very definitely a case of head says no, but heart would quite like one.

    Power meter!? Don't be silly. £500 will get you a helluva lot more of something else. I could invest it for you?
    hopkinb wrote:
    Also, we're watching the last homelands tonight. What next?

    Which series are you on?

    Finishing series 7.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,074
    You're right on the power meter.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,074
    But numbers.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,074
    Could pay for half an eTap.
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