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Saturday's child is full of pineapple

thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,588
edited May 2019 in The bottom bracket
Morning
Think I caught some lurgy while up in Scotland: hardly slept, feeling ill and supposed to be doing a "race" later.
If it was dry and sunny I'd be up for it, but thinking of binning it off and finding something else to do today.

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  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,777
    'ning

    seem to be a lot of you getting this, wondering what you've all been up to

    pack stuff, bask, head to airport later, at least they'll bring me bubbly
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 9,441
    Morning, bright and cool start to the day, Lincoln gp sportive today, best start getting ready
    Have a good weekend
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,717
    Morning. Bright and sunny outside for a change local parkrun awaits. Currently in doghouse with OH as to much was drunk last night. Oops.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,074
    Driving to Cov later. Riding 100 miles on closed roads round Brum tomorrow morning with a mate. I'll be happy to get round without my legs falling off. Bloody stupid idea. At least the weather looks decent.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,796
    Got bored last night and needed up watching 'Friends with benefits' as Mila Kunis is in it.

    Done a couple trips to the tip and one more to the charity shop this morning. Next up is Tesco, petrol and getting some extra keys cut for the estate agent once I've made my mind up which one is the least dishonest/incompetent. Then a long drive home, may have to amuse myself as there's only the Championship playoffs on 5 Live.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,662 Lives Here
    Morning folks,
    You not sorted the blueteeth for sounds yet Stevo?
    Slept like the proverbial log after a good day yesterday, lots of fresh air and a few beers. The only heavy rain was when we stopped for lunch so we missed it by sheer dumb luck.
    Bit of a strange moment at one point, riding along a quiet bit of towpath and spot a pheasant ahead, tried to give it as wide a berth as possible but it took off and after a very short flight landed in the river. I had no idea pheasants could swim, I thought they just got shot at and run over. Stopped to watch it and it was swimming around quite happily. Should clean the bike today, various other bits of pottering to be done.
    Onwards and upwards...
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,049
    Busy morning considering the ale and we have friends over, lots of walks, football and basket ball with kids. Now eldest has gone to work, youngest off to a sleep over, wife out for a hair cut = town and beers with my mate :)
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    ciao

    2 work bikes cleaned, n1 cleaned, partial weights sesh done.

    now for shower & drop the bambini at scouting activities then take TDV for a coffee and chillin'
    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: 46,796
    Veronese68 wrote:
    Morning folks,
    You not sorted the blueteeth for sounds yet Stevo
    Not had the time yet, but I need to. Especially with the summer footy lull.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,588
    Did the "race", punctured, pumped, went down again, put a tube in, pinched about 200m from the finish again. Not a great day, and still feeling censored .
    OH didn't bother putting the washing out when she got up, apparently it's been raining here all morning (yet 20 miles away it was glorious sunshine).
    Need to try and go tyre shopping this afternoon and order a couple of 99p inner tubes from PlanetX.
    2 work bikes cleaned, n1 cleaned'
    Do you fancy doing mine? I'm sure it wasn't beige when I set off.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,960
    Spent half an hour this Saturday morning watching children... (I could leave it at that I suppose...) in one of England's major private schools doing the sales pitch escorting the new prospective students and well endowed (financially at least) parents around the school. Full on people watching while waiting for grandchildren to finish their swimming class (reach out to the local community innit). Did not see much pineapple. Did see a lot of tweed jackets, flannels and brogues. Pretty A sports facilities though. And they include cycling as a sports curriculum option.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,721
    Does that mean the next generations of TdF winners will be of the waff waffs, tally ho variety?
    Biggles on bikes brigade.

    I hope you didn't put Tesco petrol in the panzer you squeaky ars3 tight wad.

    You said you weren't going to do it Thistle. Are you expecting sympathy?

    It's been cold up here SG and Thistle's been up here in... Thistle land.

    Me done chores and pedalling. Now eating quiche and salad and then off in the sticks in the Porker.

    Laters.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Did the "race", punctured, pumped, went down again, put a tube in, pinched about 200m from the finish again. Not a great day, and still feeling censored .
    OH didn't bother putting the washing out when she got up, apparently it's been raining here all morning (yet 20 miles away it was glorious sunshine).
    Need to try and go tyre shopping this afternoon and order a couple of 99p inner tubes from PlanetX.
    2 work bikes cleaned, n1 cleaned'
    Do you fancy doing mine? I'm sure it wasn't beige when I set off.

    as ts you, yeah, go on. drop it round and I'll get an MF to sort it for you.

    we're just off to find moules, frites & muscadet.

    #laviefrancais
    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.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,777
    scorchio bask until 3 then shower and head off, swift checkin, and huzzah! intl new york times in the shop, been ages since they had it here

    the vip lounge has been redone, think it was cosier before though, second time in nine years they've done that, bubbly is well chilled though, and the tortilla with peppers was good, there're some interesting looking slabs of choc cake, tempted
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,796
    Pinno wrote:
    I hope you didn't put Tesco petrol in the panzer you squeaky ars3 tight wad
    Tesco sell super unleaded - 99 RON, same as the Shell V-Power stuff.

    Had a lot of 'hangers on' today (people in not very fast cars who seemed determined to tag along behind me). A nice clear stretch opening up ahead was a good chance to give them a 'demo' :)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,074
    Just spent 50 mins eating flies in the Warwickshire lanes with my brother to loosen up the legs ahead of tomorrow.

    Now eating through a mountain of chips from the chippy with bolognese sauce and grated cheese. I'm good at carbohydrate loading, if not at riding my bike. :D

    4.45 alarm call. :shock: :roll:
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,721
    hopkinb wrote:
    ...eating flies...mountain of chips from the chippy with bolognese sauce and grated cheese...

    Fingers crossed you don't have chronic indigestion.

    I can't work out what sportive you are doing (if any)?

    Didn't you fancy the Fred Whitton? :D
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,074
    Pinno wrote:
    hopkinb wrote:
    ...eating flies...mountain of chips from the chippy with bolognese sauce and grated cheese...

    Fingers crossed you don't have chronic indigestion.

    I can't work out what sportive you are doing (if any)?

    Didn't you fancy the Fred Whitton? :D

    Velo Midlands. I transferred my place on the cancelled velo south. It's pretty flat, so should be fine if we can find a competent group at a similar pace. I'd love to do the fred Whitton one day, but I'd like to drop 10kg and do some proper training for that!
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,721
    Oh ok. Hope you get favourable winds.
    Given your weekly mileage + weekend pedalling, I think the losing weight bit is far more prevalent.
    You could do a rolling Sportive and see how you got on. It's a bit of a leap to do a sportive they reckon is harder than the Marmotte (FrWh).
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,588
    Pinno wrote:
    Oh ok. Hope you get favourable winds.
    Given your weekly mileage + weekend pedalling, I think the losing weight bit is far more prevalent.
    You could do a rolling Sportive and see how you got on. It's a bit of a leap to do a sportive they reckon is harder than the Marmotte (FrWh).
    I want to do the marmotte one day, Fred Whitton sounds like good training
    I'll just swap my mtb cassette onto my road bike and the climbs will be easy.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,721
    Pinno wrote:
    Oh ok. Hope you get favourable winds.
    Given your weekly mileage + weekend pedalling, I think the losing weight bit is far more prevalent.
    You could do a rolling Sportive and see how you got on. It's a bit of a leap to do a sportive they reckon is harder than the Marmotte (FrWh).
    I want to do the marmotte one day, Fred Whitton sounds like good training
    I'll just swap my mtb cassette onto my road bike and the climbs will be easy.

    My original plan was to do the Marmotte last year but you know; hip replacements and all that. :roll:
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,777
    shouldn't the replacement go faster? fresh lube, smooth bearing etc.

    bubbly drenched flight, ages due to 250kph headwind if pilot is to be believed, saving fuel i reckon

    I see there's a tabby moon tonight
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,721
    sungod wrote:
    shouldn't the replacement go faster? fresh lube, smooth bearing etc.

    I really wanted them to fit a grease nipple. NHS cut backs.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
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