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sungodsungod Posts: 13,778
edited May 2019 in The bottom bracket
'ning

coffee, lab-a-dabba-doo, maybe early bail, long weekend coming up, it'll best to ease into it gradually
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,055
    No easing in with a day of meetings via our delightful motorway lack of system
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,721
    Morning, more cake and coffee with lots of pedalling. No detours today, yesterday's nearly killed a couple of the lads. Enjoy your day working folks.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 9,441
    Morning, nice start to the day I will be easing into the weekend starting today,
    Is this your last day oxoman?
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    head hurts. going to be a slow day.

    #pain
    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: 9,721
    No doing it over 4 days, more beer that way. Currently the team age goes from 30 to 63 so no rushing.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,590
    Morning

    Looks like it's going to be a quiet day again today, which is bad because there won't be anyone making any cups of tea.

    MFs - no norks visible on yesterday's video, I went and checked. If there were, they'd be jumping up and down all over the place due to the vibration and it would make your headache really bad. I've tried a different mounting arrangement this morning and I'll let you know if the results are any better.
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,934
    Morning, meeting later which I've been moaning about for months, hooray!

    Also, my mate got knocked off in a group ride last night and snapped his 3rd Argon in a year! First time he was hit by a car, second taken out at the end of a race and now this. All within about 2 weeks of building the bikes up. He's talking about quitting group riding/racing and I'm trying to convince him he'd be great at XC mtb, he thinks he'd be slow at the downhills and his OH associates MTBs with death. His OH is stupid, and he doesn't realise that XC isn't downhill racing, which is what I always bang on about...

    I also think he'd struggle with bike handling more on CX than XC, which is his current plan
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,590
    HaydenM wrote:
    He's talking about quitting group riding/racing and I'm trying to convince him he'd be great at XC mtb, he thinks he'd be slow at the downhills and his OH associates MTBs with death. His OH is stupid, and he doesn't realise that XC isn't downhill racing, which is what I always bang on about...
    It's OK to be slow on the downhills as long as you make up for it on the uphills. From my limited experience though (1 race) 50% of XC riders crash/die so maybe his OH has a point.
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,934
    oxoman wrote:
    No doing it over 4 days, more beer that way. Currently the team age goes from 30 to 63 so no rushing.

    What route are you taking? Sounds pretty tame unless you're in Russia
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,074
    Done my 45 mins talking. No one fell asleep. Even
    got a couple of laughs, and not just when I fell over a whiteboard.

    That's me done now for a week. Jolly tonight, lunchtime flight tomorrow, very early bail. Half term next week.

    I'll stick up a picture of the half a pig I had for dinner last night, along with a good few glasses of altbier. Lovely. German food is ribsticking stuff.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,074
    Yum yum.

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  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,934
    Nice!
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,737
    MFs - no norks visible on yesterday's video,...

    Shirley the orientation of the camera is more conducive to capturing peachy bottoms?

    Re.: Germany. I think that over all and in terms of quality and vfm, the food is amongst the best in Europe.
    The cake trolley that's wheeled around after main courses causes much drooling.

    Pinno's Jackanory No#736

    Munich train station 1988, whilst inter-railing.

    I arrived via expensive Austria. To my delight, the hexagon stalls were cheap and I bought some pastries and 4 cans of beer for not much DM.
    I sat on the floor up against a wall with a dozen or so other travellers.

    A rotund Italian woman is kicking off about I dunno what to a station guard in Italian, to which he didn't understand or ignored. This goes on for a while in very animated fashion. If gravity wasn't her enemy, she would have taken flight with all the arm waving. She was politely cajoled to the back of the queue for the platform entry to the train south.

    Along comes a young woman with a skip in her step and a very spriteful Collie. Collie stops at the point where the aforementioned Italian woman is standing with her inordinate amount of luggage.
    The Collie takes a sniff at her luggage and then cocks his leg and piddles on a suitcase.

    Italian woman kicks off. Spriteful woman with equally spriteful dog make quick exit.

    All the travellers start laughing at the scene. Italian woman kicks off at us.

    What entertainment plus pastries and beer.

    Today will be mowstly doing stuff.

    Laters.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,934
    HaydenM wrote:
    He's talking about quitting group riding/racing and I'm trying to convince him he'd be great at XC mtb, he thinks he'd be slow at the downhills and his OH associates MTBs with death. His OH is stupid, and he doesn't realise that XC isn't downhill racing, which is what I always bang on about...
    It's OK to be slow on the downhills as long as you make up for it on the uphills. From my limited experience though (1 race) 50% of XC riders crash/die so maybe his OH has a point.

    As dangerous as being slow witted in the sharp end of a cat 2 road race? I race enduro and have had few major accidents than him...
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,806
    hopkinb wrote:
    Yum yum.

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    Poor photography skills - that beer glass appears to be partially blocking the view :)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,590
    HaydenM wrote:
    As dangerous as being slow witted in the sharp end of a cat 2 road race? I race enduro and have had few major accidents than him...
    Hmm I imagine in a cat2 you definitely need to have your wits about you. I guess if he goes XC he'll start in the lower tier so he'll be safe for a while at least.
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,934
    HaydenM wrote:
    As dangerous as being slow witted in the sharp end of a cat 2 road race? I race enduro and have had few major accidents than him...
    Hmm I imagine in a cat2 you definitely need to have your wits about you. I guess if he goes XC he'll start in the lower tier so he'll be safe for a while at least.

    He's being a total wimp so I doubt we will ever find out. We always joke that he has my reverse karma but I don't think I've done anything that bad in a while
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,806
    Back at the ranch after 2 days out and playing catch up. Trying vaguely to eat something healthy after the last couple of days of pigging out in Spain and I may even ride a bike tomorrow :shock: Still, not far to the Friday finish line and the long weekend.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,665 Lives Here
    Afternoon folks,
    Traditional Thursday morning hangover has faded into a vague memory, this is good. Another busy day, they all seem to be nowadays but it helps the time pass. All the branch managers are in for their review meeting, thankfully I don't need to get involved as it's very long and boring by all accounts.
    Pleasant wobble in to work on the pub hack, stopped to vote on the way. Vote early, vote often as the saying goes. Quite a few people there, poll clerk commented it was the most people she'd seen at European elections. Not that it will do any good.
    Nice day for a ride if it's anything like down here Oxo.
    That pork looks good H³, that ridiculous vape thing in the background needs to be inserted somewhere though.
    Might go and cause some mischief for no reason other than I can.
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,934
    Just investigated car hire for a holiday, £997 :lol::lol::lol:





    :cry:
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,737
    Spain/Portugal: Cicar.

    We got a week's hire for £150.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,934
    Italy, 10 days & 9 seats.

    Tis expensive...
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,074
    Veronese68 wrote:
    That pork looks good H³, that ridiculous vape thing in the background needs to be inserted somewhere though.
    Minion is a keen vapist...
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,806
    Pinno wrote:
    Spain/Portugal: Cicar.

    We got a week's hire for £150.
    For that price I have visions of you driving around in Del Boy's car in The Algarve :)
    "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
    When I was just in Spain I hired a brand new seat leon for 90 quid for 6 days.

    I think Italy and France are a lot more expensive.
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,934
    To be fair the good lady and I have hire a smart car for 5 days at £60.

    Easy when there's two of us.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,737
    Italy, 10 days & 9 seats.

    Tis expensive...

    You need a van! Or a car with a trailer and bench seats.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,806
    hopkinb wrote:
    Veronese68 wrote:
    That pork looks good H³, that ridiculous vape thing in the background needs to be inserted somewhere though.
    Minion is a keen vapist...
    No problem, as long as you're sure you spelt that last word correctly :)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,721
    HD after yesterday's 5k plus of climbing today needed be easy. Ripon via York to Pocklington, very easy 50 miler.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,778
    Italy, 10 days & 9 seats.

    Tis expensive...
    i hear this is available cheap, you need to collect it though
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    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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