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'ning

cold, cold, but dry, so very dry

ride up and down, coffee, maybe test a new mince pie
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

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  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,590
    Think it's cold here too but not been outside yet.
    Will try and get some motivation to do something today.
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 9,441
    Morning, Freezing this morning, dog walked all of the shopping done , club ride at 9 o’clock , looks like an extra layer sort of morning
    Have a good weekend
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,721
    Morning All, from a very chilly sub tropical -2 east midlands. Currently contemplating very large pig based breakfast to make up for lack of sustenance after yesterday's shenanigans. Thanks for comments yesterday it was appreciated, luckily everyone ok. Transport sorted for Lad. Heads up to folks on here with under 21yr,s that drive, don't expect them to get a hire or courtesy car after an accident. No hire cars under 21 and courtesy car only good if car being repaired.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,056
    Oxo - censored news

    In sunny Aberdovey - so I imagine skidding down sand dunes and pub will be the plan
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,074
    Aberdovey! Or a Aberdyfi as it seems to be now. Got rained on many times there as a kid. Holidays in Towyn (Tywyn) or Aberystwyth for many years.

    Running round after the girls today, and the dog returns along with my mother on a visit for the birthdays.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,665 Lives Here
    Morning folks,
    Very glad the lad is ok Oxo, dread anything like that happening and now the girl is starting to drive I fear the Mini isn’t good enough. He can cope with things not going to plan much better than she can. Things often don’t go to plan with that car.
    Need to do a bit of running around today then into the loft to get the Christmas dec’s down. They are not allowed to be put up until December starts though.
    Bah humbug!
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,721
    Cheers V, unfortunately for the lad it was a decent car after running a banger for a yr after passing his test. I don't get the decorations down till the wk before and they go back in the loft the wk after.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,665 Lives Here
    Hope the other guy ‘fesses up to ease the pain a little. Still lots of hassle.
    We have done the dec’s early for years, became a tradition for us as the EPO’s mum died early December some years back and it helped the Mrs by giving her something to think about. Just carried on ever since.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,737
    Yeah Mini's: Damp in the Dizzy, points wearing out, erratic fuel pumps, tie bar bushes f*cked after no time (especially with a big right foot), oil loss in the damper pot, dim headlights, terrible heater...
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,737
    Today is wintry like. Everything is white with the frost.
    Been busy chopping wood in the morning sun. Beautiful really.

    Laters.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Tradies round first thing to install new shower stuff in bathroom. Years gone by we'd have done it ourselves, but decided that standing back and throwing cash at somebody else to do the [email protected] jobs is a much better option. Spent the time fettling bikes in the shed, sitting in the sun with a coffee and other important tasks instead.

    Went riding this arvo on newly fettled bike, it works better. Unfortunately, I don't...


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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,665 Lives Here
    pinno said:

    Yeah Mini's: Damp in the Dizzy, points wearing out, erratic fuel pumps, tie bar bushes f*cked after no time (especially with a big right foot), oil loss in the damper pot, dim headlights, terrible heater...

    Eliminated all of those but the terrible heater. A new loom, fuel injection and ditching the sunroof would help it along.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,806

    Morning folks,
    Very glad the lad is ok Oxo, dread anything like that happening and now the girl is starting to drive I fear the Mini isn’t good enough. He can cope with things not going to plan much better than she can. Things often don’t go to plan with that car.
    Need to do a bit of running around today then into the loft to get the Christmas dec’s down. They are not allowed to be put up until December starts though.
    Bah humbug!

    Might be worth trying to get her something newer but small and boring like we did with Stropteen (1l Polo). Its bad enough her imagining problems with that car, never mind an old motor. (The last problem she wanted sorting was the fuel gauge not moving off max until she'd driven a fair few miles....). A mate of mine who has 3 kids who all drive got them a Polo as a sort of pool car and they have to work out between them who uses it when.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,806
    oxoman said:

    Morning All, from a very chilly sub tropical -2 east midlands. Currently contemplating very large pig based breakfast to make up for lack of sustenance after yesterday's shenanigans. Thanks for comments yesterday it was appreciated, luckily everyone ok. Transport sorted for Lad. Heads up to folks on here with under 21yr,s that drive, don't expect them to get a hire or courtesy car after an accident. No hire cars under 21 and courtesy car only good if car being repaired.

    Hope you get it sorted Oxo. Luckily my kid will be leaving her econobox at home when she goes to uni so that will massively reduce the accident risk for about 30 weeks a year. Stressbag can then use it as a runaround and we can get shot of the old family mobile which is starting to get a bit past it.
    "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
    Hopefully it will get sorted, managed to pick him up an old polo with a previous owner who looked after it well. It will do to get him to college and work, currently 60 miles a day. Typical of a big company they split the apprentices around the group and he gets one far away.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,970
    Bike. Slippery. Gym. Bike. Icy stuff gone. Home. Time to have a laze for the rest of the day.

    Gym is in nearby town, on a retail park which gets busy in normal weekends. But because y'know Christmas town was gridlocked with traffic. Why do so many people get in their cars and drive into town knowing full well it will be an awful experience?
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,721
    Sadly because they can, then they moan about the traffic and no parking etc. The same goes with the school run. Favourite name for.them is lazy barstewards.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,737
    Stevo_666 said:

    (The last problem she wanted sorting was the fuel gauge not moving off max until she'd driven a fair few miles....)..

    Sounds like the petrol tank breather is blocked.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,074

    Out for ham, and other spanish bits. :)
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,721
    Looks like wet blood soaked tissues. :D
    Yummy.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,074
    oxoman said:

    Looks like wet blood soaked tissues. :D
    Yummy.

    Ewww. Tasted a lot better than that though.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,806
    hopkinb said:


    Out for ham, and other spanish bits. :)

    Looks like you're drinking water - TLW will be sending the boys round for a word.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,806
    pinno said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    (The last problem she wanted sorting was the fuel gauge not moving off max until she'd driven a fair few miles....)..

    Sounds like the petrol tank breather is blocked.

    Don't think so, it works fine once she's been through a couple of gallons. I've had a couple of cars with fuel gauges like that.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,737
    edited December 2019
    Stevo_666 said:

    pinno said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    (The last problem she wanted sorting was the fuel gauge not moving off max until she'd driven a fair few miles....)..

    Sounds like the petrol tank breather is blocked.

    Don't think so, it works fine once she's been through a couple of gallons. I've had a couple of cars with fuel gauges like that.
    Do you get slight suction noise when removing the filler cap?

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,806
    pinno said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    pinno said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    (The last problem she wanted sorting was the fuel gauge not moving off max until she'd driven a fair few miles....)..

    Sounds like the petrol tank breather is blocked.

    Don't think so, it works fine once she's been through a couple of gallons. I've had a couple of cars with fuel gauges like that.
    Do you get slight suction noise when removing the filler cap?

    Nope - just tried it now to double check.
    "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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