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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,368
    Morning SG, early start again. Last day at work and hopefully find a corner to hide in as still full of cold. Hopefully it will disappear soon so I can get back to running and riding. Enjoy the cold wet day folks.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 7,754
    Morning, freezing again and after last nights down pour it’s a bit slippery underfoot, hopefully the joiner will be finished today,
    Have a good day
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,633
    On the train ready to deal with obstructive twats when I get to the office. My way or the highway...
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,075
    Off today so pub was enjoyed last night, just finishing off some censored and laptop lid will go down and then it’s fit the roof rack, load bikes and eastridge we go
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,669
    Morning, day of numbers an live streaming today, pick up the parcel that was meant to go to the post office but apparently there was no one there to take it at half nine.
    No idea what to do later.
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,447
    As Europe once famously said, "It's the final countdown..." to La Plagne in 4 days time.

    In the meantime I shan't be partaking in any webex's, trains or roof rack fitting.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,248
    Wet.
    Grey.
    Cold.
    Breezy.

    ...and no use for the Boltzmann constant.
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    W - Wiggle Honda

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  • Rode (part way) to work again this morning. Two days in a row, somethings up.
    Had to scrape ice off the car first thing but didn't seem slippy on two wheels, apart from the muddy bit through the woods.
    Tempted to pop in to llandegla after work just for a laugh even though it's going to be cold and dark and really wet.
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,656
    OK day, made better by dropping off visitor at the airport and making sure the flight left our airspace.. returned home to some serenity at last.

  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,633

    As Europe once famously said, "It's the final countdown..." to La Plagne in 4 days time.

    In the meantime I shan't be partaking in any webex's, trains or roof rack fitting.

    I don't want to p!$$ on your chips HD, but I read in the news recently that the French ski resort staff were on strike over pensions or something.
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,325 Lives Here
    Afternoon folks

    In the meantime I shan't be partaking in any webex's, trains or roof rack fitting.

    Thankfully nor will I, but I have another day of shovelling excrement. I've offloaded large parts of it and it looks like people have finally realised I was right all along. Now it's just a case of fixing all the errors, and there are lots of them. Unfortunately it seems they've realised I know more about commodity codes than anyone else in here. Makes accounting sound palatable.
    it's the EPO's birthday today so after going to have a row with the guy doing work next door to the old dear's I have to sort a nice meal for her, fish and chips is looking like the winner. Might buy a cake as well. Then I'll go to the pub as it is Wednesday after all.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,633

    Afternoon folks

    In the meantime I shan't be partaking in any webex's, trains or roof rack fitting.

    Thankfully nor will I, but I have another day of shovelling excrement. I've offloaded large parts of it and it looks like people have finally realised I was right all along. Now it's just a case of fixing all the errors, and there are lots of them. Unfortunately it seems they've realised I know more about commodity codes than anyone else in here. Makes accounting sound palatable.
    it's the EPO's birthday today so after going to have a row with the guy doing work next door to the old dear's I have to sort a nice meal for her, fish and chips is looking like the winner. Might buy a cake as well. Then I'll go to the pub as it is Wednesday after all.
    I try to steer clear of commodity codes, best left to others.
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,325 Lives Here
    Stevo_666 said:

    Afternoon folks

    In the meantime I shan't be partaking in any webex's, trains or roof rack fitting.

    Thankfully nor will I, but I have another day of shovelling excrement. I've offloaded large parts of it and it looks like people have finally realised I was right all along. Now it's just a case of fixing all the errors, and there are lots of them. Unfortunately it seems they've realised I know more about commodity codes than anyone else in here. Makes accounting sound palatable.
    it's the EPO's birthday today so after going to have a row with the guy doing work next door to the old dear's I have to sort a nice meal for her, fish and chips is looking like the winner. Might buy a cake as well. Then I'll go to the pub as it is Wednesday after all.
    I try to steer clear of commodity codes, best left to others.
    Bloody right, unfortunately we are severely lacking in competent people that can identify what products are correctly and as I've been dealing with queries from shipping companies my name got put in the frame.
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,447
    Stevo_666 said:

    As Europe once famously said, "It's the final countdown..." to La Plagne in 4 days time.

    In the meantime I shan't be partaking in any webex's, trains or roof rack fitting.

    I don't want to p!$$ on your chips HD, but I read in the news recently that the French ski resort staff were on strike over pensions or something.
    I "think...(hope)" that that was last weekend, the 16th.

    *frantically searches interwebzzz*

    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,447
    The Local, an English-language French website, is warning of strike action by seasonal workers in leading French ski resorts during the February half-term holidays which could mean "possible disruption" on the slopes.

    The website reports that the strike has been called by the CGT union over French government proposals to change the country's unemployment system which the union says will make seasonal workers much worse off.

    It's a different issue to the strikes in December and January that particularly impacted the French transport network and was a reaction to changes in pension rights in the country.

    The strike is set for Saturday, February 15th, which is in the mid-way point of the four weeks of regional French school holidays and the start of the main week for British schools.

    The main actions are expected to be the withdrawal of labour by lift operators at many leading ski resorts across France. As yet it's unclear how extensive lift closures will be.



    I did think as much, last week would be the premium time to hit with the majority of British skiers heading out at half term.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,633

    The Local, an English-language French website, is warning of strike action by seasonal workers in leading French ski resorts during the February half-term holidays which could mean "possible disruption" on the slopes.

    The website reports that the strike has been called by the CGT union over French government proposals to change the country's unemployment system which the union says will make seasonal workers much worse off.

    It's a different issue to the strikes in December and January that particularly impacted the French transport network and was a reaction to changes in pension rights in the country.

    The strike is set for Saturday, February 15th, which is in the mid-way point of the four weeks of regional French school holidays and the start of the main week for British schools.

    The main actions are expected to be the withdrawal of labour by lift operators at many leading ski resorts across France. As yet it's unclear how extensive lift closures will be.



    I did think as much, last week would be the premium time to hit with the majority of British skiers heading out at half term.

    You're lucky HD, it's not often the country that is the world champion when it comes to striking only walks out for 1 day.
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  • awaveyawavey Posts: 2,368
    was today close pass Wednesday and I didnt get the memo ? absolute censored ride in this morning and not a whole heap better on the return (see rants) due to motons being idiots

    plus a whole heap more stress at work I dont need,Id like to say I was looking forward to the weekend but I dont think I am.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,248
    awavey said:

    was today close pass Wednesday and I didnt get the memo ?

    You seem to suffer a lot of these close passes. is there no other route?

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    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,325 Lives Here
    pinno said:

    awavey said:

    was today close pass Wednesday and I didnt get the memo ?

    You seem to suffer a lot of these close passes. is there no other route?

    I suspect it's connected to where Wavey lives, moving to a different part of the country might help.
    I don't get many close passes, but then I'm usually passing traffic as I ride to work.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,633

    pinno said:

    awavey said:

    was today close pass Wednesday and I didnt get the memo ?

    You seem to suffer a lot of these close passes. is there no other route?

    I suspect it's connected to where Wavey lives, moving to a different part of the country might help.
    I don't get many close passes, but then I'm usually passing traffic as I ride to work.
    Yeah, I generally don't get this problem, even pedalling in South and Central London rush hour?
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  • awaveyawavey Posts: 2,368
    edited 21 February
    pinno said:

    awavey said:

    was today close pass Wednesday and I didnt get the memo ?

    You seem to suffer a lot of these close passes. is there no other route?

    there are other routes I could take though theyd take longer to ride and I dont always leave enough time to ride in as it is, and I wouldnt risk them in the dark.

    heck theres a "shared cycle path" running alongside the bit of road where I get most of these close encounters...so yeah a whole bunch,not all, of it is obv due to drivers trying to bully me onto the cycle path,which is your typical rubbish cycle infra...but theres a stubborn streak in me that says why the censored censored should I, I almost feel if I give in to not riding that road, I might as well just give it up completely.

    whether its specific to the locale, possibly, the two problems are lack of volume of cyclist numbers on that road, in fact I see way more on the non cycle path pavements which shows what most think of the road, so drivers dont have experience or know how to overtake cyclists,and probably the bigger problem is there just arent enough police on the road anyway.

    so the chances of being caught when driving like a complete censored are minimal, most other populous towns/cities probably have enough police or cameras around to deter all but the real numpties, but theres really nothing like that round here,so you get speeding,red light jumping, aggressive road rage, mobile phone use and god knows what else, all going unchecked
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