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be lazy, coffee and nyt, wfh
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,618
    Walk, then a gentle run, then work.

    Later is collect the good fun bike from the doctors and have a little play on the way home 😎
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 9,441
    Morning, mild but windy but it won’t affect me on the turbo
    Have a good week, stay safe
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 7,168
    Morning. Earliest I've been out of bed for two months... need to feed the offspring, emails, then collect my boys new bike. Triban 3 junior for £28, bargain. Espresso first mind.
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 7,168
    tlw1 said:

    Walk, then a gentle run, then work.

    Later is collect the good fun bike from the doctors and have a little play on the way home 😎

    What's it doing at the docs? Dont forget some alcohol wipes to disinfect it first.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,618

    tlw1 said:

    Walk, then a gentle run, then work.

    Later is collect the good fun bike from the doctors and have a little play on the way home 😎

    What's it doing at the docs? Dont forget some alcohol wipes to disinfect it first.
    😂 some idiot tried to fix some of it himself 🙄
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,466
    Morning all. Bright and sunny out, will be chilling out today once OH delivered to work. Saving her from public transport exposure. DHL, is this the paddle shift on the steering stem one. My lad had this as his first roadbike and loved it, upgraded to a Moda but couldnt get on with the sti,s that well. Small hands. PS they are a bit heavy but they ride well.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,363

    Triban 3 junior for £28, bargain.

    Has it got round wheels and real brakes?!

    Cloudy and grey. Garden needs this wet stuff.

    Schooling with Shorty. Should be fun. We've ripped through the home pack way ahead of time. I might go back to Daddy's tricky Maths, English, Geography and life stuff like bacteria, deep sea phosphorescent creatures etc.

    Laters.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 49,373
    edited May 2020
    Morning All,

    Work efforts were distracted by the devil dogs, who tired themselves out after a few skirmishes over a bone.



    Have now retired to the study before they get the strength back for round 2.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,162
    Morning, builders here doing builder things, namely being noisy so all seems good, expecting next door to be knocking shortly asking for the noise to stop, quick how you make a masonry cutter quiet is beyond me. Box the guy in a sound proofed enclosure?

    Meh anyway mid typing she did come round and moan, told her it will be all day (lies) neighbour other side wants to see what its like when done as he fancies having it done too.
    Anyway coffee to grind and grass to chop before the dog starts munching it again.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 49,373
    step83 said:


    Anyway coffee to grind and grass to chop before the dog starts munching it again.

    Our dogs help keep the grass in check. Not sure why they like it so much as the lawn doubles up their toilet.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,865
    Nice day. Went riding up the road to nearby beach.



    Bit cool for a bask or swim, but still a lovely spot.
    Open O-1.0 Open One+ BMC TE29 Titus Racer X Ti Seven 622SL Kestrel RT1000 On One Scandal Cervelo RS
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 49,373


    Bit cool for a bask or swim

    You won't get any sympathy from us WS :)

    Out of interest, how far are you from civilisation (shops, restaurants etc) ?
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,865
    Stevo_666 said:


    Bit cool for a bask or swim

    You won't get any sympathy from us WS :)

    Out of interest, how far are you from civilisation (shops, restaurants etc) ?
    Nearest decent grocery shop is ~ 25km, bigger one is 35. Very few restaurants out this way, one local club about 8km does good food, if a little lacking in ambience.. Couple of decent cafes and restaurants up near that first grocery place.

    Driving to centre of city (Hobart) is about 45 km. Although, I can see it from my living room windows.

    Open O-1.0 Open One+ BMC TE29 Titus Racer X Ti Seven 622SL Kestrel RT1000 On One Scandal Cervelo RS
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 49,373

    Stevo_666 said:


    Bit cool for a bask or swim

    You won't get any sympathy from us WS :)

    Out of interest, how far are you from civilisation (shops, restaurants etc) ?
    Nearest decent grocery shop is ~ 25km, bigger one is 35. Very few restaurants out this way, one local club about 8km does good food, if a little lacking in ambience.. Couple of decent cafes and restaurants up near that first grocery place.

    Driving to centre of city (Hobart) is about 45 km. Although, I can see it from my living room windows.

    Gotcha - quite secluded then. The mention of Hobart rings a bell - do you still have Radio 780? :smile:
    https://youtu.be/FBAhG0FNqO0
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,865
    That station still exists I think, doubt they do the same jingoistic jingle however!

    It’s a nice little village here, mostly pretty quiet. It’s at the very end of a peninsula, so no through traffic which helps, just weekend visitors mainly. Probably 1/3 of the houses/shacks are empty a lot of the time, short term rentals or just weekenders for rich folk.

    This place is just back a couple miles along the road, owned I believe by a surgeon, has someone do maintenance, but in 2+ years only seen it actually lived in for a couple weekends at most. Such a waste.



    That pic in mid summer, very dry. The whole place is lush green right now.
    Open O-1.0 Open One+ BMC TE29 Titus Racer X Ti Seven 622SL Kestrel RT1000 On One Scandal Cervelo RS
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 49,373
    Looks very nice and 'get away from it all'.

    I mention Radio 780 because in the 90's it used to get played on Capital Radio (one of the big London radio stations): there was a DJ called Chris Tarrant who played the cheesiest and crappiest jingles from provincial radio stations round the world.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • sungodsungod Posts: 14,362
    summoned energy for a bask while wfh-ing

    warming up at least for a few days
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,129
    Aye, set fair until Thursday. I've been opening up the back of the house (sw facing) and doing the inside outside thing in the evening.
    A short ride after work, enlivened by some geriatric waste of fcuking oxygen trying to right hook me as I was barrelling along at 40 kph (tailwind). Slidey fishtail stop next to his ancient censored car. Get your fcuking eyes tested. I swear there was drool out of one corner of his mouth. No reaction. Oh well, I'm alive.

    Has anyone seen my mini pump? It's disappeared. I'm on borrowed time before I get a p word.
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 7,168
    pinno said:

    Triban 3 junior for £28, bargain.

    Has it got round wheels and real brakes?!

    Cloudy and grey. Garden needs this wet stuff.

    Schooling with Shorty. Should be fun. We've ripped through the home pack way ahead of time. I might go back to Daddy's tricky Maths, English, Geography and life stuff like bacteria, deep sea phosphorescent creatures etc.

    Laters.
    Yep, round wheels, real brakes plus the bar top cx style ones.

  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,466
    That's the same one young oxo started with, he absolutely loved it. He did his first sportive on it and also raced around mallory a few times. Somebody looks to be concentrating hope they get on with it. Won't be long before their faster than you.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,363
    Looks cool DHL.

    BTW Stevo/Step; your dogs have worms.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,129
    pinno said:



    BTW Stevo/Step; your dogs have worms.

    How can you tell from up there? Ah, the grass eating. My dog doesn't eat grass. Because I replaced it with stone, gravel and earth. Not that she did before.
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,162
    pinno said:

    Looks cool DHL.

    BTW Stevo/Step; your dogs have worms.

    Thankfully she doesn't she likes long tufty things, brooms, long grass, feather dusters, all chompable, doesn't always eat more rip it and shake it around make sure its dead, dozy terrier disease its called. She gets a decent diet etc just likes some greens now and again, or a broom.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 49,373
    pinno said:

    Looks cool DHL.

    BTW Stevo/Step; your dogs have worms.

    We give ours the regular worming treatment.
    "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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