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sunday there is a basilisk lying in the corridor to the north, snoring quietly

'ning

another colder start, less windy it seems

ride, maybe a coffee depending on the route, may volunteer to cook later, which shall mean curry
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 9,441
    Morning, cloudy , windy , with the odd spot of rain never mind , not a lot on the cards today I’m afraid
    Have a good day
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,618
    Still windy here which means run rather than ride this morning. Loads of jobs to do, but planning on making it a chilled day with an early start of the ale
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 9,441
    tlw1 said:

    planning on making it a chilled day with an early start of the ale

    That sounds like a good plan tlw
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,466
    Morning. Slow day and may just mow the lawn and chill out. May run or ride later if breeze continues to abate.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 6,180
    Was black as the ace of spades here this morning, and not because it was before dawn. Decided to stay in and do some indoor excercise instead.
    Forecast is nice later so will either do some Zwift in the garden or might even venture out of the house.

    Suppose I could fit that new chainset I bought :smirk:
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 49,379
    Another lazy day. Will wash the car which I never got round to yesterday. The other two are taking the dogs out for another long walk, think I might pass on joining them today.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • CargobikeCargobike Posts: 748
    Pleasant morning spent fettling and cleaning six cargobikes ready for another busy week ahead.
    Going to spend the afternoon umming and ahhing over whether to sell the Jaguar I-Pace as Jaguar are in big financial trouble according to the broadsheets and I'm worried that my investment might lose even more money.
    Might have to bite the bullet and get a Tesla instead, or do without a vehicle altogether.
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,865
    Dog walked in surprisingly pleasant sunshine on the beach. Shopping hell for a couple hours, then risked a ride under gloomy skies when we got home. Ended up quite a long one (for me these days at least).

    Drew up a list of this week's jobs.

    Eek.

    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: 49,379
    edited May 2020
    Cargobike said:

    Pleasant morning spent fettling and cleaning six cargobikes ready for another busy week ahead.
    Going to spend the afternoon umming and ahhing over whether to sell the Jaguar I-Pace as Jaguar are in big financial trouble according to the broadsheets and I'm worried that my investment might lose even more money.
    Might have to bite the bullet and get a Tesla instead, or do without a vehicle altogether.

    There'll be plenty of time to drive round in electric cars when they make them compulsory, now's the time to grab a bargain on something fun and petrol powered while you still can.

    Car now washed but CBA to do it myself as there was a place opposite Tesco doing wash and wax for a very decent price, so thought I'd save myself the effort.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,466
    Stevo you lucky so and so, no car wash centres open around me. Having to use the local superstore auto carwash. All the local Lithuanians have disappeared somewhere.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 49,379
    edited May 2020
    oxoman said:

    Stevo you lucky so and so, no car wash centres open around me. Having to use the local superstore auto carwash. All the local Lithuanians have disappeared somewhere.

    This was a bit of both, they had the blokes with the power washers and sponges first, then you went through the machine. Did the job quite nicely and I was down there anyway for a spot of uber-cheap super unleaded at Tesco.

    It's cheaper than the usual Albanian place as well.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 7,168
    Noon all. Took 12yr daughter on a bike ride into the countryside and back. In 4 weeks she's gone From never ridden on the road to now managing 30km. Just bought her a spec. dolce off gumtree which helps after a few new parts.
    Still ducking the DIY jobs, which I assert are too disruptive while the kids are at home. Turn water and electric off to fit the skirting boards, that sort of stuff...
  • CargobikeCargobike Posts: 748
    Stevo_666 said:

    Cargobike said:

    Pleasant morning spent fettling and cleaning six cargobikes ready for another busy week ahead.
    Going to spend the afternoon umming and ahhing over whether to sell the Jaguar I-Pace as Jaguar are in big financial trouble according to the broadsheets and I'm worried that my investment might lose even more money.
    Might have to bite the bullet and get a Tesla instead, or do without a vehicle altogether.

    There'll be plenty of time to drive round in electric cars when they make them compulsory, now's the time to grab a bargain on something fun and petrol powered while you still can.

    Car now washed but CBA to do it myself as there was a place opposite Tesco doing wash and wax for a very decent price, so thought I'd save myself the effort.
    I've lived for the last 2 decades without a car, I absolutely detest them, but my accountant advised me to go electric as the benefit in kind tax rates were so good over this and the next two years. However, I've owned a plethora of motorbikes in that time. Now they are fun, but who wants to sit in a car in the UK going nowhere half the time.
    I have no idea how people consider a hugely depreciating metal box a good investment. All they seem to do is cost you money and make you lazy.
    Each to there own I guess :)
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 49,379
    Cargobike said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    Cargobike said:

    Pleasant morning spent fettling and cleaning six cargobikes ready for another busy week ahead.
    Going to spend the afternoon umming and ahhing over whether to sell the Jaguar I-Pace as Jaguar are in big financial trouble according to the broadsheets and I'm worried that my investment might lose even more money.
    Might have to bite the bullet and get a Tesla instead, or do without a vehicle altogether.

    There'll be plenty of time to drive round in electric cars when they make them compulsory, now's the time to grab a bargain on something fun and petrol powered while you still can.

    Car now washed but CBA to do it myself as there was a place opposite Tesco doing wash and wax for a very decent price, so thought I'd save myself the effort.
    I've lived for the last 2 decades without a car, I absolutely detest them, but my accountant advised me to go electric as the benefit in kind tax rates were so good over this and the next two years. However, I've owned a plethora of motorbikes in that time. Now they are fun, but who wants to sit in a car in the UK going nowhere half the time.
    I have no idea how people consider a hugely depreciating metal box a good investment. All they seem to do is cost you money and make you lazy.
    Each to there own I guess :)
    They're definitely a censored investment but I like driving and life is short. If you're not into cars I won't try to cure you ;)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,363
    Plenty of empty roads in Jockland :)
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 49,379
    pinno said:

    Plenty of empty roads in Jockland :)

    I wonder why? :p
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,466
    I love driving and I've had some nice stuff and some really bad stuff over the years and I have come to the realisation it doesn't matter what it costs as long as it does the job. I never buy new, normally a yr old and let someone else task the financial hit. I never buy the first of a new model or a facelift model as there always the problematic ones. Normally ditch when the manufacturers warranty runs out. I now no longer do stupid miles transporting eldest all over the UK to competitions so run a little 3 pot hatchback. And cycle as much as possible. Suspect dare I say it the next one may be a hybrid, don't think a pure ecar will handle my driving style. Either way my retirement present to myself will be a petrol powered antique vehicle. MK 1/2 escort or SJ410 jeep modified of course.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • CargobikeCargobike Posts: 748
    The missus is really into her cars.
    Bought herself a Mercedes GLC with a V8 under the bonnet.
    3 weeks later she was banned from driving.
    Silly cow!
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,466
    OOPS, don't get that issue luckily with my OH. She can't drive due to vision problems.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 49,379
    oxoman said:

    I love driving and I've had some nice stuff and some really bad stuff over the years and I have come to the realisation it doesn't matter what it costs as long as it does the job. I never buy new, normally a yr old and let someone else task the financial hit. I never buy the first of a new model or a facelift model as there always the problematic ones. Normally ditch when the manufacturers warranty runs out. I now no longer do stupid miles transporting eldest all over the UK to competitions so run a little 3 pot hatchback. And cycle as much as possible. Suspect dare I say it the next one may be a hybrid, don't think a pure ecar will handle my driving style. Either way my retirement present to myself will be a petrol powered antique vehicle. MK 1/2 escort or SJ410 jeep modified of course.

    Sensible approach. I only bought new on 3 occasions and we tend to hang onto them for long enough to even out any depreciation a bit. Depends whether you want a particular spec or not.

    I've had a few fun cars in the past and thought I would get at least one more before they are banned :)

    "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: 49,379
    Cargobike said:

    The missus is really into her cars.
    Bought herself a Mercedes GLC with a V8 under the bonnet.
    3 weeks later she was banned from driving.
    Silly cow!

    Whoops. As the owner of a V8 C Class, I reckon there is a close connection between those two events...
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • CargobikeCargobike Posts: 748
    Stevo_666 said:

    Cargobike said:

    The missus is really into her cars.
    Bought herself a Mercedes GLC with a V8 under the bonnet.
    3 weeks later she was banned from driving.
    Silly cow!

    Whoops. As the owner of a V8 C Class, I reckon there is a close connection between those two events...
    Drink driving, actually.
    Makes it even worse IMHO.
    As the poor censored who has to shuttle her around to work most days, 40-50 mile round trip, it's really starting to p**s me off.
    Still 7 months to go until she gets her licence back.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 49,379
    Cargobike said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    Cargobike said:

    The missus is really into her cars.
    Bought herself a Mercedes GLC with a V8 under the bonnet.
    3 weeks later she was banned from driving.
    Silly cow!

    Whoops. As the owner of a V8 C Class, I reckon there is a close connection between those two events...
    Drink driving, actually.
    Makes it even worse IMHO.
    As the poor censored who has to shuttle her around to work most days, 40-50 mile round trip, it's really starting to p**s me off.
    Still 7 months to go until she gets her licence back.
    Not good - had assumed it was speeding given the car. Insurance won't be cheap either...
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • CargobikeCargobike Posts: 748
    Daddy bought the Merc, daddy can pay the insurance hike.
    Not my problem.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,618
    Mate has just visited in his new mac570s - what a machine! Unfortunately due to social distancing didn’t get a drive out
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 49,379
    tlw1 said:

    Mate has just visited in his new mac570s - what a machine! Unfortunately due to social distancing didn’t get a drive out

    He could have wiped the steering wheel and let you have a rag around in it, what a selfish git :smile:
    "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: 49,379
    Cargobike said:

    Daddy bought the Merc, daddy can pay the insurance hike.
    Not my problem.

    If I were Daddy, I'd be driving it...
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • CargobikeCargobike Posts: 748
    Daddy has a 6 bay garage for his collection of cars.
    Couple of Aston Martins, a Maserati Grantourismo, an original Land Rover and a couple of top end Mercs too, not forgetting his matching set of his and hers Audi A1's for him and the wife to trundle around in locally.
    I think he was originally horrified when he first found out I was a bit of a tree-hugger, but he reckons he's got his name down for a Tesla Roadster when they eventually get made.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,129
    edited May 2020
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,363
    hopkinb said:

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    I have a feeling I know what you're thinking. :)
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
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