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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,608
    Got to go to the office this week, so decided upon today as I could cycle and that way any possible contamination won’t be transferred into the car the kids go in. Don’t think the wife bought it for a second, but it is happening 😎
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 9,441
    Morning, a little cloud but plenty of blue skies again , think I could be riding my bike today, followed by catching a few rays
    Have a good day
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,446
    Morning. Bright and sunny here. Will be riding later hopefully. Local Mac place prepping for reopening as lorry woke me up trying to get in. It was nice whilst it lasted. Enjoy your day.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 6,167
    'ning
    Supposed to be WFH but it's not happening at the moment. Feel like going back to bed.
    Clouded over here a bit now, not sure if that's going to make it feel cooler or warmer today.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,129
    oxoman said:

    Local Mac place prepping for reopening

    On my way home from yesterday's ride, I was held up by a big queue of traffic being directed by security guards. All for a McDonald's drive through.

    The state of people that they will sit and queue for at least 30 to 40 minutes in a hot car for that garbage.

    Last day of summer today. Apparently spring was sunnier than every summer except 1976, 1989 and 1995.

  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,543
    'ning

    WFH which will include a meeting using Microsoft Teams for the first time, for me... dunno what's wrong with a good, old-fashioned conference call.

    Commentating on LBL 2009 tonight...
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
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  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,129
    Ben6899 said:



    Commentating on LBL 2009 tonight...

    Surely you can just look up the result, tell everyone who wins, and put your feet up?

    Lovely dahlias just started showing today.




  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 25,282 Lives Here
    Morning folks,
    Good day at the office yesterday, back to wfh for the rest of the week. Not much going on and a little lacking in motivation. Trying to get through the day without painkillers, I'm still going through all the colours of the rainbow and a few more. I don't bounce as well as I used to that's for sure.
    hopkinb said:


    On my way home from yesterday's ride, I was held up by a big queue of traffic being directed by security guards. All for a McDonald's drive through.

    The state of people that they will sit and queue for at least 30 to 40 minutes in a hot car for that garbage.

    It'll be chaos when they reopen the one near my work, traffic could back up from the drive through and block the Apex corner roundabout there anyway, I can't imagine what it will be like when the natives of Hanworth are allowed back there. Thankfully I should be wfh when that happens so not an issue.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,289
    Ben6899 said:

    'ning
    Commentating on LBL 2009 tonight...

    Has some new evidence surfaced?!
    Which medium?

    Slightly cloudy here but breathless and still. Must make bread and do more schooling with Shorty.


    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 49,304
    I think I feel sorry for Oxo living next to a Maccy D's. Unless he likes Maccy D's, obviously.

    Busy morning on calls talking about transfer pricing strategy mainly. My head now hurts a bit so am having coffee to cure it.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,543
    hopkinb said:

    Ben6899 said:



    Commentating on LBL 2009 tonight...

    Surely you can just look up the result, tell everyone who wins, and put your feet up?

    Lovely dahlias just started showing today.




    Not as much fun though!
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,543
    pinno said:

    Ben6899 said:

    'ning
    Commentating on LBL 2009 tonight...

    Has some new evidence surfaced?!
    Which medium?
    Zoom, with YouTube over a shared screen. Me and few mates, over a few beers, talking through great one day races or Grand Tour stages.

    If anyone hasn't seen 2009 LBL, it's worth a watch.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,543
    Trying to keep my anxiety under control. On a rapid, downward spiral today and not really paying attention in any of these meetings...
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,289
    Ben6899 said:

    pinno said:

    Ben6899 said:

    'ning
    Commentating on LBL 2009 tonight...

    Has some new evidence surfaced?!
    Which medium?
    Zoom, with YouTube over a shared screen. Me and few mates, over a few beers, talking through great one day races or Grand Tour stages.

    If anyone hasn't seen 2009 LBL, it's worth a watch.
    Most of this lot on here won't have seen a bike race. let alone a single event.

    There are better: Phil Gil's Paris Roubaix and his Flanders win has got to be amongst the 2 best classics ever.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,855
    Ben6899 said:

    Trying to keep my anxiety under control. On a rapid, downward spiral today and not really paying attention in any of these meetings...

    Solidarity, Reg. 👍
    Open O-1.0 Open One+ BMC TE29 Titus Racer X Ti Seven 622SL Kestrel RT1000 On One Scandal Cervelo RS
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,543
    pinno said:

    Ben6899 said:

    pinno said:

    Ben6899 said:

    'ning
    Commentating on LBL 2009 tonight...

    Has some new evidence surfaced?!
    Which medium?
    Zoom, with YouTube over a shared screen. Me and few mates, over a few beers, talking through great one day races or Grand Tour stages.

    If anyone hasn't seen 2009 LBL, it's worth a watch.
    Most of this lot on here won't have seen a bike race. let alone a single event.

    There are better: Phil Gil's Paris Roubaix and his Flanders win has got to be amongst the 2 best classics ever.
    Phil Gil actually features heavily in the 2009 LBL, but Andy Schleck makes him look like your fat mate on Côte de la Roche aux Faucons.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,543

    Ben6899 said:

    Trying to keep my anxiety under control. On a rapid, downward spiral today and not really paying attention in any of these meetings...

    Solidarity, Reg. 👍
    Cheers mate. 👍
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,446
    Stevo, cant stand the place. I moved in 10yrs b4 they did. It was funny watching them do some training in their carpark earlier though. Currently sat mid queue at local tip, only another 49 cars in front to go.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 25,282 Lives Here
    oxoman said:

    Stevo, cant stand the place. I moved in 10yrs b4 they did. It was funny watching them do some training in their carpark earlier though. Currently sat mid queue at local tip, only another 49 cars in front to go.

    The product dispensed by the former belongs in the latter.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 25,282 Lives Here

    Ben6899 said:

    Trying to keep my anxiety under control. On a rapid, downward spiral today and not really paying attention in any of these meetings...

    Solidarity, Reg. 👍
    What he said.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,608
    Ben6899 said:

    Trying to keep my anxiety under control. On a rapid, downward spiral today and not really paying attention in any of these meetings...

    Are they important meetings today? If not why not shut up shop/book half a day and enjoy the sunshine.

    Meetings can be sorted tomorrow, anxiety needs sorting today
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,608
    pinno said:

    Ben6899 said:

    pinno said:

    Ben6899 said:

    'ning
    Commentating on LBL 2009 tonight...

    Has some new evidence surfaced?!
    Which medium?
    Zoom, with YouTube over a shared screen. Me and few mates, over a few beers, talking through great one day races or Grand Tour stages.

    If anyone hasn't seen 2009 LBL, it's worth a watch.
    Most of this lot on here won't have seen a bike race. let alone a single event.

    There are better: Phil Gil's Paris Roubaix and his Flanders win has got to be amongst the 2 best classics ever.
    No need!

    Some old Tour de France editions? Look out for lance someone, he looks good and is an inspirational story that will last an eternity in cycling
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 49,304
    oxoman said:

    Stevo, cant stand the place. I moved in 10yrs b4 they did. It was funny watching them do some training in their carpark earlier though. Currently sat mid queue at local tip, only another 49 cars in front to go.

    My local tip has got an online booking system and as of today there's a 5 week wait - for the tip ffs :/ At least it's quick when you get there, but in the meantime the binmen will be taking away lots of trash.
    "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: 49,304

    oxoman said:

    Stevo, cant stand the place. I moved in 10yrs b4 they did. It was funny watching them do some training in their carpark earlier though. Currently sat mid queue at local tip, only another 49 cars in front to go.

    The product dispensed by the former belongs in the latter.
    I say cut out the middleman and strap it straight to your ar$e.
    "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: 49,304
    Ben6899 said:

    Trying to keep my anxiety under control. On a rapid, downward spiral today and not really paying attention in any of these meetings...

    Just try this nifty trick when you're in a Zoom meeting Ben:

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,543
    Thanks chaps (including the Zoom tip, Stevo!).

    One meeting left and it should be breezy. Then I'll log off and turbo.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,543
    tlw1 said:

    pinno said:

    Ben6899 said:

    pinno said:

    Ben6899 said:

    'ning
    Commentating on LBL 2009 tonight...

    Has some new evidence surfaced?!
    Which medium?
    Zoom, with YouTube over a shared screen. Me and few mates, over a few beers, talking through great one day races or Grand Tour stages.

    If anyone hasn't seen 2009 LBL, it's worth a watch.
    Most of this lot on here won't have seen a bike race. let alone a single event.

    There are better: Phil Gil's Paris Roubaix and his Flanders win has got to be amongst the 2 best classics ever.
    No need!

    Some old Tour de France editions? Look out for lance someone, he looks good and is an inspirational story that will last an eternity in cycling
    Look at his cadence.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 6,167
    Ben6899 said:

    Thanks chaps (including the Zoom tip, Stevo!).

    One meeting left and it should be breezy. Then I'll log off and turbo.

    I assume these aren't the sorts of meetings where you can be on the turbo at the same time?
    Not that I've been doing anything like that :wink:
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 49,304
    Ben6899 said:

    Thanks chaps (including the Zoom tip, Stevo!).

    One meeting left and it should be breezy. Then I'll log off and turbo.

    Ben , just follow my top tip and you won't have any more Zoom meetings to worry about for a long time :p
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,129
    Most of the meetings I'm on, no one turns on their camera. Suits me.
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