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sungodsungod Posts: 12,292
'ning

will it be soggy? ride and coffee beckons

the nights are drawing in, but next week looking sunny
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 7,847
    Morning, raining at the moment so that’s put a dampener on things, just drinking coffee looking at the dark skies no sign of the sun .
    Have a good day
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,136
    Wet here, should really walk the hounds, but feet are blistered to hell and the legs really broken. Might just go back to sleep
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,292
    started raining as soon as i stepped outside, gave up until later
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,342
    'Ning
    Not raining here, but it clouded over as soon as I went outside. It will start tipping it down in 30 minutes when the washing finishes.
    Lazy ish day today. Got my unemployed/wfh badge on zwift so can have a day off from that.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,504
    Morning, currently enjoying being waited on hand and foot by the not so young kids. First time in a while I've see the eldest before noon. Looking bright out here, though the roads damp from overnight rain, will be out soon regardless. How far was the run in the end TLW1.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 40,040
    Not been up long - good lie in. Need to go retrieve one of my bikes from a mate who's clearing out his garage to actually use it, so will drop by and have a chat in the garden. He only lives a couple of miles away but it's a very circuitous route :)
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,136
    oxoman said:

    How far was the run in the end TLW1.

    65 miles according to my mates garmin and 62.6 according to mine 🤬
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 40,040
    tlw1 said:

    oxoman said:

    How far was the run in the end TLW1.

    65 miles according to my mates garmin and 62.6 according to mine 🤬
    I'm convinced you have a fully equipped dungeon given how much you like punishing yourself.
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,504
    TLW your certifiable, I'll stick with halfs and maybe a full, but that's my limit. And I don't mean pints either.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,136
    Stevo_666 said:

    tlw1 said:

    oxoman said:

    How far was the run in the end TLW1.

    65 miles according to my mates garmin and 62.6 according to mine 🤬
    I'm convinced you have a fully equipped dungeon given how much you like punishing yourself.
    😂 might struggle to walk down the stairs to it. Ankle has ballooned up today
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,136
    oxoman said:

    TLW your certifiable, I'll stick with halfs and maybe a full, but that's my limit. And I don't mean pints either.

    The pace is a lot slower
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,504
    It would have to walking pace for me if not crawl.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,726
    Afternoon, nice 60 mile loop now munching a BBQ chicken sandwich.
    Lots of messing about off road with bon off road tyres, one camera breaking orange bike
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,686
    WTF is going on with this site? Down for days and now randomly logs out devices.

    Foggy weekend, lotsa showers about and now raining for the next couple of days it seems. Done a *lot* of bike maintenance / fettling to swap parts about for new frames. Trying to do it with least amount of new bits bought, but thanks to good old bike industry "standards" I still need a f*ckton of parts and will be left with another crate full of stuff that doesn't suit.



  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,378 Lives Here
    Afternoon folks,
    Traditional slow start was enjoyed, was more than a little Hank by the time the kids got up and sorted some breakfast for me.
    TLW is beyond certifiable, nobody would believe him and whoever referred him would be the one that got certified.
    I like the orange bike Step, makes my old green Kinesis look quite subtle.
    This site has been logging my phone off for ages, then the sign in page errors so I can't get back in. This creates the illusion I have a life and haven't been on here for a few days in occasion.
    Into the office tomorrow, still can't ride so will have to drive which is tedious to say the least.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 40,040

    This site has been logging my phone off for ages, then the sign in page errors so I can't get back in. This creates the illusion I have a life and haven't been on here for a few days in occasion.

    I'm convincing myself I have a life by ordering more take aways and going round to sit in other peoples gardens. Seems to be working.
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  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,852
    V68 is such an amateur. Slow start, slow middle and slow end to the day is what comes with experience.
    Got given a bottle of Jura which will slow things down even more.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 5,998
    Luvverly dads' day. Out for a pootle ride with #1 daughter. She is keen to cycle but lacking confidence to go solo let alone do some road stuff. Took my steel Kona Sutra tourer up on some byways. The Kona is pretty bombproof but on 28s got well skittery on the downs.

    So, definitely the n+1 is a gravel. Got work to do: I love my Synapse road bike. Need to find the equivalent on geometry weight etc with fatter tyres. Project there. There are so many offroads where I now live up to and including the Ridgeway that a perfect n+1 will be a bike good on the tarmac and excellent on the rough stuff.

    Got a ref from luv2ride OTP about the UK Gravel Bike Club group on Farcebork. Lots of interesting stuff on there.

    Got an Aberlour fuskie to open and sample laterz. And zzzzz....
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,726
    V68, the orange may be nice but I have to be careful with it. Known issue with this colour fading in the sun, still if it fads uniformly I'm not too fussed, that or just bar alu an lacquer with some decals.
    Orra, you'll probably see that orange bike photo on there as well haha.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,450
    edited 21 June
    My Wilier has suffered from the notorious top tube paint fading syndrome. It's now such a different colour, it looks like it was deliberate.
    Supposed to be white, it's now a deep cream.

    BTW: that 'Easty' would be much nicer if they hadn't put the Photobucket decals all over it.

    Have you used some nice colour wax Step?

    62.5 miles?! 'Kin 'ell.
    I have no idea what to say.
    Congrats? Yes.
    Mad? Yes.

    I guess that's what happens when you mix copious volumes of alcohol and exercise in equal proportions.
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 40,040
    pinno said:

    I guess that's what happens when you mix copious volumes of alcohol and exercise in equal proportions.

    When I was a student I went on a sponsored marathon distance walk sponsored by Guinness, so they had 'refreshment' stations at regular intervals on the route which only served Guinness and water. Never tried the dark stuff before but thought its free booze so wtf. That was the day I discovered that I couldn't stand Guinness....

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  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,450
    edited 21 June
    I was stuck in one new year for some reason that I can't remember. The only thing available to drink was an 8 pack of Guinness. I endured about 2 or 3 cans, not really liking it. A few weeks later, in a pub and someone asked me what I wanted to drink and some voice inside me said 'Guinness'. Dunno why but i've never looked back.
    But proper Dublin Guinness can't be had in the UK for love nor money though it was readily available in Sweden!
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  • CargobikeCargobike Posts: 136
    pinno said:

    But proper Dublin Guinness can't be had in the UK for love nor money though it was readily available in Sweden!

    Hmmm......
    Must have been a long time since you had a Guiness then, as all their brewing for the UK has been in Dublin since they closed Park Royal brewery in London in 2005 iirc.

    Can't stand the stuff myself, even though I can get as much of it as I want for free, due to "family connections".

  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,450
    Cargobike said:

    pinno said:

    But proper Dublin Guinness can't be had in the UK for love nor money though it was readily available in Sweden!

    Hmmm......
    Must have been a long time since you had a Guiness then, as all their brewing for the UK has been in Dublin since they closed Park Royal brewery in London in 2005 iirc.

    Can't stand the stuff myself, even though I can get as much of it as I want for free, due to "family connections".

    Years ago, my first 'proper job' was brazing assembly at IMI Cornelius.
    One of the more intricate assemblies was the Guinness coolers.
    Back then, the 'Import' cooler (for UK sales and some foreign destinations) consisted of 2 stainless steel coils which cooled the Guinness to a pre-set temperature. It retailed then for £270.
    The 'Export' cooler (for the Irish market) consisted of 5 ss coils and a temperature controller between all 5. It retailed at well over £500 (early 90's).
    That is why it takes eons to draw a pint of proper Dublin Guinness.

    It may be brewed in Dublin but not only is it a different recipe, it is cooled in a different way.

    Don't worry. I have had the stuff in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Rotterdam, all around Southern Ireland, all over the UK and in Belfast.
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    W - Wiggle Honda

    "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.
  • CargobikeCargobike Posts: 136
    There you go, learn something new every day :D
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