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sungodsungod Posts: 12,313
'ning

another scorchio dawns

ride, coffee, nyt, check gmc's temperature, bask
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 7,872
    Morning, more blue skies and warmth, ride , relax and of course refresh
    Have a good day
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,151
    Wife is walking the hounds despite me going out on my mountain bike for a quick play with the youngest last night, which is wrong really.

    After work stuff it’s a bbq at friends, think reception is good enough at theirs to watch the football
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,566
    Morning, bimbled in to a hot hell. Trying to deflect stupidity.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,313
    thought i might do a few laps of regent's park on the way back, but it looked just as bad as yesterday, which was horrible, headed right away

    coffee and cantuccini while i wait for the uv index to get high enough
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,536
    tlw1 said:

    ...despite me going out on my mountain bike for a quick play with the youngest last night, which is wrong really.

    So your foot hasn't fallen off?

    Warm but a bit cloudy. Dunno what to expect today.
    Had a fight with wind and hills yesterday and now paying for it. Got up 'ill and it was thick low cloud, wind, drizzle.
    Went down 'ill and at the bottom, hardly any breeze and the sun was popping out.
    OH didn't believe me.

    Better get on and do learning stuff with Shorty.
    Adding unit fractions... wish me luck.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    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.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,151
    pinno said:

    tlw1 said:

    ...despite me going out on my mountain bike for a quick play with the youngest last night, which is wrong really.

    So your foot hasn't fallen off?

    Warm but a bit cloudy. Dunno what to expect today.
    Had a fight with wind and hills yesterday and now paying for it. Got up 'ill and it was thick low cloud, wind, drizzle.
    Went down 'ill and at the bottom, hardly any breeze and the sun was popping out.
    OH didn't believe me.

    Better get on and do learning stuff with Shorty.
    Adding unit fractions... wish me luck.
    No - all good as long as I remember to unclip with the left and not right foot :)

    Good luck with fractions
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 40,183
    Busy morning including catch up call with the boss, so have inevitably got more on my to do list now. But on the basis that sh!t trickles downwards and credit trickles upwards, I'll delegate a fair bit of it :)

    Lovely day out there, may stick my head outside when its cooled off a bit this evening.
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    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 6,045
    Forenoon ride, got it in before the temps get too high. Still bleepin' hot though. Lazy afternoon awaits.

    On one stretch, a long false flat up into a headwind, down on the drops, got myself in the zone at steady tempo, thinking ok that's all good... become aware of tyre noise behind then alongside. Is this guy sitting upright, flat bars, big knobbly tyres. WTF? I must be well slower than I'd been thinking. Bugrit. Then realise he's on an e-bike. At least, it looked like one...
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,482
    Just dusted off the Heckler as it's been sat in the workshop for about a year gathering dust.

    Going for a little spin over the tops tonight, wish me luck as I left my offroad skills in 2015.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,693

    Just dusted off the Heckler as it's been sat in the workshop for about a year gathering dust.

    Going for a little spin over the tops tonight, wish me luck as I left my offroad skills in 2015.

    Good luck. What could go wrong?

    Drizzly day on and off. Walked dog between showers. Rest of the day faffing in shed as usual.

    Off to town tomorrow to buy, sell and swap bike parts.


  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,313
    thirty+ in the shade, official scorchio, great days

    pleasant bask, off for a stroll, perhaps get an ice cream
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 40,183
    It's rather warm here, even in my North facing den. Have strategically ditched coffee in favour of a nice cold can of San Pellegrino (aka Tory Fanta).
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    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,901
    Out for a scorchio bike ride this morning, through Lichfield, Tamworth and the villages beyond.
    In the village of Wiggington, I came across a memorial to this fella, Samuel Parkes being tended by locals.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Parkes_(VC)

    Constantly coming across little gems whist cycling less travelled byways.
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,740
    Afternoon currently basking in the shade in the garden wondering why I'm still in jeans.

    Summer will end Friday which is great timing as I have stuff being done. Also Saturday currently has the most generic thunderstorm warning I've seen for a while, basically everywhere

    https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2020-06-26
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,482

    Just dusted off the Heckler as it's been sat in the workshop for about a year gathering dust.

    Going for a little spin over the tops tonight, wish me luck as I left my offroad skills in 2015.

    Good luck. What could go wrong?

    Drizzly day on and off. Walked dog between showers. Rest of the day faffing in shed as usual.

    Off to town tomorrow to buy, sell and swap bike parts.


    Hopefully nothing mechanical.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,482
    Well, just tried loading the bike into the car and the front axle is stuck and I've rounded the ally bolt. Ooops.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,368
    'Ning
    Bad back from Monday has been beaten into submission with a combination of 2 bike rides, 1 trail run and lots of ibuprofen. Hopefully it won't come back tomorrow.
    Just need to work on the allergy to outside that's made me all polka dotty, and pop the nice big cherry red blister on my toe.

    MTB tyres got their first top up of sealant in about 12 months :confused: although I think it's only been used a handful of times in that period.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,566
    Well just a tad warm on the ride home, thirty something. Well stupidity caught up with someone today, what idiot installs big industrial compressors in a concrete with low ceiling and very little ventilation I was asked by the factory manager today when they died because of overheating. I took great pleasure in pointing projects guy out and previous factory engineer and telling him I'd warned them as had others, OOPs. Needless to say lots of work going to be done to rectify the situation and lots of temporary stuff in place at the minute. It's nice to see idiots squirming under pressure occasionally.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 40,183
    It cooled off enough for a game of 'dog football' in the garden - well more like mouthball as they can just about pick the ball up with their teeth using those hexagonal stitched bits, but it can easily be dislodged by the opposing hound. Makes for an amusing, if scrappy game and lots of barking :)

    Must be cider time now...
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  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 4,773
    A long day of teams meetings and marking final year reports. Only two perpetual motion machines so far... took baguettes and kinder to the beach at 6PM for a swim and lark about. Just got them tucked up so just have to remove the lego landmines from the lounger and relax for 5 mins before mrs DHL gets on the warpath about something.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,536
    step83 said:

    Afternoon currently basking in the shade in the garden wondering why I'm still in jeans.

    Summer will end Friday which is great timing as I have stuff being done. Also Saturday currently has the most generic thunderstorm warning I've seen for a while, basically everywhere

    https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2020-06-26

    I like a good thunderstorm.

    Just dusted off the Heckler as it's been sat in the workshop for about a year gathering dust.

    Going for a little spin over the tops tonight, wish me luck as I left my offroad skills in 2015.

    You should get TLW to test it out first - he's now officially the resident crash test dummy.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    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.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,151
    pinno said:

    step83 said:

    Afternoon currently basking in the shade in the garden wondering why I'm still in jeans.

    Summer will end Friday which is great timing as I have stuff being done. Also Saturday currently has the most generic thunderstorm warning I've seen for a while, basically everywhere

    https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2020-06-26

    I like a good thunderstorm.

    Just dusted off the Heckler as it's been sat in the workshop for about a year gathering dust.

    Going for a little spin over the tops tonight, wish me luck as I left my offroad skills in 2015.

    You should get TLW to test it out first - he's now officially the resident crash test dummy.
    Rude
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,536
    tlw1 said:

    pinno said:

    step83 said:

    Afternoon currently basking in the shade in the garden wondering why I'm still in jeans.

    Summer will end Friday which is great timing as I have stuff being done. Also Saturday currently has the most generic thunderstorm warning I've seen for a while, basically everywhere

    https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2020-06-26

    I like a good thunderstorm.

    Just dusted off the Heckler as it's been sat in the workshop for about a year gathering dust.

    Going for a little spin over the tops tonight, wish me luck as I left my offroad skills in 2015.

    You should get TLW to test it out first - he's now officially the resident crash test dummy.
    Rude
    ...and I have no idea what you got against trees.
    I mean, trying to mow a perfectly innocent tree down on yer bike. FFS.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    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.
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,368
    pinno said:


    ...and I have no idea what you got against trees.

    Has anyone heard off @haydenm recently?
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 40,183

    pinno said:


    ...and I have no idea what you got against trees.

    Has anyone heard off @haydenm recently?
    Nope, last we heard he was having a bit of a hard time with a cancelled wedding, so I guess he's either busy with rearranging that or busy with removing the beak marks from his head. Or both.
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