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sungodsungod Posts: 12,292
'ning

gloomy skies continue

ride, coffee, nyt, do some gmc testing from afar, increase entropy
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,136
    Meh, another stupidly manic day at work, with a foggy head after raising a glass or three for my great uncle who past away in a nursing home yesterday of a respiratory issue but absolutely not COVID 🙄

    Later should hopefully be road bikes
  • Charlie_CrokerCharlie_Croker Posts: 445
    Back to work today, grey skies cool but dry

    maybe, just maybe ride out later, seems a long way away...
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 7,847
    Morning, full and damp , will probably ride later if it stops raining, anyone know if the tdf is on or off this year?
    Have a good day
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,342
    Morning
    Ride, breakfast then WFH.
    Something's scrabbling around in the wall above the window, will need to make a hole in it to investigate.
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,479
    Condolences Tlw.

    Slight wine induced fuzz this morning but nothing to worry about. May turbo later depending on wife.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,726
    Morning, dose of rain this morning while escorting the hound places to go poo. Joyous mayhem of people leaving the UK for Austria. Does mean I have some actual work to do for the first time since March which is a novel concept.

    Condolences TLW
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,292

    Morning, full and damp , will probably ride later if it stops raining, anyone know if the tdf is on or off this year?
    Have a good day

    tdf is scheduled to start at the end of august, virus/governments permitting

    early ride interrupted by a slow puncture, sealant dried out i think, both tubs are multiple-holed from glass on wet roads but as they're old/repaired i've been using tufo sealant to keep them going, wanted to get another 2-3 weeks out of them before putting new ones on for hols, at least i could ride it home

    off to see if the latest slug of sealant has worked
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,378 Lives Here
    Morning folks,
    Day off today so a not so traditional slow start is being enjoyed. 25 years of the EPO putting up with bad jokes from me.
    Condolences TLW, but also congrats for yesterday.
    We're off out somewhere shortly and ordering a take away later. Not much in the way of a celebration but it's the way at the moment.
    Oh, hope you're not too stiff today Thistle. Couldn't sign in to laugh yesterday so I think it was Thistle that fell off his turbo. At least I was moving when I crashed.
    Oh, that reminds me. Got a draft copy of the assessor's report on damage to old bike. Very thorough and understood that it was rare and vintage rather than an old nail. Also complimented me on how nice it was. Should be back and fully functional after a trip to Argos cycles for the frame. Unfortunately I still can't ride as wrist very painful.
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 7,847
    sungod said:

    Morning, full and damp , will probably ride later if it stops raining, anyone know if the tdf is on or off this year?
    Have a good day

    tdf is scheduled to start at the end of august, virus/governments permitting

    Thanks Sungod.

    early ride interrupted by a slow puncture, sealant dried out i think, both tubs are multiple-holed from glass on wet roads but as they're old/repaired i've been using tufo sealant to keep them going, wanted to get another 2-3 weeks out of them before putting new ones on for hols, at least i could ride it home

    off to see if the latest slug of sealant has worked
    Did the sealant work?
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,277
    'ning

    I'm about to commission some handbuilt wheels...
    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_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,342
    sungod said:

    Morning, full and damp , will probably ride later if it stops raining, anyone know if the tdf is on or off this year?
    Have a good day

    tdf is scheduled to start at the end of august, virus/governments permitting
    Zwift were saying that's it's a virtual event this year, starting this weekend.

    It's not though it's just some Zwift rides in some imaginary part of France that some pros might be doing. Short stages too, not 200km and only 155m of climbing.

    If it's as stereotypical as the London one there will be frenchmen with berets and onions everywhere and a 2CV on every corner.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,277

    sungod said:

    Morning, full and damp , will probably ride later if it stops raining, anyone know if the tdf is on or off this year?
    Have a good day

    tdf is scheduled to start at the end of august, virus/governments permitting
    Zwift were saying that's it's a virtual event this year, starting this weekend.

    It's not though it's just some Zwift rides in some imaginary part of France that some pros might be doing. Short stages too, not 200km and only 155m of climbing.

    If it's as stereotypical as the London one there will be frenchmen with berets and onions everywhere and a 2CV on every corner.
    And road blocks.
    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]/
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,292

    sungod said:

    Morning, full and damp , will probably ride later if it stops raining, anyone know if the tdf is on or off this year?
    Have a good day

    tdf is scheduled to start at the end of august, virus/governments permitting

    Thanks Sungod.

    early ride interrupted by a slow puncture, sealant dried out i think, both tubs are multiple-holed from glass on wet roads but as they're old/repaired i've been using tufo sealant to keep them going, wanted to get another 2-3 weeks out of them before putting new ones on for hols, at least i could ride it home

    off to see if the latest slug of sealant has worked
    Did the sealant work?
    rode it about 20k, 8 bar, seems to be holding, there's a distinct plug of it in the worst hole, i think it gets eroded/replenished as i ride, until the sealant runs/dries out

    trouble with tufo is it's so effective it tends to seal up the valve extenders, putting in the first lot is ok, but next time it gets tricky


    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,503
    Good day All. Work more work and idiot shift only on today. Luckily. Wet out, hopefully dryer later.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,378 Lives Here
    Ben6899 said:

    'ning

    I'm about to commission some handbuilt wheels...

    What are you going for?
    I was thinking about what wheels to build up to go with my Bamboo frame and feel it warrants something different. As it's disc brake I could go for wooden rims as braking wouldn't be an issue. But I'd have to use tubs. Or deep carbon for a contrast?
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 40,040
    TLW - condolences to you and the family. RIP.

    Nose to the grindstone again today, will take The Panzer on a round the houses drive to Waitrose this evening, amazing how easy it is to get lost on a one mile drive.
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
    Commuter

    "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: 40,040

    Morning folks,
    Day off today so a not so traditional slow start is being enjoyed. 25 years of the EPO putting up with bad jokes from me.
    Condolences TLW, but also congrats for yesterday.
    We're off out somewhere shortly and ordering a take away later. Not much in the way of a celebration but it's the way at the moment.
    Oh, hope you're not too stiff today Thistle. Couldn't sign in to laugh yesterday so I think it was Thistle that fell off his turbo. At least I was moving when I crashed.
    Oh, that reminds me. Got a draft copy of the assessor's report on damage to old bike. Very thorough and understood that it was rare and vintage rather than an old nail. Also complimented me on how nice it was. Should be back and fully functional after a trip to Argos cycles for the frame. Unfortunately I still can't ride as wrist very painful.

    V, congrats and condolences in equal measure re: wife and bike. Hopefully I got that the right way round? :)
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
    Commuter

    "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: 40,040

    sungod said:

    Morning, full and damp , will probably ride later if it stops raining, anyone know if the tdf is on or off this year?
    Have a good day

    tdf is scheduled to start at the end of august, virus/governments permitting
    Zwift were saying that's it's a virtual event this year, starting this weekend.

    It's not though it's just some Zwift rides in some imaginary part of France that some pros might be doing. Short stages too, not 200km and only 155m of climbing.

    If it's as stereotypical as the London one there will be frenchmen with berets and onions everywhere and a 2CV on every corner.
    You mean France isn't actually like that?
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
    Commuter

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,277

    Ben6899 said:

    'ning

    I'm about to commission some handbuilt wheels...

    What are you going for?
    I was thinking about what wheels to build up to go with my Bamboo frame and feel it warrants something different. As it's disc brake I could go for wooden rims as braking wouldn't be an issue. But I'd have to use tubs. Or deep carbon for a contrast?
    Something classic, I think. Rohan Dubash built me some crackers a few years ago and I am going to ask him for something similar. Shallow, "narrow", not shy of spokes, durable hubs. For touring and weekends away.

    Wooden rims eh... https://www.cerchioghisallo.com/en/prodotti/cerchi-in-bambu-per-pneumatici/
    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]/
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,378 Lives Here
    Ben6899 said:
    Wow, nice and completely bonkers. Bamboo wood clincher rims reinforced with carbon fibre.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,277

    Ben6899 said:
    Wow, nice and completely bonkers. Bamboo wood clincher rims reinforced with carbon fibre.
    You could click and collect, and spend a week in Bellagio...

    (do it)
    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]/
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,378 Lives Here
    Bellagio is glorious. But then we should be driving to Tuscany in a little over 3 weeks. Hmmm...
    Also trying to buy an original Fiat 500L from Verona that would have to be driven back. Although driving that back would take a week.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,277

    Bellagio is glorious. But then we should be driving to Tuscany in a little over 3 weeks. Hmmm...
    Also trying to buy an original Fiat 500L from Verona that would have to be driven back. Although driving that back would take a week.

    Yeh it's stunning. The whole lake is.

    I think driving is the best way to do it, at the moment. Maybe not in a 500.
    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]/
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,686
    Ben6899 said:

    Bellagio is glorious. But then we should be driving to Tuscany in a little over 3 weeks. Hmmm...
    Also trying to buy an original Fiat 500L from Verona that would have to be driven back. Although driving that back would take a week.

    Yeh it's stunning. The whole lake is.

    I think driving is the best way to do it, at the moment. Maybe not in a 500.
    My sister and her best friend hired a 500 Cabrio to do a road trip holiday around the lakes in Italy. I thought they were nuts - two largish middle aged women with giant suitcases full of stuff in one of those??

    They reckoned it was a hoot (if a little cramped..)
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,277

    Ben6899 said:

    Bellagio is glorious. But then we should be driving to Tuscany in a little over 3 weeks. Hmmm...
    Also trying to buy an original Fiat 500L from Verona that would have to be driven back. Although driving that back would take a week.

    Yeh it's stunning. The whole lake is.

    I think driving is the best way to do it, at the moment. Maybe not in a 500.
    My sister and her best friend hired a 500 Cabrio to do a road trip holiday around the lakes in Italy. I thought they were nuts - two largish middle aged women with giant suitcases full of stuff in one of those??

    They reckoned it was a hoot (if a little cramped..)
    That would be excellent!
    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: 38,450
    You can get convertible 500's.


    Something's scrabbling around in the wall above the window,

    Leave them/it alone. They're/it's nesting.

    A bit brighter today but not a lot done after killing myself on a hilly, damp, windy ride last night.
    Forgot the Lusso bibs in the cupboard. Then remembered that they're like wearing a pair of shorts with a horse saddle stitched in off the bike but... on the bike, marvelous comfort for my bony arris. Great vfm.

    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.
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